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10/05/18

While supporters include fellow vintners who praise sustainability efforts, neighbors along Redwood Road and Dry Creek Road say the project would endanger their groundwater source, add traffic and create noise in a peaceful area

10/05/18

Willamette Valley Vineyards is buying Southern Oregon fruit to use in it's Griffin Creek wines, a line made from Rogue Valley grapes ... Stoller Family Estates is in talks with growers to purchase some fruit ... At Laurel Ridge Winery in Carlton, Winemaker Eric Ertle is expecting eight tons of pinot noir grapes from Quail Run Vineyard in Talent. ... A to Z Wineworks and Dobbes Family Estate also are making arrangements to take on some of the fruit.

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"We're really looking at how we can transform our business to restore, revitalize and regenerate ecosystems and communities"

10/05/18

Oritain has established itself as one of the world's foremost research companies mapping food product origins and provenances. The international company which had its roots in the Chemistry Department at Otago University now bases its head office in Dunedin, with branches in Australia and the UK.

10/05/18

The Awards will begin accepting entries on December 1, 2018, through the end of the year and welcome nominees from around the globe. The submissions can be entered in one of five categories:

10/05/18

"The concept is really to mentor and help the next generation of women in the wine and spirits business, in its entirety." Friday, Participants include Amanda Wittstrom-Higgins of Ancient Peaks, Jordan Fiorentini of Epoch Winery, Maeve Pesquera of Daou Vineyards and Winery, Cynthia Lohr of J. Lohr, Amy Butler of Ranchero Cellars, Maggie Tillman of Alta Colina Winery, and Adrienne Ferrara of Clesi Wines. Oct. 19, fundraiser kicks off at 5 p.m in Santa Margarita CA...

10/05/18

ally's Santa Monica, opening Saturday October 6th on Wilshire near 2nd, is a feast for the senses. The upscale, wine focused retail-restaurant concept, open from 10:00AM-2:00AM, combines the best of several worlds; a show-stopping array of wine & spirits, artisanal cheeses, caviar, a gourmet market, and a world-class, bistro-style restaurant.

10/05/18

As with The Prisoner, which had an eye-catching Francisco de Goya etching on its label, 8 Years in the Desert is creatively packaged. Just 3,500 cases of the 2016 vintage have been released to collectors, each bearing a different mixed-media label. All were personally designed by Phinney. One of these labels has been used on the 2017 vintage as well; the other seven will follow in subsequent vintages.

10/05/18

Philippe Castéja, a négociant and owner of Château Trotte Vieille, and Hubert de Boüard, former co-owner of Château Angélus, stand accused of playing improper roles in the 2012 classification

10/05/18

The German Wine Institute said Thursday that, with the harvest 95 percent complete, it expects winegrowers to produce 1.07 billion liters (280 million gallons) of wine must, the pressed grape juice that is one of the first steps in winemaking.

10/05/18

These wineries and restaurants are on a path to rebuilding

10/05/18

At Ruffino's Tuscany estates, sexual confusion keeps moths from creating vine-damaging rot.

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Grape grower Brad Goering is keeping a close eye on his Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in Clements, California. The long-time grower had to shut down harvest of his vineyard overnight, thanks to heavy rain that made it too muddy to get his harvester in the vineyard.

10/05/18

you think? ... "We probably made a mistake, frankly, I'd say in hindsight, in becoming too dependent on that huge China market," Perdue told a gathering of the North American Meat Institute forum in Washington. "When you have so much of your business in one big customer, disruptions like this can mean pain. I think our strategy is to go around the world."

10/05/18

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will allow for a series of changes to be implemented nationwide, including the introduction of a minimum price per unit of alcohol, restrictions on advertising, separation of alcoholic products from retail areas inside shops and the introduction of cancer warning labels on containers

10/05/18

Investors are raising a glass to Constellation Brands today, after the beer and wine vendor reported better-than-expected sales and earnings growth in its latest quarter

10/05/18

Rob Sands "If it stood alone, everybody would think it was a great business. It only looks like an ugly stepchild in comparison to the beer business ... there's basically no company in the world of any size that's performing like our beer business across the top line ..."

10/05/18

This is how Pauline Lhote, Domaine Chandon's director of winemaking, conducts her best R&D: by making an impromptu focus group out of unsuspecting tourists at Chandon's Yountville tasting room, one of the most bustling and highly trafficked destinations in Napa Valley.

10/05/18

Over the last 15 years, Patrick Cappiello has been one of New York's most accomplished sommeliers. Now, like so many of the country's top wine servers, he has largely put that job behind him. Instead, on a bright September morning here in this growing city in western Sonoma County, he was immersed in plans for the 2018 vintage of Monte Rio Cellars, his new wine label, for which he expects to produce about 2,700 cases this year

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Thursday.

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with bumper crops in the Maconnais and Chablis, according to Louis Fabrice Latour

10/05/18

Most pinot grigio is so watery, bland, and just plain dull that wine snobs scorn it and sommeliers at top restaurants won't list it. Asking for "just a glass of pinot grigio" has almost become an admission that you don't pay attention to what you swallow ...

10/05/18

A growing season that presented enormous challenges also harbored opportunities, on which Austria's top practitioners of Grüner Veltliner and Riesling capitalized to make sleek, invitingly fragrant wines of intricacy, charm and alcoholic moderation. The best are often more exciting than their 2015 counterparts

10/05/18

who has a new project on the Italian island

10/05/18

Vintner Chuck Wagner reacted to his wine's surprise star turn as America's new go-to cure for messy breakups. Plus, we asked Somm 3's director about his inspo for the movie, out soon

10/05/18

"You have got to play by the rules," Scales told Stephens during the Sept. 28 court hearing in Payson, attended by a dozen or so Pine residents and neighbors of Stephens.