Republic And Breakthru Join Forces, Creating $14 Billion Wholesale Colossus

The current No. 2 and 3 alcohol wholesalers?Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC) and Breakthru Beverage Group (BBG), respectively?have announced plans to merge. It comes just a year after a merge


Restaurant Talk: The Marc Forgione And Matthew Conway Show

Chef Marc Forgione and wine director Matthew Conway both got an early start into the restaurant industry. Today, they head the chef's namesake restaurant in downtown Manhattan in New York, a Wine Spec


Unfiltered: ‘escape The Room’ Game Comes To Wineries, Locking Visitors Away In Cellar

Here's a new theme of the super-popular "escape room" game phenomenon, in which players use their wits and skills to solve a series of puzzles, to escape the room before the clock runs out: Escape the


2017 Harvest Report: A Roller-coaster Growing Season For Oregon And Washington

2017 Harvest Report: A Roller-Coaster Winegrowing Season for Oregon and Washington, as vintners in some regions confront lingering smoke from summer wildfires

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California Fires: Upcoming Charity Benefits And Happenings

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8 & $20: Tartiflette With A Bracing White Wine

Give your taste buds a trip to the French Alps with this steaming, savory dish that brings together Reblochon cheese with sizzling bacon, onions and potatoes. Wine Spectator pairs the meal with a clea

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Star Chefs Rally To Benefit California Wildfire Relief Efforts

"A Night of Friendship & Fellowship" in Napa Valley will support wildfire recovery efforts in wine country; Thomas Keller of the French Laundry, Christopher Kostow of the Restaurant at Meadowood,


Origins Of Winemaking Stretch Back 8,000 Years

Archaeologists excavating in the Republic of Georgia have unearthed wine jars dating back to 6000 BCE, the earliest evidence of the domestication of the Eurasian grapevine for the purpose of making wi


Medical Organization Calls Alcohol A Cancer Risk

A statement by the American Society of Clinical Oncology raises eyebrows by including both heavy drinking and light alcohol consumption. It discounts alcohol's possible benefits in fighting heart dise


Bordeaux’s St.-emilion Wine Region Will Require Sustainable Vineyard Farming

All of Bordeaux's St.-Emilion wines will be made from sustainable, organic or biodynamic vineyards starting with the 2019 vintage. The local wine council is mandating sustainable farming, and other Bo

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