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08/11/14

The offer matches last week's bid from private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co LP and Rhone Capital

08/11/14

When TEXSOM draws hundreds of sommeliers, winery representatives, distributors and all-around wine enthusiasts this weekend to a Four Seasons in the Irving area, it'll mark 10 years since the wine education conference first launched as a small gathering for sommeliers to study up for the exams and certifications that would take them to the next level of wine expert.

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Nearly a third of the money in the new proposal would go to water storage. Like the 2009 plan, the new GOP proposal would designate $3 billion for storage such as reservoirs and dams

08/11/14

With just three weeks remaining in this year's legislative session and the official deadline for placing issues on the Nov. 4 ballot long since passed, one might think that the Capitol's politicians would be working night and day

08/11/14

Most everyone agrees the current $11 billion proposal is "pork-filled" with billions for nonessential programs.

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a retired engineer for the county named Myke Praul, defended the system he set up in the early 1990s, and said its simplicity and efficiency have served the county well over the year

08/11/14

New remote California wine district wants to get on the map

08/11/14

Ideal early season conditions spawned so many clusters that vineyard managers from Milton-Freewater to Dundee are madly "green pruning" -- dropping up to one-third of their grapes -- to ensure that the bountiful remains have a chance to ripen.

08/11/14

A wildfire in Mendocino County grew by more than 1,000 acres Sunday morning and is only 30 percent contained as tinder-dry conditions continue to fuel fires around the northern part of the state, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection officials said.

08/11/14

Purdue University's Extension Service warned that phenoxy growth regulators such as 2,4-D can cause "significant injury" to grape vines even when applied at one-hundredth the rate advised on the label

08/11/14

Trader Joe's is beloved by the wine-drinker-on-a-budget for their Two Buck Chuck (or is it three bucks these days?). The wine goes down pretty easy, and even your dinner party guests with a more refined palate will think they're drinking at least a $6 bottle. But how is this stuff so cheap, anyway? Unfortunately, someone had to ask.

08/11/14

Higher Labor Costs Make Local Producers Less Competitive; Days of $8.99 Bottles of Malbec Are Over

08/11/14

The younger Chris Benziger is the link that binds the family's premier wine enterprises to Becoming Independent in a multifaceted and mutually beneficial partnership.

08/11/14

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust has broken a new record for student numbers in the latest academic year despite a slowdown in growth rates within China.

08/11/14

Stricken Premier Cru Wine Investments Ltd has offered its customers transfers to rival investment firm Cult Wines, which has proposed using the Bordeaux 2013 vintage to fill any shortfalls in buyers' accounts.

08/11/14

Steve Guy, the AGWA regulatory manager, told Australia's ABC network that the Russian market is "one that we would hope to be able to grow and of course you can't do that if there's a ban on exports.

08/11/14

The recipients were selected from nominations submitted this spring and reviewed by the editorial staff.

08/11/14

Winemakers in lesser known regions need more than good terroir and money to emulate famous names like Bordeaux, Champagne and Rioja, argue researchers in a new book on the 'wine cluster effect'.

08/11/14

Cornas goes beyond the simply fruity to include something more savoury. The vines have responded to the subtle climatic modulation

08/11/14

The last name change for the Fresno-based group was in 1936, originally formed in 1921 as the California Growers and Shippers Protective League, according to its website. The association will continue operations from Fresno with new name, according to a news release