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  Daily News for Thursday, January 10th
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01/10/13
Trinchero Expands Into Washington Wine With Rising Charles & Charles Brand
"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."
01/10/13
Running a Regional Wine Association
After years in Monterey & Lake counties, longtime leaders look back
01/10/13
Free The Grapes! Press Release: Not Improving with Age: Three Years after Court Ruling, Legislative Inaction Stymies Wine Direct Shipping
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.
01/10/13
PR: Vin65 Introduces iPad Point-of-Sale System for Wineries
Now your Point-of-Sale System is anywhere you can carry an iPad
01/10/13
Supplier News: Glazer's, Inc. Selects Vistaar to Manage Beverage Alcohol Distribution Pricing
to optimize retail beverage alcohol pricing throughout its organization
01/10/13
Sonoma State Online Wine Business Management Certificate
Application Deadline February 1 for the Foundation Course
01/10/13
The Wine Compliance Academy Launches Compliance Courses
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.
01/10/13
Dunne on wine: Nevada County vintner homes in on a sense of place
Gold Rush prospectors may have had an easier time discovering pay dirt in Nevada County than their winemaking descendants are having finding their identity.
01/10/13
San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation delays decision on winery market proposal
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.
01/10/13
Chef Andres Barrera Changing Up City Winery in New York
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."
01/10/13
San Joaquin County supervisors delay Viaggo Winery deli decision
Viaggio owners request postponement to better describe their farm deli.
01/10/13
First glimpse of Moët's Chinese winery
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.
01/10/13
French winery La Cave releases Gentil de Pfaff 2011
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.
01/10/13
Trips to winery alleged in $10,000 travel spend by Canberra's Slipper
Disgraced Sunshine Coast MP Peter Slipper spent more than $10,000 on transport during January 2010 while Parliament was still in its Christmas recess.
01/10/13
T.J. Rodgers completes world's first wireless wine fermentation network for UC Davis winery
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.
01/10/13
New Pacific Coast Wine Trail Features Central Coast Wineries, Unmatched Scenic Beauty
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.
01/10/13
Monterey County named 'Top 10 Wine Destination'
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.
01/10/13
Cellar Angels Introduces Flat-Rate Shipping on Wine
Beginning Tuesday, January 15, 2013 all ground shipping regardless of quantity will have a flat $10 shipping fee.
01/10/13
Beverage Alcohol Consumption in Bars and Restaurants Continues On-Premise Rebounding from a Five-Year Low
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.
01/10/13
Argentinean billionaire Bulgheroni buys Dievole, Poggi Landi estates in Italy
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.
01/10/13
Chablis 2011 deemed between 09 and 10
Early impressions of Chablis 2011 point to a style that sits between the 2009 and 2010 vintages.
01/10/13
Buy Burgundy 2011 or miss out on 2012
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.
01/10/13
Château Haut-Brion 2011 issued in Shanghai on Christmas Day
When most Westerners were celebrating Christmas, Shanghai International Wine Exchange issued allocations of Bordeaux first growth Château Haut-Brion 2011.
01/10/13
French Teacher Fired for Giving Students Wine in France; Says Crazy Things About Hamburgers
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.
01/10/13
Law enforcement group speaks out against TN wine bill
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.
01/10/13
Oregon's Southeast Wine Collective plans supper series
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.
01/10/13
Égalité, Wine Created In Support Of Gay Americans, To Hit Shelves Nationwide
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.
01/10/13
Police fire stun grenades at striking workers in South Africa's wine region
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
Nevada: Carrefour Vineyards sold; Vintage Wine Shop to close
We heard it through the grapevine: two mainstays of the Reno wine scene won't be with us much longer.
01/10/13
New LCBO express outlets to be introduced in Ontario
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.
01/10/13
Wine Kitz owner faces NSLC court bid
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.
01/10/13
Washington Cabs: The Non-Next-New Thing
"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."
01/10/13
NVV hosts Premiere Napa Valley on Feb. 23
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
01/10/13
Supply issues speed up Burgundy trend
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
01/10/13
Stink bug ranks as top USDA invasive pest
First detected in the United States a decade ago, the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is now in at least 39 states
01/10/13
How 'fiscal cliff' deal impacts small restaurateurs, franchisees
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
'Champagne' Set for Obama Dinner Has French Wine Lobby Miffed
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
01/10/13
Diageo Signs New Distribution Agreements and New Brokerage Agreement with The Charmer Sunbelt Group
for Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Maryland, New York, South Carolina, and the District of Columbia
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