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Thursday, September 18th

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WiVi Central Coast 2013, presented by WINE BUSINESS MONTHLY and Precision Ag Consulting, is the newly expanded symposium and tradeshow targeting winemakers and winegrape growers on the Central Coast launched exhibitor registration at www.wivicentralcoast.com. Exhibitors, which will include a wide array of industry suppliers and professional businesses, may receive discounted booth rates until January 11, 2013 or while space is available.

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Wine industry people on the move from December 4 to December 10

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State wine and grape leader says industry progress helped to make 2012 'one of the best overall years'

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Researchers found that all of the wines analyzed aged better when they were stored at 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

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For many wine lovers, the news that Robert M. Parker Jr. is planning to sell a portion of his influential newsletter, The Wine Advocate, to a group of Asian investors and step down as editor in chief does not so much signal an end of an era as acknowledges changes that have been under way for a decade.

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The Beaujolais region is working to introduce a vineyard-based classification system within the next decade

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The forecast for E. & J. Gallo is bubbly and bright as wine still proves to be one of the world's most recession-proof businesses.

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So far, more than half of the state's 45 licensed wineries have started direct shipping to customers, with many others expected to start direct shipping in the New Year.

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The grand finale to a North Bay Toys for Tots donation drive "wine-country style" that featured a head-to-head competition between wineries of the Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley to see which wine region could fill a five-ton grape gondola with the most toys and coats for local children in need, will culminate with a weigh-in this week.

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A Central Nebraska winery that lost most of its buildings in a fire in June is selling wine again and working on rebuilding. Co-owners Mick and Loretta McDowell held their first sale since the fire on Saturday.

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U.S. wine sales growth next year likely will be modest, but prices on the shelf overall probably won't increase much, according to Rob McMillan, founder of Silicon Valley Bank's Premium Wine division and author of an annual spring forecast for the industry.

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Figures released this week by Harpers sister title, The Grocer, show that overall our Christmas dinner is some 14.3 percent more expensive than it was in 2008, against comparative salary increases in that time of 6.7 percent.

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Lloyds Bank's private equity arm LDC is in the running to buy the 30-strong restaurant group D&D London.

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Retailers battling for share in the off-trade are going to get "pretty damn ferocious" in the run-up to Christmas, while difficult conditions mean the industry is approaching 2013 with caution.

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Pernod Ricard UK and the Automobile Association (AA) have launched the fifth phase of their marketing campaign to help educate drivers when it comes to festive drinking and driving.

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Top Rhone vintages and white Bordeaux were among the most sought-after lots in Sotheby's last Hong Kong auction of 2012, illustrating the 'rapid expansion in taste' of Asian market.

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In the most comprehensive study to date on how storage temperature affects wines with different packaging systems, UC Davis researchers found that bag-in-box wine is more vulnerable to warmer storage temperatures than bottled wine.

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Madison County commissioners denied beer and wine licenses for three county convenience stores Dec. 3 - Kwik Chek on Hwy. 29 in Hull, Neese Grocery on Hwy. 106 and Country Superette on Hwy. 29 north of Danielsville.Meanwhile, 12 beer and wine licenses at other stores were renewed.

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More than 30 award-winning Michigan wineries will be showcasing their top creations for wine lovers to sample at Michigan International Speedway in May.

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A volunteer group is seeking signatures to a petition which would require the City of Ripley to hold an election as to whether beer and light wine could legally be sold in city limits. Josh Behm, the spokesman for Ripley For A Vote, said the volunteer group is working to give the citizens of Ripley the opportunity to vote on the issue of alcohol within Ripley city limits.

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"Over the first nine months of 2012, Canadian consumers spent almost half a billion dollars more on alcohol than they did over the same period last year - an increase of 3.6 per cent," says BMO Capital Markets Economist Aaron Goertzen.

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Despite losing as much as 40 percent of their grapes for the 2012 harvest, the vintners and merchants of Burgundy are smiling. In Burgundy, whose wines compose only about 3 percent of France's total production, the wineries sell just about every drop they make, even in abundant years, though that hasn't happened since 2009.

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Top Rhone vintages and white Bordeaux were among the most sought-after lots in Sotheby's last Hong Kong auction of 2012, illustrating the 'rapid expansion in taste' of Asian market.

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Two of the most exclusive wine societies, La Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin and the Commanderie de Bordeaux, have special songs that accompany an evening of drinking and are delivered in French

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Owners of the Nashua-based warehouse that stored state-owned liquor for decades launched a Right-to-Know lawsuit Monday questioning if the State Liquor Commission engaged in "unlawful conduct" in awarding a 20-year contract to a competitor

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Nearly 35 years after founding Wine Advocate, Robert M. Parker Jr. shocked wine enthusiasts this week with his announcement that he was stepping down as editor in chief of the the seminal newsletter he ran from his Maryland home

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Significant changes are underway at the Wine Advocate as Robert Parker has announced he has taken on three new Asian investors and is opening up a new office in Singapore, from where the magazine will be run.