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Wednesday, November 26th

09/26/12

Will lame-duck Congress limp to plate in time to rescue budgets?

09/26/12

Optimism and economic uncertainty peppered conversations Thursday at the annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium in Napa, where the theme was "Thinking Positive - A Bright New Day for the Wine Industry."

09/26/12

"Industry leaders agree that while the somewhat giddy wine-buying days of 2006 and 2007 are not likely to return in the near future, there remains a strong and growing consumer base for California wines," said Robert Smiley, an emeritus professor and former dean of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.

09/26/12

The Drinks Business spoke to Pancho Campo in his first interview with the wine press since Wine Future Hong Kong closed its doors and the Jay Miller scandal erupted

09/26/12

Lane, most recently with Treasury Wine Estates as the America's Sales Director for the luxury Heirloom Wine Group, will be based in Napa at The Hess Collection Winery

09/26/12

French fears of competition from a flood of U.S. wine bearing the word "chateau" on the label eased on Tuesday, after EU officials delayed a decision on a plan that has left Bordeaux winemakers seeing red

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23 percent of California wineries with women winemakers made it into "Opus Vino" compared to 14 percent of wineries with male winemakers

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"Wine Buzz" has previously touched on a wine-enclosures study that could have huge ramifications for the global wine industry

09/26/12

The Wall-Ye V.I.N. robot, brainchild of Burgundy-based inventor Christophe Millot, is one of the robots being developed around the world aimed at vineyards struggling to find the labour they need

09/26/12

Study finds the risk is much greater when mixed with hormone replacement therapy, further complicates debate on alcohol

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Up in wine country around Seneca Lake, the vineyards and farms are right in the middle of harvesting their grapes. The harvest is not only underway; it's ahead of schedule because a dry summer ripened the vines early.

09/26/12

Playboy has launched a wine club that includes packages like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes for cases of white wines and Sexy, Spicy, Spanish Reds, targeting a segment of their fan base that with images that hearken back to cigar-toting, wine-sipping gents in smoking jackets, à la Hugh Hefner.

09/26/12

Europe is in the midst of another crisis: not debt, but grapes. Yields are sharply lower, down nearly 40 percent in some of parts of Portugal, which means winemakers will have fewer grapes to blend and, in the end, fewer bottles to offer.

09/26/12

As Fall approaches, winery owners turn to the task of harvesting their grapes, and they wonder, "Will this be a good year?"

09/26/12

In honor of October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Washington Hills, an award-winning Washington State winery, announces the return of its Pink Label promotion to benefit breast cancer research, education and awareness programs across the country. redOrbit (http://s.tt/1oiEo)

09/26/12

A record number of entries into this year's B.C. Wine Awards means every table and inch of floor space in the 'working' room at Manteo Resort was filled with cases of wine waiting to be poured for judging this week.

09/26/12

Drinking a Bordeaux wine from a ''chateau" is as French as swigging Kentucky bourbon is American. But now tempers are flaring across the vineyards of France. The United States wants to sell some of its wines in the European Union with-sacrilege-a ''chateau" or "clos" label.

09/26/12

Pairing food and wine is an art that I wish I were good at on my own. Sure, I can do the basics of making sure to pair my meat with something red, and fruit with whites. But anything more advanced (like exactly WHICH red to pair) is not my specialty.

09/26/12

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

09/26/12

The new law cuts the amount of Kansas products required in Kansas wine to 30 percent from 60 percent. The measure went into effect in May.

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Although they differ in the amounts of wine they produce, two of the best larger wine brands in America are Kendall-Jackson and Bonterra. The parallels are interesting, and the wines are pretty much stellar and excellent values.

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"The art and auction world provided me with good contacts and a great appetite for finding the very best"

09/26/12

The New York Wine and Grape Foundation recently announced the results from the New York Wine and Food Classic, their annual New York State wine and spirits competition

09/26/12

Several vintners and local farms are challenging a Fauquier County land-use ordinance that they call an assault on economic freedom and a clear violation of state law

09/26/12

Chateau Bellefont-Belcier, a Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe, is the latest property - and the first classified growth - to be sold to a Chinese purchaser.

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in Delaware and New Jersey

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The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court decision in July that a wrongful death suit against former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV should remain in Cape Girardeau.

09/26/12

Wine growers in the U.K. are banking on the anticipation that within decades, the wine growing regions of the U.K. -- found largely south of London -- will have the same climate as the Champagne region does today

09/26/12

Although supplies aren't enough to penetrate the national market, many Texas wines have been winning over critics and bringing home bling from competition

09/26/12

Those who enjoy sipping sweet-tasting wine to complement spaghetti dinners will be pleased by the grape harvest's results in the north country this fall

09/26/12

Two Republican lawmakers are expressing concern over the way the LePage administration is proposing to directly negotiate a contract for more than $100 million a year in liquor sales in Maine

09/26/12

The latest bill offers new decision-making time frames for labels, new chemical categories and a new electronic tracking program. It also enhances species impacts data collection to help the agency better comply with the Endangered Species Act.