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  Daily News for Thursday, October 11th
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10/11/12
Oregon Wine Harvest Winds Down
Most people are trying to pull in the grapes before the rains start in earnest this Friday. "Epic ... turning out to be accurate."
10/11/12
Press Release: Owner of Montery Wine Services Charged in 11 Count Indictment (pdf)
Brenda Jo Kibbee, 41 of Salinas, Calif., was arrested this morning and arraigned in federal court on 11 counts of failure to pay federal excise tax on wine
10/11/12
Ukiah winery settles lawsuit over discrimination claims
Dunnewood Vineyards, the Ukiah winery owned by Constellation Brands, has settled a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over accusations that it tolerated discrimination against Mexican-born workers
10/11/12
J. Davies Estate and Davies Vineyards Begin Operations at New Winery
J. Davies Estate and Davies Vineyards kicked off the first harvest season in a new winery building in St. Helena. The property, formerly the site of a car dealership, has been renovated into a fully operational winery for the production of still red wines. For the 2012 vintage, it is expected that the winery will process 155 tons of fruit.
10/11/12
Pernod Ricard USA Enters California Wine Category With New Brand, Deadbolt
The launch enters Pernod into one of the hottest areas of the drinks market. Volume sales of red blends rose 19.5% in SymphonyIRI channels in the year-to-date through September 9.
10/11/12
Rabobank Report: Q3 2012 Global Wine Industry
Global Supplies Nearing Demand Equilibrium, Short Term Stocks to Tighten
10/11/12
Brand Action Team Tagged to Promote Prowein
Brand Action Team has been hired to promote ProWein, International Trade Fair Wine and Spirits, in the U.S. market. Share on emailShare on facebookShare on twitter
10/11/12
NGWI Announces Major Research Grant to Combat Trunk Diseases
Distinguished research team mobilizing to help alleviate diseases that costs vineyards $200 million annually
10/11/12
Supplier News: Hanna Instruments, Inc. Launches Redesigned Mini Automatic Titrators for Wine Analysis
The new titrators, HI 84500 and HI 84502, are designed to measure Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) and Total Acidity, parameters essential in the art of wine making.
10/11/12
California wine laws ease
by Dan Berger, "The celebrity bottle-signing at wine shops has been a sticky situation in California for a long time"
10/11/12
CA: Senator Evans to Host Hearing on Sustainable, Regional Food and Wine
The hearing, titled Sustainable Food and Wine Production: California's Future, will study the impact of state regulations on the sustainable production of local food and wine, a large and growing sector of California's economy.
10/11/12
California Bountiful Foundation Celebrates Napa Visionaries
Andy Beckstoffer and Ted Hall, two leaders in the Napa Valley wine community, will be honored for their contributions by the California Bountiful Foundation on Oct. 27. The Napa Valley Harvest Celebration, to be held at the Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena, will toast the region's food and wine community and honor two of the men who have made significant contributions to the area's success.
10/11/12
USDA Grants Benefit California Wine
Vintner and grower groups in El Dorado, Lake and Sonoma counties receive 2012 awards
10/11/12
Laetitia Vineyard & Winery Utilizes Night Harvest Practices and Sees the Benefits
Laetitia Vineyard & Winery plans to complete a majority of the 2012 harvest efforts at night. Vice President of Vineyard Operations Lino Bozzano and Head Winemaker Eric Hickey have found benefits in the vineyard and winery that continue to support the odd hours of this practice.
10/11/12
High-potential wine markets tough to navigate
Each BRIC wine market has its own intricacies of legislation, tax and consumption trends so each country needs to be approached separately.
10/11/12
Michigan wineries wrapping up bountiful 2012 harvest early
So far, vintners are in agreement that the wines may be softer because of lower acids caused by the dry heat, but ripeness, especially for the reds, may help make for that
10/11/12
Napa: Harvest Report - Cabernet harvest takes off
The recent heat wave caused the cabernet sauvignon harvest to begin in earnest, and growers from around the valley report bringing in high-quality fruit.
10/11/12
Booming grape harvest pleases winemakers in Umpqua Valley
"Last year was a practical disaster," said Greg Cramer, owner of MarshAnne Landing outside Oakland. "I'm very pleased with the fruit that came in this year. We're about three weeks ahead of last year."
10/11/12
'Epic' Harvest Kickstarts Oregon Teaching Winery
Weather is cooperating to deliver what vineyard managers and winemakers across Oregon are calling an "epic" harvest and "banner year," it also is helping kick start production at the teaching winery at Umpqua Community College's Danny Lang Teaching, Learning and Event Center
10/11/12
2012 Oregon wine grape harvest reflects one of the driest growing seasons on record
Following two of the coolest vintages on record, Oregon winemakers are now struggling to cope with one of the driest.
10/11/12
Oregon wineries seeing "best ever" grape harvests with 2012 dry spell
Lasting fall sunshine and a record dry spell is making for a possible banner year for Oregon wineries as many local winemakers get ready to harvest grapes this week.
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