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Friday, August 1st

02/08/13

Table and Raisin Tonnage Fell

02/08/13

North Coast up 47%, Central Coast up 41%, Northern Interior up 33% and Southern Interior up 4%

02/08/13

Prior to this release, Allied Grape Growers had estimated the size of the 2012 winegrape crop to be 3,885,000 tons - the most aggressive estimate in the industry. The actual winegrape tonnage crushed was 4,013,903- a slight 3 percent difference from the large estimate.

02/08/13

The Preliminary California Grape Crush Report released today shows the 2012 winegrape crop reached an all-time high of 4.014 million tons, which was surprising given the limited amount of new planting in the state.

02/08/13

Executive from Young's Market addresses effects of privatization, 2012 harvest at WAWGG conference

02/08/13

Washington State Representative Ross Hunter, a Democrat, recently proposed a plan to eliminate a 17% tax on retailers selling spirits to on-premise operators and remove restrictions on the amount of spirits customers can purchase daily (currently 24 liters).

02/08/13

Several people and businesses received awards form the New York Wine and Grape Foundation on Wednesday night.

02/08/13

eMobilePOS turns iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads into full-featured point-of-sale devices without the need to buy expensive and bulky terminals

02/08/13

Barrel Auction at Raymond Vineyards, Live Auction at Meadowood Napa Valley; Lunch by Bravo Top Chefs, Dinner by Chef Joseph Lenn of Blackberry Farm

02/08/13

The wine business on California's Central Coast is strong and growing, evident with 688* wineries now calling the region home. The industry's newest and largest tradeshow and symposium, WiVi Central Coast brings winemakers and winegrape growers together with suppliers and industry experts.

02/08/13

As county considers revisions, neighbor of B.G.-area business voices noise complaint

02/08/13

A new winery to be operated by two Cambria women may open as soon as Memorial Day in Old City Hall, and the Common Council voted Wednesday to grant them $50,000 toward the start-up costs.

02/08/13

Here, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is the sole decision-maker behind what gets on the shelves of state-owned liquor stores.

02/08/13

Following up the successful launch of Sweet Red Roo in 2012, [yellow tail] Sweet White Roo is a refreshing, white wine with flirty tropical notes from a blend of Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes.

02/08/13

Plus, Burgundy and Champagne struggle for world heritage site recognition, get amped with Motörhead's new Shiraz in a box and Oregon gets a new AVA

02/08/13

Chilean imports continued on a steady decline that began mid-2011 and Australian imports fell to the lowest level in a decade, according to a recent study.

02/08/13

One of Asia's most important collections of Burgundy wines will go under the hammer at a Hong Kong Christie's auction in March.

02/08/13

Bordeaux 2010 remains too expensive as the top-end wines continue to sell very slowly, American merchants say.

02/08/13

Washington wine grape growers saw production climb by 32 percent in 2012 from the previous year.

02/08/13

Italy's leading fine white wines from barrel-aged Chardonnay to amphorae-fermented Sauvignon Blanc.

02/08/13

Known for cool climate pinot noir and white grapes, Elkton received approval as an American Viticultural Area from the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau this week.

02/08/13

A new infusion of cash from a San Francisco-based private equity firm is allowing a prominent Oregon winery to plan major expansions both nationally and at its headquarters in Dundee.

02/08/13

No, not those bag-in-a-box jobs found at your local Sam's Club (WMT) or Costco (COST). We're talking 24,000-liter plastic bags, each able to carry the equivalent of 32,000 bottles of vino.

02/08/13

Now we have what I'm calling "identity" labels -- Middle Sister, Bridesmaid and Skinnygirl. Do we really need a wine label to tell us who we are or how we should be?

02/08/13

With a few exceptions, we tended generally to agree that the same wine straight from a bottle tastes nearly identical to wine poured through an aerator.

02/08/13

And then, they carved a wine cellar from a musty, well-used basement. This was 1997, when George Stathakis and his Peppermill restaurant on the Eastside was about the only Greenville restaurateur with a serious wine list.

02/08/13

Two Florida lawmakers have filed legislation that could widen the availability of high-end wines available for purchase by the glass.

02/08/13

Licensees holding either a license that permits or a license with an endorsement that permits the sale of beer to a purchaser in a container supplied by the licensee or a sanitary container brought to the premises by the purchaser and filled at the tap at the time of sale may similarly sell wine to a purchaser in such a container.

02/08/13

Farm subsidies are back in play as a possible offset in sequester bargaining, this time as a way for Senate Democrats to help forestall automatic spending cuts for the remainder of this fiscal year or into December.

02/08/13

It's round-two in Congress this year on a new farm bill before the one-year extension of the '08 farm legislation expires in September. Meantime, the cost of crop insurance to this country's cash-strapped government has drawn the attention of the urban media and public.

02/08/13

The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release new 10-year agricultural projections on Feb. 11, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. EST.

02/08/13

Flavour and fragrance firm Givaudan said increased sales of its flavours for snacks, beverages and dairy products in Latin America boosted its sales during 2012, as it reported a 15% increase in overall net profit.

02/08/13

Gov. Jerry Brown waded into potentially hostile territory Wednesday as he pitched his $14 billion plan to reshape California's water-delivery system by building massive tunnels below the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

02/08/13

It's that time of year again. The grape vines that are lying dormant in the fields need some pruning in order to grow best this spring.

02/08/13

Tourism in Sonoma County continues to rebound at an encouraging pace, with revenue and hotel occupancy rates besting those of the previous two years, experts said Wednesday at an annual meeting on local tourism.

02/08/13

Restaurant chains are marketing or adding better-for-you items in time to draw consumers who have made resolutions to lose weight and eat healthfully in 2013.

02/08/13

The contest is being rescheduled for Friday, according to Grapegrowers spokeswoman Ashley McKinney. Competition will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

02/08/13

Gina Gallo and Jean-Charles Boisset will serve as honorary chairs for "Speakeasy," the 20th annual Red & White Affair, benefiting Yountville Elementary School.

02/08/13

There is still VC money out there for subscription ecommerce - when the growth and engagement metrics are healthy enough that is

02/08/13

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's liquor privatization plan could result in many more retailers selling beer and wine than he anticipates, a Senate Democrat said Thursday, as industry players critiqued legislation that has yet to be introduced

02/08/13

If Linda Jones McKee wants to sell a bottle of wine from Tamanend Winery at liquor stores in Maryland, she knows just what to do

02/08/13

The state Liquor Control Board has altered its schedule of public forums, adding Tacoma to the list

02/08/13

$300 million expansion to consolidate bottling and shipping operations and add 400 jobs.

02/08/13

University reveals names of two new grape varieties

02/08/13