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  Daily News for Tuesday, October 16th
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10/16/12
Wine Sales Strong; Syrah's Struggle Continues

WinesVinesDATA releases Wine Industry Metrics for September

10/16/12
Ohio: Roetzel Andress wins 6th Circuit case against large breweries
The court confirmed the lower court ruling that protects Ohio beer distributors from unilateral contract terminations by breweries under the Alcoholic Beverages Franchise Act.
10/16/12
PR: Napa Valley Vintners Invest Deeply in the Health and Well-Being of Napa County
Beginning with these grants, the organization will invest $7 million over the coming months primarily on two strategic priorities: community health and children's education. The first awards total more than $1.9 million and are for direct medical and dental services
10/16/12
PR: STACKED Wines Now Available In All Eight Southern California Total Wine & More Locations
Newest Concept in Wine Packaging Has Made Its Way into the Country's Largest Independent Fine Wine Retailer
10/16/12
France: Winemakers must pay dues to CIVB, court rules
A group of ten winemakers had sued for the repayment of five years of the compulsory fees that all wine producers in the region pay to the CIVB. They claimed the money was being wasted on ineffectual campaigns with no transparency.
10/16/12
Harry & David launches own wine label
Harry & David's stores and catalogs will be carrying a new wine label: The company's own
10/16/12
End to cheap wine prices is near: global decline in grapes
A massive global over-supply of wine from 2004 to 2010 that caused prices to plummet looks set to end this year.
10/16/12
AU: Wine tax wowsers ruin life's pleasures for us all
A government report says Australians drink too much and the solution is higher taxes on wine - in effect, prohibition by stealth
10/16/12
Five fascinating facts about wine in the Bible
It is difficult to grasp that one wild grape vine, vinis vinifera, evolved over millions of years into what are now some 10,000 grape varietals, including the California chardonnay or Argentine Malbec that you're enjoying right ... this ... minute.
10/16/12
Christie's New York Wine Auction Fetches Total of $1.5 Million
Christie's International's October wine auction in New York fetched a total $1.5 million, with 96 percent of lots sold by volume and 94 percent by value, the auction house said in an e-mailed statement.
10/16/12
UK calms South African bulk wine tensions
South Africa has won a number of concessions during a visit last week from UK business secretary Vince Cable, as the two nations work to avoid a "bulk import war".
10/16/12
Wine tasting party rescued from sinking ship
A wine-tasting boat nearly sank near the island of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay late on Friday night, leaving its 22 passengers to be rescued by the coast guard.
10/16/12
United Wineries looks to Russia, China and USA for growth
Spanish firm United Wineries has restructured its senior team as it turns its focus away from the UK and other mature markets and on to the faster-growing economies of Russia, China and the USA.
10/16/12
Piracy sours West AU wine boom in China
Piracy is a growing problem for Australian winemakers taking advantage of the booming Chinese market, the head of one of WA's biggest wineries says.
10/16/12
Ontario: Passion for crafting perfect wine brings vintners together
The dozen or so men and women that belong to GreyT Fermenters, which is accepting new members, meet about once each month to chat about red and white wine, share winemaking secrets, problems and success stories and sample their homemade merlot, pinot gris, cabernet Franc and other creations.
10/16/12
After the Debacle Called Liebfraumilch
Over the last decade or so, a new generation of Wittmanns and Kellers has elevated quality to a new level
10/16/12
N.C. wine industry produces some of the best sips around
N.C. State Fair competition shows how far area winemakers have come
10/16/12
Red blends equal strong sales
California and Washington grapes were the driving force behind the 26 percent increase in retail sales of Bordeaux-style red blends, according to an article in Wines and Vines earlier this month
10/16/12
Jean-Guillaume Prats to leave Cos d'Estournel
Michel Reybier, the owner of the celebrated St Estephe second growth, sent a letter to Bordeaux n├ęgociants today, Monday, announcing that as of January 2013, Prats will be leaving to take on a 'new professional challenge'.
10/16/12
High gas, diesel prices hurt Calif. farm industry
Keith Nilmeier, a fourth-generation farmer in Fresno County, has cut down on using his farm equipment to compensate for climbing fuel costs.
10/16/12
States Hope Hard Liquor Will Help Fix Their Economies
All of these little mom-and-pop businesses could add big bucks to state coffers, if other artisan alcohol industries are any indication
10/16/12
Regional wineries buzzing
The explosive growth of Washington's wine industry over the past 30 years has given new meaning to the local harvest season
10/16/12
China Laps Up Australian Wine
Chinese buyers may be losing their taste for Australia's mineral exports, but they sure are lapping up its wine
10/16/12
Wine News Online: A Paying Proposition
The latest journal of this type focuses on so-called natural wines
10/16/12
Argentina: Winery automates grape picking wages with NFC
The new NFC solution replaces a paper- and RFID tag-based system that required one day a week to be spent by workers collecting, counting and processing tracking chips so that the correct wages could be paid to each harvester
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