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  Daily News for Friday, October 12th
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10/12/12
Hazmat crews fix ammonia leak at Fresno Co wine plant
Hazmat crews have managed to stop an ammonia leak that forced the evacuation of workers at Golden State Vitner's and residents within a one mile radius around the plant. It all started around five o'clock Thursday morning in the area near Chateau Fresno near Hayes in Fresno County
10/12/12
El Dorado Winery Association Receives Marketing Grant
The El Dorado Winery Association (EDWA), located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, was awarded a Specialty Crop Block Grant in the amount of $179,000 from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). The funds will help the 35-member winery association move its new marketing campaign "Taste At A Higher Level" forward during the next three years.
10/12/12
Alums Encode Stanford Toast in Their Wines
Jim Madsen and Santiago Achával are full of school spirit. So much so that the Stanford University business-school graduates have turned their young Paso Robles winery into a homage to their alma mater.
10/12/12
Finger Lakes Wine Center Closes
Similar projects around country delayed or abandoned
10/12/12
Napa Valley First International Wine Region to Receive Landmark Protection in China
"We are thrilled by the news that China, an economic world power and growing wine importer, has decided to grant Napa Valley this status, and we are honored to learn that we are the first winegrowing region outside of that country to achieve it," said Linda Reiff, NVV's executive director. "This is an historic milestone for the Napa Valley appellation and speaks to the global respect for our region's reputation and high-quality wines."
10/12/12
Supplier News: NOMASense By Nomacorc Technical Letter: OTR and Red Wine Aroma
The influence of oxygen on the sensory characteristics of red wine has been long known, since Louis Pasteur observed that, by exposing red wine to air, the astringent character of young red wine was softened and the bouquet improved.
10/12/12
Supplier News: VinoVisit Launches New Mobile-Friendly Reservation Widget
Thanks to a new and improved "reservation widget" for VinoVisit partner wineries, visitors to wine country are now better able to quickly book online reservations on mobile devices for tastings and tours at wineries in the U.S. and Canada.
10/12/12
Supplier News: Free Flow Wines Partners with Satellite Logistics Group to Manage Wine Keg Inventory and Consolidation Operations
The Free Flow Wines System enables client wineries to serve their wines to vino lovers nationwide in the most sustainable, environmentally friendly and freshest way possible.
10/12/12
Jon Rimmerman sells $30 million worth of wine a year over e-mail
How? Well, let him tell you a little story about a young syrah he once swilled outside Walla Walla.
10/12/12
Kermit Lynch Celebrates 40 Years of Bringing Great Wine to Bay Area
Mr. Lynch began his business in the 1970s, when his friend and neighbor Alice Waters was busy defining a simple and fresh style of cuisine that would eventually become synonymous with California
10/12/12
The Winemaking Bachelor Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Envolve Winery's "Real Men Drink Pink" campaign is one of many winery and restaurant fundraising drives during Breast Cancer Awareness Month; also this week, Piedmont vintner Angelo Rocca has been killed in a plane crash
10/12/12
English harvest "not all doom and gloom"
English winemakers are offering reassurance that the 2012 harvest will not prove a complete washout.
10/12/12
South Africa: Jordan unveils women in wine initiative
Introducing the scheme, Kathy Jordan, who owns Jordan Wine Estate with her husband Gary, explained the decision to include the UK, which she described as "a very important market and the biggest importer of our wines."
10/12/12
PR: Women wine pioneers embark on new journeys in Walla Walla, Washington
When Mary Tuuri Derby and Dawn Kammer embarked on their winemaking journey in 2006 their goals were clear; capture their colorful personalities and roller-coaster life experiences in a bottle proving that great wines don't need to have a high price or 90+ point ratings to be distinctive, unpretentious and great.
10/12/12
Mood in global wine trade more downbeat than last year
Rabobank's word of warning is echoed in the results of this year's annual survey conducted by French food, wine and lifestyle agency Sopexa
10/12/12
Nordic countries hold key to growth in Europe, says Wine Intelligence
Wine businesses searching for growth opportunities in Europe should be thinking primarily about Finland, Norway and Sweden for the next few years, according to a new report from Wine Intelligence, published this week
10/12/12
China's leading importer appoints new CEO
China's leading fine wine importer ASC Fine Wines has appointed a new CEO as Don St. Pierre Jr, co-founder and CEO of the business, becomes executive chairman of the board
10/12/12
Finger Lakes Wine Center Closes
Similar projects around country delayed or abandoned
10/12/12
Southwest Wines offers Soleil Mimosa in 187ml aluminum can
Previously known as St Clair Mimosa, the RTD beverage is a blend of premium sparkling wine and orange juice.
10/12/12
Vagaries of 'natural' wine laid bare
Amid continued enthusiasm for 'natural' wine, a debate between wine commentators including Huon Hooke and Nick Stock once again demonstrated that exactly what constitutes 'natural' is vague and requires clearer definition.
10/12/12
Swanson launches Vinotyping
Swanson Vineyards has become the first winery in the Napa Valley to adopt Vinotyping as a way to guide visitors to find the wines they prefer
10/12/12
Australia: Wine tax changes to stop double dipping
The Winemakers Federation of Australia says it welcomes changes to the way rebates are claimed on wine.
10/12/12
Harvest hums along
The predicted showers didn't materialize and weather looks clear for the predictable future
10/12/12
Beer consumption on the decline
Despite the drop, Americans still have a taste for the foamy beverage drinking some 6.3-billion gallons last year alone. That turns out to be just over 28 gallons a year for every American of legal age.
10/12/12
Cheryl Indelicato and HandCraft Artisan Collection Wines Support Bay Area Komen Affiliate with Challenge Grant
The Bay Area affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced that it has received a $10,000 challenge grant from HandCraft Artisan Collection Wines.
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