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  Daily News for Wednesday, June 5th
Barefoot Steps Further Ahead in Sales
Half of the top 20 brands belong to Gallo and Constellation
Latest Trends In Vineyard Plantings: Grapevine nurseries sound off on what's selling and why.
"We queried a few nurseries about how it's going, eliciting responses from John Duarte, president of Duarte Nursery in Hughson, and Dustin Hooper, sales manager at Vintage Nurseries in Wasco."
Wine bloggers pour into Penticton
Attendees will spend June 6-8 learning about social media and blogging, while at the same time experiencing wine country and "live Tweeting" as they go. The Penticton Lakeside Resort will be the hub of the conference as the host hotel, with a packed schedule of seminars, wine tastings and menus overseen by the resort's award-winning chef, Chris Remington.
Woodinville Wine Village Emerges
Court clears way for Washington state residential-commercial development.
Leading Women Vintners Join Group to Promote Fine Wines to Women (Press Release)
Molly Chappellet (Chappellet Winery), Beth Milliken (Spottswoode Winery), Joy Sterling (Iron Horse Vineyards) and Eileen Crane (CEO, Domaine Carneros) are all part of A Woman's Palate
Brown-Forman launches first wine under Sonoma-Cutrer Winemaker's Release Series
Brown-Forman, producer and marketer of Sonoma-Cutrer wines, has launched a new wine, Late Harvest Chardonnay, as the first limited edition bottling under the Sonoma-Cutrer Winemaker's Release Series.
Health Watch: Wine Helps Breast Cancer Survivors
A big drug firm seems less interested in resveratrol-related research; grapes offer heart benefits.
Embracing Virginia's Terroir
Better knowledge, equipment and materials have all contributed to an advancing wine industry, but the more recent decade or two has brought out the real potential that can be found.
Where Are Today's Classics?
We all know the old wine classics. But do we have new ones?
NZ Ascension Wine Estate up for sale
New Zealand's Ascension Wine Estate is up for sale after having fallen into receivership.
Hi-Spirits to distribute Blavod portfolio in UK
Hi-Spirits has announced it will take over the distribution of the Blavod portfolio of spirits brands in the UK and Ireland from this month.
Actress and rock star join celeb wine craze
Actress Kate Hudson and her rock star fiancé Matt Bellamy of Muse have become the latest in a steady stream of celebrities to enter the wine business.
Top rosés line up for charity tasting
UK fine wine merchant Goedhuis is once again holding its Summer Rosé tasting to raise money for the Starlight Children's Foundation.
Champagne trends of 2013: 5. Perfect fruit
Although beyond the control of the Champenois, one positive development in the region over the last decade has been a kinder climate.
Chinese investors buy 300ha in Marlborough
According to a report in the Marlborough Express, investors Min Jia and Xiumei Lin acquired the business from insolvency practitioner Deloitte after Awatere Valley-based Otuwhero Estate Wines went into receivership in September 2010.
Evidence of earliest-ever French winemaking found
Wine was being made in France as early as the 5th Century BC, according to a new study of archaeological evidence found on the Mediterranean coast near Montpellier.
Central Coast vineyards growing well
Vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley are growing well. With growers here drawing their irrigation water from deep wells, the vines are showing no adverse effects so far from below average rainfall
Trefethan Family Vineyards 'look fantastic'
So far it's a season for the books for wine grape grower Jon Ruel, chief operating officer for Trefethan Family Vineyards.
Wine and Jazz Festival sues Winefest over name
New event changing its name in an attempt to settle lawsuit
Tank bolt fails, causing 7500 gallons of wine to spill
A winery worker suffered minor injuries Tuesday morning at a warehouse on Kirkland Ranch Road in south Napa County after the bolt of a 7,500-gallon steel tank filled with red wine failed, according to CalFire/Napa County Fire.
A Concierge for Northern Sonoma Wine Country
The Wine Road introduces a new online concierge, to help with planning.
A taste of premium Greek wines helps expand palates in Philly
When wine sales in Greece dropped 60 percent in two years, winemakers began sending some of their best wines abroad, wines that local Greeks would have lapped up in the past.
MI: Jackson-area winery facing roadblocks in expanding business, costing thousands of dollars, owner says
Lorenzo Lizarralde, owner of Chateau Aeronautique Winery in Rives Township, said his business quickly outgrew its gazebo wine tasting room for his guests. He said he has been requesting a building permit from the township to enlarge his gazebo tasting room, to no avail.
Wine turbine planners to 'consider impact on Christian heritage site'
Planners deliberating on whether a giant wind turbine can be built near an ancient pilgrimage site in Co Derry will fully consider the potential impact on Christian heritage, Stormont's Environment minister has vowed.
Terlato Wines to Add Top Sicilian Winery Cusumano to its Portfolio of Luxury Brands
Terlato Wines, the leading marketer of luxury wines in the United States, today announced a long-term agreement to import and market the wines of Cusumano, a leader in the quality revolution that has recently made Sicily one of the world's most exciting wine regions.
Empire acquired by NY-based beverage company
Panache Beverages Inc., a New York-based alcoholic beverage company, has acquired Empire Winery and Distillery in Hudson.
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie's inaugural wine for sale in UK
Miraval Rose is the first vintage from the actors' project and is made in partnership with the Perrin family of Chateau de Beaucastel at Château Miraval in France, which was purchased by the couple for around €40m.
Gil Henry dies at 88; revolutionized avocado industry
Henry pioneered the use of a 'ripening room' at his family's Escondido farm. The method, now an industry standard, allows markets to sell fruit that is ready to eat or close to it.
Report: Restaurant sales continue to rise in May
Black Box Intelligence analyzes the results of the latest Restaurant Industry Snapshot.
Boisterous and Tense Moments at Pa. Liquor Store Privatization Hearing
The chairman of the Pennsylvania state senate committee vetting liquor privatization legislation says he expects to offer his own bill in about two weeks, now that his panel has held the last of three hearings on the issue.
China to Investigate E.U. Wine After Trade Action
China's nouveau riche millionaires, wealthy princelings and bribegiving business executives may soon find their wallets a little thinner: The price tag for French Champagnes and Burgundies, Italian Barolos and Pinot Grigios and other European wines may soon rise in mainland Chinese stores
Pa. senator to submit a different plan on privatizing liquor stores
After a final hearing on privatizing state liquor sales, the chairman of a key Senate committee said Tuesday he will unveil a plan that departs from the House proposal with less than two weeks to negotiate differences before Gov. Tom Corbett's requested deadline.
Senate immigration bill could double guest workers
The H-1B increases have already proved to be contentious.
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