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Tuesday, April 23rd

01/30/19

Napa County supervisors finally had their say on how to balance oak and watershed protections with new vineyard development after hearing plenty of passionate, conflicting advice from the public

01/30/19

Nancy and Craig Stoller have purchased the Old Edna Township in the heart of the Edna Valley. The oldest township in the county is ready for another chapter in its long and storied history

01/30/19

"I started going to wine tastings every weekend when I was 15," Lane Winters said Tuesday during his keynote address to kick off the 2019 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. "Thank you all of you for being makers of a gateway drug for me."

01/30/19

A winegrape-growing region wracked by wildfires wants to learn more about the impact smoke has on grapes, while growers look to crop insurance and disaster relief to offset some of their losses. ... The deadline to apply for crop insurance for the 2019 growing season comes this week, Jan. 31

01/30/19

Hilary Berkey of Vintage Wine Estates and Emily Byrne of Etude Winery have been elected Co-Chairs and will share governance responsibilities

01/30/19

Scott Laboratories and Inoxpa are to officially announce their exclusive collaboration at the 2019 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. Please visit booth 800 or 1817 to learn more about the companies, as well as their products and offerings

01/30/19

Sonoma County's Russian River Valley, the well-known growing region that is home to some of the world's best Pinot Noir, is where Raeburn winemaker Joe Tapparo carefully selected vineyards to source grapes for the wine. Tapparo crafted the 2018 Rosé in the Provençal style, resulting in a light salmon hue with elegant floral and raspberry aromas.

01/30/19

The European Union's demands to ban Australian wine producers from using the word prosecco are based on a "legal fiction" that could breach both World Trade Organisation obligations and the Australian constitution, trade and intellectual property experts have warned.

01/30/19

Estimated figures for total shipments during the past year show that more Champagne was consumed in foreign markets than France for the first time in over 50 years.

01/30/19

The first vintages appear from Realm Cellars' new vineyards on some of the most prized land in Napa Valley.

01/30/19

With little or no sulfites added, natural wines should be more at risk of oxidation. So why do some yield reductive notes?

01/30/19

Perrine Fenal, the daughter of Lalou Bize-Leroy, has taken up the role as co-director of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, following the death of her cousin last year.

01/30/19

In an ideal world, all your empty wine bottles would come back to you later as a new wine bottle ...

01/30/19

Château Miraval, which is still co-owned by Hollywood actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, has announced the launch of a new rosé to join its established Miraval Rosé, launched in 2012, called 'Studio by Miraval'

01/30/19

Some recent cold spells have been caused by a dreaded weather system called the polar vortex. There's growing evidence to suggest that the polar vortex is appearing outside the Arctic more frequently, because of changes in the jet stream that are attributed to the warming atmosphere. These changes help frigid air escape from the Arctic and swoop southward.

01/30/19

Winemakers are already feeling the effects of climate change on the cool southerly island state, located between Australia's mainland and the Antarctic tundra. For example, Tasmanian researchers have noted that while the rate of frost events has been declining, the frosts that do occur are much more severe, and occur at different times. Tasmania recently experienced a severe frost event in late October after bunches had already developed, and another borderline event in November. In extreme site-specific frost events, Tasmanian winemakers in the past have lost upwards of 80% of their total yield