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09/05/17

St. Clement winery facility likely new home for Faust brand

09/05/17

As a convicted felon, Banks must divest himself of control of winery properties. He's scheduled to enter prison for fraud on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

09/05/17

Could this be the signal the alcohol beverage industry has been waiting for?-?the world's largest wine company launching an exclusive product with one of the world's largest e-tailers?

09/05/17

"This isn't a post I've enjoyed writing, but this is a discussion that has to start in the wine business," says Rob McMillan. "We are at a tipping point: The growth rate in premium wine is decelerating and has been since late 2015. .. my early conclusion is we are at the start of a long term secular market change, meaning what's ahead is something we all have to embed in our planning ... it will impact grape prices, land prices, wine sales, and the current M&A market"

09/05/17

H3891 is sponsored by Representative John Lawn, Jr. It has been assigned to the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure and is set for a hearing at 2 pm on September 12, 2017.

09/05/17

the group has said it intended to streamline its wine portfolio and concentrate in particular on: Nederburg, Fleur du Cap, Alto and Durbanville Hills

09/05/17

Based on the new funding framework, the AWRI has developed a new RDE plan that outlines its vision for its activities from 2017 to 2025. While this plan will attract investment from a range of sources, the entire plan has been formulated to align with Wine Australia's strategic priorities ...

09/05/17

Nova Cadamatre MW (USA), Julie Chene Nyheim MW (Norway), Alistair Cooper MW (UK), Philip Harden MW (UK), Ashley Hausman Vaughters MW (USA), Sarah Heller MW (Hong Kong), Tim Jackson MW (UK), Andreas Kubach MW (Spain), Fernando Mora MW (Spain), Aina Mee Myhre MW (Norway), Billo Naravane MW (USA), Catherine Petrie MW (UK), Nigel Sneyd MW (USA) and Morgan Twain-Peterson MW (USA)

09/05/17

As previously reported by winebusiness.com, a mystery group calling itself Alliance for Responsible Governance claims Napa County regularly fails to fully follow California environmental laws when approving new wineries and winery expansions.

09/05/17

Andy Perdue follows up on the sale of Klipson to Terlato. ... John Terlato plans to continue selling grapes to Klipsun's customers, although he is holding back a little to create a label with Woodinville's Brian Carter, a longtime Klipsun customer

09/05/17

the 2016 Bordeaux en primeur campaign might rekindle interest in the region

09/05/17

Monterey and El Dorado wineries pick Sauvignon Blanc and other grapes

09/05/17

A month after the 2017 grape harvest kicked off, Mother Nature threw growers a curve ball, spiking temperatures well past the 100-degree mark across the North Coast and sending crews scrambling to protect the fruit. (It will be interesting to see how the vineyards did in the heat, the extent of dehydration in the grapes, rise in acid both, etc,- ed.)

09/05/17

"It's a total culture change from just having a male workforce."

09/05/17

ICE spokesman James Schwab said there have been no raids in California targeting agricultural businesses or areas because ICE does not conduct location-based raids. Schwab said that the agency singles out individual "targets" and may arrest others while apprehending the person of interest

09/05/17

The Taste of Sonoma charity event made its debut Saturday at Sonoma State University's Green Music Center amid searing afternoon heat, which sapped some luster from the star-powered food and wine gathering ...

09/05/17

The current extreme heat is moving the red varieties quickly to sugar levels that require harvesting, so for a while at least, both whites and reds will be harvested at the same time, complicating harvesting operations

09/05/17

Profile of WineDirect ... As many as 13,000 orders are processed a day. "The facility is the most advanced in the wine industry"

09/05/17

"This merger is something that both staff and those involved with both organizations have been wanting for a long time," said Anthony King, General Manager of The Carlton Winemaker's Studio and Board President of the WVWA. "Not only does it simplify staffing, but it more closely links these two organizations so that our industry can speak with one cohesive voice."

09/05/17

The legislative bill approved by the state Assembly would let local governments charge residents for storm water management systems without voter approval.Supporters of the measure say it will help cities and counties prevent flooding and save water. Opponents say it violates Californians' right to vote on taxes.

09/05/17

In 2009, he cofounded Black Swan Cooperage with daughter Heidi Korb. His latest venture - Squarrel Cooperage - uses one-third the wood of a traditional barrel and improves other key aspects of the vessel.

09/05/17

At present the cost of the robot is estimated to be around 30.000 euros. Subject to some some upgrading and validation, it's expected to go on the market within two to four years.

09/05/17

Robert Eyler, dean of Sonoma State University's School of Extended and International Education, imagines the day when the federal government lifts its prohibitions against cannabis

09/05/17

The flurry boosted the number of applications to 115, following what previously appeared to be low interest from marijuana operators in unincorporated areas.

09/05/17

On the eve of her departure from Rouge Tomate Chelsea, Loire Valley native and Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier talks with Jane Gladstone about economics, biodynamic chenin and her next steps.

09/05/17

"Selling liquor licenses to private retailers would generate hundreds of millions of dollars for state coffers. More important, allowing competition would result in lower prices, greater selection, and better service for consumers"

09/05/17

wine prices must rise further in the months ahead, at a time when British consumers have less and less money to spend

09/05/17

housed in the renovated old brick, wood and steel building that was Tra Vigne for nearly 30 years,... a new concept for simple, approachable and seasonal food in St. Helena

09/05/17

A Highway 37 toll of up to $7 will be necessary to expedite major flood-prevention projects on the road?

09/05/17

President Trump reportedly asked aides for "a way out" regarding his decision on whether to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program

09/05/17

Immigrant rights groups and their allies have pledged mass mobilizations in response to any move to cancel DACA. Dolores Huerta, legendary civil rights activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez - responds

09/05/17

As Houston and surrounding areas assess storm damage, the hospitality industry helps the recovery

09/05/17

The latest forecasts have Irma on a more direct path toward South Florida, raising the possibility that the United States could be hit with back-to-back major hurricanes. Gov. Rick Scott of Florida declared a state of emergency on Monday for the state's 67 counties.

09/05/17

A new state-designated wine trail will be a "loudspeaker" encouraging people to visit Saratoga County and the surrounding area, a local vineyard owner say

09/05/17

It's time to run the rule over a much-maligned, but still hugely popular grape variety

09/05/17

The food labeling craze coupled with banner headlines about the dangers of gluten, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and hormones are leading to increasingly absurd results

09/05/17

The landscape has changed dramatically. Founded in 2005, the winery has gradually morphed into full-blown whiskey production, and the distillery was recently named 2017 distillery of the year by the American Distilling Institute

09/05/17

Bryan Harrington is on a mission to single-handedly change California wine by hunting down rare grapes, little seen outside of Italy, and growing them here ...

09/05/17

Artist, author and widow of internationally renowned wine world icon Robert Mondavi, Margrit Biever Mondavi died at her hillside Coombsville home Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. She was 91.