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  Daily News for Wednesday, December 5th
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12/05/12
Wine producers lobby for private stores in Ontario
Ontario's wine producers, frustrated with limited shelf space in government-run liquor stores, say it's time for change. They are calling on consumers to beat the drum for new private stores, which they say should be allowed to compete with existing Liquor Control Board of Ontario outlets
12/05/12
Over 60% of California farmers report labor shortages
Nearly two-thirds of farmers who responded to a California Farm Bureau Federation survey said they were challenged to find enough workers to help tend and harvest crops this year
12/05/12
Lessons From a Wine Entrepreneur
Peter Byck, co-founder, president and CEO of Winery Exchange, told an audience of students, faculty and wine industry professionals at the University of California, Davis, last week that private-label wine brands comprise 50 percent of the retail wine market in the United Kingdom.
12/05/12
Wine Market Council Announces 2013 Consumer Research Conferences and Unveils a New Website
The 8th Annual Wine Market Council Conferences Will Reveal the Latest Research on Luxury Wine Market Trends
12/05/12
Pennsylvania Legislature Promotes California Wine, Local Wineries Puzzled
The chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has launched an internal investigation to find out why our state is spending money to promote a certain kind of wine made in California.
12/05/12
Farming, wine and journalism: Drones go mainstream
Not all drones are large, weaponized aircraft. Smaller robotic planes are being used in new ways, raising questions about privacy and abuse.
12/05/12
Countdown for Icewine starts in Wine Country Ontario
Ontario winemakers have started to wait patiently for temperatures to reach a minimum of minus 8? Celsius; just right for the winter harvest of one of Canada's most cherished products, Ontario Icewine.
12/05/12
Vandals Destroy Six Vintages of Case Basse's Brunello di Montalcino
Someone emptied all the casks, dumping out 16,500 gallons of wine; no motive for crime.
12/05/12
Vandals Destroy Prized Brunello di Montalcino Wine
In an apparent act of large-scale vandalism, much of the last six vintages of Case Basse di Soldera, perhaps the greatest producer of Brunello di Montalcino, was destroyed Sunday night, the Italian winery said in a statement Tuesday.
12/05/12
Adams County Winery decides to hold party before the world ends
Since the Mayans have pegged Dec. 21 as the day the world ends, the creative folks at Adams County figured they'd might as well plan one final party.
12/05/12
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant Expands Corporate Team
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants, a multi-unit winery, restaurant, and retail concept, is ringing in the holidays with the addition of five corporate executive team members to accommodate the company's aggressive growth strategies.
12/05/12
Millionaire former winery owner murdered in Silicon Valley
Police are hunting a gang of intruders after a multi-millionaire former California winery owner was found dead in his luxury mansion in Silicon Valley.
12/05/12
Board amends ordinance to allow for wineries in Lakeland, Tennessee
The Lakeland Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on first reading to amend a zoning ordinance to allow for small wineries in agricultural districts in certain locations at a meeting Monday night.
12/05/12
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar launches new blend
Forty-Six Diamonds 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a limited edition wine that is produced from grapes grown in Hall's estates. It is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot, 12%Merlot and 12% Syrah.
12/05/12
Wine Myths That Need Shattering
There is some wine nonsense that never seems to disappear.
12/05/12
Show of solidarity saves French wine business from collapse
Provence vineyard Château de Roquefort has been saved from ruin by a group of producers who gathered in support after its vines were wrecked by hail.
12/05/12
Enotria partners with the Company of Wine People brands
UK importer Enotria has partnered with wine exporters the Company of Wine People in a bid to grow its South African Category in the UK.
12/05/12
Inverarity Morton boosts sales and wine teams
Independent Scottish drinks merchant Inverarity Morton has appointed two members of staff to boost its sales and wine teams.
12/05/12
Cristal tops November rises
Cristal 2002 was the chief riser on the Liv-ex index in November as trade for the prestige cuvée picks up.
12/05/12
Enotria takes on Arniston Bay
Enotria has signed a deal with South African producer The Company of Wine People, for the UK supplier to distribute Arniston Bay.
12/05/12
Albany Vintners buys Vinance client list
The client database of Vinance plc, which went into administration last month, has been bought by Albany Vintners.
12/05/12
Central Coast wine festival nears break-even with record ticket sales
The third annual Savor the Central Coast posted record numbers for attendance and revenue. According to the visitors and conference bureau, the event brought in $3.58 million in revenue, a 22 percent jump over 2011 revenue.
12/05/12
Wine regions dodged Superstorm Sandy
Hurricane Sandy certainly left devastation in the tri-State area (CT, NY, NJ), but this year the wine regions were lucky.
12/05/12
Great Falls' Vintage Sellers captures yen for good wines and beers
Great Falls residents are increasingly developing a taste for good wines and craft beers, said Gene Betz.
12/05/12
Accolade Wines relocates to Napa
"Napa is the global icon as the home of America's wine industry. It offers a greater radius of recruitment prospects for all levels of positions and provides easy access for national and international travel," Managing Director Tim Matz said.
12/05/12
Tesco signals end of American dream
Tesco is set to signal today that it is calling time on its American dream, with a review of its lossmaking Fresh & Easy venture
12/05/12
Viticulture: Winemakers in Bulgaria set their sights on restoring a potent legacy
It has taken the best part of two decades for Bulgarian agriculture to overcome the negative consequences of the chaotic dissolution of Soviet-era co-operatives, food processing plants and wineries.
12/05/12
Show of solidarity saves French wine business from collapse
Provence vineyard Château de Roquefort has been saved from ruin by a group of producers who gathered in support after its vines were wrecked by hail
12/05/12
PA Promotes California Wine, Local Wineries Puzzled
Go into any L.C.B. Store and chances are you will find the brand "Table Leaf" displayed prominently
12/05/12
Washington State Liquor Control Board may require stores to report theft
The Washington State Liquor Control Board is considering whether it should require retailers to report their liquor thefts, from one bottle going out the door, to a gang of thieves making off with a shopping cart of booze.
12/05/12
NH AG: Missing wine wasn't missing after all
ew Hampshire's attorney general says the apparent disappearance of about $100,000 in wine from a state-run liquor store has been solved - it was never missing
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