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  Daily News for Friday, September 28th
Prop. 37 Divides California Wine Industry
Alcohol is exempt from initiative, but debate about genetically engineered crops draws proponents and critics
Wine and Food Importers Sweat Threat of Port Shutdowns
If dockworkers and East Coast ports can't make a deal before year's end, a strike could strand some wine imports
Wine Industry Buoys Oregon Employment
Although state saw unemployment rates increase this summer, a new report highlights opportunities in growing sector
Constellation's Primal Roots, Dreaming Tree Strike Chord With Consumers
Part of The Dreaming Tree's marketing approach involves an appeal to eco-conscious consumers. The brand's bottles are 50% lighter than average wine bottles, and feature sustainably grown cork and labels made from 100% recycled paper.
Supplier News: Onset Announces Wireless Temperature & Humidity Monitoring Kit
Onset announced the HOBO Wireless Temp/RH Monitoring Kit, an easy-to-use, wireless system that includes everything needed to make environmental monitoring fast, cost-effective, and convenient.
T. Edward Wines Appoints Karen Ulrich as Director of Information & Communications
T. Edward Wines announced the appointment of Karen Ulrich to the position of Director of Information & Communications, after a year of part-time employment.
Gary Farrell Winery Appoints Stephanie Friedman as Direct Sales Manager
Friedman joins Gary Farrell Winery, located in the Russian River Valley, from Quivira Vineyards & Winery and La Follette Wines.
Gary Farrell Winery Hires Andy Barker as Tasting Room Manager
Gary Farrell Winery has named hospitality veteran Andy Barker as tasting room manager for the Russian River Valley winery.
California wine industry strong despite grape, labor shortages
Despite a significant, long-term shortage of grapes and economic pressures that are putting the squeeze on profit margins, California wine industry leaders are cautiously optimistic about the future, according to two new surveys conducted by the University of California, Davis.
On Wine: Captivating Canadian Wine
Why Okanagan Valley in B.C. is the "Napa Valley of the North"
British Columbia's rock and roll wineries
"Winemaking is like mastering a record," says baseball-capped Tony Lewis as he pours some Pinot Grigio at a picnic table in his family's sun-dappled Okanagan Valley vineyard.
Canada Customers should be in good spirits at supersized liquor store
The Windermere store - billed as the largest liquor store in Western Canada - is one of two new Wine and Beyond outlets set to open Friday in the Edmonton area. The other is in Sherwood Park.
Swarm of 'zombie bees' believed sighted in B.C.
The spread of the infection has implications for agriculture, as it's yet another condition, like colony collapse disorder, that puts stress on pollinators.
NY to Hold Beer, Wine "Summit" to Boost Industries
The beer and wine effort will involve farmers and manufacturers as well as relevant state regulators
WA: New Winery Opens Tomorrow in Tenino
The Mill Lane Winery will open its doors tomorrow in Tenino. The newly created winery specializes in fruit wines mostly made with Washington produce.
China's Fine Wine Counteroffensive
As the country's nouveau riche continue to spend lavishly on wine, such copycat French castles-as well as Mission-style Napa Valley knockoffs-are rising out of the countryside.
Glen Ellen's Newest Eatery is Refined, Rustic, and Romantic
A CIA chef and a winemaker's daughter get together to open Glen Ellen Star, the latest must-dine restaurant in Sonoma Valley
Arkansas grape, wine study estimates $173 million economic impact
"The wineries of Arkansas are a great tourism attraction for us, not only for the wine and other products, but also for their reflection of Arkansas history," said Richard Davies, executive director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.
Mount Veeder wines claim their place in the sun
Hundreds of wine lovers attending the 13th annual Mount Veeder appellation tasting last weekend were rewarded with mouthful after mouthful of exceptional cuvées blended from first-rate mountain fruit.
The winemaking legacy of Rutherford Grove Winery
Pestoni family roots go back to 1892 in the Napa Valley
Gov. Cuomo to host beer and wine summit to boost industries
New ways to improve and increase business will flow freely, says Cuomo, although he still draws the line on selling wine in grocery stores
Unity Marketing's Pam Danziger Examines the Latest Retail Numbers to Predict Christmas 2012 Sales
Retail is growing slower now than a year ago and household incomes are down -- This year's retail results will depend on whether or not the nation's affluent consumers feel confident enough to spend freely this holiday season
The late-season charms of Sauvignon Blanc
My last big snapshot of Sauvignon Blanc from across California always comes in October. As we enjoy the last bit of our late-arrived Bay Area summer, it's the perfect moment for this grape
Getting a taste of sherry's native flavors
everal examples of en rama, a lightly filtered style of sherry, have arrived on these shores within the past year
Grape harvesters rush to beat the rain
Overnight rain dampening the North Coast and its unpicked grapes won't dampen the spirits of grape growers, winemakers and winery owners buoyed by what they're calling the best harvest in years.
SSU seminar on wine trends
The seminar will cover how wine industry trends are evolving and relate to the economy, and what is popular in terms of price points, varietals, and styles in the on- and off-premise sectors
Jean-Guillaume Prats has been confirmed as the new head of LVMH's Estates & Wines, following his departure from Cos D'Estournel
The move, effective from February 2013, will see Prats work alongside and then replace Xavier Ybargüengoitia, who is due to retire at the end of May 2013 as CEO and president of the division
Endless Mountain Wine Trail debuts
"I'm very, very happy with the outcome," said Mary Pickering, owner of Pickering Winery on Route 187 in Wysox Township, one of the wineries that organized the Wine Trail. She said the event went well.
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