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Tour organizer: Emerging Cuban private sector wants better wine ... Since receiving its first humanitarian license in 2010, Californians Building Bridges has led more than 30 exchanges and brought more than 350 American travelers to Cuba for art, religion and musical exchanges

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Former NASA engineer directs sustainable wine and food research program

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More than six in 10 adults say they drink, similar to recent averages

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The 28th annual International Pinot Noir Celebration figures to draw hundreds of people from all over the world to the Linfield College campus the weekend of July 25 to 27.

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Although the charges carry a potential of up to 40 years in prison, federal sentencing guidelines call for him to serve at least 11 years in prison.

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The bit of happiness a bottle of Pacifico beer or glass of Robert Mondavi wine brings is - at best - fleeting

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Why crusades are a fool's errand... What's the reality? For this observer it's this: The so-called "natural" wine movement has a point. When fine wine becomes so divorced from the message of the grapes and site (which can and does happen with the use of vacuum concentrators and reverse osmosis), we've lost something vital, namely, an essential kind of truth

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"New York produces some of the best wines in the nation and with our support, the sky is the limit for this vital industry," said Governor Cuomo. "The St. Lawrence Wine Trail will guide visitors to extraordinary wine, boosting Upstate tourism and growing the local economy. This trail designation will help visitors to the region discover the gem that is St. Lawrence County's growing wine industry."

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The fire in North Central Washington - largest in state history - has burned more than 380 square miles and destroyed at least 150 homes, according to the Wenatchee World newspaper

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Councilmembers approved the plan after City Attorney assured them decision wouldn't set a legal precedent for future projects

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The wine industry is a stage cluttered with second acts. For aging TV stars and quarterbacks, a vanity wine label is de rigueur these days. As for hands-on winemakers, their backgrounds tend to run the gamut. I can think of vintners who came to Oregon wine from the forest service, modern dance, sculptor, ceramics and engineering, just off the top of my head

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" ... when one is making "luxury wines" at $50-plus, there is not much room for error. "

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Loren came at the invitation of Festival del Sole. Napa Valley's Jan and Maria Manetti Shrem, friends of the festival since its inception nine years ago, commissioned American composer Daniel Brewbaker to write a musical tribute that received its world premiere last weekend during the actress's visit

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Villa Bellangelo Winery of the Finger Lakes has hired Nathan Kendall, a Dundee, NY native, as winemaker

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Clark Smith has a theory that wine tastes different depending on the music you listen to. So last week, more than a dozen Hill Country winemakers crowded into a hot dining room to test it out.

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The 2011 vintage marks the 11th release for Coro Mendocino, and includes wines from eight diverse Mendocino County vintners

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It's musical chairs for some châteaux as two major Bordeaux companies move in the marketplace.

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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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The zippy acidity and fresh finish make it a perfect summer wine

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City Winery, a restaurant, music venue and fully functioning winery in one, has set an Oct. 1 grand opening date for its Nashville outpost.

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Ste. Michelle Wine Estates enjoyed a 5% net revenue increase to $275 million in the first half of 2014, even as volumes registered just a 1.5% growth rate.

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The Companiá Vinícola del Norte de España (a mouthful that is generally shortened to CVNE) is confusingly, yet universally, known as "Cune", pronounced COO-nay

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Oregon could become the third state to legalize recreational weed

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The Yaldara winery will continue to operate as a processing facility in alignment with a two-year agreement signed by the company, to "ensure its high product quality is maintained". Over those two years, Australian Vintage will explore various options regarding the long-term processing of its super-premium grapes from the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and adjacent regions.

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Half of 1.2m bottles of Rift Valley wine are intended for export, with company planning to double production

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Debts at bankrupt UK wine merchant En Primeur Ltd are higher than originally thought and there are concerns over apparent gaps in the firm's stocks

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One of Bordeaux's largest wine groups, Vignobles Andre Lurton, has sold its 42% stake in Margaux fifth growth Chateau Dauzac

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The liquor giant will be allowed to keep open all of its retail operations, but faces a $500,000 fine and the end of wholesale operations in some stores.

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Farmers in California's Central Valley, the world's most productive agricultural region, are paying as much as 10 times more for water than they did before the state's record drought cut supply.

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A decline in farm workers from Mexico has some Fresno-area farmers investing in automated harvesters and planting crops that are less labor intensive, such as almonds.

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Napa's Alison Crowe grew up surfing in Carpinteria with a citrus-farming family that threw fabulous wine party potlucks. So it came as no surprise to her parents when she dived into oenology and winemaking at UC Davis

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Currently selling more than 100,000 cases in the U.S., Ty Ku's volume rose by 54% for the year through December 2013, according to Nielsen data. The brand's flagship sake collection includes its Silver ($14.99), Coconut ($14.99), Black ($24.99) and White ($65-$75) labels, with Silver making up the bulk of the brand's U.S. sales volume