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  Daily News for Thursday, October 25th
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10/25/12
Napa Harvest Report: Storm prompts busy weekend
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
10/25/12
Safeway, Truett-Hurst Partner On Occasion-Based Wine Series, Project Up To 200,000 Cases
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
10/25/12
Gallo buys trademark of bankrupt Shakers Vodka
Representatives from E. & J. Gallo could not immediately be reached for comment
10/25/12
Beverage Media Group New York Unveils 'The Cellar', Next Generation of Technology Innovation for Beverage Alcohol Trade
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
10/25/12
Disputed Graton winery wins county approval
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.
10/25/12
Viticulture Fair: the Industry's Premiere Trade Show - Two Weeks Away
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.
10/25/12
In Albany, Honoring Producers of Alcohol
The reason for the gathering was to highlight one of New York State's growing industries
10/25/12
PR: Monterey Wines Honored in Sunset Magazine's International Wine Competition
nearly half of the judges' favorite Gold Medal-winning wines for $15 or less are made from Monterey County grapes
10/25/12
B.C. Steps Up Green Energy
LiveSmart BC program helps fund projects to generate power
10/25/12
Spirits shoppers ignore ingredient claims, says research
They are most likely to check ingredients when buying vodka - but even then the tendency is low, according to research from Canadean Consumer.
10/25/12
Business of Viticulture Seminars at Sonoma State
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.
10/25/12
Understanding how wines taste of growing place increases enjoyment
Using terroir as a prism offers intriguing and thought-provoking insights to enhance wine appreciation.
10/25/12
SE Wine Collective Brings Winemaking to Portland
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.
10/25/12
Roswell Starbucks now serves wine, beer
"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."
10/25/12
2012 Most Notable Wine List Winners - Top 100 Restaurant List
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.
10/25/12
The Wine Foundry begins production at new facility in Sonoma
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.
10/25/12
Australian retail chain Woolworths to stock low alcohol wines from TWE
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.
10/25/12
Lake County: Winegrape Quality Promises to be Above Average
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.
10/25/12
App Links Grapegrowers and Buyers
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.
10/25/12
Buckingham Schenk launches pre-filled wine glasses in Sainsbury's
The Tulip range comprises Pinot Grigio, White Zinfandel and Shiraz (rrp £2.49), which are available in 18.7cl PET single-serve wine glasses.
10/25/12
B.C. Liquor cracks down on wine fundraisers
The branch says groups cannot resell alcohol, and wines must be bought at a B.C. liquor store or approved vendor.
10/25/12
Winery opponents, not LUBA, muddle land-use law
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.
10/25/12
About the wines of Chile, Argentina
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
10/25/12
Brown-Forman In Management Shakeup
"reshaping" the chief marketing officer role,
10/25/12
Helen Keplinger Leaves Bryant Family Vineyard
Top Napa Cabernet house and promising young winemaker part ways
10/25/12
O'Shea Award goes to Australian Screwcap Initiative
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
10/25/12
Gov. Cuomo says NY will boost beer, wine, liquor sales
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
10/25/12
What kind of wine goes with fracking?
wine does not pair well with drilling
10/25/12
French drinks company Pernod Ricard sees sales grow 11 pct in last quarter
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
10/25/12
Beverage Testing Institute Announces Results Of The 2012 World Value Wine Challenge - The Nation's Most Comprehensive Competition For Wines Priced Under $20
"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."
10/25/12
Congressman calls for more federal money to strengthn Delta's levees
More federal financial support is needed to strengthen the levees in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, says Rep. John Garamendi, D-Fairfield.
10/25/12
A look inside the new Ancient Lakes grape-growing region
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
10/25/12
Grape growers on central coast worried about rain
The grape season is about 2/3 the way through
10/25/12
WA: Weather brings glorious grape harvest to close
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.
10/25/12
Fake MW targets trade on social media
News of her bogus claim to have achieved the notoriously difficult qualification surfaced after she targetted MWs and MW students on LinkedIn.
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