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  Daily News for Thursday, March 21st
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03/21/13
Robert Parker sues Antonio Galloni for Fraud, Breach of Contract

Shortly after the abrupt departure of Antonio Galloni, Robert Parker stated he would return to writing about, and rating California wine again, much to the pleasure of his enthusiastic, subscribers. On March 19, The Wine Advocate announced it had added 3 new, reviewers to their team, adding they would announce the identity of one new critic, April 2. The others would be named shortly after thereafter

03/21/13
Rajat Parr and Partners Embark on New Wine Venture with the Purchase of Evening Land's Santa Rita Hills Vineyards (Press Release)
New Venture, Domaine de la Côte, To Produce Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays with Elegance and Complexity
03/21/13
Charles Jefferson and Linda Ulrich Join Wine Institute as Vice Presidents of Federal Relations
Wine Institute President and CEO Robert P. (Bobby) Koch announced today the appointments of Charles C. Jefferson and Linda A. Ulrich as Vice Presidents of Federal Relations for Wine Institute, effective April 15
03/21/13
How VinTank is Building a Geo-Fence Around Wine Country
It undoubtedly knows more about individual wine tastes than any other organization
03/21/13
Terry Theise will launch Oregon's International Pinot Noir Celebration
Eric Asimov and Terry Theise will introduce guests to a new approach to enjoying wine
03/21/13
Steelhead Vineyards Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet (Press Release)
Sonoma County Winery Expands Support for Environmental Causes
03/21/13
Napa grapples with BottleRock logistics
Closed streets, acres of parking, tax revenue all part of festival package
03/21/13
Drew Bledsoe seeks change in Massachusetts wine law
Former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe is joining an effort to convince lawmakers to end a ban on out-of-state shipments of wine to Massachusetts
03/21/13
Wine Industry Tries to Fix Image in China
California winemakers-in particular those in Bay Area counties like Napa and Sonoma-have spent decades establishing their wines as some of the best in the world. But in China, where drinking wine is a more recent phenomenon, these well-constructed wines compete with bulk wine
03/21/13
Kalama wine-bottle facility, rising from the ashes, fires back into full swing
Wash. -- Two-foot-long cylinders of glass, still red-hot and glowing, drop once a second into molds at Bennu Glass' wine-bottling manufacturing facility
03/21/13
Starbucks Taking a Cue From the Wine Industry: CEO
Starbucks plans to open at least 3,000 stores over the next five years in the Americas, half of which will be in the U.S. The coffee chain will also open 1,500 stores in mainland China by the end of 2015.
03/21/13
Kosher-For-Passover Wine Taste Test
The first night of Passover arrives this year on Monday evening, and many observant Jews are beginning to consider which wines to purchase for their Seder tables
03/21/13
Wine-By-Cougars limited release cabernet available
Orders will ship in late April - just in time to celebrate spring. Previous years' releases have sold out quickly, so WBC recommends ordering promptly
03/21/13
Clos Fourtet family buys three more Saint Emilion estates
Mathieu Cuvelier, owner of Chateau Clos Fourtet, is to finalise in the next few weeks the purchase of three further Saint Emilion properties
03/21/13
Wine Advocate sues ex-critic Antonio Galloni for missing tasting notes
"the problem is that prior to the sale of The Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni, who was being paid $300,000 and expenses per year, contracted to write about and review the wines of Sonoma, California and other regions for Robert Parker and The Wine Advocate. Galloni refused to deliver the work product once he ended his business relationship with the company
03/21/13
Archery Summit Winery Introduces New General Manager/Winemaker Christopher Mazepink
Archery Summit, the acclaimed Dundee Hills winery known for crafting exceptional estate grown Pinot Noir, is pleased to introduce a new general manager/winemaker, Christopher Mazepink . Beginning in April, Mazepink will manage all vineyard and winemaking operations, working with long time director of vineyard operations Leigh Bartholomew
03/21/13
Seattle winery embraces new frontier
"It was a hobby that got out of hand," said the owner of Wilridge Winery. "I couldn't drink it all myself."
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