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Tuesday 1 December 2015


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 »

Domaine Chandon closes Étoile restaurant

Napa sparkling wine estate Domaine Chandon has closed its once Michelin-starred restaurant Étoile due to a dwindling demand for fine dining at the winery.

Monday, January 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Burgundy overtakes Bordeaux at auction

Sales of Burgundy have overtaken those of Bordeaux for the first time in American auction house Acker Merrall & Condit’s history.

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Kurniawan’s wines will be sold to repay victims

Wines from convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan’s private cellar are to be sold to repay the victims of his scams, who are owed in the region of US$30m.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 3 Comments »

New York distillers move into cocktails

A law has been passed that allows craft distillers in the state of New York to sell visitors cocktails as well as straight serves.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 No Comments »

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