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  Daily News for Monday, April 22nd
Wineries Shift to Mobile Platforms
One e-commerce provider says more than 17% of site's traffic is mobile
Bordeaux 2012: Steven Spurrier's vintage overview
early-ripening Merlots benefitted the Right Bank ; only massive intervention in the vineyards brought in healthy Cabernet Sauvignons on the Left Bank ; dry whites, picked before the weather broke are uniformly excellent ; while sweet whites were virtually rained off while waiting for botrytis
Parker praises Pomerol in 2012 overview
He said that the quality of Pomerol "unquestionably" made it the top appellation, with the quality "not far off the blockbuster years of 2009 and 2010."
Santa Barbara Redefines Chardonnay
"While some certainly fit the extravagantly rich and sumptuous style, we also found wines that were leaner, with more structure and a tighter texture, earthy rather than flamboyantly fruity. Our favorites had a sense of energy, thrust and vibrancy"
Kerin O'Keefe Named New Italian Editor for Wine Enthusiast Magazine
has written regularly on Italian wine for Decanter, World of Fine Wine and on She is a former contributing editor for Wine News magazine, and is the author of Franco Biondi Santi: The Gentleman of Brunello
Ken Meyerson Joins V2 Wine Group as Director of National Retail Accounts
Meyerson has held important sales positions with Ascentia Wine Estates, Diageo Chateau & Estates, Terlato Wines, and E & J Gallo
Pebble Beach Food And Wine: The Top Ten Moments From The Bay's Ultimate Foodie Festival
And here's an important lesson learned from this first-timer: if you stay focused, you can taste some seriously delicious food and wine
O.C. chef agrees to stop serving foie gras after PETA threat
Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach will no longer dish up fattened duck liver as a complementary side to a $55 glass of wine
Montalieu set to expand in 25th year as Oregon winemaker
his year marks Laurent Montalieu's 25th anniversary of making wine in Oregon, and the state's most prolific winemaking consultant - with 40 clients and counting - is taking steps to expand even further
Judge re-affirms order preventing Altamura Winery's cave tastings
A Napa County Superior Court judge has ordered a winery in Wooden Valley to stop offering wine tastings and other operations until further notice.
Wine Industry: Napa, Sonoma winery-direct shipments surge
Also: Bulk wine tightens; Bacchus funds Madrigal
Gallegos Winery and the Hayward Fault
In Fremont, construction is underway on the Warm Springs Extension of the BART light-rail system - right next to the century-old ruins of the Gallegos Winery
Bordeaux 2012: cautious optimism as Lynch Bages released
Five days in to the 2012 campaign and there seems to be cautious optimism that the Bordeaux chateaux are listening to the market and are prepared to lower their prices.
Sonoma Wine Company Truett-Hurst Going Public
Initial public offering is first for a California winery since 1999
Vineyard acreage expands in Sonoma
The number of planted acres in Sonoma County increased to 58,874 acres in 2012, up from 58,726 in 2011. In Napa County, the acreage grew slightly to 45,830 in 2012, up from 45,801 in 2011.
N.J. legislation calls for more liquor licenses for restaurants in growth areas
Currently, the number of liquor licenses for bars, restaurants and liquor stores is determined by municipal population
UK: Savour Australia event to 'challenge perceptions' of Australian wine
Australia is aiming to use its biggest-ever wine event later this year to challenge negative perceptions of the country's wine industry
Interview, Part One: Bill Terlato, President and CEO, Terlato Wine Group
"We now have a 20% market share in wine retailing over $20 a bottle, according to Nielsen"
$20 billion beer merger back on track after anti-trust settlement
The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement with Anheuser-Busch and Grupo Modelo, paving the way for Budweiser's brewer to acquire the maker of Corona
UK: Wine could become 'only for the elite' if Government bans drinks offers in supermarkets
Chief executive of Majestic Wine says drinkers could turn to beer if multi-buy offers are scrapped
Texas distilleries in high spirits
Locals see rapid growth and expanded offerings
Brewers protest proposed beer tax in Washington state
Brewers gathered at the Capitol on Friday to protest a House budget proposal that makes permanent a beer tax on large breweries and extends the tax to small brewers
Thirsty States Take Water Battle To Supreme Court
On Tuesday, Oklahoma and Texas will face off in the U.S. Supreme Court. The winner gets water. And this is not a game.
Five Earth Day wines
Winemaking is intense. Not just on the people who work the land but on the land itself
George A. Vare Jr.
George entered the California wine business in 1972, when he purchased Geyser Peak Winery as part of the mergers and acquisitions team for Schlitz Brewing Company. He served as president of Geyser Peak Winery and grew it into a 700,000-case brand before leaving in 1979 to embark on a series of winery start-ups
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