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Endangered Species Act: ‘Biggest threat to the Central Valley of California’
The drought of 2014 will affect more than farmers in California’s Central Valley; it will also have an impact on the local communities far beyond the drop in farmgate receipts…

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US Finger Lakes could rival German Mosel, says Paul Hobbs
Winemaker Paul Hobbs is swapping comfort in California for a dormitory-style bed in his native New York state as he prepares the ground for a Finger Lakes Riesling he believes will rival Germany’s best…

Limited supply of French wines on bulk market in California
French wines have only limited availability in the bulk market, with white and rosé wines in shortest supply…

Wine: ‘Old vine’ zinfandels
California has zinfandel vines that are more than 140 years old. But when you buy a bottle of “old vine” zinfandel, don’t assume that the grapes are from such venerable vines…

How dark chocolate and red wine are good for your heart

Newcomer vintners shaking up Chilean wine scene

French wine exports down in 2013; low-priced bottles decline the most

California water crisis moves into national spotlight

Treasury Wine Estates Receives Sell Rating

National Drink Wine Day 2014: Celebrate with a glass of your favorite tonight

Pernod Ricard chief backs Chinese wine potential

Bill to Promote Agriculture-Based Tourism Passes Through Virginia General Assembly

Sen. Charles E. Schumer urges speedy loans for vineyards hit by cold in New York State

California wine-grape growers celebrate bumper crop

Suntory Holdings Ltd to Focus Beam on Global Markets


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Eric Asimov and the New York Wine Dilemma

Peter Elarde and Greg Tatem join innovative online wine retailer

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Northern Michigan Wine Warrior: Chateau de Leelanau’s Matt Gregory

The Proust Q&A: Maureen Downey

Adler Deutsch Vineyard Appoints Aaron Pott Winemaker

Scott Laboratories Hires New Filtration Specialist

Wine expert Ian Cobham joins Dartmoor’s brewing team

Apolloni Vineyards hires Kevin Green as full-time assistant winemaker

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