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  Daily News for Monday, October 22nd
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10/22/12
Grape harvesters rush to beat the rain
Overnight rain dampening the North Coast and its unpicked grapes won't dampen the spirits of grape growers, winemakers and winery owners buoyed by what they're calling the best harvest in years.
10/22/12
PR: 12 Individuals From Across The United States Earn The Title Of Advanced Sommelier
David Keck of Uchi Restaurant in Houston, Texas Takes Home the Rudd Scholarship
10/22/12
Prop. 37 Divides California Wine Industry
Alcohol is exempt from initiative, but debate about genetically engineered crops draws proponents and critics
10/22/12
Italy approves synthetic closures for DOC, DOCG
Italian authorities have approved the use of synthetic corks and screwcaps on higher quality DOC and DOCG wines for the first time
10/22/12
SVB On WIne: The Best President for the Wine Business is ....
Let's start with what is important for the wine business. In my view, its ...
10/22/12
Treasury Wine Estates ahres dive after profit warning
The company had also flagged higher corporate costs, including the building of a stand-alone IT system following last year's demerger from former parent company Foster's, while sales were being hit by Canadian liquor distributors cutting inventories and a tough trading environment in the US and Australia
10/22/12
Breaking the wine sales bottleneck
Wine Direct to Trade to generate greater in-state sales for smaller California wineries and importers
10/22/12
Euro Crop Drop Boosts Ontario
Europe's grape woes could mean a window of opportunity for Niagara wine as Europe grapples with a 10 percent drop in yield for its wine harvest. The crop is not as large as last year's, but hot weather has led to some quality grapes on the vine and Niagara's grapes are doing pretty well, say Ontario experts.
10/22/12
New World Wine Experience 2012: Grand Tasting Photo Gallery
An evening of connecting over 200 exceptional wines
10/22/12
Jean-Guillaume Prats to head LVMH's Estates & Wines following his departure from Bordeaux second growth Cos D'Estournel
The Estates & Wines portfolio includes Cloudy Bay in Marlborough, New Zealand; Cape Mentelle in Margaret River, Australia; Terrazas de los Andes and Cheval des Andes in Mendoza, Argentina; Newton Vineyard and Domaine Chandon in Napa Valley, California; and Numanthia in Toro, Spain
10/22/12
Effort grows to turn East Contra Costa into a wine destination
Hannah Nicole is seeking certification for the Brentwood and Oakley region to become an American Viticultural Area through the U.S. government.
10/22/12
Entry-level prices up as harvest falls short
Global shortages are sending entry-level wine prices skywards, leaving UK buyers with little negotiating power and having to make speedy decisions under pressure.
10/22/12
SSU seminar on wine trends
The seminar will cover how wine industry trends are evolving and relate to the economy, and what is popular in terms of price points, varietals, and styles in the on- and off-premise sectors
10/22/12
Wines go well with conservation message
The Andersons Inc. began selling five types of Conservation Series wine for $7.99 a bottle at its two Columbus stores on Saturday.
10/22/12
Constellation Brands bags sales contract with Buffalo Bills
The drinks giant will make its 15 wines and spirits available for the members of executive suites and premium club areas.
10/22/12
Aaron Pott named 'Winemaker of the Year'
The winemaker for Joseph Carr wines was credited with trying to take Napa Cabernet back to its roots in the November issue of Food and Wine.
10/22/12
U.S. Senator Calls Funding of Dodon Farm Vineyards 'Wasteful'
In his annual "Waste Book," U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) says federal funding to help local wineries should be pulled.
10/22/12
Gervasi Vineyard to revamp facility, increase wine production capacity
Slated to begin in late summer 2012, the revamped facility will allow the winery to increase its current annual winemaking capacity to 30,000 gallons.
10/22/12
Argentinean wine importer Cupari Wines debuts
The company will be supplying wines to independent retailers and to the on-trade markets through sampling events, Malbec World Day 2013 and online activity.
10/22/12
WSU Wine Science Center dedication in Richland
Washington State University is dedicating the site for its Wine Science Center Friday at the Tri-Cities campus.
10/22/12
Berlin wine grows on local pride
Germany's Moselle Valley is famous for its Rieslings, but Berlin? Berliners are toiling away to make a mean Riesling - even though they can't sell it.
10/22/12
Australian Vintage launches wine-based sparkler Vinni
The wine-based sparkling drink made from Moscato grapes harvested in the cooler-climate regions of New South Wales, Australia, is now available to retailers and is aimed at attracting a new and younger audience to the wine category.
10/22/12
Wine merchant Kermit Lynch celebrates 40th anniversary
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant celebrates its 40th year in business on Saturday Oct. 27 - with the parking lot of its store turned into a party venue featuring fine food and wine.
10/22/12
Nanaimo Wine Festival makes its return Oct. 26
There will be more than 200 wines from around the world to sample.
10/22/12
San Joaquin County planners approve agriculture store, deli at Viaggio Winery
The owners of Viaggio Winery have permission to move forward on their plans to open a large agriculture store and deli on their property, despite opposition from the San Joaquin Farm Bureau.
10/22/12
Chelan wines are coming into their own
What were mostly new vineyard plantings a few years ago are now in production. With 20 wineries in the region, it is more and more common to see at least some wines sourced from local grapes.
10/22/12
Bottega Wines stand up against breast cancer
Recognizing that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in North America, Distilleria Bottega officially launched its wine, ll Vino dei Poeti Rose Sparkling into the Ontario market. Funds raised will be targeted to assist women affected by breast cancer.
10/22/12
Top Winemakers Collaborate in Washington
Randy Dunn, Michel Rolland, Philippe Melka, and Agustin Huneeus Sr. join together to make wine from Washington grapes.
10/22/12
Getting a taste of sherry's native flavors
several examples of en rama, a lightly filtered style of sherry, have arrived on these shores
10/22/12
Why the French went off wine
In drinking habits, as elsewhere, globalisation is giving French people more choice about how to live
10/22/12
The late-season charms of Sauvignon Blanc
My last big snapshot of Sauvignon Blanc from across California always comes in October. As we enjoy the last bit of our late-arrived Bay Area summer, it's the perfect moment for this grape
10/22/12
PLCB directors bring conflicting tales to table
Conflicting statements from two top Liquor Control Board officials during government hearings and interviews have kept controversy about the agency's in-house brand of wine swirling
10/22/12
Is Wine Aged in Wheat-glued Oak Barrels Gluten-free?
Wine is naturally gluten-free, making it a go-to alcoholic drink for sufferers of celiac disease. However, some vintners use oak barrels sealed with wheat paste, which has made some people wonder if it is really gluten-free
10/22/12
The best value in red wine today?
Are we sick of malbec yet? This juicy red wine from Argentina has swept the United States. Hasn't it become cliched, jumped the shark, worn out its welcome, just so .?.?. 2011?
10/22/12
Rude wine label causing trouble in US
A wine from Hundred Acre owner Jayson Woodbridge is causing problems in the US state of New Hampshire due to its controversial name
10/22/12
Maine: Farmington couple starts winery
A new local wine, Sandy River Red, produced in Franklin County's first winery, becomes available this week
10/22/12
UK: Minimum alcohol pricing legislation "could be delayed for months"
The future of the legislation for minimum alcohol pricing is unclear amid government fears over the details
10/22/12
Opinion: Allow wineries to sell anywhere in Canada
Wine lovers raised a glass last June to toast the passage of Bill C-311 which made it legal to take wine from one province to another. But their celebration may have been premature
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