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Tuesday, September 16th

05/09/13

The United States Department of Agriculture has declared San Luis Obispo County an agricultural disaster area due to a recent drought.

05/09/13

Group hopes Assembly resolution sways growers to maintain old vineyards

05/09/13

eWinery Solutions, architect of VinSuite, the wine industry's first comprehensive and fully integrated cloud-based business solution, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to become the exclusive North American sales agent for VINx2 Winery Software, which provides a comprehensive software solution for managing the winemaking process from grape sampling through distribution.

05/09/13

Two research studies sponsored by Wine Institute indicate that the sustainable and eco-friendly attributes of wine are important considerations when making purchasing decisions among key segments of wine consumers as well as the wine trade.

05/09/13

The Vegan Vine, a line of California Central Coast wines made without animal byproducts, announced its new Wine Club, offering quarterly shipments and member benefits not available to the general public.

05/09/13

Michele Boyer, Principal Strategist & Owner, is excited to announce the launch of M&B Concepts- a full service consulting & creative firm for the wine industry.

05/09/13

Award-winning Australian wine manufacturer Cassegrain Wines forecasts that its exports to China will double this year, according to managing director John Cassegrain.

05/09/13

Winery Exchange, the wines, beers and spirits own and private-label supplier has appointed Rufus Weston as the new managing director for its UK and European business.

05/09/13

Agostino Gamba may be a sixth-generation grape grower, tending an irreplaceable, century-old vineyard, but he's clearly no sentimentalist. See what he's done to his 27-acre vineyard, planted in 1900 by Cesare Barbieri.

05/09/13

Kingston Estate Wines has appointed Young and Rashleigh as its distributor in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

05/09/13

Newly introduced American Harvest Organic Spirit has become a Platinum Sponsor of Chefs Collaborative, a national nonprofit organization founded by leading culinary visionaries from around the country committed to changing the sustainable food landscape.

05/09/13

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced Wine Week 2013 celebrations will kick off with The Wine Festival in Hershey, on Wednesday, May 8, followed by the Pittsburgh Wine Festival on Thursday, May 9 and the Philadelphia Wine + Food Festival on Friday, May 10. Each event will feature more than 600 wines and 100 vintners.

05/09/13

ONEHOPE, a California-based social enterprise with products like ONEHOPE Wine, ONEHOPE Coffee & Tea, Hope at Home, and ONEHOPE Weddings, is to expand its portfolio of wines with the addition of Pinot Noir.

05/09/13

Wente Family Estates, a San Francisco-based business with Wente Vineyards, Double Decker, Murrieta's Well, entwine and Hayes Ranch wineries, has selected Shine United of Wisconsin as agency of record for its entwine wine brand.

05/09/13

Prosecutors in Rudy Kurniawan trial will depose heads of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Georges Roumier and Domaine Ponsot.

05/09/13

Penfolds has launched its latest Icon and Luxury collection, including the release of the 100 point 2008 Grange vintage (RRP £500).

05/09/13

Tom Fortune joins the company as national field sales manager and Dominic Thranum takes the role of regional sales manager for the south east.

05/09/13

Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh has announced he is to retire from the company and will be replaced by Ivan Menezes from July 1, 2013.

05/09/13

The health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that the decision not to include minimum unit pricing for alcohol in today's Queen's Speech, does not mean that the measure has been abandoned.

05/09/13

Jane MacQuitty picks out a wine that is "what's wanted with barbecue fare" and David Williams recommends a Californian wine "that confounds expectations."

05/09/13

Stand prices for exhibitors at next year's LIWF will drop by 20% to 25% in an attempt to "level the playing field".

05/09/13

Rare Scotch and Cognac will take pride of place alongside the fine wines at Bonhams next Hong Kong auction.

05/09/13

If you want to receive a 100th birthday telegram from the Queen, the life-giving properties of alcoholic drinks have featured in the top tips from many centenarians.

05/09/13

Domaine de la Vougeraie has bottled its first ever Nebuchadnezzar, which is destined for London's Hedonism Wines.

05/09/13

Here are five women from Santa Barbara wine country simultaneously raising babes and barrels.

05/09/13

"We have been in preliminary discussions," said Dan Carmody, president of Detroit-based Eastern Market Corp. "We would welcome the chance to prudently showcase Michigan agricultural products that are fermented beverages."

05/09/13

"There was arrogance, greed and hubris among the French. We had no idea it would unravel like that."

05/09/13

Tisbury selectmen were adamant Tuesday night. If Rocco's Pizzeria wants to sell beer and wine, pizza and sandwiches cannot be served on paper plates.

05/09/13

Grapes like this dry, sandy soil. And to get the optimum temperature profile in Arizona, you've got to go up high: Our three winegrowing regions: Verde Valley, Sonoita, Cochise County...at our vineyard we're at 4300 feet.

05/09/13

Lodi is looking to brand itself as a tourist destination, and now it has rolled out a new campaign with a slogan and logo.

05/09/13

The study found widespread evidence that white collar workers consider alcohol - especially wine - an everyday reward for chores such as cooking dinner or putting their children to bed, as well as to combat the stress of office life.

05/09/13

It used to be the drink reserved for a hot summer's day but now consumers are increasingly turning to Rose wine throughout the year with sales up 10 per cent in the last 13 years.

05/09/13

The Hess Collection has donated $11,439, generated by the winery's participation in 1 percent For The Planet, to the Land Trust of Napa County.

05/09/13

With a renewed focus on tourism in New York, the state's popular wine trails are on the verge of expanding as new wineries are eager to join. However, there is a bit of a roadblock in the State Assembly Transportation Committee as the bi-partisan bills needed to spur economic development have stalled.

05/09/13

About a year ago, the Senate Agriculture Committee passed a new, five-year farm bill, well in advance of the last bill's expiration date of September 30, 2012. The House Agriculture Committee passed a bill last year as well. But it's a year later and we're now back at square one.

05/09/13

Until recently, serious restaurants in the United States were owned by celebrity chefs, creative developers like Danny Meyer and Richard Melman, or corporate chains. But sommeliers have now begun taking the lead role, as investors make them the centerpiece of their restaurant concepts.

05/09/13

Former Micke Grove Zoo director Ken Nieland and Heritage Oak Winery in Acampo were honored for their contributions to the community at Tuesday's tourism luncheon, sponsored by the Visit Lodi! Conference and Visitors Bureau.

05/09/13

Lodi tourism experts revealed its new brand at its annual luncheon Tuesday, displaying a marketing campaign they hope will let people from out of town know that, yes, Lodi is a burgeoning wine region but also much more.

05/09/13

Eight west county wineries are offering a lovely alternative to Mother's Day brunch in a crowded restaurant.

05/09/13

IMPACT Hot Brand Award Recognizes Barefoot's Continued Growth and Innovation

05/09/13

"In Japan, the RMAX has more in common with a tractor than it does with a helicopter."