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Vineyard CEQA suit looms large
A group is hoping to slow a vineyard expansion project at Paul Hobbs Winery by arguing that the California Environmental Quality Act should apply, a position that many in the wine industry said could lead to unintended consequences by usurping what they say is an important local provision…

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Japan’s Suntory To Acquire Beam Inc. For $16 Billion, Creating Fourth-Largest Spirits Player
Japanese drinks group Suntory Holdings has agreed to acquire Beam Inc. in a transaction worth $16 billion. Expected to close in the second quarter of 2014, the acquisition is subject to shareholder and regulatory approval…

South African wine at record export level
Wine exports for South Africa in 2013 have topped the previous record with a 26% increase…

California Wine Threatened by Drought Crisis
California might be having its worst drought in more than a century. But it’s too early to tell what the effects could be on the state’s wine industry…

Go Texan & Texas wine: Texas department agriculture announces public comment round 2

Croser to address cabernet genetics at Santa Rita wine workshop

Label tampering obscures fine wine provenance, merchants warn

Dry conditions lead some on North Coast to store water

Growing wine popularity spurs increase in NY city liquor stores

More money means more marketing, research for Pennsylvania wines

Winery events moratorium to be considered by San Joaquin County Supervisors

Nevada undetected in major wine survey

Uncapped Entitlement is Bad for Agriculture and Holding up the New Farm Bill

The Heatwave Could Ruin Australian Wine Grapes


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