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Thursday, October 30th

10/25/12

Fermentation tanks across the Napa Valley were filled to the brim this weekend as growers scrambled to get the bulk of their harvest in before Monday morning's rainstorm

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The Evocative wines (retailing for $11.99-$29.99 a bottle) come encased in paper wrappers that tell a story, give a recipe or celebrate a special occasion. Underneath the wrappers, the bottles carry traditional labeling

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Representatives from E. & J. Gallo could not immediately be reached for comment

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The newly designed technology platform can be fully integrated with wholesale inventories and will debut in the New York metro area with plans to launch nationally

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The decision this week follows a deal reached with neighbors and others who had fought to stop the Best Family Winery, proposed on eight acres near the intersection of Highway 116 and Occidental Road.

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Now in its 22nd year, the Viticulture Fair is the established industry venue to gather post-harvest and learn about the latest industry advancements, collect PCA credits at seminars, and view equipment demonstrations while visiting with friends and colleagues.

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The reason for the gathering was to highlight one of New York State's growing industries

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nearly half of the judges' favorite Gold Medal-winning wines for $15 or less are made from Monterey County grapes

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LiveSmart BC program helps fund projects to generate power

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They are most likely to check ingredients when buying vodka - but even then the tendency is low, according to research from Canadean Consumer.

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Business principles don't start and stop in the winery, but must be applied to the vineyard as well. These short, 4-hour seminars will bring together leading industry professionals that have years of experience with the business aspects of running and managing a working vineyard.

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Using terroir as a prism offers intriguing and thought-provoking insights to enhance wine appreciation.

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A group of urban winemakers is hoping to bring the winemaking experience to the people with their new winemaking facility and tasting room on Division Street in the heart of southeast Portland.

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"We want to add to the coffeehouse experience," said Sharon Powell, Southeast regional vice president for Starbucks. "We want people to come in the morning and come back in the evening without having to do breakfast again."

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The list of winners is based on more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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The new facility will help The Wine Foundry offer new wines made from California's well known regions including Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Santa Barbara.

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TWE will roll out its lower alcohol brands like Lindeman's Early Harvest, Yellowglen Jewel, which has 65cal per serving and Matua First Frost. Besides these, the stores will offer tastings of full range of Lindeman's Early Harvest.

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Lake County's winegrape growers are optimistic about this year's harvest yields, and wineries appear to be happy with the quality, growers from throughout the county are reporting.

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MarketMaker is a free website/app created at the University of Illinois to connect small and medium-sized food industry businesses with buyers and distributors near and far.

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The Tulip range comprises Pinot Grigio, White Zinfandel and Shiraz (rrp £2.49), which are available in 18.7cl PET single-serve wine glasses.

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The branch says groups cannot resell alcohol, and wines must be bought at a B.C. liquor store or approved vendor.

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For the past year, Friends of Yamhill County and its allies in state agencies have attempted unsuccessfully to change long-standing winery land use law through litigation. This effort has threatened to disrupt local planning efforts and wine business throughout the state.

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Dan Berger, there couldn't be two more divergent and yet adjacent wine countries than Chile and Argentina, both of which have had great success selling wines to the United States

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"reshaping" the chief marketing officer role,

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Top Napa Cabernet house and promising young winemaker part ways

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McWilliam's chairman Doug McWilliam announced the Australian wine industry's most prestigious award to enthusiastic approval at a dinner for 250 guests in Melbourne last night

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said state government will put the promotion of beer, wine and liquor made in New York "on steroids" to boost jobs and help the small, yet growing industries

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wine does not pair well with drilling

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The company behind Beefeater gin and Mumm champagne said Thursday that it brought in €2.2 bilion ($2.9 billion) in revenue in its first quarter

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"The huge range of wines tasted by BTI in the WVWC provides an excellent snapshot of quality within the price categories where most purchases take place."

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More federal financial support is needed to strengthen the levees in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, says Rep. John Garamendi, D-Fairfield.

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Washington has gained its newest American Viticultural Area. The Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley has been approved by the U.S. government as the state's 13th AVA, and wineries can begin using it on wine labels in mid-November

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The grape season is about 2/3 the way through

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Your forecaster will offer the notion that his authoritatively stated but somewhat inaccurate pronouncements in last week's column actually help legitimize his nascent candidacy for public office.

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News of her bogus claim to have achieved the notoriously difficult qualification surfaced after she targetted MWs and MW students on LinkedIn.