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09/07/17

Ramey plans a 23,000 square-foot winery with a 60,000 case annual production, 20,000 square-foot wine cave and public tasting room. His permit has been in the works for three years. He's completed a biological habitat assessment, historic resource evaluation, cultural resource evaluation, noise assessment and traffic impact studies, etc. PRMD's hearing is September 21.

09/07/17

Recall proponents argue that, since his election in 2014, Galbraith has been pushing the agenda of special interest groups, including large corporate wine interests and hotel and housing developers ...

09/07/17

The consensus among growers and winegrape business executives is that the 2017 winegrape crop will come in at slightly below normal. While the yield is down from normal, the quality appears to be excellent, according to early harvest results. Last year's grape crush came in at 4.2 million tons, up nearly 10 percent from the previous year. This year's crop is expected to exceed 4 million tons, but fall short of last year.

09/07/17

The grapes are ready, but are the growers? Labor shortages hit hard in wine country.

09/07/17

While smoke taint is a concern, a key issue is the lack of solar radiation reaching the vines. While clouds may let ultraviolet light pass, the particulate matter that determines the density of smoke blocks it altogether

09/07/17

Unfortunately, there's no substantial relief in sight, according to climate researcher Greg Jones

09/07/17

Brian McGuigan and Colin Peterson, have entered into an agreement to purchase the site at 119 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, NSW. Popularly known as 'Ben Ean' and historically home to the Lindeman's Cellar Door

09/07/17

Start-Up Whiskey Producer Will Remain Privately Held Company

09/07/17

"We fell in love with the place," ONX winemaker Brian Brown said, calling it a logical purchase when it came up for sale. "There's great variability on the site, which is a plus. It gives us a lot to work with."

09/07/17

Chinese investment in Bordeaux vineyards has continued apace in 2017, yet there's talk that some buyers are looking to leave. It hasn't all been plain sailing, finds Jane Anson, but don't believe the latest hype just yet

09/07/17

there is a shortage of both white and red grapes, mainly due to the spring frosts

09/07/17

Craft + Estate, a member of The Winebow Group is pleased to announce that it is the exclusive U.S. importer of Estate Argyros, one of the foremost producers from the island of Santorini, Greece

09/07/17

Sterling Vineyards Celebrates The 69th Emmy Awards As The Exclusive Wine Sponsor Of The Emmy Awards Season

09/07/17

This gives President Donald Trump scope to start reshaping the leadership of the U.S. central bank sooner than expected and clouds the longer-term outlook for monetary policy.

09/07/17

Philippe Schaus named head of Moët Hennessy, with the LVMH Group for 14 years, initially as international director

09/07/17

A former vice president with importer/distributor Winebow and most recently co-developer of the Italian Wine Professional (IWP) certification program, Brostrom has worked in just about every segment of the industry

09/07/17

"the better wines have aged beautifully on their sheer strength of material and balance, and often show striking aromatic complexity, not to mention uncanny retention of fresh fruit."

09/07/17

"The 2007 vintage was among Napa's finest ever, and its best wines remain exceptional"

09/07/17

Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of the Virgin Group, said he had no plans to evacuate his home in the British Virgin Islands, which lies directly in the path of Hurricane Irma.

09/07/17

If Champagne became shorthand for luxury and celebration, it's entirely thanks to one woman: Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin. So why are there so few women in the industry?

09/07/17

Winestyr customers will now be able to expect 1-2 business day shipping in the Chicagoland area and 1-3 business day shipping to most states east of the Rockies

09/07/17

As wine crime rises, an expert samples a questionable bottle of 1962 La Tâche.

09/07/17

Much of the Western United States has spent the week battling an estimated 80 wildfires spread across a number of states. California, Oregon and Washington State were among the nine western states engulfed in more than 2,200 square miles of fire, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

09/07/17

Continued dry weather and wind are contributing to the growth of wildfires in Washington and Oregon, which have threatened homes, prompted evacuations, closed some popular ski resorts and hiking trains and caused the governor of Washington to declare a state of emergency.

09/07/17

Decanter.com speaks to a US company that has started making 'wine flour' out of leftover grapes and skins and claims that the finished product retains varietal flavor

09/07/17

he future looks promising for the region's international sales, especially in the U.S., which remains the Loire's first export market, representing nearly 31% in value and 24% in volume. Overall, total volume of the 2017 vintage is expected to exceed last year's production, with an approximate total of 2 million hectoliters.

09/07/17

Izzo most recently was Director of Sales and Marketing for Wilson Artisan Wineries based in Geyserville. In addition to his position at Eco Terreno Wines, Izzo serves as a highly esteemed lecturer for Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute and College of Business and Economics.

09/07/17

The late Walter Clore prized Lemberger, and no one champions the obscure, yet delicious red grape from Germany more than the Williams family of Kiona Vineyards Winery on Washington's famous Red Mountain.

09/07/17

People may be ingesting between 3,000 and 4,000 microparticles of plastic from tap water every year, said a study Wednesday based on samples from 14 countries

09/07/17

Critics sometimes describe federal forest policy as "paralysis by analysis."

09/07/17

Produce growers, many of whom have operations in all three countries, said they like the current dispute resolution system.

09/07/17

Orsini said she believes 10-12 men (no women) have been picked up in Calistoga this year, some with families. She's convinced there's been a large increase in removals from the local community this year.

09/07/17

Throughout South Florida, officials readied evacuation orders and people raided store shelves, buying up water and other hurricane supplies

09/07/17

The Central Coast wine grape harvest is in full swing with technology helping more and more growers bring in their fruit. With chronic labor shortages and mandated higher wages, growers are turning to machines to get the job done.

09/07/17

By embracing obscure varietals, a newer generation of ambitious Monterey vintners are crafting wines that - while traditionally less favored by consumers - are redefining the region's terroir. It's an about-face from the palate-obliterating fruit bombssometimes found further north and further inland in Napa and Lodi, a turn towards balance and refinement.

09/07/17

What if you had to name the best thing you've ever eaten? One favorite dish among all of the dishes you have enjoyed in your life. Think about it for a second, and pay attention to where your mind goes. Where did you even begin? A rapid-fire inventory of all the fancy restaurants you've been to? Vacation dinners? Childhood lunches? Romantic rendezvous?

09/07/17

Growth regulator herbicides, especially 2,4-D and dicamba, can cause severe leaf distortion and stunting in grapevines

09/07/17

Known for its "See and Spray" technology, Blue River has designed and integrated computer vision and machine learning technology that will enable growers to reduce the use of herbicides by spraying only where weeds are present, optimizing the use of inputs in farming

09/07/17

A Big Diurnal Shift Is Always Important, Wild Yeast Fermentation Is Better than Inoculated, Malolactic Fermentation Leads to Buttery Wines, Whole-Cluster Wines Taste Stemmy Unless Stems Lignify, Punchdown Is Better than Pumpover

09/07/17

Sure, nothing will beat the caffeine kick of an espresso as we struggle to keep our eyes open at our desks. But when it comes to dining in the morning, wine is also better matched with food as the flavours are more delicate says Brett Wootton, the co-founder of the Vinoteca wine bar near King's Cross in central London which serves a selection of breakfast wines.

09/07/17

A portfolio tasting with Ted Edwards was enlightening ...

09/07/17

the first in the 23-part video series, debuts Sept. 6 on Instagram before rolling out across social media channels ...