Wine news April 25, 2014

The Wine Enthusiast, California's grape acreage continues to grow.

Did wine cause Beethoven to lose his hearing, asks Winesearcher.

British talk show host Graham Norton to become a winemaker, reports The Drinks Business.

Tom Wark on booze wholesalers fearing competition.

In Punch, LVMH's symbolic move into Burgundy.

Serious Eats asks, are wines by the glass a good deal?