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04/05/13
Wine by the keg could be coming to Florida

"This removes the antiquated red tape and eliminates a Prohibition-era rule that is still in our books," said Rep. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, the House sponsor of the bill, HB 623.

04/05/13
New Thinking in the Brett Debate
UC Davis researchers create Brettanomyces aroma wheel
04/05/13
Interview, Part Two: John Grant, Managing Director, Beringer at Treasury Wine Estates
This second part of SND's interview with John Grant, Treasury Wine's managing director for the Beringer business unit, looks at the untapped export potential for California wine across Asia and other global markets-and how Treasury plans to seize that opportunity in the coming years
04/05/13
Constellation Brands Statement Regarding Discussions with DOJ
Agreement in principle reached with DOJ; Parties request extension of the present stay of proceedings until April 23, 2013 to finalize proposed consent judgment
04/05/13
US slams EU geographical indication system
In a report published this week by the United States Trade Representative, US authorities strongly criticised the European Union's system of protecting geographical indications, claiming it has "a negative impact on the protection of trademark and market access for U.S. products that use generic names".
04/05/13
Director of CWU wine program to leave
The director of Central Washington University's wine program is leaving for industry opportunities in France, the school announced this morning.
04/05/13
Supplier News: Maverick Enterprises to Expand Into Second Facility
This new, 25,000 SQ. Ft building expansion will benefit customers by allowing for even shorter lead times, quicker turnaround on repeat jobs and more flexibility with scheduling.
04/05/13
J&J Vintners Winery Opening in Milton Freewater, OR
Two men from Walla Walla are using their college educations to start their own winery in Milton Freewater.
04/05/13
BC Announces Funding to Create Local Food and Wine Awarness in Penticton
The B.C. Government announced it will spend $100,000 to boost the idea of buying local food and wine. The idea is to educate local restaurants, chefs, sommeliers and consumers on the idea that B.C. Wines, particularly in the Okanagan and Similkameen, go great with the local food in this province.
04/05/13
Pennsylvania's Medieval Wine and Spirit Laws
The House voted to privatize wine and liquor sales, a positive move that promises to move the state into the 21st century. Lightning did not strike the state capitol when this happened, although it might as well have because now we are seeing state store liquor clerks defending the state store system despite the fact that the vast majority of Pennsylvanians want privatization.
04/05/13
Napa Green Reaches New Milestones in Sustainability Initiatives
Vintners and growers statewide celebrate green programs throughout the month of April
04/05/13
Lawmakers introduce bill to raise federal minimum wage
Industry associations voice concerns about the nearly 40-percent increase proposed.
04/05/13
Economics of Napa Valley chardonnays: Star/NVV panelists pick five to like from three vintages
When the St. Helena Star and Napa Valley Vintner Tasting Panel met recently at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone to taste chardonnay wines priced at $30 and less, one thing was glaringly obvious. There were not many wines to discuss.
04/05/13
Could Climate Change Make Scandinavia The Next Great Wine Region?
As weather patterns change, can we expect the same flavor from the same grapes grown in the same places? The wine industry doesn't think so, and it's already making contingency plans.
04/05/13
Vintners Marketplace at Santana Row with Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries
Santa Cruz Mountains wineries are bringing their tasting rooms to Santana Row.
04/05/13
Disabled veteran turned away from Kentucky winery
A veteran vacationing in Southwest Florida from Kentucky says he was discriminated against because of his disability. Wounded Iraq War veteran Alex Brown says it was at Eden Winery in Alva that he got turned away because of his service dog.
04/05/13
Liberty Wines takes on SA winery Excelsior
Liberty Wines has been appointed UK agent for South African producer Excelsior.
04/05/13
Click, swirl, sip? Interest in online wine surges
Online wine options are everywhere, from flash sale sites like Lot18 offering daily deals to Facebook prodding you to send a little something for Aunt Suzy's birthday. And now there's a new generation of startups such as Club W, which adds a little algorithm to your albarino, using surveys and ratings to figure out what you might like to drink next.
04/05/13
Napa ag lands remain most expensive in U.S.
Napa County vineyard land values held steady or improved in 2012, said a new ag land value report from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
04/05/13
Napa: Arts in April spotlights relationship between wine, art
Napa Valley Arts in April was designed to showcase the art and architecture of local wineries and to promote Napa Valley as a cultural destination. This year more than 30 local wineries, arts organizations and galleries will host events.
04/05/13
AU: Hopes high for 2013 vintage
Vignerons across the Island have expressed relief as well as optimism about their current harvest of vineyard fruits which they predict will yield some special 2013 vintage whites and reds.
04/05/13
Premium wine estates launch at LIWF
This year's London wine fair will see the launch of a new collection of top wine estates, "Blends".
04/05/13
In Napa: Cathy Corison, the no-compromise fine winemaker (Video)
In this special episode of Stark Insider TV (see video below), Team Stark stops by Corison Winery & Vineyard in St. Helena to talk with winemaker Cathy Corison, one of the first women to make wine in Napa.
04/05/13
'Napa Valley Collects' brings together works from collectors in the valley
Presented in partnership with Arts Council Napa Valley and Visit Napa Valley, the show includes work from the private art collections of Francis and Eleanor Coppola, Margrit Mondavi, Jan Shrem, and Norman and Norah Stone. Each collector is sharing work that they feel best expresses the spirit of their collection.
04/05/13
Scott Greenberg's wine review: A higher education of Central Coast wines
Several years ago, in an article in Food & Wine magazine, wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr. stated, "Look for wines from California's Central Coast ... to take their place alongside the hallowed bottlings of Napa and Sonoma valleys. No viticultural region in America has demonstrated as much progress in quality and potential for greatness as the Central Coast."
04/05/13
Croatia: Wine producers who use the label "Prosek" will be able to continue
Wine producers who use the label "Prosek" will be able to continue to use that label after July 1 when Croatia joins the European Union (EU) which offers producers a chance to protect this product, the head of the food processing section of the Agriculture Ministry Juraj Orenda said on Wednesday.
04/05/13
SnS Design develops single-serve wine glass for Zipz
Made from food-grade polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, each Zipz glass is covered in a patented Zipz Clean Wrap that keeps the wine fresh and the glass clean, making it suitable for use in public places, including stadiums, arenas, convention centers and hotels, and in the absence of any standard glassware.
04/05/13
Northwest Focuses on Wine Profiles
A recurring topic of conversation across the Pacific Northwest remains the need and opportunities to boost the region's wine profile-collectively, as well as each state's individual wine industry-with wine consumers.
04/05/13
German wine stocks at all-time low
German wine stocks are at their lowest ever levels since reunification, with high demand also driving up prices.
04/05/13
Wine Investment Association chairman calls on trade to make up its mind on self regulation
The fine wine industry needs to decide now if it is to back the newly formed Wine Investment Association so that it can move on and start to implement the work it has been set up to do.
04/05/13
Producers get behind Vin de France
More than 700 French wine producers are now supporting the Vin de France promotional classification scheme, which came to operation in 2010.
04/05/13
Booking deadline approaching for Emerging Regions Tasting
Wineries from lesser-known regions and their agents have been urged to move fast, as the deadline for booking a stand at the first Emerging Regions Tasting closes on April 10.
04/05/13
El Bulli sale makes HK$14.1m
he first part of Sotheby's sale of the El Bulli cellar was 100% sold in Hong Kong yesterday.
04/05/13
Louis Latour to realise Beaujolais potential
Maison Louis Latour has stepped up its investment in Beaujolais with a new domaine, a new Gamay blend and plans to plant up to 50 hectares of Pinot Noir.
04/05/13
Brits are biggest in-flight boozers
British air passengers have been voted the heaviest drinkers according to a survey by Skyscanner.
04/05/13
Hugh Johnson cellar to go under the hammer
First-growths dating back more than 50 years and a large selection of vintage German wines are among a host of bottles to be auctioned from Hugh Johnson's cellar.
04/05/13
Bordeaux 2012: Chateau Raymond Lafon not to release 2012
Chateau Raymond Lafon has joined Chateau d'Yquem and Chateau Rieussec in announcing that it will not make a 2012 vintage wine.
04/05/13
MW trio launch new wine platform
A new wine retail website has been set up by three Masters of Wine to showcase and sell wines that 'over deliver for their price.'
04/05/13
Bans for ex-directors of Fine Wine Vintners
Bradleigh Anthony Caley and John George Evans have both been banned from acting as directors for 12 years for their part in the Fine Wine Vintners Ltd investment scam.
04/05/13
Where balance is all
The property, once owned by the Lewelling family, now includes about 15 acres of grapes - a Bordeaux-style blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc as well as some malbec and petit verdot
04/05/13
Meet Swirl It, A Location-Focused iOS App For Wine Drinking And Discovery
One of the big differentiators for Swirl It is how it has a huge focus on location - the idea is that while a label might help us pick out a wine to begin with, often what we end up really associate a wine with is the where and when - that great Chardonnay you tried out at that one restaurant, or that affordable Rose your friend brought to a picnic. Swirl It's database has 15,000 wines and 5,000 locations, with more being added daily.
04/05/13
A Guide To Joining The Best Wine Clubs
"The types of clubs have changed. Now services are more personalized."
04/05/13
From AVAs to Zinfandel, Jancis takes on American Wine
British wine critic Jancis Robinson has something of a romantic debt to American wine.
04/05/13
Top reds from Northwest wine competition announced
Sixteen professional wine judges have done much of the hard work for us. They sifted through 800 wines at last month's Great Northwest Wine Competition held at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore.
04/05/13
Walk on the Wine Side
Take in the sights-along with scrumptious sips and bites-on these vinocentric city tours.
04/05/13
Indiana pastor continues rally against wine business
"There is still no reason why a liquor store has to come to Fairland. I just don't understand it," Hivner said. Hivner said the liquor industry is a dangerous and sells poison that tears families apart.
04/05/13
Central Coast: Hoist a toast to the local wine industry
The latest news from wine grape growers in California is good, and because vineyards have become such a major industry here in our little corner of paradise, good news for California is great news for local businesses.
04/05/13
OH: New Wine Bar gets Liquor License Transfer from Council
The owners of a proposed new wine bar in downtown Kent received a variance for a liquor license transfer from Kent City Council Wednesday.
04/05/13
Female Winemaker Series: Oregon's Luisa Ponzi
Ponzi talks about her passion for the science of wine but admits she's a slave to the whims of mother nature, fretting every year over everything from the rains to the bird population.
04/05/13
Ottawa: Professionals get new Wine Tasting Event
Ottawa e-Commerce Business and Publishing Connections is organizing this exceptional wine tasting event-Wine Tasting for Ottawa Sales and Marketing Professionals-where Ottawa entrepreneurs, including those who are doing business through the Internet, are invited to talk and exchange ideas about their sales and marketing strategies.
04/05/13
From Beaujolais, Easygoing Overachievers
By whatever scale you use, Beaujolais has rarely been included in anybody's pantheon of great wines. It has been considered an archetypal joyous wine, pleasant and thirst-quenching. I've said as much myself, but I have reconsidered. I've had so many really good, complex, thought-provoking Beaujolais wines that I can't help thinking, these wines are great.
04/05/13
Dundee, Prosser, Lake Chelan, Puget Sound make Sunset magazine's list of best wine trips
Oregon and Washington land four destinations on Sunset magazine's list of top 15 secret wine destination getaways in the West.
04/05/13
Top 10 wines in the US press
The Washington Post's Dave McIntyre reviews and recommends wines, which "over-perform for the price and offer tremendous value", while Bill St John picks a Loire white, which "delivers wide-open flavour".
04/05/13
Travel Oregon launches website to help tourism partners boost travel
The website, industry.traveloregon.com, is designed to help chambers of commerce, communities, hotels, restaurants, bike shops, touring companies, wine tasting rooms, craft brew pubs and other attractions tap into marketing opportunities created by Travel Oregon and other entities.
04/05/13
The Fearless, Risk-Loving Winemaker
Abe Schoener, the man behind the Scholium Project.
04/05/13
Phillie considers hiking liquor-drink tax to 15 percent
Mayor Nutter and City Council are rarely on the same page these days, but the possibility of increasing the "liquor-by-the-drink" tax to help pay for the School Reform Commission's request for $60 million seems to be gaining traction on both sides
04/05/13
SJV farmland prices keep climbing
As food commodity prices have risen, so has the value of land used to produce the crops.
04/05/13
Controversy in Bordeaux over Decanter-Shaped Winery
Plus, a wine-in-grocery-stores bill navigates the long, winding aisles of the Tennessee legislature and Santa Barbara detectives close the case on a vintner's mysterious death
04/05/13
Bloomberg gets it wrong on Washington wine
the totals for liters produced in 2012 at below and above 14% during the fiscal year of January 2012-January 2013. ...
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