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10/22/14

"The 2014 harvest is a story of two different markets," says Jeff Bitter, vice president for operations with Allied Grape Growers, based in Fresno, Calif. The wine grape marketing cooperative has nearly 600 grower-members in California's major wine grape regions.

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Reportedly, the crop was abundant

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Combines Napa's past stellar events -- the Wine + Grape EXPO and Viticulture Fair -- into one powerful annual showcase connecting vineyard practices to wine quality

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"You will have at least 3-4 takeaways from each session that you can implement the next day"

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Yelp is moving beyond snarky reviews by partnering with booking services like CellarPass.

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"The Bay Area's got nowhere to go but up."

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Marketing track, workshops and more speakers on schedule for grape and wine meeting in North Carolina

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Napa County supervisors decided Tuesday they needed more time to finish an appeal hearing involving the proposed Woolls Ranch Winery in the Mount Veeder area

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Will spending $1.7 million stop a small city from enacting a tax on sugary drinks?

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Marc Mondavi's enterprise up on Howell Mountain

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Texas wineries are at an inflexion point in the industry's history. They are quality-competitive with like-for-like varietals from other states, but that fact is not known outside the state. As a result, out-of-state sales are much lower than they could be. Obviously, a good product is not sufficient to sell nationally. Something else is needed. What lessons does Gruet's success have for Texas wineries in expanding their sales footprint outside the state?

10/22/14

Laphroaig (pronounced "La-froyg") is turning the traditional ad campaign on its head to target a special group of scotch fans: The ones who enjoy the earthy smokiness of a classic peated whiskey, or "whisky"

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The Sonoma County Winegrape Commission, also known as Sonoma County Winegrowers, on Tuesday said it received a $377,282 federal grant to help continue funding the "Sonoma County" branding campaign.

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The 2014 Michelin Guide ratings for the San Francisco Bay Area have just been announced and that echoing sound you heard from up north was one big yawn. That's not necessarily bad; it's just that there were few changes of any note

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The Abbey Winery in Pannonhalma, Hungary, has one of the oldest wine making traditions in Europe. In 996, Benedictine monks settled on the Sacred Hill of Pannonia-and they've always been closely associated with viticulture and winemaking introduced by the Romans.

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Certified Specialist of Wine program now available to professionals and serious enthusiasts, wherever they may be…

10/22/14

California is still king when it comes to restaurants with interesting wine lists, but some surprise states are catching up.

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Janice Fuhrman talks to the people who decide which wines will be served at 30,000 feet.

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The UK, US and Canada remain the top three destinations by volume for Australian wines, according to a recent report.

10/22/14

Graham's is offering people the chance to pre-purchase vintage Port in the year of its harvest in order to meet demand for birth and wedding gifts.

10/22/14

Sales of whiskey in the US will surpass those of vodka for the first time since 2007 this year, marking a shift in American consumer preferences.

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France is in "pole position" in the online wine market - which represents the country's biggest opportunity going forward.

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Josh Hammond, the president of Buster's Liquor and Wines, sums up the position he has to overcome in a word - convenience. That is how backers of the referendums on the Nov. 4 ballot to allow wine sales in food stores are selling the proposition to voters via television ads as early voters are making their choices on the questions in Memphis, Bartlett, Collierville, Arlington, Millington and Germantown.

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Today's article is the second in a series about Turkish wineries' response to government regulations against the marketing and promotion of alcohol: Regulations against the promotion of alcohol that have been imposed by the Turkish government since June 2013 are meant to impact Turkish people. Wineries can promote themselves outside Turkey, to non-Turks, all they want.

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The table included lists South African wine exports compiled from data published on the South African Wine Industry Information and Systems website. All figures are in liters.

10/22/14

California-based Boisset Family Estates announced a new direct-to-consumer marketing division, Boisset Wine Living, aimed at combining fine wine and home entertaining.

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The Cape Town International Airport is planning to produce wine right in the terminal. They're starting off small, as the plan is to just make around 700 bottles of Merlot every couple of years.

10/22/14

Can every business benefit from advertising on Facebook? The truthful answer is: Not really. Is yours a local business with a physical location where consumers regularly come to purchase your goods and services? If so, then Facebook is for you.

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Speaking at this month's World Business Forum in New York, Gilbert unpacks some of the research that he and his colleagues have done, mainly around how comparing things affects our behavior. In short, the comparisons we draw shape the purchases we make - for better or worse.

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On Monday, a WTO compliance panel ruled that the United States' revised country of origin labelling (COOL) policy for beef and pork "violates" the technical barriers to trade, or TBT, agreement "because it accords imported Canadian livestock treatment less favourable than that accorded to like domestic livestock."

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This offering, which is anticipated to close on Nov 3, 2014, comprises two sets of notes. The first set worth $400 million, due 2019, carries an interest rate of 3.875%, while the remaining $400 million notes, due 2024, bear a charge of 4.750%.

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Elin McCoy declares that she's a terroirist when it comes to Champagne and that its winemakers are among the most avant-garde.

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The Callaway Vineyard and Winery is the oldest of more than 40 wineries in Temecula Valley southeast of Los Angeles, and since 2005 it is the only Taiwanese-run winery in the state of California.

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Proposal seems to give spraying approval without public review

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with wines from Jura and Savoie also gaining prominence

10/22/14

"Vino Noceto is recognized widely within the commercial wine trade for producing most consistently the best sculpted sangiovese in California"

10/22/14

"Helen and I believe that the window of true ripeness can open and shut very quickly," explained Wetlaufer. "The 'go' moment usually occurs roughly 100 days after flowering,"