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  Daily News for Tuesday, February 19th
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02/19/13
Vintage Oregon kicks off Oregon Wine Month

The wine industry will kick off Oregon Wine Month with its second annual Vintage Oregon, a tasting event April 28 in Portland

02/19/13
Rollin Soles steps back at Argyle, forward at Roco
Soles has been Argyle's head winemaker since the winery launched in 1987, making some of Oregon's best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and sparkling wine.
02/19/13
Oregon wine, like beer, could start coming home in refillable "growlers"
under a bill that's getting four-star reviews at the Legislature
02/19/13
More than 750 Top Wine Trade and Media Visit Napa Valley During Premiere Week
"Premiere Napa Valley week is both a homecoming and an ambassador-at-large gathering unique to the Napa Valley appellation."
02/19/13
Red Wine, White House
Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan: wine lovers in the White House. Here's the story of how they and their successors helped propel American wine to the top of the world
02/19/13
CapRock Winery Sold
Monty Paulsen slated to be CapRock's new winemaker
02/19/13
Hot Wine Sales for a Cold Month
Retail and DtC wines sales strong during January, Cab is king in flash
02/19/13
Trends in Wine: Out-Innovated By Beer, Under-Indexing With Hispanics
Despite Growing Availability, Wine Faces Some Ominous Trends
02/19/13
Facebook steps into the wine business
It was only a few years ago that you actually had to check a calendar to remember the birthday of a distant friend or in-law.
02/19/13
Spring Mountain Vineyards Founder Mike Robbins Dies at 89
Pioneer helped put Napa Valley on the map; estate was location for Falcon Crest
02/19/13
Robert Oatley Vineyards USA and WineSource International Merge to Become Pacific Highway Wines & Spirits
The two are creating a comprehensive fine wine and craft spirits sales and marketing company.
02/19/13
Napa: Planners to take up wine ordinance this week
Some Napa Valley wine industry groups continue to disagree about how Napa County should apply and enforce its 23-year-old Winery Definition Ordinance, particularly on how older wineries should prove their compliance when they want to expand
02/19/13
Napa Winery Inn joins Ascend Hotel Collection
"Napa Winery Inn is a great fit for our guests who prefer authentic hotels that reflect the local character of the destination," said Michael Murphy, senior vice president of upscale brands at Choice Hotels.
02/19/13
French group honors Chappellet and winery
The Disciples Escoffier International USA inducted Chappellet Vineyard & Winery and Cyril Chappellet, owner and CEO, into the Disciples Escoffier at a special event on Jan. 31.
02/19/13
Vawter promoted to Dana Estates winemaker
Vawter previously was director of production at Dana, and was the winery's first employee in 2005.
02/19/13
The past and future vision in up-and-coming Virginia
The roots run deep at Early Mountain Vineyards. According to legend, Joseph Early was the first white landowner of the property in foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
02/19/13
Foley Family launches Food and Wine Society
Foley Family Wines of Healdsburg has launched the Foley Food and Wine Society.
02/19/13
Vines to Wines: What's happening in the winter vineyards
Pruning the vines is the year's first "turning point" in the valley.
02/19/13
Napa Valley Vintners announces new communications and marketing directors
The Napa Valley Vintners has appointed two new directors: Patsy McGaughy to communications director and of Teresa Wall to marketing director.
02/19/13
Spotlight on Napa in new DVD
Napa Valley Rocks is a new DVD produced by the Napa Valley Vintners that "digs into what makes Napa Valley America's premiere wine growing region."
02/19/13
Historic Napa wineries tour planned for March 21-22
Napa County Historical Society and Napa County Landmarks will host two days of tours, tastings and dining events at historic wineries of the Napa Valley
02/19/13
Birthday cake contest honors Grgich's 90th
In honor of owner Miljenko Grgich's 90th birthday, Grgich Hills Estate invites everyone 21 and older to participate in a birthday cake decorating contest for a chance to win a trip to Napa Valley and celebrate 90 years of accomplishments with Grgich, a Vintners Hall of Fame inductee.
02/19/13
Get more out of your winery sludge
In the study, a hydro-ethanolic mixture was extracted from winery sludge and two phenolic-rich samples (a concentrated and a diluted) were processed with different membranes and transmembrane pressures (TMPs) in a cross-flow UF apparatus, under constant temperature and circulation flux.
02/19/13
Okanagan winery restaurant makes case for expanded liquor menu
The rural board of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen voted last week to send Tinhorn Creek Vineyards' non-farm use application to the Agricultural Land Commission with a request that its restaurant be allowed to serve all kinds of B.C.-made booze, not just wine.
02/19/13
Texas wineries and vineyards confer in San Marcos
Nothing shows off an industry like a totally sold out trade show weeks before the event. The "Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association" convenes in San Marcos through Saturday with record-breaking attendance and booked hotels.
02/19/13
Harper Government Invests in Sparkling Future for BC Wines
he Harper Government is helping a British Columbia winery innovate to increase its competitiveness. Member of Parliament Dan Albas (Okanagan-Coquihalla) today announced an investment for Stoneboat Vineyards to purchase and install new wine processing equipment at its facility in Oliver, British Columbia.
02/19/13
Napa's Voss Vineyards introduces 2012 vintage Sauvignon Blanc
The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc is fresh with minimal oak treatment, claims the company
02/19/13
Alcohol Justice supports FTC Four Loko labeling order
Alcohol Justice, a California-based non-profit advocacy, research and policy organization, has supported the initiative taken by Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in forcing Phusion Projects to put labels on its alcopop drink Four Loko.
02/19/13
Exclusive research: indies look to Old World for growth
European wines made from indigenous varieties are providing independent wine merchants with much more scope for growth compared with the New World's offering.
02/19/13
Accolade Wines takes Cath Kidston to court over Babycham logo
Accolade Wines has issued a High Court writ to homeware company Cath Kidston in order to protect its Babycham mascot.
02/19/13
Christie's online auction opens
Christie's first online auction of 2013 featuring lots of top Bordeaux, Burgundy and Napa Cabernets began yesterday.
02/19/13
Pontet-Canet adopts amphorae for 2012
Pontet-Canet owner Alfred Tesseron is aiming to decrease the oak influence in his wines by becoming the first Bordeaux estate to embrace amphora maturation.
02/19/13
Philippe Starck to design Carmes Haut-Brion winery
French designer Philippe Starck is to design a new winery, barrel cellars and reception area at Chateau Carmes Haut-Brion in Pessac-Leognan.
02/19/13
Champagne shipments fall by 14 million bottles
Champagne sold 14 million less bottles in 2012, a 4.4 percent decline after a slump in pre-Christmas trade.
02/19/13
Yao Ming shows off his new life as a wine vintner at an exclusive Houston celeb chef luncheon
On Wednesday, Yao introduced his two Napa cabernets from Yao Family Wines to Houston during a vintner's lunch at Reef.
02/19/13
Grapevine:The American Wine Economy is Alive and Well in 2013
But are consumers willing to open their wallets to spend more on wine? Is it even necessary to spend more on quality wines than it was in 2007?
02/19/13
Fauquier supervisors settle Barrel Oak Winery lawsuit
Technically, the supervisors OK'd a special exception permit that gives the county's largest winery more than the ordinance, adopted in July, would allow.
02/19/13
Stop-gap Farm Bill Threatens Organic Farming Research and Farmers in Michigan
Organic farmers could find it harder to compete under a stopgap farm bill approved late last year, which left out funding for two popular programs.
02/19/13
Alcohol causes 20,000 cancer deaths in the U.S. annually
A new study published in the April 2013 issue of the American Journal of Public Health shows that about 20,000 cancer deaths in the U.S. a year -- about 3.5 percent of all cancer-related deaths -- are caused by alcohol consumption.
02/19/13
Lake Chelan winery now Salmon-Safe, LIVE certified
Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards has become the first vineyard in the Lake Chelan American Viticultural Area to earn Salmon-Safe and LIVE certification for its vineyard practices.
02/19/13
Precept hires Andrew Will winemaker as education director
Oldham worked at Andrew Will for more than a dozen years
02/19/13
Argentina's wine industry still struggling despite worldwide acclaim
Argentina has built up a world-class wine industry, luring a flood of wine tourists, but boosting the quality quotient is still keeping its winemakers hard at work
02/19/13
Fitch Puts Constellation Brands on Watch for Downgrade
Fitch Ratings has placed its ratings on Constellation Brands Inc. on watch for a possible downgrade, noting that the wine and spirits maker's sweetened $4.75 billion bid to buy the U.S. assets of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo will increase its leverage.
02/19/13
A bright moment for the Rhone-minded
We've been on a kick in these parts for Grenache in the past several years, and we'll be back to its particular charms soon. But what about that grape's role in the hallowed Rhone-style blend?
02/19/13
Accolade Wines sues Cath Kidston
Accolade Wines has issued a High Court writ against Cath Kidston for an alleged infringement of copyright after it used a cartoon deer, similar to Babycham's leaping, ribbon-clad mascot, on its Christmas 2012 homeware range.
02/19/13
Decanter launches on iPhone as brand reaches record digital audience
Decanter magazine has launched a new digital version on the iPhone, and is now available on all major smartphones and tablet devices.
02/19/13
I'll drink to that! New 'alcohol busting' drug that sobers you up in seconds being developed by MIT scientists
Researchers have developed a cocktail of alcohol metabolizing enzymes that speedily reduces blood alcohol levels in drunk mice
02/19/13
Kentucky grocery stores fighting proposed ban on sales of liquor, wine
Some stores are distributing fliers to customers, urging them to tell their lawmakers to oppose House Bill 310
02/19/13
Australia "sorely lacking" its own wine trade fair
The Australian wine industry is losing ground to other wine producing countries because it doesn't have its own wine trade fair, according to Chuck Hayward, one of North America's leading authorities on Australian wine.
02/19/13
California: Record crop eases wine grape worries; prices rise in valley
The average price per ton last year was $769, up from $63
02/19/13
"Beer bandit" steals $15K in craft beer
A man police are dubbing the "beer bandit" has been arrested in Boulder, Colorado, for allegedly stealing $15,000 worth of craft beer
02/19/13
Food & Wine Festival Palm Desertâ„¢ Announces Wine Seminars and More Great Events
There are over 100 wines represented at this year's Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert with some of the biggest names in the industry to include Wine and Spirits Expert, Michael Green
02/19/13
Opinion: A problem with salmon hatcheries
Fishermen and fishery officials will meet in Santa Rosa on Feb. 28 to hear about the 2012 salmon returns. We'll learn how many salmon returned to spawn in California rivers and streams, including how many were young fish, a primary factor used to predict the 2013 number of salmon
02/19/13
One-woman winemaker
It all started with the 2000 planting of a plot of land that Inman would call Olivet Grange Vineyard
02/19/13
NFL standout Woodson still toiling with TwentyFour Wines
He loves the Napa Valley. So much so that he would like to have a home here one day, preferably close enough to the 12 acres of vineyards that he has in Calistoga
02/19/13
Turkey's competition board has announced it is to investigate Diageo's Mey Icki spirits group.
t is claimed that the company, acquired by Diageo in 2011 for US$2.1 billion, has breached competition rules by preventing the sale of competitors products in some stores
02/19/13
Wine Stars to rise again at ProWein
"The competition is a way for wineries to get potential listings overnight"
02/19/13
For Presidents' Day: 'Red Wine, White House'
Up at WineSpectator.com for Presidents' Day, a story called "Red Wine, White House" by Ben O'Donnell details how Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan and their successors "helped propel American wine to the top of the world."
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