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09/18/14

Napa has followed the state's lead in further tightening curbs on water use in the face of California's severe drought.

09/18/14

French wineries may come under added financial pressure as the government considers imposing social charges on wages paid to harvest workers with short-term contracts.

09/18/14

While Chile is best known for its Bordeaux blends, it's Mediterranean grapes that are becoming an increasing focus for the country's winemakers.

09/18/14

An "iron vineyard" sculpture housed at the Napa Wine Train's depot in California was "yarn bombed" by a group of stealthy knitters.

09/18/14

A Californian winery has been forced out of business after it was fined $155,000 for using volunteer labour.

09/18/14

The overall European wine harvest for 2014 looks like being down on last year, according to the latest report from Ciatti, the global grape broking business, but France is set to return to its position as the biggest wine supplier in the world.

09/18/14

A long stretch of dry weather during the summer has the grape harvest in North Carolina running ahead of schedule, with winemaking kicking into gear earlier than usual, Time Warner Cable News 14 reports.

09/18/14

But the problem is being perpetuated by some players more than others. While B.C. has encouraged open exchange with Ontario and other provinces, allowing B.C. residents to purchase Ontario wine, Ontario hasn't been so quick to reciprocate, even though Ontario wineries have gone on the record in support of opening provincial borders for wine sales.

09/18/14

As we have come to expect, Central Otago wines dominated the medals for pinot noir at the 2014 New Zealand International Wine Show, taking out 10 of the 15 Gold Medals awarded. But what is more interesting about the results of this show is that Central Otago wines won medals in a total of 10 different wine categories - Methode Traditionelle, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Dessert Wine, Rose, Pinot Noir, and Syrah.

09/18/14

Several weeks ago a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck outside of Napa, California, leaving many in the wine industry reeling. However, in 1906, a 7.8 magnitude quake struck with even more dire consequences for the California wine industry.

09/18/14

The University of California, Davis, has been selected by the Chilean government to form a new partnership establishing the UC Davis Life Sciences Innovation Center in Chile. With a projected budget of $12 million over its first three years, the center will foster collaborative work among experts from UC Davis and Chile aimed at transforming public-sector research into regional, national and global business opportunities.

09/18/14

Kushman and Wagner are currently trying to contact the booking agents for Pliny the Elder, Dom Pérignon, and Keith Richards, who they are pretty sure drinks lots of wine

09/18/14

Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview with John Mariani, restaurant and travel columnist for Esquire Magazine and the Huffington Post. He has been called "the most influential food-wine critic in the popular press" by the Philadelphia Inquirer. We discuss the state of the restaurant industry in the US.

09/18/14

Odneal is a Horticulturist with Missouri State's Fruit Experiment Station and says the Ozark climate takes its toll on native grapes. A harsh winter and wet summer have been her biggest challenges.

09/18/14

The Planning Commission voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve the expansion of the Davies Family Winery production facility, and to allow tours and tastings in a new building

09/18/14

Now, tribal leaders say, the time has come to sweep away the tortured history and grab what Indians call "the new buffalo": gambling

09/18/14

When Margrit Mondavi came to Napa Valley five decades ago from South Dakota, she saw an economy that was still reeling from Prohibition and World War II. There were about 20 makeshift saloons along the dirt streets of a Yountville - sans French Laundry. The valley did have wine, though it did lack the sophisticated culture Robert Mondavi and she pioneered in the succeeding years.

09/18/14

Plans are to dig into the base of McQueen to build a winery in the form of an underground hall surrounded by the spokes of long tunnels for aging the wines

09/18/14

A meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Wine Regulatory Forum has agreed to establish common maximum residue limits for agricultural chemicals in wine, according to the ABC.

09/18/14

One of Champagne's most established producers has warned that if the region doesn't get its act together it could soon be falling behind Prosecco

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