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  Daily News for Wednesday, November 21st
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11/21/12
Smithsonian to Open American Wine Exhibit
Wine display will be one part of wider look at the evolution of American food.
11/21/12
Spring Mountain invests $1 million in winemaking technology upgrade
In its continuous quest for quality, Spring Mountain Vineyard this past year invested $1 million in cutting-edge winemaking technology
11/21/12
Donum Estate Buys Russian River Valley's Nugent Vineyard
The 16 acres of Pinot Noir, located on a level, 20-acre property in the heart of the valley, was planted for the Donum Estate with the guidance of Anne Moller-Racke, TDE president and winegrower, who still oversees the farming of the vineyard.
11/21/12
Foley Family Wines Purchases Ramal East Vineyard
Carneros Property Will Provide Fruit For Chalk Hill Estate's New Sonoma Coast Tier
11/21/12
Mendocino County Wineries Partner With Amazon.com to Sell 500 Boutique Wines and Engage Millions of Customers
Select wineries from Mendocino County, California are embracing the opportunity to reach the millions of wine buyers at the newly launched Amazon Wine Marketplace.
11/21/12
California Wine Harvest Produces High Quality, Large Volume
The 2012 California wine grape harvest is estimated at 3.7 million tons, up from 3.3 million tons in 2011, according to The Wine Institute.
11/21/12
Alternative energy conference at Mohonk spotlights biomass conversion process
Assemblyman Cahill has been leading efforts in the State Legislature to establish an on-bill recovery program, beginning with the passage of the Green Jobs/Green New York Act in 2009.
11/21/12
Kluge Estate and Winery Makes Comeback Under New Ownership
Immediately after the property was purchased, Trump winery joined the Monticello Wine Trail, a group of area wineries that team up for wine making and marketing expertise.
11/21/12
Local interest growing in North Carolina wineries
Additions of outdoor seating have spurred interest from local residents.
11/21/12
Wine magazine names Joseph Gallo of Modesto its person of the year
http://www.modbee.com/2012/11/19/2462947/wine-magazine-names-joseph-gallo.html
11/21/12
Nowak: County should embrace wine-making industry
A good winery program can bring life to a rural economy by adding a symbiotic relationship between farmers and winery operators.
11/21/12
Macedonian Wines promoted in Canada
Macedonian wines of Dalvina winery were presented this weekend at the international wine festival "Gourmet Food & Wine Expo" in Toronto.
11/21/12
The world's second largest wine producer opens wine shop in Nanning
The opening of the chamber aims to enrich the cultural life of local people and to promote wine culture by providing a nice convenient communication platform for Nanning people.
11/21/12
Corkbin Updates Smartphone App for the 'Wine Forgetful'
New updates allow users to take a photo of a wine label with a smartphone, add a brief description, and send it into the wine lover's digital wine collection.
11/21/12
Domestic Australian wine fortunes tipped for revival
Australian brand wines will take the lion's share of sales growth over the next three years, primarily driven by consumers who continue to upgrade their wine consumption from the cask-end of the market to premium bottled wine.
11/21/12
Strip teases, bring-your-own-wine allowed under new Saskatchewan liquor regulations
The government announced Tuesday more than 70 changes in attempt to create what it calls "new opportunities and flexibility for businesses."
11/21/12
Chinese Investors Shift to Burgundy and California Wine
Decanter.com reported Monday that the 2012 Hospices de Beaune barrel auction had 30 percent more Asian buyers than last year, and that those buyers placed the second most bids by group.
11/21/12
U.K. shop worker stops knife-wielding robber by hitting him on the head with bottle of wine
Confronted by a hooded thief wielding a blade, this gutsy shop worker decided to fight back, grabbing a bottle of wine from a shelf and hitting the thug on the head.
11/21/12
North America's first aboriginal winery declared #1 on the West Coast at the Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards
Nk'Mip Cellars made a spectacular finish at the 2012 Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards bringing in no less than 14 medals, garnering them the extremely prestigious title of the #1 Winery in British Columbia and the #2 Winery in all of Canada.
11/21/12
Smithsonian Explores Food, Wine in New Gallery
Julia Child's kitchen is returning to public view as the National Museum of American History opens its first major exhibit about food.
11/21/12
2012 Vintage Report: Europe
From the Iberian Peninsula to Germany, winegrowers faced low quantities of grapes and a lot of work in the vineyards.
11/21/12
Interrogating Your Wine
What should you ask of a wine? This question is more key than you might imagine. It will determine not only the kinds of wines you choose, but also the kind of taster that you become.
11/21/12
WSTA accuses UK government of 'empty rhetoric' if it presses ahead with minimum pricing
Speaking yesterday at the CBI annual conference, Prime Minister David Cameron said the government had got to stop bureaucracy and become more agile to achieve economic growth.
11/21/12
Indian wines star in UK press
Jancis Robinson MW reveals which Indian wine recently topped a blind panel tasting organised by Sommelier India.
11/21/12
2005 first growths hit five year low
The 2005s from the Bordeaux first growths have hit a five year low after a steady decline from their 2008 highs, with price falls of over 30 percent.
11/21/12
New generation boosts Loire's fortunes
The Loire is ripe for a major generational shift, as young winemakers begin to prove the quality potential of neglected parts of the region.
11/21/12
Priced-out Bordeaux fans shop elsewhere
UK fine wine lovers are abandoning Bordeaux in favour of other regions, as high prices and a run of good European vintages encourage them to seek alternatives.
11/21/12
Majestic profits rise, total sales fall
Majestic Wine shook off the effects of the wet summer to post a 3.9 percent increase in pre-tax profits to £9.2m for the six months ending Oct. 1.
11/21/12
DC Council considers revamping liquor law with changes in sales, licensing, regulations
Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham is pushing a bill that would include allowing liquor stores to remain open on Sundays. It would authorize "wine pubs" and legalize 64-ounce "growlers" that bars or grocery stores could fill with beer for customers to take away.
11/21/12
Deer Creek Vineyards of Southern Oregon Wins Three Medals at American Wine Society Competition
Deer Creek Vineyards' Estate Grown, 2010 Pinot Noir, 2011 Chardonnay, 2011 Private Reserve Pinot Noir won, silver medals and one bronze medal at the 2012 American Wine Society Wine Competition, one of the country's most prestigious and rigorous wine competitions held earlier this month.
11/21/12
New Zealand vineyards set to expand
The Vineyard Register Report was produced this week by NZ Winegrowers, a national organisation of grapegrowers and winemakers. It showed that sauvignon blanc was by far the most common varietal planted in Marlborough, making up more than three-quarters of all vineyard space in the region.
11/21/12
Nova Scotia proposes legislation to allow cross-border importation of wine
Nova Scotia wine drinkers would be able to import wine from other parts of Canada under provincial legislation proposed today
11/21/12
Alcohol Regulation Roundup: Turkey Day 2012 Edition
Below is a collection of regulatory news items on proposed regulations or regulatory changes that affect the sale, production, and distribution of alcoholic beverages?
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