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19 min ago | San Jose Mercury News

Scotts Valley's 37th Parallel Winery dates back to 1935

A retired ER physician and tech executive become friends and start making wine together. Typical winery startup story, except that Michael Curtis and Les Wright are making their 37th Parallel wines in a Scotts Valley winery that dates back to 1935.


Related Topix: Scotts Valley, CA, Drink, Calaveras County, CA, Yountville, CA

19 min ago | San Jose Mercury News

Santa Cruz zinfandel? Yes, at Bottle Jack Winery

Santa Cruz native John Ritchey was a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova when he was bitten by the wine bug. It was fall, a time when the Moldovan countryside is covered in ripened grapevines and household backyards are filled with aromas of fermenting vin de casa.


Related Topix: Drink, Santa Cruz, CA, Italy, World News,

2 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Dunne on Wine: How hand sorting saved 2011 in Rutherford

Winemakers in the Rutherford area of Napa Valley have a golden opportunity to add the first fresh and meaningful term to wine labels in decades, but they're blowing it. At least, I have yet to see "Hand Sorted" on a bottle of wine from Rutherford, or anywhere else, for that matter.


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4 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

N.J. Agriculture Secretary to tour Working Dog Winery in East Windsor as part of Wine Week

EAST WINDSOR - To kick off Wine Week in New Jersey and celebrate the state's grape harvest, state Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher will tour Working Dog Winery Tuesday afternoon with Mayor Janice Mironov. Gov. Chris Christie signed a proclamation declaring Sept.


Related Topix: Drink, East Windsor, NJ, Agriculture, Science, Chris Christie, US Governors

8 hrs ago | Roll Call

Wyden Cites Oregon Wine in Effort to Spark Extenders Action

Oregon wine grapes could go unpressed and it's Congress' fault, said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden on Monday. In a release urging congressional action on a package of expired tax breaks known as tax extenders, the Beaver State Democrat uses the state's wine industry as an example of why Congress should act.


Related Topix: Drink, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Small Business, Personal Finance

12 hrs ago | Decanter Magazine

Nederburg 2014 wine auction sales soar

Strong demand for premium South African wine propelled the 40th Nederburg auction to one of its highest totals, despite lower quantities released for sale. Bidders at the 2014 Nederburg wine auction.


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16 hrs ago | Oxford Mail

Good summer means corking vintage for our wine-makers

OXFORDSHIRE'S winemakers are looking forward to raising a glass to next month's harvest after a perfect summer for growing grapes. The warm weather - without too much rain - that the county has enjoyed over the last few months has been a boon for Oxfordshire's vineyards and means 2014 is set to be a good vintage.


Related Topix: Drink, Weather

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Castro Valley winery fined $115,000 for using volunteers

A small-time vintner's use of volunteer workers has put him out of business after the state squeezed him like a late-summer grape for $115,000 in fines -- and sent a chill through the wine industry. The volunteers, some of them learning to make wine while helping out, were illegally unpaid laborers, and Westover Winery should have been paying them and paying worker taxes, the state Department of Industrial Relations said.


Related Topix: Drink, Castro Valley, CA

The New Zealand Herald

Indian summer rescues Bordeaux wines

After a gloomy summer, sunny skies are smiling on Bordeaux, France's premier wine-growing region, since the start of September, sparking sudden talk of high-end vintages. "We are making up an awful lot of ground," says Antoine Medeville, a winemaking consultant for several vineyards in the Medoc region.


Related Topix: Drink, France, World News

Marin Independent Journal

Winemaker to watch: Brandon Armitage, pinot tiger

Winemaker Brandon Armitage, from the Heart o' the Mountain winery family, in his new winery and tasting room in Aptos, Calif., Thursday, Sep. 5, 2014. In Chinese astrology, the tiger is a born leader.


Related Topix: Drink, Aptos, CA, Hitchcock, Big Sur, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Lake County Record-Bee

Inmates used to harvest wine grapes in Northern California

Jail inmates in Northern California are getting paid to harvest wine grapes as part of a new program that seeks to connect them with private companies seeking workers. Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman says he launched the program after hearing local employers complain that the county's illegal marijuana business was snatching up most available labor.


Related Topix: Drink, Mendocino County, CA, Santa Rosa, CA

WXLO-FM Worcester

Train's New "Bulletproof Picasso" Wine Now Available for Pre-Order

The band Train doesn't just release new albums -- they also offer you something to drink while you're listening to them. The group's latest wine, Bulletproof Picasso , named after their new album, is now available for pre-order.


Related Topix: Drink, Pop/Rock, Train


Wisconsin grape harvest starting slowly

Most say the picking is behind schedule by 10 days to two weeks, the Wisconsin State Journal reports . And they expect to get less fruit than last year because the hard winter, a cool summer and lots of rain hurt growing conditions.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Drink

Chance to discover the secrets of a great wine

WINE lovers will be given a rare insight into the way judges choose the south's top drops at next month's McLaren Vale Wine Show. Star of Greece chef Shawn Peddle with Oliver's Taranga winemaker Corrina Wright and Elbow Room chef Nigel Rich.


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The Star Online

'The Flying Winemaker' puts the spotlight on Asian wines

Mind blowing: Eddie McDougall, a.k.a. The Flying Winemaker travels to Taiwan, where he discovers a completely different world of wine from the one he knows. Can you pair wine with beef rendang or char koay teow? What about stinky tofu? Did you know that countries like Thailand, India and Vietnam also produce wine? How do these Asian wines stack up against those from the more established international ones? Find out the answers to these questions and more, on TLC's brand new show The Flying Winemaker , in which Hong Kong-born, Chinese-Australian wine connoisseur Eddie McDougall travels around Asia to revolutionise the way people view and consume Asian wine and food.


Related Topix: Drink, Travel, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Asia Travel

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Photos: Taste of New Jersey Craft Beer and NJ Wine Festival

Some of the Garden State's vineyards and craft beers were are full display Sunday at the Taste of New Jersey - Craft Beer and NJ Wine Festival. The event was held on Farnsworth Avenue in Bordentown City with a percentage of proceeds benefiting restoration efforts of the old City Hall.


Related Topix: Drink, Bordentown, NJ


Welsh winemakers predict their best vintage in two decades

The warm, dry summer has led to a high yield of grapes that will be ready for harvest earlier than usual - with hopes high for the 2014 vintage Welsh wine makers are predicting this year will the best vintage for a generation after a bumper grape-growing season. It also means grapes will be picked earlier than usual in Britain, with some vineyards gearing up for harvest in the next fortnight.


Related Topix: Drink, Monmouthshire County, Wales, United Kingdom,

Wine: how to choose that special bottle

IT'S that dreaded moment: your wine enthusiast boss or rich maiden aunt invites you to dinner and asks you to bring a bottle. Suddenly that emergency supply of 4.99 Chardonnay lurking in the wine rack isn't going to pass muster.


Related Topix: Drink, Lothian County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom,


Kathie Lee Gifford makes trip to Greenfield to make her own wine

Kathie Lee Gifford made a trip to Sheid Vineyards in Greenfield to promote her two wines being made there. Gifford is famous for drinking wine while co-hosting the fourth hour of the Today Show.


Related Topix: Drink, Celebrities, Kathie Lee Gifford, Vocal, Greenfield, CA, Monterey County, CA

The News Item

Rain puts no damper on OLOL wine festival

Larry Deklinski/Staff Photo Tina Reichard, of Shamokin, juggles an umbrella, a glass and a bottle of wine that she just purchased from Benigna's Creek Vineyard, Klingerstown, during the wine festival Saturday at Leo A. Mulhall Stadium on the Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School campus. Variations on the boozy battle cry were shared by at least three different people entering Saturday's inaugural wine festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School.


Related Topix: Drink, Shamokin, PA, Klingerstown, PA, Beer, Paxinos, PA