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06/21/17

Christopher Silva, the Petaluma-born dynamo who left lawyering to become president of St. Francis Winery and steepen its ascent among Sonoma County's finest purveyors of wine and foods, died Tuesday at the age of 52.

06/21/17

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has requested the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exempt winegrapes from its produce safety rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and place them on a list of produce commodities rarely consumed raw. The action would exempt growers and wineries from having to comply with unnecessary and burdensome requirements and paperwork under the rule.

06/21/17

Steve Lamoureux, senior vice president of product innovation for globally recognized consumer-insights firm The Nielsen Co., will reveal the results of the study Aug. 16 at the Wines & Vines Packaging Conference at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville

06/21/17

Bluet, a Jefferson Maine based business that produces sparkling wine made from wild blueberries, was chosen based on its founders' superior knowledge of how to operate and grow the business ...

06/21/17

The Fresno State University Department of Viticulture and Enology is pleased to announce that Dr. Miguel Pedroza will join the faculty in August 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Enology.

06/21/17

Ann von Moritz recently came to V2 Wine Group as Northwest Region Manager. A native of the Northwest, von Moritz has great knowledge of the wine industry, working at all levels.

06/21/17

"Steve Doyle has a keen understanding of the complexities of today's wine marketplace. He has a belief in building win-win relationships with our valued partners, many of whom we have had relationships with since my father started the business."

06/21/17

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has selected Al Scheid of Scheid Vineyards Inc. as their 2017 Leader the Year. The award will be presented on July 17 in Napa.

06/21/17

Now Edgar Torres has permanent resident status and is working toward citizenship. He is owner and winemaker of two brands - his own Bodega de Edgar and Hug Cellars, which he acquired when the founders decided to retire. And he's considered Paso Robles' first Mexican-American winemaker, a designation he's learning to embrace

06/21/17

Leadership from the world's premier wine regions hosted a tasting event at Vinexpo 2017 to welcome three new members to the Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place & Origin. The British Columbia Wine Institute of Canada, which represents five wine regions in the province; the South Australian wine region of McLaren Vale; and the Texas Wine Growers of the United States "join the global movement to ensure wine place names are protected and not abused or miscommunicated to consumers"

06/21/17

3 Badge Beverage Corporation has introduced Petite Sirah to its Plungerhead line of wines and has unveiled a significant packaging redesign for the brand. The new Plungerhead Lodi Petite Sirah hits the market this summer with a new bold red package that gives Plungerhead a distinctive presence.

06/21/17

"I don't like to make wine for the market - I like to go out and make wine that is true to a place and then find a market for it."

06/21/17

Study shows risks have climbed steadily since 1980, and the number of people in danger will grow to 48% by 2100 even if emissions are drastically reduced

06/21/17

Wine and spirits making may be centuries-old traditions, but the logistics of bringing them to market today require 21st century solutions, from e-commerce to analytics. In addition, advances in science are leading to new production styles and fresh understandings of the human experience through emerging fields like neuroenology, which examines the brain's role in the pleasurability of taste.

06/21/17

Farming operations in the Treasure Valley area of southwestern Idaho are having a hard time finding workers and many are having to increase hours and pay to get by.

06/21/17

Trading the courtroom and suits for vineyards and boots, Roney dug into his wine roots to release his very first Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

06/21/17

Full and half day packages are available as well as à la carte tickets.

06/21/17

Pink wine enthusiast will receive shipments of rosé each month from March-October, choosing either $59.99 per month for 3 bottles, or saving $20 with the 6 bottles per month option for $99.99.

06/21/17

A recent count showed 30 tasting rooms just around the Sonoma Plaza in the commercial zoning district - as well as several restaurants and taverns that also sell alcohol - and at least one more in the works for opening this summer. This demonstrates an increase of almost 50 percent in just the last three years, according to figures from a 2014 staff report to the Sonoma City Council.

06/21/17

The WSTA has described the prospect of failed Brexit negotiations as "totally unacceptable", with chief executive Miles Beale calling for a "full negotiated divorce settlement" to avoid a cliff edge 'no deal' Brexit.

06/21/17

Got your attention? Then you probably really love food and/or wine. So much so that you'll spend precious time reading about a ridiculously expensive festival (Food & Wine Classic in Aspen passes were around $2,000) in a town that makes Denver real estate look like the clearance rack at Walmart

06/21/17

Al has a vision of the future of wine tourism in the Southern Oregon

06/21/17

More than 200 new jobs planned for Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant in Reston

06/21/17

Last Wednesday at 9 a.m., bottles of one pale-pink wine started selling out across Chicagoland. Not at auction to collectors, but at Aldi grocery stores. Customers were each limited to one bottle, priced at $8.99 plus tax. The next day at 11:51 a.m., we bought what may have been the last bottle in the city

06/21/17

A Rhône-focused winery with a tasting room in Pismo Beach has opened a second location in Paso Robles' Tin City complex

06/21/17

Supermarket giant Tesco has launched a range of low alcohol wines in the UK, responding to an 18% decline in alcohol consumption over the last decade

06/21/17

Low alcohol wines-as opposed to zero alcohol "wines"-are a fast-growing niche in the U.K.?

06/21/17

See which Bordeaux wines are most commonly found on menus in 130 of the world's best restaurants, according to research by Wine Lister

06/21/17

The changes are major for Rioja, but look sideways to the sparkling revolution marching out of Italy and elsewhere, and also the single plot classifications of places like Italy and Burgundy which give far greater flexibility to producers around how they make and classify wine, then the changes begin to seem far more familiar

06/21/17

If you were among the 250+ attendees at this month's Wine Industry Technology Symposium (WITS), you might have toasted to the conference's successful showcase of the latest technology solutions for wineries - big and small.