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California group In Pursuit of Balance will close its doors at the end of the year

Published:  24 May, 2016

The California group In Pursuit of Balance announced yesterday that it will be closing its doors and hosting its final tasting in San Francisco at the end of the year.

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Insights: The rise of the owners club

Published:  24 May, 2016

In the space of just over 15 years, privately funded associations have become a defining feature of the global wine industry. In Europe, they arguably represent a manifestation of the growing dissatisfaction with the inadequacies of regional appellation bodies, which has subsequently encouraged winemakers to take matters into their own hands.

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ICCWS 2016: What to expect from climate change

Published:  28 April, 2016

In recent weeks, much emphasis has been placed on the short-term benefits of global warming.

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Famed Sonoma Patz & Hall winery sells to Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Published:  20 April, 2016

Sonoma Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producer Patz & Hall has been purchased by Washington wine company St. Michell Wine Estates for an undisclosed sum

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Opinion: IPOB may not be everyone's cup of tea

Published:  12 April, 2016

Is IPOB dividing california winemakers? In Pursuit of Balance, a group that focuses only on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from California, has been generating some good publicity for those involved and helped to make names for some producers and the specific regions they hail from.

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Kuvée, a smart wine bottle, crowdfunds its next stage of development

Published:  08 April, 2016

Kuvée, claimed to be the world's first smart wine bottle that will keep wine fresh for 30 days, has reached over 200% of its crowdfunding goal of US$50,000 and has raised $105,356 to date from over 500 backers.

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Q&A: Tim Mondavi, partner, Continuum Estate, Napa Valley

Published:  08 April, 2016

The Mondavi family has a deeply rooted history in the Napa Valley and when they had to sell the publicly controlled business to Constellation Brands in 2004, decided to take some time out to launch Continuum Estate.

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California, Oregon and Washington wines shine at Go West Tasting

Published:  11 March, 2016

At yesterday's Go West! annual tasting California, Oregon and Washington wines emphasised that wines from west coast of the USA are gaining traction in the UK market.

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Q&A: In Pursuit of Balance

Published:  09 March, 2016

Five years on from co-founding In Pursuit of Balance, Jasmine Hirsch of Hirsch Vineyards and Rajat Parr of Domaine de la Côte and Sandhi talk about their vision for west coast Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

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Go West 2016 tasting preview

Published:  09 March, 2016

The Go West tasting offers an unrivalled insight into the wines of California, Oregon and Washington

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MMD adds California wines

Published:  18 February, 2016

Maisons Marques et Domaines has extended its California portfolio with the addition of the still wines of Roederer Estate, comprising Domaine Anderson and Carpe Diem, for distribution in the UK.

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Armit Wines expands Californian wine offering

Published:  17 February, 2016

Armit Wines announced it will be expanding its California offering and adding four new wineries to its portfolio following the growth in the popularity of wines from the US in the UK.

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SVB predicts US wine consumption to decline for the first time in 20 years

Published:  22 January, 2016

In the Silicon Valley Bank's annual State of the Wine Industry 2016 report released yesterday the financial services firm predicts that this year US wine consumption per capita will fall for the first time in 20 years.

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2015 year in review and hopes and fears for 2016: John McLaren, Wines Institute of California

Published:  04 January, 2016

As we all ease our way into 2016 and we have a few of our final thoughts as the year begins from John McLaren, UK director of Wines Institute of California. Californian wines have done incredibly well in 2051, but McLaren sees consumers which buy from supermarkets as a challenge ahead in 2016.

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Interview: Barbara Banke takes family-owned Jackson Family Wines global

Published:  03 November, 2015

Barbara Banke, the driving force behind Jackson Family Wines, on the challenges involved in guiding a family-owned business to global success.

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Diageo puts last remaining US winery on the market

Published:  22 October, 2015

Diageo has put its Chalone Californian winery on the market, according to reports in the US media.

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California wine growers predict high-quality 2015 vintage

Published:  16 October, 2015

The 2015 vintage looks set to be exceptional, according to wineries from across California.

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US beer business is the shiniest star for Constellation as it posts 21% increase in earnings

Published:  08 October, 2015

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Treasury Wine Estates tipped as favourite to take Blossom Hill and Piat d'Or off Diageo's hands

Published:  01 October, 2015

Treasury Wine Estates has refused to comment on speculation that it is lining up an acquisition of Diageo's Blossom Hill brand and the rest of its wine business.

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Gallo gives Dark Horse a helping hand with supermarket sampling campaign

Published:  22 September, 2015

Gallo is taking its Dark Horse premium Californian wines on a tour of the UK in a bid to persuade Tesco and Sainsbury's shoppers to buy the wines.

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