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1 hr ago | The Bennington Banner

Vermont wineries and distilleries in the spotlight

As the leaves begin to turn during the onset of fall foliage, the Deerfield Valley prepares for the festival that's been gaining notoriety over its seven years in existence. The Wine and Harvest Festival was named as one of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce's top 10 fall events as well as one of the American Bus Association's top 100 events.


Related Topix: Drink, Life, Food, Food Festival, Wilmington, VT, Shelburne, VT

5 hrs ago | Business Journal

Parched weather producing plump grapes for N.C. wine industry

A long stretch of dry weather during the summer has the grape harvest in North Carolina running ahead of schedule, with winemaking kicking into gear earlier than usual, Time Warner Cable News 14 reports . The news outlet talked with Steven McHone , head winemaker for RagApple Lassie Vineyards in Booneville, who said white grapes started coming in a little early and some red grapes are coming in well before they've ever come in.


Related Topix: Drink, North Carolina

9 hrs ago | CBC News

Happy Cheapskate: Just how much wine do you get at a restaurant?

Nancy Walsh reads the morning news each weekday on CBC Radio. The Happy Cheapskate airs Wednesdays on the St. John's Morning Show.


Related Topix: Drink, Canada,

11 hrs ago | The Wave

Short Order: Burger's a hit, wine can be a steal at Calivino

If you want a great burger and a glass of interesting red wine, there's a good place to get both. Calivino, a new wine pub, opened a few months ago in Anaheim, just a block from Angel Stadium.


Related Topix: Drink, Life, Dining

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Daily Democrat

Five wineries in Amador County that will draw you back for more

From downtown Plymouth, wine lovers are guided to the Shenandoah Valley in Amador County and many wineries from which to choose. Wind your way down bucolic Shenandoah Road in Plymouth and you'll find dozens of wineries quietly doing their part to make you fall in love, again and again, with Amador wines.


Related Topix: Drink, Amador County, CA, Plymouth, CA, Recipes, Home Gardening, Home

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

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,

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.


Related Topix: Drink

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

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

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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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