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Is Yeast the Answer to Lower-Alcohol Wines?
A combination of two yeasts provides an unprecedented reduction in alcohol levels. There was a time not so long ago when 15 percent alcohol was reserved for fortified wines…

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California initiative offers grants for water efficiency
Farmers throughout California’s Central Valley are being offered about $18 million by the federal Bay Delta Conservation Initiative for projects that conserve water and preserve habitat for wildlife…

Napa Valley Grapegrowers Association to Address CA Drought
The Napa Valley Grapegrowers Association is organizing an interactive discussion on January 28 to address the drought affecting the state…

Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association Ups its Wine Event Ante with Relevé Unlimited
Partnership with Relevé Unlimited Expands 2014 Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend and Falls Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest into Year-Round Activities with Amplified Event Schedule…

US magazine Wine Enthusiast lists Barossa Valley in its list of world’s top 10 wine spots

Cambridge University spends £3m on wine

Huge boost for New Zealand wine industry

Wine-in-grocery-store compromise not done; disagreement is decades old in Tennessee

Lake County Wine Industry Builds Momentum with Seminar Series

Oregon wine industry gets big coverage again by Wine Spectator magazine

Sonoma County Winegrowers: Vineyard Water Issues Meeting, February 4

Protecting Wine With Condoms (see video below)

Supplier News

Wine Shipping that Makes Cents

New Business Journal research: North Coast cooperages and barrel brokers

Learn about the amazing biological system that occurs in the process of grape growing

Constar Announces Agreement to Sell US Assets to Amcor Rigid Plastics USA

MTS Environmental Solutions introduces Safe Non Hazardous line of Caustics for cleaning Wineries

Vinnovation Announces the Next Generation of Wine Pumpover Technology

A complete strategy for integrated use of tablets in the tasting room

Free Flow wines matures well

Wine bottles take on a new dimension

Agr International beta testing crystallinity in bottles

Vin65 Transforms Traditional Point-of-Sale with Ecommerce Integration

Napa Valley-Based Govino Acquired By Wine Industry Investors

Cornish & Carey acquired by brokerage partner

Monvera expands wine bottle decoration capacity

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Wine Condom: test lab

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