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08/21/14

He also revealed that he thought Treasury's disappointing 2013-14 financial results represented a bottoming out, and improvement was on the horizon as his new plans for overhauling the company began to bite

08/21/14

One year after sagging U.S. sales forced Australia's Treasury Wine Estates Ltd. (ASX:TWE) to destroy thousands of gallons of wine that had passed its drink-by date, the company said on Thursday that it suffered a massive financial loss

08/21/14

The ongoing debate on the pace and scale of winery development in the Napa Valley continued before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, with one supervisor asking if a moratorium on winery permits is needed.

08/21/14

Vintner Carl Doumani is proposing an 84-room hotel on his property at the corner of Highway 29 and Mills Lane

08/21/14

Says the ballot initiative is bad news for the North Coast and its rivers

08/21/14

Cooler temperatures in most of the state are allowing flavors to mature

08/21/14

These local companies have added almost 1,400 employees in the past three years, according to data through last year provided to the magazine for the annual ranking. However, a significant number of those jobs are at company locations outside the North Bay.

08/21/14

Following a disastrous growing season in the Finger Lakes, winemakers get the go-ahead to augment their grape harvests.

08/21/14

Winemakers share their tales of sacrifice and dedication in getting their wineries off the ground in movie 'American Wine Story.'

08/21/14

Farr Vintners has bought fellow fine wine wholesaler Magnum Fine Wines for an undisclosed sum after founder Alan Rayne decided to retire from the wine trade.

08/21/14

The price of Argentine wines will remain stable, according to one importer, despite the country being in the grip of an economic crisis.

08/21/14

Parental drinking habits are the most important factor in developing regular, interested wine drinkers under the age of 35, it has been claimed.

08/21/14

Constellation has recalled some cases of Corona in the US after particles of glass were discovered floating inside some bottles.

08/21/14

Consumers are prepared to pay more for a bottle of wine if it's slightly more expensive in the first place, a study has found.UK consumers prepared to pay more for pricier wines, report finds

08/21/14

Professors at Okanagan College have conducted extensive research to find out what motivates wine visitors to come to the valley, and what is needed to ensure they return. Along with the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society and the British Columbia Wine Institute the team discovered the "greatest influence on visitor motivation."

08/21/14

The conundrum is compounded if we have guests with us, and no, it is not merely that we only had three minutes to choose. It's that there was only one wine list. This wine or cocktail or beer list usually is placed in the center of the table: neutral ground as it were. Once upon a time (and still occasionally today), it always was handed to the senior-looking male at the table.

08/21/14

As of August 11, 2014, the Virtual Vintner project is open to participants who will join in a collective experience of winemaking, where you can help choose everything that goes into the wine, from grape to bottle. This should prove to be a fun and highly educational process for the winery as well as its invisible "partners."

08/21/14

Breaking down Ontario's prohibition-era liquor laws to allow local stores to sell alcohol would lower prices while generating more revenue for the government than current "quasi-monopolies," according to a new report.

08/21/14

A new Harris Decima poll shows that Canadians want the federal government to remove the limitation on importing wine from other provinces. About half of Canadians say they drink wine at least occasionally and nationally 17 per cent say they drink wine regularly, while 36 per cent say they drink wine occasionally.

08/21/14

If wine is a central part of your life-for a wine writer, sommelier, wine collector-this report can certainly help understand what you gain or give up by living in a particular state.

08/21/14

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is distributing $25 million to agricultural companies around the country as part of its Value-Added Producer Grant program - and a New Mexico company is getting $50,000 of that.

08/21/14

A provincial pilot project to sell VQA wines at farmers' markets may need more flexibility to be beneficial, local wineries say. "Everybody, all the members are committed to it, and we're sticking with it, but I think it's going to take some time," said Ann Wilson, president and general manager of Oxley Estate Winery.

08/21/14

Takeover target Treasury Wine Estates has swung to a full-year loss on the back of a hefty asset impairment charges, but the group remains confident it is well positioned to pursue growth opportunities despite being embroiled in a bidding war.

08/21/14

With vintage kicking off across Europe, growers are looking anxiously at the skies in case Mother Nature has any more nasty surprises in store

08/21/14

Research has shown wine is good for your heart. But did you know it can also benefit the brain?

08/21/14

Herodotus Damianos, known in the wine industry as Dr. Dan, passed away Aug. 18 after a long illness. A pioneer in grapegrowing and winemaking on Long Island, he purchased 30 acres of land on the North Fork in 1979; the following year he planted Chardonnay vines and founded Pindar Vineyards. While he continued his medical career as an internist, he added acreage to his vineyard and promoted the winery. By the late 1980s, the quality of Pindar wines was established, and his wines were served at the inauguration of U.S. President George H.W. Bush.

08/21/14

The Russian Parliament (State Duma) is considering proposals to introduce a state monopoly on the production of wine in Russia