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11/02/12

The immense surge of seawater caused by Hurricane Sandy has left a number of low-lying wine merchants and restaurants reeling.

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"We are focusing our immediate efforts to provide the best and most direct support to those affected by this devastating natural disaster," said Bryan Fry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pernod Ricard USA.

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A storm knocks out your power for a week and, by the time you return home, the interior temperature in your climate-controlled wine storage unit reads 95° F. A fire ignites in your basement, engulfing your entire wine cellar in flames.

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Chinese investors likely to target planted California property in Napa and Sonoma

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The French scientist argued that red wine was part of a healthy lifestyle, most famously in a 60 Minutes report that sparked a sales boom

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He was the scientist most associated with the role of red wine in protecting the French from coronary artery disease (the "French Paradox"), and a leading figure in studying how other dietary factors relate to health.

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A 'dream vintage' ... and Schramsberg Vineyards celebrates its 150th birthday

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Most of Napa County is about to become part of a foreign trade zone, via an expansion plan by the Port of San Francisco. The trade zone expansion includes most of Napa County - except Lake Berryessa and Calistoga - along with most of Sonoma County and all of Solano County.

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TWE, encompassing the wine assets previously owned by Australian brewer Fosters, is buying the 50 percent of Rapaura Vintners it did not own from Babich Wines. It did not disclose a price.

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Thierry's, which will now be known as Watermill Wines, has been acquired by KKVMS, corporate recovery specialists, and backed by private investors, all of whom are drawn from the wine and drinks industry.

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There is apparently a growing market for low alcohol wine as part of a wider desire to live more healthily.

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The main issue with new winery use permit applications, as well as wineries currently in operation on ag lands, are events.

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Portuguese wine exports to China rose to 3.4 million euros, confirming the country's status as "a priority market."

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One of the regional wine trails hit the hardest by the effects of Monday's storm was the one that stretches across the Lehigh Valley, where a half-million customers across eastern Pennsylvania were still without power Thursday morning.

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The character preservation legislation covers 40,000 hectares of agricultural land just south of Adelaide and almost 150,000 hectares in the Barossa Valley.

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Some of the last fruit was brought in on Tuesday in anticipation of rain the following day.

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The proposal includes developing a vineyard and wine production facility, including a 3,000-square-foot tasting room.

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Drinks distributor and manufacturer Blavod has grown its UK sales by 23% and has a new focus following its £1.2 million refinancing deal.

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An ex-cellar collection of Château Trotanoy realised US$238,044 at auction in Chicago last weekend.

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"Combining Northcore's innovative auction software with our Tannic.ca flash sale site enables the kind of technical magic our clients expect from us as we continue to revolutionize the wine ecommerce industry."

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The Empire State Development Corp. would spend $1 million to advertise New York's craft alcoholic beverage makers. He promised another $2 million if the industry could put up a matching amount.

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Harry's will host a number of events to celebrate the occasion.

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Estimates are between 53.8 and 55.1 million 4.5 kg equivalent cartons, compared to 54.65 million last year.

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Liquor retailers in Alberta are dismissing a report which says alcohol is cheaper in the government run stores of British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

11/02/12

Were it not for Grgich's deft hand and refined palate for chardonnay, who knows how and when Napa Valley winemaking would have achieved its rightful place in wine world's hierarchy?

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Yields are coming in slightly higher than average, which is a boon because interest in the varietal is growing rapidly, Beckman explains. The sugar and acid levels are perfectly balanced for the varietal's typical aromas of nectarine, peach and lush, tropical fruit

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Each year, fruit growers spend about 20 percent of their labor costs on pruning vines and trees

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Director Jason Wise made a bold request after he learned the Napa Valley Film Festival was interested in "Somm," his film about the exam for master sommeliers

11/02/12

... sometimes, a white can work well if, say, the pizza is decorated with several cheeses or anchovies

11/02/12

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