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Chile Seeks Greater Recognition For Its High-End Wines

Value wines may still dominate Chilean wine consumption in the U.S., but Chile’s vintners are striving for better awareness of their higher-end offerings. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 29, 2014

Seghesio Expands With Russian River Vineyard Buy

Healdsburg’s Seghesio Family Vineyards, part of the Crimson Wine Group portfolio, has acquired 24-acre Montafi Ranch Vineyard in the Russian River Valley for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 29, 2014

News Briefs for October 29, 2014

•One of Chicago’s premier chefs, Homaro Cantu, owner of the acclaimed Moto restaurant on the city’s west side, is entering the beer business. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 29, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for October 29, 2014

•New York’s Cider Creek Hard Cider will now be available in the metro New York area through Manhattan Beer. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 29, 2014

Portuguese Table Wines Move To Double-Digit Growth In U.S. Market

While table wines from Portugal have long been overshadowed in the U.S. market by Old World rivals like Italy, France and Spain, the category is now enjoying an uptick in interest. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 28, 2014

California Wine Harvest, Pegged At 3.9 Million Tons, Remarkable For Early Start, High Quality

California winemakers are toasting what many say is an excellent 2014 vintage, despite challenges such as an ongoing drought and an earthquake in wine country just as harvest season was gearing up. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 28, 2014

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