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Wednesday, December 12th

09/28/18

The U.S. Supreme Court granted CERT in Tennessee Wine & Spirits vs. Byrd Clayton, a case involving residency requirements for wine retailers in Tennessee, that could help large retailers expand their national footprint and potentially open up out-of-state retail-to-consumer wine shipping

09/28/18

G3 Enterprises, the company behind Gallo wines and the Barefoot brand, is now using a new flexo printing technique that achieves the precision of solvent-processed plates while using a water-based process.

09/28/18

Workers for the state's largest peach grower have ousted the United Farm Workers union as their representative, the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board confirmed Thursday.

09/28/18

The tasting-room moratorium was set to expire Sept. 30; however, city staff hasn't yet developed a tasting-room-regulations report for the council to consider. According to City Manager Cathy Capriola, the combination of issues - including several unexpected issues coming before the City Council throughout the year and a depleted staff at City Hall -- lowered tasting rooms on the council's list of its most pressing priorities.

09/28/18

The days of new wineries coming to the Napa Valley floor aren't over, but they are waning. More and more, new wineries are being located away from the thoroughfares of Highway 29 and Silverado Trail

09/28/18

grape prices flat or lower after large 2017 harvest ... Like much of the East Coast from North Carolina to New England, the Finger Lakes region in New York has had a wetter than normal growing season. While the Finger Lakes haven't received the tremendous amounts of rainfall that hit North Carolina during and after Hurricane Florence, the area has had more rain than usual

09/28/18

while its owner fights a lawsuit against two Las Vegas executives, one of which is alledged to have threatened to bury him in the desert

09/28/18

George Ortiz accepted the Ohtli Award in front of more than 600 people gathered at Sonoma State University for the fifth annual State of the Latino Community forum, hosted by the leadership group Los Cien. The San Francisco-based Mexican Consul General Gemi José González López hand-delivered the accolade, bestowed to Latino leaders who make significant contributions to Mexican communities outside of the country

09/28/18

Cool nights and warm days over an extended period preserve acidity and develop flavor complexity

09/28/18

Christopher, the youngest child of Barbara Banke and the late Jess Jackson, expressed his delight at the white grapes already harvested from this vintage, when speaking at a dinner on Monday held at the Stonestreet Estate, as part of the Vinexpo Explorer concept

09/28/18

The year 2008 may be widely known for the significant economic downturn, but for husband-and-wife team of Erica Landon and Ken Pahlow it marked the launch of their dream in Oregon's Willamette Valley: the formation of Walter Scott Wines.

09/28/18

For many years a senior editor of the business pages at the Sunday Times and The Economist as well as a contributor to the Financial Times, Nicholas was best known for his work on wines and spirits most particularly his great love, Cognac.

09/28/18

Though they both grew up in Bonner County, neither of Pend d'Oreille Winery's new owners ever planned on running the longtime Sandpoint winery.

09/28/18

There's an established lexicon for lavishing praise on well made wine. But finding the words to describe a bad bottle can be just as useful to an oenophile-and a lot of fun, too

09/28/18

A Republican effort to make last year's individual tax changes permanent is expected to be approved by the House on Friday, before the initiative likely gets shelved because the Senate won't act on it

09/28/18

A new grape created at Cornell University celebrates size. Each fruit, on average, is twice as big as a traditional Concord grape. That's why it was named after Mount Everest, says Bruce Reisch, a horticulture professor and grape breeder at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, N.Y.

09/28/18

"Since the Human Genome Project was completed, the flood of new genetic information and the accelerated pace of discovery represent a paradigm shift in the practice of clinical genetics,"

09/28/18

Smoke is still spewing from the Klondike and Natchez fires both of which began from lightning strikes on July 15, 2018 in Oregon and California

09/28/18

alifornia almonds, which cater to about 80 per cent of the global demand, have fully recovered from a four-year drought that ended in 2016, with the harvest returning to record levels this year, according to growers and promoters of the resilient crop

09/28/18

NRAEF study offers suggestions as industry faces widening gap between younger workforce and jobs

09/28/18

Some local residents are pushing back and calling for a moratorium on new winery construction. A locally spearheaded group called Preserve Rural Sonoma County (PRSC) has collected more than one thousand signatures in support of not allowing new winery and event space construction until new building policies are amended.

09/28/18

Dry Creek Winery, Comstock Wines installs 165 kW solar electric system by SolarCraft of Novato, CA - offsetting 90% of the annual utility bill.

09/28/18

Plus: What to drink with yakitori, and the rare California Malbec that's actually good

09/28/18

President Donald Trump's FDA - responding to pressure from the farm industry and Trump's order to eliminate regulations - shelves water-testing rules for at least four years ...

09/28/18

Humans love alcohol. With the exception of a few Islamic nations, the sale and consumption of various spiked beverages - and the social culture that goes along with such activities - flourish across the globe. According to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report, people above the age of 15 drank the equivalent of 6.4 liters (1.7 gallons) of pure ethanol each in 2016

09/28/18

Some of Australia's most famous wines are being outstripped by less-familiar names, when it comes to price

09/28/18

The Plaza horseshoe installation of the new LOVE statue by Laura Kimpton will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 29. The installation aligns with the one year anniversary of the fires, and pays tribute to the resiliency and strength of the Sonoma community

09/28/18

On a sleepy 5.5-acre vineyard in Quebec province, in two steel tanks named "Fuck" and "Trump," a wine revolution is quietly fermenting. This is the domain of Pinard et Filles

09/28/18

Two thousand sixteen is a potentially classic white Burgundy vintage marked by a devastating frost event that sharply reduced overall production and dramatically complicated the lives of growers. Now long-time Burgundy collectors must navigate their own set of challenges to find the best bottles

09/28/18

The intended products include an apple cider, lemonade, Margarita mix, zero calorie lemon-lime soda, cherry-lime sparkling water and a sparkling wine-all non-alcoholic. According to Terra Tech, "the sparkling beverage contains no alcohol, yet has a flavor profile similar to champagne and will be marketed in luxurious packaging suitable for bottle service at a nightclub."

09/28/18

Also in Unfiltered, extended tirage, hair, accompany Argyle 'Art of Sparkling' hipster-artist label project; this week's wine smuggling adventure less romantic, more cocaine

09/28/18

Majestic Wine (LON:WINE)'s stock had its "outperform" rating reissued by investment analysts at Royal Bank of Canada in a report released on Thursday, September 13th.

09/28/18

Fans of the plentiful and exceptional Okanagan wines might not give a hoot, but apparently the release of "highly prized" Bordeaux wines in BC is otherwise a big deal.

09/28/18

LOT185 Café + Wine Bar, Vancouver's newest coffee shop and wine bar, is finally opening this week, and here's your first look at the new glam spot. Located at #78-1055 Canada Place in the new Convention Centre, LOT185 will serve as a coffee spot by day and a wine bar by night.

09/28/18

More and more tasting rooms are including experiences as part of their visitor portfolios. Guests can often book in advance, for a small fee, and meander through vineyards, learn about grape growing, take sensory classes to help identify aromas, or sit down for structured pairings.

09/28/18

Majestic trees, a spectacular flower garden, an intimate tasting room, and the best Pinot Noir in Canada.

09/28/18

The parlous financial state of Ontario has led to the suggestion that the local government generate money by selling off provincial business enterprises including liquor monopoly LCBO.

09/28/18

This weekend the South Okanagan is alive with wine related activities. There's also a gruelling foot race to end the running season, a walk for a good cause, and a not-so-sexy comedy at the Cleland Theatre.

09/28/18

Save-On-Foods officially opened its 19th in-store B.C. wine department at its Mission store on September 27, bringing the number of grocery stores in the province that sell wine on shelves to 29.

09/28/18

The majority of British Columbia's vineyards are in a dynamic wine region little-known outside of Canada

09/28/18

On a sleepy 5.5-acre vineyard in Quebec province, a wine revolution is quietly fermenting. This is the domain of Pinard et Filles. It's far from the rolling hills of Tuscany and the famed grapes of Burgundy, but the compact rows of vines tended to by Frédéric Simon are having an outsize impact on viticulture.