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Tuesday, October 17th

04/07/17

The California Green Medal recipients have been announced for the third annual Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards. The California Green Medal recognizes the leadership of wineries and vineyards committed to sustainability and is presented by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, California Association of Winegrape Growers, Wine Institute, Lodi Winegrape Commission, Napa Valley Vintners, Sonoma County Winegrowers and The Vineyard Team. Four Green Medals are presented in the following categories: Leader, Environment, Community and Business.

04/07/17

In the past five years winegrapes have risen by a half-billion dollars to become a $3 billion crop."If we look at just Napa County cabernet, total crop value, the average of the last five years is almost double the value of the prior seven years."

04/07/17

A 2013 proposal for 14 mini-wineries producing 300,000 gallons annually and entertaining up to 500 visitors daily is long-gone. One critic called it "an industrialization of the ag preserve."

04/07/17

The purchase includes the 13-acre Silverwood Vineyard, an ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec producing vineyard whose fruit has contributed to Coppola's flagship Archimedes wine for several vintages. Coppola purchased the property from Silverwood Ranch owners Barry and Jackie Hoffner, who've been considered some of the pioneers of the distinguished AVA, and have been instrumental growers in the Coppolas' vast grapegrower portfolio for years.

04/07/17

Winery Exchange was founded 17 years ago and has grown to 1.42 million cases in annual sales.

04/07/17

Zepponi & Company, a leading merger and acquisition advisory firm dedicated to the beverage alcohol industry, served as the exclusive financial advisor to the owners of Bread & Butter Wines ("Bread & Butter") in their sale of the brand to WX Brands.

04/07/17

The spring-fed Pedernales River makes its way through 105 miles of Texas Hill Country, and along the way passes by Blumenthal Farms - a plus-or-minus seven-acre property just six miles east of Fredericksburg on Highway 290. The hill country has established itself as second-to-none when it comes to wine investment properties.

04/07/17

Wild Blossom Meadery and Winery has produced the ancient alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey since 2001. The first round of tastings at the new production facility is sold out.

04/07/17

Award-winning winemaker Ken Wright and McMinnville author Jim Gullo will present "History of the Vineyards," a history of some of Oregon's top vineyards, Monday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College.

04/07/17

Survey results will help refine Washington's viticulture and enology research priorities.

04/07/17

A significantly improved water allocation for farmers in the western San Joaquin Valley means more acres will be planted and more crops and jobs produced. But farmers say there's also a sense of what might have been if they had received a full water allocation from the Central Valley Project, or even if the existing 65 percent allocation had come sooner.

04/07/17

The owner of California's Anders-Lane got into wine by accident, despite growing up in Sonoma, James Lawrence discovers.

04/07/17

The Victor, N.Y., company said its profit for the fiscal year was $1.54 billion, or $7.52 a share. The gain was one more largely driven by continuing growth from its Mexican import beer business, which includes such popular brands as Corona, Modelo and Pacifico. Wall Street reacted positively; the company's stock was trading midday at $171.74 per share.

04/07/17

One of several irrigation districts served by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Yakima Basin....

04/07/17

Advances in drone and sensor technology have created a wealth of data for growers, but putting it all together and making it easy to use has been a challenge.

04/07/17

Forecasters say it will be the biggest storm the Sierra has seen in April in a decade.

04/07/17

China's bottled wine imports slumped for the first two months of the year after experiencing a strong uptrend last year, dipping in both volume and value, according to figures released by the China Association of Imports and Exports Association for Wines & Spirits.

04/07/17

Viña Concha Y Toro reported overall sales up 3.5% during 2016, despite a poor fourth quarter, but profits were hit by higher production costs, higher expenses and currency fluctuations.

04/07/17

Canadian growers say they would like to emulate protocol in B.C. vineyards.

04/07/17

Purdue University's Wine Grape Team says Indiana's wine industry continues to grow. The team says sales have increased by 15 percent year-over-year, with the industry contributing more than $72 million to the state's economy.

04/07/17

A torrid summer and devastating fires across central Chile's wine belt have forced an earlier harvest this year, but there are no signs that volume or flavor will be affected, local industry experts said on Thursday.

04/07/17

One local liquor store owner said prices of wine and spirits are skyrocketing and will continue to do so because of the passage of State Question 792 in November 2016.

04/07/17

Agreement aimed at easing barriers between provinces on thousands of products.

04/07/17

US wine fund manager Charles Banks could be removed as an owner of New Zealand's Trinity Hill winery if he is found not to be of "good character", says the Overseas Investment Office.

04/07/17

Even if the president's budget never gets through Congress wholly intact, the chilling effect on the wine market will have broad unintended consequences.

04/07/17

The smiles are broad, and the consensus of opinion is that the latest vintage is a thing of beauty.

04/07/17

UC Davis researchers outline parameters for irrigation water.

04/07/17

In an effort to live a healthy lifestyle amidst a job where indulgence is encouraged, many in the wine business are trading in wine glasses for yoga mats.