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05/22/13

Most ch√Ęteaus lowered prices, but consumers don't think the wines are worth the investment.

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Despite the innovation, visible results and cost savings, it's surprising that every winery in Napa Valley isn't using Vic Vasquez's Barrel Blasting yet to restore their barrels back to new.

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Year to date, occupancy is up 11.4 percent over 2012, according to Sonoma County Tourism. Visit California, the state's official tourism booster, also found that visitor-generated taxes equaled $168 per household in Sonoma County, while tourism-related employment accounted for nearly 17,000 jobs in Sonoma County.

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The 20,000 square foot space was redesigned to increase capacity by 30 percent, allowing for a more stream-lined inventory management system and greater stock volume, especially during the busy months of harvest.

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TricorBraun Design and Engineering has changed its name to TricorBraun Design and Innovation.

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ACH Foam Technologies, maker of WineLoc thermal summer wine shippers, has reconfigured their design to offer added packaging options and increased protection of bottles during transit.

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It allows visitors to the www.visitnapavalley.com website to search for thousands of upcoming tours, tastings and specials events that can be reserved exclusively through the CellarPass guest reservations and marketing platform.

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"With these latest honors, we have now won 24 gold, silver and bronze medals over a five-year period from the Flexographic Technical Association, and I'm very proud of our team that earned us this recognition," said John Trail, president of Labeltronix.

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Hoffman Family Cellars announced an innovative 3-liter exchange program at their tasting rooms on the Historic Sonoma Plaza and on Treasure Island in San Francisco.

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Presenters to discuss state of the industry--and what wineries can do about it

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Forks and Corks event benefits American River College in Sacramento

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Twelve full time employees and twenty brokers across the country, each serving a specific market, comprise A. Hardy USA's personnel roster.

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Producers in New York state's Finger Lakes region are experimenting with styles and site specifics as their wines find a larger audience both at home and abroad.

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Help us decide which winery has the best view.

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The first few months of 2013 have been very rewarding for New Jersey's largest vineyard.

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While some counties already permitted wine sales at farmers markets, a new law to take effect June 1 will establish a statewide permit for wineries that removes county-specific restrictions.

05/22/13

GrapeHeart Vineyards Unveils the First Vintage of Their Cabernet Sauvignon and Red Blend 'The Beat'

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As out-of-towners visit and spend, Idaho's once-small wine industry is growing fast.

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Despite concerns that people could be over-served at farmers markets, the House Regulatory Reform committee voted 12-0 today to pass a bill that would allow for wine tastings and sales at farmers markets.

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There were fewer than 50 Canadian wines entered in this year's competition. I believe that the CMB would be a great opportunity for Canadian wine producers to increase the level of awareness internationally of the evolution and quality of the wines we are growing.

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Among top-flight draws bringing tourism to Niagara's wine country are the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival's marquee events - the wine, new vintages and ice wine festivals.

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The Legislature passed a bill Monday that includes a provision that directs the city of St. Paul to issue and on-sale wine and malt liquor license to the Capitol cafeteria. The bill now goes to Gov. Mark Dayton.

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Linfield College has announced it is offering a year-long program to prepare students for careers in the Oregon wine Industry.

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Chain aims to engage and attract customers with beverage-pairing program

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The Winery Exchange has released a range of 5.5% abv wine-based RTDs into the off-trade. The range is called The Pomus and peach, grapefruit, watermelon and pomegranate flavour variants come in 25cl and 75cl bottles.

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Founded in 1999, Ole Imports is known for producing wines based on four main principles: terroir, quality fruit, exceptional winemaking and exceptional value.

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Matt Kramer asks if Grand Cru Beaujolais is worth more than better Beaujolais

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An independent wine shop has largely turned its back on wine agencies following concerns over exclusivity of deals.

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Winemakers should act now to prevent fraudsters creating counterfeits of their products, according to Geert de Vries of KPMG.

05/22/13

A return to Kensington Olympia and changes to the way the London International Wine Fair is run will entice more exhibitors to the show next year, according to LIWF marketing director Will Broadfoot.

05/22/13

The Harpers Awards 2013 took place in London last night and saw the great and the good of the trade turn out to celebrate the industry's successes of the past year.

05/22/13

Wine producers should rethink the relative pariah status of mid-sized bottles as health-conscious consumers look for treats in smaller portions, according to a senior Mintel analyst.

05/22/13

Carnforth-based wine importer, wholesaler and retailer EWGA is on the hunt for new acquisitions.

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The wine trade needs to wake up to the consumer thirst for sweeter wines or risk losing an entire generation of younger consumers, a senior drinks analyst has warned.

05/22/13

Cos d'Estournel, Ducru Beaucaillou and La Conseillante were among the Bordeaux 2012 releases this morning.

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Jackson Family Wines is aiming to increase its production of 'world class' Pinot Noir with the purchase of a number of vineyards in Oregon's Willamette Valley.

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A 38-year-old man, his sister and two others have been charged with two counts of conspiracy to defraud and one count of money laundering.

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In what promises to be a champagne-fuelled 10 days, the city will see billions of dollars of contemporary art, wine, jewelry and snuff bottles go on sale.

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The new wine, Mumm Napa Supernatural Rose, is a nod to the longstanding relationship between Santana and Mumm Napa, and is the second bottling produced through collaboration between the two.

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The Huber Vineyard, first planted by Norman Huber in 1987-88, is one of the oldest vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA.

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Unlike wine estates in manicured Napa Valley, Marcassin is located in a fairly remote area of the Sonoma Coast, close up against a wilder landscape subject to the occasional forest fire.

05/22/13

World's Only Italian-Focused Wine Investment Fund Announces Largest Single Purchase in History of Italian Wine

05/22/13

Two-thirds of Russian wine consumption is covered by local wine production. But not many people are aware of Russian wine.

05/22/13

Myles Anderson, the visionary behind the WWCC's Center for Enolgoy & Viticulture, has retired (maybe for the last time).

05/22/13

I'm asking a few questions to find out who's got a penchant for Piedmont, which chefs dislike oaky Chardonnay, and why there is no right or wrong way to enjoy wine.

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Research to provide updates and additional measurements following up 2005 data

05/22/13

A growing number of "final salary" pension schemes are running into trouble because of rising longevity and low UK government bond yields.

05/22/13

As out-of-towners visit and spend, Idaho's once-small wine industry is growing fast

05/22/13

Chinese wine producers have been squeezed by stiff competition from their strong overseas counterparts and a persistent slump in their domestic market

05/22/13

"You need to know who you are committing your life to over the next 1-15 years," says California winegrape grower advocate Nat DiBuduo.

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Maybe; but there remains a long-term disconnect between demand and supply

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The 13-to-5 vote came as the committee reached a deal on one of the final snags threatening the legislation - and agreed to hold off on a particularly politically charged amendment.