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Tuesday, March 28th

03/13/17

Having joined TWE in early-2011 from Louis Latour Agencies, Townsend became MD for Europe in April last year. His drinks industry career dated back 30 years and included positions with Scottish & Newcastle, Matthew Clark and Constellation Brands.

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Richard DeScenzo listed a number of factors related to the meteorological conditions Washington experienced during the 2016 growing season. Each helps illustrate why vintage matters.

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Napa Valley College's winemaking and viticulture programs have grown from a wooden shed to a cluster of buildings over 33 years. Now, school leaders are deciding whether it must expand again

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Boutique winery finds a new home in Willow Creek District AVA

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If you look at a bottle of local wine, you might see "Texas" on the label, which by federal law means that wine is made with a minimum of 75 percent of grapes grown in the Lone Star State

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Father and son share business insights, opinions at UC Davis lecture

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Since 2011, Washington state has been the only state to be without any substantial tourism funding or a tourism office. That has hurt small communities such as Prosser that are in competition with wine country communities in states with sizable tourism budgets. Oregon, home to several wine regions, has a budget of $19.4 million. California, which has nationwide recognition for its wine regions, has a budget of nearly $120 million. Out of several Western U.S. states, only Idaho - with a nearly $5 million budget - has an annual tourism marketing budget of less than $10 million.

03/13/17

Mercer Canyons agrees to pay $1.2 million to former workers | Local | yakimaherald.com

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Governor David Johnston and his wife Sharon hosted an official dinner - the Friends of Canada Reception - during their state visit to Sweden last month. It was given at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Scandinavia's most-visited museum

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Speaking before a hall packed with industry members at Brasswood Estate, presenters at the Napa Valley Grapegrowers' annual Ahead of the Curve symposium included economists, authors, sommeliers and more. Each offered insights into potential changes on the horizon for the county's dominant industry

03/13/17

Slovenian winemakers said Friday they expect the European Commission to suspend the procedure of issuing a permit to Croatia to use the Teran red wine brand in the 28-nation bloc.

03/13/17

Searching for value, variety and excitement in wine? Look to Italy - or so says Daniele Cernilli

03/13/17

Texas has a new winery from a Dallas family, located in the Red River Valley outside Muenster. 4R Ranch Vineyards and Winery is designed to serve as destination winery and event venue, with estate Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards, a tasting room, boutique, and rooms for weddings and special events.

03/13/17

For those of us who want a glass or so of wine with dinner, a half bottle seems the perfect size to share. We don't have to worry about leftovers going bad or the temptation of drinking more than we intended. Sure, dessert wines and ports come in small bottles. Regular wine? Not so much

03/13/17

The Distilled Spirits Council has urged California lawmakers to reject a bill that would shift tax paid on tampons and nappies to spirits, warning it would "devastate" restaurants and small businesses.

03/13/17

Bruno Baudry, the CEO of leading China-based wine importer ASC Fine Wines, is to step down at the end of this month, citing 'personal reasons'

03/13/17

Contrary to popular belief, the wines one or two above the cheapest at a restaurant is no more likely to be of better quality or value than the lowest priced glass or bottle on the list, according to sommelier Mark Oldman

03/13/17

Back in June 2008, as the founder and boss of Virgin Wines, he was trying to lead a management buyout from its then-parent group Direct Wines.

03/13/17

We talk about the art and science of being an auctioneer; the magic of a wine auction; a rare, mind-blowing bidding war where the sales price got to 10 times the high estimate; how wine as an asset saved people's projects and lives during the Great Recession; how the different wine regions play out in the auction scene, for both drinking and investing; where Zachys has been in recent years and the two exciting areas the company is exploring right now, and Jeff's advice for anyone wanting to drink, collect or invest in great wines

03/13/17

The economic policies of U.S. President Donald Trump could hurt global trade and could speed up an increase in U.S. interest rates, European Central Bank policy maker Ignazio Visco said on Monday.

03/13/17

President Trump wants to reform the immigration system to favor foreigners who have special skills that would contribute to the U.S. economy, breaking from a decades-long practice of giving preference to family members of U.S. citizens and permanent residents

03/13/17

n late February, Gresham's Vicky Silva bought a bottle of Cascade Ice's coconut water at a local grocery store and took a few sips. Something didn't taste right to Silva

03/13/17

Decoy Operation Again

03/13/17

Horticulture crops in California and Arizona can now be protected by Velum One nematicide, a wide-spectrum product that increases root health and suppresses key diseases.

03/13/17

Andrew Jefford looks behind one of Languedoc's recent success stories

03/13/17

Champagne De Castelnau enjoyed a 45% increase in volume sales last year to reach a new sales record - and its parent company is now boosting the winery's capacity.

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Starts: 13 Mar 2017 @ 4:30pm PDT Ends: 20 Mar 2017 @ 5:00pm PDT

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Not only can we learn from our history, but also that we have something to be proud of

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... These questions were not on the agenda, but unexpectedly popped up this week at a Napa Valley Grapegrowers' conference

03/13/17

Plunging discounts on Champagne are causing headaches for producers - and damaging the region's reputation

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From the steep, redwood-dense slopes of the north, mere meters away from the Mendocino border, to the exposed high-elevation peaks of Fort Ross-Seaview, all the way south to the fog-dripped slopes near Freestone and Occidental, each vineyard feels like its own isolated sovereignty.

03/13/17

For twenty-five years Professor Alex Tanford has, along with partner Robert Epstein, been using the state and federal court systems to address blatantly discriminatory laws the negatively impact consumers' ability to access the wines they want. He has won some and lost some, but hasn't stopped fighting to advance the principle that states ought not to advance discriminatory laws simply to protect special interests to the detriment of consumers