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  Daily News for Thursday, March 7th
Peter Faricy, Vice President of Amazon Marketplace, New Keynote Speaker at WiVi, March 20
WiVi Central Coast announces its new keynote speaker, Peter Faricy, vice president and general manager of the Amazon Marketplace, to address Central Coast wineries on Wednesday, March 20 in Paso Robles, Calif.
Don Neel to Lead Panel Discussion on Water Issues on the Central Coast
Don Neel, editor of Practical Winery & Vineyard, will lead the second portion of the session. He will moderate a panel discussing how growers can manage growth opportunities with a limited water supply and increased regulations.
Chris Alakel to Represent City of Paso Robles in Water Panel Discussion
Chris Alakel, water resources manager for the City of Paso Robles, will discuss how growers can manage growth opportunities with a limited water supply and increased regulations in the second portion of the session.
Lisa Bodrogi to Talk Growing Opportunities With Limited Water Supplies at WiVi Central Coast
Water is the hottest commodity on the Central Coast, and a two-part viticulture session will address two important facets of winegrape growers' biggest concern at WiVi Central Coast 2013, held in Paso Robles, March 19-20.
Dana Merrill Discusses "Water: The New Liquid Gold" at WiVi Central Coast
He joins Lisa Bodrogi, land use and public policy advisor at Cuvee Consulting and Chris Alakel, water resources manager for the City of Paso Robles in providing insight and opinion to this important topic. Don Neel, editor of Practical Winery & Vineyard, will moderate.
Press Release: Gundlach Bundschu Winery Celebrates 155th Anniversary
'Deed Day' festivities planned in tasting room on March 9th
WASH: 2012 wildfires didn't burn down wineries, but they may have hurt the vintage
Long-lasting wildfires last summer and fall pumped a lot of smoke into the atmosphere and an unhealthy smoke layer hung over parts of central Washington for days, and sometimes weeks. It caught the eye of WSU viticulture expert Thomas Henick-Kling, who worried that the enduring smoke could harm maturing wine-grapes.
Cal-Ital wines: the new trend with a long history
California wines made from Italian grapes, so-called Cal-Ital wines, are an on-again, off-again trend.
Wine, grape industry accounts for $6.8bn in Canadian economy: Report
Conducted by an international accounting and research firm - Frank, Rimerman + Co, the research also found that the wine industry annually generates around $1.2bn in federal and provincial tax revenue, around $1.2bn in tourism revenue and creates over 31,000 jobs in the country.
Health Watch: Red Wine Means Better Digestion
Recent research also finds that alcohol can lower blood pressure and that French men who drink a glass or two daily gain less weight.
Eastern Winery Exposition Attendance Up
Registration reaches 993 on first day of Pennsylvania conference-trade show.
Laithwaite's triumphs at Judgment of Parsons Green with English sparkling wine
A sparkling wine grown by Laithwaite's Wine co-founder Barbara Laithwaite and her friend Cherry Thompson has picked up first prize at the Judgment of Parsons Green.
Cobevco fills its 1.5 billionth bottle
The Cheshire-based plant, whose customers include Australian Vintage, E&J Gallo and PLB, has filled more than 1.5 billion bottles of wine, beer, cider and soft drinks at its 21,600 site since 2006, exceeding the 200 million bottles a year target set by management when it began operations.
Italy's Pirlo hints at winemaking retirement
Juventus midfielder, Andrea Pirlo, has spoken of his desire to go into winemaking when he hangs up his boots.
California makes 'best' NW Chardonnay
California makes the best Chardonnay in the New World according to Anne-Claude Leflaive of leading Puligny-Montrachet estate Domaine Leflaive.
UK: Beer tax threat 'spurious at best'
Analysts have challenged the UK beer sector's complaint that the Government's alcohol duty escalator is threatening the pub and brewing industry.
Champagne negociant facing break-up
Champagne negociant business Pressoirs de France is almost certain to be broken up and its assets sold off after the company's administrator failed to sell it.
Gerard Basset named Decanter Man of the Year 2013
Described as 'genuinely humble' and 'an absolute gem of a man', Decanter Man of the Year 2013 Gerard Basset is widely credited with transforming the perception of sommeliers around the world.
First wine from Pitt and Jolie's French vineyard to hit Web
The first 6,000 bottles of organic "Miraval Rose 2012" will be sold on the Internet on Thursday for $140 a case including shipping to addresses in France.
Oregon Could Expand Use Of Wine 'Growlers'
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is on a trade mission in Germany this week. One item on his agenda is to promote Oregon wines at a major tourism trade show.
German Riesling's Turn in the Spotlight
La Paulée, a mélange of seminars, discussions and tastings culminating in a grand dinner in which producers and collectors share precious bottles, has been so successful that it has inspired similar events celebrating other wines.
OR: House passes bill to allow take-home wine, cider 'growliers'
Growlers are already popular with beer drinkers, and state winemakers are pushing House Bill 2443 as a way to expand wine sales and embrace changes in consumer tastes. If approved, wine buyers would be able to bring or buy reusable containers up to two gallons and fill them directly from kegs at stores, taverns and restaurants.
Fine Wine: More Palatable Than Rollercoaster Stocks?
"Wine prices are moving up. We've averaged over the last 20 years 14.9 percent growth year-on-year so that's pretty exciting."
TENN: Wine in grocery stores bill faces key vote in House today
The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Jon Lundberg of Bristol is scheduled for an up-or-down vote in the House Local Subcommittee.
Wine Enthusiast magazine touts "fantastic finds" among Finger Lakes Rieslings
Among the wineries cited were Keuka Lake Vineyards, Heron Hill Winery, Lamoreaux Landing, Sheldrake Point, Bloomer Creek, Shaw Vineyards, and Anthony Road Wine Cellars.
Storm strands some MidAtlantic Food + Wine Festival chefs
Airport closures and flight cancellations today from the Winter Storm Saturn have stranded some chefs on their way to Delaware for the MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival.
Numbers released in beer and wine sales in Smith Co.
Economic experts say we are now seeing the benefits of bringing alcohol sales to parts of Smith County.
Wine, Etc.: White wines have many advantages over reds
Go to any restaurant and you are likely to witness a bit of discrimination in wine. Women prefer white wine - usually chardonnay - and men prefer beer, cocktail, or red wine. OK, we know this is sexist and a stereotype.
New book looks at how far US wine has come
America is in the midst of a wildly exciting love affair with wine right now, fueled not only by the evolving growth and sophistication of wine regions in California, Washington and Oregon, but also increasingly in places like Colorado, Texas, Michigan, New York and New Jersey.
Black and Brewed: Wine dinners have evolved... into beer dinners
"The concept is to think of a quality beer with a meal instead of wine," said Michael Pendleton, craft beer specialist for Budweiser of Hopkinsville.
Two-Month Berkeley Wine Festival Begins Next Week
The fourth annual Berkeley Wine Festival returns to the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa each Friday evening from from March 16-May 24.
Winery owner rescued from pond
Firefighters used a 105-foot ladder truck to rescue Chuck Sweeney after his SUV landed in 4 to 6 feet of water, 10 to 15 feet from the bank.
Peju Winery Grants Local Child's Wish Through 2012 Holiday Fundraising Efforts
During the months of November and December, the winery donated 10 percent of net proceeds from gift merchandise to Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. With this contribution, Alex from Novato was able to attend a San Francisco Giants game, meet the team and receive a bat signed by the World Series Champions.
Appel on Wine: Parsing the debate over 'natural wines'
What "natural wine" even means is a matter of fierce debate and a controversy where even the terms are being debated.
Expand beer, wine to more University of Minnesota arenas, legislator says
Since the Legislature legalized beer and wine sales at the stadium last year, football fans have downed almost a million dollars' worth of beer.
Report: Restaurant sales, traffic decline notably in February
Same-store sales fell 5 percent in February, compared with January's increase of 0.4 percent. The first two weeks in February experienced very poor sales, influenced by inclement winter weather.
California growers group releases new report, workbook
The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) has issued its 2012 Progress Report and Third Edition California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Workbook. Both the report and workbook can be viewed online at
China: Domestic Red Wine Faces Onslaught from Imports
Domestic red wine companies are seeing slumping profits, and some are turning a loss for the first time. Experts say that in addition to the falling price of wine, foreign imports are nabbing up market share through new sales strategies and superior marketing.
UK: Wickham Vineyard back in business
Wickham Vineyard has reopened following a buyout from administration by its former manager Wilhelm Mead.
UK: New fine wine stock exchange Cavex to launch
A new online fine wine stock exchange for the trade and private collectors and investors is set to launch later this month.
UK: London to produce its first organic wine since the middle ages
The Shard looms large to the south, the grey tower blocks of a council estate dominate the western horizon, and on the eastern edge of the field, two boys in hoodies scamper off, furtively.
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.
Journées solidaires pour aider un vigneron
La cave coopérative de Camplong, les vignerons des alentours et des amis de Fabrice Fito, vigneron au village, ont consacré deux journées à la taille des vignes de leur camarade, touché par la maladie.
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