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  Daily News for Wednesday, March 6th
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03/06/13
Canadian Wine and Grape Industry Contributes $6.8 Billion in Economic Impact to Canadian Economy
For every bottle of wine produced in Canada there is $31 of domestic economic impact generated in the country. The wine and grape industry is responsible for more than 31,000 jobs in Canada from manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, transportation, research, restaurants and retail.
03/06/13
March 6 Last Day To Sign Up For Free WiVi Central Coast 2013 Tradeshow Fast Pass
The trade show will bring suppliers from across the nation that want to showcase their products and services at a time and place that's convenient and accessible for California winegrape growers and winemakers.
03/06/13
Press Release: Gundlach Bundschu Winery Celebrates 155th Anniversary
'Deed Day' festivities planned in tasting room on March 9th
03/06/13
Wineries Experiment With Crowd Sourcing
For a small winery with limited capital and modest sales, the high cost of new barrels, new tanks or a new press can be daunting.
03/06/13
The Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Wine People
Why do they keep making the same mistakes?
03/06/13
Wines of Argentina's new urban-style consumer events sell out within 24 hours
A new type of wine event organized by Wines of Argentina and aimed at urban professionals sold out within hours after being featured by an online London guide.
03/06/13
NY: Heron Hill Winery grows steadily
The grape glut that swept through the Finger Lakes region in the 1970s turned out to be a blessing for John and Josephine Ingle, who responded to the market downturn by building Heron Hill Winery on Keuka Lake and keeping their own harvest for winemaking.
03/06/13
Nicholas de Luca joins Koehler Winery
A versatile winemaker, de Luca brings with him 17 years of experience working with a number of notable wineries and vineyards in California and New Zealand, including Fisher Vineyards and Williams-Selyem in Sonoma County.
03/06/13
MA: Labelle Winery Unveils Sophisticated New Bottling Line
"Ever wonder what it takes to get our wine from the tank to the bottle? With the installation of our sophisticated new bottling line, the process of bottling is now easier (and more fun) to observe and understand."
03/06/13
Nebraska Grape and Winery Board seeks grant proposals
The board's goal is to fund meaningful projects that have the highest likelihood of significant, positive impact on grape and wine production in Nebraska.
03/06/13
Finding fine wines in Virginia
Consider staying in Paris -- Paris, Virginia, that is.
03/06/13
Villa Nova in Newport, CA sold for $6 million
The famed PCH restaurant will close at the end of the month; The Winery in Tustin seems the preferred choice to move into the prime coastal space.
03/06/13
Sidney Frank Importing Company Files Lawsuit Against Beam, Inc. And Cooley Distillery For Breach Of Contract, Unfair Competition And Tortious Interference
Sidney Frank Importing Company Files Lawsuit Against Beam, Inc. And Cooley Distillery For Breach Of Contract, Unfair Competition And Tortious Interference
03/06/13
Rubino Estates Winery opens in Livermore Valley
Rubino, Italian for Ruby, is the new label from the nearby Ruby Hill Winery, and features wines with an Italian heritage.
03/06/13
New hire as Buckingham Schenk looks to the on-trade
Buckingham Schenk has hired Sheryl Foster as national accounts manager as it looks to build sales in the on-trade.
03/06/13
Portuguese growth sparks consumer focus
ViniPortugal is using strong recent growth figures as a springboard to shift its UK focus towards strengthening consumer awareness of its wines.
03/06/13
Craft beer 'becoming like wine'
Craft beer is becoming increasingly more like wine, with the traditional 12-ounce bottle being replaced with 75cl wine bottles and even three-litre Jeroboams.
03/06/13
Trade disputes effect of UK alcohol policy
As new figures from HM Revenue & Customs show a further drop in UK alcohol consumption, trade bodies have stepped up their calls against minimum pricing and the duty escalator.
03/06/13
2008 Penfolds Grange gains 100 points
The 2008 Penfolds Grange has secured 100-points from The Wine Advocate critic Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, the first since 1976.
03/06/13
Bordeaux prices move on Parker scores
The prices of some 2010 Bordeaux have seen a slight increase since the release of Robert Parker's scores - in particular 100-point winners such as Pontet-Canet.
03/06/13
Champagne project promotes cooperation
Growers and brand owners have united to increase the quality and value of Champagne through a project dubbed 2030.
03/06/13
The top 10 wines in the UK press
Olly Smith reveals a Mother's Day food and wine pairing which should be dubbed "the eighth wonder of the world" while David Williams reveals his favourites for Spring.
03/06/13
UK government to auction top wines from official cellar
The UK Government will auction wines from its official cellar for the first time, selling off valuable wines that are 'approaching or are at peak drinking'. Read more at http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/583689/uk-government-to-auction-top-wines-from-official-cellar#zthyGtchFf9IzU0h.99
03/06/13
New top Chianti Classico category announced
Chianti Classico DOCG will have a new classification above Riserva wines called 'Gran Selezione', it has been announced.
03/06/13
Sen. Coburn urges USDA to nix wine-tasting 'getaways' amid sequester warnings
Two USDA-sponsored conferences are coming up despite the budget anxiety in Washington over the sequester. One in California includes a "tasting reception;" another in Oregon includes a "wine tasting" element, according to Coburn.
03/06/13
Soon on Chinese television, the series 'Wine Beauty'
Now that the Chinese interest in wine is growing, it was only a matter of time before someone had the bright idea to make a television series about it.
03/06/13
How Wine Criticism Is Changing
Just as CellarTracker is becoming more popular, scores are becoming less important.
03/06/13
TENN: Supermarket wine opponents contribute heavily
Contributions totaling more than $364,000 have poured into lawmakers' campaign accounts over the past two years from liquor wholesalers, package stores and the beer industry - three groups that have traditionally opposed changing state law to allow wine to be sold in supermarkets.
03/06/13
NY: Wine Shops and 7-Elevens Among Stores Busted for Underage Alcohol Sales
Their wine selection was unparalleled - and their customers were allegedly underage. The posh Hudson Street wine shop Sea Grape was among 90 businesses recently busted for selling alcohol to minors in an undercover sting by the State Liquor Authority, the agency said Tuesday.
03/06/13
Chinese Are Really Enjoying Their Wine: Treasury CEO
David Dearie, CEO of the world's second largest wine company Treasury Wine Estates, explains how the Chinese consumer's appetite for red wine is presenting exciting opportunities in Asia.
03/06/13
LCBO puts cork in wine club orders after privacy ruling
Ann Cavoukian issued a ruling Friday ordering the LCBO to stop gathering the information and destroy any data collected from clubs so far, following a complaint lodged last year by the Toronto-based Vin de Garde wine club.
03/06/13
NM: New winery planned for North Valley raises neighborhood concerns
The county has received several letters of protest and a petition from a coalition of neighborhood residents who have concerns that the winery would add to the traffic congestion in the far North Valley, as well as letters of support for the project.
03/06/13
Australian wineries brew up bitter row
Wineries in the South West believe microbreweries are "diluting" the region's brand and threatening its status as WA's premier wine region.
03/06/13
Study: Nova Scotia wine industry worth almost $200 million
"This study shows just how rapidly the Nova Scotia wine industry is becoming a major economic driver in the province," Nick Jennery, the Winery Association of Nova Scotia's chief executive officer, said Tuesday.
03/06/13
Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results for 2012
Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd, North America's largest publicly traded liquor retailer today reported its results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2012.
03/06/13
Exclusive: Italian vineyard may hold clues in Eni bribery probe
An Italian investigation into suspected bribery by workers at energy firm Eni and its Saipem unit to secure Algerian oil and gas industry contracts has led prosecutors to a vineyard outside Naples part owned by two central figures in the case, judicial sources say.
03/06/13
UK: Wickham Vineyard back in business
Wickham Vineyard has reopened following a buyout from administration by its former manager Wilhelm Mead.
03/06/13
PR: Save the Date: Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Set for August 30 - September 1, 2013
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, the premier wine and epicurean event that showcases the birthplace of California wine, has been set for Labor Day Weekend, August 30 through September 1, 2013.
03/06/13
New president named for Sonoma County Winegrowers
Sonoma County Winegrowers has selected Karissa Kruse to become president of the organization when Nick Frey retires from the role on May 1.
03/06/13
Beak thrives on challenge of wine industry
Adam Beak is senior vice president and head of the premium wine group at Bank of the West in Napa. Working in wine-industry banking offers a "constant challenge" that he particularly enjoys, Beak said.
03/06/13
ON WINE: Eurasian winery follows the old ways
Maybe we've made this whole wine making thing way too complicated in the 21st century. Maybe you don't need a UC-Davis degree, a cellar-rat pedigree, a portmanteau of vinification magic tricks, cold soaking, designer yeast, micro-oxygenation, fining, filtering, racking. It wasn't nearly so complicated the first 8,000 years of winemaking.
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