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02/18/19

A significant new viticulture research project on Vancouver Island is boosting the tiny region's sense of self, but the results could help growers across British Columbia understand how their vines will respond to climate variation. The two-year project focuses on managing the physiological ripeness of Pinot Gris, the most widely planted white wine grape in B.C.

02/18/19

The entrepreneur spent most of her career developing Vinquiry, laboratories that offer testing services to winemakers with the company's headquarters now in Windsor. But her most notable role was winemaker at Healdsburg's historic Simi Winery from 1973 to 1979.

02/18/19

Peter Dixon, the key figure in driving the company's China growth, also departing the company to join its rival Australian wine group, Accolade Wines

02/18/19

Kentucky is only one of five states that doesn't currently allow wine shipping.Senate Bill 99 would allow for each person to receive up to 24 cases of wine from a seller annually

02/18/19

The 19th annual World of Pinot Noir (WOPN), the wine world's foremost event dedicated to celebrating Pinot Noir, is only two weeks away, and tickets are going fast.

02/18/19

proposal to create the 34-acre Le Colline vineyard project by removing 24.5 acres of forest and 9 acres of grassland proved to be an attention-getter because the property is next to Linda Falls nature preserve

02/18/19

WSET is the offshoot of the Master of Wine program which had been instigated by The Wine and Spirit Association of Great Britain (now WSTA)

02/18/19

"if it seems to be too good to be true, it probably is". If someone is claiming to be an influencer in wine, but you've never heard of them and they've popped out of nowhere, chances are, they're probably not and are just part of the nameless hordes trying to take shortcuts to get freebies ..

02/18/19

in case you missed it ... Three people were arrested, accused of trying to sell fake bottles of the super Tuscan in Italy, Germany and Belgium

02/18/19

Laurent and Catherine Delaunay, both from Burgundy winemaking families, headed for the Languedoc and founded Badet Clément in 1995. "I'm the fifth generation of a family of Burgundy negociants and producers and for almost 100 years my family has been specialised in export markets. So when I was a child, we were always having people from abroad visiting us, staying with us"

02/18/19

The list highlights "reasonably priced restaurants" - which Michelin defines as places where two courses and a glass of wine or dessert cost $40 or less, before tax and tip

02/18/19

The press release regarding the launch explains, "Mod Selection is the purest expression of balance and terroir produced in Champagne today. The house practices minimal intervention throughout the harvest, press, and production, ensuring the purest display of balance and terroir in every cuvee.

02/18/19

What made you move from restaurants to winemaking? "I was thinking, I'm not going to be working the floor all my life ..."

02/18/19

Study finds the difference between men and women when it comes to appreciating and judging wine is "minimal" ... While other studies have come to different conclusions, this most recent work was done with a much larger sample size.

02/18/19

Dans une interview Infosbar réalisée dans le cadre de l'expansion de Vinexpo à Paris, nous avons rencontré Christophe Navarre début février, dans un restaurant cossu du 1 er arrondissement de la capitale. Nous vous diffusons cette semaine, la première des 2 parties consacrées à l'organisation parisienne d'un double événement qui intègrera son lot de nouvelles expériences.

02/18/19

"There's a new generation of producers who are working with things like skin maceration, using natural yeasts, extending lees ageing, and employing longer and slower secondary fermentation (sometimes in bottle) in their drive for stony, mineral wines with delicately perfumed aromatics and airy intensity."

02/18/19

Taittinger is one of many French winemakers to have taken precautionary measures ahead of next month's Brexit deadline. The impending divorce is expected to have messy consequences for the industry.

02/18/19

The appellation blends are excellent, especially for their low price, while the single-vineyard expressions from estate parcels such as Oliver's, Rosemary's and Rincon are age-worthy and coveted by collectors

02/18/19

There's a new fashion in town and it could pay dividends in a Bordeaux 2016 vintage currently being picked following weeks of drought, says Jane Anson

02/18/19

Responses to shifts in consumers preferences for low-and no-alcohol beverages, outside of soft drinks, is evident in the establishment of "dry bars" across the U.S., the U.K. and Ireland, and in expanded bar menus to include artisan spirit-free drinks.

02/18/19

"There's no true definition of local. Some people say it's a 25-mile radius. As far as a horse and carriage can go in a day. I have no idea. Local to me is an irrelevant term."

02/18/19

Monsanto Co. has been sued by thousands of farmers and others who blame their cancers on its massively popular Roundup weedkiller. Now Germany's Bayer AG, which bought the agriculture giant last year, faces a claim that it deceived home gardeners about Roundup's impact on their gut bacteria and their health.

02/18/19

What does the USDA's organic seal mean anymore if the game can be rigged so easily? How many more farmers or businesses are similarly capitalizing on the premium for organic crops without adhering to organic standards? Does the USDA even care?

02/18/19

Wall Street Journal - (paywall) Judge's novel approach is latest attempt to resolve long-running legal debate over cases that hinge on complex scientific questions ...

02/18/19

On Saturday, public works crews from Marin County led separate efforts to erect a temporary dam where the levee was breached ...

02/18/19

The westbound lanes have been closed since early Friday morning. Crews are attempting to create a waterproof barrier that would shield it from flooding and allow the closed lanes to reopen, according to Caltrans officials.

02/18/19

With rising sea levels, UC researchers say the stretch of Highway 37 between the Petaluma River and Lakeville Highway is at risk of "permanent inundation" by the end of the century. The highway is the primary commuter and commercial route between Highway 101 and Interstate 80, carrying about 45,000 vehicles a day. There isn't a convenient alternative.

02/18/19

"The five hottest years ever measured have been in the last five years," the former Vice President tells Christiane Amanpour. "Donald J. Trump has become the global face of climate denial."

02/18/19

Two European entrepreneurs want to remove carbon from the air at prices cheap enough to matter.

02/18/19

Wine historians know some of these tales: who was a teetotaler (George W. Bush and apparently the current White House occupant, despite the fact he owns a winery) and who enjoyed a tip of the bottle (too many for a parenthetical) ...