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Thursday, August 28th

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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

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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

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... plus ... If you didn't see the Saturday story about Spokane Industries, here's the link and the top five graphs:

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"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."

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A massive increase in the cost of spirit is causing problems for Port producers in the Douro, and prices are predicted to rise further.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Many winemakers are experimenting with aging wine underwater. Is there a benefit, or is the idea all wet?

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The company plans to open a direct wine distribution system in Sao Paulo by 2013.

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"These old vineyards capture the best qualities and character of our valley, and it is critical that we preserve them."

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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.

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The publication for wine industry professionals singles out Destiny Bay's ultra-premium Bordeaux style blends for special recognition.

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Steve Green, the proprietor of Central Otago winery Carrick, has been named as the new chair of New Zealand Winegrowers.

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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.

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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.

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The WineStation automatically controls the temperature through Thermo-Electric cooling system and preserves the wine for nearly two months after being corked.

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Governor Cuomo announces plans for a new marketing campaign and regulatory reforms.

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Ben Franklin Press & Label will be using the inkjet digital label press to produce vibrant, high-quality wine labels for numerous wineries.

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Gov. Cuomo announces plans for a new marketing campaign and regulatory reforms

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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

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Fine wine prices will be driven down with the Chinese government's crackdown on smuggling, Don St Pierre has told Decanter.

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An Arizona college is developing a winemaking program, hoping to support a nascent local industry

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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

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BMO Economics forecasts wine sector will continue to outpace other alcohol sales

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The lack of farm advisors in this important San Joaquin Valley region also puts significant strain on current farm advisors in other counties