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  Daily News for Thursday, October 18th
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10/18/12
California governor signs Wolk bill providing greater access to clean, renewable energy
The Wine Institute was part of a broad group of farm-owners, agricultural and environmental groups, and solar advocates supporting SB 594
10/18/12
Governor Signs Bill to Stop Unlicensed Farm Labor Contractors Activities
AB 1675, authored by Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord), was signed into law by Governor Brown to strengthen the existing farm labor contractor licensing law; while at the same time ensures farmworkers are employed by contractors that are operating according to the law.
10/18/12
Washington State Vineyards Juggle Abundant Harvest
Skirting frost and wildfires, state's vineyards dodge calamity and produce impressive crop
10/18/12
PR: Diageo Announces Winners of 9th Annual Golden Bar Awards
Larry Schwartz, President and CEO of Diageo North America, said, "The Golden Bar Awards recognize the best of the best in the industry. Our strong relationships with our distributors help to drive Diageo's success and we thank our distributors for their dedication and hard work demonstrated over the past year."
10/18/12
Grgich Hills Estate hires Randy Martinsen as Director of Marketing
Randy has consulted with several wineries in Napa and Sonoma in their marketing, and leveraging wine club systems.
10/18/12
DH Wine Compliance Announces Addition of Milli Conover as Operations Reporting Specialist
Conover moved to DH Wine Compliance with over five years of compliance experience focused on operations reporting including reports of wine operations, excise taxes, sales tax and winegrower tax returns
10/18/12
Paul Young Joins Taft Street Winery as Director of Sales
He comes to Taft Street with 23 years of experience as director of sales and marketing for Heck Estates and Kenwood Vineyards
10/18/12
A journey from established CEO to winery founder
A former retail exec describes how and why he jumped ship to start a winery in his 50s.
10/18/12
Slim can suits Southwest Wines
Its renamed Soleil Mimosa wine is launched in an on-the-go aluminum can that provides sustainability, portability, and graphics punch.
10/18/12
Big bottles are trouble
One definition for "magnum" is a double-size bottle of wine, and it has come under scrutiny recently as one important size for wine collectors, notably at wine auctions.
10/18/12
HID Global's RFID tag solution combined with NFC technology is used by Bodega Norton winery in Argentina
The company developed a solution to replace the winery's tracking system, which was based on the manual distribution and collection of some thousands of aluminum and plastic chips that tracked the amount of grapes picked by harvesters.
10/18/12
Water, Water, Not Everywhere
So how do California farmers make do? With technology and ingenuity.
10/18/12
Restaurants to mitigate health care costs by cutting hours
Operators evaluate money-saving options before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act takes effect
10/18/12
Emerging issues, social responsibility take center stage at National Restaurant Association's supply chain summit
Increased food costs and the challenges associated with distribution, quality assurance and inventory management topped the agenda at the National Restaurant Association's fall Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group summit in Orlando, Fla.
10/18/12
Wine gets in the spirit with new liquor blends
Cognac blended with moscato? Pink wine mixed with port? And how about a mashup of sparkling white wine and vodka?
10/18/12
PR: Paul Hobbs Winery awarded International Trophy "Best In Show" for its 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at the 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards
"It is an honor to have received recognition for so many of our wines," says Hobbs. "The judging panel and chairs include some of the most educated minds and sensitive palates in the wine industry."
10/18/12
Napa Harvest Report: Merlot crop both large and late
Correspondents from a few appellations report being finished with this year's harvest, but work continues in most parts of the valley.
10/18/12
Scientists Map The Barley Genome To Produce A Better Beer
Imagine a hot summer day, sitting in the cheap seats at your favorite baseball park. You have your hot dog, your giant foam finger, and a beer. Does life get any better than this? Can scientists build a better beer? redOrbit (http://s.tt/1qnLA)
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