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05/16/17

The conference was the 3rd in a series of 4 being presented in the USA, Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Spain

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Improving the scewcap by reducing its carbon footprint and fragility during transport is one aim of Vinventions, a company that sells all types of wine closure.

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Members of Napa's Altamura family have asked the city to review revised plans to build a hotel and winery at the northeast corner of Silverado Trail and juncture of Trancas Street and Monticello Road.

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"It could be a rather lengthy day ... Previously, the commission has indicated its interest in wanting to reach a tentative decision on that day rather than a continuance."

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Recently, two high-end wineries with Chinese ties opened new tasting rooms in Napa Valley, prompting the question: Is Chinese ownership of North American wineries on the rise?

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Ken Fischang, who led efforts to market Sonoma County over the last 12 years as it grew into an international destination for visitors, abruptly resigned as CEO of the Sonoma County Tourism Bureau shortly before its annual contract is reviewed today by county supervisors.

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In recognition of her major contributions to the state's wine and grape industries, Justine Vanden Heuvel has earned this year's research award from the New York Wine and Grape Foundation

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Laurent-Perrier is currently represented by The Winebow Group's distribution houses in four markets

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In its lawsuit Riedel apparently alleges that M&S tried to claim 'sommelier' was a "generic term for glassware".

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"Are you going to Helsinki?" was apparently a popular question among the winemakers and cellar masters in Champagne in the last few weeks

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including: Briana Reyes, property manager, The Barlow, Sebastoplo; Matthew Schwanebeck, director of operations, Tonnellerie Ô and Creative Oak, Benicia; and

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earlier this year, a bill was reintroduced in both the House and the Senate: the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017. The proposed tax-cutting legislation has seen plenty of bipartisan support for its purported ability to continue to stimulate the brewing and distilling industry, but some health advocates are worried about its effect on another alcoholic beverage: wine

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The maker of Budweiser, facing more competition in America from craft brews and cocktails, is spending billions to fight back

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The northern early-season table grape regions of Chile have been hit badly by rains and mudslides, just two years into recovery from a similar event in 2015

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'It has been the earliest harvest I remember,' said winemaker Marcelo Retamal, comparing 2017 to the last two decades of Chilean vintages

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Employees from Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) will be setting aside their corkscrews this week and reaching for work gloves, sun screen and protective hats as they fan out into communities as part of the company's third annual Global Volunteering Week

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Sometimes there's no sparkling substitute for the real deal. Indulge without having to splurge, with one of these 10 bottles of Champagne under $40

05/16/17

A man behind a $2 million-plus fake wine scheme gets his comeuppance in a French court.

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A swift bank teller might count cannabis-industry cash at 120 bills a minute. An electronic smart safe from San Francisco-based Union Bank hooked to a high-capacity feeder gobbles 800 bank notes a minute. In 20s, that amounts to $16,000 a minute or nearly $1 million an hour

05/16/17

According to Peter Mitham and Wines Vines Analytics/Ship Compliant, during the twelve months from April 2016 to April 2017, Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) shipments totaled $729 million out of total U.S. wine sales of almost $40 billion . DtC still has a way to go, but its $227 million in April 2017 shipments alone was a 13 percent leap from April 2016

05/16/17

Dick Doré of Foxen Vineyard & Winery is the guest for the "Final Friday Featured Winemaker" series at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe on Friday, May 26, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm

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Solage Calistoga, a lushly landscaped Napa hideaway, is excellent at promoting healthy California hedonism, with seven pools, a Michelin-starred restaurant and 89 freestanding studios and suites, each with outdoor space

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Alcohol does not alter personality, say scientists as they debunk myth of 'happy drunk'

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a couple of wine writers have recently tried to make the case that bad wine should be tolerated, if not embraced. They argue that it can't be entirely bad if it appeals to large numbers of people

05/16/17

Some of the most compelling evidence linking a widely used pesticide to developmental problems in children stems from what scientists call a "natural" experiment. Though in this case, there was nothing natural about it.