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Afternoon Brief, Jan. 6

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California Grape Area Being Ripped Up for Almonds, Ciatti Says
Californian grape vines are being ripped up as drought forces farmers to switch to higher yielding crops such as almonds and other nut and tree fruits, wine broker Ciatti Co. said…

Today’s News

Cabernet now worlds most planted grape
Cabernet Sauvignon is the worlds most widely planted grape variety, a recent study from the University of Adelaide has found…

Wine Country’s next generation breaks from their parents
When Napa County became an internationally recognized wine culture capital in the 1980s and ’90s, many of the vintners were successful retirees from San Francisco and Silicon Valley looking for a second career and a nice view. A generation later, their kids who grew up among the vines aren’t planning to leave…

Western Colorado wine makers say record low temperatures this month killed vines, grape buds
Western Colorado’s wine-grape crop faces another blow this year after record-low cold temperatures earlier this month killed vines and grape buds across the valley…

Invisible Sentinel and Jackson Family Wines to develop a rapid diagnostic to detect brettanomyces

Treasury’s Chateau St. Jean Continues Strong Run, Closing 2013 Up Double-Digits

Vineyard manager sued over grape dispute

Grape geeks can profit from ‘world’s first’ wine varietal database

Weather challenges Oregon wine industry

Russo’s Bill to Strengthen New Jersey Wineries Receives Assembly Approval

Washington’s Toughened DUI law might not be tough enough

Crop insurance payouts drop

Lundberg, Ramsey optimistic Tennessee wine bill will pass this year

Betting on quality over quantity, UK bubbly set to rise

Top cabernet sauvignons of Napa Valley revealed

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France to organic wine grower: spray or pay

How a clever brewery used crowdfunding to raise a lot of money

Winery-Scale Testing of Natural Plant Extracts as Alternatives to Added Sulfites in White Wine

5 key events for the wine industry in 2013

How to handle post holiday returns

Robert Parker Kicks Off First World Tour Grand Wine Events February 26

Musings on Hugh Johnson’s three categories of wine

The Promised Land ~ Green Valley Roots

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