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St. Francis Winery Founder Joe Martin Dies at 80

The businessman became a Sonoma grapegrower and helped put Merlot on the California map

Posted: March 2, 2015  By Augustus Weed

News & Features  :  News

A Hydroelectric Dam Is Making Portuguese Wineries Nervous

Environmentalists call the Tua River Dam a scar on the Douro Valley; winemakers aren't sure yet

Posted: February 26, 2015  By Luis Antunes

News & Features  :  News

How Serious Is China About Fighting Fake Wine Sales Online?

A powerful agency claims Alibaba's sites offer counterfeit goods, but then retracts the report

Posted: February 24, 2015  By Suzanne Mustacich

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Premiere Napa Valley Sale Brings in a Record $6 Million

Napa Valley Vintners' barrel tasting and auction sees strong demand for 2013 Cabernets

Posted: February 23, 2015  By James Laube

News & Features  :  Health News

Health Watch: Wine Is a Healthy Heart Habit for Women

Also, researchers find wine poses less of a cirrhosis risk than beer or spirits

Posted: February 19, 2015  By Esther Mobley, Douglas De Jesus

News & Features  :  News

Brewer-Clifton Founders Sell Majority Share in Santa Barbara Winery

Investors buy 70 percent share; Greg Brewer says Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir and Chardonnay star won’t change

Posted: February 6, 2015  By James Laube

News & Features  :  Health News

A Compound Found in Red Wine Could Improve Liver Health

Studies find ellagic acid might help with fatty liver disease, improving metabolic health in overweight people

Posted: February 6, 2015  By Esther Mobley

News & Features  :  News

Basketball's Tim Duncan Suing Terroir Founder Charles Banks

NBA star alleges he was misled on winery fund and other investments; Banks denies all claims

Posted: February 2, 2015  By Mitch Frank

News & Features  :  News

Kendall-Jackson Owners Buy California Pinot Powerhouse Siduri

Adam Lee will continue as winemaker; Jackson Family Wines sees potential in single-vineyard Pinot Noir

Posted: January 29, 2015  By Tim Fish

News & Features  :  Health News

Alcohol Puts You Right to Sleep, and Then It Doesn’t

As scientists study how the brain works when you sleep, they find a nightcap can have a big impact

Posted: January 28, 2015  By Esther Mobley

News & Features  :  News

A Japanese Winery Helping Students with Special Needs

For more than 50 years, a school has found healing in vineyard work and winemaking

Posted: January 27, 2015  By Marie Doezema

News & Features  :  News

New York's Prosecution of Wine Store for Shipping Out of State Postponed

State agency refuses to provide witnesses at hearing against Albany's Empire Wine

Posted: January 26, 2015  By Robert Taylor

News & Features  :  News

Napa Police Recover Rare Wine Stolen from the French Laundry

Sheriff reports much of $300,000 in vinous loot found in North Carolina; no arrests as investigation continues

Posted: January 23, 2015  By MaryAnn Worobiec

News & Features  :  News

Counterfeit Wine Investigator Has an Idea for Fighting Fakes

After years of looking for fakes in China, Nick Bartman thinks bottles might hold a solution

Posted: January 21, 2015  By Suzanne Mustacich

News & Features  :  News

Sonoma Wine Industry Makes Big Strides in Sustainability

Growers look to next 100 years following productive first year of ambitious certification program

Posted: January 16, 2015  By Dana Nigro

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Hammer Falls on a Banner Year for Fine Wine at Auction

Worldwide wine-auction revenues rise 4.5 percent in 2014

Posted: January 15, 2015  By Peter D. Meltzer

News & Features  :  Health News

Think You Know How Resveratrol Works? Think Again

Scientists discover new mechanism for the anti-aging benefits of red wine’s most controversial polyphenol

Posted: January 14, 2015  By Esther Mobley

News & Features  :  News

Federal Judge Blocks California’s Ban on Foie Gras

Ruling makes foie gras legal to sell in California; animal-rights groups hope to appeal

Posted: January 8, 2015  By Augustus Weed

News & Features  :  News

Russell Bevan Purchases Saunders Vineyard in Napa Valley

Bevan Cellars also hopes to move into winery in development nearby

Posted: January 8, 2015  By MaryAnn Worobiec

News & Features  :  News

Napa Vintner and Preservationist Volker Eisele Dies at 77

A grapegrower and winemaker, Eisele was a devoted advocate for protecting Napa farmland

Posted: January 7, 2015  By Aaron Romano

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