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  Daily News for Wednesday, October 24th
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10/24/12
Eastern Winery Exposition Announces 2013 Conference Program, Speakers
The program features a similar format as 2012, but now also includes more sessions and speakers in the two-day program, a hard cider workshop, 90 percent new speakers, and more time to visit the expanded trade show which will feature 160 to 180 exhibiting companies.
10/24/12
Embattled Oregon liquor chief steps down
The director of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced his retirement Tuesday after seven months on the outs with Gov. John Kitzhaber.
10/24/12
Corbières to come in a can
Winestar's aim is to offer a range of around 12 wines from different areas in France including Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Rhône, Provence, Beaujolais, Loire, Alsace, and Languedoc
10/24/12
American Vineyard Foundation 2012 Industry Research Priority Survey
Wine Industry members encouraged to participate in the 2012 Industry Research Priority Survey
10/24/12
Arizona Wine Industry Celebrates 2012 Harvest
With yields up and grape quality above average, the harvest left many wineries scrambling to find more barrels, tanks, and workers to bring in their crop.
10/24/12
Wine and fracking don't mix, say vineyard owners
The hillside vineyards of New York's Finger Lakes region make money producing fine Rieslings and inviting tourists to sip white wine by the water's edge. Now winery owners are worried about the prospect of a grittier kind of economic development: gas drilling.
10/24/12
Wine auction market shrinking, Lafite bubble bursts
The global auction market for fine wines, which saw more than $500 million in sales in 2011, is expected to shrink to about $400 million this year as supplies and credit tighten and bidders back away from Bordeaux, experts said on Tuesday.
10/24/12
New York Beer, Wine & Spirits Summit to focus on state's rapidly growing alcoholic beverage industry
The Cuomo administration bills it as an opportunity to talk about keeping the beverage industry flowing, by hearing directly from industry insiders.
10/24/12
Mapping study could help Idaho wine industry grow
A project that mapped the entire Snake River Valley American Viticultural Area to determine the optimal sites to grow grapes could help pave the way for the Idaho wine industry's future growth.
10/24/12
NGW takes over UK wholesale business of Plowden Fine Wines
The agreement, which was effective October 22, 2012, has resulted in Piers Plowden taking over the responsibilities as London and South East on trade sales director of NGW.
10/24/12
Illinois wine industry continues expansion
A just-completed industry census through the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed there were 105 wineries statewide in 2011, an increase of 36 percent from 2006 and production grew 16 percent to nearly 652,000 gallons a year.
10/24/12
104 Ontario bills left in limbo by prorogation
The Inter-Provincial Importation of Wine and Beer Act, among others, was left on the order paper when the Ontario Legislature prorogued last week.
10/24/12
Magrez Buys Clos Haut-Peyraguey in Sauternes
Ambitious Bordelais believes demand for Sauternes in Asia justifies move.
10/24/12
Wine on tap a trend worth trying
Wineries save about $1.50 per bottle and in shipping unbreakable kegs. Consumers enjoy vibrant wine flavor with no chance of oxidation or the so-called "corked" taint. Restaurant costs are reduced about 15 percent by the reduced number of returned bottles.
10/24/12
Laura Jewell MW appointed WSET chairman
Jewell is currently one of eight members of the Board of Trustees of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), and will take over with effect from December 10.
10/24/12
Stevens Garnier launches premium hand-crafted Australian wines
There are five Pyren Vineyard wines in the new range from the 32 ha property set in the Warrenmang Valley, Pyrenees region in Victoria, which will be available to independent retailers, wholesalers and the on-trade.
10/24/12
2012 Mendocino County Winegrape Harvest Slated To Be Best in Years
. A lack of rain late in the season, combined with warm days, cool nights and an ideal growing season have produced bountiful crops throughout this Northern California wine region.
10/24/12
Backyard winemaking flourishes in Bay Area
Nobody is exactly sure how many home winemakers there are, but some estimates put the number at one million in the United States and Canada.
10/24/12
Belfry wine auction corked by regulations
The theatre company will lose as much as $30,000 because it was forced to cancel Sunday's Crush wine auction.
10/24/12
Local couple builds business in a Flash
Rudy Zuidema, owner of Flash Wine Technologies, is a winemaker and consulting vineyard manager who passionately believes in organic farming. That's why his decision to start his own business, in which he explodes grapes at 190 degrees Fahrenheit, came as something of a surprise.
10/24/12
PR: The Wine Foundry Launches New Custom Wine Production Facility in Sonoma
Company To Focus on Luxury-Class Winemaking for Individuals and Small Wineries
10/24/12
Grapes 101: Remedial wine lessons
Those of us who dabble in wine tend to take lots of basic information for granted. I was reminded of this recently when a friend, a casual wine-drinker, asked if she should buy a Bordeaux or a malbec to serve at a wedding. She thought Bordeaux was a kind of grape.
10/24/12
Nigeria's wine market valued at $300m a year
Nigeria's huge wine market is valued at about N47.4 billion ($300 million) a year, and is projected to expand even further in the next few years, on the back of a burgeoning middle class. The middle class is increasingly taking to assorted brands of wine, and other luxury goods.
10/24/12
Treasury points to 'Mother Nature' as earnings drop
Former Foster's wine business Treasury Wine Estates blamed a poor 2011 vintage for an expected 20% reduction in earnings in the first half of the company's financial year.
10/24/12
BERGER: About the wines of Chile, Argentina
To hear some U.S. wine consumers talk about it, South American wine comes from one place: Chilergentina.
10/24/12
Sonoma's 'Excellent' Harvest Brings Economic Relief
Wineries are requesting more fruit from growers than last year, due to an end to the recession stockpile of wine.
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