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Saturday, November 22nd

09/03/14

On Aug. 29, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued answers to frequently asked questions for vintners and allied businesses affected by the magnitude-6.0 earthquake felt throughout the Bay Area five days earlier.

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A bill that could pit Salinas Valley urban water users against agricultural interests passed the state Legislature late last week and is awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature

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Battle lines have been drawn in the idyllic wine-producing areas of Tuscany as authorities call for stricter regulation of vineyards amid fears that intensive wine production is causing soil erosion and pollution.

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contrasting red grape varieties and growing regions in the North Coast to add layers of dimension and complexity

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The Finger Lakes Wine Alliance announced the official debut of the 2013 Finger Lakes Rieslings through its fourth annual Vintage Riesling Launch promotion, September 2-30, 2014. The month long celebration will include Riesling tasting events at restaurants, wine bars, wine shops, wineries, and specialty events throughout New York State.

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The new legislation will hold companies accountable for labor abuses by temp agencies and subcontractors they use

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As the Napa Valley community begins the process of repairing damage and healing from injuries and losses related to the earthquake that struck on August 24, 2014, we extend our heartfelt wishes to those affected by the natural disaster

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an important reminder of the difference between trademarks and copyrights

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... "more than 600 members have each paid a $150,000 initiation fee to join, affording them, among other privileges, the right to buy the wine." Ha ha

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It has been fashionable for some time for people to claim they'll drink anything but chardonnay, and yet the stylistically eclectic white wine belies its doubters, remaining the most popular wine of any color in the United States.

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Bunbury-based Department of Agriculture and Food wine and grape research officer Richard Fennessy is comparing shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot from warm and cool wine regions to evaluate the effect that climate and variety have on the pre-fermentative cold maceration or 'cold soak' process.

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Winesecrets has developed an on-job-training program to provide incoming veterans with industry specific skills while working at its wine production facility. "I am deeply honored that a professional of Michael's caliber would choose to become part of our company"

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The wine trade is in mourning after Wine Australia's UK/Europe Regional Director Yvonne May lost her battle against Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and passed away on Friday, aged 53.

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The annual Sonoma Wine Country Weekend supports local charities with three days of wine, food and fun

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But plenty of obstacles remain before this can become law, as stakeholders continue to push for more concessions

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Red blends are something special, and they are becoming the largest and most important category in Washington wine country.

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While a few hundred tons were picked last week and even this weekend, today is the official start of the 2014 Washington wine grape harvest.

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Temperatures in northern and central California are expected to cool off gradually in September, but forecasters say no significant rain is yet on the horizon.

09/03/14

US diner chain Denny's has launched a $300 brunch served with Dom Pérignon Champagne.

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Greg will further refine the winery's range of extraordinary estate wines, including Siebert Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon from the Berger vineyard on Sonoma Mountain, and Pagnano Zinfandel from Russian River Valley. Greg will also add single-vineyard and reserve Chardonnays.

09/03/14

The compromise deal would allow wineries to ship directly to South Dakotans. In return, they'd have to pay at least part of the tax current alcohol wholesalers have to pay, and the state would publish a list of all the wine labels registered for direct shipment. The law would require age verification at both purchase and delivery and forbid wine shippers from selling wine below cost.

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"This is a tremendous accomplishment for the state's retail food stores and for their customers who want to be able to buy wine while shopping for groceries," said Susie Alcorn, Red White and Food campaign manager. "Our goal has always been to give Tennesseans the opportunity to vote on this issue, and now they will have that chance."

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Founder Greg Lambrecht shows the correct way to use the gas-powered device

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Self-made millionaire entrepreneur Christopher R. King seems to have the magic touch when it comes to business dealings. Now, he's testing the winemaking waters with the release of his first-ever 2010 Napa Valley red wine, The King of Clubs, a project he developed along with winemaker Robert Mondavi, Jr. and restaurateur Justin Anthony.

09/03/14

There's an old saying: "Business and family don't mix well." The combination can be disastrous - yet so many people attempt to do it, thinking it'll work. And most often it doesn't. But occasionally it does. And in some cases, it works extraordinarily well. Take the Mariani family.

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It's enough to make you choke on your Chablis. In France, the land of good food and world-famous wine, seven of out 10 people admit they are far from connoisseurs when it comes to the grape.

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The number of alcoholic beverage manufacturers in the state has grown from 205 to 410 since 2011, according to a report released by the state. That growth also is playing out in the Albany region. Chris Martell, CEO of Druthers Brewing Co. says he sees opportunity, rather than competition in Albany.

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Arkansas is one of 10 states that allow dry counties, according to the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association. An additional 15 states are "partially dry."

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Since opening his store three years ago, the Brockville, Ont., native has been working to raise the profile of Canadian wine in Japan

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With damage from the powerful Napa earthquake reaching into the hundreds of millions, Gov. Jerry Brown urged President Obama on Tuesday to approve federal financial assistance

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Boissenot was one of the most prolific wine consultants of the late 20th century, working with almost 200 properties on the Left Bank of Bordeaux over the last 45 years

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Annual Taste of Sonoma was a moveable feast of food and wine