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  Daily News for Monday, November 5th
'Perfect' North Coast grape harvest coming to a close

A grape harvest that has been called a perfect season is drawing to a close on California's North Coast, and growers say it could be the region's largest crop in five years.

After The Flood: Hope For A Comeback Amid Fears Of A Total Loss At The Red Hook Winery
we have to assume total devastation. Surely for the vintage
SVB On Wine: China: Its Time .... I think.
Hong Kong with a serious lust for wine dropped its import duty to 0% about 5 years ago
Mystery shoppers scope out Wine Country
Wineries are increasingly adopting the practice as a way to identify opportunities to drive more sales in the profitable direct-to-consumer channel
PR: Launches New Marketplace to Expand Consumer Access to Wines With Limited Distribution
World's Largest Online Wine Retailer to Provide All Sales & Marketing, Compliance, Customer Service and Delivery for Unique Wines and Past Vintages
Harry & David launches winery
All the company's wines will be made in Oregon using local grapes
Wine documentary is music to Santa Rosa High alum's ears
Brian Carmody has already seen "SOMM," the highly anticipated wine sommelier documentary - perhaps more times than anyone else on earth.
Wine a star at Napa Valley Film Festival
The grape that made the region famous also figures into the film programming itself
Hurricane Sandy had East Coasters stockpiling booze, but beer industry could suffer
There were big, block-lettered instructions on the chalkboard in the window of Brooklyn's Buschenschank bar this week: "Keep calm and drink on. We are open."
Future of Xinjiang wine industry looks promising
Big brands like Changyu and Weilong have entered and are stationed in Xinjiang province for purchasing wine-making grapes from growers.
Small Washington wineries find their niche
In making it personal, the state's mom 'n' pop wineries thrive.
San Joaquin County Planning Commission denies application for health spa
Wine & Roses owner who applied to build resort has no plans to appeal decision.
Upcoming Sonoma winery events
A sampling of upcoming Sonoma winery events
Limestone Coast Wine Show
A Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon has scored a prominent wine producer back to back wins in the Limestone Coast Wine Show after two and a half intense days of judging.
The Best Oregon Pinot Noir Is Grown On Rocks
Maggie Harrison, winemaker for Antica Terra discusses her methods and love of wine.
New book showcases Mendocino County vintners
"Mendocino Roots and Ridges: Wine Notes from America's Greenest Wine Region" is the latest offering from author Heidi Cusick Dickerson, a county resident.
'A trip to the Mediterranean in a glass'
Grgich is acknowledged for launching a new era of winemaking in democratic Croatia. And the wines he produces in Croatia (as well as in the Napa Valley) with the help of nephew Ivo Jeramaz are now available at Grgich Hills Estate winery in St. Helena.
Wine and cheese competition to debut at 2013 New York State Fair
Details on the competition are still under developement but Aubertine is encouraging all New Yorkers to email ideas for this event and any ideas for the 2013 Great New York State Fair to
Winery Khareba seeks Brachin help for expansion in Asia
Winery Khareba plans to showcase its products in the upcoming 2012 Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Fair following the reduction of import taxes on wine in the country.
Virgin Wines on expansion drive
Virgin Wines is on a mission to recruit 100,000 customers in the next year in a bid to swell its 250,000-strong membership even further.
Rioja and Tempranillo lead Spanish charge
Rioja remains the top Spanish wine, but other Tempranillo-based wines are helping to drive the category, according to buyers.
CIVL buyers' trip: in their own words
Stone, Vine & Sun buyer Gordon Coates was among the lucky few who headed to the Languedoc last week for the CIVL study tour, organized in conjunction with Harpers and designed to open buyers' eyes to the diversity on offer.
Treasury Wine Estates acquires Rapaura Vintners
Treasury Wine Estates has purchased the remaining 50% of Rapaura Vintners from Babich Wines in a bid to strengthen its foothold in Marlborough.
Ausone and DRC fall in October
Ausone's 2000 vintage and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti's 2002 La Tâche were the big fallers on Liv-ex last month as the 100 index dipped as well, but Pavie performed strongly.
Discount glitch hits Tesco wine deal
A discount glitch by supermarket giant Tesco meant that £9.99 Italian red and white wines could be bought for £1.50 a bottle.
Northcore Announces Launch of Dutch Auction Platform for Wine and Spirits Industry
Northcore Technologies Inc., announced the successful delivery of the Dutch Auction platform for Alberta based BlackSquare Inc. and their flash sale site
Families who put wine region on the map - Seghesio Family Vineyards
These wineries still exist, and still delight. Yet, with the wine industry increasingly influenced by big corporations like Diageo and Constellation - and, more important, their distribution chains - the onetime family-owned wineries have been forced to evolve
UK: Top Cellar closes over stolen wine
Edinburgh wine chain Top Cellar has lost its alcohol licence over claims that staff sold stolen wine to customers.
UK: Harvest shortage: producers urged to rein in prices
Distributors are urging producers to be true to long-term partnerships and not be "too greedy" when it comes to putting prices up, as the impact of 2012's short harvest is felt.
Costco starts selling wine online in UK
Wholesaler Costco has launched its UK ecommerce site, including its wine range, which is open to both members and non-members
UK: Quinn Glass relaunches bottling arm as demand for bulk wine grows
The bottling arm will now be known as Cobevco, and is aiming to forge strong links with the Australian and Chilean wine industries in particular. Quinn predicts it will have doubled its output of wine and carbonated beverages by early 2014.
Malibu Tasting Room Stars Local Wines
Smallest producers welcome at Malibu Beach Wines
Australia: Wine not fine for next generation
next generation of young winemakers and grape growers are deserting the industry, leaving family-owned vineyards without anyone to pass the business to.
Drinks industry must champion the positives, says WSTA boss
The drinks industry needs to get "on the front foot" and champion its contribution to the local and national economy, says the WSTA chief executive.
A rich holiday crop of books on drinking
After several dry years, serious writing is afoot
Wine Geeks Get New Book of Oddball Varietals: Elin McCoy
On a tasting trip to Italy's Friuli region in 2005, Napa Valley viticulture whiz Steve Matthiasson had an "aha" moment. He fell in love with ribolla gialla, a local white grape
Fate of farm bill depends on results of Tuesday's election
"In today's farm economy, the farm bill is part of the puzzle."
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