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  Daily News for Tuesday, March 19th
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03/19/13
Naples Wine Festival sponsors award $13M in grants to charities

The wine festival held Jan. 24 through 27 raised more than $8.5 million, an amount that was supplemented in Monday's grant awards by using foundation reserves

03/19/13
Coppola buys Geyser Peak Winery facilities, vineyards
Financial terms were not disclosed. The property was valued at $35.3 million at the end of 2012, according to public documents
03/19/13
Bradley Ogden Returns to Winesong As Celebrity Chef (Press Release)
Winesong 2013 is thrilled to announce Monty and Sara Preiser as this year's Honorary Chairs. Monty and Sara own Creative Professional Programs, a company devoted to continuing education for professionals in conjunction with fine wine & food instruction
03/19/13
Wine Terroir by Microbe
UC Davis researcher linking DNA analysis with wine origins
03/19/13
The secrets of wine importing
Tom Steffanci, president at Deutsch, the fifth largest wine and spirits company in the U.S., explained how it works. Basically, his company goes out, finds great wines from vineyards that need help moving those wines and forms partnerships
03/19/13
WiVi Central Coast Opens its Doors Today
The newly expanded trade show and symposium, based on the foundation of the VINE Symposium, offers a sold-out trade show floor with more than 130 vendors, winemaking and vineyard sessions and live demonstrations of products from Wine Business Monthly's editorial team.
03/19/13
A Record Setting 475 Arrests are made in California DecoyShoulder Tap Operation
Agents from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and Officers from the Modesto and Ontario Police Departments joined forces with over 100 law enforcement agencies in a record-setting Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation in California
03/19/13
Wine-in-grocery advocates will settle for signs of progress, if not new laws
Wine-in-grocery advocates will again fight the good fight next year if the bill dies this session, according to Jarron Springer, president of the Tennessee Grocers and Convenience Store Association
03/19/13
There's a Corner on the Internet For Every Wine Drinker
Instead of coming from heavily marketed brands, good wine often comes from tiny wineries in California with little to no mainstream name recognition. By definition, mass producing wine lowers its quality.
03/19/13
Drone soars over vineyards, but is it legal?
"We're just filming our vineyards."
03/19/13
Randall Grahm to receive first Rhone Ranger award
Bonny Doon founder Randall Grahm is about to be awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Rhone Rangers organisation
03/19/13
Committee OKs overhaul of Pennsylvania liquor privatization bill
A legislative panel on Monday endorsed a revamped version of Gov. Tom Corbett's liquor privatization bill that would give existing beer distributors first crack at liquor and wine licenses and expand the sale of wine in grocery stores
03/19/13
New beer bill pits Texas wholesaler groups against each other
... would prohibit brewery owners from selling distribution rights for their beer and it would restrict them from selling beer at different prices in different geographic areas
03/19/13
Wine growers plan tasting room exit from Nevada City
After nearly two decades in one of Nevada City's most prominent locales ...
03/19/13
Pa. House liquor committee approves sale of state store system
The full House is scheduled to vote on the bill Thursday, and, if approved, the bill would move to the Senate for consideration before going to Corbett.
03/19/13
'No chance of a glut' say NZ winemakers as they celebrate bumper crop
Many New Zealand winemakers, excited at the prospect of an outstanding 2013 vintage and a chance to replenish stocks after the low grape haul in 2012, are playing down talk of a glut
03/19/13
James L. Barrett dies; pioneering Napa vintner (LA Times)
After leaving his law practice, James Barrett devoted himself to the Chateau Montelena estate. Its Chardonnay won a prestigious Paris tasting in 1976
03/19/13
Brewers Association: Craft Beer is Now a $10 Billion Category
With 2012 production swelling past 13.2 million barrels - a 15 percent increase from 2011 - craft sales grew by 17 percent, taking total retail revenues for the category up to an estimated $10.2 billion
03/19/13
Coppola buys Geyser Peak winery (north bay business journal)
Francis Ford Coppola Winery today confirmed it purchased the Geyser Peak winery facility and surrounding vines in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley winegrowing region to expand wine production
03/19/13
Francis Ford Coppola Winery Purchases Geyser Peak Winery's Production Facilities (Press Release)
Expansion to Provide Additional Wine Production Space, Vineyard Acreage
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