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  Daily News for Tuesday, October 9th
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10/09/12
Opinion: Casino development impacts our culture

It is obvious that the Mishewal Wappo, if recognized as a tribe with sovereign rights in the Napa Valley, intend to build a casino ...

Although Napa and Sonoma counties are presently barred from opposing the lawsuit, local residents are not. This is why I am speaking out. I will fax the secretary of the interior later today.

10/09/12
Napa County tossed out of Wappo tribal lawsuit
October 3 - In a crippling blow to Napa County's efforts to prevent a local Indian tribe from ever building a casino, a federal judge last week removed the county from the tribe's lawsuit against the U.S. government.
10/09/12
California Vintners Embark On Asia-China Trade Mission: Launch New Consumer Website For China
"Asia is a strong wine market with long-term growth across the board for California wines. In the last few years, the wine trade has been enthusiastic about the emerging opportunities in China as sales continue to grow there."
10/09/12
Italy, Spain Wine Prices Seen Rising by Ciatti on Harvest Slide
Bulk wine prices in France, Italy and Spain, the world's largest producers, are climbing after adverse summer weather reduced the European grape harvest, according to wine broker Ciatti Co.
10/09/12
Crushpad: Liquid assets flow again
"The client has been through utter hell."
10/09/12
Wine industry thriving despite labor, grape shortages
Despite a significant, long-term shortage of grapes and economic pressures that are putting the squeeze on profit margins, two surveys recently conducted by the University of California at Davis reveal that wine industry leaders are cautiously optimistic about the future.
10/09/12
Winegrowers: What to Do With a New AVA
Reflections about Sonoma's Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak, one year later
10/09/12
Baron de Rothschild buys New Zealand vineyard
The 26.4-hectare Paul Family Vineyard in Raparua Rd, known locally as the Golden Mile of vineyards, was bought by Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de Rothschild Winemakers
10/09/12
U.S. Representative Kathy Hochul Sees Bright Future for Niagara Wines
The congresswoman makes a link between a healthy economy and the growing wine region in her district
10/09/12
Supplier News: iCropTrak Simplifies Farm Planning
The latest release of iCropTrak, available in the App Store for Apple iPad tablet devices, delivers an easy to use Farm Plan data management interface for documenting expected seasonal farming operations.
10/09/12
Supplier News: Valley Pipe & Supply Offers New Optical Sorting Machine
The new technology 3-camera X-Tri optical sorting maching manufatured by Protec of Italy in a partnership with Defranceschi SPA as world wide distributor
10/09/12
How South African Wines Can Re-Engage the U.S. Market
Baboons in the vineyard and other issues
10/09/12
PR: 26th Annual B.R. Cohn Charity Events fall Music Festival Weekend Raises Hundreds of Thousands for Charity
Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and Michael McDonald backstage at 26th BR Cohn Fall Music FestVintner, philanthropist, and music artist manager Bruce Cohn is thrilled to conclude the 26th Annual B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival, Gala Charity Auction Dinner, and the Celebrity Golf Classic.
10/09/12
Court Dismisses Collector's Suit On 'Jefferson Bordeauxs'
Judges find Bill Koch waited too long to accuse Christie's of selling counterfeits
10/09/12
Envolve Winery Launches "Real Men Drink Pink" Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and Envolve Winery will be promoting their campaign "Real Men Drink Pink" to help raise awareness and funds.
10/09/12
The Guinness World Record® For the Longest Relay Wine Toast Is Set in the Napa Valley
The Napa Valley Wine Wave beats the previous world record with 487 Participants
10/09/12
Buena Vista Winery reborn
The first California winery Jean-Charles Boisset ever visited was Buena Vista, at age 11, on a trip with his parents and grandparents in 1980.
10/09/12
English wine vintage 30% down on previous years
According to an English winemaker, 2012 could be the "disappearing vintage", as yields are down by as much as 30% compared with previous years.
10/09/12
Bordeaux harvest three weeks late
Bordeaux's harvest is getting under way, although many properties are reporting delays of up to three weeks.
10/09/12
Why red wine and red meat pair so well
For any gourmand who has ever wondered why certain wines pair so well with a hearty steak, or how a palate-cleansing sorbet works its magic between courses, science has an answer now
10/09/12
Wine goes with cheese because of something called 'mouthfeel'
Wine goes with cheese. Meat sandwiches go with a pickle. Green tea goes with Asian food. Sushi goes with pickled ginger. Oil goes with vinegar. Soda goes with chips. Many of the world's most beloved food combinations pair an astringent food, which causes the mouth to pucker up, with a fatty food, which makes the mouth feel slippery
10/09/12
Napa Valley Wine Wave sets new Guinness World Record
the noise made Sunday by wine glasses clinking at Charles Krug Winery was special. Participants set a new Guinness World Record for the "longest relay wine toast."
10/09/12
Daniel: The wines of Sierra Mar
The 38-acre Sierra Mar is part of the emerging trend of planting higher into the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains, which overlook the west side of the Salinas Valley
10/09/12
Willamette Valley, Columbia Gorge wineries ready to celebrate harvest season
Time to raise a glass to toast the harvest because the grapes will soon be coming off the vines (if they haven't already)
10/09/12
Diageo Sees No Improvement in Europe's Outlook
"We are not seeing a real improvement," said Andrew Morgan, president of Diageo's European operations, on the sidelines of a retail convention.
10/09/12
PR: TastingRoom.com™ "Kicks It Up A Notch" With New Wine Sampler Collection Curated By Chef Emeril Lagasse
TastingRoom.com extends their celebrity sampler collection by introducing Emeril's Holiday Party Sampler and Emeril's Everyday Sampler
10/09/12
When is wine o'clock too early for parents?
A stern new report on parents' relationship with alcohol isn't sensitive enough to differing levels of intake and dependency
10/09/12
'Crus Bourgeois rarely improve past 15 years, but the fact you don't need to wait decades to enjoy them can be an advantage' Jancis Robinson
I would urge those who like their red bordeaux plump and rich rather than lean and willowy to take particular advantage of the 2009s
10/09/12
After Bacardi, More Liquor Marketers Seek New Agencies Jim Beam, Belvedere Up for Grabs
In 2011 Jim Beam spent $11.2 million in U.S. measured media, according to Nielsen, an amount that does not include Internet or business-to-business advertising. Revenue on the global business is estimated at $3 million
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