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08/05/14

Specifically, Yakima River water from a Kennewick Irrigation District soon-to-be finished system. The region's acclaim is centered on its ability to produce Cabernet Sauvignon - the top wine sold worldwide - ripening the heat-hungry grapes even in the coolest years.

08/05/14

Fans are Invited to Become Virtual Winemakers

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... the company is now struggling to match demand. It is upgrading its Céret facility to full production status - and being more selective about those it supplies (by declining supermarket contracts). Its success has made it unpopular with rival, natural-cork suppliers, especially now that it's beginning to eat into the higher-margin, 'prestige' sector of the cork market

08/05/14

Custom-crush sparkling wine specialist now in northern Sonoma County

08/05/14

- Employees in Four Countries Participate in One-Day Event - More than 100 Organizations Worldwide Benefit from Company Program

08/05/14

"For me, every detail matters."

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"Ron was a natural fit for the company."

08/05/14

... more interested in expanding with other food service businesses across Asia-Pacific and distribution operations in China

08/05/14

A fee was not disclosed, but Bejot Vins & Terroirs' chief executive, Vincent Sauvestre, said the sale was worth 'tens of millions of euros'

08/05/14

Consider the following tactics in dealing with damaged fruit ...

08/05/14

Ray Isle of Food & Wine visit our great Commonwealth and serve as the keynote speaker for our third annual Virginia Wine Summit

08/05/14

a tasting in Irvine, California with Yliana Stengou

08/05/14

The success of newer US wine brands such as Rex Goliath and Barefoot suggests a new generation places less value on provenance and heritage than on what the drinks say about them.

08/05/14

Russian River Valley based Smith Story Wine Cellars was founded earlier this year by wine business veterans Eric and Ali Story. Through Kickstarter, a website dedicated to "a new way to fund and follow creativity," Eric and Ali are sharing their vision and inviting supporters to join them in giving birth to a new winery this year.

08/05/14

Trinchero Family Estates (TFE), the Napa Valley-based, a leading family-owned wine and spirits company known for its distinct brands such as Ménage à Trois, Sutter Home, Trinchero Napa Valle, Folie à Deux, Napa Cellars, and Joel Gott Wines, today announced the release of World Wine Challenge®, a comprehensive, interactive, educational wine game app in association with the launch of Trinchero National Wine Education Day which will be celebrated on August 15.

08/05/14

Market leader Concha y Toro and its U.S. importer Excelsior Wines are proud to present the next stage in the ongoing development of Concha y Toro's world-famous Casillero del Diablo line. New wines for a new generation, Casillero del Diablo's new "Devil's Collection" debuts with two tempting blends for some irresistible, devilish fun, to pair with cool music and hot dance moves

08/05/14

Now in its fifth year, the Accelerated Wine and Beverage Certificate Program (AWBP) is a 30-week long accredited graduate level certificate program that compliments the renowned culinary and continuing wine education programs at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.

08/05/14

Clos Du Val Winery has appointed industry veteran Steve Tamburelli as president of the winery, overseeing all operations for the historic Stags Leap District winery. Tamburelli brings decades of experience, innovation and leadership to his role.

08/05/14

The owner of Penfolds and Wolf Blass wines, Treasury Wine Estates, has given the strongest signal yet that it is considering selling its business, after receiving a higher bid from private equity group KKR.

08/05/14

Burgundy negociant Bejot Vins & Terroirs has significantly increased its power in the region after buying rival Maison Corton Andre.

08/05/14

London's first urban winery, London Cru, has been banned from being able to put both the grape variety and vintage on the labels of its first wines to go on sale.

08/05/14

US craft beer volumes grew 18% in the first half of 2014, compared with the same period in 2013, with brewers continuing their meteoric growth.

08/05/14

Mendocino's historic and richly deserved reputation as America's pot capitol is finally giving way to a new reputation as producer of world class wines. Medals are being awarded and critics are oohing and ahhing over the likes of delicious pinot noirs from Drew Wines and intriguing chardonnays from Parducci Cellars. Bigger winery names such as Cakebread and Duckhorn are adding vineyards, opening wineries, and celebrating the prestige of Mendocino terroir. Indeed, not long ago fruit was quietly shipped out of the county to make wines elsewhere. And yet, despite all of the long-deserved recognition, the locals greet these changes with reluctant enthusiasm and a whiff of skepticism.

08/05/14

Lakeport's High Street Village market, which for the last decade has been vacant, will be reopening soon as an important component in Lake County's burgeoning wine industry. Through a $600,000 renovation by owners Cliff and Nancy Ruzicka, the store space will be converted to a cooperative wine storage facility.

08/05/14

Georgia's wine industry took a step forward last week, when the federal government recognized the state's first American Viticultural Area, or AVA. There are over 200 such areas in the US (California's Napa Valley is probably the best known). The Upper Hiwassee Highlands AVA covers nearly 700 square miles in north Georgia and southwest North Carolina.

08/05/14

There's a saying in Chinese-'even the greatest wine will remain anonymous if it's too deeply hidden'. Attracting the attention of consumers has become one of the top priorities for winery owners.

08/05/14

Ontario's wine region was yet another victim of the long, cold winter and grape numbers may be dwindling because of it.

08/05/14

The 20th Annual Music Festival for Brain Health will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, and Sunday, Sept. 14. This year's festival, "Science & Sizzle," features multiple Grammy-nominated musician Jewel, and the energetic blues, soul and rock sounds of Vintage Trouble

08/05/14

Allocation of water from New Melones Reservoir triggered initial lawsuit

08/05/14

Science papers don't generate much in the way of headlines, so you'll be forgiven if you haven't heard of one called "Groundwater Depletion During Drought Threatens Future Water Security of the Colorado River Basin," recently published by University of California-Irvine and NASA researchers

08/05/14

Well drilling has doubled and tripled in two Central Valley counties that are at the core of the nation's most productive agricultural region after federal and state regulators cut the water they provide to farms as supplies ran low in the drought. If the shortage continues, there is a risk that farmers will deplete the groundwater reserves they are using as a lifeline to survive the dry spell.

08/05/14

Looking ahead to the crush of down-to-the-wire bills that will consume their August, California lawmakers have a unified message: It's all about the water bond. Legislators return from summer recess today to a mountain of unfinished business. They have until the end of the month to decide whether to pass bills and send them to Gov. Jerry Brown.

08/05/14

Wine consultant and Argentine Malbec pioneer Paul Hobbs has launched the result of a new project with this variety in its native Cahors

08/05/14

Tim Atkin puts his wine-geek cred on the line by confessing his long-term attachment to Chardonnay.