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02/01/18

The transition in ownership will reduce the workload for Peterson-Nedry, who turned 70 years-old in December, allowing him to devote his full attention to managing his 48 vineyard acres in Ribbon Ridge, crafting wines for RR - a small winery he created 16 years ago - and continue his involvement with the Oregon wine industry

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The McManis Family will continue to farm the vineyards and produce the wine, with The Wine Group responsible for all the sales and marketing functions

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"Dutton-Goldfield is our first foray into the Russian River Valley and complements our presence with our own Napa Valley wines produced under Michael Mondavi Family Estate. As we look to expand our domestic branded business, Dutton-Goldfield represents exactly the quality of producer we are proud to represent and put on the tables of our families and friends. I worked with Dan 30 years ago at Robert Mondavi Winery; it's great to be working together again and we are excited for the tremendous growth opportunity that is ahead."

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2018 promises to be the start of a new era of building facilities that are more fire-safe and getting smarter about policy language. Wineries and growers should review exemptions and limits

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Insurance claims from last year's deadly California wildfires have reached $11.8 billion, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said Wednesday, making it the most expensive series of wildfires in state history

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this is the first such permit for the state's wineries. The new permit won't apply to facilities producing less than 53,505 gallons of wastewater or 7,500 cases of wine or juice per calendar year. The permit sets forth special provisions and more lenient reporting requirements for wineries producing less than 600,000 gallons of wastewater per calendar year, a volume roughly equivalent to what TTB considers a small winery, one producing 100,000 gallons of wine or fewer each year.

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Château Franc Mayne has become the latest high profile Bordeaux winery to be sold, with French businessman Jean-Pierre Savare and his family buying control of the St-Emilion Grand Cru Classé estate

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Azienda Agricola Alessandro Rivetto, a winery producing Barolo from the plots within the municipality of Serralunga d'Alba, has invested in another Langhe wine - Barbaresco DOCG

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serving a wide array of fine wines by the glass using Coravin

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StellarTan® premium tannins solubilize instantly and completely in wine and give winemakers full control to balance tannins for optimal structure, mouthfeel, finish, color stabilization, flavor, and aroma.

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The introduction of Boisé Inspiration staves marks the latest offering from a successful partnership between Vivelys and G3 Enterprises, which also distributes Vivelys' Boisé oak chips

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Wine Intelligence is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Hancock as Chairman, following David Scotland's retirement after 10 years at the company.

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Conditions are primed for another drought extending into the summer for the Southwest.

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President Donald Trump is likely "stunned" that the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal went ahead without the U.S., says Barry Flinchbaugh, professor emeritus at Kansas State University. Flinchbaugh hopes Trump will re-open the door to...

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Before last year, California's most expensive single fire was the 1991 Oakland Hills fire that prompted $2.7 billion in claims in today's dollars.

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New eOrchard grove management application and Vinduino wireless irrigation valve controller

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According to the Wine Market Council, Nielsen and Rabobank, the wine industry is in better shape than many expected.

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As for next season, if the Panthers end up beating the Saints and Cam Newton decides to send a taunt of his own, allow me to suggest a nice bottle of 2014 Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay from Napa Valley

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This week, several bills are under consideration. We need your voice to support real direct-to-consumer wine shipments, that is, wine shipments from wineries through common carriers like FedEx and UPS, directly to your home or office.

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Chang expects to see more traditional wines, fewer experiments, and a new European hot spot for oenophiles.

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This dynamic fundraising event is committed to inspiring change and raising awareness in Napa Valley by bringing wine industry leaders and enthusiasts together to support national funding for both Alzheimer's disease research and care for families affected by the disease in Northern California.

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Biggest menu of events and special guests booked for Taste Washington 2018

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Crafted with real rose petals, hibiscus, and an elegant blend of fresh-pressed juices made from hand-picked apples and pears from the Pacific Northwest, Crispin Rosé is available nationwide in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles. Beginning in March, Crispin Rosé will also be offered on tap at select locations.

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Tony is Chairman of the AVF Board of Directors and Chief Planning Officer at Scheid Family Wines in Monterey, California. He has more than 35 years of experience in grape growing, wine production, winery design and construction, and IT systems development, and is a graduate of the Viticulture and Enology program at the University of California at Davis.

02/01/18

Fine wine importer and wholesaler Martine's Wines celebrated its five-year anniversary under owners Gregory Castells and Kate Laughlin by announcing the creation of a California sales team and several notable additions to its portfolio as the company approaches its 40th year of business. Martine's Wines was started in 1979 by legendary tastemaker Martine Saunier, who hand-selected Castells and Laughlin to purchase the company in December 2012.

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Eligible producers can qualify for up to $10,000 toward the purchase of new irrigation engines, building heaters, power generators, and water heating systems. These double incentives are available while incentive funds last or until April 30, 2018.

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A winery cries foul over a lawsuit alleging it fired an executive for being too old.

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California officials will take a detailed look at the possibility of creating a taxpayer-backed bank to handle what could be billions of dollars from the state's legal marijuana industry

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The workshop is intended to cover why soils are become more acidic and management practices

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They have an uninterrupted track record of appreciating in value due to the confluence of increasing global wealth, tiny quantities made and superb quality year after year. In fact, in 2017 alone, the wines of DRC went up 30% in value collectively. Returns like those are tough to achieve even for the world's most successful hedge funds and financial advisors.

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"We've seen a tremendous amount of growth in direct-to-consumer shipments and direct-to-consumer business here in Lodi," said Stuart Spencer, program manager for the Lodi Wine Commission.

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Sean Nelson. An incredibly well-deserved win for Sean (who also took home the honor of "Best Taster" of the day).

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Devastating frost has caused a 40% drop in the Bordeaux 2017 wine harvest and new estimates show the financial toll could reach 1.6 billion euros - even though weather during the flowering period and summer months was relatively kind to vines that survived. Jane Anson looks at the impact on several estates in the worst-hit areas, and how specialist pruners are hoping to get the vines back on-track for 2018

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Kathryn Walt Hall, the lawyer behind Napa Valley's Walt and Hall wines, talks about earning Robert Parker's perfect 100 score, her plans for Hong Kong and how her vineyards escaped with relatively minor burns during the California wildfires

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Although it took years to do it, the grocery operators of Tennessee finally got state law changed so they could begin selling wine in supermarkets and convenience stores as of July 1, 2016, a move that had been strongly opposed by the state's liquor store owners

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For many, La Luz, a community nonprofi t focused on the needs of Mexican immigrants, has been the last resort.

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VA Filtration will use a Regional Development Fund grant to support building a $4.5 million purpose-built new technology facility

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Montana - now owned by global giant Pernod Ricard and trading internationally as Brancott Estate - has followed the lead of smaller industry players by filling some of its domestic bottles of New Zealand wine with Australian grapes

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The panelists offered some numbers, but were not specific. In at least one case, mechanization ended up being more costly than what the grower was doing before, but it seems that the primary driver of adoption of mechanized practices is the fear about the future of the industry labor supply.

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In the durability state, we found efficient, mature industries - think alcoholic beverages or tires and rubber. Incumbents in these industries often own established brands, proprietary technology, and control of distribution channels. These advantages can be used to control against the sudden influx of non-traditional competition, if executives are prepared to respond to changing consumer demands and take advantage of the growth opportunities those trends may reveal.

02/01/18

Like a lot of California North Coast wineries, Jordan Vineyard & Winery focuses its marketing on fine restaurants and the experience at the estate in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley. While both sales channels took a big hit from major natural disaster in major markets across the country and at home, 4-decade-old Jordan's bounceback afterward speaks greater tidal changes in wine marketing.

02/01/18

According to the Wine Market Council, Nielsen and Rabobank, the wine industry is in better shape than many expected.

02/01/18

Columbia Distributing, an Oregon-based beer wholesaler that operates a facility in Santa Rosa, is not distributing any more of Mendocino Brewing's beer after being informed of the decision to stop production, said spokeswoman Lindsi Taylor. The legendary brewery closed its Ukiah taproom on Jan. 13.

02/01/18

Workers are starting to see more take-home pay as employers implement the new withholding guidelines from the IRS, which dictate how much employers withhold from pay for federal taxes. Those whose checks have remained the same shouldn't fret - employers have until Feb. 15 to make the changes.