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06/08/18

Napa Valley's Beaulieu Vineyard will be able to host more visitors at its historic winery, the Napa County Planning Commission decided Wednesday. The winery plans to renovate its historic buildings ...

06/08/18

The interaction of wine and phenolics from cork stoppers produces a newly-identified set of compounds that affect a wine's colour and bitterness - and these are called Corklins

06/08/18

the Distilled Spirits Council said it is "extremely concerned" about the increasing likelihood that the European Union (EU) and other countries will begin retaliating against U.S. spirits products in response to the U.S. decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum, and "the impact that retaliatory tariffs will have on U.S. distilled spirits producers, as well as their agricultural and supply chain partners."

06/08/18

Comstock saves thousands every month in electrical costs

06/08/18

President Donald Trump's tariff on imported solar panels has led U.S. renewable energy companies to cancel or freeze investments of more than $2.5 billion in large installation projects, along with thousands of jobs, the developers told Reuters. That's more than double the about $1 billion in new spending plans announced by firms building or expanding U.S. solar panel factories to take advantage of the tax on imports.

06/08/18

Growers, wineries scrambling to secure fruit for 2018 and keep up with demand

06/08/18

Two Napa vintners have been ordered to pay thousands of dollars in civil penalties for a number of alleged violations that includes unpermitted wine sales and short-term vacation rental of their property near Napa, according to court records

06/08/18

"We are excited to further our relationship with Young's Market Company throughout the Pacific Northwest region. Expanding our footprint within these regions is extremely beneficial to our business and solidifies our commitment to provide consumers with Round Pond Estate hand-crafted wines across the region," said Diane Cline, the National & International Director of Sales at Round Pond Estate.

06/08/18

Rodrigues began her career with Chalone Wine Group, and has worked with notable wineries such as Wild Horse, Robert Hall and Summerwood Winery & Inn. She has been active in the Paso Robles Rhone Rangers chapter for several years, ...

06/08/18

In addition to day-to-day operations and management, Kristin is responsible for expanding Montinore Estate's presence as a national leader in sustainably grown and thoughtfully crafted Pinot Noir wines and other cool-climate varietals

06/08/18

The Oakland Wine Festival is pleased to announce the lead sponsors for our fourth annual event. Russ Weis, President of Silverado Vineyards, has served as an Honorary Board Member and the Title Sponsor of The Oakland Wine Festival since its inception.

06/08/18

Wines in the new online store were selected from Vegan Wine's growing network of boutique vineyards and wineries. Current wines in the store include the 2015 Amista Gene's Block Zinfandel and the 2016 Azari Corkscrew Dry Riesling, both featured in the March wine club shipment. Club members receive a ten percent discount on each purchase.

06/08/18

Raise a glass of Chenin Blanc wine and toast with people around the world to this undersung wine varietal, during the fifth annual #DrinkChenin

06/08/18

While certainly few of us missed China's rise to the position of a major economic power, that newly established prowess continues to fight the biased western preconception of wine and China.

06/08/18

In the age of online wine shopping and social media, the ten million Hong Kong dollar question is: what will the wine merchants of the future look like? Give up? The Chinese website TMall certainly has plenty of imagination when it comes to the issue. At Vinexpo Hong Kong, the subsidiary of the Alibaba group presented the latest technologies that it could soon apply to wine sales in China.

06/08/18

A new regulation due to go into effect June 18 may exacerbate the trucking shortage that's impacted growers this year. The National Potato Council is petitioning President Trump and the Department of Transportation for revisions and an extension.

06/08/18

The Vouvray producer's owners - and wines - have caused ripples among wine reviewers.

06/08/18

Is brett or volatile acidity really a problem if nobody points it out loudly around the table?

06/08/18

It all remains a mess.

06/08/18

Over lunch with Moët's chef de cave Benoît Gouez, Tom Jarvis rekindled an old flame

06/08/18

Trade organisation the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC), has estimated that 3,500 hectares of vineyards suffered 80% destruction

06/08/18

Saskia de Rothschild is the latest member of her family steering Château Lafite Rothschild into an uncertain future

06/08/18

No wine is meant to last for a century. If it does, it's by accident. But at a dinner commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Rothschild acquisition of Lafite, 16 vintages were sampled going back to 1868.

06/08/18

Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, "Parts Unknown." His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning

06/08/18

Guided by a lusty appetite for indigenous culture and cuisine, the swaggering chef has became a travelling statesman ...

06/08/18

In our debut newsletter column, we consider what may be S.F.'s best wine restaurant, plus taste a $30 Sierra Foothills Mourvedre that punches way above its weight