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  Daily News for Tuesday, September 25th
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09/25/12
Wine Executives Reveal Optimism and Concerns
Respondents to annual WIFS survey report shortage of vineyard labor, shaky rebound of high-priced wines
09/25/12
Wine Shipping Gains Momentum as Sales Top $1.35 Billion
Comprehensive Report Shows Direct-To-Consumer Wine Shipments Critical to Winery Success; Account for 8.6% of Total American Wine Retail Sales
09/25/12
Glazer's Takes First Step Toward Global Growth With Joint Venture Deal In USVI
Texas-based distributor Glazer's Inc. has formed a joint venture with USVI-based Premier Wines and Spirits to distribute beer, wine and spirits in the U.S. Virgin Islands
09/25/12
Saint-Emilion Rankings Offer Winners: Elin McCoy
After Jean-Luc Thunevin received the letter informing him his Chateau Valandraud had been elevated to Saint-Emilion premier grand cru classe B, he celebrated by opening many bottles of Dom Ruinart champagne
09/25/12
David Lucas nominated for work in agriculture
In the early 2000s, Lucas was instrumental in the formation of the original Lodi Vintners group. The group organized weekend passport events and collaborated on some of the original marketing that began to put Lodi on the map
09/25/12
Rodney Strong Wine Estates Hires Andrew Block as Vice President Sales Northeast
Block has extensive experience with wine industry channel management, distributor relations and sales strategy implementation
09/25/12
Visit Napa Valley Welcomes Tom Bennett as New Vice President of Sales
Visit Napa Valley's CEO, Clay Gregory, remarks, "Adding such talented sales leadership will be a tremendous asset to our already talented and quickly growing team."
09/25/12
Real Housewife of New York Partners with Opici for Ramona Red
Ramona Red: Sangiovese Merlot Blend will be available at retailers nationwide when it begins shipping in October at a suggested retail of $14.99.
09/25/12
Wine taste difference for corks and screw caps?
To help winemakers determine the best caps for their wine bottles, researchers at the University of California, Davis, are studying the performance - specifically the variability - within different types of closures.
09/25/12
French Vintners Try To Keep 'Chateau'-Labeled Wines From U.S. Out Of E.U.
Drinking a Bordeaux wine from a `'chateau" is as French as swigging Kentucky bourbon is American.
09/25/12
NY wine grape crop high in quality, lower yield
This year's wine grape crop from upstate New York is high in quality with a bit less quantity.
09/25/12
Mondavi Taught Us to Find Life in Wine
Robert Mondavi was to California wine what Julia Child was to French food in the United States. He turned on generations of thirsty North Americans to the possibilities wine has to offer.
09/25/12
Former Disney exec now scripting wine for success
So who would have thought there was a connection between making movies and making wine. And no, I'm not talking about "Sideways." But think about it -- in entertainment, you need a great script. In wine, you need a great vineyard.
09/25/12
The Finger Lakes: A New York state of wine
In recent years, younger generations have taken over the family farms and begun experimenting with wine grape varietals. While the yield can be more profitable, the arduous and artistic process is all the more intensive and comes with a higher risk factor.
09/25/12
'India can become one of world's leading wine producers'
If a lot can happen over coffee, a lot more can happen over a chat as Swedish sommelier Cecilia Oldne discovered after striking up a conversation with the owner of one of India's largest vineyards eight years ago.
09/25/12
Wines of B.C.: Looking to a fresh future
Province still finding its place in the wine world
09/25/12
Ontario wine. Can you feel the love?
Everyone is talking about Ontario wine these days, in restaurants, around the office coolers, in the hot tubs. And yes, especially on Twitter. Here are a few to follow:
09/25/12
Biodynamics Without the Cow Horn
Guided by the principle that biodynamic practictioners must adapt to the needs of their land and surrounding environment, Querciabella has become a fertile arena for some of the most pioneering experimentation in biodynamic agriculture since the early 20th century.
09/25/12
NY wine grape crop high in quality, lower yield
Growers say the warm early spring followed by a cold spell and a dry summer took a toll on the overall yield, but that the grapes that made it through are in good shape.
09/25/12
Wineries laud quality of this year's grape crop
Weather limits harvest, but result will be sweet
09/25/12
09/25/12
Great European wine grapes, just not many to harvest
Europe is in the midst of another crisis: not debt, but grapes
09/25/12
Daniel: The wines of Catalonia
Photographs don't do justice to the rugged, staggering beauty of the Priorat region of Catalonia, in northeastern Spain. The landscape is so steep and rocky that it's a wonder that wine can be made there at all, much less world-class wine
09/25/12
Wine Auctions Exceed $30 Million This Month Amid Burgundy Demand
The month's top lots included six magnums of Romanee Conti Domaine de la Romanee Conti 1997 Burgundy, which fetched HK$915,000 ($118,000) at a Zachys Hong Kong sale on Sept. 7.
09/25/12
Grape Expectations - just 26% of Brits think boxed wine is inferior to bottled
Previously a no-go for the nation's wine buffs, latest research from Mintel finds that screw tops, boxes and pouches are being seen as increasingly credible options among Britain's wine users
09/25/12
Recyclable News Alcoa, Alcoa Foundation and KAB announce recycling initiative
The 'Action to Accelerate Recycling' initiative, which includes the design and launch of new global recycling programs, is expected to generate awareness, create incentives and provide recycling access and infrastructure to increase recycling of aluminum, plastic, glass and paper in the US.
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