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Robert Parker: ‘Natural’ Wine Will Be Exposed As ‘Fraud’
US wine critic Robert Parker has released his predictions for 2014 including natural wines being exposed “as a fraud” and growing love for US wines.

Today’s News

Idaho wine industry gradually builds in-state market share
Wineries in Idaho want to build a following for their industry across the United States, but support needs to grow within state borders…

New York Grape and Wine Industry Total Economic Impact Reaches $4.8 Billion
The full economic impact of New York grapes, grape juice, and wine in 2012 was $4.8 billion in New York State…

Santa Cruz Mountain winegrowers expect smaller 2014 harvest after 2013 bumper crop
California’s 4.7 million-ton grape crush in 2013 broke the record set the previous year…

10 Years Later, The Movie That Helped Put The Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country On The Map Celebrates A Decade Of Cult-Like Popularity

“Prosecco Revolution” Marches On

Wine Enthusiast Magazine Unveils Redesign

Michel Drappier Develops Own Yeast For Champagne

Constellation brand Splits From Accolade In Europe

Grapevine Bacteria Named After Frank Zappa

California wine grape yield, quality high for 2013

A modern megadrought? Tree rings give clues to California’s dry-spell history

British Government Stocks Some “Jolly Good” Wines

Vineyard Management Strategies for Drought Conditions

Diageo credits its export success to EU, warns UK not to leave

Supplier News

Ranch Systems Adds Support For Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) Inexpensive remote monitoring and control for VFD and standard pumps

Free Flow Wines gears up for wider national reach

Ciatti California Grape Crush Report – February 2014

New Product Launch: World Cooperage Introduces Infrared Toasted Barrels to its Profile Series

Top 5 branding tips for wineries

Rehrig Pacific Company Launches New Pubkeg 1/6th Barrel Rental Program

TCW Equipment introduces The L-Inox Press ~ Special Introductory Pricing for 2014

VANTREO Insurance Brokerage announces 70 wineries have now joined in an insurance program

Yavapai College in Arizona offers associate degree in wine

IPakWine Named Representative of Tonnellerie Meyrieux

Planners approve barrel storage, special events

MP Global Thermal Packaging Products: Same Great Company, Products, and People – Simply a new name!

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