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Saturday, October 25th

06/03/13

"The Napa Valley Vintners' 33rd annual Auction Napa Valley was one for the record books, achieving $16.9 million in overall fundraising for healthcare and youth education nonprofits in Napa County. The American Wine Classic's record-breaking results exceeded the previous record of $10.5 million raised in 2005 by more than 60 percent, reaffirming Auction Napa Valley's position as the world's most celebrated charity wine event"

06/03/13

Riesling Rendezvous is the largest international gathering of Riesling producers and enthusiasts in the world. It features three days of tasting, discussing and learning about Riesling.

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Margrit Mondavi said that if her late husband, Robert, were able to witness Auction Napa Valley's recordbreaking take of $16 million on Saturday, he'd say, "Well done."

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Nearly 2,000 people found a way to outsmart Mother Nature's sultry weather at the Napa Valley Barrel Auction on Friday without jumping into the pool at Raymond Vineyards.

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"I grew up as the son of an Italian immigrant," Staglin said. "I was the first person from our family to graduate from college and I feel blessed to live in this wonderful country that provides the opportunity to work hard and stay focused. We have had some success, we feel it is important to give back to our community and causes we care about." - Garin Staglin

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... the event also proved the haves do care about the have-nots as paddle-holders also generously donated a record $3.7 million for Napa County programs dealing with health and youth needs.

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Local communities vote to allow alcohol sales

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"Demand is up, prices are up, and the projection is that it looks good into the near future," said Tony Linegar, agricultural commissioner for Sonoma County. "Growers are trying to take advantage of that, and replant some of these old, tired vineyards, or put in new vineyards to capitalize on the market."

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After years in limbo, the proposed St. Regis resort development at Stanly Lane has secured financing, paving the way for the creation of the luxury hotel property in south Napa.

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The heavy rains that have been falling across France and much of Europe for the past few weeks have halted vine growth in many regions, jeopardising flowering at a crucial time of the year.

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Bill Bush and Cindy Bush of Garden Winery of Gowrie have had their proposal to turn the Callender school, which has been vacant for several years, into their new winery approved by the Prairie Valley Community School District, which owns the building, and the Callender City Council.

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A recent Acadia University biology graduate heads a company called VITIS Mobile Winery Services, which is looking at ways to help the Nova Scotia wine industry's continued growth.

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Aussies immersing themselves in European wine culture to produce small quantities of wine to sell back home under their own label.

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The winery has produced seven wines - dry white chardonnay, dry red merlot, semi-sweet white and rose and three desert wines such as blueberry, cherry bounce and trillum.

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Winemaking consultant and his family sell three Right Bank properties to Goldin Group; Rolland remains on staff.

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Chinese collectors have been quick to pounce on the first batch of wines to go on sale from the Elysée Palace .

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Sotheby's will host an ex-cellar sale of Domaine Clarence Dillon in Hong Kong this autumn.

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A Scottish brewer has called on the government to fund an independent study to look at the impact of drinking moderate amounts of beer.

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Our latest entry on current trends in Champagne considers the increasing number of producers adopting organic and biodynamic practices.

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More than £62,500 was raised at a Louis XIII charity auction this week as the Rémy Martin-owned luxury Cognac house unveiled its latest bottling.

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Italian wine producer, Canti, has released new packaging for its sparkling wines, Prosecco and Asti.

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Leading organic and biodynamic wine merchant Vintage Roots has launched a range of Sicilian wines under a new own-label brand called 'Hoopoe'.

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This September, HobNob will unveil a new Chardonnay from California-transitioning its sourcing from France-in a move that proprietor Franck Duboeuf believes could take the brand to a new level.

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Michel Rolland's Chateau Le Bon Pasteur in Pomerol and its two sister properties have been sold to the Goldin Group of Hong Kong.

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Napa and Sonoma counties were parties in the Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley's lawsuit until last fall, when U.S. District Court Judge Edward Davila ruled they did not have a "significant protectable interest" in the case and removed them.

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With the relatively large 2012 crop came the expectation that the 2013 grape market would be less active than last year. That has proven to be somewhat true, but only in the realm of "hyper" activity that leads to rapidly increasing prices.

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...with fully equipped facilities on the Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga Campus.

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Scattered on either side of Shafter Avenue just north of the town center, new oil pump jacks, some bobbing and others thrusting, tower above this corner of California's prime farmland.

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Among the provisions in the proposed legislation are requirements that drillers disclose the chemicals they use and that they test water before and after fracking. Companies also would be liable for any water pollution.

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The owners of a winery in Wooden Valley have to remove wine barrels from a cave built in the mid-1990s, according to a court order filed last week in Napa County Superior Court.

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Additives can be used to enhance a wine's texture, to add or subtract tannins or simply to adjust quality.

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The Treasury Department, which regulates alcohol, said this past week that beer, wine and spirits companies can use labels that include serving size, servings per container, calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat per serving. Such package labels have never before been approved.