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  Daily News for Thursday, June 6th
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06/06/13
Barefoot Steps Further Ahead in Sales
Half of the top 20 brands belong to Gallo and Constellation.
06/06/13
France demands emergency EU summit over China's wine tax threat
France has demanded that the European Union holds an emergency summit after Beijing responded to a Brussels announcement of "anti-dumping" tariffs on Chinese solar panels by threatening retaliatory levies on wine imported from Europe.
06/06/13
Wine bloggers to descend on city
To help welcome wine bloggers to the Penticton area this week, Acting Mayor Garry Litke has proclaimed Thursday, June 6 as Wine Bloggers Day in the city.
06/06/13
Crimson Wine Group Gives Shareholders a Discount on Wine
There's a saying in the wine business that if you want to make a small fortune, start with a large one. Crimson Wine Group (ticker: CWGL) is trying to disprove that adage.
06/06/13
EDITORIAL: B.C. wine a treat for tech tastebuds
It's [in Penticton] due to the lobbying efforts of Tourism Penticton in partnership with social media expert Allison Markin, who saw the potential in not only using social media to promote Penticton but the larger potential in drawing a group of bloggers here ...
06/06/13
Constellation Brands Scale Could Help Expand U.S. Retail Distribution
Constellation Brands Inc. ( STZ ), this month poised to become the largest multi-category alcoholic-beverage supplier in the U.S., is planning to utilize that scale to expand distribution as domestic retailers move to stock more alcoholic products.
06/06/13
2013 Southern Hemisphere Harvest Report: Part 1
A first look at vintage quality down under, with eyewitness reports from growers and winemakers
06/06/13
Wineries Invite Woodinville Neighbors to Receive the "ZIP" Treatment (Press Release)
"VIP" program open to area residents at participating wineries.
06/06/13
From pro hockey player, to lawyer, to Okanagan winemaker: Tyler Harlton's wine journey
Tyler Harlton is making small-batch Okanagan wines in Summerland, B.C.
06/06/13
Robert Parker 'deal' to commercialise his name
For the first time, Robert Parker is allowing his name to be used in a branding exercise: a €2000 case of Bordeaux 2009s.
06/06/13
Patrick Sullivan Joins Spring Mountain Vineyard as Technical Director of Vineyards and Winemaking
"Our challenge is to achieve balance in each of the vineyard blocks"
06/06/13
Bryan Kane Named Winemaker for Howell Mountain Vineyards
Kane joins the list of notable winemakers that previously led Howell Mountain Vineyards over the last several decades including James Hall (Patz & Hall), Ted Lemon (Littorai), and Dave Phinney, known for his wine The Prisoner (Orin Swift).
06/06/13
Collio coins new name for Tokaj - 'Jakot'
Italian and Slovenian wine authorities in the Collio wine region have come up with a new name for their wine - Jakot - to distinguish it from Tokaj.
06/06/13
Domaine Clarence Dillon makes second Saint Emilion purchase
Haut-Brion owner Domaine Clarence Dillon has bought Chateau L'Arrosée, a Grand Cru Classé estate in Saint Emilion.
06/06/13
Champagne trends of 2013: 4 Distant success
At number 4 in our top 10 Champagne trends of 2013 is the increasing emphasis on developing distant markets to compensate for falling Champagne sales in Europe.
06/06/13
Top 10 biggest Champagne brands
We reveal the world's biggest Champagne brands according to their global sales over the last year.
06/06/13
Californian UK market is wide open for new brand launches reveals California Summit
Despite the dominance of Californian wine brands the category is still wide open for new brands to enter the market and gain significant market share.
06/06/13
China to Investigate European Wine in Wake of Solar Panel Tariffs
Less than a day after the European Union said it was imposing preliminary import tariffs on Chinese solar panels, China's Ministry of Commerce announced Wednesday that it had begun a trade investigation of wines imported from the European Union. The investigation could lead to the imposition of steep tariffs by China.
06/06/13
Most Chinese Stocks Rise, Led by Wine Makers; Sany Drops
Most Chinese stocks rose as wine companies climbed after the government started an anti-dumping probe into European Union imports. Industrial companies fell as BNP Paribas SA said the slowing economy may hurt prospects.
06/06/13
Why Wine Mavens Love Vermont, the Small State With the Sophisticated Palate
Vermont's entire population is just 626,000, and the state is better known for maple syrup and beer than wine. So why are more and more wine-world luminaries heading here for dinners and meet and greets? And how do their sometimes-obscure wines make it to the North Country, far from the urban markets where they're more familiar?
06/06/13
Southeast: Symposium to bring attention to area's wine industry
Wine enthusiasts from across the Southeast will be in Carrollton June 15 for the Southern Winegrape Symposium.
06/06/13
Andrew Peller Limited Reports Strong Growth in Fiscal 2013 and Increase in Common Share Dividends
Sales were up 4.4 percent to record levels on solid growth through majority of trade channels.
06/06/13
Irish government plans wine sell-off
Days after the Elysee Palace wine auction in Paris, the Irish government plans to sell off some of its wines.
06/06/13
Champagne seized by Nazis to be auctioned
Two bottles of Champagne seized by the Nazis during World War II then 'liberated' by an RAF serviceman are to go under the hammer this month.
06/06/13
Kingsland Wines & Spirits scoops environmental accolade
The UK bottler and distributor was successful in both the Green Business of the Year and Large Business of the Year award categories and was praised for its environmental efforts within the industry.
06/06/13
Nicki Minaj Partners With Myx Fusions for Moscato Wine Beverage
"I am so excited to team with the Myx brand," states Minaj. "I have no doubt that it will be number one. It's a great-tasting, amazing product that people will love. It's not even a hard sell. Myx Fusions gives us an opportunity to revolutionize the wine industry."
06/06/13
Australian wine tourism gets spotlight
The future of wine tourism and exports is the focus of Federal Parliament's agriculture committee today. Representatives of Wine Australia Corporation will address the committee about its work supporting the development of Australia's wine industry.
06/06/13
Remote-controlled helicopter tested for use in vineyard applications
Under the watchful eye of news media and area winegrape growers, a remote-controlled helicopter, fitted with a spray applicator system, was field tested today over a vineyard in the heart of the famed Napa Valley by engineers at the University of California, Davis, and Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA.
06/06/13
Pindar Vineyards ponders selling its business for $65M
Pindar Vineyards, Long Island's largest wine producer and one of the pioneers of the North Fork wine region, is considering the prospect of a sale -- if the right buyer comes along with $65 million, according to a family member and the company's real estate agent.
06/06/13
Leading Wine Negociant Cameron Hughes Launches Newly Redesigned Retail Website (Press Release)
CHWine.com Invests in Custom-Built eCommerce Store to Enhance Shopping Experience
06/06/13
GOP senators say immigration bill has 'serious flaws'
As the Senate prepares to debate a sweeping immigration bill that would allow the nation's 11 million unauthorized immigrants to become U.S. citizens, some Republicans, including one who helped write the law, are sounding skeptical about its chances of clearing the chamber.
06/06/13
Top 10 low-calorie wine brands
With around 20% of Americans on a diet, low-calorie wine brands are booming in the US, and particularly where celebrities are involved
06/06/13
Toronto man seeks world wine-label record
It would take more than four consecutive days to view every item in what just might be the world's largest wine-label collection.
06/06/13
Liquor move sullies Costco reputation
While state lawmakers sit idle, waiting for their respective party's budget writers to find an acceptable compromise before the special session ends Tuesday, lobbyists for the giant discount retailer Costco are hard at work. They are once again trying to rewrite the state liquor laws in their favor
06/06/13
Technomic and Restaurant Sciences Partner to Raise the Bar on Foodservice Industry Intelligence
Joint analysis of food and beverage purchase metrics will yield break-through tools.
06/06/13
2013 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge winners
The Press Democrat's 1st Annual North Coast Wine Challenge Winners
06/06/13
Martini Pours on the Wine Sales
leveraging wine telesales
06/06/13
China launches anti-dumping probe against EU wine
Concerns of a trade dispute between Europe and China have grown after Beijing said it was launching an anti-dumping probe against wine imported from the EU.
06/06/13
Spirit Airlines starts serving wine in cans
Starting this week, passengers can purchase white moscato or strawberry moscato wine from Friends Fun Wine, an Aventura, Fla., company. Spirit will continue to sell mini bottles of Sutter Home wine.
06/06/13
What's next in Pennsylvania's liquor privatization battle as budget time draws closer?
Even if the Senate votes on a bill, could the House and governor's office agree on a proposal within a handful of days?
06/06/13
Drillers Silence Fracking Claims With Sealed Settlements
In cases from Wyoming to Arkansas, Pennsylvania to Texas, drillers have agreed to cash settlements or property buyouts with people who say hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, ruined their water.
06/06/13
An awful farm bill faces opposition
Proponents of the new bill (of which there are two draft versions) boast that it ends "direct payments" to farmers.
06/06/13
Here's Who's Really Buying Cronuts
Cronut scalpers like the Bird brothers are just the latest sign that the pastry has spawned a full-on frenzy in Manhattan and elsewhere.
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