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Thursday, August 28th

04/15/13

As the franchise lawsuits make their way through the courts, lawmakers in Missouri again are pushing new legislation, Senate Bill 365 and House Bill 759, that would make it more difficult for alcohol suppliers to sever their relationships with distributors

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Treasury Wine Estates has re-entered the flourishing low-calorie wine market in the United States, launching three slim wine brands endorsed by a celebrity nutritionist to target the estimated one in five Americans on a diet

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Martin Sheehan-Stross of San Francisco Takes Home the Rudd Scholarship

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More than 2,000 alcohol beverage wholesalers, suppliers, mixologists and service providers are expected to attend the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) 70th Annual Convention & Exposition April 28-30.

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"To my thinking, this report on world climate change isn't even noteworthy. Its a repetition of information that's already been out there in several forms for many many years."

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... members of the bureau say their interests as expanding businesses aren't being served by the bureau's commitment to preserving farmland. It's a battle of wills with no clear winner, and some members are choosing to leave.

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A Napa County Superior Court judge has ordered a winery in Wooden Valley to temporarily stop offering tours and wine tastings while Napa County officials seek a wider ban on winery operations, according to court records.

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to provide a new thermal technology to vineyards

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Tim Matson. previously with Vineworkes Vineyard.

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Generally speaking the term "hybrid" today means any grape variety produced by the cross pollination or "marriage" between a vinifera vine such as a Pinot Noir, Cabernet or Chardonnay and a native or American species of grape such as Vitis riparia or Vitis aestivalis.

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Grape marc is traditionally used on soils in vineyards, but its becoming more popular with livestock particularly during these dry times.

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For the wineries and landowners in Napa Valley, many already participate in the county's sustainability program, Napa Green. Over Earth Day weekend, some of the Napa Green Certified vineyards and wineries will offer special tours, tastings and discounts.

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Morgen McLaughlin, who has led the Finger Lakes Wine Country marketing organization since 2007, is taking a job in California.

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The Oregon Winegrowers Association and southern and central Oregon wine associations are backing a bill they say protects against conflicts between farm uses and winery activities while allowing wineries to pursue revenue from on-site activities.

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Just five years ago, there were 16 licensed wineries in Kentucky; in 2013, there are 73, 66 of which are currently operational. Most are in or near Lexington, Louisville and northern Kentucky.

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Concerns over the correct payment of North East winery workers has prompted a union to stage a public meeting next week.

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as consumer confidence improved and sales at casual-dining restaurants rose,

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San Francisco-based WineSimple (www.winesimple.com) announced the launch of its mobile app that uses a proprietary matching algorithm to recommend specific bottles of wine to consumers based on their individual taste preferences.

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Maison Lillet, a France-based producer of wine-based aperitif, is to celebrate the inaugural National Apéritif Day in the UK on 16 May 2013.

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Court finds that collector Eric Greenberg defrauded Florida billionaire at wine auction

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A government campaign against lavish spending has led wine drinkers to spend less.

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Demand for Bordeaux and Burgundy spikes while California dips

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Michael Jones, the former chairman of Banbury wine merchant SH Jones, has died aged 83.

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After attending both ProWein and Vinitaly over the past two weeks, Katherine Canfield (pictured) assesses what the two shows offer their visitors and looks at their influence in the international wine market.

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The promotional budget is a 5.6 percent increase on DOCa Rioja's investment last year and was voted through by more than 80 percent of the Rioja wine industry members who sit on the control board. Most of the money will be spent in Spain, the UK, Germany, the US, Switzerland, Mexico and China.

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Hi-Spirits has appointed Dan Bolton to the newly created role of managing director.

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Visits to Drinkaware's website surged to a five-year high following the publication of research which revealed a gap between what consumers buy and how much they think they drink.

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The Champagne Bureau has called for members of the trade to nominate the UK's best wine educators in this year's Champagne Ambassador's Awards.

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Australian Vintage is proving its determination to overcome challenges posed by a strong domestic currency with the announcement of a flurry of new product launches for the UK this year.

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One of South Africa's largest wine producers, KWV, is preparing for a significant push forward in the UK after forming a recent distribution partnership with Myliko Wines.

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US brewer Olympia Beer is offering US$1 million for "the safe return of "Bigfoot". The year-long contest has started in "an effort to highlight the proud histories of both Bigfoot and Olympia Beer in the [US] Northwest".

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Duty on wines has forced price rises, people are buying less wine on promotion, minimum pricing looms large and on-trade customers are willing to spend more for quality.

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A flurry of early Bordeaux 2012 releases is expected next week including Chateau Gazin in Pomerol, Rauzan Ségla in Margaux, and 'a high probability' of a First Growth.

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In the wake of the sudden departure of longstanding Chateau Figeac director Eric d'Aramon, the new managing director has said that the style of the wine will be respected by consultant Michel Rolland.

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Why is Portland such a great wine city? Much less has actually been said about that. And yet Portland has lots of impressive restaurant wine lists and first-rate shops with interesting wines from all over the world.

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Rincon Valley Wine and Craft Beer would be the first shop in Sonoma County to feature automated self-serve wine dispensers that let customers sample wines on tap before they decide to buy a bottle.

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Wine on tap may soon be coming to bars and restaurants throughout the state under bills (HB 623, SB 658) edging towards passage that would do away with a Prohibition-rooted law that caps the size of wine containers at 3 liters.

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Up to 30 full time and 200 seasonal jobs are set to be created at Alfriston-based vineyard Rathfinny Estate. The permanent jobs will be in the vineyard, winery and office. Up to 200 jobs will come as the vineyard expands and trained pruners are required to care for the vines.

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Undocumented immigrants from Mexico represent nearly 80 percent of the 268,361 people who have thus far been granted a temporary reprieve from deportation under a federal program for those illegally brought to the United States as children.

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The Tao of Jerry meets the Yao of Ming. Or something like that

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The deal would see the JSE-listed group take over three Scotland-based malt whisky distilleries - Tobermory, located on the Isle of Mull; the Isle of Islay-based Bunnahabhain; and Deanston, in Doune, near Stirling - producing a total of 6.7-million litres a year of alcohol

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China is currently Bordeaux's biggest market in terms of volume and second in value, but Chinese buyers were expected to stay away this time.

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The eight senators writing the bill plan to announce provisions this week, ahead of a major hearing in the SenateJudiciary Committee on Wednesday, but some details already have been leaked. Among them is the points system to select immigrants.

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there were as many winemakers and owners from new wineries introducing themselves and their product

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The lavishly decorated Société du Vin, owned by Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander, will open in Bridgehampton, where the elite think nothing of plunking down millions of dollars for a beach shack and $1 million for golf-club memberships

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has told the country's free-spending political elite to cut back on their extravagant lifestyle

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Focused on building reputation, targeting key consumer groups