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Thursday, July 31st

06/27/14

here are no easy solutions to the questions of water use, water rights and how water should be managed in the future. Each aquifer is different

06/27/14

France is being broadly backed by the European Commission in its call for safeguards on who gets access to .wine and .vin internet domain names, setting up a potential legal showdown with the US government

06/27/14

Ten percent of Americans will die due to alcohol abuse this year, adding up to millions of years of lost life.

06/27/14

The distilled spirits industry is totally opposed to alcohol abuse but the scientific evidence shows CDC's simplistic solutions including raising taxes will not solve the problem

06/27/14

Speculation of a takeover of one of Australia's largest wine groups, Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), is continuing to grow, with the company this week flagging further profit write-downs and changes to its business model.

06/27/14

It has come to our attention that one or more companies are actively marketing at tradeshows, advertising, and selling steam generators/boilers that are NOT ASME Code Certified. They can legally sell these units and you can buy one. However, it is not legal to operate them under the ASME B&PVC.

06/27/14

Amy Coletta brings over 10 years of sales and marketing background to new position

06/27/14

The official red wine chosen by FIFA for the World Cup is being made from a blend of 11 grape varieties to mirror a team of players, each with their specific role.

06/27/14

Coravin's product recall isn't actually a recall, but you do need to take precautions.

06/27/14

Last week, I attended a wine event in Walla Walla, Washington designed to highlight the quality of the area's wines and naturally help increase their renown (and price!) as the Napa Valley Vintners have done so spectacularly well over the years.

06/27/14

Summer has officially begun, and Napa Valley vineyards are looking gorgeous, with full canopies and full clusters. Let's look a little more closely to see where things stand with the 2014 growing season.

06/27/14

The science behind Champagne ageing might be lost on the consumer but producers are striving to strike the right balance.

06/27/14

There won't be many corks popping across the drinks industry this week as the summer marks what has been tough fiscal year for the sector dominated by a slowdown in growth in China.

06/27/14

A high end London pawnbroker says wealthy clients are increasingly looking to pawn their fine wine collections to access cash, and that for him, fine wine is the top-performing luxury asset.

06/27/14

Will Oatley, managing director of Louis Latour Agencies, talks the on-trade, poor Burgundy harvests and putting the spotlight on Champagne.

06/27/14

A former University of Florida researcher who laid the groundwork for the state's wine industry and created the first state-grown seedless grape has died. John Mortensen, who retired from UF in 1991, died June 16 from a staph infection at the Cornerstone Hospice in Tavares. He was 85.

06/27/14

In addition to their global wine list that includes more than45 glasses priced between $6 and $18 (including four wines available on draft), Boisvert and Davis draw guests with creative specials like Heavy Pour Mondays and a nightly Standby Flight List.

06/27/14

Two years into a pilot program to make it easier for out-of-town visitors to buy local wine, tourism and winery officials say the Taste and Tote program is going so well they're renewing it for another two years

06/27/14

Thursday night, the first-ever fully underground wine cave in the midwest has just opened, and it's right here in West Michigan.

06/27/14

A lender's report confirms that the West Coast wine industry has matured, but remains dynamic as businesses change hands.

06/27/14

Ryan O'Connell from Nakedwines.com says belief is prompting winemakers to up their prices, sometimes unreasonably so.

06/27/14

Foot-treading Port brings a 2% better result than modern technology, according to Adrian Bridge, CEO at The Fladgate Partnership.

06/27/14

Soaking muscadine grape seeds or skins in an enzyme solution can boost antioxidants extracted from the fruit, creating possible new uses for grape leftovers according to a University of Florida study.

06/27/14

The former president of French wine co-operative Les Vignobles Foncalieu, Michel Bataille, has resigned following allegations of rape and sexual harassment by a number of employees.

06/27/14

Friends Fun Wine is introducing two canned wine products with 6% alcohol content

06/27/14

While people often link drinking with deaths from motor vehicle accidents and chronic liver disease, many other conditions that can cause death are tied to alcohol, said lead researcher Mandy Stahre

06/27/14

Mr. Edward Lazear, former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers (2006-09), is a professor at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and a Hoover Institution fellow.