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Sunday 26 April 2015

USA

‘Bubbly bandit’ turns herself in to police

A 49-year-old felon turned herself in to the police after images were released of her stealing $600 worth of Champagne from a California grocery store.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Union Wine Co launches Pinot lollipops

Union Wine Company, the Oregon winery that caused controversy in 2013 with its Pinot Noir in a can, has launched a range of boozy lollipops.

Friday, February 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Harvard spends $60m on vineyards

Harvard University has spent $60m on 4,050 hectares in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, making it one of the top growers in Paso Robles.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Secret’ somm gifts wine to diners

A woman known as the “Secret Somm” has been anonymously gifting free bottles of wine to diners at Bay Area restaurants in San Francisco.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Hobbs to pay $100K for bulldozing Christmas tree farm

US winemaker Paul Hobbs has been asked to pay $100,000 for land-use violations including bulldozing a Christmas tree farm in Sonoma and turning it into a vineyard.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

US demand driving world wine market

Demand for wine from US consumers is set to drive the world wine market over the next three years, according to a recent study conducted by the IWSR for Vinexpo.

Monday, January 26th, 2015 No Comments »

USA to be Vinexpo ‘special guest’

The US is to be Vinexpo’s first “special guest” at the fair’s exhibition in Bordeaux this June.

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 No Comments »

LA sommeliers launch ‘wine rave’ club night

Two LA sommeliers have launched a wine rave club night in a downtown LA club to encourage revellers to drink wine rather than spirits while they rave.

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Foie gras back on the menu in California

Foie gras is back on the menu at California restaurants after a federal judge overturned the ban on foie gras sales in the state on Wednesday.

Friday, January 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Sonoma mourns death of John Pedroncelli

Sonoma County wine pioneer John Pedroncelli has died aged 89 after losing a brief battle with cancer.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 No Comments »

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