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  Daily News for Tuesday, February 26th
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02/26/13
PR: Crimson Wine Group spin-off from Leucadia National completed

Trading in Crimson's common stock is expected to occur on OTC Link under the symbol "CWGL."

02/26/13
Glazer's, Charmer, Wirtz To Explore Back-Office Collaboration
Shawn Thurman, one of Glazer's key executives, has been tapped to lead Alliance Beverage, the Arizona-based joint distribution venture between Glazer's and Charmer
02/26/13
PR: Breakthroughs with Martin Sheen Exploring California Wine Country
... upcoming report showcases how American vineyards are taking a place among the world's finest sources for wine while also creating a positive economic impact.
02/26/13
AB InBev, U.S. Said Heading for Settlement on Modelo Merger
The discussions center on AB InBev's revised proposal to sell control of all Modelo brands in the U.S., and a brewery in Mexico, to Constellation Brands Inc. to resolve a U.S. lawsuit seeking to block the deal.
02/26/13
Supplier News: Mavrik Announces End to Patent Lawsuit
"Forward-looking technologies will always be the centerpiece of our market advantages."
02/26/13
People News Recap from 2/19-2/25
Wine industry people on the move from February 19 to February 25
02/26/13
Washington: Workshop focuses on vineyard, winery basics
Washington State University will host a "Vine to Wine" workshop April 20-21 at the Best Western Inn at Horse Heaven Hills, 259 Merlot Drive.
02/26/13
Rosé by the Bay Celebration Docks at Butterfly Restaurant on Tuesday, April 23
The Rosé Consortia announced that it has taken over the duties of Rosé Avengers & Producers (RAP). Creative Furnace, the former management firm for RAP, sees this move as the next logistical step in bringing together those who are passionate about great rosé -- and who want to share it with the world.
02/26/13
Diageo to produce its own power to ensure continued production
Officials at Diageo USVI hope that by the end of next month, they no longer will have to rely on power from the V.I. Water and Power Authority.
02/26/13
Utah: House votes to allow drinking alcohol before ordering food
Lawmakers move to make it clear that restaurant patrons can sip a drink while browsing menu.
02/26/13
International audience grows for California wines
New figures show U.S. wine exports grew for the third consecutive year in 2012, setting a record of $1.43 billion in revenue, the San Francisco-based Wine Institute said yesterday.
02/26/13
COFCO to sell imported wines under Great Wall brand
COFCO, a China-based operator of wine and liquor brands, is to sell a range of imported wines under its local brand - Great Wall, which sells 10 million cases annually in China.
02/26/13
RTD alcohol available for consumption rises: Statistics New Zealand
The volume of pre-mixed ready-to-drink (RTD) alcohol available for consumption in New Zealand has increased by 0.1 percent to 62 million liters in 2012, compared to 2011 figures, according to government department and national statistical office - Statistics New Zealand Tatauranga Aotearoa.
02/26/13
Premiere Napa Valley Approaches Record
Annual spring wine auction week brings 750 trade and media to bid and taste.
02/26/13
Australia: Grape industry on shaky ground as grower rips out generation of work
WGMB CEO Brian Simpson warned growers would be forced out of the industry "in droves" and if there was a viable market for their properties, this would have already happened.
02/26/13
February's top 10 new products
From Tanqueray's new spiced gin to chocolate absinthe, February may have been short on days, but not launches.
02/26/13
Ex-cellar offerings drive NY sale
Sotheby's New York sale at the weekend saw ex-cellar lots of Yquem, Dom Pérignon and Ornellaia sell out completely.
02/26/13
AOL pioneers champion Virginian wine
Two former AOL executives are using their winery as a social enterprise project to establish the US state of Virginia as a major presence on the world wine map.
02/26/13
Maison Cazes acquires new vineyard
Roussillon producer Maison Cazes has acquired vineyard Les Clos des Paulilles in Collioure and Banyuls.
02/26/13
Diageo rolls out off-trade frozen cocktail brand Parrot Bay
Diageo is rolling out its Parrot Bay 'freeze and squeeze' frozen cocktail range across Europe with the support of a £2.1 million marketing campaign.
02/26/13
China to exhibit wine for the first time at LIWF 2013
Chinese wine will be represented at this year's London International Wine Fair for the first time by Château Hansen.
02/26/13
Wine Australia announces online wine research project
Wine Australia has announced a new research project into the UK online wine market in a bid to identify new opportunities for Australian wine producers to grow their business in this channel.
02/26/13
EWBC Digital Wine Communications Conference to be held in Spain
The EWBC Digital Wine Communications Conference will return to La Rioja in October, the organisers have announced.
02/26/13
Blatch to focus on Bordeaux's 'private cellars' in new Christie's role
Bordeaux expert Bill Blatch expects to spend a significant amount of time researching private cellars in the Bordeaux area as part of his new role as international wine consultant for Christie's.
02/26/13
Premiere Napa Valley auction takes $3.04m
Premiere Napa Valley, the annual barrel auction that has become one of the biggest events in the California wine calendar, took a total of US$3.04m on Saturday, just shy of last year's record.
02/26/13
Bill to allow wine 'growler' sales advances to Oregon House floor
A proposal to allow sales of wine "growlers" in Oregon, similar to those used for craft beers, popped out of a legislative committee Monday and now heads to the House floor.
02/26/13
Tennessee lawmakers to decide fate of supermarket wine
Tennessee lawmakers are poised to decide this week whether a proposal to allow supermarket wine sales moves ahead or withers on the vine.
02/26/13
Fine wine surge propels VinLux expansion
VinLux Fine Wine Transport, a logistics company for fine wines going to California trade accounts, more than doubled the size of its south Napa facility and staff to accommodate a surge in wine shipments and demand for its services.
02/26/13
Senator blasts PLCB private label wine, booze
Officials from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board testified Monday before the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing, and among the many topics discussed was TableLeaf, the often controversial private label wine the PLCB has sold and marketed in its wine and spirits stores since 2011.
02/26/13
Bordeaux Is Back; Wine Auctions on Track
The Liv-ex Fine Wine Index has recovered from its November lows, thanks to buyers from China.
02/26/13
Carmel Winery sold at NIS 130m value
The completion of the sale, which values the winery at NIS 130 million, follows a six-month sale process.
02/26/13
Multi-vehicle crash after wine load spill on Highway 101 near Windsor
A multi-vehicle crash on Highway 101 near Windsor Monday morning, apparently involving spilled wine bottles, that blocked northbound traffic has been cleared, reported the CHP and emergency responders.
02/26/13
'Somewhereness' over the Canadian wine rainbow
Canada's wine business is booming. To what do we owe this present day Renaissance of pleasant surprise and coast to coast quality?
02/26/13
More Oregon winemakers choose balance over brawn
Rudy Marchesi noticed a change in tone. It happened a few years ago, as he attended regular meetings of fellow winemakers in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Instead of talking about extract and power in their pinot noir, Oregon's signature wine, his colleagues were espousing elegance and restraint.
02/26/13
Firms charting path after stepping into Napa Valley
Among those expanding in the region is Seattle-based Moss Adams, which acquired Napa-based Rabanal & Smith as part of a planned expansion into the Napa Valley in August 2012.
02/26/13
North Bay: After a robust 2012, tourism officials see good news continuing
As North Bay lodging businesses look to the year ahead, most are expressing confidence for continued improvement, with occupancy rates and revenues showing steady gains across Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties.
02/26/13
Fairway Market In Red Hook To Re-Open March 1, Four Months After Hurricane Sandy's Devastation
Four months after Fairway Market, a beloved destination and a critical anchor for the entire Red Hook neighborhood, was devastated by Hurricane Sandy and forced to close, it will reopen on Friday, March 1 with a ceremony celebrating the rebirth and return to life of the entire community.
02/26/13
Wine Collectors Toast Southeast's Largest Wine Auction
Since its conception in 2010, the Rare & Fine Wine Department at Leland Little Auctions in Historic Hillsborough has expanded to offer the largest wine auctions in the Southeastern United States.
02/26/13
Philanthropic wines that give back
Many California wineries contribute to charitable causes. Proprietors donate wine to charity auctions or pour their wines at fundraising events. However, some take it a step farther.
02/26/13
Blatch to focus on Bordeaux's 'private cellars' in new Christie's role
Bordeaux expert Bill Blatch expects to spend a significant amount of time researching private cellars in the Bordeaux area as part of his new role as international wine consultant for Christie's.
02/26/13
Washington House approves new rules on liquor self-checkout
While it has long been illegal to sell alcohol to those under age 21, Washington state has no laws specifically governing the sale of alcohol at self-checkout machines common in many supermarkets.
02/26/13
Report on alcohol policy in Canada: How do the provinces stack up?
Alcohol costs the Canadian economy $14.6 billion in indirect health care and social costs each year and is one of the leading contributors to disease and disability in the Americas. From pricing and retail availability to advertising and the legal drinking age, many factors affect the harms alcohol poses to a community.
02/26/13
Gerard Perse sells Chateau Monbousquet stake to pension firm
The company, which remains anonymous, has agreed to form an 'alliance' with Vignobles Perse, Chantal Perse has confirmed to Decanter.com.
02/26/13
Mass. alcohol tax cut hurt bottom line at N.H. state-owned liquor stores
Revenue from state-owned liquor stores has trailed expectations the last couple of years, in part because Massachusetts eliminated its 6.25 percent sales tax on alcohol in 2011.
02/26/13
'It's a poison': Trend of inhaling alcohol vapors alarms doctors
You can pack on 700 calories indulging in just one Colorado Bulldog. But instead of blowing your diet on one drink, a company has come up with a way for you to inhale your spirits instead of swallowing all those calories.
02/26/13
Ask A Winemaker: How Did You Get Your Start?
Was it a trip to Napa? A taste from someone's impressive cellar? A summer job in a wine shop? We asked 19 winemakers.
02/26/13
Study says too many Americans still drink too much
On any given day in the United States, 18 percent of men and 11 percent of women drink more alcohol than federal guidelines recommend.
02/26/13
Groundwater nitrogen dilemma in California
Farm managers across California are going to be placed in the position of documenting efficient nitrogen application and where applied nitrogen goes.
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