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  Daily News for Tuesday, April 2nd
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04/02/13
US criticizes EU restrictions on wine labels
The US Trade Representative's office said the EU's policy of seeking exclusive use of so-called traditional terms such as tawny, ruby, reserve, classic, and chateau on wine labels had an undesirable effect
04/02/13
Napa Valley Icon Miljenko "Mike" Grgich Turns 90 Today (Press Release)
Vintner Hall of Fame inductee celebrates 55 years of winemaking success
04/02/13
Midwestern States Announce Wine-Trail Trail
Five neighboring states in the Midwest announced a new tourism initiative yesterday that makes it easier to experience all 43 "wine trails" within their borders
04/02/13
Wineries Spread Sustainability Message
Representatives from sustainability-minded wineries discussed various ways that wineries promote their green initiatives March 26 at the San Francisco City Club. The event, organized by the Wine Institute, encouraged California wineries to consider whether they are doing the best job of sharing information about their sustainability practices with decision-makers and consumers.
04/02/13
Napa growers push for recycled water storage options
With an assessment approved to pay for the design and expansion of a recycled water pipeline to the Carneros area, some grapegrowers are pushing for a change in state law that would make it easier to store that water in some local reservoirs.
04/02/13
Sonoma: Clean Power forum plugs into wine
Santa Rosa-based Climate Protection Campaign is hosting a forum this week for the local wine industry on the impact the proposed Sonoma Clean Power agency could have on their businesses.
04/02/13
People News Recap from 3/19-4/1
Wine industry people on the move from March 19 to April 1
04/02/13
Bordeaux owner fined for illegal addition of carbon
The owner of an estate in Lussac Saint Emilion has been fined €5,000, with a further €5,000 suspended, for adding oenological carbon to his finished wine
04/02/13
Geyser Peak Winery Releases Aromatic White (Press Release)
combines Viognier, Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc
04/02/13
Oregon's Ponzi Vineyards getting ready to unveil state-of-art tasting room
Maria Ponzi, director of sales and marketing for Ponzi, said her husband, Brett Fogelstrom, has served as the designer and general contractor on the project. He operates Fogelstrom Design/Build
04/02/13
Latour leads Liv-ex's new classification
Bordeaux first growth Latour has topped Liv-ex's bi-annual classification of the Left Bank
04/02/13
New winery makes its way in Jasper County, Indiana
Carpenter Creek Cellars winemaker Randy Rottler said they have something to prove.
04/02/13
Indian wine market to experience slow performance in coming years: Report
The performance of Indian wine market in the next five years may not be as good as what it was between 2006 and 2011, finds a new survey by UK-based research firm Canadean - Wines & Spirits.
04/02/13
A Vibrant Wine Culture in the Piedmont (No, Not That One)
Noel Sherr labored in the wine business in New York City for 10 years. He was the general manager of Chambers Street Wines, one of the city's best retailers, and worked for top importers like Polaner Selections and David Bowler Wines
04/02/13
18 defining California wineries: Our WineAlign critics' picks
A Playbook for the California Wine Fairs coming to Canada in April
04/02/13
Busy Time of Year for Yakima Winemakers
As people continue to celebrate Easter Sunday, winemakers start preparing for another holiday. Spring Barrel Tasting.
04/02/13
FL: Self-distribution for wineries drained from House plans
An effort to expand the number of Florida-based wineries that also could directly sell their products may need to be watered down a bit before it's ready to be served up to state lawmakers this session.
04/02/13
Canadian winemakers share their expertise
Chris Frey, winemaker at Jost Vineyards in Malagash, says people in their industry frequently turn to one another for advice. The focus of these conversations changes over the course of the year, he notes.
04/02/13
Chablis wine sales grow in UK: BIVB
Sales of Chablis wine in the UK has grown with exports reaching nearly 10 million bottles and generating €43m in 2012, according to Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB), a France-based governing body of Burgundy wines.
04/02/13
Loic Avril Fat Duck sommelier wins Young Sommelier of the Year
Loic Avril of Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck has been named 2013 Young Sommelier of the Year. Read more at http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/583755/fat-duck-sommelier-wins-young-sommelier-of-the-year#1854id34BZItfuJJ.99
04/02/13
A Vibrant Wine Culture in the Piedmont (No, Not That One)
Vibrant wine and food cultures thrive these days in all sorts of American cities - Austin, Tex.; St. Louis; Atlanta or even Birmingham, Ala. - as high-speed travel and communications make the world a smaller place. Still, one hardly expects to find a Shangri-La for wine lovers blossoming here in the rolling Piedmont hills of central North Carolina.
04/02/13
Boxed wine class in Park City
The Fox School of Wine in Park City is offering a one-hour "Boxed Wine for Warm Adventures" class on Saturday, April 6, where participants will taste two white and three red boxed wines.
04/02/13
Midwestern States Announce Wine-Trail Trail
Five neighboring states in the Midwest announced a new tourism initiative yesterday that makes it easier to experience all 43 "wine trails" within their borders.
04/02/13
Wine Guardian® Introduces Newly Redesigned Humidifiers
These humidifiers-specifically designed for wine cellars-are easy to install and operate, as either freestanding or integrated units.
04/02/13
Yadegaran on Wine: April in Napa means groupies, hot dogs and hangovers
a wave of contemporary and experimental art is hitting Napa Valley, and those of us who can't stomach another framed watercolor chateau are jazzed.
04/02/13
Wine expert Paul Lukacs dishes on drink's history, his tastes
Lukacs' most recent book, "Inventing Wine," was just nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award. If he wins, it would be his second time earning the prize sometimes referred to as the food world's Oscar.
04/02/13
Red Mountain wine appellation expecting exponential growth
"It's going to happen," said Shaw, who has Portrait Cellars and E & E Shaw Vineyards on Red Mountain. "We just want it to happen in a responsible way that doesn't destroy what people come here to see."
04/02/13
New Single Serve Wine Coming to Select MLB Stadiums
It comes in a recyclable wineglass with a lid that snaps on the bottom. Stadium prices range from 9 to 11 dollars. The single service wine will also be sold at NFL stadiums, convention centers and grocery stores later this year.
04/02/13
West Alabama Food and Wine Festival draws a crowd
A crowd of about 300 enjoyed a variety of wines to complement samplings from 10 area restaurants, a feast of several seafood dishes - including shrimp creole from The Globe Restaurant, bacon-wrapped shrimp from Wintzell's Oyster House, and shrimp puff pastries from the Hotel Capstone.
04/02/13
Red Wine Ingredient Doesn't Help Obese Men, New Study
"It seriously calls into question whether there is any benefit associated with taking supplements made from this compound."
04/02/13
Virginia Wine: Off the beaten path in Northern Virginia, part 2
Our journey to Northern Virginia continues as we visit with a couple of the Commonwealth's most celebrated winemakers.
04/02/13
Oregon: Ripe time for urban vintners
Call it a natural expansion of Oregon's fertile wine regions and Portland's rich microbrewery scene. Today Portland boasts at least 13 commercial wineries within city limits, most of which have opened in the past three years.
04/02/13
Virginia's Grape Goddesses: Women in Wine
There are more than 200 vineyards in Virginia, including a growing number led by female winemakers and owners. These wine professionals' entrepreneurial spirits have brought new opportunities to the state's wine scene via charitable support, unique dining options and new grape varietals-and in one case, heading out of the vineyard and into the brewery.
04/02/13
2,200 attend grape growers meeting in Kennewick; awards announced
The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers has announced the awards from its recent annual meeting in Kennewick, which was attended by a record 2,200 people
04/02/13
Australia: The state's new wine brand
The South Australian Wine Industry Association has become the first major industry to adopt and use the new State Brand
04/02/13
UK 'not the future for Champagne growth'
The UK is not where growth for Champagne will be found in the future, the new president of the Union des Maisons de Champagne, Jean-Marie Barillère, has warned
04/02/13
3 million acres of US farmland protected by land trusts
New data from American Farmland Trust's Farmland Information Center reveal that private land trusts have permanently protected 3 million acres of U.S. farm and ranch land
04/02/13
UC Davis: Farmland greenhouse gas emissions underestimated
Changes in agricultural practices could reduce soil emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide and the atmospheric pollutant nitric oxide, according to a new study by scientists at the University of California, Davis
04/02/13
Climate Maverick to Quit NASA
His departure, after a 46-year career at the space agency's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in Manhattan, will deprive federally sponsored climate research of its best-known public figure
04/02/13
Champagne Heist: Burglars Steal $350,000 of Bubbly from Jacques Selosse Cellars
More than 300 cases are gone, plus labels; possible counterfeiting motive worries owners
04/02/13
Obama to announce $100 million for brain research
The initiative, dubbed Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, or BRAIN, "aims to help researchers find new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury
04/02/13
Record Year For Washington Grape Growers Convention
With nearly 2,200 attending, the 2013 convention of the state's wine grape growers set another record. The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers annual meeting was held last month in Kennewick and included over a dozen educational sessions and a sold-out trade show with 169 booths.
04/02/13
Press Release: ProWein 2013 More International Than Ever
The recent staging of ProWein 2013, International Trade Fair Wines and Spirits, attracted 4,783 exhibitors from 48 countries and more than 44,000 trade visitors from around the world (compared to 40,667 visitors in 2012).
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