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07/25/14

Seven Western states that rely on the Colorado River Basin for valuable water are drawing more heavily from groundwater supplies than previously believed, a new study finds, the latest indication that an historic drought is threatening the region's future access to water.

07/25/14

Robert Ryder says managing swings in foreign currencies and commodity prices have become a bigger part of the job

07/25/14

"It has been my lifelong passion to create, promote and share a lifestyle supported by sustainable, organic and biodynamic farming," Fetzer wrote in a July 8 blog post on his winery's website. "The fruition of Ceago's success has now given me the gift of retirement and the opportunity to change my focus."

07/25/14

Wine enthusiasts who submit orders by 1 p.m. Monday through Friday can have their cases delivered the same day,

07/25/14

Amazon also has the world's first wine app to fully integrate into an online retailer's own hardware, software, and inventory

07/25/14

Register Now for Early Bird Pricing; Steering Committee Seeks Session Speakers

07/25/14

Malibu Coast wineries and vineyards offer latest example of leveraging well-known names for branding

07/25/14

Missouri-based spirits and wine wholesaler Major Brands has agreed to acquire local rival Missouri Beverage Co. (MoBev) for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to close this fall.

07/25/14

Determining the authenticity and source of a wine is a bigger headache for collectors who buy at auctions, where the bottle in question usually comes from another person's cellar.

07/25/14

The rate of underage drinking among 11 to 15 year olds in England has fallen to its lowest ever rate since records began in 1988.

07/25/14

Analysts have predicted Diageo's net sales growth will have risen by 0.5% in 2014, ahead of the release of the company's full end of year results next week.

07/25/14

Louis Vutton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) stock price is taking a hit as financial markets react to the conglomerate's half yearly results announced at close of business yesterday. This morning the stock was trading 6.12% lower, down from yesertday's close €141.25 per share to €132.75 (Bloomberg).

07/25/14

Australian winemaker Wolf Blass is fighting to close a tax loophole allowing New Zealand competitors to claim millions each year in wine tax rebates from Australia.

07/25/14

In the battle of the beverages, beer has won out over wine again in the US, with Americans favoring a pint of beer over a glass of wine or dram of whiskey.

07/25/14

UK value sales of alcoholic drinks for at-home consumption are reported to have leapt 15% in the last five years, although volumes are in decline thanks to rising prices and a health conscious younger generation.

07/25/14

Plus, California legalizes "sip and spit" for 18 and older, rumors swirl around Torbreck vineyard purchase, Malibu becomes an AVA and French dining's latest sign of decline

07/25/14

A Walla Walla product know for its stain release power is getting a spot on the shelves of a Dallas retailer famous for organization.

07/25/14

Chinese brewers are making wine from tiger bones despite specific regulations against the trade in tiger bones. And it's not technically illegal, since they're not actually selling the bones.

07/25/14

Given Greece's painful financial crisis, and the subsequent changing dynamics of its wine consuming public, this category of the country's economy has had to be more nimble than most.

07/25/14

A California wine dealer found guilty in New York of manufacturing fake vintage bottles for illegal profit has had his sentencing postponed.

07/25/14

State revenue officials will allow wine and beer sales by the package on Sunday at retailers inside all Lexington County municipalities if voters countywide OK the step at the Nov. 4 ballot.

07/25/14

In Washington state, Syrah is not slowing down. Last year, Washington grape growers harvested 15,300 tons of Syrah, a nearly 30 percent increase over 2012 (which was a then-record high 11,800 tons).

07/25/14

Documentary filmmaker David Kennard's A Year In Champagne has been acquired for distribution in North America by Samuel Goldwyn Films, it was announced Thursday.

07/25/14

To chill a bottle of wine in a jiffy, you just need an ice bucket -- or a less classy but equally large receptacle -- plus some ice, water, and lots of salt.

07/25/14

LI Shiyi, General Manager of COFCO's new imported wines & spirits division speaks to DecanterChina.com about COFCO's new moves towards the imported wine market.

07/25/14

It sounds like an odd pairing but agriculture is on the brink of becoming the first major American industry to embrace drone technology

07/25/14

It is intriguing to consider that Sonoma can contribute to the construction of a wine bridge to Cuba. At some point the embargo will end, we will all discover the multitude of interests and qualities we have in common and the distance in decades between Key West and Havana will shrink into memory