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  Daily News for Wednesday, November 28th
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11/28/12
Bill Foley Adds Langtry Estate & Vineyards
After announcing last week that his Foley Family Wines had bought the Ramal East Vineyard in the Carneros appellation and Lancaster Estate in the Chalk Hill appellation of Sonoma County, Bill Foley is set to announce that he's buying a majority of the Guenoc/Langtry Estate brand, winery and vineyards in Lake County late today.
11/28/12
Foley Family Wines Acquires Langtry Estate & Vineyards
Bill Foley's latest entrepreneurial endeavor includes 67% of the property, plus its sister brand, Guenoc Wines.
11/28/12
Ryan Jones Appointed Southwest Regional Sales Manager The Hess Collection Winery
The Hess Collection Winery has appointed Ryan Jones, CSW as Southwest Regional Sales Manager, responsible for such key Western states as Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. He will report to Brandon Middleton, Vice President Western Division, and be based in Colorado.
11/28/12
Video: Cameron Hughes on CBS This Morning show
Cameron Hughes is shaking up the wine business, without growing a single grape. Hughes speaks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about his award-winning wines that he's selling at much lower prices.
11/28/12
94 Point Brunello For Peanuts? How Wine Negociant Cameron Hughes Finds The Deals
How Cameron's business model is good for wine drinkers and winemakers.
11/28/12
The Big Idea for Wine
Old world wines reflect place. New World wines come from grapes. Get set for the Next World- where wines are based on concepts.
11/28/12
Don Sebastiani & Sons Completes State-of-the-Art Napa Valley Winery Upgrade
Don Sebastiani & Sons announced the completion of its winery upgrade. The new facility, now named "Steelbird Cellars," has been transformed into a showcase property for the family company.
11/28/12
Glazer's Inc. and Accolade Wines North America Annoucne New Seven State Corporate Agreement
Glazer's, one of the country's largest beverage distributors, and Accolade Wines North America, a leading importer and marketer of award-winning wines from around the world, announce the signing of new long-term distribution agreements for seven Glazer markets.
11/28/12
Annual Wine Shipping Virtual Seminar Brings Key Industry Updates to Wineries Nationwide
Online seminar addresses wine shipping rules changes and important guidelines for working with third-party marketers
11/28/12
New Zealand wineries' profits bounce back
Kiwi wineries' profitability has continued to rebound after the oversupply of 2008-09 and the crushed earnings caused by an industry with too many grapes and too much debt.
11/28/12
New Magazine Toasts Maryland Wines
Susan Southard launched the first and only online magazine devoted to Maryland wine and wineries last week. Her first publishing venture, Southard is launching the magazine at a time when the state's wineries are seeing explosive growth, thanks to less stringent shipping and zoning restrictions.
11/28/12
MD: New winery expected to help tourism
Red Heifer Winery to work with others on creating Antietam Highlands Wine Trail
11/28/12
Workers face lockout in Treasury Wines pay row
The Australian Workers Union (AWU) says about 100 staff were locked out of Treasury Wines' plant near Mildura at midday as a dispute continues over a new pay deal.
11/28/12
Washington wine festivals showcase Malbecs, Zinfandels and other winners
On Nov. 3, a total of 62 Northwest wineries poured over 400 wines at the Tri-Cities Wine Festival in Kennewick. The new darling at this year's event appeared to be malbec, and nearly 25 percent of the festival wineries were pouring it.
11/28/12
Pennsylvania's Frederick Cellars announces it's closing at the end of the year
The note sent to followers of the winery read: Frederick Cellars will be closing at the end of December and we want to take this opportunity to thank our customers, volunteers and employees for sharing this great adventure with us. We've enjoyed meeting each and every one of you.
11/28/12
Undurraga named Chile's Winery of the Year
The Undurraga winery has been named the Winery of the Year by the Wines of Chile Association.
11/28/12
TWE succeeds in delaying wine grape growth
Australia-based Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has carried out a research to delay the growth of wine grapes to tackle with climate change related issues.
11/28/12
Francis Coppola to use Inglenook trademark for 2009 vintage
The newly-renamed Inglenook 2009 is a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The 2009 vintage will carry a label that will be almost similar to the post-prohibition era label.
11/28/12
Winter warmers the toast of the UK press
Matthew Jukes reveals his "favourite Prosecco in the whole country", while Jane MacQuitty finds a "crowd-pleasing" Vinho Verde for less than £4.
11/28/12
Stephen Raducki wins young sommelier award
Hotel du Vin's Stephen Raducki has been named the Moët UK Young Sommelier of the Year Award for 2012.
11/28/12
Accolade Wines' chief calls on drinks trade to unite in lobbying government
Accolade Wines' UK head Paul Schaafsma has joined the call for the drinks industry to present a united front over its importance to the overall British economy when lobbying government.
11/28/12
UK drinks trade angst over minimum pricing grows
Angst is growing within the UK drinks trade as the government prepares to release its consultation into minimum unit pricing. A report published by the Adam Smith Institute yesterday showed that "the [Sheffield] model is based on unreasonable assumptions which render its figures meaningless."
11/28/12
'Rightful owner' of Chateau Badette awarded E2.75 million
The European Court has awarded €2.75m in damages to the plaintiff in the long-running dispute over a St Emilion chateau.
11/28/12
Doubt about value of new Chilean denominations
Chile has approved three new regional denominations - Costa, Andes and Entre Cordilleras - which it hopes will show the country's 'fantastic diversity as a producer of high quality wines and [their] sense of origin.'
11/28/12
Residue testing of wine grapes now mandatory in India
Wineries will now have to carry out a dual test - first of their grapes and then their wine - to ensure the beverage India produces sails smoothly into the international market.
11/28/12
New Zealand wine industry profitability shows improvement
All but the largest New Zealand wineries have improved their profitability during the past financial year compared with results in 2011, according to a new survey.
11/28/12
Power Shift: Wine in Ontario
Ontario's laws remain staid silent on the inter-provincial importation of wine and according to lawyer Mark Hicken, that silence indicates a soon to be opening door.
11/28/12
Manitoba liquor commission workers lose holiday booze sale
Manitoba liquor commission workers feel the government agency is being a Grinch this Christmas by cancelling a long-standing tradition - the annual employee sale of discount liquor deemed unfit to sell in stores.
11/28/12
B.C. Tourism From U.S. Down Sharply
Visits to B.C. by U.S. tourists are down by more than a third over the past several years, according to a report from a Vancouver research group. Nearly 2.5 million American tourists came to B.C. in 2011, but that's 36 percent lower than the number that came 14 years earlier, according to the report from Urban Futures, a Vancouver research company.
11/28/12
PR: Foley Family Wines Completes Purchase of Langtry Estate & Vineyards
FFW to Add Historic Guenoc Valley Winery to its Portfolio
11/28/12
UK: Warden Abbey grape harvest - small but promising!
Warden Abbey Vineyard will be making wine in 2012, despite the notoriously wet conditions throughout the year that have caused problems for all English vineyards.
11/28/12
New York Winery Tastes Success with a Wholesale Switch
Owera Vineyards LLC, Madison County's first winery, will open its production facility and tasting room in March in Cazenovia. The opening is part of an innovative business model that does things differently from most wineries, and it's already paying off.
11/28/12
ON WINE: U.S. a top producer, consumer of wine
What country grows the most grapes?
11/28/12
NZ wine shows signs of turnaround
New Zealand's wine sector is showing signs of a profit turnaround but is still not producing financial returns which would be acceptable to investors, according to a survey.
11/28/12
Accolade plans major UK push for Hardys
The new general manager of Accolade Wines in the UK is on a mission to see Hardys competing 'at every price point' in the country's wine market.
11/28/12
Is Wine as American as Apple Pie?
The enoblogosphere is reeling today in the wake of a French researcher's report published this week (and circulated today on the Internets). According to the survey (conducted by FranceAgriMer, an independent agricultural industry observer), the French are now more likely to drink fruit juice than wine at the dinner table.
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