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07/08/14

Vineyard owner and agronomist discusses situation regarding glyphosate in British Columbia

07/08/14

A total of 15,000 hectares (37,000 acres) of agricultural land - mainly vineyards - are said to be affected. The two wine regions worst hit are Malepère, west of Carcassonne and Minervois, between Carcassonne and Narbonne. Parts of Corbières were also in the hail zone

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Wine industry people on the move from July 1 to July 7

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Construction on a long-anticipated five-mile pipeline designed to high-quality recycled irrigation water to the Milliken-Sarco-Tulocay, or MST, area east of Napa is scheduled to begin at the end of July

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Gov. Tom Corbett initially linked the budget to passage of liquor and pension reform, but when liquor reform began looking increasingly unlikely, he shifted focus to demanding action on pensions, eliciting a promise by the House to take up that issue in the fall

07/08/14

The middle man between Napa Valley and South Dakota wine drinkers soon might disappear - but supporters of legalizing wine-by-mail shipments in the state shouldn't raise a glass just yet.

07/08/14

A modern approach to "multi-species" wine ferments backed by frontier science and rigorous research is essential to help winemakers achieve their primary objective of a better than 98 percent conversion of grape sugar to alcohol and carbon dioxide at a controlled rate and without the development of off-flavors.

07/08/14

A federal judge Monday gave lawyers for Drakes Bay Oyster Company and the Interior Department another month to negotiate the oyster farm's departure from Marin County's Point Reyes National Seashore

07/08/14

It will likely require a reduction in water diversion regardless of the priority of the user's right ... A decision has just been issued by a California court of appeal holding that the Board possesses the power to regulate and curtail use even by senior rights holders using water for a recognized beneficial use, when wildlife habitat is threatened.

07/08/14

Records of the state's rivers and reservoirs are abundantly available, but not for wells in California that provide one-third or more of the state's water supply and even more in dry years like this one.

07/08/14

Agencies from San Joaquin and Contra Costa counties to NASA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture formed an invasive-weed task force seeking holistic, more comprehensive solutions to free the Delta from its oppressors ...

07/08/14

Like a 25-year-old zombie, the Delta Wetlands Project has lumbered out of the shadows again to threaten Delta farmland by flooding two islands for water storage, turning two others into habitat and eliminating 14,824 acres of productive farmland in the process.

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The water is pumped out of the same underground rock that contains oil; after the two are separated

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Union Wine's brands include Kings Ridge, priced between $14-$18, and Alchemist, a reserve label that retails at $28 and is limited to around 1,000 cases. The company's biggest brand is Underwood, which represents around 60 percent of volume.

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The wines are a project of Sydney, Australia-based Common Ventures

07/08/14

California wine and spirits distributor, Titan Wine and Spirits, announces their acquisition of Angeles Wine Agency, a statewide wholesale distributor of fine wines from around the world.

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Mount Etna winemaker Ciro Biondi had to steal into his former winery to save wine from his Cisterna Fuori vineyard

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Albarino is a white grape that finds its greatest, most complete expression in Rias Baixas, in the Galicia region of northwestern Spain

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The British Columbia Wine Institute is once again partnering with Visa Infinite to offer one-of-a-kind winery experiences, special discounts and complimentary tastings at more than 30 BC wineries.

07/08/14

31 countries and 26 states compete in America's largest international wine competition

07/08/14

The Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets of the State of New York may authorize a farm winery to manufacture or sell wine produced from grapes grown outside of New York if he or she determines, after investigation, that adverse conditions have caused the destruction of at least 40% of a specific grape varietal used for winemaking.

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Aggressive firefighting efforts have helped put two massive fires in and around Napa County on a solid path for containment, CalFire officials said Monday.

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Firefighters managed to hold the Monticello Fire at Lake Berryessa under 7,000 acres overnight, but the fire remains just 35 percent contained and CalFire warns the danger has not passed.

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Globally recognized climatologist Greg Jones shared data through June 30 indicating the 2014 Pacific Northwest wine growing season is running much as 50 percent ahead of the 40-year average.

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Nancy Light, vice president of the Wine Institute of California explained the issue ...

07/08/14

Trade bodies representing nearly 2,000 wineries in some of the best known US wine regions have taken on their own national government by backing tougher rules on who can register .wine internet domain names.

07/08/14

Radioactive elements that have been present in "all wines since 1945?, the year of the first nuclear weapons test, are being used by scientists to determine a wine's authenticity.

07/08/14

Sparkling wine sales are showing no signs of slowing down - volumes rocketed 20% in the second quarter of 2014.

07/08/14

With a completion date of January 2015, work is progressing on a facility set to become an anchor to the burgeoning wine industry in the Finger Lakes region. According to Ontario County Public Works Director Bill Wright, construction of the Finger Lakes Community College Viticulture Center is on schedule.

07/08/14

Pro-reform groups had given up on the president-so his announcement of executive action last week came as a surprise to them.

07/08/14

A group that supports expanding alcohol sales in Arkansas submitted more than 84,000 signatures on Monday (July 7) to Secretary of State Mark Martin, according to affiliate station KTHV

07/08/14

The warehouse is located in Ap Lei Chau, an industrial district on Hong Kong's south side. The densely populated city, or any densely populated city for that matter, isn't exactly known for its wine production. But Tusar manages to make it work

07/08/14

Marks and Spencer has found a way to recycle the grapes used for wine. The Pure Super Grape skincare collection

07/08/14

A beer infused with black truffles is aiming to make its way into New York's best restaurants with a per bottle price of over US$120.

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2 local restaurant operators plan Chicago sites focused on drink that made its mark in U.S. before Revolutionary times

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On Sunday, the first self-service beer station made its debut at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Twins may have lost to the New York Yankees, but the franchise made beer history.

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Naked Wines, the online retailer that also helps fund winemakers, is reaping the benefits of a recent expansion into the U.S.

07/08/14

Crowdfunding wine retailer Naked Wines has reported 40% sales growth for its 2013 financial year to hit £53 million, with its UK operation nearly doubling profits.

07/08/14

"I've given it to 10,000 patients. If you drink it moderately - no more than two glasses - it has a beneficial effect. "It prevents clots from developing inside the arteries, it raises good cholesterol called HDL and it causes dilatation of the arteries.

07/08/14

It's not beyond the realm of possibility for an unfamiliar alcohol to become known; it just takes a little marketing