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French Lessons in Napa
Recent cooler vintages in Napa have encouraged producers to look for restraint in their wines. But how much is the style change welcomed by French winemakers in the region, asks Adam Lechmere…

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Rack & Riddle moves as Duckhorn expands
As St. Helena-based Duckhorn Wine Co. plans to shift full production of a rapidly growing brand to Mendocino County winery, Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services is preparing to complete its relocation and expansion from that facility to Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley…

Wineries More Optimistic Moss Adams Tells Unified Symposium
In their first full survey since 2009, accounting firm Moss Adams LLP has, over the past month, laid out the significant impacts it has found on growers and vintners…

Red Obsession award win opens door to UK release (see trailer below)
Red Obsession, the feature documentary on wealthy Chinese consumers’ blossoming taste for top Bordeaux wines, has moved a step closer to release in the UK and France after winning two Australian Academy awards…

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US billionaire Foley expands wine interests

Arizona wine industry elects new leadership

Sonoma County Winegrowers holds drought meeting Feb. 21

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Nitrogen and Its Importance in Fermentation Management

Unified Wine and Grape Symposium Pictures

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American Syrah’s Big Moment? How Rising Rhone Prices Might Be a Game-Changer

The Economic Boost from Wineries in the Midwest!

Your Winery Needs to Streamline for Omnichannel Retailing

Saffron Aroma Compound Isophorone Identified in Some Wine Grapes

Judge to Wine Lovers: “It’s Not 1933?”

Since when is removing a cork brain surgery?

10 Ways to Use A Good Wine Review

Turning the tables – or getting rid of them. And a little idea to help wine sales staff

Damn right all these teetotalers should get out of my vineyard!

Jelly Belly’s War On Wine and Kids Begins

There are some kinds of blogs we just don’t need

What I’ll tell the apartment managers about social media

What Currency Devaluation in Argentina Means for Wine

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