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Friday, August 17th

05/08/18

A national group of wine sellers is accusing the New Hampshire Liquor Commission of abusing its power and using "gangster tactics" to block wine shipments from out of state, the latest in an ongoing spat between the two groups over sales

05/08/18

-National Association of Wine Retailers Calls on Legislature to Put A Stop to Commission's Gangster Tactics-

05/08/18

Here are the winners of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards. Congrats to all! (See who took home medallions at the JBF Media Awards on Friday, April 27.)

05/08/18

One of the original contributors to Wine & Spirits Magazine in the early 1980s, Smith wrote a humor column as well as essays on wine. Over the next two decades, he developed as one of the foremost writers exploring terroir, particularly in the Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Smith continued to write for the magazine regularly until 2006, when he left active wine writing to focus on raising a family with his wife, Catherine Bartolomei, and raising pinot noir vines ...

05/08/18

Experiments being done by cork companies and the country's universities in test forests show promise that, using precise irrigation, the first harvest of cork trees may be reduced from the current 25 years to eight to nine years with no reduction in quality ...

05/08/18

Lake County, Calif., hosts an information-rich symposium on a hot-selling varietal

05/08/18

Here are some of things we've heard from bottle-shop owners about giving a boost to slow movers

05/08/18

In a big grass pasture in the shadow of Mount Rainier in Washington state, hundreds of chickens crowd around a little house where they can get water and shelter from the bald eagles circling overhead. This is the original location of Wilcox Family Farms, an egg farm that also has locations in Oregon and Montana

05/08/18

Provençal rosé-and rosé in general-has been riding a popularity wave in recent years. While there are instances of trendy lifestyle marketing involved, many rosés are wines of quality, made by winemakers of skill and terroir of distinction. Behind them lies a secret weapon, hidden in an unassuming coral-colored building with green shutters: The Center for Rosé Research

05/08/18

"Seventy percent of the world's rosés are pale and acidic and not much else"

05/08/18

The award was presented Monday evening at the Jefferson Theater as part of the six-day Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival

05/08/18

The answer is an emphatic "probably."

05/08/18

This week, the Consorzio del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is expected to approve a new set of labeling guidelines that for the first time will allow producers to headline the word "Nobile" in large type

05/08/18

Chain restaurants with 20 or more locations will now post calorie counts on all menu items, which will unveil the surprising truth about just how many calories are in alcohol.

05/08/18

Washington State may be a fairly new wine-producing region, but several of its wineries have generations of history. Here are a few pioneers who put the state's wines on the map with their high-quality bottlings.

05/08/18

As if consumers surveyed would prefer inaccurate labels ... a March study released by the "Wine Origins Alliance" says 94 percent of American wine drinkers support laws that would protect consumers from misleading wine labels

05/08/18

"Ami has earned the respect and confidence of our family, our management team, the employees who report to her, and her peers in the wine industry. I can't think of a better choice," stated Bill Phelps, Executive Chairman of Joseph Phelps Vineyards

05/08/18

The festival will showcase a variety of small-production wines currently being crafted by some of the most innovative winemakers in Sonoma, Mendocino, Livermore, Lodi and Napa, according to festival organizers. The nonprofit event will be held at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building on First Street West

05/08/18

and has lots of ideas about how to attain this goal, as Patrick Schmitt MW discovers.

05/08/18

Nina Caplan's book "The Wandering Vine" (Bloomsbury, $32.99), is on sale now.

05/08/18

After more than 40 years of widespread use, new scientific tests show formulated weedkillers have higher rates of toxicity to human cells