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  Daily News for Thursday, November 8th
Frank J. Prial, a Guide to the World of Fine Wine, Dies at 82

Frank J. Prial, whose Wine Talk column in The New York Times introduced many Americans to the world of wine in the 1970s, when a new passion for fine food and drink was taking hold in the country, died on Tuesday in East Orange, N.J. He was 82.

Obituary: Dr Arthur Ray Beckwith OAM
Celebrated wine scientist Dr Ray Beckwith OAM has died, aged 100.
World-class grapes? There's an app for that
Viticulture Fair spotlights new vineyard technology
Amazon uncorks wine service, delivers to your door
Customers in certain states -- sorry, East Coasters, Southerners and people in a lot of other regions -- can now pay $9.99 to ship up to six bottles from wineries around the U.S.
PR:, Inc. : Introducing Amazon Wine
Customers can now shop a marketplace of more than a thousand wines crafted by wineries around the country, including Hall Wines, J. Bookwalter Winery, Pepper Bridge Winery and Torii Mor Winery
Bennu Glass leases warehouse at Port of Kalama for storage, distribution
The company recently acquired the Cameron Family Glass Packaging facility at the Port of Kalama and started the production of wine bottles in August 2012.
Grey Goose Out of Reach as N.J. Liquor Warehouse Flooded
New Jerseyans with homes swamped and blacked out by Hurricane Sandy face another hardship: a cutoff of Cristal champagne, Grey Goose vodka and an herbal brew called Kamasutra, "the natural spirit of seduction."
Washington Liquor board trying to figure out how to implement pot rules
Now that Initiative 502 has passed, the Washington State Liquor Control Board says it could take a year to build the framework for the new laws
Wine Talk: Inside the Secret Life of Sommeliers With Director Jason Wise
In his documentary SOMM, the filmmaker looks at what goes into earning the profession's toughest title.
Research: Deal-driven restaurant traffic declined in 2012
The NPD Group found that consumers' expectations and perceptions of value have changed
Prop. 37 lost, but backers keep fighting
Supporters of the measure said at a press conference Wednesday that they will continue to fight for similar legislation and plan to put a like measure on the Washington ballot in 2013. Then they will move into Oregon, Vermont and Connecticut
You Cannot Go Beyond Your Culture
Why some wine districts, even whole countries, underachieve
Red Wine's Resveratrol Helps Bees Live Longer
Bees? Yes. Scientists say honey bees have important similarities to humans; fed a diet including resveratrol, bees ate better.
Northeasterners Stocked Up on Wine Before Superstorm Sandy
"We couldn't get the wine on the shelves fast enough," said Robin Goldson-Forgo, inside her now mostly bare-shelved Lower East Side wine store, September Wines.
Checking Labels: The Wine Authentication App that Also Promotes the Brand
NFC technology companies have promoted the idea of using NFC tags to foil counterfeiters of luxury goods for some time.
Sour Grapes Over a Farm Winery's Driveway on Rural Washington Road
A budding Spring Hill Farm vineyard has some of its neighbors uneasy-enough to file a petition with the state Department of Consumer Protection.
Measures Developed To Prevent Wine Indispositions
Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the DLR develop measures to prevent health problems associated with biogenic amines in wine.
Great Southern Riesling is top regional drop
An exceptional Riesling wine from the Great Southern has taken top honours at the 2012 Qantas Wine Show as the best WA wine showing distinctive regional characters.
Oregon Wine Institute Caught in 'Culture Clash'
Search for full time director for Oregon Wine Research Institute on hold indefinitely.
How Prepared Were Eastern Wineries?
Hurricane Sandy topples barrels in Brooklyn, chases customers away in Finger Lakes.
Apple Creek winery to debut in North Cape County
The winery is owned by Doug Hunt, Pat Hunt, Matt Gamel and Shellie Gamel. It will use grapes from its six acres of vineyards planted with six varieties of grapes in 2006.
Distell makes Le Domaine sparkling wine available in UK
Distell international marketing manager Sarah Gandy told Harpers that it is an ideal time to launch Le Domaine in the UK as the region is looking for low strength wines and is awaiting Christmas season
FirstCape smaller format wine sales rocket
FirstCape sales of smaller pack sizes have rocketed in the past six months, contributing to a sales hike of 327 percent overall.
Wines of Germany plans significant UK investment
The German Wine Institute is "significantly" increasing its UK investment to boost its burgeoning growth of the above £5 price bracket.
Morrisons online wine store goes live
Morrisons Cellar, the supermarket's online wine store which aims to boost its wine sales by £100 million, has gone live.
St. Jorge Winery withdraws plan for Acampo expansion
The owners of St. Jorge Winery suddenly withdrew their controversial application to expand activities on their property on Tuesday, just before the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors was to consider whether they should be allowed to proceed.
Zugibe releases four wines
The winery released its 2010 Lemberger, 2011 Dry Rosé of Pinot Noir, 2010 Pinot Noir and 2010 Merlot.
Four Stories of Small Businesses Surviving After Sandy
Testa Wines of the World Ltd., Oyster Bay, N.Y.
Australia: Drinkers turn their back on beer
A hard-earned thirst needs a big cold beer, but Australians are increasingly turning their backs on the national beverage in favour of wine or cider, according to new research
Diageo Shrinking Johnnie Walker to Grow in Latin America
The maker of Smirnoff vodka will continue to see "double- digit" growth in the region after reporting gains of 19 percent in organic net sales and 22 percent in operating profit last year, Randy Millian, the president of Diageo's Latin America and Caribbean unit, said in an interview in Miami. He declined to be more specific
Champagne season is near
Dan Berger - "I have never been able to figure out why Champagne is seen primarily as a celebratory wine. It's so nice with the right food that it could easily be served year-around with a wide array of dishes."
Sandy-torn northeast deals with more wind, snow
The nor'easter that interrupted recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy is pulling away from New York and New Jersey, and is making its way into New England
Conjunctive water plan could enhance water for farms, fish
study shows how both interests can benefit from operating major storage reservoirs in conjunction with groundwater basins
Influence of land on wine, food and tea subject of conference
Two days of presentations about the relationship between the land and the food and beverages it produces - sometimes referred to as "terroir" -- will be held Nov. 9-10 at the University of California, Davis.
Alumni, students run Walla Walla wineries
Out of the host of wineries in town there are many that are operated by Whitman graduates
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