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  Daily News for Wednesday, October 17th
France: Wine experts: worst harvest in half a century
Farmers union expert Thierry Coste said Wednesday that France's grape harvest is expected to slump by almost 20 percent compared to last year. Italy's grape crop showed a 7 percent drop - on top of a decline in 2011
Chablis harvest down by 40% in places
With most of the grapes now picked in Chablis, growers are broadly pleased with quality of the 2012 vintage although quantity is down by up to 40% in some villages.
Indicted Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Accuses FBI of Illegal Search
New details of arrest emerge as lawyers try to exclude evidence from "counterfeiting lab"
The Next Decade in the Delta: Consensus on "Near-Term" Projects
The Senate Select Committee on Delta Stewardship and Sustainability held the hearing to unveil the list of projects supported by The Coalition to Support Near-Term Delta Projects.
Sonoma State to Hold Wine Trends Seminar
Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute is holding a seminar on wine trends on Oct. 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. Mike Colicchio of Nielsen, Barbara Insel, Deborah Parker Wong, Jim Gordon, Cyril Penn and Liza Zimmerman will present.
Wyoming Wine? Why Not?
According to WinesVinesDATA, the state has four bonded wineries, only one of which produces significant amounts of wine from Wyoming-grown grapes.
Jean-Guillaume Prats Departing from Château Cos-d'Estournel
His family once owned the Bordeaux second-growth, and he earned high praise as CEO
Santa Barbara Vintner Dead in Mysterious Incident
FBI called in after body of Christopher Marks, owner of Sweeney Canyon Vineyard, was found on a beach
Top 10 wines in the US press
Wines ranging from Italy to Oregon have come under scrutiny this week, as has an American version of Petit Manseng - a grape rarely found outside of France.
Plantings down, production up for Australia
The area under vine in Australia has continued to fall in 2012, while there was a slight increase in production, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) as part of the ABS Vineyards collection 2012.
Wine is "most social treasure"
A report commissioned by Barclays Bank has found that wine, if not always the top financial choice, is certainly the most sociable.
Finger Lakes ranks 4th in TripAdvisor's wine destination awards
The Finger Lakes is one of the top 10 Travelers' Choice Wine Destinations in the United States, TripAdvisor announced Tuesday.
TripAdvisor Announces Travelers' Choice Wine Destinations
Award winners were determined based on their popularity as wine destinations, taking into account travelers' reviews and opinions for local wineries, restaurants, attractions and accommodations.
Australia: Positive news for winemakers
WFA president Tony D'Aloisio said an oversupply of grapes and wine was a contributing factor to the profitability issues the industry had faced in the past few years.
Despite critics, wine to stay in NH state liquor stores
Lauren Hollenshead, clerk at the NH State Liquor Store Hooksett North holds a bottle of If You See Kay
Dunne on Wine: 2010 tough year, but Amador barbera solid
Just as California grape growers and winemakers were getting used to the consequences of summers that seemed to be growing hotter and longer - earlier harvests, more sugar in the fruit, more alcohol in the wine - along came the vintage of 2010
NBWA Kicks Off 75th Year of Distributor Advocacy at Annual Convention
NBWA's outgoing Chairman of the Board Steve Lytle reflected on industry changes in the past 75 years noting, "We've seen breweries, brands, retailers and families come and go. We've seen on-premise, grocery and c-store class of trade ebb and flow.
Wine writer finds grape harvest Is magical, but grueling
From the outside, winemaking seems romantic
Geoffroy: Temperature has a profound effect on Champagne
Geoffroy's discovery is the result of a temperature control experiment with the 1996 vintage of DP Oenothèque at Domaine Les Crayères in Reims
What Alcohol Really Does to Your Brain
What happens once that vodka cranberry works its way through your bloodstream and hits the control center behind your eyes?
Coca-Cola Launching 'Beauty Drinks' In France
Coca-Cola Launching 'Beauty Drinks' In France
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