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09/06/17

26th Annual Event Set for September 25 & 26, 2017 in Napa

09/06/17

The general plan foresaw 225 new wineries being built between 2005 and 2030, Morrison wrote. To date, the county has approved 107 new wineries. That translates to 47.6 percent of the estimated total with 46.7 percent of the general plan life having elapsed.

09/06/17

Growers have picked about 15 to 20 percent of the overall grape crop so far in Sonoma County. Fruit for sparkling wine, generally picked earliest, likely will be all harvested by week's end

09/06/17

"It used to be that you routinely had Labor Day weekend off here, and that hasn't happened since 2010," said Fintan du Fresne, general manager and winemaker at Chamisal Vineyards. "However, this year is later than the past three years, which is a good thing."

09/06/17

Labor shortage, rising wages driving mechanization

09/06/17

Sea-Invest's Philippe Van de Vyvere takes over the St.-Estèphe winery from the Gardinier family

09/06/17

Under the terms of the agreement, Hayotzer will own a 20%-25% stake in the venture, which is expected to dramatically increase its current annual production from 300,000 bottles to one million ...

09/06/17

Experts from the trade and wine industry discuss packaging innovation and sustainability during Wines & Vines Packaging Conference ...

09/06/17

Indulgent New Cabernet Sauvignon Joins Bold Brand's Winning Portfolio

09/06/17

Pacific Highway Wines & Spirits announced today a strategic partnership with international vintner Alejandro P. Bulgheroni. A collection of seven brands, previously managed in the US market by Blends, will migrate to Pacific Highway Wines & Spirits for importation, sales, and marketing representation effective immediately. The Blends sales team will step into expanded roles under the leadership of Mark Giordano, Pacific Highway's President.

09/06/17

Michelle has been a longtime supporter of the Oakville AVA. She joined the board of the Oakville Winegrowers in 2012

09/06/17

Morgan Twain-Peterson MW, founder and winemaker of Bedrock Wine Co. and co-owner of Under the Wire, has become one of the first California winemakers to achieve the prestigious Master of Wine title through the Institute of Masters of Wine. Nigel Sneyd, currently director of E&J Gallo's International Winemaking group, which is based in California, also earned the title of Master of Wine this year.

09/06/17

The incubators are a set of 5 units owned by the Port of Walla Walla that were designed to help new wineries take off. There is a maximum of 6 years that you are allowed to stay there. The rent starts low and increases each year essentially pushing you out the door.

09/06/17

The flooding catastrophe in Texas and along the Gulf Coast as a result of Hurricane Harvey is a reality check for those living in flood-prone areas, including in California

09/06/17

Pinot Noir accounts for 64 percent of the state's wine grape acreage at 19,471 acres planted. The total span of vineyards planted increased by 2,414 acres or 8 percent.

09/06/17

Organic fresh produce accounted for $1.25 billion dollars in sales at the end of the second quarter 2017, an 8% increase in dollars and a 10% rise in volume from the previous year, according to the Organic Produce Network (OPN).

09/06/17

The average value of cropland in Idaho, Oregon and Washington is on the rise this year, while around the nation it's unchanged from 2016.

09/06/17

The Idaho Wine Commission will use a $138,000 specialty crop grant to boost awareness of the state's fast-growing wine industry. The grant, provided by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, will allow the IWC to continue its ongoing and strategic marketing and promotion efforts, said Michael Williamson, an IWC board member and manager of Williamson Orchards and Vineyards.

09/06/17

State officials say patches of green foliage on the face of the Oroville Dam aren't the result of seepage, but University of California experts say they aren't so sure.

09/06/17

Sea-Invest's Philippe Van de Vyvere takes over the St.-Estèphe winery from the Gardinier family

09/06/17

Good news, red-wine lovers. Forty Ounce Wines, the same company that captured the heart of every trend-loving wino with rosé forties earlier this year, just announced its latest: 40-ounce bottles of easy-drinking, light-bodied red wine. The wine is made with sustainably grown Gamay grapes from northern France.

09/06/17

The Irish Wine Association called on the government to cut the tax rate on wine to protect it from Brexit. Excise duty on wine in Ireland is the highest in the EU at 3.19 euros ($3.79) per 9 euro bottle of wine. Still, the industry seems to be surviving. In 2016 sales of 9 litre cases increased to just over 9 million, up from 8.56 million cases in 2015, the organization said.

09/06/17

The berries on the plant are small so the yield will be down, but they'll be better quality, said Mike Newman, wine maker at Newman Estate Winery in eastern P.E.I.

09/06/17

Banks' sale of his holdings in Mayacamas to the Schottenstein family, Ohio-based retail giants with whom he co-owned the storied Mount Veeder winery, came as he prepared to begin serving his sentence this week

09/06/17

Annadel Gap Vineyard In Sonoma Valley, Shows New Vitality And More Expressive Fruit

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Our main challenge was to preserve the soul and style of the wines, as we wanted to maintain all of the nuances and subtleties of the terroirs that are vinified. We've been able to achieve this while also upholding the food security approach"

09/06/17

an Amazon product in every nook and cranny of our lives. With the acquisition of Whole Foods, they now have the platform to accomplish this goal ...

09/06/17

Poor weather, depressed commodity prices drag overall crop values down in San Joaquin County, Calif.

09/06/17

-H3891 Allows MA Retailers To Ship Out and Out-of-State Retailers To Ship In-

09/06/17

The Idaho Wine Commission's ongoing marketing and promotion efforts received a boost this year.

09/06/17

As a hot Walla Walla Valley summer draws to a close, grape harvest nears. The ripening clusters hanging from gnarled, leafy vines look primordial, timeless

09/06/17

18-t0-29 year olds in 2016 reported spending an average of $19 less on a given day than their 2008 counterparts

09/06/17

great descriptors for the 'Not Recommended' category

09/06/17

Wine writer and novelist Jay McInerney says there's too much technical language and too many references to flowers Being relatable is key to making a wine column interesting ...

09/06/17

The Yakima Valley is where the Washington wine industry got its start, as we like to say, "the cradle of the industry."

09/06/17

The team at Donnafugata in Sicily is cultivating and vinifying 30 biotypes of 19 different grape varieties as part of a study designed to identify clones that are best suited to the region. Massal selection vines were planted in 2009 and the winery has been analyzing the flavor profiles of the grapes including the varieties Nocera, Vitarolo and Alzano which are described by the project as "relics" to validate their potential.