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07/15/14

Treasury is in play four months after the Australian company, the world's second-biggest listed winemaker, installed Mike Clarke as chief executive officer. The former Kraft Foods Group Inc. executive was brought in to start an efficiency drive after Treasury's net income fell to A$42.3 million ($40 million) in the 12 months through June 2013 from A$89.9 million the previous year.

07/15/14

Brewers, distillers can send products out of province but face same obstacles as winemakers

07/15/14

"The Wage and Hour Division in San Francisco has secured an enhanced compliance agreement with a large grower and distributor of wine grapes in Northern California's Livermore Valley region. The agreement follows an investigation of Wente Vineyards' farm labor contractor Abel Mendoza that found wage and transportation violations under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act."

07/15/14

Free Flow Wines, the pioneer of premium wine on tap, today announced that one year after two Florida laws were changed to allow for wine on tap to be served in the state the number of establishments serving wine on tap has almost doubled to 2,500 venues nationwide.

07/15/14

The average cost of buying Burgundy grand cru vineyards, France's most-expensive wine property, rose 5.3 percent in 2013, the Agriculture Ministry wrote in an online report today. Prices advanced for a 17th year, reaching an average 4 million euros ($5.4 million) for a plot the size of a rugby field

07/15/14

You don't have to scramble to figure how many almonds make up 2.1 billion pounds to realize that that's a hell of a lot of water.

07/15/14

With the sentencing of fraudster Rudy Kurniawan days away, Elin McCoy discovers the methods wineries use to beat the counterfeiters.

07/15/14

The 128-year-old vineyard owned by Jessie's Grove is the oldest in the Lodi area

07/15/14

Legendary Burgundy personality Becky Wasserman-Hone has been exporting great wines from small French domaines for 35 years through her Le Serbet brokerage. Interview by Elin McCoy

07/15/14

Certainties for life in California's Central Valley include death, taxes, and drought, says Sacramento environmental attorney Amanda MacGregor Pearson

07/15/14

Much like finding a date, buying wine over the Internet is easier, safer and more popular than ever, but consumers who've gone through the process of purchasing wine online or over the phone from an out-of-state winery or retailer know that it always includes a tense moment of uncertainty, when the question arises: "What state do you live in?"

07/15/14

Direct-to-consumer sales measure included in budget signed by governor; delivery-truck permits remain an obstacle

07/15/14

Pernod Ricard has made its second major acquisition this year with its almost $100 million investment to acquire an 84% stake in Avión Spirits.

07/15/14

Peter Csizmadia-Honigh is leaving his role as education manager for the Institute of Masters of Wine with a plan to write the first book on Indian wine.

07/15/14

A government crackdown on gift giving has slowed down sales of top end imported wines in China, but sales at the other end of the market are booming.

07/15/14

A survey exploring wine tourism across 10 of the world's major wine regions has been released, revealing the different approaches taken by each region to promote its wines and generate profit in a bid to learn from each other.

07/15/14

H-FARM is a venture and technology incubator located north of Venice, and it is ground zero for a student-led initiative called We Have the Future. During its month-long "camp," We Have the Future brings together teams of entrepreneurial-minded law and economics students from within Italy and around the world to work on the most pressing technological challenges of a set of local corporate sponsors.

07/15/14

Last weekend marked the 19th time that Watkins Glen International hosted the Finger Lakes Wine Festival. More than 90 wineries, along with restaurants, hotels and other vendors, showed off their products during the three-day event that wrapped up Sunday.

07/15/14

he Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) announced the results of the inaugural Canadian Wine Industry Awards. These prestigious awards recognize individuals, organizations and businesses that have gone above and beyond to support and enhance the wine industry in Canada, celebrating the success, leadership and outstanding commitment in Canada's grape wine industry.

07/15/14

Reflecting on the recent period of uncertainty for this year's vintage in Napa Valley as a result of drought conditions in California, Katherine Canfield catches up with Frog's Leap winemaker, John Williams, in Rutherford to discuss how approaches to winemaking in the region are changing.

07/15/14

Thousands of years before the lucrative global wine economy of today, Romans carved terraces on slopes in Ribeira Sacra that rose at ...

07/15/14

Sotheby's and eBay will partner in a new online auction venture that will see art, wine and other collectibles auctioned through the popular website.

07/15/14

On Monday, a grape grower reported to Ste. Michelle Wine Estates that it was seeing berries starting to turn purple in a Malbec block on the Wahluke Slope, said Kevin Corliss, vineyard operations director for Ste. Michelle.

07/15/14

Reservoirs' Water Levels Have Fallen to Less Than Half Their Capacities

07/15/14

Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) was upgraded by Zacks from a "neutral" rating to an "outperform" rating in a research report issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a $99.00 price target on the stock. Zacks's target price indicates a potential upside of 10.65% from the stock's previous close

07/15/14

Samuel Harris and Luke Thesing, accused of stealing more than $600,000 worth of wine in a Thanksgiving Day heist, pleaded guilty Monday.

07/15/14

Judge demands federal prosecutors give him more information on victims of wine counterfeiter

07/15/14

Who are the Rodenborns and what drove them to attempt to grow Assyrtiko at such risky vineyard site?

07/15/14

Columbia University neuroscientist Daniel Salzman's premise is that no event or object is ever experienced in perfect, objective isolation. It is instead subject to our past experiences, our current mood, our expectations, and any number of incidental details-an annoying neighbor, a waiter who keeps banging your chair, a beautiful painting in your line of sight.

07/15/14

The average value of Australian wine exports has increased, despite volume decreasing by 6% over the past 12 months.

07/15/14

With MillerCoors developing higher-end, craft-style brands including Blue Moon and Leinenkugel's, adding Guinness, Red Stripe, Smithwicks and other brands to its Tenth & Blake craft and import division would broaden its portfolio and shore up its overall numbers a bit