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  Daily News for Thursday, November 29th
Treasury Wine Leasing Napa Vineyards to Meet Premium Demand Jump
Treasury Wine Estates Ltd. (TWE), the world's second-biggest listed wine producer, is renting vineyards in California's Napa and Australia's Barossa valleys to get hold of grapes amid surging demand for high-end vintages.
Don Sebastiani & Sons upgrades winery and custom-wine complex
Upgrades include a 750 ml glass bottling line, bulk wine storage facilities, 3-liter bag-in-box filling equipment, a new water filtering, softening and chlorination system, and new motion-activated, high-efficiency fluorescent lighting, officials at the Sonoma-based company said Tuesday.
Male and Female Wine Drinkers -- Are They Really That Different?
In order to answer this question, a research study was developed to explore differences in wine drinking occasion and motivation between men and women.
Wine: Niagara Peninsula grows into elegance
"The success of our region is making wines that show elegance and finesse, and not power." The Niagara Peninsula is a cool climate region and the wines will always be more about fresh acidities and bright fruit than the creamier textured, more dark-fruited wines of warmer climates.
Eight-Time Grammy Award Winner And Entrepreneur Fergie Launches Family-Owned Ferguson Crest Wines
Set at the highest point in Solvang and overlooking Santa Ynez Valley, Ferguson Crest is a family-run boutique winery devoted to producing top-quality varietals, founded by Pat Ferguson and his daughter Fergie in 2006.
Stoney Creek Wine Press Releases an Upgrade to its Custom Wine Label Editor
As the web continues to see a drop in Flash support custom wine label printing company Stoney Creek Wine Press releases an advanced Flash-free upgrade to its online custom wine label editor
Foley Family Wines Completes Purchase of Langtry Estate & Vineyards
Foley Family Wines had previously entered into an Agency Agreement in August, so the FFW sales force is currently selling both the Guenoc and Langtry brands into wholesale.
Winestein: Oregon, a mecca for U.S. pinot noir
The 450 producers in Oregon are quite small, explaining why you don't know or hear more about Oregon. They don't have the reach or distribution of large, mega producers.
New Zealand winery to use PHL products
Philippine products such as muscovado sugar and coconut sugar nectar are figuring prominently in a New Zealand winery, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. In a news release, the DFA said the Waiwera Organic Winery production facility will produce rum using Philippine Muscovado sugar and beer.
Bottling costs choke South African wineries
The wine industry is feeling the pinch so much that "some wine estates are being sold" and most of them bottle their wines overseas because it is cheaper to do so there than domestically.
A new way to sniff and swirl, perfume line was inspired by wine.
One perfume maker was so inspired by the bouquet of various bottles, she's come out with a wine-based fragrance collection she claims is good to spritz before you sip.
Ray Beckwith, Australian Wine Scientist Pioneer, Dies at 100
Working for Penfolds, Beckwith discovered how winemakers could prevent spoiled wine.
New body to protect fine wine investors launches
The Wine Investment Association was officially launched today promising to set up regulations and processes that protect wine investments of private individuals.
ROLLING UPDATE UK alcohol strategy: trade polarised over new measures
The measures proposed by government under its alcohol consultation have polarised opinion within the drinks trade, with the main trade body and producers condemning minimum pricing, while some in the on-trade and smaller merchants believe it is a good idea.
Home Office launches 10-week consultation on alcohol
The Home Office has launched a 10-week consultation on the Alcohol Strategy, which will seek views on banning multibuys and setting a minimum unit price of 45p.
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.
LIWF 2013 ramps up UK focus
Next year's London International Wine Fair will focus heavily on UK business, rather than trying to attract overseas visitors.
Accolade Wines' chief calls on drinks trade to unite in lobbying UK 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.
Moueix defends St Emilion reclassification
Terroir should only be given a limited influence in the classification of an appellation, argues Alain Moueix, president of the St Emilion Grands Crus Class├ęs Association.
Boston's American Provisions makes case for wine and beer license; some come out in oppositon
Owners of and representatives for American Provisions, a niche cheese and meats store in South Boston, appeared before the Boston Licensing Board Wednesday to make their case to sell wine and beer. But the petition was met with opposition from some community members.
ONEHOPE Foundation Announces Over $1 Million Donated To Partner Nonprofits
ONEHOPE Foundation, the world's first social impact foundation, announced that over $1 Million has been donated to partner nonprofits.
Woodland Hills, CA firm sees robust 2012 wine grape crop
The 2012 wine grape crop is expected to reach 3.7 million tons, which would tie the second-largest crop production ever in California and the Pacific Northwest, according to Woodland Hills-based Great American Group Inc.
Ontario wine sales expected to soar after banner harvest
"It's a lot to do with weather," said Debbie Zimmerman, CEO, Grape Growers of Ontario which is proclaiming the 2012 harvest one of the "highest valued crops" in the organization's 65-year monitoring history.
Wine Luxury (WLX) Launches New Online Magazine, WLX Wine and Dine, at
"We're excited to launch WLX Wine & Dine Magazine and begin to introduce our information resources and educational concept to our readers," explains Wine Luxury Founder, Daniel Feder.
Nova Scotia wine legislation amended
Nova Scotia is amending legislation to allow individuals to directly import 100 percent certified locally grown and produced Canadian wine for personal use.
New opportunities for Canadian vintners
The Canadian Vintners Association's has received $160,000 in federal funding to support its ongoing international market development and trade efforts.
Australian vintner fears return of grape oversupply
Vintage chairman Ian Ferrier has warned that conditions in the wine industry are likely to remain tough for some time and the oversupply issues that crippled the industry over the past five years could return at any moment.
Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, Joseph Carr, [yellow tail] Donate $60,000 to American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief
"As a New York-based, family-run company that has been doing business here for 31 years, I am profoundly saddened watching our employees, customers, distributors and residents of the community face such hardship in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy."
PR: Wolfgang Puck Wines Expand to Retail
Previously, Wolfgang Puck Wines were sold only at Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group restaurants, Wolfgang Puck Bistro locations and Wolfgang Puck Catering venues nationwide.
PR: Wolfgang Puck Wines Expand To Retail
Celebrated Chef Wolfgang Puck's eponymous wine label, Wolfgang Puck Wines, is now available to consumers at select retail locations. Accessibly priced, family produced and created with intense varietal character, these wines signify the spirit of food and life for which Puck is known.
Belarus interested in Moldova's viniculture technologies
Belarus plans to start large-scale commercial production of grapes and is interested in Moldova's technologies, Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Rusy said at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister-Economy Minister of Moldova Valeriu Lazar on 29 November, BelTA has learnt.
PR: Accolade Wines North America - On the Move
New Headquarters Location Announced in Napa
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