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Friday, December 19th

03/01/13

Mark Chandler, who spent 20 years guiding the Lodi Winegrape Commission from bulk wine oblivion to international limelight, was appointed executive director of WineAmerica on Feb. 1.

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Nomacorc is on the brink of launching new wine closures that are partially made from plant-based polymers.

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Hannah Nicole Vineyards and Winery's co-founder announced this week that a Concord-based corporation has bought its vineyards, wine production facility, tasting room and event center after making a "very compelling offer."

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An undisclosed French pension firm has purchased a minority stake in Chateau Monbousquet, a Bordeaux-based wine region in the commune of Saint-Sulpice-de-Faleyrens.

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Wayne E. Chaplin, president and chief operating officer, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., -the country's leading wine and spirits distributor-announced today that Southern has signed long-term distribution agreements with Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) in Colorado and Indiana.

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E&J Gallo Winery is targeting growth across Africa through a South Africa-sourced variant of its US wine brand, Barefoot.

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"We want to grow our business and eventually own our own winery. We want to develop our brands. We want the public to learn about Bello Family Vineyards and like our wines."

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This spring, Whole Foods Market will celebrate wines from Argentina, which include a lightly floral Torrontes to an intense, earthy Bonarda, sometimes referred to as the "next Malbec."

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Women are encouraged to submit a toast about their friendships explaining why their group of friends should be chosen to win the ultimate girls getaway to the Korbel Winery in Sonoma County, California.

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To explore the ways purchasing decisions vary across different groups, Nation's Restaurant News canvassed six experts in the fields of consumer behavior, branding, foodservice and demographic trends for their insights into the mind of today's consumer.

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Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, Boston Beer Co. Inc., Constellation Brands Inc., Diageo plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company .

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Cawley said the time has come to get government out of the business of selling alcohol and let the private sector provide greater convenience and selection for consumers.

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A Spanish team gave participants olive oil and nuts and found dramatically lower risk of heart disease

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Plus, the latest on Rudy Kurniawan's fraud trial, a 1961 La Chapelle fake, Napa's Chateau Montelena gets a historic honor and more

03/01/13

The buzz at the Spring 2013 round of Specialist Importers Trade Tastings (SITT) in London and Manchester confirmed the trade's appetite for more focused events, reflecting the ever-increasing popularity of tailored tastings aimed at the independent sector of the market.

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Gallo Family Vineyards is hoping to appeal to consumers who enjoy lighter and fruitier wine styles with a new range addition.

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Pernod Ricard has announced personnel changes which see Laurent Lacassagne head up Chivas Brothers and Christian Porta lead Pernod Ricard Europe.

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Sud de France hopes to build interest in the region in the UK through a combination of wine promotions and competitions with the trade, and running food, wine and cultural festivals with consumers.

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Businessman, rugby backer and vineyard owner Jacky Lorenzetti has expanded his wine interests by acquiring a 50% stake in Margaux third growth Château D'Issan.

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The 2013 Napa Valley Premiere barrel tasting and auction has just raised $3.04 million, which will be used to help protect the reputation of the region.

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From meteorites to birch sap and from reptiles to bear bile, some winemakers are using much more than grapes and fruit in their products.

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Treasury Wine Estates has reported a 31 percent increase in profit for the first six months of the financial year, compared to the same period for the previous year.

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Wine critic Robert Parker's in-bottle scores for 2010 Bordeaux are expected today as interest in the vintage builds once more.

03/01/13

Drivers caught without a portable breathalyser after 1 March were due to be fined EUR11 by police.

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Among other things, the report, "Hidden in Plain Sight: China's Clandestine Tiger Trade," alleges that the government is allowing the use of captive-bred tiger bones for tonic wines thought to have medicinal properties.

03/01/13

Savor Idaho, billed as the state's premier wine and food event, is celebrating its five-year anniversary this year. Hosted by the Idaho Wine Commission, Savor Idaho will be held on Sunday, June 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise.

03/01/13

But while many are happy drinking the New World expression (and why not? it is often exquisite), those wanting to explore wines with a little more delicacy and complexity should look no further than the vineyards of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé.

03/01/13

Macan and Macan Clasico, made from vineyards in Rioja Alta, will be available in the U.S. by late spring.

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Robert Parker, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Nicolas Joly walk into a bar. The bartender looks up and says, "What is this, some kind of joke?"

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Vino Venue opened this month in Georgetown Shopping Center.

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Fifth-generation Nichelini winemaker Aimée Sunseri and the Nichelini family will release the winery's 2010 Antoinette Block Nichelini Petite Sirah during a weekend celebration.

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Growers release new report, Araujo named vice president, Sterling wines poured at Oscars and other news.

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Wine for water relief? Now that's a wine we'd like to drink

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The 2013 vintage will be the very best of this young century, giving this winemaking region on the east coast of the north island worldwide acclaim for its reds.

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The winery will continue their regular working hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will resume their tours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The wine bar will also bring back their tasting sessions on weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Greg Nishioka said he is not resigning as administrator of the Honolulu Liquor Commission even though he gave up his 28-year legal career as an attorney and admitted to nearly 50 ethics violations in his law practice.

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Emmanuel Cruse is to become co-owner of his family estate, Chateau d'Issan in Margaux, with Bordeaux wine and property magnate Jacky Lorenzetti.

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Sometimes it pays to let consumers know about the grape variety/ies behind an appellation. Nowhere is this truer than for Cahors. The southern French wine region continues to chalk up points in export markets due to the unfailing popularity of the Malbec varietal, particularly in countries such as the United States.

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The wine shipments going out of Lodi's Woodbridge Winery on Feb. 14 were a first of their kind. The 3,500 cases were off to Brazil, marking the debut of Lodi wines in this large South American country, which drinks relatively little wine

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Treasury expects a "very big second half" from March and May releases of its Penfolds brand.

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And the January weather report issued by Washington State University researchers supports that, detailing the cold and dreary conditions most of the Evergreen State labored in to start 2013.

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The United States Department of Agriculture is likely to approve a horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico in the next two months, which would allow equine meat suitable for human consumption to be produced in the United States for the first time since 2007.

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Few wine regions have experienced as sharp a decline as northern Piedmont, where the vineyards of Gattinara and neighboring towns like Ghemme and Boca used to cover more than 40,000 hectares.

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When Anelare launched six years ago in the heart of Washington wine country, owners Kathryn and Forrest Alexander and Jim and Cindy Campbell envisioned a winery that would sell all of its releases directly to wine club members

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Here's the geographical rundown, courtesy of Mark Hicken, a Vancouver lawyer who has been advising Canadian wineries.

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American vintners are going after younger consumers to keep their industry growing as many of their best customers cut back as they near retirement age.

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Over 300 bottles of Château Palmer were stolen from the estate's cellars recently - and then recovered.