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  Daily News for Thursday, March 28th
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03/28/13
Beer distributors take aim at Pennsylvania liquor privatization bill
Beer distributors say increased competition from the private sector would create an uneven playing field and hurt business
03/28/13
Chilean business giant and winery owner dies
Guillermo Luksic Craig, a leading Chilean businessman and owner of Viña Tabalí, died yesterday aged 57 after being diagnosed with lung cancer last year
03/28/13
ProWein's international visitor numbers "rise significantly"
The number of international visitors to ProWein 2013 increased on last year's number with more than 44,000 trade visitors attending the three-day event.
03/28/13
Should Sta. Rita Hills Be Larger?
One grapegrower's proposal to extend the Santa Barbara County appellation's boundaries angers neighbors
03/28/13
New Mathematical Process Recommends Wines For Consumers
Taste Factor, a start-up wine sales company, will help consumers discover wines tailored to their individual tastes via a wine recommendation engine that uses sophisticated algorithms usually home to academia and NASA.
03/28/13
DTC Wine Symposium raises $126,000
On Jan. 24, 400 wine marketers gathered at the sixth annual Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium to discuss strategies for improving direct-to-consumer marketing and sales
03/28/13
Wente Builds a New Foundation
Since 1883, the Wente family has been making wine in the Livermore Valley east of San Francisco. To mark the 130th anniversary, the family formally established the Wente Foundation for Arts Education (WFAE), which will be headed by fifth-generation winegrower Christine Wente.
03/28/13
Restaurants share the spotlight with wine at Taste Washington
Sixty-eight Pacific Northwest restaurants were there, serving up samples ranging from elegant nibbles to chomping-good sliders
03/28/13
UPDATE: Taste Washington surveillance video indicates no theft
The good news: All but six bottles have been found, and surveillance camera footage revealed nothing
03/28/13
Washington Wine Industry Foundation Scholarships
All scholarship applications must be postmarked by June 1, 2013 and are available to high school seniors or graduates and college students currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university viticulture and/or enology program.
03/28/13
Summerhill Pyramid Winery Appoints Willem Semmelink as Vineyard Manager
Summerhill Pyramid Winery is pleased to introduce Willem Semmelink as its new vineyard manager. Semmelink brings to Summerhill his deep commitment to community and ecology, and a desire to continually improve Summerhill's vineyards for optimal quality and sustainability.
03/28/13
Rusack Vineyards Appoints Steven Gerbac Winemaker
Steven Gerbac has been appointed Winemaker at Rusack Vineyards. Gerbac has been with the flagship Ballard Canyon winery for 10 years, beginning as a Production Assistant, moving on to Cellar Master, and working his way up to Assistant Winemaker.
03/28/13
Erin Green joins Flanagan Wines as their consulting winemaker
Many of the world's best winemakers are directing their attention to "rising stars" in Sonoma. Erin Green, who built her reputation working at benchmark Napa estates, has joined Sonoma winery "Flanagan Wines" as their Consulting Winemaker.
03/28/13
T. Edward Wines Appoints Scott Rosenbaum as Spirit Strategist
T. Edward Wines is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Rosenbaum as Spirit Strategist.
03/28/13
Biggest wine hoax in history reveals trade secrets
The wine rumors were always there. Whispers and suspicion over various vintages were a constant. But the dollar values kept climbing, the band kept playing, and the swirl of doubt was kept to a low murmur
03/28/13
Sonoma County grower switches cover crop regime
Sonoma County vineyards are entering the transition stage between initial bud break and the need for frost protection, reports veteran grape grower Duff Bevill.
03/28/13
Coastal Chardonnay bud break late
While bud break was earlier in the San Joaquin, it was as much as two weeks later than last year in the Central Coast vineyards of Laetitia Vineyard and Winery near Arroyo Grande, Calif. By the third week of March, the shoots of Chardonnay vines on lighter textured soils had pushed out an inch or less.
03/28/13
ANDIS WINES appoints Jenae Plasse as Chief Operating Officer
ANDIS WINES is proud to announce the promotion of Jenae Plasse as the newest member of the executive team. As Chief Operating Officer, Jenae will be responsible for the day to day operations of events, purchasing, community relations, social media, marketing & advertising.
03/28/13
Bill seeks to allow alcohol references on Oregon's 'wine country' license plates
Holvey's bill would make a specific exemption and allow alcohol references on wine country vanity plates. He said he had it drawn up at the request of constituents who are into wine.
03/28/13
Charles Jefferson and Linda Ulrich Join Wine Institute as Vice Presidents of Federal Relations
Wine Institute President and CEO Robert P. (Bobby) Koch announced the appointments of Charles C. Jefferson and Linda A. Ulrich as Vice Presidents of Federal Relations for Wine Institute, effective April 15.
03/28/13
Meet Paul Hobbs 2.0
Paul Hobbs isn't the likeliest of producers to have launched a second brand geared to a younger generation of wine drinkers
03/28/13
Concha y Toro Falls in Chile as Profit Trails Estimates
Concha y Toro's margins contracted in the period as the peso strengthened versus the Brazilian real and the euro and as bulk grape prices rose
03/28/13
Climate Change Rewrites World Wine List
As new frontiers for grape growing open up, the viability of some traditional production areas is under threat from scorching temperatures and prolonged droughts
03/28/13
Official FIFA World Cup WIne Revealed
will be served at events leading up to the World Cup
03/28/13
Siobhan Turner to leave IMW today
Siobhan Turner is leaving the Institute of Masters of Wine today after nine years as executive director of the organisation.
03/28/13
Oldenburg owner hits out at Pinotage
Adrian Vanderspuy of Oldenburg Vineyards in Stellenbosch has blasted South Africa's flasgship red grape Pinotage, stating he has no interest in the variety.
03/28/13
Education holds key to China's wine market
Educating Chinese drinkers about Australian wine at the point of purchase, including venues such as supermarkets, bars and six-star hotels, will be crucial for the industry to thrive in one of the most important wine markets in the world
03/28/13
Finger Lakes, Erie wineries collect numerous awards this year
Finger Lakes and western New York wineries have won top awards in several competitions so far this year
03/28/13
€300k of Champagne stolen in Jacques Selosse raid
More than three and a half thousand bottles of Champagne bottles worth €300,000 have been stolen from acclaimed grower Jacques Selosse in a heist described as 'well-organised'
03/28/13
Constellation Brands makes donation to county
The County's CSOA division is experiencing an increase in demand for services and a corresponding increased need for space for staff
03/28/13
Free N.J.'s market for liquor: Opinion
Special interest liquor lobbies have vehemently opposed change
03/28/13
How the Monsanto Protection Act snuck into law
A provison that protects the biotech giant from litigation passed Congress without many members knowing about it
03/28/13
Ontario wines fight for market share at home
It may be their home turf, but selling wine in Ontario is one of the biggest challenges facing Niagara wineries. And consumers have no idea
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