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  Daily News for Thursday, February 14th
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02/14/13
Former BBC editor to head up IMW
Former BBC journalist Penny Richards is to replace Siobhan Turner as executive director of the Institute of Masters of Wine
02/14/13
Diageo Calls on the Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to Fast Track Serving Fact Information
The call is for information to be placed on beer, wine and distilled spirits containers.
02/14/13
PR: Okanagan-Based Wine Group Bullish on the Future of the Okanagan Valley
Terrabella Wineries Ltd., of Summerland, B.C., announces it has completed the purchase of an 18-acre vineyard property in West Kelowna, B.C. This marks the company's second acquisition in their process of obtaining existing wineries and building new wineries in B.C. with the intention of creating quality brands for wine consumers.
02/14/13
PR: Antonio Galloni announced today the launch of www.antoniogalloni.com, a multimedia, technology driven platform
"I felt a strong desire to return to my entrepreneurial roots, first established with Piedmont Report in 2004"
02/14/13
WASH: Group recommends plan for wine-growing region at Red Mountain
The Red Mountain AVA Master Site Plan -- in the works for about eight years -- describes "a place of beauty where wineries lie within a sea of vineyards against the backdrop of Red Mountain," and lays out a framework for managing future development.
02/14/13
Forbes writer 'called out' about Oregon female winemakers
Brianne Day, herself a winemaker, produced a long list of winemakers who were left off Bell's list. On Forbes' site, a worthy comment can be promoted by the staffer as "called out."
02/14/13
Introducing Aromella and Arandell
Arandell is a mid-season red winegrape with a high degree of natural disease resistance. Aromella is a winter-hardy white winegrape with excellent aromatic Muscat wine characteristics.
02/14/13
Alternative Capital For Tapped Out Wine Makers
VIDEO: Bacchus Capital Management co-founder Peter Kaufman on providing needed capital to winemakers in the industry.
02/14/13
Wilmington area a boon for local winery business
A recent study conducted by the N.C. Division of Tourism and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, found that 80 percent of winery customers are visitors outside the community, but 70 percent of them live within the state.
02/14/13
'American Wine,' a story of great growth
At the turn of the millennium, there were approximately 2,000 wineries in the United States. Today, there are close to 8,000.
02/14/13
Napa Valley Winery to Age Wine In Charleston Harbor
Mira Winery to Become First American Winery to Experiment with Ocean Aging
02/14/13
Supplier News: TonelerĂ­a Nacional Cooperage Natinga Project
Chilean company TonelerĂ­a Nacional Cooperage has developed a new project -- the Natinga project -- that aims to help the viticulture industry defend itself against one of the most powerful contaminants to wine.
02/14/13
Kunde Family Estate Announces 2013 Hikes & Tours
Since 2006, the hiking programs have served to both educate and entertain wine and outdoor enthusiasts on sustainable winegrowing practices and ecosystem management.
02/14/13
Poll: Pennsylvanians Want End to Government Booze Sales
The poll found more than 3 out of 5 Pennsylvania voters support privatizing the 80-year-old state store system, with more than 41 percent strongly favoring the measure.
02/14/13
San Joaquin County winery can't add market and deli
The Viaggio Estate and Winery's request to open an agricultural market and deli was denied by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, ending a months-long debate between the winery and the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation, which opposes prepared food services on farmland.
02/14/13
Crimson Wine unveils 2010 Double Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon
Crimson Wine Group (CWG), a California-based company that owns and operates boutique, estate-based wineries, has introduced the inaugural vintage of Double Canyon wine brand - Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon.
02/14/13
How the Short European Harvest Might Affect Wine Lists
The startling announcement that as many as 200 Beaujolais producers may soon go out of business brought a stark emphasis to just how little wine was produced in some classic regions of Europe last year.
02/14/13
Consumer Reports weighs in on wine chillers
The magazine looked at several under-counter and seven free-standing models with capacities ranging from 28 to 60 standard bottles.
02/14/13
Napa Valley Winery to Age Wine In Charleston Harbor
Mira Winery, based in Napa Valley, will be the first American winery to experiment with aging wine in the ocean when divers place four cases of 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon in specially designed cages in Charleston Harbor.
02/14/13
Arizona wine industry growing strong
"The Arizona Wine Growers Association has experienced a 27 percent increase in total revenues and membership with 45 master growers and 18 growers in-development. The 2013 vintage was large and there is much anticipation for the wine it will produce."
02/14/13
Share your thoughts: Will consumers pay more for wine?
Prices for winegrapes and wine available for purchase in bulk for production purposes spiked in 2012 as the industry fretted about having enough to supply growing wine sales.
02/14/13
Sokol Blosser Winery breaks ground on tasting room designed by Brad Cloepfil
Sokol Blosser Winery has begun construction of a new tasting room that will anchor the 100-acre winery and estate.
02/14/13
Okanagan-Based Wine Group Bullish on the Future of the Okanagan Valley
Terrabella Wineries Ltd., of Summerland, B.C., announces it has completed the purchase of an 18-acre vineyard property in West Kelowna, B.C.
02/14/13
Santa Barbara County's First Legal Distillery Since Prohibition Opens
Ascendant Spirits, Inc., founded by Steve Gertman and family, opens its distillery's doors to the public for tours and tastings on Saturday and Sunday, March 2nd and 3rd, at 37 Industrial Way, Suite 103, in Buellton, just off Highway 101.
02/14/13
Indiana Sunday alcohol sales ban likely to remain
Indiana's ban on Sunday retail alcohol sales will likely continue for at least another year after a legislative committee leader said Wednesday he didn't plan on holding a vote on a bill lifting the prohibition.
02/14/13
Finkelstein launches new 'Wine Booty' Web series
"I bring on anybody whom I feel is interesting here in the valley and is involved in wine and food and showcase them," Finkelstein said.
02/14/13
Total Wine and More Owner Prepared to Enter Pennsylvania Market
Total Wine claims to be the nation's largest independent retailer of wine.
02/14/13
Pernod's Profit Beats Estimates on Emerging Markets, U.S.
Sales in markets including China, Russia and the U.S. offset declines in southern Europe and France.
02/14/13
Treasury Wine Estates dips 0.8% on low volume
Revenue dipped 4.0c (or 0.8 percent) to close at $4.95, ending a two-day streak of rises.
02/14/13
Sign of the times as Cristal gets swapped for Cava
That's the message from the bubbles industry's latest figures, which indicate champagne sales are going flat while more affordable upstarts like prosecco continue to fizz thanks to a trend towards everyday indulgence.
02/14/13
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie join forces with Perrin family
Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have joined forces with the Perrins of Beaucastel to produce wine at their Provence estate.
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