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  Daily News for Wednesday, May 15th
Wine Bloggers Set to Run for the Border
Limits on transporting alcohol from U.S. to Canada pose problem for organizers.
Franchise Protection in Missouri: Senators block liquor legislation
The proposed legislation would make it more difficult for alcohol suppliers to sever their relationships with distributors by deeming those relationships as "franchises."
Wine Investment Group Makes Big Moves in Pacific Northwest
Bacchus Capital Management buys Panther Creek and a stake in DeLille Cellars
Precept Wine Acquires Yamhela Vineyard in Yamhill, Oregon (Press Release)
Ultra-premium Pinot Noir site will realize its full potential as part of this rising Northwest wine company
Mineral taste in wine, minerals in the vineyard...Are they connected?
Can wine taste of minerals? This idea has exploded onto the wine scene in just the past few years. It used to be that certain wines were described as being "steely," "austere," "lean" and the like, but suddenly "minerality" is the thing.
Winery's 400-acre land grab protects turf
The Wildewood and Domaine Loubejac properties near Monmouth comprise 385 acres of pinot noir and pinot gris plantings. That's in addition to 185 acres (an acre is the area of a football field) under the company's control near McMinnville.
Wine Report Warns of New Vineyard Pest with Warmer Weather
As if the glassy-winged sharpshooter wasn't worry enough, here comes the zigzag leafhopper.
Third Annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium to be Presented and Held By Oak Knoll Winery (Press Release)
Oregon Pinot Gris is gathering national awareness, and the effort to increase understanding continues with the Third Annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Oak Knoll Winery.
Sonoma State's Online Wine Business Management Classes Reaching National and International Audience
The Sonoma State Wine Business Certificate Series has attracted participants from across the US and as far away as China, Peru, India, France, Italy and New Zealand. The lessons learned are facilitating shared business developments around the globe, according to wine industry faculty member Tim Hanni, M.W, who teaches the 4-week introduction and 8-week intermediate levels of the three-level certificate.
Wine Australia chief executive Andrew Cheesman is stepping down as the organisation prepares to merge with the country's Grape & Wine Research & Development Corporation
Between them, the two bodies have invested a total of A$33-36m a year over the last three years in research and development, market development, export advice, regulation, information and analysis
North Fork Wineries Recognized For Sustainability
One of LISW's principle tenets is that wineries should work in harmony with the natural world to build a community between vineyards, workers and the land.
Wine country blossoms in Tennessee
Head to one of Tennessee's many wineries this summer and take in a deep breath of country air.
Casa Silva launches first sparkling wine
Chilean winery Casa Silva has produceded its first, super premium, sparkling wine, Fevor, using the traditional method.
Trinchero Family Estates rolls out first vintage under Dr Angove brand
The Recipe is a 2012 red wine from South Australia. It is made up of 50% Shiraz, 30% Grenache, and 20% Petit Verdot.
Jancis Robinson MW becomes Freeman of Worshipful Company of Vintners
Jancis Robinson MW has become only the fourth woman to become an honorary Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Vintners.
Tesco invites suppliers to pitch for listings at next week's LIWF
Tesco's wine team will again give suppliers the chance to pitch their business for potential listings at next week's London International Wine Fair (LIWF).
Diageo launches commemorative tequila
Diageo has launched Tequila Don Julio 1942, which will be available in high-end bars, restaurants and spirits retailers in the UK through Coe Vintners, and has an rrp of £115.
Quinta do Noval latest house to declare 2011 vintage
Quinta do Noval has added its name to the plethora of port producers declaring a vintage for 2011.
UK wine design, bottling and label printing on the rise
As marketing budgets diminish in the UK wine trade, brand owners and importers are investing more in label design to attract consumers.
Reasons to visit the LIWF: part 2
Despite some woe-laden headlines there are still compelling reasons to visit the London Wine Fair.
Rupert Murdoch moves into wine
Rupert Murdoch, the founder and CEO of News Corporation is moving into the wine business, after purchasing a vineyard in Los Angeles.
Bordeaux 2012: Bartons and Comtesse
Bordeaux en primeur releases continued this morning with Léoville and Langoa Barton and Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande - but the cuts are still minimal.
Wine Australia chief leaves as merger is prepared
Wine Australia chief executive Andrew Cheesman is stepping down as the organisation prepares to merge with the country's Grape & Wine Research & Development Corporation (GWRDC).
Asian investors snap up three more Bordeaux properties
Chateau de Pic in the Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux, Chateau l'Enclos in Sainte Foy la Grande and Chateau Patarabet in Saint Emilion are the latest Bordeaux estates to reportedly pass into the hands of Asian investors.
French senator seeks support for wine tax increase
French Senator Yves Daudigny is looking for support for a new tax on wine sold in France.
Wine Forger's Handbook warns of dangers of fake wines
A new eBook warning of the dangers of counterfeit wines has just been published online.
How Wine Criticism Is Changing
Consumers don't need-or want-centralized gatekeepers telling them what they should or shouldn't drink. Consumers still need advisors, of course, but when today's consumers want information, they're willing to look past professional critics and instead turn to friends and trusted networks.
Mothers and Allies Challenge Sonoma Wine Industrialist
Half a dozen mothers from Sebastopol and its countryside quickly rallied hundreds of people to their side to challenge Sonoma County's Paul Hobbs Winery.
Senate hearing makes it clear not everyone is in agreement on retail aspects of liquor privatization
That was made clear earlier this afternoon during the second of three hearings by the Senate Law and Justice Committee focused on the retail aspects of getting the state out of the business of selling alcohol.
Argentine wine industry strives to expand internationally - InfoSur Hoy
In 2012, wine exports increased in volume by 17 percent to 365 million liters and in value by 10.15 percent, reaching US$920.4 million.
Ontario: With strike action looming, Wine Rack is open for business
163 Wine Rack locations across Ontario to remain open during strike
Senators vote to weaken entry-exit system in immigration bill
Senators voted Tuesday to weaken current immigration law that requires biometric checks of all visitors to the U.S., arguing that it would be too expensive to follow through and could end up keeping illegal immigrants from getting citizenship.
Pa. senator sees support to privatize wine, liquor
A second hearing in front of Pennsylvania state senators Tuesday on the liberalization of wine, beer and liquor laws appeared to solidify support for legislation that would allow private-sector sales of wine and liquor, but would not end every aspect of state control.
Senate Panel Keeps Up Effort To Reshape Immigration Overhaul
Senators on the Judiciary Committee spent their second full day slogging through proposed amendments to the bipartisan immigration overhaul. Tuesday's subject was the method of awarding visas for those wanting to come here to study and work
Chair of Oregon liquor agency resigns
Cassandra Skinner, the chair of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission for the past three years, says she'll resign effective June 30
Mira Winery to Retrieve Wine from Ocean Floor; Conduct Initial Tests from Ocean Aging Experiment (Press Release)
The wine will undergo chemical analysis and expert taste testing to evaluate the ocean-aged wine verses the same aged in warehouses
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