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Tuesday 30 September 2014

California

Plane crashes into Sonoma County vineyard

Two people were injured after a small plane crashed into a vineyard in Sonoma County.

Friday, September 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Sine Qua Non founder ‘stable’ after crash

Manfred Krankl, owner and winemaker at quirky Californian wine brand Sine Qua Non, is recovering in hospital after a motorbike accident.

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Winery shows faith in synthetic closure

A US wine brand is so confident in closure manufacturer Nomacorc’s Select Series product it is offering a “100% Money Back Guarantee”.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Winery fined $115k over volunteers to close

A Californian winery has been forced out of business after it was fined $115,000 for using volunteer labour.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 19 Comments »

Jackson forms new luxury division

Jackson Family Wines has set up the West Burgundy Wine Group, a new division for its top end Pinot Noir and Chardonnay-focused estates.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine industry loses $80m to Napa quake

Napa’s wine industry has lost an estimated US$80 million after an earthquake ripped through the region last month.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Winemaker loses hand in accident

A winemaker had his right hand amputated after it was mutilated in an industrial accident.

Monday, September 8th, 2014 No Comments »

New ‘cult’ California wine released

A California Cabernet tipped to achieve cult status has gone on sale priced at $799 a bottle.

Friday, September 5th, 2014 1 Comment »

Napa Vintners donate $10m for quake victims

The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) is donating US$10 million to help meet the immediate needs of local residents and businesses affected by Sunday’s earthquake.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Tips on how to keep wine safe in an earthquake

Following the recent earthquake in the Napa Valley several industry professionals have shared their tips to help protect your wines from tremors in the future.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 1 Comment »

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