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04/14/17

Banks' felony conviction places Mayacamas' Type 02 winegrower's license and Type 09 beer and wine importer's license, along with its federal wine producer's permit, "at serious risk of suspension or revocation," says legal complaint.

04/14/17

Grower asks winery customers to cut back during multi-phase transition of Napa property.

04/14/17

SB 1050 Allows Wine Shipments from Out-of-State Wine Stores and Internet Retailers.

04/14/17

The Vinitaly trade show found itself unintentionally and briefly in the eye of a political storm this week after Italian police removed wines from the Crimea region due to be exhibited by Russian companies.

04/14/17

While every stand at Vinitaly had guests trying wine, only the Consorzio Soave enclosure had people tasting wine while wearing heavy dark glasses and head phones. And only on the Soave stand would tasters suddenly spin on their chairs.

04/14/17

4,270 exhibiting companies from 30 countries, up in overall terms by 4% and in particular for international producers (+74%).

04/14/17

Germany's automated bottling lines are so efficient that it costs less for Chile to bottle in Germany and then send the wine back to South America, than for Chile to bottle locally. "US wines are bottled in Germany and re-exported to the US."

04/14/17

Charles Bénard is close to the wine industry, but far from home. His parents manage the Champagne Bénard-Pitois vineyard and winery in France, and Bénard himself is a second-year student at AgroSup Dijon, the French national institute for food and agronomic sciences.

04/14/17

The prototype, designed by scientists at MIT and the University of California, works even in desert conditions and could eventually provide households with all the drinkable water they need, simply by extracting dampness from the surrounding atmosphere.

04/14/17

Whether the state Supreme Court will accept the case remains to be seen, given it hears less than 5 percent of civil case petitions. At issue is whether Napa County correctly disqualified the Water, Forest and Oak Woodland Protection Initiative from the November 2016 ballot on a technicality.

04/14/17

the same disease that wrecked havoc in South African vineyards in the 20th century and early 2000s, the province's Bureau of Grape Industry Development has revealed.

04/14/17

A pair of state lawmakers recently introduced bills that would let oenophiles purchase wine from out-of-state retailers, something they can't currently do.

04/14/17

The value of New Zealand wine shipped to the U.S. jumped 11 percent last year to $400 million -- the biggest gain among the top eight importers.

04/14/17

If Friuli's not on your radar yet, it may be because it stood quietly by while tourism launched more famous regions.

04/14/17

Small-scale liquor distributors who were excited about the possibility of getting in on Nevada's new recreational marijuana business say they're now being pushed out by the Department of Taxation's proposed regulations.

04/14/17

"There's no reason why craft shouldn't do extraordinarily well with this consumer."

04/14/17

thousands of people and especially women, are in vulnerable situations. Unfortunately those situations are ripe for exploitation. It's a reality of the agriculture industry -- exploitation of women but not only of women, in Italy but not only in Italy, at vineyards but not only at vineyards, and by wineries but not only by wineries.

04/14/17

Across the Columbia Valley, the 2017 vintage is under way. The start of the wine grape growing reason is marked by bud break, when tiny leaves and flowers begin to emerge from their winter slumber and turn vineyards from brown to green.