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  Daily News for Tuesday, October 23rd
Vines finishing strong
It's as if Mother Nature, after a couple of years of meteorological mischief, suddenly picked up a UC Davis textbook and decided to cooperate. Everything has gone the grapes' way
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
Ravines Wine Cellars Expands
Finger Lakes winery acquires White Springs Winery vineyards and production facility
Magrez Buys Clos Haut-Peyraguey in Sauternes
Ambitious Bordelais believes demand for Sauternes in Asia justifies move
WSU raises $17 million for Wine Science Center
The Wine Science Center will be built on Port of Benton land by the city of Richland using funds raised by WSU. Upon completion, the land and building will be handed over to WSU
Riedel wins prestigious Pratt award
Maximilian Riedel, CEO of the Austrian glassware manufacturer, has joined Tommy Hilfiger, Richard Meier and other iconic names in the roll of honour at the renowned Pratt Institute in New York.
U.S. probes deaths for links to Monster energy drink
The Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that it was investigating reports of five deaths that may be associated with Monster Beverage Corp's namesake energy drink, and the company's shares fell more than 14 percent
Supplier News: Schneider Packaging Debuts E3 Robox Palletizer
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc., specializing in end-of-line solutions for case packing and palletizing needs, will exhibit its newest robotic palletizer, the E3 ROBOX at Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago, from Oct. 28 to Oct. 31.
Supplier News: Amcor Flexibles Creates LUXPREM, a Prestigious Capsule For Champagne and Sparkling Wines
Amcor Flexibles introduced LUXPREM, a prestigious capsule for Champagne and sparkling wines at the Viti Vini trade fair in France last week
Delta water gates won't be closed for salmon
An important set of water diversion gates in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta will not be closed this month to assist migrating salmon, as they were last year
Vineyard robot will prune like a pro
A French engineer is offering wine-growers an efficient way to prune their vines without breaking their back - a robot designed to do it for them
Australia's Treasury Wines sees H1 earnings down, shares slide
Treasury Wine Estates Ltd , the world's second-largest wine company, warned on Monday its first-half earnings would slide 20 percent, as poor weather and higher corporate costs dragged, pushing its shares down 8 percent.
Wine properties feeling the crush
According to The Australian Financial Review, vineyard prices have fallen by 30 percent to 50 percent in the past few years, and while there had been more buyers in the market following good returns, conditions were difficult.
Ontario liquor board to auction rare bottle of Glenfiddich, fine wines
More than 1,100 lots of rare wines valued at $2.3 million will be offered for bidding at the two-day event.
Grape harvesters rush to beat the rain
About one inch of rain is expected to fall. Tuesday and Wednesday could have showers off and on coupled with cool afternoons and cold mornings.
A la Carte: Le truc moves in at Rock Wall, Concord greets Plate & Vine
Alameda's Rock Wall Wine Company is making le truc, the popular street food "bustaurant," a permanent presence at a waterfront venue in an old Alameda Naval Air Station hangar.
Preston Premium Wines in Pasco revamping, moving production to Richland
No grapes are being crushed this fall at the winery north of Pasco, yet come spring the long-time winery will have a new vintage, new tasting room and new approach.
NZ Wine Looks to Cement Asia Presence
New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW), which represents about 1000 members of the country's grape and wine sector, will open an office next week in Hong Kong.
Farmington couple starts winery
After 15 years of tweaking recipes, John and Patty Cormier, owners of Kennebec Home Brew Supplies, are ready to open their own wine production, Fiddlehead Winery.
Catena Honored With Distinguished Service Award At Wine Spectator's New World Wine Experience
Catena was recognized for his work in helping to build Argentina's wine industry into a global force, by developing Malbec as the country's iconic grape and elevating Argentina to a position among the world's most modern wine-producing regions.
Wine industry looking up as trend is reversed
Predictions of a rosy outlook for the wine industry may be premature, but there are reasons to be cautiously optimistic, Winemakers Federation of Australia president Tony D'Aloisio will tell the peak body's annual conference in Melbourne.
Cape Town's Steenberg winery pioneers new technology for wine enthusiasts
Visitors to Steenberg winery in Cape Town's Constantia Valley can enhance their wine-tasting experience with the use of a new app; the first winery-dedicated app to launch in South Africa, and a revolutionary concept in the country.
Local wine sales now surpass beer
For the first time in at least three years, consumers spent more on wine than beer in B.C. Liquor Stores located in the Fraser Valley Regional District.
Allow wineries to sell anywhere in Canada
By amending the 1928 Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act to decriminalize direct-to-home inter-provincial wine sales, the federal government opened the door to shipments from domestic wineries to consumers anywhere in Canada. However, some provinces and their Crown liquor monopolies seem unwilling to embrace the spirit of Bill C-311.
Yolo 'Wine-ohs' create homemade vino, honor late grape breeder's memory
What began as a friendly Davis harvest gathering to honor the late grape breeder Harold Olmo has fermented into a Yolo County wine cooperative of sorts.
Call for wine taxes to be simplified as grape glut ends, new markets open
After a decade of oversupply in Australia's wine industry, with grape growers forced to let grapes whither on the vine or plough vines back in, analysts have finally said the grape glut is over.
Vineyard wins top award for organic drop
The Vidal Estate Reserve Series Hawke's Bay Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2011 was awarded the Champion Sauvignon Blanc trophy at last Tuesday night's awards, staged at the Waikoko Gardens in Hastings.
If You See Kay 2010: Hundred Acre Winery Vintage Sparks Controversy With Hidden Obscenity
The Cabernet-based red blend, made with grapes hailing from the Italian region of Lazio, has provoked concern from some executive councilors in New Hampshire, who aren't happy with the State Liquor's Commission's decision to allow the bottles to be sold in stores.
Australia: WA wine producer says the growth of China exports is slowing
While the Wine Industry Association of WA says wine producers should be feeling optimistic about Asia exports, another WA producer says wine exports are slowing
PR: Leading Beverage Distributor Aims to Unleash Profits with Blue Ridge SaaS Inventory Analytics Solution
Wirtz Beverage Group partners with Blue Ridge to guide sustained inventory performance with SaaS Inventory Analytics Solution.
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