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The publicly traded company with headquarters in Grimsby, Ontario, said the combined total of the three transactions will cost $95 million in a combination of cash and stock. The sales are expected to be finalized by Nov. 1. According to Peller, the three Okanagan Valley wineries generated a total of $25 million in their most recent fiscal year.

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the state-of-the-art facility sits in close proximity to the brand's namesake Double Canyon Vineyard in the heart of the Horse Heaven Hills appellation

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The situation overall in most of the state is better than expected. One can only hope that the restaurant community will be even better prepared next time

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After days of toiling in stifling smoke, grape harvesters at Quail Run Vineyards outside Talent were confronted with another complication late Thursday morning.

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Heat, scarce labor putting pressure on picking decisions; fruit quality described as good

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The upscale department store is opening a tiny 3,000 square foot store-a small fraction of its typical 140,000 square-foot emporia-in Los Angeles that will not carry any clothing merchandise but instead offer services like personal stylists as well as refreshments such as beer and wine. Nordstromsaid the move was a reflection of changing customer tastes and behavior

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The so-called "share of stomach" strategy would double the growth opportunity vs. playing against supermarket retailers alone ...

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The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced the appointment of Honore Comfort as Wine Business Executive in Residence, leading efforts to create strategic programs and engagement opportunities for wine business students, alumni, and industry leaders. She joins WBI following nine years as the chief executive at Sonoma County Vintners, an advocacy group for 250 of the region's wineries.

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Nova Cadamatre MW, Ashley Hausman Vaughters, Billo Naravane (On Labor Day, the Institute of Masters of Wine announced 14 new Masters of Wine (MW) from five countries, bringing the total to 369 MWs in 29 countries)

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Join in the conversation at the next WineSpirit Seminar on Sunday, Sept. 17 from 2 to 4pm in Napa, California. Facilitated by David White, Executive Director of WineSpirit, this is sure to be an engaging discussion.

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The Maison Tardieu-Laurent portfolio features offerings from: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Condrieu, Cornas, Côte-Rôtie, Côtes-du-Rhône, Crozes-Hermitage, Gigondas, Hermitage, Rasteau, Saint-Joseph, Saint-Péray, Vacqueyras and Tavel

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For the second consecutive year, Tiamo, an Italian wine brand made from organically farmed grapes imported by Illinois-based Winesellers, Ltd., has been awarded the prestigious IMPACT "Hot Prospect" from M. Shanken Communications, Inc. for 2016. The achievement is based on multi-year sales growth and performance in the U.S. market and follows the brand's recognition in 2015.

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The London Wine Competition is being launched to identify and reward those brands and products that consumers actually want to buy, rather than simply recognize good quality wines for their winemaking ability alone.

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Sommeliers Amie Hendrickson and Julia Dixon selected to attend ProWein 2018

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Oregon law requires individuals to have a valid alcohol service permit in order to work at a business with a liquor license that allows customers to drink on the premises, and to mix, serve, or sell alcohol in any manner. These individuals have 45 days to complete alcohol server training, and eTIPS is now an OLCC-approved ASE training course.

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An ode to the classic American automobile, Chrome Dreams features a mirrored surface and extruded wing-wheeled emblem inspired by iconic vintage cars and Americana metalwork.

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Poulsen was associated with Acumen from 2013 to 2015, working closely with founding winemaker Denis Malbec, before taking a hiatus to focus on his own wines. Poulsen replaces Steve Matthiasson who served as winemaker following the death of Denis Malbec in early 2016.

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"It is exciting to be able to shatter this ceiling. It really takes a change of mindset to pass the three sections and a humility to admit that there are many mysteries in the world of wine that we have yet to encounter."

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Mary Laschinger, chairman and chief executive officer of Veritiv, pens a letter to shareholders and customers.

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Wine lovers might be surprised to learn the No. 2 red grape in Oregon is Syrah, just ahead of Cabernet Sauvignon. We tend to think of Washington when we think of Syrah because the red Rhône grape fits so well in the warm Columbia Valley. But in recent decades, Southern Oregon regions such as the Umpqua, Rogue and Applegate valleys have driven greater interest in warm-climate wine grapes. Indeed, in recent years it's become fashionable for Willamette Valley winemakers to bring Syrah north to craft a jammy, big red that's an alternative to the ubiquitous Pinot Noir.

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USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced $3.1 million available to train the next generation of policymakers, researchers, and educators in the food and agricultural sciences. There is a significant shortfall between the number of jobs being created and the availability of graduates with bachelor's or higher degrees in the food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or environmental specialties.

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On-premises sales at restaurants and bars still represent about 16 percent of the average winery's business, according to one survey, and these tastemakers can help build a buzz for a label or a region that can translate into consumer loyalty down the road. In some cases, such as Meiomi Wines, it can help launch a brand into massive sales.

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Babbo effectively invented the regional Italian wine list-a formula that has since inspired an endless wave of successors (among them, Danny Meyers' Maialino and Michael White's Ai Fiori)

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Upcoming University of Idaho speaker Fred Gould, agriculture professor at North Carolina State University, led a National Academy of Sciences committee study on the realities of GMO crops.

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Oregon's "alcohol cluster" of beer, wine, cider and spirits producers has been an economic bright spot for years.

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The record head that baked Northern California over the Labor Day weekend left wine grapes shriveling on the vines, reducing many of them to raisins before the normal harvest

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The trip comes as negotiations to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada got off to a rocky start.

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In 2016, Mumbai-based Sonal Holland, now 44, became India's first -- and still only -- person to hold the coveted Master of Wine (MW) qualification.

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They won double gold for their 2013 Prodigy Icewine, gold for their 2012 Balance Brut Sparkling Wine, silver for their 2012 Mentage and bronze for their 2013 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay.

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The estimated $1 billion in annual taxes legal pot is expected to generate in California is a drop in the bucket compared with the economic impact of tens of thousands of well-paying manufacturing jobs that legalization is creating.

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In the third of his series on low-intervention winemaking, Tom Jarvis tackles the thorny subject of natural wine.

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When winemaker Bob Blue started working at Bonterra Vineyards 30 years ago, organic farming and winemaking were considered a little out-there. Now the terms composting, cover crops, biodiversity and soil health are much more understood.

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While storm wasn't as bad as feared, its impact will still be felt far and wide

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"There is no safe level of alcohol use during pregnancy" ... The majority of women in the U.S. seem to be on board with this message

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Columbia Journalism Review blasts newspaper column suggesting wine pairing for 12 Years A Slave ...

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