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Thursday, October 23rd

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Panel of experts review process behind pricing at SSU

Many wineries struggle with too many price points, which others try to simplify with one FOB price that fails to account for market difference

 

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"Pink Pinot Grigio and Red Moscato will resonate with wine drinkers -- especially Millennial of legal drinking age -- as these wines are accessible, in both price and style."

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Chief among the hurdles is a patchwork of U.S. and state regulations governing alcohol sales that makes shipping bottles directly to consumers' doorsteps a mind-boggling proposition.

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So what do you do with negative reviews?

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The project should be completed by the end of the year, said Amorim General Manager Pedro Fernandes. "This investment is in line with our strategy to better serve our customers and address expected growth in the near future," he said.

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John Radford, writer, broadcaster and Spanish wine specialist, died on 19 October aged 65.

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Ed Neuser passed away Wed., Oct. 24 in Toronto at the age of 76 after a battle with cancer, according to the Waupoos Estates Winery and Gazebo Restaurant.

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it had been on the market for $3 million to $5 million

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The 100-minute film, directed by Los Angeles-based director Jason Wise, shows never-before-seen footage of the exam process, long kept under secretive wrap. The Master Sommelier, or M.S., exam, is notoriously known as one of the toughest tests in the world of wine, with one of the lowest pass rates.

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Hayne is hallowed ground, the source for revered bottles from Turley Wine Cellars and Chase Family. Cabernet goes to Cathy Corison and Nickel & Nickel

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A survey showed a sense of disdain among wineries for daily deal wine sites and their customers

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California "cult" wines are increasingly being "flipped," or bought and then resold for a much higher price instead of ever being imbibed. Industry analysts call the trend "unhealthy," saying that certain wines have become "a pure instrument of speculation."

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The London on-trade is ordering vast quantities of top brands, while the trend is also being replicated globally as Liv-ex and Bordeaux Index also posting record increases.

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Robinson was awarded the Commendador do Ordem do Mérito Empresarial - Classe do Mérito Agricola - at an ambassador's reception at his London residence on Wednesday night.

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The state will initially provide $1 million for a new advertising campaign to promote the industry. The state will increase funding - leveraged on an industry match - by up to $2 million, bringing the total marketing campaign to $5 million.

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Best's Great Western Bin 1 Shiraz 2011, was awarded the Victorian Government Trophy for Best Victorian Table Wine, the Trevor Mast Trophy for Best Shiraz in Show and the Australian wine industry's most prestigious prize, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for the Best Red Wine of the 2010 and 2011 Vintages.

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The Finger Lakes Wine Center in Ithaca, N.Y., has closed for reorganization, and other proposed wine centers around the country have been delayed or abandoned because of the weak economy.

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The study found that resveratrol, the compound found in red wine, does not appear to reduce the risk of heart disease, improve insulin sensitivity or increase longevity in healthy women, at least when taken in supplement form.

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Noted tourism expert Lalia Rach will make an appearance on the North Fork in November to fire up business community and longstanding promotional organization.

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The popular brand expanded into new territory when brand owner Beam announced it had extended the Skinnygirl Margarita line to 200-ml PET Bottles, and sales boosted nearly 388 percent in the last year.

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The online platform features a navigation tool SommSearch and offers B2B service, which allows sommeliers and retailers to place orders online directly with distributors. It can be completely integrated with wholesale inventories.

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Valdespino is known for their very old sherries that are aged for over 20 years and very old rare sherries that are aged for over 30 years. The brand was purchased by Grupo in September 1999 from the Valdespino family.

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The new £1 million national TV and radio Christmas ad campaign will break on December 11 and aims to build on the off-licence and convenience store group's recent sales growth.

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This year's wine grape harvest is producing some of the best fruit Ashland-area vintners have seen, but yields are falling short at some vineyards.

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Today, Villa Maria employs over 250 permanent staff and exports wine to more than 50 countries. It remains the cornerstone of a market that contributes over a billion dollars to New Zealand's economy every year.

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Brion's call for answers was made amid criticism that the LCB was wrong to spend public funds to dabble in the private sector and unfairly compete against the companies whose products it sells.

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A British sommelier Saturday smashed the world record for the number of wine glasses held in one hand, according to organisers of the event, handling 51 glasses to surpass the previous record of 39

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the past 10 years have been a time of resurgence and regrowth. There are now more than 8,000 acres of vineyards

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Bills allowing shipment of wine await action. "It's mind-boggling," a sponsor said of the failure.

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charging wineries a 15 percent referral fee, a cooperative fee of $49 for every $350 in sales, and a subscription fee of $39.99 a month

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For those of us who missed the first Virginia Wine Summit, we missed more than just a wine tasting and educational opportunity

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LUBA's decision in the Stoller case affirms a land use process that counties have used for more than 20 years. This local conditional use process lets wineries effectively market their products while preventing impacts to surrounding farmland.

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"We're talking about markets east of the Mississippi River where many consumers are seeing the brand for the first time," and are now trying and enjoying it."

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With photographs taken during harvest by Napa photographer Jasmine Kelley, ZAP created a video

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The wine is called If You See Kay, which sounds like the spelling of a four-letter expletive when said out loud, and this has ruffled feathers in the US state of New Hampshire

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Port will leapfrog sherry to become the UK's leading fortified wine by 2020, according to a leading importer