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  Daily News for Thursday, December 13th
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12/13/12
How Off-Premise Hiring May Be Evolving
Some stores are tailoring the holiday, and year-long, shopping experience.
12/13/12
Santa Barbara winery ordinance review continues today
The long process of revising Santa Barbara County's winery ordinance will continue with a public meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, 555 McMurray Road in Buellton.
12/13/12
The Quest for Wine's Origins
Through DNA profiling and archaeology, researchers have found what they believe is the cradle of wine grapegrowing
12/13/12
Louis Latour cements Beaujolais presence
Maison Louis Latour has just taken an 18-year lease on Chateau des Labourons in Fleurie - an important move in their long-term plan for Beaujolais presence.
12/13/12
Vivino Raises $1M From Creandum For Mobile Wine Cellar
Vivino, a mobile wine app that allows users to keep track of wines they drink, rate them for future reference, and share their favorites with others, has raised $1 million in Series A financing from Creandum, the Nordic venture capital firm known for its early investments in Spotify, iZettle, and Wrapp.
12/13/12
Lodi's Viaggio Winery hearing for ag store, deli postponed until January
A public hearing on an application by Viaggio Winery to operate a large agricultural store with a delicatessen scheduled for Tuesday was postponed at the request of the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation.
12/13/12
SW Wine Center could be reality by fall 2014
When completed, the Southwest Wine Center on the Clarkdale Campus of Yavapai College will be a state-of-the art teaching winery.
12/13/12
Sonoma's Hamel Family Wines Announces "Groundbreaking" News
Hamel Family Wines of Sonoma Valley announces the groundbreaking on construction of its estate winery, caves and hospitality center at 15401 Sonoma Highway, at the intersection of Madrone Rd., with the opening planned for Spring, 2014.
12/13/12
Maison Louis Latour to revitalize Beaujolais region of France
Maison Louis Latour, a France-based family-run company that produces red and white wines, has taken up the task of revitalizing Beaujolais region in France by taking control of Chateau des Labourons in the region.
12/13/12
Billionaires Row, Charles Mignon join forces to release new Champagne
Billionaires Row, a New York-based luxury group, has joined forces with La Maison Charles Mignon of France to unveil new Champagne 'Cuvee Billionaires Row' Brut Rose Grand Cru.
12/13/12
The Quest for Wine's Origins
Through DNA profiling and archaeology, researchers have found what they believe is the cradle of wine grapegrowing.
12/13/12
Missouri Winery Seeks Label Art
Les Bourgeois Vineyards is inviting artists from any location to submit entries for its 14th annual Collector's Series competition. Three winning entries will be featured on limited bottlings of Les Bourgeois wines.
12/13/12
Captain Morgan celebrates 10 million case landmark
Diageo-owned Captain Morgan has reached a landmark 10 million cases sold, becoming only the sixth premium spirit to sell 10 million cases globally.
12/13/12
London-based wine shop goes online
Having opened the doors to New Street Wine Shop in September, D&D London is taking the store's wine offering online.
12/13/12
London on-trade outperforms regions for eighth consecutive month
Restaurants and pubs inside the M25 outperformed the rest of the country in November for the eighth month in a row, according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.
12/13/12
Oxford Wine Company ups Champagne focus
The Oxford Wine Company, which runs five wine shops, is upping its focus on Champagne with a special tasting room at its Tetbury store.
12/13/12
Top 50 most powerful women in wine: 40-31
The Drinks Business counts down which game-changing women hold the most power in the wine world today.
12/13/12
Australian Shiraz ditches stereotype
Australian Shiraz showed it has undergone a similarly dramatic shift to the country's Chardonnay during the first UK Shiraz "Landmark Tasting", organised by Wine Australia.
12/13/12
Bayer CropScience Launches Third Annual Young Farmer Sustainability Award Program
The 2013 winner will be selected by a group of industry experts and Bayer leaders, and will be recognized in February at the 2013 Ag Issues Forum held in conjunction with Commodity Classic in Orlando, Fla.
12/13/12
PR: Constellation Brands Leads Wine Marketing Innovation with Mobile App Program for Holidays
Constellation Brands, Inc., a leading premium wine company, has launched a new mobile marketing program in the northeastern U.S. featuring new products and popular wine brands within the Hello Vino mobile app during the industry's busiest season.
12/13/12
Sommelier Turns Texas Winemaker
Brian Phillips of Austin's InterContinental Hotel and Haddington's has released his inaugural wine with the 2010 Ground Up Tempranillo from a small portion of Pedernales Cellars's Kuhlken Vineyard in Texas Hill Country.
12/13/12
Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Hires L.A. Agency David&Goliath
The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance announced it has selected Los Angeles based David&Goliath as its creative agency. As the Alliance's new creative partner, the agency will focus on branding the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area.
12/13/12
New Wine Enthusiast Mailing Lists Added to Consumer Base
ConsumerBase LLC, a multi-channel mailing list provider located in Evanston, IL, has updated its extensive database recently by adding new mailing lists for wine enthusiasts and beer aficionados. Wine and beer enthusiasts may enjoy wine clubs, brewing beer, touring alcohol-related facilities such as vineyards and breweries, and much more.
12/13/12
Oregon wine sales up 9% in 2011
According to the 2011 Oregon Winery Census Report, sales revenue from Oregon's 463 wineries jumped 9 percent last year to about $3 billion. Volume was also up 9 percent to top 2 million cases sold.
12/13/12
VinoVisit and Winery Finder Team Up to Provide Real-time, on-the-go Winery Reservations for Mobile Travelers
Winery Finder, the #1 ranked social networking mobile app for Napa Valley/Sonoma, has partnered with VinoVisit, the leader in real-time winery reservations, to provide visitors with a seamless way to explore wine country.
12/13/12
Wine lovers make their own reds and whites at The Vintners Club in Bluffton, SC
Inside The Vintners Club, which opened its doors Nov. 2, McCormick is offering area wine enthusiasts a chance to make batches of their own, private label wine. Members select the grapes from which their wines will be made, monitor the fermentation process and even bottle the wine in a mini-bottling facility that McCormick built in the rear of his store.
12/13/12
Australia: Chinese businessmen buy stake in Langhorne Creek winery Project Wine
Two Chinese businessmen have bought a strategic stake in Langhorne Creek winery Project Wine, in a sign of the growing wine trade with the Asian giant.
12/13/12
Wine Advocate Will Stay Put, and in Print
Robert M. Parker Jr., the influential editor of the Wine Advocate, now says the headquarters of the 34-year-old newsletter will remain in Maryland and that it will continue to publish a print edition.
12/13/12
Airline Liquor Bottles To Be Replaced With Robot Bartender
Feel like cracking the cap of a mini airline liquor bottle in flight? You better hurry; the skies could be filled with robot-like bartenders soon.
12/13/12
Suspect identified in Brunello attack
Police are close to an arrest over the attack on leading Brunello estate Case Basse on 2 December in which 62,600 litres of six vintages Brunello were lost after the taps to the barrels were opened.
12/13/12
Louis Latour cements Beaujolais presence
Maison Louis Latour has just taken an 18-year lease on Chateau des Labourons in Fleurie - an important move in their long-term plan for Beaujolais presence.
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