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05/24/17

The Brown family owns a majority of the voting power and has indicated historically that they do not want to sell their company

05/24/17

now that word of the spurned approach has leaked out, pressure will be on Brown-Forman, even if its minority shareholders don't have much say in the matter. The Class B non-voting shares tanked more than 3 percent Tuesday

05/24/17

The Wine Industry Technology Symposium (WITS), the only conference focused on successfully deploying technology solutions in the wine industry, is pleased to announce Retail Realm as the Platinum Sponsor for the 2017 conference.

05/24/17

Napa County grape growers owning an acre or more of vineyards will soon be voting-by-mail on whether to continue a farmworker housing assessment for another five years

05/24/17

Sonoma County wants to help raise $2 million over the next three years to expand legal services for residents facing possible deportation - a move government leaders hope can alleviate widespread fear among those who are undocumented about the immigration policies of President Donald Trump's administration.

05/24/17

His 50-year career at a Napa newspaper helped chronicle the wine industry's rise

05/24/17

The bill would allow licensed beer distributors and importing distributors, known as wholesalers, to purchase a permit to sell unlimited quantities of wine and liquor. Beer distributor warehouses, which already sell beer in quantities ranging from single bottles to kegs, would essentially become one-stop shops for alcohol under the legislation.

05/24/17

Baron Hans von Staff-Reitzenstein purchases one of the largest wine estates in Stellenbosch

05/24/17

California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Producer Pays Homage to the Past and Looks to the Future with a Year of Celebrations and New Developments

05/24/17

Two Purdue University agriculture-based startups each have received $50,000 investments from the Purdue Ag-celerator, a plant sciences innovation fund operated by Purdue Ventures, the capital access arm of the Purdue Foundry, with assistance from the Purdue College of Agriculture, Purdue Research Foundation's Office of Technology Commercialization and the agricultural industry.

05/24/17

In a significant realignment calculated to accelerate growth across seven key states, Excelsior Wines, North America's largest importer of South American wines, confirms a strategic new partnership with Young's Market Company. Effective June 1, Young's Market Company assumes exclusive distribution rights for Excelsior Wines in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

05/24/17

On May 22, Vya Sweet Vermouth was honored with the Vermouth Trophy at the 2017 International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London, an award which highlights its recipient as the best of all vermouths at the competition. Vya brand vermouths are produced by Quady Winery in Madera, California, and are considered by some to be the US's first American craft vermouth.

05/24/17

At a recent lunch at New York's celebrated Le Coucou, Chris and Thea Upchurch, founders and owners of Upchurch Vineyard, introduced their Cabernet Sauvignon to a group of restaurant, hospitality and media guests. Le Coucou received the 2017 James Beard Award for "Best New Restaurant". Chef Daniel Rose crafted a signature three-course menu ideally suited to the nuances of Upchurch's award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State's renowned Red Mountain AVA.

05/24/17

After graduating with a degree in agricultural economics and business management from the University of California, Davis, Caplan joined Frieda's full time. Learning the business from the ground up, she worked in nearly every department at the company before being promoted to president and CEO. In 1990 Caplan and her sister purchased the specialty produce company from their mother.

05/24/17

Philippe said the opportunity to work with the soils and varietals of Amador was too good to pass up. His team includes Director of Winemaking Maayan Koschitzky and Assistant Winemakers Meghan Zobeck and Marie Laure Ammons.

05/24/17

It all started one afternoon in a small Georgia town. After going to the grocery store to pick up a few bottles of wine for a party, Tami Fricks soon realized that she had no idea how differentiate between good or bad wine.

05/24/17

Allan Green has the largest collection of wine cans on the planet, according to Guinness World Records, and it's expanding faster than ever.

05/24/17

The Bethesda, Maryland-based company is taking over the leases for liquor store Goody Goody in Humble and the Copperfield Village Shopping Center, company representatives confirmed in emails. It's the seventh and eighth Houston-area stores for Total Wine, which is emerging as the fastest-growing new competitor in the Bayou City.

05/24/17

Do you think South Africa is a country that is good at making bulk wines, but that when it comes to quality and personality falls short? Then it's time to wake up. Now! You are missing a lot of exciting and very original wines.

05/24/17

The fastest growth in the category seems to be in the last three years, with almost every winery that has a tasting room making at least a small amount of rosé, and many making a lot of it. Rosé has been around for decades, but great rosé is a recent phenomenon. Today, it has reached a pinnacle of quality that is hard to describe.

05/24/17

Round Barn Winery in Baroda has acquired Tabor Hill Winery. Round Barn Partner Chris Moersch tells WSJM News the deal was in the works for about 3 years. He's thrilled to have signed it Tuesday.

05/24/17

As Napa-based Top It Off Bottling was moving into a 112,400-square-foot new facility, it inked a fast-closing deal to combine with Napa Barrel Care, effective May 1. The barrel warehouser's founder, Mike Blom, became a partner in Top It Off and director of barrel operations, according to Michael Glavin, founder and president.

05/24/17

Pioneering winemaker Fred Brander is being honored as Vintner of the Year at the Feb. 17, 2018, Santa Barbara Wine Auction. The biennial auction is a benefit for Direct Relief and is coordinated in part by the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation. The foundation is the charitable arm of the Buellton-based trade association Santa Barbara Vintners.

05/24/17

Opponents have mobilized to try to convince Gov. Rick Scott to veto a bill that would a repeal a decades-old law requiring hard spirits to be sold in separate facilities from groceries and other goods --- an issue that has become known as the "liquor wall."

05/24/17

More and different types of wines from Israel are making their way gradually onto the shelves of Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), but these often award-winning products still suffer from an image problem.

05/24/17

Jean-Sebastien Morin, a sommelier and the wine category manager for the PEI Liquor Control Commission, says interest in the festival has grown since its launch 21 years ago.

05/24/17

Both Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt portray the environmental agency as a job-killing federal bureaucracy.

05/24/17

Gov. Jerry Brown reinserted $15.4 million into his budget proposal for high school FFA and career technical programs after parents, students and other advocates took to social media to rally support for the programs.

05/24/17

Last Friday, Randy Caporoso with the Lodi Winegrape Commission led a panel discussion and blind tasting with noted wine educators and scribes Fred Swan and Deborah Parker Wong before an audience of winemakers, growers and wine enthusiasts at Wine & Roses in Lodi. The event helped kick off the 13th annual ZinFest, which took place Saturday at Lodi Lake.

05/24/17

20th anniversary festival in Anderson Valley highlights region's history and path forward

05/24/17

Columbia Winery has announced its designation as an Official Partner of the Seattle Mariners for the 2017 and 2018 Major League Baseball seasons

05/24/17

The luxurious taste of caviar has been a part of Jordan Vineyard & Winery's elegant hospitality for decades, and the French-inspired wine producer's connection to this culinary delicacy reaches new heights this month with the launch of the Jordan Chef's Reserve Caviar by Tsar Nicoulai

05/24/17

As winter gives way to spring, the warmer weather ushers in wine festivals across the country, where vendors stock their booths and hoist their banners to offer the latest vintages to consumers. Sundresses and khaki shorts parade around the maze of tables to taste the latest offerings.

05/24/17

Two of the premier wineries in southwest Michigan are now under the same umbrella

05/24/17

It's been the biggest week so far of the Bordeaux 2016 en primeur campaign, with Left Bank stalwart Lynch-Bages joining Right Bank big guns Pavie and Angélus on merchant lists

05/24/17

Total Wine & More is taking over two Houston-area Goody Goody liquor stores as the Maryland-based company continues its aggressive growth and goes head-to-head with local stalwart Spec's.

05/24/17

Heavy drinking can lead to liver disease, but a new study suggests that it's not just the alcohol that damages the liver - fungi that commonly live in the human gut appear to contribute to the disease as well

05/24/17

Representing a $252.6 billion beer industry is The Beer Institute. Formulating public policy and incorporating over 4,000 brewers across America, it has become a lucrative industry, creating thousands of jobs and providing economic growth

05/24/17

This is similar to the +2 the index hit the week before last, a post-election low.

05/24/17

Facebook is branching out into the field of neuroscience research with the creation of its own scientific lab dedicated to devising new marketing techniques for agencies, brands and media firms

05/24/17

It might be hard to understand what Sonoma County pinot noir is or really means. In fact, that's the question we asked ourselves and winemakers ...

05/24/17

"The case is the first time that we're aware of that says you need to get a (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) permit to plow to grow crops"