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08/27/14

The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association is continuing its efforts to support and sustain both the local community and the Napa Valley wine industry following Sunday's earthquake

08/27/14

Still unclear was the condition of a number of shared facilities in Napa where damage was reported and dozens of small wineries produce their wines

08/27/14

wine connoisseurs need not fear a widespread shortage in the future, in part because most of the grapes to be used in this year's crush were still on the vine

08/27/14

Exhibitor registration for WiVi Central Coast Wine Industry Conference & Tradeshow is now open. Now in its third year, WiVi is the largest wine industry gathering on the Central Coast and is recognized as the premiere gathering for Central Coast wine industry professionals. The two-day meeting and one-day tradeshow is presented by the industry's premiere trade publication, Wine Business Monthly, and Central Coast viticulture consulting company, Precision Ag Consulting.

08/27/14

Treasury Wine Estates chief Michael Clarke says he has the strong backing of the winemaker's biggest shareholders, as well as both private equity suitors circling the group, to embark on an acquisition campaign in the US and reverse years of drifting by the business. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/treasury-wine-estates-boss-wins-major-shareholder-backing-for-us-push-20140822-10766x.html#ixzz3BbFdkVdx

08/27/14

Farmers in California's agricultural breadbasket rely on water from wells to irrigate their crops when the state cuts back on supplies from streams and the fragile San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta

08/27/14

In most years, groundwater accounts for about one-third of the state's water supply. This year, more than 60% of water for agriculture is pumped from the ground

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but with support from a broad coalition of environmentalists, equestrians and homeowners

08/27/14

After four years of legal wrangling, the 150,000-case Mendocino Wine Co. (MWC) owned by the Thornhill family settled its lawsuit with co-founder and former minority partner Paul Dolan

08/27/14

El Dorado Winery Association announces this week that more California winemakers are seeking selection and quality in high-elevation setting

08/27/14

The Frey family, owner of Chateau La Lagune in Bordeaux and Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine in the Rhone, has bought Chateau de Corton André in Burgundy for an undisclosed fee

08/27/14

The tail end of August has offered more reasons for fine wine followers to be cheerful as the value of bids on Liv-ex topped £1 million

08/27/14

James Caudill, director of PR and hospitality at Napa's The Hess Collection group of wineries, on the damage the group sustained following the 6.0 earthquake

08/27/14

Sunday morning's 6.0 earthquake centered south of Napa left the west side of St. Helena without power until late afternoon, but caused no major damage or injuries.

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Last week's earthquake in Napa is not expected to impact the region's overall wine stocks, despite a number of wineries in the region suffering large scale damage.

08/27/14

The magnitude-6 earthquake that jolted this picturesque valley of wineries and vineyards early Sunday morning wreaked at least some havoc with the industry that has come to define this part of Northern California. "About 15,000 cases of lovely cabernet came pouring out those doors and down the steps, into the garden," said Jim Caudill, director of hospitality at the Hess Collection winery in Napa.

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"Shook up but still standing," reported Lee Hudson of Hudson Vineyards in the Carneros region, near the epicenter of Sunday's earthquake.

08/27/14

Sunday's 6.0-magnitude quake did more damage to the city of Napa than the wine industry.

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Read archive articles on damage caused -- and in some cases prevented -- in Chile and California

08/27/14

After two years of woeful weather, French grapegrowers have a sunnier outlook this year.

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The traditional demarcation line between the northern and southern Rhône valleys is blurring as producers embrace the entire region.

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Get a snapshot of what drives consumer's decisions about what to drink when they're out in bars and restaurants by checking out our infographic on the subject.

08/27/14

At 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, the Shelby County Election Commission verified the last of the 13,372 signatures necessary for the vote.

08/27/14

Malibu wine community hopes the L.A. County supervisors will change course on a proposed ban on new vineyards. L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said the aim is to keep the coastal mountains from being suburbanized.

08/27/14

The International Wine & Spirit Competition has revealed its shortlisted candidates for the title of Blogger of the Year 2014.

08/27/14

Philippine de Rothschild, a scion of the vaunted winemaking family who helped modernize and expand a renowned wine-producing enterprise that sells 22 million bottles annually, died on Saturday in Paris. She was 80

08/27/14

n a sign that they aren't giving up on liquor privatization, state House Republicans plan to push a bill that would decriminalize purchasing wine and liquor in other states and transporting it to Pennsylvania

08/27/14

"Southern's contribution to the indigenous South African wine industry has been an integral part of shaping the image and narrative for the South African wine industry in the U.S."

08/27/14

Valley residents and vintners assess the damage and clean up as grape harvest looms