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Wednesday, November 26th

09/29/10

What's now regarded as an innovative, environmentally friendly business but was once the norm is scheduled to begin operation mid-October. It's Wine Bottle Renew, which will clean wine bottles for commercial re-use.

09/29/10

"H.R. 5034 is a drastic solution to a problem that does not exist," said Genesen in concluding her testimony. "This committee should decisively reject it."

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"... it is becoming well understood on Capitol Hill that this legislation serves to protect the economic interests of the wholesalers."

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Accordingly, wholesalers have been spending millions in PAC donations to members of Congress, pushing them to pass H.R. 5034.

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Why would Congress want to turn back these decisions and deprive family businesses of their constitutional right?

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In the post-hearing teleconference, Genesen said that, during the hearing, there was a lot of crying about "underage access" from the opposing side, but the cries were falling on deaf ears.

09/29/10

Beer, Wine, Spirits Producer and Importer Associations Oppose Bill Allowing States to Discriminate Against Consumers

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within the wine industry, only alcohol wholesalers, who wrote the Bill, support it.

09/29/10

Hearings at 11:00 in DC. - check back for testimony, etc

09/29/10

Wine Retailers Excluded From Testifying on Bill Damaging To Retailer Rights and Consumer Access to Wine

09/29/10

Get ready--the state of California is in the process of developing and implementing new regulations to control air pollution. The new regulations will affect many, especially the owners of engine-powered equipment currently used in vineyard and winery operations.

09/29/10

Sonoma County harvest begins in earnest after high temps ripen fruit

09/29/10

WineBusiness.com is now featuring harvest updates from across North America. Today's Harvest Tweet of the Day comes from Sonoma County.

09/29/10

Richard L. Graeser Winery just outside Calistoga on the "back" side of Diamond Mountain has closed. Former owner Richard Graeser says that he couldn't make the mortgage payments with the downturn in the economy. He says the mortgage holder is attempting to sell the property.

09/29/10

The Texas Department of Agriculture has declared the entire month of October as "Texas Wine Month." It is time to celebrate this year's bountiful harvest. The entire month of October will be loaded with events celebrating Texas wines.

09/29/10

The Texas Hill Country was ranked the top "hidden-gem" among U.S. wine regions, according to travel planning site Away.com, which provides information on more than 35,000 global destinations.

09/29/10

Pest puts 93 square miles under quarantine as California harvest begins

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Total sales of Virginia wine amounted to $1,604,387

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This year's focus is products and services geared towards increasing efficiency and improving your bottom line.

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Stephan Heyns, the winemaker at Crosskeys Winery in Mount Crawford, says wineries in the Valley are thriving.

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In this new role, Mirenda will manage national distribution, open new channels and further direct the Winery's direct to consumer sales program.

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In this capacity, he will be responsible for market development in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Arizona.

09/29/10

Vintner Agustin Huneeus, owner of the Quintessa estate in Napa Valley and a San Francisco resident, received highest civilian honors from Chilean President Sebastian Pinera in a ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday.

09/29/10

The Napa Valley Destination Council (NVDC) has announced the appointment of Allison Lane Simpson to the position of Vice President, Communications, leading the public relations and social media activity for the organization.

09/29/10

Araujo Estate Wines, producer of estate wines from the iconic Eisele Vineyard in Napa Valley, is pleased to announce it has appointed Nigel Kinsman, formerly of Krupp Brothers, as Winemaker.

09/29/10

Napa vintners are gearing up for one of the coolest harvests on record - and many are saying wines will be more balanced, elegant and lower in alcohol as a result.

09/29/10

A woman who claims vineyard pesticides ruined her health and prevented her from working again has taken her employer and the French health system to Court.

09/29/10

It's harvest time in the Hill Country, and I'm ready for a winery tour. Among my faves are the Sister Creek Vineyards north of Boerne and Becker Vineyards outside Stonewall, two pioneers in the region.

09/29/10

Prosecco is rapidly becoming a favourite tipple among UK wine drinkers, according to the latest consumer research from Wine Intelligence

09/29/10

Commodity wine makers strive to provide wholesalers a palette for all palates, so their factories crank out bottles of all or almost all of the big varietals, even ones they don't make so wel

09/29/10

combine great information and beautiful photography to spotlight the Pacific Northwest's wine industry

09/29/10

Diageo is turing to China, Vietnam and Indonesia to drive growth in the Asia-Pacific region after falling sales in spirits in Australia

09/29/10

The union claims the PLCB and industry are one