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  • California drought: Jobs, money dry up in farm towns

    California drought: Jobs, money dry up in farm towns

    (SFGate) - Jose Pineda Rivas could use the cash. He's got rent to pay, and his tooth hurts so badly he needs to see a dentist. But these days, money for fieldworkers like Rivas in this drought-parched stretch of California is about as scarce as rain. And the situation is likely to get worse before...
  • Gallo buys Ledgewood Creek Winery

    Gallo buys Ledgewood Creek Winery

    (DR) - Wine giant E&J Gallo has purchased Ledgewood Creek Winery in Suisun Valley. Gallo bills itself as the largest family owned winery in the world. It has its headquarters in Modesto. Ledgewood Creek Winery General Manager Rick Wehman confirmed the sale by the Frisbie family on Friday. He ...
  • Italy: World's Most Precious Wine Stopper Made in Vicenza

    Italy: World's Most Precious Wine Stopper Made in Vicenza

    (IM) - The most precious wine cork in the world is valued at 40,000 euros and was designed and made in Vicenza. The company Labrenta, which has been producing wine stoppers for more than 40 years, and jewelers Peroni & Parise joined hands to produce a cap made of gold and 569 diamonds. It me...
  • Is it true that wine lowers your bad cholesterol?

    Is it true that wine lowers your bad cholesterol?

    (WineSpectator) - Q: Is it true that wine lowers your bad cholesterol? A: First of all, what is "bad" cholesterol? The term refers to low density lipids (LDL) found in the bloodstream. High levels of LDL can contribute to atherosclerosis—the hardening and narrowing of arteries due to plaque ...
  • Harsh winter damages Ohio's wine industry

    Harsh winter damages Ohio's wine industry

    (AP) —Ohio winemakers will ask for federal aid to help them recover after the harsh winter that all but wiped out many varieties of grapes. A winter damage survey report from Ohio State University viticultural researchers says the extreme subzero temperatures devastated the 2014 vintage of s...
  • U.S. Wine Sales Rise For 20th Consecutive Year

    U.S. Wine Sales Rise For 20th Consecutive Year

    (Wine-Searcher) - Party on, Americans. At a time when wine sales are slow in Europe, the U.S. wine market grew for the 20th year in a row in 2013. Total U.S. wine sales were up 3 percent in volume and 5 percent in value over 2012, according to the Californian wine industry representative body The ...
  • US: The Wine Industry Steps Up for Earth Day

    US: The Wine Industry Steps Up for Earth Day

    (WineSpectator) - This past Tuesday was Earth Day, the annual celebration of all things eco-friendly. This year's theme was Green Cities, but our friends out in wine country were doing their part to save the planet as well. And just because Earth Day has passed doesn't mean you can't still get invo...
  • HK trade official says China's wine consumption can grow

    HK trade official says China's wine consumption can grow

    (CD) - "China is a large consumer market for a number of products: cars, perhaps consumer electronic items and why not wine?" That was a question raised during a discussion on "Trends in the Wine and Food Industries in Hong Kong and China" and the person raising it was Anthony Mak, director of the...

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