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  Daily News for Monday, October 1st
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10/01/12
Grape Supply Loosens in Short Term
California's 2012 crop is larger than expected, but long-term, shortages loom
10/01/12
Accolade Wines expands North American presence
Accolade Wines has transitioned the US distribution of its Australian portfolio from Constellation Brands, effective immediately.
10/01/12
Greg Miller appointed Director of Wine at Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery has appointed Greg Miller to the position of Director of Wine, effective September 17, 2012.
10/01/12
Lake County Winegrape Commission President to Step Down
After 20 years with the Lake County Winegrape Commission, President Shannon Gunier is leaving to pursue other interests. Gunier is retiring from the Commission post, she announced, stating, "This is a good time to step down."
10/01/12
Winery Exchange Launches Acronym Gr8 Red Wine
Capitalizing on the growing Red Blend trend and millennial influences, Winery Exchange launches Acronym GR8 Red Wine. The red blend, dominated by Pinot Noir and Syrah, began shipping in September and will hit store shelves in early October.
10/01/12
Santa Rosa Press Democrat Viticulture Briefs
AMAZON.COM Gears up to sell wine online -- Direct wine shipments grow more than 7 percent -- Brown signs bill to ensure grape growers get paid --
10/01/12
Chain stores are biggest movers of wine these days
Once mostly the preserve of specialist retailers, wine is an increasing target for chain retailers seeking new ways to lure visitors to stay and shop more, wine industry specialists said this week at Napa's annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium.
10/01/12
PR: AXA Private Equity acquires a 70% stake in Bruni Glass
AXA Private Equity, announces today that it has agreed to acquire a majority 70% stake in Bruni Glass, a European leader in the field of special glass containers for spirits, food, pharmaceutical products and related accessories. Alongside AXA Private Equity, the founding members and the management of Bruni Glass took part in the deal with a total stake of 30%.
10/01/12
Amazon.com Plans Online Wine Sales - Again
Amazon.com is getting ready to go into the wine business.
10/01/12
Amazon's Bezos Plans Online Wine Sales: WSJ (video)
Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- On today's "Movers & Shakers," Deirdre Bolton reports on Amazon.com's move into selling wine. She reports on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)
10/01/12
Warming is challenge for wine country
Farmers have always been gamblers, long accustomed to betting on the probabilities of the weather. But for the Napa Valley, where the temperatures have been ideal for the wine industry, the changes could be significant.
10/01/12
Female winemakers starting to make their marks in California
Winemaking is still primarily a man's world, but a study finds nearly 10% of California wineries now have women as the main or lead winemaker.
10/01/12
R.I. jewelry maker close to sealing purchase of Sakonnet Vineyards
It may be no coincidence that Alex and Ani's featured bangle for September was bunch of grapes. The Rhode Island-based jewelry company will also be popping a few corks in celebration soon as it takes ownership of Sakonnet Vineyards.
10/01/12
UK government to back Scotland on minimum alcohol pricing
The UK government is to back the Scottish government when its minimum alcohol pricing legislation is challenged in the courts.
10/01/12
Un robot vigneron rivalise avec le travail manuel (in French)
Les démonstrations débutent cet automne, notamment dans le Bordelais, dans les prestigieuses vignes du Château Mouton-Rothschild, pour un nouveau robot-vigneron de 20 kilos et de 50 centimètres de haut développé en Bourgogne.
10/01/12
Asian Wine Boom Forecast for Britain
With demand and supply growing, Asian wines are set to experience a boom in the UK market, according to sales manager for Thailand's Siam Winery, Neil McIlwee.
10/01/12
Wine grapes: Mid-Columbia's juicy legacy
If not for the Dust Bowl of the 1930s or the veterans lottery, chances are the Claar family wouldn't be growing wine grapes in the Columbia Valley.
10/01/12
NY: Wine Center on 'pause' to reorganize
Reopening is pledged for tasting, education
10/01/12
NM: San Juan winery gets leg up on final harvest
It's time for the final batch of grapes to be processed into wine at Wines of the San Juan. Bring out the feet.
10/01/12
OR: White wines tout multiple varietals
Just as a growing number of Oregon wineries are producing wines made from a blend of red grape varietals, more and more wineries are doing the same with white wines.
10/01/12
South Africa: Wine farms look wobbly
WINE farmers are struggling as high costs have slashed profits. Over the past seven years, total production costs have increased by 61% to R30582 a hectare, largely due to increases in the prices of fuel, electricity and water.
10/01/12
Napa Sauvignon takes a new stylistic direction
As Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc evolves towards a more balanced and less overtly oaky style a tasting panel picks out the best examples from 2011.
10/01/12
NY: Wine Center on 'pause' to reorganize
The board of the Finger Lakes Wine Center said it hopes to reopen the center after closing it to the public in September to reorganize its finances.
10/01/12
Stop buying expensive wine!
Our senses, and the brain centers that control pleasure, are easily fooled by expectations -- and price
10/01/12
Greg Miller appointed Director of Wine at Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery has appointed Greg Miller to the position of Director of Wine, effective September 17, 2012.
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