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07/17/14

"A significant number of regions in California won't have groundwater available in another generation or two if we continue business as usual." -- UC scientists Thomas Harter and Helen Dahlke

07/17/14

Allan Hancock College's viticulture and enology students have a lot to be excited about when they return to school in Santa Maria mid-August.

07/17/14

The influential wine critic talks to Wall Street Journal wine columnist Will Lyons about his 100-point system

07/17/14

Liv-ex considered a statement made by Robert Parker 10 years ago about first growth pricing and has found him to be largely correct.

07/17/14

The case, first filed in 2008 and settled Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court, alleged the retailer sold 216 bottles of counterfeit wine at auction in 2005 and 2006. The suit said Koch paid a total of $2,121,583.

07/17/14

LMR Rutherford Estate will be home to a state-of-the-art 100,000-gallon winemaking facility sized to utilize grapes from the 74 acres of estate vineyard

07/17/14

Even the most superb wine won't last without its cork, but the quality of this renewable oaken resource has nose-dived in recent years. A new genetic study of trees that produce high- and low-quality cork divulges some clues behind this decline, hinting at a possible link to climate change.

07/17/14

Lodi Vintners will open the room in a little cottage at 3750 E. Woodbridge Road, the former home of Cycles Gladiator Wines, which closed down two months ago.

07/17/14

The place is Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, and the weekend is Sept. 12-13. The world is invited, and tickets go on sale Wednesday.

07/17/14

The Washington grape and wine industry continues to grow at a rapid rate, as vineyard acreage and number of wineries increase. Acreage has increased annually by nearly 5.5 percent and the number of new wineries has increased by more than 12 percent annually from 1999-2013.

07/17/14

Last year's harvest was described by Kent Callaghan, winemaker with Callaghan Vineyards located in Elgin and a pioneer in the Arizona wine industry as "wet and late but great quality potential." The 2014 harvest season is only a few weeks away and this year like past years is anticipated to be very different.

07/17/14

After eight years on the board of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV), Lise (pronounced "lease") Asimont was confirmed as president of the 12-member board. She succeeds Dr. James Kennedy of California State University, Fresno.

07/17/14

Why is it the users of only 20 percent of the water in the state are pounded and threatened with fines while the users of the remaining 80 percent continue their wasteful ways? This is an all or nothing deal. You don't come down on the 20 percent group without doing the same for the 80 percent group.

07/17/14

California's dogged drought will cost the state's economy $2.2 billion and an estimated 17,100 jobs, but consumers will largely be spared higher prices, according to a major study released Tuesday. The pain is not felt equally, experts at the University of California, Davis warn, and there could be more over the horizon as precious groundwater levels fall in what the study calls the "greatest water loss ever seen in California agriculture."

07/17/14

The sentencing of wine conman Rudy Kurniawan has been delayed yet again.

07/17/14

A growing network of companies and organizations is delivering food directly from local farms to major institutions like Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in downtown Philadelphia, eliminating scores of middlemen from farm to fork. Along the way, they're increasing profits and recognition for smaller farms and bringing consumers healthier, fresher foods.

07/17/14

Whether it's one winery's challenge of finding new ways to market its wines direct to consumers or the climate-change obstacles facing entire regions, wine producers no longer have the luxury of sitting back and tending only to their small piece of the planet.

07/17/14

Vinomofo has released the results of its inaugural 2014 Wine Census, the largest of its kind in Australia with 5,000 drinkers surveyed, and the revelations are surprising.

07/17/14

Wine was one of the best investments of the 20th Century according to a recent study, and returns are accelerating - but how do you actually invest in it and is it a realistic option? We take a look.

07/17/14

Shire under pressure on worries about US bid while Icap results disappoint

07/17/14

" ... depending where a brand is and what challenges it faces, we're working in a variety of ways to tackle the growth issues those brands face."

07/17/14

The country now has about 80 wineries, with 45 of them at Nashik

07/17/14

The quarrelsome discussion over Santa Barbara County's Winery Ordinance Update continued on Wednesday, with the local focus turning to possible environmental impacts.

07/17/14

The world's largest retailer, headquartered in Bentonville, contributed $333,333.33 each to the group's organizers in Craighead, Saline and Faulkner counties, according to a report filed July 15 with the Arkansas Ethics Commission

07/17/14

If drinking as much alcohol as you want without getting drunk sounds like a dream, listen up: Scientists have created earthworms capable of doing just that

07/17/14

1) the wines are tasted blind; 2) the wines are tasted by qualified judges with a broad range of wine tasting experience; and 3) those same qualified judges have been there for year

07/17/14

Here are four angles on the Greek economy looking through the lens of a wine glass.

07/17/14

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association on Wednesday said a bill from Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., could help stop the U.S. EPA-proposed Waters of the U.S. rule from moving any further.