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Monday, December 18th

04/18/17

Owner of Henriot Champagne and Burgundy's Bouchard Père & Fils makes its first U.S. investment with Pinot Noir winery.

04/18/17

Exclusivité Figaro : Le groupe Maisons & Domaines Henriot devient actionnaire majoritaire de Beaux Frères, la propriété de Michael Etzel, Robert Parker et Robert Roy, dans la Willamette Valley, aux États-Unis.

04/18/17

Dick Boushey, one of Washington wine country's most celebrated grape growers, now is managing another of Red Mountain's top vineyards.

04/18/17

A proposal to build a 62-room hotel and 80-seat restaurant along West Napa Street took a step forward on Thursday night, when the Sonoma Planning Commission voted 5-1 to certify the Environmental Impact Report. Hotel Project Sonoma is a project of Kenwood Investments, whose principal is Darius Anderson ...

04/18/17

"Shifting to national buyers can certainly deliver cost savings to Whole Foods, but at what price to the soul of the banner?"

04/18/17

In his new role as Director of DTC Sales and Hospitality, Liam oversees all divisions of Frank Family's tasting room, wine club, and events departments, and works continuously to elevate Frank Family's hospitality-driven tasting experiences.

04/18/17

Over the last seven years, she has worked her way up from sales associate, to assistant tasting room manager, before being promoted to tasting room manager. In her new role, Zahava oversees everything from employee scheduling to inventory, and makes sure the tasting room runs smoothly day in and day out.

04/18/17

It's official: the Northern Sierra "8-Station Index"-comprised of 8 precipitation observation sites in the northern half of the Sierra Nevada watershed-has eclipsed 1982-1983 to become the wettest Water Year (Oct-Sep) period on record! Even more remarkable is that this record has been set so early in the calendar year-even though May-September is the dry season in California, some additional precipitation in this region is all but inevitable in the coming months, which will push this record total even higher. Statewide precipitation metrics are not far behind. Precipitation in 2016-2017 is closely paralleling 1982-1983, and stands a good chance at breaking the long-standing record later this year.

04/18/17

The alcohol beverage industry's leading event returns to Orlando, with the 2017 theme, "The Right Mix," to connect wholesalers with suppliers and other industry vendors, and to deliver an opportunity-packed schedule designed to translate time investment into bottom-line benefits.

04/18/17

Irrigation districts have compromised with local governments on a bill requiring notification of proposed subdivisions.

04/18/17

Idaho has passed a law, amid a spring in which there's been widespread flooding and water passing through the river system unallocated, to allow users to divert surplus water for certain purposes without a water right.

04/18/17

Napa Valley College officials last week announced preliminary plans for a fee-based class covering the finer points of brewing, a possible first step toward a program to equip students for a career in an expanding craft-beer industry. The inaugural, non-credit class may be held as early as the fall but is more likely to begin sometime in 2018, according to Ron Kraft, president of the two-year school.

04/18/17

2017 off to promising start as brands, vineyards and production facilities change hands.

04/18/17

Texas wine production may never rival California, Washington, New York, and Oregon - those four states produce 96 percent of American wine - but Texas has a flourishing wine industry that ranks in the top 10 in production in the U.S., some claim fifth.

04/18/17

Analysts are becoming pessimistic on Concha y Toro's stock, shares are underperforming Latin American beverage companies.

04/18/17

Chris Pearmund, a vintner from Fauquier County, wants the two-story white home, built in the Tidewater architectural style, to be the centerpiece of a winery and event center, and he said last week he's spent more than $3?million on the venture so far. But a group of nearby homeowners maintain that Pearmund can't use the building and its associated 16 acres for a business. The group has hired lawyer Sharon Pandak, Prince William's former county attorney, and filed suit.

04/18/17

The owner of Solmar Development built a large winery and now residents wonder what else he plans to build.

04/18/17

Prompted by the Premier's Advisory Council on Government Assets' recommendation in 2015 to let more producers sell bag-in-box wines, nine new three-litre offerings hit shelves this month.

04/18/17

The Enology Certificate program will begin in the fall and offer 15 hours of concentrated study in viticulture, pre- and post-fermentation winemaking processes, wine etiquette and sensory evaluation, according to Dr. Andreea Botezatu, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service enologist in College Station.

04/18/17

New columnist Bret Stephens dismisses as "imaginary" the climate reality routinely reported by the Times. They can't both be right.

04/18/17

New annual wine awards aim to find UK's top homegrown tipple as industry celebrates yet another new landmark.

04/18/17

Just because toking up is legal in some states, doesn't mean that people aren't still enjoying their booze.

04/18/17

Months before northern vineyards burst into their lush summer peak, the delicate grape buds holding the fruit in its tiny core must first withstand the freezing onslaught of winter.

04/18/17

Bianca Bosker rocketed from nobody to the most-talked-about person in the wine world recently on the strength of a provocative excerpt from her book "Cork Dork" that was published in the New York Times, in which she detailed the process by which supermarket wines are made. Bianca Bosker speaks to W. Blake Gray about her book on the world of New York sommeliers.