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06/18/14

A state appeals court has restored the authority of California water regulators to direct reductions in cold-weather sprays by grape growers and other waterfront farmers along the Russian River that have led to deaths of endangered species of salmon

06/18/14

The show, "American Wine Journeys," would look at "history through wine," a source told Page Six, and will co-star top sommelier Carla Rzeszewski

06/18/14

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register

06/18/14

Would a wine domain name by any other name smell as sweet?

06/18/14

California Farm Bureau Federation leaders were in Washington, D.C., in mid-May to explain to lawmakers face to face the damage the proposed changes could have

06/18/14

With enough water to last through the rest of this year, the Napa City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to sell some of its excess to American ...

06/18/14

In a major departure from its previous stance, the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday conditioned its support for a bill in the state Legislature to form a Paso Robles water district on changing the bill so that the district is formed by a majority of landowners in the basin

06/18/14

We've identified the U.S. as a key market, and we've broken the awareness barrier with U.S. consumers."

06/18/14

Juan Jose's dedication to winemaking is absolute. His expertise and experience will be a tremendous asset to the company moving forward."

06/18/14

It's not the big distribution box movers. Rather, it's the small importer evangelicals

06/18/14

Brad Vassar, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), the nation's leading wine and spirits distributor with operations in 35 states, announced today the appointment of John Trainer as Executive Vice President, General Manager-American Liberty Wine & Spirits, effective July 1.

06/18/14

London-based wine business Humble Grape has set its sights on becoming the 'Starbucks of the wine world', complete with enhanced technology, and plans to open 60 franchised wine bars.

06/18/14

Marisa D'Vari talks to Doug Shafer, son of founder, John, of Shafer Vineyards, about how how he continues to build on the world famous Stags Leap wine which today produces 32,000 cases per year with 17% allocated for export markets including Japan, Canada, and the UK.

06/18/14

Wine consumption is on the rise in the United States. In 2013, exports of bottled wine increased by 1.96%. This amount is significant, because United States is the second largest wine consumer in the world after France. It's estimated that 16% of occasional wine drinkers opt for Chilean wine once a month. The State of Florida is the third largest consumer of imported wine in the country

06/18/14

Soaking muscadine grape seeds or skins in a solution of enzymes can boost antioxidants extracted from the fruit, creating possible new uses for grape leftovers, which are loaded with nutrients, a University of Florida study shows

06/18/14

Packaging that does more than pop; Encouraging social and antisocial media behavior; and Inspiring online, offline and mobile

06/18/14

Europeans, well known for their love of wine, are testing a novel preservation method aimed at significantly reducing or even eliminating sulphites, which can cause allergic reactions in some people.

06/18/14

The seasonally-adjusted price index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs hit an all-time high in May, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

06/18/14

Operator seeks financing to continue operating remaining units

06/18/14

"Simply Summer Celebration -- A New Zinfandel Tradition" with 46 wine producers will be held at Ridge Vineyards Lytton West Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley on Saturday, August 16 from noon to 3:30 p.m.

06/18/14

Ten Year Anniversary Celebration Saturday, June 28, 2014 - Noon to 8 p.m

06/18/14

A 45 minute hailstorm has caused widespread damage to the vineyards of La Clape.

06/18/14

Lawyers for a wine merchant accused of fraud say the case should be heard in Britain, rather than the U.S.

06/18/14

A pair of California workshops next week will examine program changes under the new Farm Bill.

06/18/14

Tribal descendent Tara Gomez impresses and inspires with Kitá Wines.

06/18/14

Fourteen wineries in the Spring Mountain district gathered at Spring Mountain Vineyard on June 11 for an invitation-only event showcasing the region's wines to industry professionals.

06/18/14

Sonoma Raceway and the California Highway Patrol unveiled their plans to mitigate race-day traffic on area roadways during this Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event.

06/18/14

The hearing will be a forum on the merits, design and scope of the five-story, 183-room hotel and retail development, which is slated to surround the historic Merrill's Drug Store building. The public can weigh in on matters like traffic, design aesthetics, building heights, signage and permitted uses.

06/18/14

Billionaire wine collector Bill Koch has said he will keep chasing fine wine fakers no matter the cost, as he choked back tears during a television interview in the US.

06/18/14

The inaugural International Sherry Week, which took place on 2-8 June, has been hailed a success after attracting 100,000 participants via over 2,000 events.

06/18/14

What is believed to be America's original commercial vineyard hopes to begin selling wine using the "Alexander" variety that was thought to be extinct.

06/18/14

Bernhard Huber, one of Germany's leading Pinot Noir producers, has died aged 55 following a two year battle with cancer.

06/18/14

The Antique Wine Company has today moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it by a US businessman saying his "exaggerated" claims amount to "extortion".

06/18/14

Speaking to Harpers.co.uk following the group's results yesterday, Lewis described the group's total sales growth of 1.4% to £278.2 million as "not where I'd want it to be", adding that the combination of poor harvests and duty increases had made for "difficult trading conditions".

06/18/14

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is asking consumers to dispose of certain bottles of Prosecco sparkling white wine "following several reports of full wine bottles spontaneously exploding" at state stores.

06/18/14

By most reliable, I mean wineries that can be counted on to provide quality and value across the board. They don't do well just one or two wines, they do several, vintage after vintage.

06/18/14

Keith Saarloos of Saarloos + Sons Winery claims "I was born and raised on an interchange" in Bellflower, so it's little surprise he'd be attracted to food and wine blogger Matt Mitchell's plan to launch #CraftWineLA. "Wine is part of Los Angeles's heritage," Saarloos suggests. "It's even a great place to make wine, but all the agriculture is gone, and you need even more land to grow grapes."

06/18/14

Dramatic temperature swings in the fall mean Ned Morris could show up to work in shorts and a polo and leave wearing jeans and a sweatshirt.

06/18/14

High profile wine consultants are like "plastic surgeons" trying to make ugly wines beautiful, according to one French producer.

06/18/14

Several fast-growing Italian brands are leading the charge for the imported sparkling wine category in the U.S. market, which rose 5.5% to 6.7 million cases in 2013, according to Impact Databank.

06/18/14

There are probably a quarter to a half of the new wineries in Pennsylvania that never heard of Vintage 2012. A 20-page document, it was a five-year plan written probably in 2006 that established some important goals for an industry that was just beginning to mature.

06/18/14

Stock and eight of the other students in the program were recently tested on how deftly they could maneuver a vineyard tractor before getting a primer on how to plant grapevines in a vineyard used by the program in Yates County.

06/18/14

The Federal Government's drugs advisory body last week suggested winemaking classes in high schools should be banned because they promote alcohol to minors. Nuriootpa High School principal Neil White was quick to squash that theory.

06/18/14

Eco-friendly, organic, unfiltered, without sulfites....also known as 'hippie wines.' Some psychedelic things have been happening in the wine-realm over the past few years, and it would be easy to dismiss them as another new-age trend that won't last long. However, we common folk who aren't wine experts or sommeliers shouldn't be so quick to dismiss them as 'new-age'; it's actually simply about returning to the real roots of winemaking.

06/18/14

Provincial police say there are reports of some minor injuries after severe weather ripped through the central Ontario community of Angus. OPP Sgt. Peter Leon says he hasn't heard that anyone suffered a life-threatening injury as a result of the storm that hit the town Tuesday evening.

06/18/14

In 2004, Jonathan Nossiter released Mondovino, the most provocative and controversial wine documentary ever made. True, it's a category without much competition but, even so, let's give Nossiter his due: he knew how to kick up a storm

06/18/14

Grapes, wine, culinary classes planned at Windows on Pairings in Geneva

06/18/14

Burgundy enhanced its reputation as the home of France's most expensive vineyards in 2013, according to government figures showing price rises across much of the region

06/18/14

It's time to accelerate the shift toward a low-carbon future

06/18/14

This year's festival will be held in the memory of Lise Sonnen, a longtime supporter of the festival and a Cohn family friend. The festival's olive grove stage will be renamed the Lise Sonnen Memorial Stage Go to brcohnfallfestival.org for tickets and information

06/18/14

"Why can't Napa Valley have an auction to serve the valley's charity needs, similar to Burgundy's Hospices de Beaune, whose proceeds serve the charity needs of its community?"

06/18/14

High profile wine consultants are like "plastic surgeons" trying to make ugly wines beautiful, according to one French producer.

06/18/14

Eventually, the plan is to turn WaterFX into a new kind of water utility from which farmers and other large water users will buy their water directly. But it might not be as cheap as many consumers are used to