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05/26/17

The CIVC originally took Powell to court in December 2014, claiming that she had misled the public and infringed on its trademark by promoting sparkling wines other than Champagne while using the Champagne Jayne name. This, it claimed, had "damaged the goodwill of the Champagne sector".

05/26/17

Man jailed since 2016 for dispute over value of ice wine exports

05/26/17

International vintner Alejandro P. Bulgheroni announced the opening of Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate, located at 500 Meadowood Lane in Saint Helena. The winery produces small-lot Cabernet Sauvignon wines from the estate and from select sites within Napa Valley. The company also announced the opening of its hospitality salon, located on the Estate. Private tastings of Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate wines are available to wine collectors by appointment.

05/26/17

Celebrating 40th anniversary and looking ahead to the next 40 years

05/26/17

Sonoma winery's chef and San Francisco-based Tsar Nicoulai create reserve batch with a coastal wine country accent

05/26/17

Napa County supervisors favor allowing Mountain Peak winery to be built near the end of Soda Canyon Road, despite opposition claims that a winery this big is a bad fit for a remote location. Several supervisors shared the opponents' concerns about adding traffic to a narrow, dead-end road. But consultant Donna Oldford came to Tuesday's meeting with an offer on behalf of Mountain Peak winery that helped turn the tide.

05/26/17

The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation's third annual Silicon Valley Wine Auction on May 20 & 21 raised over $1,000,000 and drew more than 1,000 guests to Runnymede Farm in Woodside, California. Proceeds benefited the Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Elevate [Math] and STEM Leadership Institute programs.

05/26/17

According to the Alcohol Justice report, if signed into law, the measure would result in ...

05/26/17

Symington Family Estates has turned its attentions south to the Alentejo region, Margaret Rand reports.

05/26/17

many people believe the aging requirements offer no assurances of style or quality. Exacerbating the debate, said Víctor de la Serna, who writes about wine for El Mundo and is a co-author of "The Finest Wines of Rioja and Northwest Spain," is what he calls Rioja's "headlong plunge into mass production of ever cheaper wine."

05/26/17

If you're heading to Napa for BottleRock, it won't be hard to find a great bite and refreshing drinks to wash it all down with. But here are our best bets: five restaurants, five wineries and five breweries that you should not miss, at the three-day event or outside the festival grounds

05/26/17

The US state of Oklahoma has become the country's 40th to legalise spirit sales on a Sunday, a move praised by the Distilled Spirits Council

05/26/17

The 83-acre Burbank Ranch Vineyard & Winery in Templeton will be sold at auction June 17, according to Elite Auctions, which is conducting the sale.

05/26/17

Fifth anniversary celebrated with winery of the year awards and top-scoring wines

05/26/17

Defining a wine by aging seems out of step with the times. With the ascendance of Burgundy, with its emphasis on place and terroir over age, more and more regions have redefined themselves in Burgundian terms.

05/26/17

With the largest Michigan winery purchase in the state's history, the Moersch family continues to push the boundaries in the Michigan craft beverage industry. Having started his winemaking career at Tabor Hill 38 years ago patriarch Rick Moersch and family have truly come full circle with the acquisition of Tabor Hill Winery.

05/26/17

The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard located just beyond the right field wall at Raley Field spans 85' by 16'.

05/26/17

The four members of the band - Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman and Jimi Westbrook - are launching their own wine, 4 Cellars, as a tribute to family, friends and fans with Washington state's Browne Family Vineyards and its Proprietor Andrew Browne. This wine will be available exclusively online and served in select Tennessee restaurants beginning June 1.

05/26/17

One of the hottest trends in the world of wine - around the globe and throughout the Pacific Northwest - is rosé. And a new book by one of the West Coast's most celebrated wine writers explores the world of pink wine. We recently got on the phone with Katherine Cole to talk about her new book, Rosé All Day.

05/26/17

Recreational marijuana won't be legal in California until next year, but a few miles north of the border in Oregon, a handful of winemakers are experimenting with pot in hopes of increasing their appeal among young consumers and in niche markets.

05/26/17

Idaho groundwater users have purchased copies of a book by former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones on the historic Swan Falls Agreement to give to state lawmakers and libraries.

05/26/17

Though more amusing than the usual wine-accessory pitches I get regularly - stain remover! plastic beach glasses! the next game-changing app! - I simply ignored the first couple of emails from a publicist advertising a vial full of crystals that was supposed to make your wine smoother. The Vino Vial was the latest product from a German company called VitaJuwel, whose founder, Ewald Eisen, believes that certain crystals can make water healthier.

05/26/17

The worst drought in a century in the Western Cape has led to a large field of 'ghost vines' reappearing as the dam water that once covered them recedes.

05/26/17

What do wine marketers aimed at the premium and luxury end of the wine market need to do to invite the Millennials in?

05/26/17

That's according to a new study published by the Trade Policy Observatory, which also found that wine prices in Britain are likely to be 22% higher by the middle of the next decade.

05/26/17

On the eve of her parents' trial in China, Amy Chang wants to know Canadian officials haven't forgotten about them.

05/26/17

Region is now home to more than 20 local wineries

05/26/17

To anyone who's uncorked a bottle to reach the mystery within, it's not such a stretch to imagine that the sensory skills that go into evaluating a fine wine might be brought to bear on unraveling a crime.

05/26/17

University hiring priorities for farm advisors questioned by California farmers as industry loses important row and field crop entomologists to retirement

05/26/17

Why sell a wine glass with a logo when you can sell a glass made from your own grapes?

05/26/17

The Obamas spent some time in Italy this week having a grand time. According to Divini Corrieri, the former President and First Lady had a customized wine tasting of nine wines, coordinated by Filippo Bartolotta, a renowned Tuscan food and wine tour coordinator. Bartolotta reportedly worked day in and day out customizing the list, which remained a complete secret until three days prior to the couple's arrival.

05/26/17

While media attention in Washington focused on Russia and the FBI, grassroots advocacy continued-including by a delegation of leaders representing the California Farm Bureau Federation. County Farm Bureau leaders and the 2017 Leadership Farm Bureau class met with members of Congress and agency officials in the nation's capital last week, advocating for immigration reform, fair trade, long-term water storage and other priorities

05/26/17

Many producers have expressed hope that the Trump Administration will bring relief to an agriculture industry struggling to survive after farm prices declined as imports of competitively produced items surged. While fruit and vegetable growers have a sense of hope, many other agricultural sectors fear the changes that may take place if the administration goes back to the drawing board on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

05/26/17

Federal authorities are charging John Duarte of Modesto for not obtaining permits to discharge dredged or fill material into seasonal wetlands that are considered waters of the United States, the Redding Record Searchlight reported this week.

05/26/17

When President Trump signed an executive order in February to review President Obama's "Waters of the United States" rule, Hughson farmer John Duarte finally felt like the government's case against him could be, well, plowed under

05/26/17

Some growers have enough workers or think they will. Others are short and a shortage in California is already resulting in cherries not picked.

05/26/17

strawberries and leaf lettuce - two of California's most stubbornly labor-intensive crops - have helped drive a boom in agricultural guest workers along a coastal corridor from the Salinas Valley in Monterey County through the Oxnard Plain in Ventura County. In the Santa Maria Valley alone, the number of such workers catapulted from six sheepherders in 2012 to more than 2,000 laborers last year. If growers have their way, they will get even more under the visa program known as H-2A and face fewer barriers, delays and regulations. But how does this gel with President Trump's views on immigration?