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Beverages Distillers and Vintners

  • NAPA, Calif.— A month after deadly wildfires swept through California's famed wine country, hot-air balloons are floating again over Napa Valley vineyards splashed with fall colors. Of the 1,200 wineries in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino, about 10 were destroyed or heavily damaged, and 90 percent of this year's harvest already was complete, the institute said.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 9- Argentina's government has decided to ditch a proposed tax on wine after vineyards complained the measure would cripple the industry, the governor of the country's top wine-making province said on Thursday. Argentine President Mauricio Macri backed down from a proposed 10 percent tax on wine and increased tax on champagne following a...

  • The move by the maker of Corona beer and Svedka vodka comes as Canada and a growing number of U.S. states move to legalize marijuana for recreational use, raising question marks over its illegal status at the U.S. Constellation said it had no plans to market cannabis or lobby for its legalization in the United States in the near future and analysts said the...

  • The move by the maker of Corona beer and Svedka vodka comes as Canada and a growing number of U.S. states move to legalize marijuana for recreational use, raising questionmarks over its illegal status at the U.S. Constellation said it had no plans to market cannabis or lobby for its legalization in the United States in the near future and analysts said the...

  • The move by the maker of Corona beer and Svedka vodka comes as Canada and a growing number of U.S. states move to legalise marijuana for recreational use, raising questionmarks over its illegal status at the U.S. "Were obviously trying to get first-mover advantage," Constellation Chief Executive Rob Sands told the Wall Street Journal. Eight states, including...

  • Oct 30- Constellation Brands Inc has bought a nearly 10 percent stake in Canadian cannabis maker Canopy Growth Corp for about C $245 million, the first major wine, beer and spirits producer to invest in legal cannabis. The deal gives Constellation- which makes Corona beer and Svedka vodka- a footing in an industry that is slowly gaining acceptance, with nearly...

  • This photo shows orange wine, a Salinia Wine Company 2012 Sonoma County Chalk Hill Pinot Gris, in New York

    The vineyards of NY's Finger Lakes region known for producing golden-hued rieslings and chardonnays also are offering a splash of orange wine.

  • *Australia a key market for third-party litigation funding. SYDNEY, Oct 18- After Australian internet company Vocus Telecommunications Ltd gave its second profit warning in seven months, fund manager David Pace received an email from a law firm asking him to join a shareholder class action. Pace's response reflects a growing impatience in Australia's listed...

  • Oct 17- Wineries damaged by wildfires tearing through Northern California are starting insurance claims, and at least some of the smaller vintners are likely to find limits in their policies mean payouts fall short of rebuilding costs. Gaps in coverage and a spike in rebuilding costs, typical after disaster, may come as a shock to many small wineries, favorites...

  • SONOMA, Calif., Oct 11- Vintner Mike Sullivan is hard at work processing a new harvest despite fires raging in the northern California wine country around him. Awoken by the smell of smoke at 1 a.m. on Monday, the co-owner of Benovia Winery was stunned by what he saw speeding up the ridge beyond his driveway. At Benovia, a Russian River Valley winery northwest of Santa...

  • *Italy swamped by requests to plant vines. NIPOZZANO, Italy, Oct 4- In the Italian valley where his family has made wine for 30 generations, Lamberto Frescobaldi says his growth plans are being hampered by new European Union rules. This year, Italy, the world's biggest wine producer, received requests to expand vineyards by 25 times the area permitted under...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- Bourbon is a multi-billion-dollar business, but it began with just a few pioneering Kentucky families from Bardstown who all lived down the road from each other. Bill Samuels Jr., son of the founder of Maker's Mark, is chairman emeritus of the brand after 35 years as president and CEO. His son Rob currently runs the company- part of the Beam Suntory brand...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 14- Trade tensions between Washington and Beijing may be running high but Corporate America is finding China to be a reliable source of profit growth this year. Chinese President Xi Jinpings ambitious plan to build a new Silk Road that will improve links between China and dozens of countries in Asia and Europe, and includes many billions of dollars...

  • TOKYO/ BRUSSELS, July 6- European farmers on Thursday welcomed a landmark agreement between the EU and Japan on a free trade pact which will remove tariffs on much of their bilateral trade and triple agricultural exports. "We are basically tearing down all customs duties immediately on some cheeses like Gouda and cheddar and on wine and there will also be...

  • TOKYO/ BRUSSELS, July 6- European farmers on Thursday welcomed an agreement between the EU and Japan on a free trade pact which will remove tariffs on much of their bilateral trade, especially for some agricultural goods. Producers and exporters of meat and dairy as well as wines and other specialty foods, categories which are currently highly protected in Japan,...

  • At a closed-door meeting last month, Arizona State University ecologist Leah Gerber presented a plan to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials that would use a mathematical formula to direct government money away from endangered and threatened species she calls "over-funded failures" and toward plants and animals that can more easily be saved.

  • Most Expensive 2014- wine Romanee-Conti

    As sterling tumbled following the Brexit vote, anything priced in pounds suddenly became much cheaper for international buyers, including wine.

  • The man who created a new food that merges a hot dog and a hamburger has decided to auction off his intellectual property rights.

  • Backwoods moonshine goes upscale

    Ned Vickers, Sugarlands Distilling, and Digger Manes, Discovery's "Moonshiners," talk about the booming market for high-end hooch.

  • Nolet celebrates 325 years of vodka making

    The distillery behind Ketel One Vodka, is now in its 11th generation.