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Saturday, August 18th

02/05/18

Oxi_Out selectively removes up to 97% dissolved oxygen while leaving other organic characteristics untouched. It protects bottled wine against premature aging and allows winemakers to bottle wine with lower SO2 levels

02/05/18

Technology can now guarantee the production of wine corks without human detectable levels of TCA

02/05/18

Next time you walk into a cellar and notice a stack of barrels, remember, not all barrels are created equal, and the choice of barrels directly affects a winemaker's expression of taste. Today, many Oregon winemakers rely less on what is expected - breaking the rigid traditions of yesteryear - in favor of instinct, experimentation and embracing individuality, in large part, through their choice of barrels.

02/05/18

The new method of applying the powder itself adds to the automation and efficiency. This lowers our risk of worker injury and improves our quality in this highly controlled and automated environment."

02/05/18

Liz Chambers managed the winery for nearly 20 years until she became sole owner in May 2012. She told The Register-Guard in 2014: "I don't have to work, but I don't know what I'd do with myself if I didn't. I love the winery and my employees. It's fun to go to work every day."

02/05/18

Free the Grapes! announces the appointment of a new advisor to their board of directors, Jeff Carroll.

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With the help of estate manager Martine Cazeneuve, the businessman hopes to improve the St.-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

02/05/18

Leading Rioja wine brand Beronia has announced the opening of its new winery in Rueda. Inaugurated during the 2017 harvest, the winery's opening is part of the company's strategic investment in the brand and quality white winemaking in the DO Rueda.

02/05/18

But before I go on about why they're so cool, let me give you the bad news first. They're gnarly. Crotchety. Less vigorous. Challenging to prune and harvest. And a little stingy with their production of grapes, besides.

02/05/18

It's unclear why the two companies decided to part ways, but some distributors cited in the original Chinese report said it might be the fact that Nanpu struggled to achieve Carlo Rossi's sales target

02/05/18

It's a 132-year-old tradition that is held every year at the location known as Gobbler's Knob and conducted by top hat-donning members of the Inner Circle of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, according to the official Pennsylvania tourism website. The idea is, the groundhog wakes up from hibernation on the 2nd, and if it sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If it doesn't, warmer weather is just around the corner.

02/05/18

Una Lou Rosé, launched last year by Scribe Winery in an adorably packaged 375ml can, is offering a subscription service to keep your refrigerator stocked all season long

02/05/18

Residents in the English town of Ware, Hertfordshire, descended upon a local meeting to voice their very particular concerns over anti-social behavior increasing due to the opening of a new wine bar.

02/05/18

Haykin Family Cider is a small batch, craft product that will be available in limited supply; guests can enjoy tours, tasting flights and ciders on tap at the facility as well as purchase bottles to take home.

02/05/18

Tickets to Taste Washington's On the Farm series are on sale now. Three exciting new excursions offer guests the chance for a unique farm-to-table lunch in the greater Seattle area. Go to tastewashington.org to get tickets - limited quantities available.

02/05/18

By Elin McCoy, Biochemical engineer Jean-Francois Hamel has discovered the secrets to how natural yeasts affect flavors and alcohol levels in wine-and why they can help combat the potential effects of climate change

02/05/18

The Patrón and Avión tequila purchases likely will not be the last deals this year for producers of tequila, whiskey and gin.

02/05/18

France's Nurserymen's Federation (Fédération Française de la Pépinière Viticole) is creating a group brand in order to guarantee quality standards, including the disease-free status of their cuttings; this will involve regular inspections of mother plants and full traceability of all vines sold, though the Federation's President David Amblevert told me that studies suggest the GTD problem is latent in vineyards rather than in plant material. Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/jefford-on-monday/grapevine-trunk-disease-phylloxera-383975/#L66kx8XWJYxZtVg4.99

02/05/18

The Trump administration says that its new "tip pooling" rule will increase the paychecks of low-wage kitchen workers. Progressives say that it will increase the profits of restaurants, by allowing them to legally steal servers' tips.

02/05/18

'Most people are exposed to BPA on a daily basis. In this study, our student researchers have discovered that at the present time, given current labelling laws, it is difficult to avoid exposure by altering our diet. In an ideal world, we would have a choice over what we put into our bodies. At the present time, since it is difficult to identify which foods and packaging contain BPA, it is not possible to make that choice.'

02/05/18

using a method that sees the grains traditionally used to make beer completely replaced with marijuana

02/05/18

The Yarra Valley lends itself to this kind of promiscuous planting for a particular reason ...

02/05/18

farmers see themselves as the victims of an unhealthy deal between the state government of Baja California and Constellation Brands, the third biggest brewer in the US

02/05/18

Romanian wineries are preparing for a big 2018 due to the lower global production forecast for the year.

02/05/18

Robinson changed face of Colfax; remembered for innovation, commitment to customer service

02/05/18

The launch of Château Margaux's first limited edition bottle signals a seismic shift in the august winemaker's philosophy. Alice Lascelles reports on the smart changes afoot as the vineyard sets its sights on the future. Portrait by Anne Leroy

02/05/18

Napa kingpin acquires Diageo and changes its wholesale route to market in select states

02/05/18

If the Environmental Protection Agency's Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios map is accurate, the preserve will continue protecting Wine Country farmland for another 50 years. ... Will the county be throwing a birthday bash for the agricultural preserve's 100th anniversary in 2068?