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08/26/14

the impact may not have been as widespread as suggested by the images that flooded Twitter and television screens

08/26/14

"Most wineries in Napa Valley are located north of where the earthquake was centered," read a statement from the Wine Institute, a trade group. Those facilities "seem to have experienced minimal damage and disruption."

08/26/14

Occasionally aftershocks do end up being bigger than the initial shock but in this specific case the USGS says there is only a 5-10% chance that will happen

08/26/14

The beverage packaging industry in North America is expected to reach $26.3 billion in 2015, with plastic bottles leading the way in popularity, according to "Beverage Packaging - An Industry Assessment," scheduled for release next month by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

08/26/14

Napa County officials have asked the NVV to serve as a centralized resource by compiling information about damages and losses experienced by wineries. The NVV is also planning a workshop later this week to help those affected by the earthquake with their immediate questions. Harvest is underway in Napa Valley and everyone is working hard to get business "back to normal" as quickly as possible

08/26/14

With another frigid winter in the forecast for 2015-2016, a one-day conference with a focus on climate change and impacts of the 2014 Polar Vortex on grapes in the Great Lakes Region is quite timely. The conference will be held Sept. 5 at the Hagerty Center at Northwestern Michigan College - Great Lakes Campus in Traverse City, MI.

08/26/14

The first vineyard in Idaho to be Low Input Viticulture and Enology certified could lead to more vineyards and wineries in the state seeking the industry standard that verifies they are using good stewardship practices.

08/26/14

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Amarone Style from the Eastern Shore's Bordealau Vineyard & Winery beat out more than 100 other wines for the top prize in the Maryland Wineries Association competition.

08/26/14

A new study suggests using a smaller glass, keeping your glass on the table while you pour, and never filling it over half-full

08/26/14

A producer in Burgundy is looking to become what is believed to be the first French vineyard to be listed on the London Stock Exchange

08/26/14

The significant increase is part of an overall uptick in the number of alcohol producers in the state, as more and more consumers turn to locally produced beer, wine and spirits

08/26/14

Varieties such as Cabernet Franc logged 46% loss, Pinot Noir a 41% loss, Merlot a 53% loss, Lemberger a 57% loss, Pinot Gris a 50% loss, Syrah a 50% loss Dornfelder a 100% loss, Gewürztraminer a 58%, and Gruner Veltliner a 67% loss.

08/26/14

Philippine de Rothschild, the grande dame of Bordeaux wine and owner, together with her children, of the legendary Château Mouton Rothschild property, has died aged 80.

08/26/14

More than 100 Wines from Across the State Competed for Prestigious Award

08/26/14

from Wine Business Monthly ... Since identification and characterization of GRBaV in late 2012, the following has become understood ....

08/25/14

will need portable stainless steel tanks, barrels, anything that can hold wine right now ... with Video: Sebastiani Winery says 19 of its wine tanks were damaged

08/25/14

fortunately, most wineries had barely started harvesting grapes, which means most tanks are still empty. Had the earthquake happened a month from now, the sewage system may have run red with fermenting Merlot. Almost every winery has bottled its 2012 red wines. It may be counterintuitive to think of thousands of glass bottles as earthquake-safe, but when they are in pallets and prepared to be handled by truckers, they are less vulnerable to earthquakes than barrels stacked to the ceiling or giant tanks full of wine.

08/25/14

It's standard at wine storage facilities for barrels to be stacked six high. Fortunately, most of them seem to be holding their wine

08/25/14

grape grower Larry Hyde sat in the morning hours without electricity, trying to get his battery-powered computer working ...

08/25/14

Prized collections and wooden casks crashed to cellar floors when a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Napa Valley, but damage to the famous wine region at the start of harvest time might be limited to a handful of wineries and warehouses

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