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06/26/14

While Treasury Wine Estates has declared its fiscal year starting in July as a "reset year" in which the company will amp up marketing activities and attempt a turnaround, rumors about a possible sale of the group continue to swirl.

06/26/14

Andrew Carter, chief commercial officer for APAC & EMEA at Treasury Wine Estates has decided to leave after the wine group announced "substantial changes to its business model".

06/26/14

This year's AGG's survey shows bunch counts for most varieties in this area are down from last year. The few exceptions include Chardonnay and Viognier. Bunch counts of red varieties are all down, some as much as one-third, from last year's numbers.

06/26/14

The leading publication in wine lifestyle announces their fourth annual issue of the best places to drink up while dining out.

06/26/14

Brown's $6-billion bond proposal, which was fleshed out in greater detail Wednesday, marks a significant step up in the governor's engagement

06/26/14

Wine regions attract winemakers from California and France

06/26/14

Today marks the funeral of acclaimed artist and former head sommelier, Valentino Monticello, who took his love for wine and music to create a body of work depicting scenes from famous operas using only wine labels from where those operas were based.

06/26/14

Recently, Smith was in New York with Matt Stafford, who has been elevated to chief winemaker at Craggy ...

06/26/14

When Ashley Johnson ventured into Washington's vineyards last summer in search of pesky leafhoppers, the insects were almost nowhere to be found. That is, until she began receiving calls from organic grape growers

06/26/14

It is one of the hard truths of New York real estate: Restaurants help revitalize neighborhoods, then are forced to close when their rents skyrocket.

06/26/14

The term "Wine Road 290" is copyrighted and owned by a corporation with the following details

06/26/14

Access East End is part of an important effort to help promote the program to wine lovers around the country. The project is supported by a grant awarded to the Long Island Wind Council by New York State's Empire State Development and the I LOVE NEW YORK Division of Tourism under Governor Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council initiative.

06/26/14

Half Marathon American Record Holder Ryan Hall and Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi to Headline Napa-To-Sonoma race

06/26/14

Beverages remain a rich target for engineering higher sales and margins, but discerning between drink trends and fads complicates that development more than ever

06/26/14

Here's what you can do. On July 12, the historic Ticket Concourse at Union Station will be the site of the first-ever Los Angeles Garagiste Festival: Urban Exposure.

06/26/14

The days of alcohol-heavy wine might be numbered as new research and market demand point towards lighter wines.

06/26/14

A forthcoming court case between a wine consultant and one of his employers leads Tim Atkin MW to question the role.

06/26/14

"It's been a great season so far," says Paul Goldberg, vineyard manager of Bettinelli Vineyards, Napa, Calif. "Coming off of two really good seasons, we're all crossing our fingers for a third one. This year's crop looks to be fairly normal in size. But there is still a lot of summer left."

06/26/14

Grape leaffolder and western grapeleaf skeletonizer feed on foliage, and heavy populations can lead to defoliation. Omnivorous leafroller, orange tortrix, and light brown apple moth feed on leaves, flowers and developing berries. However, they damage grape crops primarily by feeding on fruit which enables rot organisms to enter the fruit at the damage sites.

06/26/14

In a few months, the engineering work for the Fair Way Extension, part of the Napa Valley Vine Trail in Calistoga, will be finished and the project will be ready to go out to bid.

06/26/14

Vineyards used to produce Barolo and Barbaresco DOCG wines in Italy's Piedmont region have been granted UNESCO World Heritage status.

06/26/14

The manufacturer of Coravin has confirmed that it plans to resume shipments after investigating an alarming safety concern.

06/26/14

Treasury Wine Estates has said it expects a AU$260 million impairment to its assets by the end of the year as it writes down the value of its wine business and embarks on a massive restructure.

06/26/14

The premium bottled ale category is on course to be worth £1 billion by 2020 if current trends and interest in craft beers and premium ales continues, according to leading brewer Marston's.

06/26/14

In my business, books about wine are not only important for knowledge but also entertainment if you can find the right author. I am not talking about the huge tomes such as "The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia" or "Wine" by André Dominé. Yes, they have a ton of valuable information, and I own both of them. But these are used much like one would use Webster's Dictionary. Knowledge value is high for these books, but entertainment? Not so much.

06/26/14

Ask most winemakers about the pitfalls of harvest, and they talk about excessive rain or pesky bugs. Lysanne Tusar, owner of the 8th Estate Winery, has a more unusual problem: the rising cost of rent in the city.

06/26/14

Royal DeMaria's Joseph DeMaria took the Vintners Quality Alliance Ontario to court over certification rules; the court found the VQA overstepped its bounds

06/26/14

Chinese government funds have been squandered on French vineyards and secret trips to Las Vegas, Communist Party auditors revealed on Wednesday.

06/26/14

A whole lot more downtown St. Catharines restaurants may soon be following the lead of Dani's Bistro and VQA Wine Bar on St. Paul Street. That's because the decision by owner Danielle Murray to only stock VQA wines from Niagara when she opened her doors earlier this year now seems like a very smart move given the fact the downtown may now see a whole lot more fans of Ontario wine walking up and down streets.

06/26/14

From the Consumerist to the Examiner to the Philadelphia Inquirer and all manner of publications in between, writers have been heralding the existence of a "craft beer bubble" in both shock and speculation. They claim that this bubble exists because there are just too many craft breweries opening and the market can't support them. I say this is bollocks.

06/26/14

At Tuesday night's council meeting, the conversation about Economic Vitality began. Although it has been a topic of discussion in the general business community, at the Chamber's Economic Development and Governmental Relations Committees and at the board of directors for the last several years, we are encouraged that the council now has prioritized the economic future of St. Helena.

06/26/14

Nomacorc's Select Bio closure is the world's first zero carbon footprint wine closure. It mirrors the same oxygen management performance as Nomacorc's innovative Select Series closures

06/26/14

West Coast Wine Partners, whose California holdings include Sonoma's historic Valley of the Moon Winery, The Madrone Vineyards Estate, Lake Sonoma Winery and PLUME Napa Valley, announces the appointment of David Marchesi to the role of Director of Winemaking

06/26/14

Ask most winemakers about the pitfalls of harvest, and they talk about excessive rain or pesky bugs. Lysanne Tusar, owner of the 8th Estate Winery, has a more unusual problem: the rising cost of rent in the city

06/26/14

It's the Greatest Little Wine Story Never Fully Told…Until Now

06/26/14

Images of naked women and references to everything from ejaculation to getting a woman drunk and into bed have become increasingly common on French natural wine labels

06/26/14

Chinese government funds have been squandered on French vineyards and secret trips to Las Vegas, Communist Party auditors revealed on Wednesday.