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06/26/17

Noted climatologist's first order of business: launch wine major at Willamette Valley school

06/26/17

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Parent Sorensen Funeral Home in Petaluma. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Rose Catholic Church in Santa Rosa. A location for the reception to follow has not yet been determined.

06/26/17

The new offering is art of TWE's prestigious "masstige" portfolio, and is inspired by the adventurous spirit of Australian industry pioneer, Samuel Wynn

06/26/17

the forces of regulatory inertia, lawmakers' slavish devotion to the deep pockets of wine wholesalers who oppose retailer wine shipping, and a reactionary fear of change by most small retailers all stand in the way of giving America's traditional specialty wine retailers their chance at survival

06/26/17

The fifth year of Celebrate focused on the Syrah grape-the region cycles through Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah every three years-and featured older vintage tastings, winemaker dinners and several seminars from some of the Valley's 120 wineries

06/26/17

Hunter Lewis, the editor of Cooking Light, will become Food & Wine's new editor in chief, replacing Nilou Motamed, who is leaving the company after a little more than a year. Ms. Motamed had taken over from Dana Cowin, who edited the magazine for more than 20 years.

06/26/17

The guys kick around vineyard real-estate in Sonoma and Napa. Our listeners have more questions on Rose' and we talk about blends, colors and styles from around the world. Tipping at tasting rooms, yes or no? Is the old tasting room model broken? Ever had a headache from sulfites? ...

06/26/17

The Round-Up City is on the map as the birthplace for groundbreaking work in harvesting wine grapes and tree fruit. Jeff Lorton of the Future Farm Project at the Pendleton Unmanned Aircraft System Test Range, says Digital Harvest CEO Young Kim has found a way to mesh virtual reality with robotics to delicately pick the fruit

06/26/17

Mallya had shown key Diageo executives - including Ivan Menezes, its then chief operating officer - a ledger containing details of payments to various companies which were then diverted to Kingfisher

06/26/17

"It was untenable. They were planting it everywhere. They were planting a lot of it in Paso."

06/26/17

for those who care, good rosés, made conscientiously, are out there. The best - the sort of rosés that can age and evolve like any other good wine - have risen in price. But for roughly $15 to $20, the sweet spot for good value in wine, you can find remarkable rosés from many corners of the wine-producing world

06/26/17

Rosé has shown strong growth over the past year and is outpacing overall US wine growth, a trend which will ramp up during the summer months thanks to the pink drink's light and versatile appeal, says Nielsen.

06/26/17

the aromas were reconstituted by combining aroma compounds in the synthetic wine, and sensory descriptive analysis was used to verify the chemical data. Fatty acid ethyl esters, acetate esters, and ?-damascenone were found with higher OAVs in the more fruity-smelling sample of Helan Mountain rather than Shangri-La

06/26/17

Wineries are meeting a worldwide environmental challenge to drastically conserve water, harnessing technology and challenging notions about irrigation.

06/26/17

Far Niente Wine Estates has purchased a 60-acre Napa Valley vineyard planted primarily to cabernet sauvignon grapes

06/26/17

Andrew Jefford salutes a region facing - and embracing - change

06/26/17

Coravin's CEO, Fred Levy, has bold ambitions for the brand and wants to turn the gadget into "the Nespresso of wine" used in kitchens all over the world

06/26/17

Five men have been jailed for their part in a failed attempt to break into the wine cellar of famed collector Michel-Jack Chasseuil, who was threatened with a Kalashnikov rifle and had his fingers broken during the terrifying ordeal in 2014.

06/26/17

During the 1850s gold rush, vineyard owners used an army of enslaved Native American workers

06/26/17

Napa-based Wine RayZyn Company - which launched in January 2016 banking on the inspiration to turn dried wine grapes into a snack - this week reported reaching distribution in more than 1,500 stores as well as breaking into international markets and some restaurants

06/26/17

compared to the 2015 campaign, a direct result of this year's price increases and lacklustre demand from domestic consumers.

06/26/17

and there is hope that lesser vintages might start to follow a similar upward trend. The estate's second wine, Pavillon Rouge, is also proving a savvy investment

06/26/17

on the back of strong demand from West Coast importers, distributors and growers.

06/26/17

New York's 20 wine trails aren't lost on Sam Filler, who recently took the helm at the New York Wine and Grape Foundation

06/26/17

Diego Recinos-Walsh made his way down a long trellis guiding the growth of grapevines on the Huntley Vineyard at Cal Poly Pomona on a recent morning

06/26/17

Following the announcement last week of the Clos Rougeard purchase by Martin and Olivier Bouygues, Decanter.com can confirm that Hervé Berland, CEO of Château Montrose in St Estèphe, will extend his role to also oversee the Loire estate

06/26/17

Increases in prices for Napa cab grapes seem to be outpacing the increase in pricing for Napa cab wines. This could make sense if vineyard production was decreasing, but production of Napa cab has actually been increasing in recent years as wineries have replanted vineyards and grafted existing vineyards over to Cab from other varietals

06/26/17

How to showcase an icon wine? First, bring together the wealthiest visionary of Argentina, a world celebrated Patagonian chef and a renowned Italian born wine consultant. Next, uncork several magnums of the 2015 vintage on the tranquil grounds of a Bordeaux château. Billionaire Argentinian Alejandro Bulgheroni owns multiple wineries, including Renwood in California, Château Suau in Bordeaux, a few in Tuscany (including Dievole) as well as in Argentina (Argento, Bodega Vistalba) and a new venture in Patagonia that will be the southernmost winery in the world

06/26/17

"Vineyards from central Chile are investing more and more in this area, escaping from climate change. There is a real opportunity to do great Pinot Noir here... It needs the acidity of the south"

06/26/17

There's a divergence between "soft" measures of sentiment and "hard" data. Partisan leanings offer an explanation

06/26/17

Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled their ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill, just a week before an expected vote.