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  Daily News for Monday, March 11th
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03/11/13
Kendall-Jackson is closing soon on the purchase of two Oregon vineyard properties

"This would be about a 1,500-acre play, of producing vineyard properties, if it all comes down."

03/11/13
Oregon wine industry heats up with talk of "significant" California investment
The wine-grape factory that is the Eola Hills is buzzing with word that a major California wine producer is buying vineyards in the area with an eye toward significant future investments.
03/11/13
Another setback for state's Russian River frost protection rules
With frost season just days away, a Mendocino County judge has issued a second rebuke to the state for its attempt to regulate grape growers who divert water from the Russian River to protect their crops
03/11/13
Judge Blocks New York City's Limits on Big Sugary Drinks
A judge invalidated New York City's ban on large sugary drinks on Monday, one day before it was to go into effect, dealing a significant blow to one of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's signature public health initiatives and a marquee project of his third term
03/11/13
Regulators scrap Napa River, Sonoma Creek vineyard runoff waiver
State water-quality regulators announced the withdrawal of a proposed conditional waiver program for vineyards in the Napa River and Sonoma Creek watersheds from state-set limits on erosion and plans to regulate vineyard water runoff under more general requirements.
03/11/13
Grapegrower lawsuit alleges breach of contract
for grapes valued at up to $194,000
03/11/13
Viticulture Experts Converge at WiVi Central Coast March 19-20
Water, Pest Management, Rootstock and Research All Part of Comprehensive Program
03/11/13
Wineries pour it on to lure Millennials
Increasingly, Chardonnays, Pinots and Cabernets are sharing shelf space at your local store with some unusual names - such as Bodacious Brunette red and Buxum Blonde and Angel Food whites
03/11/13
Fenton Winery & Brewery opens new Homebrewing & Winemaking Supply Store
The Fenton Winery & Brewery will continue its expansion with the March 13 ribbon-cutting for its new Homebrewing & Winemaking Supply Store.
03/11/13
China's Wine Market Bubbles, But Not With Champagne
China, including Hong Kong, is the world's fifth-largest wine market, and its thirst for wine is on the rise, according to the report released by wine-trade fair Vinexpo and compiled by International Wine & Spirit Research.
03/11/13
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.
03/11/13
Kroger Launches Campaign To Support Wine Sales In Supermarkets
Kroger has started making a big push to inform customers about a measure that could potentially lead to wine being sold in grocery stores in Tennessee.
03/11/13
Boom time for California wine
In this week's Business Journal, you'll meet former executives from Hewlett-Packard, Synopsys and Covad who jumped from bytes to brix. Those making the jump are doing so at a great time. The U.S.'s thirst for wine is growing, up 34 percent over the past decade.
03/11/13
Judd's Hill Winery Founders' Dinner
Judd's Hill Founders' Dinner, a benefit for the Art Finkelstein Shorashim Preschool Fund at Congregation Beth Shalom of Napa Valley is Saturday, March 9, at 6 p.m. at the Napa Valley Marriott 3425 Solano Ave.,Napa.
03/11/13
WVSU extension service hosts Kirkwood Winery tour in Summersville
The West Virginia State University Extension Service is hosting a tour of a Summersville vineyard for people interested in grape production.
03/11/13
Australian carbon neutral winery to be a world first
An Australian winery is aiming to be the first in the world to produce enough carbon credits to cover its emissions.
03/11/13
B Cellars gets approval from commission for move to Oakville
The Napa County Planning Commission helped a carousel of Napa Valley property transactions and developments continue spinning Wednesday, as it approved plans for a new 45,000-gallon winery on Oakville Cross Road for Calistoga-based B Cellars.
03/11/13
Stony Hill: The Accidental Pioneers
As they strolled down the old stagecoach road on Spring Mountain in 1943, it's not likely that Fred and Eleanor McCrea thought of themselves as pioneers. As it turned out, though, the McCreas were on their way to becoming trailblazers in the Napa Valley wine industry.
03/11/13
A closer look at Spring Mountain AVA
Like many regions bordering the valley floor, Spring Mountain highlights the climactic and topographic diversity of Napa County and its world-renowned wine industry.
03/11/13
Raymond Vineyard to host Hospice Gala
Jean-Charles Boisset will be honorary chairman of the seventh annual benefit gala for Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services on Saturday, Sept. 7, at his Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena.
03/11/13
New chef at Signorello
Signorello Estate has appointed Britny Sundin to estate chef.
03/11/13
New Napa wineries attest to industry recovery
If you need any proof that the wine business has pulled out of its slump, just look at the new winery projects in Napa Valley.
03/11/13
Colorado Urban Winefest -- June 8, 2013 -- New Venue, New Vibe
Colorado Urban Winefest has grown into a beautiful new venue at Infinity Park in Glendale, just minutes away from the Cherry Creek shopping district.
03/11/13
PR: Raymond Vineyards to Host World Premiere of Nose, the New Novel by Best-Selling Author James Conaway
To RSVP for the event, please email charles.rivas@boisset.com or call 707-963-6925. Raymond Vineyards is located at 849 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574.
03/11/13
Press Release: Raymond Vineyards Welcomes Jancis Robinson and Linda Murphy to Celebrate the Release of American Wine
Wine and cheese will be served and books will be available for purchase and signature by both Jancis and Linda.
03/11/13
PR: Save the Date: Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Set for August 30 - September 1, 2013
Sixth Annual Labor Day Weekend Event to Celebrate Sonoma Wine, Food and Lifestyle Presented by Visa Signature
03/11/13
Nomacorc Expands Global Presence, Opens New Facility in Argentina
Nomacorc, the world's largest producer of alternative wine closures, in cooperation with Insumos Andinos, Nomacorc's exclusive distributor in Argentina, has opened a manufacturing site located in the San Juan province of Argentina.
03/11/13
Is Paso Best for Cabernet?
New group promotes the varietal concept with April event
03/11/13
New EU classifications to result in price hike for made-wine products: WSTA
The introduction of new EU customs classifications may result in increase in excise duty and value added tax (VAT) for some made-wine products, according to The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), a UK-based organization representing over 340 wine and spirits companies.
03/11/13
Is Paso Best for Cabernet?
"Paso Robles is the ultimate terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varieties," according to Daniel Daou, who owns Daou Vineyards with his brother Georges.
03/11/13
UK: Lucy Clements leaves Cornerstone for Tesco role
Cornerstone director of winemaking Lucy Clements is leaving the US importer to take on a role at Tesco.
03/11/13
UK: Morrisons bolsters wine team
Morrisons has appointed Mark Jarman as head of wine operations as it looks to set up a UK bottling operation.
03/11/13
Romanian Pinot "surprisingly good" says Halewood
Halewood Romania has launched a "surprisingly good Pinot Noir campaign" in a bid to encourage the UK wine trade to look at the quality and value of its wine.
03/11/13
Malbec celebrates with street art
Wines of Argentina is preparing an international program of events to celebrate the third edition of Malbec World Day on 17 April.
03/11/13
Austria 2012 vintage: 'small, but high-quality'
Austria's frost-affected 2012 vintage promises good quality wines across the board - but supplies of the country's flagship Gruner Veltliner are much reduced.
03/11/13
Doubts surface over new Chianti classification
Chianti Classico producers need to grab the opportunity of the appellation's 'Gran Selezione' top tier - or the new designation will remain an 'empty shell', they warn.
03/11/13
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie wine sells out in hours
The first 1,000 cases of wine produced by Hollywood A-listers Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were snapped up within hours of going on sale on the internet.
03/11/13
Handcrafted Wines of Kansas Announces Key Leadership Enhancements, New Warehouse
Handcrafted is enhancing its storage and logistic capabilities by moving to a larger temperature controlled, full-service warehouse facility, located in Olathe, Kansas in April 2013.
03/11/13
Nom de Vine: Humor behind Washington's Westport Winery labels
Kim Roberts, who with her husband Blain owns Westport Winery in southwest Washington, admits that her sense of humor and love of word play is an acquired taste, particularly in naming the winery's long list of wines.
03/11/13
Oregon's "Greatest of the Grape" Winners Announced
J. Scott Cellars of Eugene captured the Platinum medal at the Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association's 43rd annual "Greatest of the Grape" competition with their 2011 Grenache.
03/11/13
Italian Wine Superstar Antinori Opens To Public After 600 Years
Family-owned Marchesi Antinori is arguably the most famous house in Italian wine, and starting this month, for the very first time, guests can get an inside look at the family's more than 625 years of Italian winemaking history.
03/11/13
Temecula Trader Joe's expanding, adding wine tasting
There's good news for customers who are intrigued by - yet possibly wary of - the exotic wines from unfamiliar wine growing regions that are stocked by the Trader Joe's supermarket on Winchester Road.
03/11/13
Hungary's Surprising Wine Culture
Wine was actually introduced in Hungary by the Romans, and the area was well-known for its vineyards until World War II devastated the country.
03/11/13
London's first organic wine since the Middle Ages?
The Guardian newspaper reports that the only commercial vineyard inside the M25 motorway that encircles London is hoping to produce London's first organic wine since the Middle Ages.
03/11/13
Sicily wines hit stride, with a volcanic assist
When last we left our intrepid Sicily, there were auspicious signs from the slopes of Mount Etna, its defining and still active volcano
03/11/13
Moet subsidiary in legal battle over Krug trademark
A company has sought an injunction against international wine auctioneer Acker Merrall & Condit Asia to stop the wine auctioneer from infringing on its trademark for Krug champagne
03/11/13
Whole Foods: Products Will Carry GMO Labeling
Whole Foods says all products in its North American stores that contain genetically modified ingredients will be labeled as such by 2018
03/11/13
Vote coming on PA state liquor store proposal
With the state budget hearings over, the next big thing on the Legislature's plate could be a floor vote in the House by month's end on Gov. Tom Corbett's proposal to privatize the state-owned liquor stores
03/11/13
Why liquor privatization still faces a long road
Could Pennsylvania be any closer to changing the way booze is sold in the Keystone State?
03/11/13
Pennsylvania: Corbett open to all state store bills to privatize liquor sales
Gov. Tom Corbett said on Friday that he would not rule out alternative plans to privatize the state liquor system, boosting the prospects for passage in the General Assembly
03/11/13
GUEST OPINION: Why I'm no longer a cyclist
When gas first hit $4 a gallon back in 2008, I ditched my car and started commuting by bicycle. I realized the benefits immediately; increased energy, weight loss, a better attitude and more money in my pocket. I joined bicycle organizations, bought more bikes and rode everywhere.
03/11/13
Saralee Kunde and the shifts of the Harvest Fair
They say that scent is the strongest of all memory triggers. I guess that's why any mention of the Harvest Fair comes with a memory of that building full of apples - red, yellow, green, striped apples - an olfactory delight.
03/11/13
Golden Woman Hangs Upside Down, Pours Napa Valley Wine
The wildest event during Premiere was Raymond Vineyards' "Napa Gras," where a woman in long black gloves and abbreviated gold body suit poured wine while hanging upside down
03/11/13
Treasures of the Alps
Of the many wrinkles in the Italian wine tapestry, one of the wrinkliest is about as far northwest as you can go in Italy.
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