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WiVi Central Coast 2013

New viticulture and enology symposium and trade show offers programming specific to Central Coast Wine Business

an abbreviation of the words WINE and VITICULTURE, it is the result of a partnership between Wine Business Monthly (WBM) based in Sonoma and Precision Ag Consulting of Paso Robles.

PR: WSWA Asks FDA to Extend Food Facility Registration Deadline to Help Firms Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
Temporary regulatory relief would ease burden of recovery, WSWA CEO says
LI growers spared by Sandy's timing
Sandy hit late enough in the season that Long Island vineyards, greenhouses and farms dodged a bullet, agriculture trade groups said Wednesday
Harvest Report: Napa Valley mostly finished with 2012 harvest
Here's the final installment of the 2012 harvest report, organized by American Viticultural Areas
Summer Heat, Longer Growing Season Spurs Successful Harvest For Idaho Wineries
More than 50 of Idaho's wineries are celebrating the conclusion of the 2012 harvest season, which featured near-perfect growing conditions that will add more momentum to Idaho's notoriety for producing great wines.
The International Culinary Center Announces Larry Stone and Scott Carney as Deans of Wine Studies
Industry Luminaries Come Together to Nurture Next Stars of the Food and Wine World
Scary Trend for Chocolate Wines
Sales of the newish sweet wine category decreased 13 percent.
Family-owned wine brands outstripping private label: Nielsen
While the bulk of wine sales growth in Australia in the last five years has been in imported wines, particularly those from New Zealand, as well as private label brands, growth in both these categories is now clearly showing a decline.
TWE buys all of NZ winery Rapaura Vinters
In an announcement to the Australian Stock Exchange, the beverage company said the purchase represented the remaining 50 per cent of Rapaura held by Babich
Thierry's acquired by investment company
The existing management team of Dominique Vrigneau and Lindsay Talas will continue to manage the wine side of the new company, called Watermill Wines Limited.
Is unit reduction growing or shrinking the market?
The Responsibility Deal Low Alcohol Group's pledge to lower alcoholic units could be of great benefit to the trade as well as the fight against alcohol abuse said the group's co-chair, Scott Wilson.
Arizona Wine Goes to School
An Arizona college is developing a winemaking program, hoping to support a nascent local industry
Entrepreneur Spotlight On Corison Winery Founder Cathy Corison
Having been in the business of wine for 35 years with bottle acclaim everywhere from Gourmet Magazine to The New York Times, Corison stays firmly down to earth as a winemaker, which now more than ever is beginning to see an uptick in women taking the lead at wineries in California.
South Africa Cultivates Wine Market
South Africa is the world's seventh-largest wine-producing country. As the wine industry has grown, there has been a growing focus on expanding the country's wine-drinking customer base.
New Fremont winery touts organic details
The wine isn't certified organic - for many reasons, including the bureaucracy and cost of the certification - but the grapes are grown in an organic process.
Berger: Getting wines to the market
Unless a winery affiliates with a wholesale company, gaining distribution can be overwhelmingly expensive.
Wine Talk: The cradle of the grape
A new book delves into the area where wine culture was born - the ancient Eastern Mediterranean.
Tragedy rocks Casella Wines
A 57-year-old employee, who had worked at the winery for eight years, was not breathing when he was found unconscious near one of the bottling lines just after 4:30 p.m.
No delivery: Even on a small liquor issue, the Legislature fails
State Sen. Jane Earll and Rep. Curt Sonney, both Erie Republicans, proposed allowing consumers who want to buy wine directly from wineries to have the products delivered to their homes, rather than having to pick up their orders at the nearest state liquor store.
Is Slow Tourism the Way Forward for the PIGS?
Greek winemakers look for ways to promote the country's wine industry in the wake of the economic crisis.
Voters to decide food-labeling initiative
The question Proposition 37 poses to voters Tuesday is whether retailers should be required to provide a new cautionary label in certain foods produced through genetic engineering.
Aging population to boost wine over other categories
"Sophisticated consumers are willing to buy more premium wines, providing an opportunity to produce higher-value products."
Glass Packaging Institute Announces 2012 Clear Choice Award Winners
Entries were judged on innovation, package design (including container label and closure), and consumer appeal.
Arizona's Alliance Beverage Distributing Company Wins Top Honors From Diageo-Guinness USA as Distributor of the Year
The Golden Bar Awards recognize distributors and brokers throughout the industry for their excellence in the marketplace, including social responsibility and overall portfolio performance.
Stone Cold Marketing: Selling Alcohol to Young African Americans
Articles and studies take a look into the various marketing efforts and corresponding effects of alcohol advertising to young African Americans.
Inverarity Morton acquires spirits supplier LA Wholesale
The deal is to align Inverarity Morton with LA Wholesale's affiliate training business, Liquid Arts Academy. Inverarity Morton clients will now be "priority customers" when it comes to training.
Santa Barbara Planning panel to hear winery proposal
The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission is scheduled Wednesday to discuss a proposal to build a winery on the 24.4-acre Vincent Vineyard property facing the east side of Highway 154 at Roblar Avenue
Leaves Go Red, but You Needn't
treat yourself once in a while to a $20 wine like those on this list
UC Davis gets record $750 Million for research
"This record funding for our campus underscores the strength and breadth of research at UC Davis," says Chancellor Linda Katehi. "But university research is about more than just new ideas. It translates into jobs, economic health and the long-term competitiveness of our state and nation."
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