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Thursday, October 23rd

03/06/13

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.

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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.

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'Deed Day' festivities planned in tasting room on March 9th

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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.

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Why do they keep making the same mistakes?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"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."

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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.

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Consider staying in Paris -- Paris, Virginia, that is.

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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.

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Sidney Frank Importing Company Files Lawsuit Against Beam, Inc. And Cooley Distillery For Breach Of Contract, Unfair Competition And Tortious Interference

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Rubino, Italian for Ruby, is the new label from the nearby Ruby Hill Winery, and features wines with an Italian heritage.

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Buckingham Schenk has hired Sheryl Foster as national accounts manager as it looks to build sales in the on-trade.

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ViniPortugal is using strong recent growth figures as a springboard to shift its UK focus towards strengthening consumer awareness of its wines.

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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.

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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.

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The 2008 Penfolds Grange has secured 100-points from The Wine Advocate critic Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, the first since 1976.

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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.

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Growers and brand owners have united to increase the quality and value of Champagne through a project dubbed 2030.

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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

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

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Chianti Classico DOCG will have a new classification above Riserva wines called 'Gran Selezione', it has been announced.

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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.

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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.

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Just as CellarTracker is becoming more popular, scores are becoming less important.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wineries in the South West believe microbreweries are "diluting" the region's brand and threatening its status as WA's premier wine region.

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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Wickham Vineyard has reopened following a buyout from administration by its former manager Wilhelm Mead.

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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.

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Sonoma County Winegrowers has selected Karissa Kruse to become president of the organization when Nick Frey retires from the role on May 1.

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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.

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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.