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Wednesday, February 7th

02/07/18

"We look forward to working very closely with Baron and his winemaking team to help expand their successful business model. Their fresh, on-trend labels and unique approach to premium winemaking is something we're excited to showcase in the Foley Family Wines portfolio."

02/07/18

Premier Rachel Notley ups ante in spat over pipeline expansion

02/07/18

Big brewers have been lamenting losing drinkers to wine and spirits for years. But it doesn't get more direct than this pitch for a new MillerCoors brand: "Stop Your Wine-ing."

02/07/18

Director of Winemaking and longtime winemaking veteran, Michael Blaylock, retired from Quady Winery (Madera, CA) in December of 2017 after a remarkable and noteworthy 33-year career. With more than a decade of experience making wine at Quady, Darin Peterson has been promoted to lead winemaker. Darin leads Quady Winery into its 43rd year of operation as the producer is poised for continued growth.

02/07/18

Fondario joined Ackerman Family Vineyards in 2016 as sales and marketing manager.

02/07/18

$65.00 per wine entered. Deliveries will be accepted February 7th through March 30th, 2018.

02/07/18

The National Republican Congressional Committee is offering a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to President Donald Trump's winery in Virginia

02/07/18

The Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) is delighted to announce a new partnership with Canada's Devour! The Food Film Fest in bringing one of the most unique dining events in the world to SIFF. The Devour! Sonoma Chefs & Shorts Gala Dinner brings highly-regarded culinary luminaries together for an extraordinary five-course dinner inspired by short food films from around the world.

02/07/18

When I started my farm in 1993, it was with a naïve idea that I could finally determine my own course. It's a romantic notion of go-it-alone individualism, dreamed by many of us who have punched a time clock at work-a notion that lasted for about 351 days, and then it was time to harvest

02/07/18

From Mattawa to Maine, graduates of the Walla Walla Community College enology and viticulture program have been proving themselves to be golden. While most of the grads are snapped up by the Washington winemaking industry as soon as the ink is dry on their diplomas, WWCC alumni are making wine as far away as Michigan, Virginia, Maine, Texas and Maryland.

02/07/18

An updated list on efforts to rebuild

02/07/18

Imports set a record $2.9 trillion, swamping exports of $2.3 trillion.

02/07/18

The U.S. has hit a saturation point with production of 104 million pounds last year.

02/07/18

Clarksburg wine industry helps develop teaching vineyard for students

02/07/18

Nearly two dozen Sonoma Valley High School students who are actively involved in the school's Agriculture Academy pathway attended the Sacramento Wine & Grape Symposium on Thursday, Jan. 25. The students, enrolled in Viticulture and Agriculture Business and Management Class at SVHS, got to experience a broad range of what the wine industry has to offer. Many students such as Jason Chiotti and Jamie Pierce said it was a great experience and had intrigued them to become involved in the industry that is extremely important in Sonoma County.

02/07/18

The bill, Senate Bill 353, would alter the existing law by removing the word "retailer" from the list of out-of-state groups that can get licenses to directly ship wine into New Hampshire, impacting customers who order wine by mail. In testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee last month, Mollica said the bill would affect "about 81" of 1,174 institutions that have the licenses, or about 7 percent of the license holders. But those 7 percent of license holders account for about one-quarter of the annual $11.3 million of "direct ship" sales in the state.

02/07/18

The charges, dropped by St. Louis prosecutors Friday against Marc Lazar, 41, and his wife Katherine Lazar, 37, alleged their business Domaine Storage, would routinely email offers to sell wine to Missouri residents without a license. Founded more than a decade ago, the company stores more than 1.8 million bottles of wine in five U.S. warehouses in Chicago, New Jersey, Washington, Napa Valley and at 3300 Samuel Shepard Drive in Grand Center.

02/07/18

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced Tuesday that Alberta is banning wine from B.C. wineries effective immediately. "This is one good step to waking B.C. up to the fact that they can't attack our industry without a response from us," Notley said at a legislature news conference. "The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Control Board will put an immediate halt to the import of B.C. wine into Alberta."

02/07/18

'We have to take in account the tastes and the preferences of cannabis consumers of the future'

02/07/18

We just learned that the most popular cocktail in Texas is not the margarita. But, did you know that a lot of tequila drinkers are millennials? Or that whiskey is most likely consumed by manufacturing professionals? Or that beer is most often consumed by drinkers who earn more than $100,000 a year?

02/07/18

Some wine lovers who look forward to getting new vintages in the mail would be affected if lawmakers approve a bill that would remove "retailers" from the list of those who are allowed to ship wine into the state

02/07/18

this is an utterly absurd move. An act of pointless grandstanding that contravenes the ethos of free trade that is supposed to pin this country together. But then so was B.C.'s announcement last week that it would bar additional shipments of diluted bitumen in its waterways until it could study the effect of Alberta's chief export in water. B.C.'s announcement, which was only a proposal - all the better to avoid an actual court challenge - was patently unconstitutional to boot.

02/07/18

Work by Associate Professor Mike McCullough, at California's Polytechnic State University, has found craft beer has health benefits overlooked by drinkers

02/07/18

They're not yet rationing pinotage in South Africa exactly, but the country's 3,000-plus grape growers certainly can feel some of the pain of a drought that has pushed nearby Cape Town into a state of emergency. The 2018 harvest, now under way, is projected to be significantly smaller because of depleted groundwaters and precariously low dam levels that have choked irrigation supplies.

02/07/18

The spirits and wine company has signed an agreement to purchase 30 megawatts of electricity annually from Solomon Forks Wind Project in the US state

02/07/18

How interrupting fermentation enables winemakers to create semi-sparkling wines

02/07/18

The OIV is an intergovernmental organisation which represents about 85 per cent of the world's wine production

02/07/18

You thought you were in for a nice night on the couch, cuddled up under a blanket with your favorite bottle of wine. Maybe you've got some cheese to go with it, or even some olives. Maybe you're just keeping it simple with some slices of your favorite french bread.

02/07/18

Snap's recent difficulties acquiring users are well documented. But with a higher-than-average household income, its niche audience might still be a valuable one