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04/17/17

Stagecoach already was supplying grapes to Martini and William Hill, as well as about 90 other wineries including the Krupp Brothers label. Some of the clients are quite large, though many are boutique operations. More than 30 wineries bear the Stagecoach name on their label.

04/17/17

E&J Gallo Winery's purchase of Stagecoach Vineyards in the Napa Valley sent a shock wave through the North Coast wine industry. The sale pulled 600 prime cabernet sauvignon acres off the market and triggered a new vineyard buying spree that some say will over time have implications for the very structure of the wine industry.

04/17/17

Klipsun Vineyards, long considered one of the top vineyards in Washington state, has been sold to Terlato Wines International, a leading importer and marketer based in Chicago.

04/17/17

The move to total "cloud seeding" cover follows several years of severe hail storms in Burgundy. Last year, Macon and Chablis were particularly hard hit.

04/17/17

Napa County planners will see an encore of the controversial case involving The Caves at Soda Canyon winery in the eastern hills above the Napa Valley.

04/17/17

Dan Petroski resigned from publishing in 2005 after working for Sports Illustrated and TIME in New York for nearly a decade. Having developed a penchant for Italian wine, he moved to Sicily for a complete life reset, eventually returning to the States to find work in Napa's wine industry.

04/17/17

As drinkers shun homegrown tipple, country's largest producer looks overseas.

04/17/17

there is no official legal definition as to what makes up a rosé wine, so I created my own definition. If the bottle says the word "rosé" anywhere on the front or back, in any language, then it qualifies for the competition. If it says white zinfandel for instance, but no rosé - well, sorry but it is not eligible.

04/17/17

He wants to grow grapes at the Nokesville property, produce wine there and hold events in a 3,000-square-foot ballroom he's built next to the historic manor house. It's the natural continuation of Effingham's agricultural heritage that dates back some 250 years, Pearmund said.

04/17/17

Whether legalizing machines that automatically dispense beer and wine or allowing Connecticut consumers to purchase wine from out-of-state retailers, there are many alcohol bills still on tap for this year's General Assembly session.

04/17/17

Andrew Jefford investigates why there aren't more of them.

04/17/17

Immigration arrests rose 32.6 percent in the first weeks of the Trump administration, with newly empowered federal agents intensifying their pursuit of not just undocumented immigrants with criminal records, but also thousands of illegal immigrants who have been otherwise law-abiding.

04/17/17

After a drought-busting winter, reservoirs up and down California are dumping water to make room for spring snowmelt.

04/17/17

Last week Kweichow Moutai overtook Johnnie Walker-maker Diageo (DEO, -0.40%) as the wold's most valuable liquor maker. Now the Chinese distiller is looking to steam further ahead: targeting 15% revenue growth this year.

04/17/17

In a time of shrinking newsroom budgets, one area of coverage is enjoying a surge in California.

04/17/17

It would allow wine bottles of all sizes, including the "Nebuchadnezzar," which hold 15 liters, or the volume of 20 standard wine bottles.

04/17/17

The nonprofit trade association that represents more than 3,800 U.S. breweries has taken a step to curb offensive brand names and labels.

04/17/17

EY creates the Wine Blockchain with the goal of certifying and communicating the quality and geographical origin of wines made in Italy. Involved in this project also the EzLab startup.

04/17/17

In "A Feminist Case Against Kosher Wine," writer Liya Rechtman has taken an antiquated approach to Judaism while ignoring the rapid change occurring in the Jewish community today. Her advice not to drink kosher wine during Passover or any other time shows a powerful disconnect .

04/17/17

With a mailing list she called "Martine's Wine Cellar," she introduced American oenophiles to the burgundies of Henri Jayer and Lalou Bize-Leroy and the Chateauneuf-du-Pape of Chateau Rayas. Those are iconic wines now, in part because Saunier discovered them.