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12/06/16

- We Are Asking TheTTB to Extend The Comment Period Again - Under Notice 160, out of state wineries that buy the grapes from AVA areas would not be permitted to identify on their labels where the wine grapes used in their wine came from. This would both depress the price and desirability of wine grapes sourced from growers in areas that carry an AVA designation, and result in non-California wineries using out of state grapes from AVA designated areas being unable to tell consumers where their grapes originated

12/06/16

European grapevine imports also test positive for virus; erineum mite population increases

12/06/16

Registration is now open for Innovation + Quality (IQ) 2017, a forum for ultra-premium wineries focused on cutting-edge innovations that advance wine quality. This day-long event will take place March 2, 2016 at Charles Krug Winery in the Napa Valley. Click here to register for IQ.

12/06/16

Including the Fruit of the Vine Scholarship, which gives preference to the children of winery and vineyard employees

12/06/16

Amorim, the world's largest producer of natural wine corks, unveils gas-chromatography inspection system which individually scans corks

12/06/16

As U.S. Consumer Base Diversifies, So Does Interest Within Alcoholic Beverage Landscape

12/06/16

In bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby's announced Monday that it had purchased a forensics firm whose founder once helped the auction house belatedly identify a $10 million painting as a fake

12/06/16

Fraud expert Maureen Downey moves up a gear in the fight against fakes.

12/06/16

The day of judgment for the controversial Walt Ranch vineyard project is at hand

12/06/16

The owner of Chateau Thomas Winery, Dr. Charles Thomas, is seeking a buyer for his winery business, which includes a tasting room, a gift shop, a 4,000-square-foot banquet room, an outdoor entertainment venue and inventory, plus several patents and trademarks for its product line of wines.

12/06/16

A pair of applications for new winery tasting rooms and production centers drew some fiery language, including a tense exchange between one of the applicants' attorney and the Planning Board, as public hearings for the projects continued Monday evening

12/06/16

Harvesting raisin grapes can be a labor-intensive process. With many grape varieties, about two weeks before the harvest, crews must cut the canes, which are the long branches that actually produce the grapes. Once the canes are cut, the grapes begin to wilt on the vines so that they can later be shaken onto trays

12/06/16

"The so-called 'traditionalists' have embraced modern technology to harvest riper grapes in the vineyard and make cleaner wines in the cellar ..."

12/06/16

'Zion Curtains' are mandatory walls that drinks are mixed and poured behind

12/06/16

The Retail Liquor Association of Oklahoma is finalizing legal action it promised to take after the passage of State Question 792 in November.

12/06/16

Campaigners in the Bordeaux wine region have staged what they say will be the first of several actions to highlight the purported risks of pesticide use for vineyard workers and locals

12/06/16

Bad news for vino lovers: Drinking white wine could increase your risk of skin cancer.

12/06/16

Officials want to regulate the category as it competes with organic and biodynamic, but not even winemakers can agree on a definition