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Friday, November 17th

03/09/17

The overall volume of wine in food stores is up 1.2 million cases, with only 100,000 cases of this growth coming from wines under $10. ... Despite the strong US dollar, imported bottled table wine growth slowed in 2016. US bottled export volume was down in 2016, however, value was up.

03/09/17

With a bigger crop than in 2015, wine grapes from the 2016 harvest sold for higher prices, even reaching record levels in areas of North Coast

03/09/17

Some vintners suggest united marketing front to replace regional groups

03/09/17

After the acquisition of two major North Coast wine bottle suppliers in as many years, Chicago-based Berlin Packaging is planning to have an even bigger impact on Northern California fine wine, craft beer and spirits, and gourmet foods businesses via a Solano County megawarehouse set to open this fall.

03/09/17

A bill in the state Legislature would require that Texas-labeled wines be made from 100 percent Texas-grown grapes, rather than 75 percent under current law.

03/09/17

Perhaps the primary reason consumers benefit by access to out-of-state products is that the traditional three-tier system that puts products on the shelves in most states is terrible at providing consumers with choices.

03/09/17

Sigel's Director of Wine & Marketing, Jasper Russo, said "Part and parcel of what we as retailers do is to educate and inform our customers about the wines they are purchasing.

03/09/17

The Senate voted 18-14 Wednesday to give final approval to the measure changing the state law which currently only allows grocery stores to sell wines from small wineries. More expansive selections of wine are currently only available at liquor stores. The proposal has the backing of Wal-Mart. Opponents of the measure include many liquor store owners, who argue that the legislation could put them out of business.

03/09/17

Wilson, among Oregon's most underrated winemakers, shaves about an hour off the commute from his home near Medford with this move to the Jacksonville winery

03/09/17

Who doesn't like the look of a bottle finished with a high-end wax dip? The popularity of wine, beer and liquor bottled and then dipped into wax, has led to the creation of a new line to automatically put "Wax-On" bottles, creating a uniqueness that says, "look at me," to the consumer.

03/09/17

Noble Vines Vine Select 515 Rosé is named to celebrate the 'enchanted moment' around 5:15 pm; when Noble Vines winegrower Charlie Hossom and his team customarily pause to enjoy a taste of the bright, lively Rosé. Made in a traditional dry style with relatively low alcohol, Noble Vines 515 Rosé is an ideal wine for an aperitif, pairing with light summer menus or all by itself.

03/09/17

John R. Bookwalter, president of J. Bookwalter Wines, added a wine lounge to augment the Richland winery's tasting room. He ended up with a full-service restaurant that has won national attention.

03/09/17

After years of painstaking restoration, Epoch opens the repurposed York Mountain Winery as its new Tasting Room

03/09/17

Raise a glass and toast to summer with Oregon's best street food paired with international wines at this can't miss festival in the heart of the Willamette Valley

03/09/17

Registration is ongoing through May 12, 2017, and is open to Rosé producers around the world

03/09/17

Learn more about the ten most famous vineyards in our own backyard from two celebrated experts. Friends of the Sonoma County Wine Library will host a reception and discussion on Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 at Harvest Moon Winery in Santa Rosa.

03/09/17

The initial launch of this easy-to-use service will speed the appraisal process for wine lovers who wish to know the value of their wine collections quickly.

03/09/17

With ICTSI out of the picture, the port will now seek to repair relations with the International Longshore Workers Union.

03/09/17

The Oregon Department of Agriculture's proposal for expanded authority to conduct on-farm inspections has met with no resistance.

03/09/17

The entire state of Idaho recorded above-average snowpack during February, enabling the state to commence with an experiment in conducting managed aquifer recharge with flood-control releases in the Upper Snake River Basin.

03/09/17

UC Davis wine historian James Lapsley will use vintage wine labels to share the colorful history of California wine at a public event at the California Historical Society in San Francisco on March 15

03/09/17

The 'Younger' star was on-hand to provide hostess tips in the Meatpacking District.

03/09/17

Wine duty is to rise in-line with inflation, disappointing trade leaders who already warned that consumers will have to pay more per bottle due to the weak pound sterling

03/09/17

Vinventions, the parent company of Nomacorc, is a wholly new enterprise. Their goal is to offer a complete range

03/09/17

Early scouting and controlling the population before it gets into the fruit are critical to success in limiting vine mealybug damage

03/09/17

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