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04/19/17

Napa County's 2016 agricultural production reached a record-breaking value of $737.3 million, with a record-breaking $729.5 million value for grapes leading the way.

04/19/17

The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association announced today it has reached an important sustainability milestone: 50 percent of its eligible members (those who own a winery, vineyard land or both) are now in the Napa Green environmental sustainability program.

04/19/17

The customary way to get rid of vineyard clippings and old vines is to burn them in the wet season, but the times are changing.

04/19/17

At the 2017 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge held last week in Santa Rosa, 27 judges sipped their way through a record-breaking 1,107 wines - weighing vibrancy and concentration, spice and herbal characteristics - while swirling and sipping everything from refreshing sparklers to deep, dark cabs and petite sirahs.

04/19/17

The Wal-Mart Stores-owned wholesale club chain is launching its first ever house brand wines this year, with its eyes firmly on the bonanza reaped by archrival Costco Wholesale (COST, +0.26%), the largest wine retailer in the country.

04/19/17

The embattled director of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has resigned after lawmakers sharply criticized her agency taking taxpayer-funded trips to Hawaii and San Diego.

04/19/17

Marijuana investors are converting a famed Mendocino County winery site into a major regional processing center for cannabis.

04/19/17

When it comes to Sonoma Valley, there is endless activity blossoming among the wine region's beautiful, natural, and bountiful surroundings. Benziger Family Winery offers an experience second to none with a variety of Biodynamic vineyard tours and wine tastings, winery events, and educational journeys for the curious soul with a love of classic Bordeaux varietals.

04/19/17

Mount Hope Estate & Winery is using an old resource, a barn on the property dating to the 1800s, to do something new and significant in 2017: make its wine on-site.

04/19/17

House Speaker Mike Turzai's office boasted he would lead an effort to "free the wine," and some of his GOP colleagues continue to look at expanding gambling as a way to fill a looming budget shortfall.

04/19/17

Argentina is now far enough along in its investigation of terroir and development of sites at altitude that it is capable of producing white wines that retain their natural acidity and aren't "dead" after two years in bottle, says trailblazing winemaker Matias Riccitelli.

04/19/17

Mr. Mallya capped a stunning fall from grace on Tuesday, when the British police arrested him as part of proceedings that could lead to his extradition to India.

04/19/17

Concha y Toro has added additional features to its Wine Wise smartphone advice tool launched a year ago to help retailers sell wine more profitably.

04/19/17

The winery that wine critic Robert Parker helped start is sold to a French company.

04/19/17

Speakers include Michael Jones with Scott Laboratories in Petaluma, Calif.; Hend Letaief with Enartis USA, and Peter Salamone with Laffort USA.

04/19/17

From wildly popular Argentinian offerings to its homeland Cahors, and now rising status in Washington State, it's time to take a global look at Malbec.