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Wine consumption gaining on beer, where craft brews are the bright spot
Americans are continuing our love affair with wine as 2014 arrives, but we may love beer and spirits even more. Here is whats trending in drinks: We love wine: We drank more last year for the 19th year in a row up 2 percent to 360 million 12-bottle cases, according to wine consultants Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates…

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Pesticides in French Wine
Organic wine producers in the Burgundy region of France are facing prosecution for refusing to use pesticides. This move is perplexing given the Ministry of Agricultures support for the organic wine industry and growing public alarm over pesticides in French wine…

Zin style moves back to balance
Californias Zinfandels are returning to a less alcoholic and more balanced style, prompted by a run of cooler vintages, believes the regions most prominent producer of the grape…

Europe, we’ve got wine in China all wrong
A phrase youll never see in a text-book is that entering the market in China is a license to make money. To outsiders lacking the capacity to think holistically, the act of gaining entry to such an immense market appears like a commercial oasis in a global wine desert…

Packaging innovation key to sparkling wines

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Wine Growers Trash Perfectly Good Grapes To Increase Profits In Unusual Business Approach

Finger Lakes wine industry rises nationally

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Pregnant women drinking a bottle of wine a month have better behaved children, says report

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Tom Seaver — pitcher’s mound to wine ground

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