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  Daily News for Tuesday, October 30th
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10/30/12
Monster storm Sandy leaves New York, eastern U.S. crippled

Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation's most densely populated region

10/30/12
World Wine Output Forecast to Drop 6.1% on France, Argentina
World wine production is forecast to fall 6.1 percent in 2012 with output down in France, Argentina, Hungary and New Zealand, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine said
10/30/12
WA: State's grape harvest this year to hit a record 190,000 tons, topping 2010 mark
... plus ... If you didn't see the Saturday story about Spokane Industries, here's the link and the top five graphs:
10/30/12
Sutter Home Family Vineyards Launches Two New Products: Pink Pinot Grigio and Red Moscato
"Sutter Home has stayed relevant with consumers, by producing the wines they want. 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."
10/30/12
Bordeaux 2012: Cru Bourgeois property will not make any 2012
Chateau Hourtin-Ducasse, a 25-hectare cru bourgeois estate in Saint Sauveur in the northern Medoc, has announced that it will not be making a 2012 wine
10/30/12
Lodi Winegrape Commission Appoints Matthew Hoffman as Grower Program Coordinator
The Lodi Winegrape Commission announced the appointment of Matthew Hoffman to the position of Grower Program Coordinator and the promotion of Jenny Heitman to Marketing and Communications Coordinator.
10/30/12
Yakima Valley wineries are increasingly partnering with cultural organizations
Several Yakima Valley wineries are teaming up with cultural organizations for events, including live concerts, discussions and art exhibits, as a way to draw more - and different types of - customers to their tasting rooms.
10/30/12
PR: Sonoma Wine Company Earns Certified California Sustainable Winery Status for American Canyon and Graton Facilities
Sonoma Wine Company, the North Coast's largest, full-service crush-to-bottle contract winery services provider, earned Certified California Sustainable Winery status for its Graton and American Canyon winemaking facilities on October 9, 2012.
10/30/12
Kestrel, Reininger partner with Transnational Ventures for online wine sales in China
Transnational Ventures serves as the exclusive broker for the two wineries in China and has a tie-up with Shanghai-based GTC Commerce, which runs the UniEClub.com website to sell wines in China.
10/30/12
McGuigan in branded private label deals with Coles, IBA
IBA has commenced selling the McGuigan Reserve range in over 1100 outlets nationally, while Coles has launched the McGuigan Classic range into its First Choice stores.
10/30/12
Russia May Ban Cheap Wine
The Russian Union of Wine-Growers and Wine-Makers has sent a request to the Federal Service for Alcohol Market Regulation to set the minimum retail price of a 0.7-liter bottle at 110 rubles ($3.50) too compensate domestic winemakers for rising world prices due to poor grape harvests in Russia and Europe.
10/30/12
Brandy price surge hits Port
A massive increase in the cost of spirit is causing problems for Port producers in the Douro, and prices are predicted to rise further.
10/30/12
ProWein boosts seminars for 2013 event
The Düsseldorf event, which takes place from March 24 to 26, will see over 4,000 exhibitors from around 50 countries take place across and the newly-expanded nine halls.
10/30/12
AVL develops two new wine ranges under McGuigan brand
The McGuigan Reserve range includes a Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and a Shiraz Cabernet, while the McGuigan Classic range includes a Sauvignon Blanc, a Chardonnay, a Shiraz and a Cabernet Sauvignon.
10/30/12
WNY farmers take precautionary measures
With Hurricane Sandy on its way, farmers in Western New York who grow grapes for ice wine had to make some adjustments to their farm this season.
10/30/12
Winemaking Takes a Plunge
Many winemakers are experimenting with aging wine underwater. Is there a benefit, or is the idea all wet?
10/30/12
Winemaking company of Portuguese group Nabeiro plans to expand in Brazil and Angola
The company plans to open a direct wine distribution system in Sao Paulo by 2013.
10/30/12
Saving California's heritage, one vine at a time
"These old vineyards capture the best qualities and character of our valley, and it is critical that we preserve them."
10/30/12
State's grape harvest this year to hit a record 190,000 tons, topping 2010 mark
According to Erica Waliser of the Washington State Wine Commission, 2012 will break the harvest record: 190,000 tons of grapes will be harvested, topping 2010's 160,000 tons.
10/30/12
Destiny Bay Wines Praised in Sommelier Journal as Destined for Grand Cru Status
The publication for wine industry professionals singles out Destiny Bay's ultra-premium Bordeaux style blends for special recognition.
10/30/12
NZ: New leader for wine industry
Steve Green, the proprietor of Central Otago winery Carrick, has been named as the new chair of New Zealand Winegrowers.
10/30/12
Vineyard owners use blend of eco-friendly practices to create Indiana-made wines
Winery owners Brian and Alicia Moeller said their goal is to provide economically viable and ecologically sound wines without sacrificing quality. Briali Vineyards and Winery will open later this week.
10/30/12
Hollywood Liquor clears hurdle, headed to bigger store
Hollywood Liquor, owned by Dan Miner, is one of four liquor stores across Oregon allowed to sell beer and wine in addition to liquor. The two-year pilot is designed to help private store owners upgrade their facilities by providing them with a broader revenue base.
10/30/12
Main Street Wine & Spirits deploys Napa Technology wine dispensing system
The WineStation automatically controls the temperature through Thermo-Electric cooling system and preserves the wine for nearly two months after being corked.
10/30/12
N.Y. Holds First Alcohol Summit
Governor Cuomo announces plans for a new marketing campaign and regulatory reforms.
10/30/12
Epson SurePress Digital Label Press Installed for Production of High-Quality Commercial Wine Labels
Ben Franklin Press & Label will be using the inkjet digital label press to produce vibrant, high-quality wine labels for numerous wineries.
10/30/12
N.Y. Holds First Alcohol Summit
Gov. Cuomo announces plans for a new marketing campaign and regulatory reforms
10/30/12
Yountville Arts builds event around Franson's new book
Franson, longtime author of the weekly NapaLife newsletter, columnist and contributor to the Napa Valley Register, writes for publications as diverse as Food & Wine, Napa Valley Life and Dogs USA
10/30/12
How smuggling crackdown and new Chinese government will affect wine prices: Don St Pierre interview
Fine wine prices will be driven down with the Chinese government's crackdown on smuggling, Don St Pierre has told Decanter.
10/30/12
Arizona Wine Goes to School
An Arizona college is developing a winemaking program, hoping to support a nascent local industry
10/30/12
Tomasello Winery takes part in roundtable discussion on exports
Food Export USA - Northeast is a non-profit organization that promotes the export of food and agricultural products for more than 700 small businesses from the northeast region of the United States
10/30/12
Canadian Wine Industry to Uncork Solid Growth: BMO
BMO Economics forecasts wine sector will continue to outpace other alcohol sales
10/30/12
Agriculture research future threatened by budget cuts
The lack of farm advisors in this important San Joaquin Valley region also puts significant strain on current farm advisors in other counties
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