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07/11/14

However, regional wine associations in the United States and European wine regions object to the suffixes to Internet addresses unless safeguards are included to prevent misuse of the domains

07/11/14

Now the bad news. Another impediment may well have to be addressed before out-of-state bottles start being delivered to Massachusetts homes. Current state law requires that each truck involved in the delivery of alcohol must have a special permit. In most states, one permit per freight company suffices. The individual permitting requirement could well keep some companies from delivering wine

07/11/14

Precept Wine said it plans to keep everything in place at Gruet. Laurent Gruet will continue as the head winemaker in Albuquerque, and Nathalie Gruet will remain at the helm of the brand

07/11/14

Valley wine growers gathered in Fresno to hear how grape production will be down slightly from the past two years but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

07/11/14

The new soil test has been dubbed the "Soil Health Tool" and involves drying and rewetting soil to mimic the effects of precipitation. It also uses the same organic acids that plant roots use to acquire nutrients

07/11/14

The Alma Graduate School offers an intensive 12-month MBA program that is the only one in the world to focus on both wine and food. Having grown the course since its inception in 2010, today there are 10 scholarships available, worth a combined $210,000.

07/11/14

The French Ministry of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, has recommended a new mutual harvest insurance to protect farmers from the worst effects of weather catastrophes. Meanwhile, some vine growers are simply turning to neighbors and social media to help them

07/11/14

Weaker consumer demand for Bordeaux en primeur wines from recent vintages has forced UK-based merchant En Primeur Ltd into liquidation, with an estimated deficit running into six figures

07/11/14

... for several of their brands: Leese-Fitch, Hey Mambo, Plungerhead and Moobuzz wines.

07/11/14

a deep pool of cool air from the Gulf of Alaska will plunge into the Great Lakes early next week and then ooze towards the East Coast

07/11/14

The father/son winegrowing team of Doug and Ryan Hill is tired of answering questions about the misadventures of another in the industry with the same surname.

07/11/14

"Dalila," (pronounced De-Li-la): this lovely white from Stemmari is a masterstroke blend of 80% Grillo and 20% Viognier, and should be tasted by all. Better still, this charming wine with the musical score on the label retails for only $13.99 (or less) in the U.S"

07/11/14

Sales and marketing partnership set to springboard this growing American sparkling wine producer with Precept's marketing power

07/11/14

In a summer of storms, some of Piedmont's prime vineyards lost 20 to 30 percent of their grapes

07/11/14

California is in the third year of its worst drought in decades. But you wouldn't know it by looking at how much water the state's residents and businesses are using. According to a recent state survey, Californians cut the amount of water they used in the first five months of the year by just 5 percent, far short of the 20 percent reduction Gov. Jerry Brown called for in January. In some parts of the state, like the San Diego area, water use has actually increased from 2013.

07/11/14

Often compared, yet so different, our latest infographic gives you the figures on these two great French wine regions.

07/11/14

About 14 local employees were let go as part of a larger corporate restructuring at Treasury Wine Estates, the winery's parent company, according to a former employee. No one at the winery was available for comment.

07/11/14

In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.

07/11/14

If Napa Valley is famous for its cabernets and Sonoma for its pinot noirs, what wine comes to mind when you think of Paso Robles?

07/11/14

Each January, a major zinfandel tasting is staged in San Francisco. Put on by Zinfandel Advocates and Producers, or ZAP, it's an event I once attended regularly.

07/11/14

When thinking of wine in its youthful stages two questions come to mind. First is this wine intended for enjoyment in its early years? Or am I looking for the necessary components, balance and structure indicating its ability to mature with grace and offer a far more complex personality as it evolves over time?

07/11/14

Their dilemma amounts to more than a hill of beans. The father/son winegrowing team of Doug and Ryan Hill is tired of answering questions about the misadventures of another in the industry with the same surname.

07/11/14

Thousands of pubs and bars across the UK have agreed to offer 'house' wine weaker than 12.5% abv, following government pressure to dissuade harmful drinking.

07/11/14

A "surprisingly full-bodied" boxed Italian white and a "jazzed up" Californian Zinfandel were recommended in the US press this week.

07/11/14

Within a notoriously fragmented wine industry, a number of brands have succeeded in building a presence that makes them household names.

07/11/14

A proposed tax hike could force some Chilean winemakers and grape growers out of business, it has been reported.

07/11/14

One man's story of leaving London's corporate world to become a négociant in Provence

07/11/14

You don't have to buy a vineyard to be a winemaker. Wall Street Journal wine columnist Will Lyons makes a his own blend with Viniv

07/11/14

Two New York Pawnbrokers Are Willing to Take Fine Wines as Collateral for Loans

07/11/14

Some powerful agriculture interests want to declare farming a right at the state level as part of a wider campaign to fortify the ag industry against crusades by animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops.

07/11/14

Lamberto Frescobaldi - the 30th generation of the winemaking dynasty that was supplier to many popes, to the court of Henry VIII and to Renaissance artists such as Donatello - answered a call from prison authorities about teaching prisoners skills that will help them find jobs

07/11/14

Study contradicts claims that low to moderate consumption of alcohol has a protective effect

07/11/14

Jim "[Koch's technique] falls more in the 'urban legend' category than into science ... Basically we think that probably yeast ... is delaying the absorption of alcohol because any foodstuff or anything you take that occupies the stomach lining is going to impede the absorption of alcohol."