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  Daily News for Wednesday, February 20th
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Oregon isn't finished proselytizing Pinot Noir and other state wines

Oregon, Washington wine industries stand to benefit from cooperative ventures, CEO says
Ted Baseler, president and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, a wine-giant based in Woodinville, says the two states are already poised individually to make significant inroads into worldwide markets in the coming decade
French study finds pesticide residues in 90% of wines
Pascal Chatonnet and the EXCELL laboratory in Bordeaux tested wines from the 2009 and 2010 vintages of Bordeaux, the Rhone, and the wider Aquitaine region, including appellations such as Madiran and Gaillac.
Bill Leigon Joins Reata Winery as President
Reata produces wines from its 350-acre estate that was once part of the Suscol Ranch owned by General M.G. Vallejo. Reata's first vintages were released in the fall of 2011 and today are in national distribution.
Encore! Glass, Inc. Announces New President
Brad brings to Encore! Glass over thirty years of sales and senior level packaging management experience. He spent eighteen years with Anchor Glass Container where he was a regional Vice President of Sales.
Maximilian J. Riedel Named President Of Riedel Crystal
Georg J. Riedel will hand over management of Riedel Crystal and its worldwide subsidiaries to his son Maximilian J. Riedel, the 11th generation family member to lead the heritage crystal house.
Parker Humbled By Hall of Fame Induction
The Vintners Hall of Fame recognized three under-appreciated groups at its induction ceremony on Monday: Mexican farmworkers, powerful wine critics and women winemakers
Watch: Merry Edwards, Robert Parker Inducted into Napa Vintners Hall of Fame (Video)
Also making appearances in this video: mega wine collector Park Smith (81,000 bottles!), winemaker Randall Grahm, sculptor Lawrence Nolan, and patriarch Peter Mondavi Sr. who steals more than one kiss from the Little Loni.
Napa Valley's Vintners Hall of Fame Welcomes Four New Members
Fortunately, winemaker Merry Edwards is both charismatic and gracious enough to carry the torch for the class of 2013
Blake Gray Interviews Antonio Galloni
"It's not a job, it's a lifestyle. Sometimes it's 24-7"
Coastal & Pacific Wine & Spirits Announces the Appointments of Lewis Kenrick and Fred Fox to its California Leadership Team
Southern's California Division Announces the Appointment of Aki Toumasis to its Newly-Established Inside Sales and Direct Marketing Leadership Role
Testarossa Winery Appoints DeAnna Perry as Hospitality Manager
Testarossa Winery has announced the hiring of DeAnna Perry in the newly created position of Hospitality Manager.
Supplier News: Oenobrands is extending Claristar to Red Wines
Following the success of Claristar on white and rosé wines, the mannoprotein for tartrate stabilization is now available for red wines.
Supplier News: Vistaar Technologies to Offer Webinar on Price Pulsing and Price Simulation
Vistaar Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of price management solutions, today announced it will host a free webinar, "Driving Volume and Market Share with Price Pulsing & Simulation," scheduled for noon EST on Tues., Feb. 26, 2013.
PR: 22nd Annual ZAP Festival Lively as Ever
Zinfandel Advocates & Producers welcomed eager throngs of people to its Festival in San Francisco recently.
Vermeil Wines Names Thomas Shoults as Wine Club Manager
Vermeil Wines is pleased to announce that Thomas Shoults has been named Wine Club Manager for Vermeil Wines to continue to build the winery's customer service culture and expand its presence in the wine industry. Shoults has more than 20 years of experience and has been part of the Napa Valley culture since the 1970s.
Wine Spectator's Tim Fish Promoted to Senior Editor
He is the lead taster for California Zinfandel and Merlot, as well as for U.S. sparkling wines. In 2012, he was the lead writer for the Sonoma travel cover story in the June 15 issue and wrote major features on California vintners John Lasseter and the late Jess Jackson
Tony Coturri has gone from obscure producer to trendsetter. Hey, it only took 30 years.
The outspoken and bushy-bearded Coturri, a third-generation winemaker, helped open Coturri Winery in 1979
Turning women on to wine
Now that she's come into money, Mary Retallack is going to spend it on other women. She's the proud winner of the National RIRDC Rural Women's Award
Napa Valley: Single-day tickets for BottleRock on sale tomorrow
Responding to a substantial demographic of area music lovers unable to take off four successive work days in May, producers of the upcoming major rock 'n' roll festival, BottleRock Napa Valley, will put single-day passes on sale Wednesday.
Margrit Mondavi sketches a lifestyle
Napa Valley culture, her long marriage figure in memoir
Rioja enjoys record export highs
This has been attributed to a continued rise in demand in export markets, with record export sales close to 100 million litres - almost four out of 10 bottles sold by the wine region
Obit: Knight Michael Robbins
Michael passed away at his home in St. Helena on Jan. 29, 2013, at age 89.
Brooklyn Winery Uncorks New Chapter In Sandy Recovery
Almost four months after Hurricane Sandy hit the city, businesses continue to claw their way back from the devastation including a Brooklyn winery that sustained more than a million dollars in damage. NY1's Tara Lynn Wagner filed the following report.
Santa Barbara County OKs Vincent Winery
Fifth District Supervisor Steve Lavagnino of Santa Maria, who supported the approval, said it was very disturbing to see people go through such difficulty in getting a project approved
PA: Liquor privatization bill to be introduced
State House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, a leading advocate for privatization, has begun circulating a memo asking lawmakers to sponsor a bill. The bill, House Bill 790, will be introduced March 4,
Alcohol Causes 1 in 30 Cancer Deaths in the US
Alcohol use accounted for approximately 3.5% of all cancer deaths in the United States, according to a study that used data from 2009 and was published online February 14 in the American Journal of Public Health.
NVV's Premiere Week begins
More than 750 top wine trade and media from around the world will be in Napa Valley this week for three of the Napa Valley Vintner's (NVV) signature programs, including the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers, Experience Napa Valley, and the Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Tasting and Auction.
Elkton Oregon AVA approved in US
The US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) announced last week that the new designation in southern Oregon's Umpqua Valley will take effect from 7 March.
Restaurant sales drop as consumers cut spending
Consumers ordered fewer premium entrées in January, the NRN-MillerPulse survey finds
James Beard Foundation Announces 2013 Restaurant And Chef Semifinalists
On March 18, the finalists will be announced. The finalists are determined by an independent volunteer panel (restaurant critics, food editors, past winners, etc.) of more than 600 judges from across the country.
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