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03/27/17

What are some of the new trends in Burgundy? This was a question posted to over 20 top Domains in Burgundy, and the results suggest that Burgundian wineries are looking to the past for inspiration. Five major trends emerged from the interviews, but the two strongest were healthy vineyards, with more adoption of organic/biodynamic farming, and an increased focus on direct-to-consumer sales.

03/27/17

Could one vineyard sale raise prices for 90 wineries? W. Blake Gray investigates.

03/27/17

Jerry and Kathy Forest honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

03/27/17

Immigration authorities seized five apple pickers in Albion on Tuesday. The men had no criminal records and were not the intended targets of an enforcement action, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed. But when found lacking legal status, they were charged with immigration violations and detained "pending removal proceedings,"

03/27/17

Out as early as James Suckling's scores, Sauternes estate Château Guiraud has released its 2016 wine en primeur, with no price change on the 2015 vintage, so that buyers will already know the price of the wine when tasting it

03/27/17

Many wineries are pro large-format containers

03/27/17

Evolving plans for a new wine-related event center at the entrance to this rural, historic village have some people here bracing for a fight, afraid the charm and flavor of their pastoral valley may be in jeopardy

03/27/17

Though the grape boomed in the 1990s, Syrah is still suffering through an identity crisis. A community of small producers hopes to change that.

03/27/17

After successfully co-launching and managing Taken Wine Company, a series of brands inspired by a desire to introduce wine to his own generation, the time has come for Napa vintner Josh Phelps to set out on his own to start a new wine company. Phelps has sold his interest in Taken Wine Co. to Trinchero Family Estates, the company that produced the brand.

03/27/17

Mark Wisnovsky, whose family owns Valley View Vineyard, reflects on the power of wine and the value of trade.

03/27/17

I was born in a bad vintage. Aside from Port-which I adore, and which was stunning in my birth year-1977 was not exactly a benchmark year for most of the world's major wine-growing regions

03/27/17

Restaurants know diners will buy wines in the second or third cheapest slot

03/27/17

What you need to know about the current and future status of legislation

03/27/17

In this ongoing in-depth investigation, NRN looks at how the current political environment could affect immigration and what it means for restaurant operators.

03/27/17

Wines of Michigan made a pit stop in San Francisco after pouring for the Alsace Festival in Mendocino Country. Eight wineries were represented along with a handful of producers. This tasting focused on Riesling, wine producers there have long known how to produce well; and Pinot Noir, a grape I believe is giving them more of a challenge.

03/27/17

Napa vintner Josh Phelps has sold his interest in Taken Wine to Trinchero Family Estates in St. Helena, the company that produces the brand.

03/27/17

The Ceja family's wine and beer ventures in Los Carneros winegrowing region straddling Sonoma and Napa counties on Wednesday, March 22, received a state award for environmentally conscious agribusiness.

03/27/17

an opportunity to do something new. I was approached about getting involved in working with the Scheid family and its wines, and I thought "why not?"

03/27/17

People say everything is possible in China and some folks take this to heart, making the impossible, possible: conjuring up a suspiciously Petrus-like label and a commemorative wine from Château Cheval Blanc called 'Clos du Cheval Blanc'. Both 'unicorn' wines are just a series of deliberately misleading to downright fraudulent wines we spotted at the Chengdu Wine Fair this week

03/27/17

Andrew Jefford attends a 'terroir tasting' - and addresses one of the key wine questions of our time...

03/27/17

UK ports will be 'stopped dead' and wine could be held there for days if a customs deal isn't reached in Brexit negotiations, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has warned as the government prepares to trigger Article 50 this week

03/27/17

Aside from the personal connection, Woodinville has been a common expansion point for many Yakima Valley wineries seeking to be closer to customers in the more populated Seattle area

03/27/17

Last year was a bountiful crop for Lodi's vineyards, which produced the second largest harvest in history, according to recent numbers released from the annual Grape Crush Report for 2016 from the California Department of Farming and Agriculture.

03/27/17

The dollar slid to a four-month low against a basket of currencies on Monday as investors weighed the prospects of a U.S. fiscal spending boost under President Donald Trump after his failure to push through a key healthcare reform bill

03/27/17

I'm of the opinion that you don't find a 100-point wine -- it finds you. I came to the 2013 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Bosche at one of my recent tasting sessions. I had just tasted the impressive 2013 Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot. I rated this wine from the storied Napa Valley vineyard 98 points. It'll be hard to top that, I thought ...