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07/23/14

Last week John Roncoroni, a Napa-based UC Cooperative Extension weed science advisor, held a field demonstration about the efficacy of herbicides newly registered for vineyard application. He had laid out 25 treatment plots and rated the herbicides for weed control in vineyards.

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Take a lesson from geochemical botanists. By reading the types of plants growing in an area, they can determine various soil issues that may be hindering production and quality of your grape crop.

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Among the many things to do in a typical July in Southwest Riverside County are free concerts in the park, Hot Summer Nights events in Old Town Temecula and leisurely visits to the more than 40 wineries that fill the countryside

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n a volume basis, flagship brand Chateau Ste. Michelle saw shipments rise 10% to 1.3 million cases in the first half, while Impact "Hot Brand" 14 Hands continued its strong run

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"Both have different language that is more burdensome to ag in general, that we are very cautious about," says Garrett Buckland, vice president of the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, an organization of Napa County viniculturalists and wine-related businesses

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The Supreme Court of Victoria has fired a broadside at the business model of one-man shareholder litigator Mark Elliott, arguing the former partner with Minter Ellison had likely set up his Melbourne City Investments (MCI) vehicle for the purpose of launching class action law suits to generate legal fees for himself

07/23/14

Xüdle, a modern, winery focused sales platform committed to providing a single view of winery customer data has announced today the release of a mobile Point of Sale system. The mobile POS is the newest addition to their suite of sales tools including ecommerce, POS Integration, wine club software and a Tasting Room app.

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The Californian producer behind multi-million dollar wine brands Rex Goliath and Cycles Gladiator is now channeling this expertise into a high-end Pinot Noir and Chardonnay project

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A UK winery is preparing to host its 5th Annual Bacchus charity marathon complete with dedicated wine tasting stations along its 26-mile route.

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Explaining the stylistic implications of cool climate for wine is a key challenge in the drive to push consumers into higher price points, according to Australian brand Hardys.

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Jared Lane, vice president of marketing, expects to finish the Princess and Flame Seedless by the end of July before moving on to Scarlet Royal.

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Timely spring rains and good-performing wells plus a frost-free spring and warm growing conditions have contributed to the promising prospects for this year's crop.

07/23/14

One of the bright spots amid a tough period for Treasury Wine Estates lately has been the strong performance of Sonoma winery Chateau St. Jean. Over the past three years, the Chardonnay-focused brand has averaged 11% annual volume growth in the U.S. market, including a 12% advance to 620,000 cases to earn Impact "Hot Brand" honors for its 2013 performance.

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St. Helena's Stu Harrison, 68, retired on July 1, after 42 years in the wine business, most recently at Tim and Carissa Mondavi's Continuum, their winery on Pritchard Hill.

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Silver Oak Cellars CEO and President David Duncan discusses the challenges of selling wine, the impact of California's drought on wineries and the demand for wine. He speaks on "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Whether you don't want to drag the kids to a liquor store with you, or you shouldn't get behind the wheel, the store can come straight to you with the click of a button

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The West Sonoma Coast Vintners are capturing a specific set of circumstances within a subset of the vast Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley AVAs (American Viticultural Area), what they like to call "California's Côte d'Or," or Gold Coast

07/23/14

The prices of first growth châteaux have risen 30 times more than the price of bulk Bordeaux over the past 25 years

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Standing at a bar to taste wine is a curious affectation that's fully ingrained in the wine industry. But, the owners of Banshee Wines have turned that tradition on its head

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Two Russian designers have unveiled their latest work - a pair of wine bottles inspired by Homer and Marge Simpson.

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The "unprecedented" speed with which Terrasses du Larzac has achieved AOC status is just the beginning, according to one MW

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With all the focus on critics, consultants and sommeliers, Mike Steinberger says it's easy to lose sight of the real star of the wine world - the vineyard.

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California's worsening drought and mandatory new state water rules are prompting Bay Area water agencies to beef up their conservation staffs -- the employees sometimes called "water cops."

07/23/14

Have you ever tasted a glass of Lodi Zinfandel and wondered if you could make your own? It's quite possible with the help of organizations such as the Lodi Amateur Vintners Association

07/23/14

"It's only going to work in this state if you foster a real open, transparent dialogue with everybody involved."