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08/04/14

The U.S. private-equity firms jointly offered A$5.20 for each Treasury Wine share, 10.6% above an initial approach made by KKR in April of A$4.70 a share.

08/04/14

China's Bright Food Group Co Ltd, France's Pernod Ricard and the world's biggest wine maker, U.S.-based Constellation Brands Inc, have all been mooted as potential buyers of Treasury

08/04/14

By keeping its discussions with KKR non-exclusive, Treasury can try to squeeze out a competing bid. But rival suitors have had plenty of opportunity to come forward since beer maker Foster's decided to spin off the business in 2011

08/04/14

Bottom line: the administration doesn't want to antagonize the farmers by imposing statewide rules that agriculture will fight with all they've got. And with Jerry Brown hoping to get a large water transfer program, including huge tunnels, built, it's not a good time to antagonize the agricultural community

08/04/14

Language teacher shares terminology to improve communication

08/04/14

A discussion about the future of Napa County's ag preserve has been added to The Business Journal's seventh annual Impact Napa conference also featuring a rare conversation with one of the industry's leading voices, Margrit Biever Mondavi.

08/04/14

The sixth World Bulk Wine Exhibition will take place in Amsterdam later this year giving bulk wine sellers the chance to present their wines to industry buyers.

08/04/14

Sonoma County got an early start on harvest Wednesday night as work crews picked grapes by hand at J Vineyards & Winery's property in the Russian River Valley.

08/04/14

The Kenya Wildlife Service has warned tourists travelling through the Nakuru-Nairobi highway not to give alcohol to baboons.

08/04/14

France is set to tighten laws on pesticide use after the country's Senate approved a proposal that would prevent farmers from using spraying practices that pose a health risk to people.

08/04/14

The bottles of bubbly coming from California offer an appealing midway point of both price and complexity between prestigious Champagne and fun but forgettable Prosecco

08/04/14

British wine magazine 'World of Fine Wine' announced New York as the best city for wine drinkers. The list ranks 750 restaurants around the world.

08/04/14

Hollister based Admeo, Inc. announced that it is representing Barcelona based BioSystems SA complete line of Enology products for the United States. Admeo offers BioSystems Automated Random Access Analyzers and Reagents dedicated to the wine industry. BioSystems is partner in Admeo.

08/04/14

ARS/SWASH Sanitizing Equipment division of ARS ENTERPRISES, Inc. has been named exclusive distributor of Byotrol chemical sanitizers to wineries, breweries and distilleries throughout North America.

08/04/14

Independent winemakers are individualists at heart. In the Finger Lakes, that's apparent in Ravines Wine Cellar's dry-wine-only philosophy, Shalestone Vineyards' red-wine-only philosophy, Boundary Breaks Vineyard's solo Riesling act and Ports of New York's port-style-only policy

08/04/14

A lawmaker says Utah could ease the burden for families participating in the state's limited medical marijuana program by selling a cannabis extract in state liquor stores

08/04/14

the group Let Arkansas Decide is collecting signatures in support of a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties. The state now has 38 wet counties and 37 dry counties, but private clubs can obtain permits to serve alcohol in dry counties

08/04/14

there's a new pastime: people lifting up the cement covers in front of their houses to read the water meter

08/04/14

"I'm hoping it will open the door," said Kathleen Inman, owner and winemaker of Santa Rosa-based Inman Family Wines, which will have a booth at Outside Lands. "There is a commercial reason to go and meet a lot of new customers."

08/04/14

The start to this year's harvest is one of the earliest on record for Sonoma County, according to the Sonoma County Winegrowers organization, which noted moderate temperatures have aided a crop that is expected to be of high quality but less bountiful than 2013's record-breaking yield.

08/04/14

"Constellation Brands is highly exposed to California's drought. Investors long on STZ need to take a close look at its exposure to this slow-motion natural disaster, and plan accordingly"

08/04/14

Saving the Wine, One Glass at a Time

08/04/14

This week Clonakilla winery's 2013 shiraz was given the seal of approval by James Halliday, one of the country's most respected wine writers.

08/04/14

no state drinks more wine per capita than the nation's capital. And it's not particularly close, either. Residents of the District of Columbia drink more than half a glass of wine per day on average, or roughly 25 percent more than any state

08/04/14

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says the policy, which came into effect last month, will inhibit small business growth

08/04/14

'Basically, we are trying to see if we can predict wine sensory attributes by measuring compounds or other parameters in the grapes"

08/04/14

Said to be the world's first commercial "bartending robot", the Butler3000 offers 16 beverage combinations using any smartphone or tablet

08/04/14

The move comes after Diageo revealed its financial difficulties in the emerging markets in January this year, particularly in China as a result of the country's anti-extravagance measures

08/04/14

which rated 750 restaurants from around the world as one-, two-, or three-star establishments, based on their wine lists

08/04/14

The polar vortex earlier this year has all but wiped out the Merlot crop in Niagara, with Sauvignon Blanc also severely affected.