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  Daily News for Monday, April 29th
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04/29/13
Oregon Senate sends winery activity bill to House
A bill regulating winery activity on farm ground is now in the Oregon House after clearing the Senate by unanimous vote April 25.
04/29/13
Napa tourist spending hit $1.4 billion in 2012
Last year, the Napa Valley drew 2.94 million visitors who opened their wallets for $1.4 billion in direct tourism spending, according to a newly released report.
04/29/13
Heavy use of herbicide Roundup linked to health dangers-U.S. study
Residues of "glyphosate," the chief ingredient in Roundup weed killer, which is sprayed over millions of acres of crops, has been found in food. Those residues enhance the damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and toxins in the environment to disrupt normal body functions and induce disease.
04/29/13
Interview: Jon Moramarco, President and CEO, Winebow
Winebow has set the goal of crossing 2 million cases with its import business this year.
04/29/13
Old Mission Peninsula Vineyards Receive Recognition from the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program
Today, Governor Rick Snyder, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), and the Grand Traverse Conservation District recognized seven wineries and four vineyards on Old Mission Peninsula for all becoming verified in the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). Through the verification process, the vineyards implemented voluntary and proactive pollution prevention practices.
04/29/13
Wines of Portugal Set to Showcase over 50 Portuguese Wineries across US
Wines of Portugal, in partnership with Full Circle Wine Solutions, announces this year's annual grand tasting tour in four top US markets: New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago and San Francisco.
04/29/13
Bordeaux 2012: l'Eglise Clinet tops Parker scores
Critic Robert Parker has given just one wine from the 2012 Bordeaux vintage 100-point potential.
04/29/13
Delegat's buys Australian wine company
Delegat's Group has bought the assets of Australia's Barossa Valley Estate out of receivership for $A24.7 million ($NZ29.96 million), just three months after snapping up the distressed vineyard and winery assets of Matariki Wines and Stony Bay Wines.
04/29/13
Highway 12 traces Calif. wine history
Here it's possible to see what brought California's early settlers to plant in these parts - and what, with the right will and inspiration, will make Sonoma Valley just as significant as its neighbors on either side.
04/29/13
Finger Lakes wines' diversity to be celebrated in May
New wineries are ready to open their doors, renovations and new tasting rooms are set, and wineries are working together on two different programs to promote the region next month.
04/29/13
Butte farms, wineries to stage open houses
Butte County is rolling out the welcome mat for its "Ag Tourism Sundays," when local farms and wineries are hosting open houses from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
04/29/13
Corby Distilleries to represent The Wine Group brands in Canada
Corby Distilleries, a Canada-based marketer and distributor of spirits and imported wines, has signed a five year agreement with The Wine Group of California to represent its wine brands in Canada.
04/29/13
Wine Marketing With an Eastern Twist
The only conference in the East to focus exclusively on wine marketing, License to Steal this year set a new high in attendance, with 151 wine industry people attending from 14 states from Vermont to Arizona.
04/29/13
Pernod Ricard finds growth in emerging markets
Pernod Ricard has announced that growth in Q3 was driven by emerging markets and the US.
04/29/13
Nyetimber to export to Japan from June
English wine producer Nyetimber has announced plans to export to Japan from June this year.
04/29/13
Deadline Approaching for Winegrape Industry Scholarships
Applications for the Washington Wine Industry Foundation scholarships are due on June 1. WWIF is offering scholarships for students interested in studying and pursuing a career in viticulture or enology for the 2013-2014 academic year.
04/29/13
Diageo bartender competition takes to the skies
Diageo's bartender competition World Class is to take to the skies for the UK final - the company has partnered British Airways and the final of the competition will take place on a return flight from London to New York.
04/29/13
Space for UK buyer on German wine trip
This May the German Wine Institute is running a trip for international wine buyers and importers looking to extend their portfolio of German wines.
04/29/13
Germany's summer schedule hots up
The German Wine Institute has one space remaining for a UK buyer or importer to take part in a trip to the country next month.
04/29/13
UK: Survey exposes unprecedented change in wine retailing
A massive upheaval is occurring in wine retailing due to emerging markets and technological advances, according to a new study.
04/29/13
Merchants: 2012 an 'uphill struggle'
Despite an early start, the Bordeaux 2012 campaign is proving a difficult sell say UK merchants.
04/29/13
Bordeaux 2012: Talbot and Phélan Ségur
The first St-Julien estate emerged this morning in the shape of Château Talbot, closely followed by Saint-Estèphe property Phélan Ségur.
04/29/13
Chateau Margaux appoints US representative, plans direct sales of 3rd wine
Chateau Margaux has announced the appointment of a US brand development manager based in New York.
04/29/13
Invest Like a Drunk: 5 Booze Stocks to Buy in 2013
We all know you shouldn't drink and operate heavy machinery-but drink and trade in your portfolio? Investing like a drunk might actually make you some money.
04/29/13
Best Case Scenario: Elegant OR Pinot
Here's the situation: You're a PR/Marketing company and you want to make the "case" to wine writers and influencers that Oregon pinot noir styles-including those from a client or two-are moving to a more elegant expression of the heartbreak grape. What's a marketing firm to do?
04/29/13
Chateau Margaux appoints US representative, plans direct sales of 3rd wine
Chateau Margaux has announced the appointment of a US brand development manager based in New York
04/29/13
Global battle to cut price of a 'perfect' Australian wine
Hong Kong website www.slurp.asia is leading a pack of international sites with a price of $525.89 per bottle.
04/29/13
Petrus plans distribution change
Chateau Pétrus is set for a distribution shakeup, forming a new company as sole distributor.
04/29/13
Mike Grgich still savors win at Judgment of Paris that shocked winemaking world
Mike Grgich's 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay helped turn the wine world on its head by winning the famed Judgment of Paris, in which a panel of predominantly French wine judges did the unthinkable by scoring California wines over their own.
04/29/13
Top 10 UK drinks millionaires
Following the publication earlier this month of The Sunday Times Rich List 2013, we have picked out some of the highest ranked individuals from the world of drinks.
04/29/13
Sutter Home Celebrates National Moscato Day (Press Release)
Napa Valley Based Sutter Home Winery Commemorates One of the Fastest Growing Wine Varietals and Launches Sweepstakes
04/29/13
As Tastes Change, Sweet Wines Lose Their Ground
"It's sad because Sauternes has never been better," said Andreas Larsson, a Swede who won the "Best Sommelier in the World" competition in 2007.
04/29/13
50 of the Best Wine Bottle Designs
The days of grocery aisles stocked with Edwardian-Scripted wine bottles are hopefully close to being a thing of the past. Our favorite old-school alcoholic beverage is getting a fresh face with innovations in both the design of the label and the container itself.
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