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Wednesday, January 18th

01/03/17

Napa County will seek state legislation to allow local grape growers to increase an annual, self-imposed assessment that helps pay for farmworker housing

01/03/17

Napa Valley delivered another exceptional vintage in 2014. The wines are bright, energetic and focused, with tons of character and pedigree. Even better, the 2014s will be easier to drink young than the 2013s

01/03/17

April 26 event for winemakers has larger venue, expanded content

01/03/17

from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Luther Burbank Center.

01/03/17

Six Sponsor Sessions, Demos and Trade Show Underscore Symposium's Usefulness to Wineries

01/03/17

on Jan. 4, the day of his funeral service

01/03/17

John T. Fleming, CEO of Superior Beverage Group, along with five passengers departed Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland bound for Ohio State University Airport in Columbus, but disappeared

01/03/17

Silver has spent nearly three decades working in many facets of the wine industry. Benchmark Consulting did the search.

01/03/17

"They [Bronco] have not stopped selling their 6° Six Degrees product"

01/03/17

King Estate Winery is seeking $100,000 in damages from Oregon Honey Products, which does business as Nectar Creek.

01/03/17

A new California law, Senate Bill 683 by former Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, authorizes the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to license a university-associated nonprofit mutual benefit corporation that can accept up to 20,000 gallons of wine

01/03/17

Hong Kong-headquartered Chateau Segonzac International Group Co. Ltd. announced the start of international Winery mergers and acquisition fund in the United States

01/03/17

China's imported alcoholic beverages continued to grow in the first 11 months of last year, with spirits imports registering positive growths in both volume and value in November for the first time since March, according to figures released by China Association for Imports and Export of Wine & Spirits

01/03/17

Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is U.S. Republican President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate to run the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a senior Trump transition team official said on Monday

01/03/17

Location-based notifications are just the tip of the iceberg.

01/03/17

Andrew Jefford gets to grips with France's IGP Pays d'Oc, which accounts for more wine than the whole of New Zealand, and recommends several wines to try.

01/03/17

Trump will be the only world leader who still denies the science behind climate change

01/03/17

Season-to-date assessment: drought relief across much of CA, but more needed

01/03/17

It would have been difficult to imagine five years ago that Washington Malbec would be propelled onto the global wine stage today. Yet, here we are with more than 100 wineries producing Malbec from Washington grapes. Some are doing so with quality that can competes with the best from Argentina.

01/03/17

USDA announced organic producers and handlers will soon be able to visit more than 2,100 USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices around the country to apply for federal reimbursement to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic or transitional certification.

01/03/17

Chardonnay alone used to be enough. Now brands are going further in appealing to the sexes

01/03/17

While the overall wine market is growing at 2 percent annually, sparkling wine sales have increased more than 12 percent despite being only 6 percent of the entire market, said Jon Moramarco, an industry consultant and managing partner of the local business consulting firm BW166. California sparkling wines are growing at a rate of 11 percent by volume year to date.

01/03/17

Cold and scattered moisture made for weird weather Monday, before arrival of heavy rain Tuesday.

01/03/17

Washington is starting the new year with healthy mountain snowpack and above average water storage in critical Yakima Basin reservoirs. The weather outlook is good.

01/03/17

Washington Department of Ecology planning now to avoid scrambling again when the next drought strikes.

01/03/17

Most wine purchasers are dazed and confused as they wander the aisles of their local wine shop. There are thousands of wine brands and dozens of types of wines lining the shelves. Obviously wineries want purchasers to pick their bottle. So they've done a lot of research into what makes a buyer choose a particular wine-and it turns out the labels have at least something to do with it, at least for 71% of US wine consumers.

01/03/17

Within a few years, there will be a new place making wine in the Watkins Glen area - but don't expect to take a tour of their tasting room. The new facility, which will be located in the Schuyler County Business Park off state Route 414, will focus strictly on wine production. That means there will be no vineyards, no wine tastings, and no retail sales.

01/03/17

During the next two years, Irvine & Roberts Family Vineyards plans to increase production from nearly 6,000 cases of pinot noir and chardonnay to 10,000 cases, Managing Director Michael Donovan said.

01/03/17

Other Texas winegrowers have seen similar damage, and they blame it on dicamba and 2,4-D, two high-volatility herbicides commonly used on cereal crops, pastures and lawns. Now, the state's vintners are alarmed that use of the chemicals may soon expand to include 3.7 million acres of cotton fields in the High Plains, where cotton is being invaded by weeds immune to the Roundup pesticide long used.

01/03/17

With three aptly named varietals - the cabernet sauvignon Fantasy Suite, One on One chardonnay and the Final Rose rosé - the $16 "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" wines pair sweetly ...

01/03/17

Trendy suds are seen as a way to save city centers, never mind that beer sales have been sliding for years.

01/03/17

Based on the premise that so-called "eco-labeling" is part of, "a tool to induce environmentally friendly behavior by both firms and consumers," researchers Magali A. Delmas, Olivier Gergaud and Jinghui Lim, the University of California, Los Angeles, in conjunction with the KEDGE Business School of Bordeaux, France studied whether or not organic and biodynamic wine tastes better than wine that does not sport an eco-label.

01/03/17

his interests have moved farther and farther south, into Cauquenes in the Maule and Itata valleys, two regions in the orbit of Concepción rather than Santiago ...

01/03/17

Peter Mondavi Sr. and his sister-in-law, Margrit Biever Mondavi, were two of the most prominent members of the Napa Valley wine industry who died in 2016

01/03/17

It will go down in history as one of the worst years in living memory for celebrity deaths, but the wine industry hasn't escaped scot-free in 2016

01/03/17

Robert Hulseman, who in the 1970s invented the Red Solo Cup for family picnics only to see it embraced as the go-to beverage holder at college keg parties and football tailgates - and even the inspiration for a country music party hit - has died. He was 84

01/03/17

Brangelina, Kim and Kanye and Pope Francis all grace this year's Best of Unfiltered list, but Austria's lingerie-clad winemakers took the top spot for the second year in a row