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Wednesday, July 30th

01/10/13

"Last year Gallo came in, and now Trinchero. Over the next two years you could end up with 30 Washington wines on the shelf in any given market in the country, whereas in the past it may have been only five or 10."

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After years in Monterey & Lake counties, longtime leaders look back

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Massachusetts wine lovers still cannot purchase wines directly from out-of-state wineries, even though the legislature has had three years to act on an appellate court ruling directing the legislature to correct its unconstitutional ban on wine shipments.

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Now your Point-of-Sale System is anywhere you can carry an iPad

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to optimize retail beverage alcohol pricing throughout its organization

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Application Deadline February 1 for the Foundation Course

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The Wine Compliance Academy (WCA) will be half-day classes held at the WCA office starting in spring 2013. The curriculum will range from compliance basics to file organization to winery operations reporting.

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Gold Rush prospectors may have had an easier time discovering pay dirt in Nevada County than their winemaking descendants are having finding their identity.

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The battle between the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation and the Viaggio Winery about the operation of an agricultural market and deli will go on for another month.

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Even chef Andres Barrera admits City Winery had a clunky opening. "We hit a few bumps in the beginning there," Barrera says, "so I was sent out (in December) to see what I can do to help out."

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Viaggio owners request postponement to better describe their farm deli.

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Moët Hennessy's first winery in China is on target for completion this June, as early images emerged of the US$5.5 million project in Ningxia.

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Gentil is made from 25% Pinot Blanc, 23% Gewurztraminer, 20% Sylvaner, 16% Pinot Gris and 16% Riesling grapes that are hand-picked and pressed by pneumatic presses with vertical drains.

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Disgraced Sunshine Coast MP Peter Slipper spent more than $10,000 on transport during January 2010 while Parliament was still in its Christmas recess.

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In another advance for innovative winemaking, students and faculty at the University of California, Davis, are now processing wine with the world's first wireless fermentation system, thanks to a recently completed $3.5 million network designed, built and donated to the university by Silicon Valley semiconductor executive T.J. Rodgers.

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North San Luis Obispo County now "on the map", alongside tasting regions like Napa, Paso Robles and Sonoma. Visit 6 coastal tasting rooms, all within 3 miles of the Pacific Ocean from Hearst Castle, through Cambria, to Harmony.

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Wine Enthusiast Magazine has named Monterey County one of the top 10 wine travel destinations in the world for 2013. The county is the only California location and one of only three U.S. destinations to be named.

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Beginning Tuesday, January 15, 2013 all ground shipping regardless of quantity will have a flat $10 shipping fee.

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Consumers have shaken off cautious spending as the on-premise slowly rebounds, according to the newly released Cheers On-Premise BARometer Handbook. The new consumer is well versed in spirits, wine and beer, yet still demanding quality and value.

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Alejandro Pedro Bulgheroni, an Argentina-based billionaire and owner of several wineries in Argentina, Uruguay and California, has purchased Dievole estate in Chianti Classico region and Poggi Landi in Montalcino region of Italy.

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Early impressions of Chablis 2011 point to a style that sits between the 2009 and 2010 vintages.

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Merchants have suggested that Burgundy lovers should buy stocks of the 2011s as there is no guarantee that they will be able to get hold of the 2012s next year.

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When most Westerners were celebrating Christmas, Shanghai International Wine Exchange issued allocations of Bordeaux first growth Château Haut-Brion 2011.

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The New York Daily News reports that a judge ruled on Tuesday that a Manhattan school's firing of a French teacher was legal, after the woman allowed six eighteen-year-old girls to drink wine while on a school trip to France.

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A law enforcement group on Wednesday voiced opposition to a legislative proposal to allow wine to be sold in grocery and convenience stores, with one police chief citing a recent high-profile alcohol abuse case at the University of Tennessee.

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The Southeast Wine Collective, the Southeast Portland grouping of four urban wineries, will debut a monthly supper series featuring top Portland chefs later this month.

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New York's Biagio Cru & Estate Wines has just released Égalité, a sparkling wine from the Burgundy region of France which is meant as "a celebration of equality" for the LGBT community.

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Police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades Wednesday at hundreds of striking farm workers who blocked a highway in the grape-growing Western Cape, heart of South Africa's multibillion-dollar wine region.

01/10/13

We heard it through the grapevine: two mainstays of the Reno wine scene won't be with us much longer.

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The Ontario Liberal Party made the announcement on New Years Eve. Their plan is to launch a pilot project that would see beer and spirits sold at 10 grocery stores across the province. Based on the success of these new outlets the project would then expand to more locations in Ontario.

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Ross Harrington says Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. is flexing the regulatory muscle the province gave it two years ago. "In 2011, the government of Nova Scotia gave (the corporation) police powers, which they are now exercising," the owner of Wine Kitz Halifax said Wednesday in an interview.

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"These are tremendously good Cabernets; they are more elegant and often more balanced that those of Napa due to a brighter acidity. They are also more realistically priced."

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The event, which includes barrel tastings in the morning and an auction in the afternoon will be held at the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone. The event is open only to members of the wine trade

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The early drinking appeal of Burgundy's 2011 vintage may further encourage a shift that is already being exacerbated by supply shortages towards consuming these wines at a younger age

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First detected in the United States a decade ago, the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is now in at least 39 states

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Small business operators who make more than $450,000 annually and file federal tax returns for their businesses as pass-through entities will see their tax rate rise by almost 5 percent to 39.6 percent

01/10/13

The Obama White House will serve a California "champagne" with its dessert course for the inauguration - and the French wine lobby is stomping mad over it

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