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Wednesday 23 July 2014

California

California passes ‘sip and spit’ bill

A bill allowing underage winemaking and brewing students to taste while studying has been approved by the governor of California.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Moët moves Aussie winemaker to Napa

Moët Hennessy’s wine division has moved winemaker Robert Mann from Margaret River’s Cape Mentelle to Napa’s Newton Vineyard.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Malibu Coast becomes newest AVA

Malibu Coast in California has joined the ranks of America’s viticultural areas after a three year application process.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

California approves market tastings

Small producers have been given a boost after new legislation was passed in California legalising tastings at farmers’ markets.

Friday, July 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Body discovered in vineyard

The body of a man has been discovered at a vineyard in Fresno County, California.

Thursday, July 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Fire destroys Michelin restaurant

Two-Michelin-starred restaurant Manresa in California has been forced to close after a fire ripped through the building.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 No Comments »

US producers to take on government

Regional bodies including those representing California, New York, Oregon and Washington are poised to take on the US government to protect key geographic wine regions.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Pesticide drift threatens Lodi vines

A major pesticide drift is threatening up to 25,000 acres of vineyards in California’s Lodi wine country after a powerful weed-killing cocktail was dropped nearby.

Friday, July 4th, 2014 1 Comment »

Paul Hobbs faces fines for environmental ‘vandalism’

US winemaking consultant Paul Hobbs is potentially facing multi-million dollar fines for cutting down trees on protected land in order to plant a vineyard.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 1 Comment »

Napa forum MW asks ‘is wine still cool?’

A group of 80 winemakers, marketeers and media gathered in Napa this month for the second annual “Wine Conversations” forum, with one MW posing the question, is wine still cool?

Monday, June 30th, 2014 No Comments »

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