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10/19/18

Willamette wineries are coming to the rescue of growers in southern Oregon after vintner Joe Wagner's Copper Cane LLC abruptly rejected about 2,000 tons of their fruit worth an estimated $4 million, according to growers and others.

10/19/18

King Estate Winery and Willamette Valley Vineyards have teamed up to help Rogue Valley winegrowers whose grape contracts were abruptly canceled by California winery Copper Cane due to suspicions of wildfire smoke contaminiation.

10/19/18

Food and drinks with smoky notes are one thing. But, wildfire-exposed grapes tainting wine varietals across California is becoming a growing concern among vintners.

10/19/18

Conditions were ideal for an above-average crop in Washington vineyards this year. Growers took note and sent crews into the vines in early August to drop fruit and ensure yields were in line with the crop levels wineries had specified.

10/19/18

Following the July 6, 2018 launch of the Porto Protocol by President Barack Obama, US Vice-President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore will address the wine industry and its supporters March 5-7, 2019 at Portugal's Alfandega Conference Centre in Porto of the challenges the wine world faces due to climate change during the Climate Change Leadership Porto - Solutions for the Wine Industry conference (CCL-Porto19).

10/19/18

As the sommelier cheating incident remains shrouded in secrecy, an injured party speaks out.

10/19/18

I have a great track record when it comes to identifying wines served to me "blind," with no clue about what they are.

10/19/18

King Estate Winery and Willamette Valley Vineyards have teamed up to help winegrowers whose grape contracts were abruptly cancelled by the California producer of Elouan.

10/19/18

To the list of hitherto unrecognized Texas wineries add Valley Mills Vineyards (VMV), 25 miles west of Waco, just outside the town of Valley Mills.

10/19/18

If you are Canadian, Spanish, Dutch, Georgian or Uruguayan, you can consume recreational cannabis; so can people in nine US states and in Washington DC.

10/19/18

In the second part of our interview, Terlato Wine Group president and CEO Bill Terlato discusses the company's spirits business, its entry into Washington wine, and the future of the fine wine market in the U.S.

10/19/18

Of all wine producing regions in the world, it is those areas bordering the Black Sea that famous wine consultant Michel Rolland believes have the greatest potential for improvement.

10/19/18

Gamble Family Vineyards and Winery is the creation of Tom and Colette Gamble, and given the couple's history, it's no wonder they are making some of the finest wines in the Napa Valley.

10/19/18

Caldwell Vineyard in the Coombsville area plans to take its controversial visitation expansion proposal to the Napa County Board of Supervisors after the Planning Commission rejected it.

10/19/18

"Resurgent demand for imported wine" is the reason Reuters gives for Alibaba's investing "2 billion yuan ($288.25 million) in domestic wine and spirits importer and retailer 1919.cn." Good news for winemakers worldwide, but not perhaps for tariff-burdened Californian vintners.

10/19/18

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) will invest 2 billion yuan ($288.25 million) in domestic wine and spirits importer and retailer 1919.cn to tap into resurgent demand for imported wine in China.

10/19/18

Online wine and spirits retailer 1919 Wines & Spirits Platform Technology Co. Ltd. has won a 2 billion yuan ($288.6 million) investment from Alibaba, valuing it around 7 billion yuan.

10/19/18

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here's a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

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10/19/18

The Arbor Day Foundation, CHEP and Brambles, CHEP's parent company and a global supply-chain logistics leader operating in more than 60 countries, have announced a partnership that will plant trees in the United States and France.

10/19/18

Watermill Winery is returning to the critically acclaimed The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA with the Hallowed Stones Estate project.

10/19/18

WX Brands, a top 20 wine company, announces its purchase of the Reckless Love and Sunday Funday wine brands. Reckless Love and Sunday Funday wines join WX Brands' group of winning brands that include Bread & Butter, Chronic Cellars, Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, Jelly Jar and Our Daily Wines.

10/19/18

Conn Creek's enduring commitment to Bordeaux-styled red wines started in 1973 when it was founded by Bill and Kathy Collins.

10/19/18

Today, October 19, marks the ninth annual Champagne Day, where wine lovers around the globe raise a glass to the quintessential wine of celebration, good cheer and toasts everywhere: Champagne.

10/19/18

Ponzi Vineyards announces the hire of Jim Mauceri as its National Sales Manager. In this role, Mauceri will support the family winery's national sales, working closely with Vintus LLC, the New York City-based portfolio that represents Ponzi wines across the nation.

10/19/18

Beginning this fall, wine lovers in the Bay Area and beyond can purchase their SCM Passport through the app for only $65 to redeem a complimentary tasting flight at any of the 50+ participating wineries, 365 days a year. The app will allow users to digitally check-in to each winery they visit throughout the year, earning a unique passport stamp at each visit.

10/19/18

High altitude viticulture offers many advantages for both red and white varieties: long ripening periods; dramatic diurnal temperature swings; exceptional drainage and airflow; and rocky, barren soils that stress the vines productively and encourage lower yields. Whether it's a snow-covered mountaintop in Argentina or the high, dry Plateau of the Rioja in Spain, it is self-evident that all that grows here must develop different coping mechanisms in order to thrive.

10/19/18

Middling media personality Larry Kudlow, who made his way through White House central casting to become President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser, thought he was being clever when he made disparaging comments about PM Justin Trudeau to a friendly by-invitation-only audience at a Washington dinner on Wednesday. According to the Washington Examiner, Kudlow said: "We didn't walk away. We didn't end it. We made a deal. Alright? 'Spite that little punk kid running Canada, we still made it. And I've had some wonderful run-ins with him."

10/19/18

In 2008, Jennifer Molgat feared that municipal inspectors would oppose a tasting room licence for her new The View Winery & Vineyard in Kelowna. She thought they might not like the look of the packing house where the winery and its sister producer Wards Cider are located. Built circa 1922, it is the oldest winery building in the Okanagan.

10/19/18

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Painted Rock Estate Winery has won Winery of the Year honours at the 2018-19 InterVin International Wine Awards. It's the second time in five years that our estate was the top-performing producer at the respected international competition. This year's awards featured over 1,200 entries from 17 countries. Our 2015 Cabernet Franc, 2014 Cabernet Franc and 2014 Syrah were awarded gold medals and our 2014 Merlot, 2015 Malbec and 2015 Red Icon were awarded silver medals.

10/19/18

Ashley Ragovin is on a hunting expedition. Not for big game in the traditional sense, but for bottles of rarified vino, which today has lured her from Los Angeles to Canada's lush Niagara Region.

10/19/18

People understand how terroir affects wine, hops, and even coffee, but how terroir affects barley hasn't really been explored in great detail. That's changing, and one Alberta brewery hopes to elevate beer's unexplored ingredient.

10/19/18

A cider-brewing craze has hit Metro Vancouver - spurred on by trends like gluten-free living and a love for fermented drinks like kombucha, according to those in the know. The fad has spread all the way to the University of British Columbia's Apple Festival this weekend, where, for the first time, growers will sell trees with apples well suited to making cider.

10/19/18

The old house in which Jim Duarte was born 83 years ago still stands on the property where he, his wife of 61 years, Anita, and their sons, John and Jeff, continue a nursery tradition that decades ago revolutionized commercial grapevine and nut tree production.