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People News Recap from 2/26-3/4
Wine industry people on the move from February 26 to March 4
Texas Hill Country Wineries Announces New Board Members for 2013
Texas Hill Country Wineries, a marketing and events association of 32 member wineries within the Texas Hill Country AVA, voted in a new board for 2013.
Members Embrace New Vision for Monterey Wine Country
More than 125 members and supporters of the Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association (MCVGA) attended the Annual Member Luncheon to provide input and gather understanding of the organization's new direction.
The 11th Annual Pinot Noir Summit Presents Rising Stars in the Pinot World
Registration is open for the 11th Annual Pinot Noir Summit, March 16, at The Presidio. Many events focus on Pinot Noir, but what sets the Pinot Noir Summit apart is the process that precedes it, and the way it presents Pinots to consumers.
Press Release: ProWein 2013 - Top Tips for U.S. Visitors
The city of Düsseldorf, Germany rolls out the red carpet for visitors to ProWein, International Trade Fair Wines and Spirits, which takes place March 24-26, 2013. For attendees from America, here are some tips on attending the event.
Wine and food center eyed for Fredericksburg, TX
To complement and expand the Hill Country's robust tourist trade, particularly visits to its vineyards, a group here plans to open a $10 million wine and food center in 2015.
Constellation Brands reports increase in sales of Kim Crawford Wines
Constellation Brands, the owner of Kim Crawford Wines brand of New Zealand, has reported 20 percent increase in sales of Kim Crawford wines to one million cases in the last 12 months in North America.
French businessman Jacky Lorenzetti buys 50% stake in Chateau d'Issan
France-based businessman and vineyard owner Jacky Lorenzetti has expanded his wine portfolio with the purchase of 50 percent stake in Chateau d'Issan, a 17-century property in the Margaux appellation, from The Cruse family.
Two Top Bordeaux Estates Have New Investors
Owners of Margaux's Château d'Issan and St.-Emilion's Monbousquet sell shares as they confront inheritance taxes.
Penfolds releases 2013 Bin Collection
Penfolds has released more wines from the 2010 vintage - described by its chief winemaker as the "finest since 1990" - as part of its 2013 Bin Series collection.
Fridge-friendly bottle for Baileys
Diageo has redesigned the Baileys bottle to make it slim enough to fit inside a fridge door.
Pop up restaurants and food outlets widen Real Wine Fair offer
The Real Wine Fair between March 17-18 at London's Tobacco Dock will offer visitors the chance to sample a wide range of artistan food products and eat in pop up bars and restaurants as well as taste and buy hundreds of natural wines.
Extra lots unveiled for El Bulli auction
Bidders at an auction of wines from famed Catalan restaurant El Bulli will now also have the chance to secure lunch with chef Ferran Adria and a selection of memorabilia.
U.K. alcohol ad ban idea 'lazy and naive'
Calls to ban alcohol ads and sponsorship in the UK as part of a bid to cut binge drinking 'should play no part in a free society', according to the advertising industry.
WA: Pondera Winery takes King's Cup
Willows Lodge, a Northwest-style retreat in Woodinville Wine Country and its restaurant Barking Frog announce the winners of its third annual Golden Grapes Awards held Sunday, March 3.
NY: Cuomo creates one-stop shop for beer, wine manufacturers
The new system is in response to producers' concerns about the number of state agencies they deal with for business and compliance issues.
WA: Legislature eyeing measure to allow underage wine students to taste product
Underage students interested in pursuing careers in the wine industry may benefit from a bill that would allow those under age 21 (but older than 18) to taste small amounts of alcohol as part of a wine, beer or culinary program.
SSU's Wine Institute launches advanced seminars for students, wineries
"The program is targeted to winery principals who are building the value of their brands for eventual sale or legacy to the next generation," said Ray Johnson, director of Sonoma State's Wine Business Institute.
Inventor of Modern Wine Aeration Device Supports RBS Initiative on B2B Growth
Small UK Business, WineWeaver, discusses the benefits to their original wine aeration invention following new initiatives from RBS to assist entrepreneurs and promote increased business to business interaction.
Total Wine & More makes Albuquerque debut
The West Side location near Cottonwood Mall is the 89th store for the Delaware-based chain and the first in New Mexico. A second store is in the works for the Uptown area of Albuquerque.
As Tennessee debates wine, U.S. rediscovers whiskey
According to CNN Money, American whiskey is having a renaissance. Bourbon and Tennessee whiskey have netted the largest sales in their category with $2.2 billion in revenue in 2012.
UR students involved with Virginia's growing wine industry
The Virginia wine industry is growing on both a national and international level, as well as benefitting the local community, a recent Richmond graduate said.
Danny Glover launches African Passion wine
Lethal Weapon actor Danny Glover has teamed up with South African producer KWV to launch a new range of wines called African Passion.
Champagne: bleak future for weak brands
The future's bleak for weak Champagne brands believes Stanislas Thiénot, managing director of Groupe Thiénot's Champagne division.
Stable, cautious outlook for California wine grapes
Allied Grape Growers President Nat DiBuduo predicts California wine grape prices will likely remain strong this year, but should stabilize after two years of price surges tied to global crop shortages.
LCBO ordered to destroy liquor club records over privacy complaint
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario has been violating the privacy of people who belong to wine, beer or spirit clubs by tracking their consumption habits, according to the province's Information and Privacy Commissioner.
Statistics Of Alcohol: Canadians Drink More Than 50% Above Global Average, CAMH Report Finds
A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), found Canadians drink more than 50 per cent above the global average. And it's no time to be imbibing - alcohol is now the third leading cause of the global burden of disease and injury.
Craft Beer's Larger Aspirations Cause a Stir
Time was, beer came in one size: whether bottle or can, the stuff inside measured a reliable 12 ounces. But walk into a craft-beer store these days and you'll see shelf after shelf taken over by giants: 22-ounce "bombers," 750-milliliter wine bottles, even three-liter jeroboams.
The Latest in Wine and Grape Research
Grant recipients detail current projects and new discoveries.
Customer Funded Wine Business Naked Wines Ranks in Sunday Times Top 100
Naked Wines, a customer funded online wine business, was ranked the 14th Best Small Company to Work For in the UK 2013, in the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 list.
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