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  Daily News for Tuesday, February 12th
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02/12/13
A New Web Venture for Antonio Galloni
Antonio Galloni, a leading wine reviewer for Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate, one of the world's most influential wine guides, will depart the publication to start his own wine enterprise, which he said would begin to roll out on the Internet in March
02/12/13
Wine Investors Think Globally
Panelists reveal process behind international acquisitions of California wineries.
02/12/13
New version of wine app Drync wants to make it easier to buy a favorite bottle
Brad Rosen launched the mobile app Drync back in 2008, to help oenophiles keep track of favorite wines, or read reviews of vintages with which they might not be familiar.
02/12/13
What is fueling growth of Washington Syrah?
Based on the headlines, selling Syrah to the wine-drinking public is next to impossible. So why does the grape continue to gain popularity among Washington winemakers?
02/12/13
People News Recap from 2/5-2/11
Wine industry people on the move from February 5 to February 11
02/12/13
46th annual World Ag Expo opens Tuesday
World Ag Expo again expects about 100,000 visitors from 70 nations over its three-day run.
02/12/13
Supplier News: Relvas High Quality Tin Capsules Now Available to North American Wine Market from ACI Cork USA
Relvas Tin closures come in a large range of vibrant colors and can be embossed or flat printed for additional shelf impact.
02/12/13
Supplier News: Tractor Supply Company Announces National FFA Scholarship Program
As an extension of its sponsorship with the National FFA Foundation, Tractor Supply Company has recently announced a new scholarship program to assist FFA members in their pursuit of a college degree.
02/12/13
Press Release: [yellow tail] Hops on the Hottest Wine Trends in U.S.A. With Three New Wines
Australia's [yellow tail], the #1 imported wine brand in the U.S.A., is tapping into the hottest wine trends with the February introduction of Sweet White Roo, Big Bold Red and Pink Moscato, announced exclusive marketer, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits.
02/12/13
Press Release: Intowine.com's 2013 Report Names Both Tasting Panel's Key Execs Top Influential People in the U.S. Wine Industry
The Tasting Panel Magazine's two principals, Anthony Dias Blue and Meridith May, both ranked high on Intowine.com's just-released Top 100 Most Influential People in the U.S. Wine Industry report.
02/12/13
Winery U teaches Texas wine history
How does the oldest winery in the state survive prohibition? What is the real history of Texas wines?
02/12/13
Hallgarten adds Gérard Bertrand to portfolio
Hallgarten Druitt, a UK-based distributor of wines, has added French producer Gerard Bertrand to its wine portfolio. Gerard will roll out 25 of its wines, which will be showcased at Hallgarten's annual tasting events.
02/12/13
New bill to allow wine trade in kegs, containers in Florida
A new bill 'The Florida Wine Canister Act', filed by Senator Wilton Simpson and Representative Frank Artiles, will allow Florida distributors and manufacturers to sell wine in kegs or large containers to businesses.
02/12/13
Montalcino's Argiano Has New Owners
Noemi Marone Cinzano sells to undisclosed investors so she can focus on her Argentine property.
02/12/13
Thousand-pound Burgundies in £3m UK government cellar
Thousand-pound bottles of Domaine de la Romanee Conti, as well as Chateau Margaux, Cheval Blanc, Cos d'Estournel and other fine wines were served last year at official functions, according to a statement released by the Foreign Office last week.
02/12/13
Technology, immigration topics at grape growers meeting in Prosser
Labor-saving technology and immigration reform were among the topics of discussion Friday at the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers annual meeting.
02/12/13
New Historic Wineries Tour of Napa Valley Includes Lunch, a Look at Beaulieu Residence
The price tag is steep, but lunch promises to be elegant and a rare look inside Rutherford House is included.
02/12/13
Less red tape for BC's brewery, distillery and winery owners
Brewery, distillery and winery owners who also have off-site restaurants or pubs will be able to sell their products at the off-site establishments as of March 1.
02/12/13
Wowser health warning plan will deface Australia's great wine labels
Wine bottles will have to carry large and graphic health warnings similar to cigarette packs if proposals from public health lobbyists get the go-ahead.
02/12/13
Sonoma County sets dry weather record
The first six weeks of 2013 have been the driest on record for Sonoma County and neighboring Napa County, based on measurements at their respective airports, the National Weather Service reports.
02/12/13
Wine Geek and Spirit Savant Steve Olson: On What We're Drinking Now and What We'll Be Drinking in the Future
Chef Salad is taking a detour this week and next, interviewing four of the country's leading beverage industry experts, all of whom will be speakers at seminars held at the Hotel Valley Ho for the second annual Arizona Cocktail Week, February 16-22.
02/12/13
Wine Investors Think Globally
Panelists reveal process behind international acquisitions of California wineries.
02/12/13
Southern Wine & Spirits of Maryland and DC to Open a New, Dedicated Sales, Marketing and Administrative Office in Baltimore
In follow-up to their May 2012 announcement-combined with the recent conclusion of their JV with Frederick P. Winner, Ltd. (Winner) and the current opening of the new, dedicated facility in Baltimore-Southern will now exclusively manage their wine and spirits sales, marketing and administrative functions.
02/12/13
Lageder family using biodynamics to create their wines
In the wine world, the Lageder name is synonymous with natural grape-growing and winemaking principles that, while showing great respect for the soil, also seek economic sustainability.
02/12/13
Cruise ships help boost winery profile
In the highly competitive wine industry you have to find new customers wherever you can. For Marlborough winemaker Allan Scott that means welcoming Americans from visiting cruise ships to his winery one day and flying to Vietnam to meet new customers the next.
02/12/13
Andrew Peller Limited Reports Solid Growth in Third Quarter and First Nine Months of Fiscal 2013
"The third quarter remains our strongest period of the year due to seasonal sales and we were very pleased to generate a solid 4.2 percent predominantly organic growth in sales for the quarter compared to last year," commented John Peller, president and CEO.
02/12/13
Farm Income Is Projected To Be Highest in 40 Years
The Department of Agriculture projected in a report Monday that net farm income in the U.S. will reach $128.2 billion in 2013-the highest since 1973 when adjusted for inflation and the highest on record on a non-adjusted basis.
02/12/13
Community Supported Agriculture continues expansion in Boulder County
When it comes to farming, teikei is the Japanese word for what a growing number of locals are consuming.
02/12/13
B.C. liquor laws overhauled
Minister Rich Coleman announced several changes today that will help support local breweries and distilleries, create new business opportunities, and revise current liquor laws in British Columbia.
02/12/13
Sonoma County streamlines solar permitting
Solar permitting throughout the county is now a singular process with one fee, solar advocates announced yesterday.
02/12/13
$30 million treatment plant targets tainted farming drainage
A $30 million water treatment plant rises slowly over this quiet prairie on the San Joaquin Valley's west side where nature has both blessed and cursed farmers.
02/12/13
How brands can engage Millennial consumers
Nation's Restaurant News speaks with Viacom Media Networks' Danniele Meglen about the latest research on this demographic.
02/12/13
Bacardi Bottling Corp. cited with 12 safety violations
Bacardi Bottling Corp. was cited with 12 safety violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after the August death of a temporary worker on his first day on the job at its Jacksonville facility.
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