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  Daily News for Tuesday, June 11th
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06/11/13
Precept Wine buys Yakima Valley 'Skyfall' vineyard

Precept Wine has acquired 174 acres in the Yakima Valley that it will convert from a partial orchard to a vineyard planted with red-wine grapes.

06/11/13
The Vintner Group to Acquire Martin Scott Wines (Press Release)
Expands distribution footprint into New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
06/11/13
Co-founder of Pessagno Vineyard dies
Stephen Pessagno died in his sleep Saturday morning of natural causes, associates said. The death of the 55-year-old co-founder of Pessagno Vineyards, former county planning commissioner, and shaper of the River Road Wine Trail took many by surprise.
06/11/13
Central Valley raisin growers win at Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court says unanimously Monday that the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals has jurisdiction and must review its decision against the growers
06/11/13
People News Recap from 6/4-6/10
Wine industry people on the move from June 4 to June 10
06/11/13
Quality Wine Grapes in the Sierra Foothills
Vintners and grapegrowers map the path to quality at Foothill Grape Day 2013.
06/11/13
Champagne's Positive Price Mix Leads To Sales Growth In U.S.
Champagne sales in the U.S. market climbed by 1.2% to about $477 million last year, despite a 3.5% drop in depletions to 1.24 million cases, according to Impact Databank
06/11/13
£85k of wine stolen from Château d'Yquem
Thieves have made off with £85,000 worth of Château d'Yquem after breaking into a warehouse at the renowned Sauternes estate on Sunday night
06/11/13
Sonoma State University Announces Academic Partnership With University of Jinan - Quancheng Institute
On Friday, June 14, representatives from Sonoma State University will meet with the mayor of Penglai, China, Sun Yebao, to establish an academic partnership between Sonoma State and the University of Jinan - Quancheng Institute.
06/11/13
French land study points to widening price gap between appellations
The difference in the price of vineland between French appellations is greater than it has ever been, according to a study.
06/11/13
Argentine producer unveils 'new evolution'
Producer Dominio del Plata is launching an oak-matured Torrontés and "fruit forward" red blend, aiming to highlight the breadth of Argentina's wine repertoire.
06/11/13
Nobles Crus suspends trading
Wine investment fund Nobles Crus, has suspended trading due to a lack of liquidity.
06/11/13
Fake fine wines on the rise in China
Instances of fake fine wines in China are on the rise, and could grow further following Beijing's threat to impose anti-dumping tariffs on wines imported from the EU.
06/11/13
Muscadet producers counting cost of 2012
Producers in Muscadet are lauding the 2012 vintage but are in dire need of a healthy crop this year.
06/11/13
Champagne trends of 2013: 1. Favouring the fittest
Champagne brands with widespread consumer awareness, a reputation for quality and truly global distribution are expanding in sales and turnover despite the difficult market.
06/11/13
Whole Bunch Fermentation Spreats to Piedmont
the topic has divided Burgundy's winemakers
06/11/13
Erin Brockovich in drunken boating arrest
Environmental activist Erin Brockovich, portrayed in a 2000 film about her fight over the pollution of a California town, has been arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated.
06/11/13
Culture of omertà still exists in Bordeaux
Bordeaux still operates under a culture of omertà, according to one of the region's most respected producers.
06/11/13
Neuromarketing: How The Price Of A Wine Can Influence Its Taste
Recently, several studies have shown that the price itself of a wine can actually influence its taste.
06/11/13
European Wine Fund Is Going To Need Investors To Sit Tight
Nobles Crus, a struggling wine fund listed in Luxembourg, has been forced by the grand duchy's financial regulator to bar its investors from withdrawing their money and also can no longer sell its shares after running out of cash.
06/11/13
Wineries facing labor shortage in California, could affect harvest and wine prices
Grape growers and farmers throughout California are facing a range of challenges finding and holding on to laborers as they head into harvest.
06/11/13
Accelerated wine program showing results at Greystone
Most pass master sommelier; further education outside of wine
06/11/13
Pennsylvania Winery Association working on several promotional initiatives
Some of the plans include the following: replacing the logo that the PWA has been using for more than 10 years, with the announcement to come in another month or so and the development of a new mobile web site that should be ready in the fall.
06/11/13
Marketing lessons brewing from the craft beer revolution
The brewing industries in many countries are undergoing dramatic changes, with increasing numbers of craft breweries challenging the traditional volume-based business model of major corporations.
06/11/13
Fake European Wines Cause for Concern in China
Bruno Paumard, the cellar master at a vineyard in China, can't stop laughing while describing a bottle of supposedly French wine a friend gave him two years ago
06/11/13
Wine grape drone flying over California vineyards
Under the watchful eye of news media and area winegrape growers, a remote-controlled helicopter, fitted with a spray applicator system, was field tested over a vineyard in the heart of the famed Napa Valley by engineers at the University of California, Davis, and Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
06/11/13
Will France embrace 'quality' wine in a can?
A French start-up hopes to revolutionise wine consumption in France by selling produce from quality-assured vineyards - in tin cans
06/11/13
A Century Of Robert Mondavi: Celebrating The Father Of American Wine's 100th Birthday
It's been almost six years and we are still commemorating the man who is best known as the Father of American Wine. His life story reads better than an epic novel rife with risk-taking, vision and of course family drama.
06/11/13
BERGER: Emerging spot for sauvignon blanc
Some random thoughts on wine, a few of which may lead to longer columns: Lake County has truly emerged as a terrific place to grow many grape varieties, but especially sauvignon blanc.
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