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  Daily News for Friday, March 8th
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03/08/13
Sonoma County Winegrowers Announce New President

Karissa Kruse says one of her top priorities when she assumes the position of president of the Sonoma County Winegrowers is to continue the joint marketing effort developed by the organization and the county's vintners and tourism groups.

03/08/13
Eastern Winery Exposition recognizes Pennsylvania wine pioneer Doug Moorhead
Doug Moorhead of Presque Isle Wine Cellars accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award on Wednesday night at the Eastern Winery Exposition.
03/08/13
Paso Robles Bordeaux Varietal Producers Debut Global Visibility Initiative
Paso Robles CAB Collective showcases region's best at inaugural CABs of Distinction event.
03/08/13
Scientist Fired for Allegedly Faking Wine Research Sues College
Dipak Das sued the University of Connecticut, its president, provost and Board of Trustees, in Superior Court. He claims the two-year investigation and hearing process that lead to his dismissal was flawed and violated his civil rights.
03/08/13
California Wine Crosses 200M Cases In U.S., But Retailers, Suppliers Remain Cautious On Pricing
California table wine continued its long-term upswing in the U.S. market in 2012, rising 3% to an estimated 204 million nine-liter cases, according to Impact Databank. Since 2002, consumption of California table wine in the U.S. has increased by more than a third.
03/08/13
Constellation Brands, Interfood Importacao Sign Deal to Import, Distribute Premium Wines, Spirits in Brazil
"We are pleased to represent Constellation to further develop the Brazilian market,"
03/08/13
Italian Wine Superstar Antinori Opens To Public - After 600 Years
This project marks the first time in Antinori's illustrious history that people can visit and experience their winemaking process first-hand
03/08/13
The World of Wine: What's Trending This Spring
The 6th Annual New York Wine Expo recently took over the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in a frenzy of tasting and tippling, and National Wine Week is upon us (March 11-15), which features discounted pours at upscale restaurants around the country. Here are six trends in the wine industry that are taking off this spring.
03/08/13
LCBO puts cork in wine club orders after privacy ruling
The club complained after the LCBO began demanding that it supply individual members' names, addresses and phone numbers along with each order.
03/08/13
The Chinese are coming … to a Canadian winery near you
A gated community of million-dollar homes surrounding a world-class golf course is not what you would expect to find in eastern Ontario. It fits more with the lifestyle of the super-rich in California or Florida.The lead Chinese investor has already acquired the site - a winery on 600 acres of land - located a little more than an hour's drive south of Ottawa.
03/08/13
NH: LaBelle Winery installs new bottling line
LaBelle Winery, a New Hampshire-based vineyard and winery, has installed a new bottling line at its facility in Amherst, New Hampshire.
03/08/13
Between the Vines: Livermore newcomer Dante Robere to offer free tastings
Dante Robere Vineyards will participate with 30 other local wineries in Barrel Tasting Weekend on March 23 and 24. We will offer tastes of our 2010 San Francisco Bay Zinfandel and our 2012 Livermore Valley Chardonnay direct from the barrels. Find us at Eagle Ridge Vineyards!
03/08/13
Bud break time in the vineyards of Texas
The Blanc du Bois grapes down in the Rio Grande Valley are budding out. That same varietal is anticipated to bud out in Fort Bend and Galveston Counties.
03/08/13
Convention and Visitors Bureau Promoting Illinois Wineries
The Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is showcasing the area's seven wineries. They've put together a new "Lucky7 Wine Guide" booklet with details and photos of each winery, as well as a list of local events.
03/08/13
PA WILDS: Wineries Thrive Among Elk, Forests and Creeks
The Pennsylvania Wilds may be best known for its wild places and wildlife, but as more people trek to the region to explore its woods, mountains and waterways, it is driving growth of another kind of tourism asset: a robust trail of wineries.
03/08/13
Starring Film Role for Bordeaux Château
Plus, Danny Glover launches a South African wine, and the secret behind beer goggles
03/08/13
UK: Oddbins' head buyer Emma Nichols departs
Oddbins' head buyer Emma Nichols has left the business, Harpers can reveal.
03/08/13
UK: Oddbins on track for profit despite £1.1m loss in first months of new company
Oddbins has insisted it is on track to make a profit within three years after it reported a £1.1 million loss in the first months of operation under new management in 2011.
03/08/13
Liberty Wines latest agent to skip LIWF
Liberty Wines has confirmed it will not be exhibiting at the London International Wine Fair for the first time in the company's history.
03/08/13
Arabella Woodrow to head up wine at Broadland Wineries
Arabella Woodrow MW is to join Broadland Wineries, the specialist bottling and packing company, as its first wine director.
03/08/13
Harpers Awards entry deadline extended to March 20
The deadline for entries to the Harpers Awards 2013 has been extended until March 20.
03/08/13
UK: Morrisons bolsters wine team
Wm Morrison Supermarkets has advanced an ambitious bid to increase its share of the UK wine market by £100 million with two senior appointments to its team.
03/08/13
Integrity threat to NZ sub-regional message
New Zealand's Sauvignon Blanc producers need to protect the credibility of their growing sub-regional message, as UK merchants warned against a "cynical" approach to this popular style.
03/08/13
UK craft brewers launch bottling plant
Three UK brewers, Sambrooks, Ramsgate and Westerham, have teamed up to launch their own bottling plant as demand for bottled craft beer rises.
03/08/13
The top 10 wines in the US press
In the San Francisco Chronicle Jon Bonné reviews Napa County Zinfandels and the Wall St Journal's Will Lyons recommends a wine that "oozes a creamy vanilla character".
03/08/13
Last chance to enter the 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards
Competition organisers are issuing a final call for entries into this year's Decanter World Wine Awards, as the submission phase draws to a close.
03/08/13
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.
03/08/13
Study supports anti-aging effects of red wine ingredient resveratrol
Harvard Medical School biologist David Sinclair and more than a dozen colleagues who study ways to slow aging raised a glass of red wine at the restaurant Catalyst in Kendall Square last week-in a toast to red wine.
03/08/13
The Golden Age of Italian Wine
Thanks to its diverse grapes, creative marketers and passionate winemakers, Italy's wines have never been better.
03/08/13
Wine-Pheromone connection: The science behind the seduction of wine
Wine has long been considered the liquid precursor to sensual pleasure, the elixir of Bacchus, the one lusty, legal intoxicant.
03/08/13
FL: Wine Canister Act moves through legislature
A bill that would widen the availability of high-end wines by the glass is moving forward through the Florida legislature.
03/08/13
WASH: Actor's love for local wine is no illusion
Sleight of Hand Cellars may be known for the alchemy in its bottles. But another kind of magic took place for the winery Wednesday courtesy of a celebrity endorsement.
03/08/13
Michael Ireland Named Wine Director at Wingtip
Sommelier Michael Ireland departed The Restaurant at Meadowood for Berkeley's Gather last year, and now he's adding another job to his plate: he's been named the wine director of Wingtip, the recently-opened private club/menswear store in the FiDi.
03/08/13
Australian Wine In New Effort To Diversify And Move Upscale
Humbled in recent years by the twin scourges of oversupply and a rising domestic currency that reduced returns on exports, Australia's wine industry has been retrenching.
03/08/13
Vallejo efforts at promoting wine, beer tasting rooms supported
Vallejo's "industrial American waterfront grit" might be just the right draw for a brewpub or beer manufacturer, Vallejoan and Napa winery owner Kent Fortner said Wednesday night.
03/08/13
Famous Musicians Get in on the Wine Biz
Jonathan Cain of Journey is one of those wine guys in a rock world. From an early age, his father and grandfather made wine in the home and he was around the process.
03/08/13
PENN: Six reasons why we should keep the state wine and liquor stores (Blog)
In the world of Pennsylvania politics, I oppose Corbett's plan for six reasons.
03/08/13
Master Sommelier Desmond Echavarrie joins Soutirage as Senior Wine Advisor
Echavarrie will lead a team of wine specialists offering high-touch, concierge style wine services to clients on everything from building and diversifying wine collections to coordinating wine-focused events.
03/08/13
The Way of Things at Smith-Madrone
get the vintage into the glass of wine, to celebrate the diversity of the vintages
03/08/13
China's Wine Market Bubbles, But Not With Champagne
China still hasn't found a taste for the bubbly, a new study finds
03/08/13
1855.com taken to court by leading French consumer association
France's leading consumer association, UFC-Que Choisir, is lodging a formal complaint against internet wine retailer 1855.com. The aim is to force the authorities to put a stop to 'short selling' whereby companies sell goods they don't actually own.
03/08/13
Lake County Winery Association Board of Directors celebrates members, partners and supporters
"This is the time for Lake County. Right now," said newly-elected board member and board secretary Jonathan Walters.
03/08/13
Measure to allow alcohol tasting for older teens passes Washington Senate
for students enrolled culinary, beer technology or similar programs
03/08/13
Kansas: Hearing on bill to expand liquor sales draws crowd
A hearing room in Topeka was packed to overflowing on Thursday for testimony on a House bill that would expand liquor sales to grocery stores, convenience stores and large retailers
03/08/13
State of Ore. backs Klamath Tribes water rights
The state of Oregon on Thursday backed the Klamath Tribes' claim to have the oldest water rights in the upper Klamath Basin
03/08/13
Wineries join up to form Mississippi River Hills Wine Trail
The Mississippi River Hills Wine Trail might be the best kept secret in Southeast Missouri, but the wineries that offer fine wine and food along the trail are looking to change that.
03/08/13
Health premium increases meet resistance
Hundreds of thousands of Californians covered by the state's largest health insurers are facing double-digit premium hikes, and regulators and consumers are pushing back
03/08/13
Italian Wine Superstar Antinori Opens To Public - After 600 Years
If you drink wine, you probably already know the name Antinori. They've been in the business since 1385 and specialize in Chianti, with high quality wines at all price points.
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