With Deal, Benckiser Seeks to Bolster Its Coffee Empire

In less than a year, the German company has also announced plans to spend $1.3 billion buying Peet’s Coffee & Tea and the Caribou Coffee Company.Source:http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/03/28/benckiser-offers-to-buy-rest-of-d-e-master-blenders-to-bolster-coffee-empire/DealBook» Food & Beverage

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Spotlight: Paul Gregutt. When the critic makes wine

Paul Gregutt is my friend, the wine columnist for the Seattle Times, author of Washington Wines & Wineries, the Pacific Northwest Editor for Wine Enthusiast Magazine, owner of the excellent blog, Paul Gregutt: Unfined & Unfiltered, and, as of this month–a wine producer! Paul and his partners, at Precept Wine…

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Magic & Wine at LXV Wine

After a SOLD OUT first show, LXV Wine will bring back Magic Castle’s David Minkin for a fabulous evening of LXV Wine, epicurean delights and M A G I C ! Johnny Depp says it is "the greatest thing I’ve ever seen!" Details: bit.ly/YWCIql 5307633821/info@lxvwine.com Fed By: Paso Robles Wine…

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Magic & Wine at LXV Wine

After a SOLD OUT first show, LXV Wine will bring back Magic Castle’s David Minkin for a fabulous evening of LXV Wine, epicurean delights and M A G I C ! Johnny Depp says it is "the greatest thing I’ve ever seen!" Details: bit.ly/YWCIql 5307633821/info@lxvwine.com Fed By: Paso Robles Wine…

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H.J. Heinz Sets Shareholder Date for Deal

H.J. Heinz on Wednesday set April 30 as the date for a shareholder vote on a proposed $23 billion takeover of the company.Source:http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/03/27/h-j-heinz-sets-shareholder-date-for-deal/DealBook» Food & Beverage

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How I come up with ageability recommendations

One of the biggest challenges to the wine critic is determining if a wine is ageable and, if you think it is, then how long to recommend that your readers age it. This is irrelevant for most wines, but for that small handful of wines that do indeed improve with…

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SCV Vintners Travel to Dallas for Sonoma in the City 2013

  Sold-Out Tastings for both Trade and Consumers at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek The famed Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas was the backdrop for fifty Sonoma County wineries and six sponsoring regional associations to educate and entertain 306 members of the trade and media, and 417…

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Ancestor Dinner

Enjoy the ambience of harvest with a glass of Ancestor, during this annual Ancestor Dinner. Set in our historic barn, this intimate, formal dinner will feature an unforgettable menu, paired prepared by Chef Meagen Loring. Reservations required. Fed By: Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Upcoming Events

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Oregon Wine Board’s team divulges wine tasting secrets!

Hello Oregon Wine Explorer! This week we polled team members working on our big kick off event, Vintage Oregon, who range from a newbie wine drinker to an oenophile that grew up on a vineyard. We asked each person, “What tip would you tell someone new to wine tasting?” Their timely advice is…

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