Chardonnay clones: how much do they matter?

I’m going to be moderating the panel on clones at The Chardonnay Symposium, which makes it sound like I know all about them when, in reality, I know very little. However, a panel moderator doesn’t have to know much about the topic at hand. The secret to moderating a panel…

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Why Join a Wine Club that Ships Adult Diapers?

Interesting Gifts I’m probably not the only man around that has a hard time giving gifts. As Dirty Harry aptly put it, “A man’s got to know his limitations,” and I understand that about me. Oh sure…. chocolate, flowers, jewelery, wine … the usual accoutrement I can handle. I’m not a…

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Anheuser-Busch Merger Deal Clears an Antitrust Hurdle

Anheuser-Busch InBev said Friday that it had reached an agreement in principle to resolve the United States government’s antitrust concerns over the beer maker’s planned $20.1 billion deal with Grupo Modelo, the maker of Corona beer and other brands.Source:http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/20-billion-beer-deal-reaches-agreement-to-clear-antitrust-hurdle/DealBook» Food & Beverage

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How much do you know about Napa Green?

New news about Napa Green! In a month that shines the spotlight on environmental stewardship, we’ve announced that the Napa Green program has increased the total number of certified acres by 22% over the past two years. Currently, there are 32,437 acres certified and another 23,000 enrolled in the program,…

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NEWS FETCH – April 5, 2013

TOP NEWS Champagne Thieves Sentenced, Wine Still Missing An Open Letter To The Industry from a Woman Vintner Koch’s Bad Trip A Cautionary Tale For Collectors China’s Newly Rich Take Lessons in Wine Etiquette Tasting wine? Don’t try so hard Interview: John Grant, Managing Director, Beringer at Treasury Controversy in…

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Talkin’ and thinkin’ about tasting

I think a lot of people feel the same way as Louise Saunders. She writes that, after pretending to like wine for 30 years, she finally realized that she really doesn’t. I have friends who don’t like wine, for various reasons. They’re not against it morally, but it doesn’t sit…

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Kokomo Winery Launches 2nd Vintage of Sonoma State Cellars

NEWS RELEASE Healdsburg, CA — 3) Over the past two years Kokomo Winery has worked closely with the Wine MBA students at Sonoma State to create a real-world project in the business of wine. On April 20 the students will celebrate another successful vintage at Release Party #2 on the…

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An Open Letter from a Woman Vintner

By Kat McDonald Art+Farm Wine Napa, California I am a vintner in Napa and I have a wine that has found an audience – primarily of women. We did not make this wine and name it with that intention. The wine is called, the girls in the vineyard.  The girls,…

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Lady Gouda Goes Around the World–to France

Experience "Joie de Cheese" as Lady Gouda (Jean Higgins of Di Raimondo’s Italian Market & Cheese Shop)begins her tour Around the World–in France. The first in a new series of Wine & Cheese seminars pairs 5 French cheeses with 5 Asuncion Ridge wines. Call for reservations. Fed By: Paso Robles…

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