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06/23/14

Constellation Brands has released results of a comprehensive study identifying six segments of wine drinkers based on their purchase behavior, motivations and preferences. The study follows up on a similar study conducted ten years ago

06/23/14

European wine producers, together with their Californian and Australian counterparts, are fighting a rear-guard action to prevent the introduction of Internet domain names such as .vin and .wine.

06/23/14

As tourism revenue in Napa County skyrocketed this year, hitting pre-recession levels and beyond, a countywide tourism improvement district created by the hotel industry in 2010 claims much of the credit

06/23/14

Proposed change in wine labels has supporters and critics in the Lone Star State

06/23/14

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

06/23/14

Four Sutter County residents were arrested Friday in a complex unemployment fraud case estimated to have cost taxpayers more than $14 million.

06/23/14

Jean-Michel and Jean-Charles Cazes, of Chateau Lynch-Bages, have joined a team of investors in Bordeaux who plan to offer funding to startup companies in wine, gastronomy and tourism

06/23/14

Constellation Brands New Zealand has poached Sam Glaetzer from Treasury Wine Estates to become its new managing director.

06/23/14

When the doors opened Saturday, people rushed to grab seats near the front of the room as a re-mix of Pink Floyd's "Money" played on the surround sound.

06/23/14

There have been a number of letters published opposing, or communicating concerns about the new Yountville Hill Winery. Each one, while ...

06/23/14

Robert Parker and that fancy sommelier might not know more than you. They might not even tell red wine from white

06/23/14

AFP has learned that the thieves eventually fled the crime scene with only a meager bounty of 15 cases of "second-rate" wine and a few personal items from the victim's car.

06/23/14

The Boston affair was the first high-profile assignment for Michael Egan-dubbed "The Wine Detective" by the New York tabloids when, last December, he helped the FBI break the U.S.' biggest wine counterfeiting case

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The Turkish wine sector is suffering from marketing restrictions brought about by new alcohol regulations, as the country's wine makers continue to lose ground against newcomers in the market such as Georgia, Moldova and Israel.

06/23/14

The winery received the award from The Procurement Leaders for its Corporate Social Responsibility program. From the press release:

06/23/14

The job description, when last written decades ago, called for an executive to review the field work of inspectors and to work with state and federal authorities in "taking action against liquor establishments."

06/23/14

Five years after entering initial takeover discussions, Diageo has finally achieved ownership of United Spirits (USL), India's dominant spirits company.

06/23/14

Russia's alcohol market watchdog is planning to raise the minimum retail price of spirits from 37 rubles per liter to 43 rubles per liter ($1.07 to $1.25), according to a draft order published on the government's legislation portal.

06/23/14

California Could Soon Run Out of Water. The state's water supply stands at a dismal level thanks to a drought, and some regions are on the ...

06/23/14

.. large, multisite California-based study examined associations between specific classes of pesticides, including organophosphates, pyrethroids and carbamates, applied during the study participants' pregnancies and later diagnoses of autism and developmental delay in their offspring.

06/23/14

The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, which has been meeting in Doha (Qatar), gave its approval on Sunday for the vineyard landscape of the Piedmont (Piemonte) in northwest Italy to be added to the prestigious World Heritage List.

06/23/14

Clearlake Oaks - The fifth Lake County Wine Competition took place last week at the impressive Brassfield Winery located above Clearlake Oaks.

06/23/14

Sales of rosé have soared in recent years as more and more wine drinkers succumb to its charms

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The renewed opportunity comes from the decision Wednesday to halt a ballot initiative planned for this November

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As of this week, 32.98 percent of the state is experiencing "exceptional" drought, making it the worst drought in the 14 years

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Growers approved bylaws for the new association last week during an annual grape conference in Kalispell. The meeting included discussions with national experts on cold-hardy grapes.

06/23/14

Leading producer of value Pinot Noir and Chardonnay earns certification as a benefits corporation

06/23/14

A Cabernet Franc from one of the Walla Walla Valley's oldest producers earned best-in-show honors at the second annual Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition