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The former Carlton Cellars space allows Rynders room to grow, plus a more centralized opportunity to showcase his Tendril Wines and Child's Play Wines. "We view this as a heck of an opportunity," says Rynders, who moves from Gaston, where he's operated since 2011. "Our hope is that we can have some set tasting room hours, and have two tiers of exposure, or opportunities, to enjoy our wines."

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"Over the last twenty years, Wine Enthusiast has strived to anticipate what's next in the world of wine and beyond and these recipients embody that vision. We will be honored to present these winners with the Wine Star trophy in a special commemorative location this year: the stunning and historic Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco."

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I'd heard rumors about Cailan's sexual misconduct when he left Los Angeles to work with his brother, chef and restaurateur Alvin Cailan, in New York in 2018. Everything I had heard was secondhand, not enough to speak publicly about, but enough to make me want to know more.

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John Wittig appointed as Chief Commercial Officer, Gene Sullivan as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, and David Chaplin as Chief Growth Officer

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Nearly 250 producers from 22 countries will convene for the 11th annual World Bulk Wine Exhibition next month, exploring new ways to move their bulk wine. Held December 2-3, 2019 in Amsterdam, the conference and trade show brings together a total of 6,500 trade professionals from various sectors of the industry. The international bulk wine market remained strong in 2019, thanks to an increase in global production. The same cannot be said in the United States, however, as the phrases "grape glut" and "oversupply" are used in just about every wine conversation. At a seminar in July 2019, Steve Dorfman, partner at Ciatti Co., called the California market "sluggish," though, at the time, pricing held firm

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29 international professionals from 23 different countries will gather in Amsterdam on the coming 1st December in order to taste the best bulk wines from across the globe

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The 28th edition of SIMEI, the most important international exhibition for wine-making and bottling technology, has lots of new features in store and will take place from 19 to 22 November at the Fiera Milano Rho. Over the years, SIMEI has established itself as the largest networking event in the wine industry worldwide, recording significant numbers every year: 30,000 professional operators from all over the world, over 500 high-profile exhibiting companies, over 400 delegates from more than 90 countries in the world.

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Attendee registration is now open for North America's leading international exhibition of wines and spirits; early bird rate available through Nov. 30

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"They literally took everything: The pots and pans I used to cook, the furniture. There was no bed to sleep on," said one Nationwide customer whose benefits were not extended.

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Just a month ago, it seemed like California might avoid another bad fire season. Showers swept over the far northern part of the state, snowfall blanketed the slopes of Lassen National Park, and much of the state got a blast of wintry air.

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en Wilson said he's mostly over the shock of losing the property that he and his wife, Diane, dedicated 10 years to restore to its former glory amid the vineyards of the Alexander Valley

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Two vineyards on the frontline share the fear, compassion and gritty tenacity that got them through Sonoma's latest conflagration.

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The system became operational on October 16 and uses 95% less energy than traditional wastewater treatment systems, recycling 100% of winery wastewater in eight hours.

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Translators and aid workers have been at evacuation centers, interviewing families and scouting out items they need, such as baby formula, diapers or medication. Groups are raising funds and distributing cash for those out of work. Local governments and California fire officials have increased bilingual outreach, posting social media updates in both languages. They also have told people that Immigration and Customs Enforcement won't have access to any shelters, trying to allay fears of an immigration raid.

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Today, there are 49 AMW members and over 90 certified wines from some of the region's most iconic wine companies.

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With this launch, any U.S.-based bar or restaurant owner will have complimentary access to Nielsen CGA's robust set of on-premise analytics to assess their weekly performance against their local market, free-of-charge.

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The black-tie gala will take place at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California on Monday, January 27th, 2020.

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The exclusive analysis revealed that local communities overwhelmingly chose local broadcast TV stations as their preferred news source for wildfire coverage over all other media.

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Andrea Bottarel is 37 years old, he has a degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures and one in Viticulture and Oenology.

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A recent entrant in the alcoholic beverage industry, Spa Girl Cocktails has created product differentiation by providing women, a vastly underserved group, the delicious-tasting, clean, low-cal, low-sugar, vegan and gluten free vodka drinks they crave.

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Since Adirondack Winery began its Drink Pink campaign in 2013, the winery has raised $38,100 for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

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The complimentary event begins at 11:30am and includes lunch.

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ProLabs SFP, XFP and QSFP transceivers have undergone NEBS testing criteria for standards GR-63-CORE and GR-1089-CORE.

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The newcomers include grapes long identified with France's Rhone Valley (Picpoul Blanc, Mourvedre, Syrah) or the Iberian peninsula (Tempranillo, Garnacha, Albarino) or Germany and Italy (Gewurztraminer, Vermentino, Kerner).

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As the eighth edition of the World Atlas of Wine is published, co-authors Jancis Robinson MW and Hugh Johnson talk about the most memorable wines they have tasted

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We're not talking about value here ...

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"I strongly believe that every family deserves food on the holiday table," said Joel Gott, proprietor of Joel Gott Wines. "This giving initiative is a natural extension of the work that we do for our wine brand as well as Gott's restaurants - both ventures which strive to bring friends and families together around a table. We are thrilled to continue this work at the community level, on a nationwide scale."

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"We have advised our members only to produce the amount of appellation wine they are able to sell. We need to avoid a price drop. The slump mainly involves entry-level reds. Volumes of this category of wine should be reduced by redirecting production towards either rosé or mid- and high-end reds, where demand remains strong".

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When authoritarian leaders obsess over a particular food, it can change how a country eats and drinks for generations. This week, we're looking at five cases of dictator food projects and what they reveal about the power of food. Previously: how Mao made China mad for mangoes.

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Plans for France's first "dry January" are stirring up renewed tension between the government and the wine and spirits sector. The idea "calls into question the public health policy advocated until now by the French authorities, by replacing the concept of moderation by abstinence", denounced eight wine and spirits organisations in a letter sent to Prime Minister Edouard Philippe

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The intriguing story began in May 1917 when a Swedish steamer S/S Kyros set sail for Petrograd - now St. Petersburg - having 50 cases of French cognac and 15 cases of liqueur on board. The recipient of the shipment was Emperor Nicolas II, who dramatically abdicated from the throne just two months prior.

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Can the oft-maligned Italian bubbly age? Nino Franco winery celebrates 100 years with a tasting that traced the evolution of the family and of Prosecco itself

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Eleven thousand scientists from across the globe wrote a letter Tuesday warning that "untold human suffering" will happen if the governments of the world don't act immediately to combat climate change

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In France, climate change is already affecting one of the country's most emblematic industries - winemaking. French vintners say heat, drought and erratic weather are altering the landscape and their centuries-old way of working.

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Agroup of two dozen state governors, mostly Democratic but also including Republicans, pledged to uphold the Paris climate agreement despite the Trump administration's withdrawal from it

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The trial includes 3,600 vines with 10 cabernet sauvignon clones on 10 rootstocks, which will yield approximately 100 rootstock-clone combinations and will measure a staggering amount of data over the trial's length.

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Miguel Torres on the actions he is taking and believes others can take to make a real difference in the urgent need to tackle climate change and rising temperatures around the world