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  Daily News for Tuesday, May 7th
New Chapter for Vineyard Business

Investor David Freed says U.S. wine industry has changed dramatically, and big players are scrambling to secure grapes and land

Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40: America's Tastemakers
"Meet the rising young stars who are changing the way the world drinks"
Fab Offers Online Wine Sales
Design-focused web retailer adds wine to its eclectic mix of products
Booze Giant Diageo To Get A New CEO After Veteran Chief Retires
"The handover is being made at a time when the business is strong and Ivan takes on the role of chief executive officer at an exciting stage of the company's global development."
People News Recap from 4/23-5/6
Wine industry people on the move from April 23 to May 6.
Is the boom over for Bordeaux in China?
Jeannie Cho Lee MW casts a skeptical eye over the French wine market in China.
Napa County sues two wineries, citing inadequate permits
Two Upvalley wineries have attracted the wrath of Napa County officials who allege the companies do not have the proper permits, according to separate complaints filed in Napa County Superior Court.
Family Winemakers and Stonebridge Research Awarded China Market Research Grant by USDA
Family Winemakers of California (FWC) and Stonebridge Research Group LLC have been awarded an Emerging Market Program grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a roadmap on how to sell California fine wines in the Chinese market.
EDUCATION: Brock, Acadia universities sign partnership agreement
Addressing the research and education needs of the Canadian grape and wine industry will be made easier with a new partnership established this week between Brock University and Acadia University.
U.S. District Court Dismisses Suit Claiming That EPA Violated The Endangered Species Act With Respect To Hundreds Of Pesticides
A U.S. District Court in California has dismissed a suit by a citizens' group alleging that the Environmental Protection Agency violated the Endangered Species Act ("ESA") by failing to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service regarding the effects of 382 registered pesticides on endangered and threatened species.
It's a Good Time to Buy Ag Land
Almost every grower or winemaker wants a piece.
Ohio winery owner, former county commissioner dies
Bob Guilliams said you couldn't have a conversation with Lee Wyse unless you had at least a half hour set aside, but it always was time well spent. Wyse, 73, died Thursday at Coshocton Hospital.
AU: Boutique wineries in McLaren Vale prepare for future supermarket wine sales
Winemakers say they are changing the way they market themselves and increasingly turning to social media in the wake of the State Government floating plans to allow supermarkets with a floor plan of more than 400 sq m to sell bottled wine.
Australian and Chinese investors to buy stake in Bleasdale at Langhorne Creek
A combination of Australian and Chinese investors will buy almost half of Bleasdale at Langhorne Creek - one of Australia's oldest wineries.
NY: Lakewood Vineyards' Stamp to receive state honor
A longtime businesswoman and winery co-owner will be honored this week as a New York State Senate "woman of distinction."
Moreno to represent Bodegas Tierra Hermosa wines in UK
For the UK, Hunt will roll out two red wines, which have been produced from grapes sourced from Granada province in Europe, reported Harpers.
California Vintner Discovers Ancient Roman Wine Exporter
When not making Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot at Wrath, archaeologist Michael Thomas leads a team that discovered a wine "n├ęgociant" outside Pompeii.
I Heart Wine launches 187ml formats in to the on-trade
Copestick Murray is to release its growing I Heart Wines brand in 187ml format to capitalise on more out of home drinking opportunities through the summer.
Grape expectations: How airlines pick high-flying wines
Tannins and bitter tones in wines are exacerbated by dry cabin air and some wines don't fare well with the vibrations from air travel and become "bottle shocked," the experts say. It's often the delicate fruit tones that add a depth and richness to wines that are first to take a hit.
Pandas' habitats threatened by budding Chinese wine market
Through a cruel coincidence, the habitats of China's giant pandas also happen to be the country's best potential land for wine vineyards, and a turf war has started between the bear-protectors and the Bordeaux-pushers.
Argentina's Malbec wines get their own glass
What is 3.54 inches in diameter at the base, with a stem 3.94 inches in length, and a bowl that measures 5.32 inches tall and 3.5 inches wide at its fullest point? Give up? It is the new Riedel glass designed and developed specifically for the Malbec wines in cooperation with the Graffigna wines of Argentina, owned by Pernod Ricard USA.
U.S. Can Take Testimony in France for N.Y. Fake-Wine Trial
U.S. prosecutors won permission to videotape three winemakers' testimony in France for the Sept. 9 trial of alleged wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan because the harvest will keep them from traveling to New York.
Croatia may have to give up wine to join EU
The EU has ruled that once the Balkan country becomes its 28th member on July 1, Prosek can no longer be sold under that name across the EU -- even at home. It maintains that Prosek's name is too similar to Prosecco, Italy's sparkling beverage.
Giving a glass of wine to your child to teach them responsible drinking could turn them into an alcoholic in later life
Many parents believe small quantities of alcohol teaches responsible drinking. But a study, led by psychologist Dr. Aric Sigman, says parents must delay giving drug in childhood because it can do long-lasting neurological damage
North Dakota wine industry getting research money
One bill that passed provides $80,000 over the next two years for research, education and promotion of grapes, fruit and wine. A new Grape and Wine Advisory Committee will oversee the effort.
Missouri, Kansas lawmakers face furious debates over alcohol regulation
After a spring of health care and taxes, lawmakers in Kansas and Missouri are bellying up for a final fistfight - over how liquor is sold, how much you pay for it, and how many choices you have at the bar or liquor store.
Confidence In The Economy Has Surged To Another Record High
The current confidence score in Gallup's confidence reading is -8, which was a surge from -13 the previous week. The index has reached as low as -22 this year
Domaine Chandon hosts fundraiser for Sean Lyle
The 24-year-old restaurant server was severely injured when hit by car in Las Vegas.
Napa County sues two wineries for building structures with inadequate permits
Two Upvalley wineries have attracted the wrath of Napa County officials who allege the companies do not have the proper permits, according to separate complaints filed in Napa County Superior Court
Adelaide University announces new $4.2m wine training centre
Tackling climate change, water restrictions, rising alcohol levels and changing consumer demand will be the focus of a new AUD$2.4m wine production training centre at the University of Adelaide.
SSU wine program launches finance certificate
Response to need in industry; 'capital-intensive with a long cash cycle'
Sonoma Valley Education Foundation Welcomes Three New Community Board Members to 2013 Board
The Sonoma Valley Education Foundation ( has welcomed the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors. Ed Lowe, Les Vadasz and Tim Wallace bring a wealth of experience in education to the foundation.
Internet sales tax bill faces tough sell in House
The Senate voted 69 to 27 Monday to pass a bill that empowers states to collect sales taxes from Internet purchases
Lot 18 Reinvents The Wine Club With Launch Of Tasting Room By Lot18 (Press Release)
First Wine Club Allowing Customers to Taste and Give Feedback on Wines Creating a Personalized, Ever-Evolving Wine Profile
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