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Thursday, October 23rd

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Focus to Include New Areas of Concern to America's Wine Retailers-

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Three châteaus accuse INAO committee members of rigging 2012 rankings

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Hubert de Bouard and Philippe Casteja have been named as having conflicts of interest in the beleagured classification in Saint Emilion as three disaffected chateaux lodged a legal complaint with the public prosecutor against the ranking

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Made with plant-based polymers derived from sugar cane, Select Bio will be first presented to the industry during the Intervitis Interfructa trade show

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Patterson, one of the driving forces behind Cal Poly's highly respected Wine and Viticulture program, died March 21 at the age of 66

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Birch, who has been CEO of the wine industry association since 2000, said that she intends to take "a brief sabbatical" and then focus on developing marketing plans for a range of clients

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The Napa Valley Community Foundation on Tuesday announced it would invest $1 million over the next three years to help the county's legal immigrants become U.S. citizens. The lush wine region is heavily dependent on immigrant labor: Last year's analysis found that immigrants annually account for as much as $1 billion of the region's gross domestic product.

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Although an ingredient list is not required by the TTB, if a winery chooses to add a list of ingredients to its back label it must list all ingredients

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Winegrape growers within the Russian River watershed came through the first night of freezing temperatures with flying colors last week, as their sprinkler diversions for frost protection of vulnerable spring vine growth resulted in very little drop in river flow levels.

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Changes to the law, now more than 40 years old, have garnered interest among legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown, who contend that its provisions lend themselves to abuses among special interest groups intent on stopping development projects.

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Experts say: Settle on brand image before naming

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The Consorzio of Brunello di Montalcino is to take legal action against producer Ginafranco Soldera over comments he made about the group to an Italian newspaper

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Château Morrisette is toasting a new trade deal that will send thousands of cases of its wine to China over the next five years. Through an agreement with the Tianjin Commodity Exchange Company Limited, the Floyd County winery will ship about 1,150 cases twice this year with the first round slated to arrive this week.

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Truett will offer 2,250,000 shares of Class A common stock, and has indicated a new price range of $8.50 to $10.50 per share.

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The new store, at nearly 12,000 square feet, doubles the size of the wine and spirits store it replaces in the Miracle Mile Shopping Center.

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President/CEO Andrew Browne declared the first three months of 2013 to be "the most successful" in company history. It comes on the heels of producing 950,000 cases of wine last year.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle announced its 2013 Summer Concert Series lineup this morning, which includes two nights of performances by Harry Connick, Jr.

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The company will be launching the Prosecco in a newly re-designed traditional bottle. The new Italian sparkling wine will be available throughout the US from June 2013 at suggested retail price of $13.99.

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Hope Family Wines unveiled a new label for its Troublemaker wine (SRP $20), which will roll out this spring to wine stores and restaurants in all 50 domestic states and select international markets. The new packaging features an abstract red and black image, with a minimalistic back label that reads: "You know who you are."

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the grape-growing counties on high plains of West Texas have been bitten with late freezes, too. The only recourse is paying the price to import grapes from New Mexico or California

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From maddeningly hard to outright deadly, some games show our wine-swilling forebears had odd ideas about fun

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The 2011 Port vintage is set to become the first widely declared year since 2007, with the wines hailed as 'classics', with a character 'rarely seen in the Douro Valley'.

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Symington Family Estates has unveiled two single vineyard vintage Ports as part of its 2011 declaration.

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The three Port houses belonging to the Fladgate Partnership have chosen today, St George's Day, to declare the 2011 vintage.

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The four estates are Tahbilk in Victoria, Australia; Valli in Central Otago, New Zealand; TintoNegro in Mendoza, Argentina; and Château Maris in the Languedoc, France. Wines from all four were previewed at the Armit Spring Tasting last week.

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Spain's Miguel Torres and California's Jackson Family Wines were triumphant at today's Green Awards ceremony in London.

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A panel of Napa Valley winemakers and trade gathered in St. Helena recently to discuss Chardonnay wines priced $30 and under.

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Preventing the spread of viruses and other diseases in the vineyard requires not just a range of plant species but also mix of vine varieties, according to Jeff Coutelou of Mas Coutelou.

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Analysis from the WSTA has found women to bear the financial brunt as the beer tax cut is wiped out by wine and spirit increases.

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As it's St George's Day, the patron saint of England, why not celebrate the day with a typically English drink, such as mead or Pimm's and others we've selected.

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The Fladgate Partnership has joined other major houses in declaring its 2011 vintage Ports, having held off until its traditional timing of St George's day.

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Duhart Milon, Carruades de Lafite and Alter Ego de Palmer lead the latest releases, as the Bordeaux 2012 en primeur campaign starts to pick up.

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Claude Giraud, the owner of Maison Henri Giraud Champagne, has launched an appeal to the big-name Champagne houses to use more local oak in the production of their wines.

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We're pulling further ahead of Europe, but seeing increased competition from China. That's the conclusion of a new study by Vinexpo, the world's most influential wine exhibition, which takes place June 16-22 in Bordeaux France, expecting 48,000 visitors from 140 nations.

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Central Texas grape growers are expecting smaller crops of certain kinds of grapes this year due to a late freeze. " It's all dead, frozen and falling off."

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Will the growth of natural wines continue to surge? Or will the enthusiasm taper off? Eater contacted Zev Rovine, a wine importer with a business built on a portfolio of natural wines to discuss whether the wines will have staying power in the marketplace and on restaurant lists.

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Downstate Rep. Mike Bost (R) is sponsoring a proposal that would tax Illinois wine sales two cents per gallon. If HB 3331 becomes law, the proceeds from the tax would be used to promote Illinois' wine industry.

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"Tap" into wines from Blackbird Vineyards, Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley and Recuerdo Wines

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Food, Wine & Co., the popular Bethesda bistro that opened in 2010, has tweaked its image, with a new logo, awning, staff uniforms, and a somewhat more whimsical, progressive menu, according to Chef Michael Harr.

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The alcohol industry has been accused of distorting evidence in an attempt to influence the Scottish government over its minimum pricing policy.

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DTC white paper with insights available from CEO available on website

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The Washington Wine Industry Foundation (WWIF) tees up its 13th Annual Wine Cup Monday, July 15 at Meadow Springs Country Club in Richland. This year the Shotgun Scramble will begin at 9 a.m. for a cooler climate than previous years.

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High-end wine consumption in the on-premise isn't as robust as it was in the pre-downturn days, but wine sales overall continue to rise in the channel-up 5.2% last year according to Technomic. Restaurateurs and wine marketers say the by-the-glass segment has created new opportunities for growth, particularly among younger consumers.

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Researchers at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have commissioned a survey to find out if wineries benefit from providing free wine-tastings

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Opponents urged lawmakers to think about public safety. When one jurisdiction closes at 2 a.m. while another closes at 4 a.m., law enforcement warned the situation would create what they call "liquor commuters."