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  Daily News for Wednesday, June 12th
California Wine Month begins Sept. 1
Wine regions and wineries across California will celebrate the 9th annual September California Wine Month - organized by California's Wine Institute.
Oregon liquor board rejects 25-cent-a-bottle surcharge
Last week, the OLCC board approved a temporary extension of a 50-cent surcharge that was levied four years ago, but they delayed a vote on the additional 25 cents to allow more time for public comment.
Supplier News: eWinery Solutions Announces MoJoe Mobile App for Winery DTC
"We were able to leverage the tasting room knowledge gained over 20 years with the latest technology to build a first rate POS suitable for any environmen."
Terminally stagnant' France won't want wine trade war: Analyst
The EU is likely to backtrack rapidly on sanctions to stop cheap Chinese solar panel 'dumping' in the bloc, given alarms that possible tariffs on wine exports would hurt a 'terminally stagnant' French economy.
Obama Backs Bill to Overhaul Immigration as Debate Is Set
As the Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to begin debating an overhaul of the nation's immigrations laws, President Obama offered a wholehearted endorsement of the bipartisan proposal
Central Coast Winemaker Dead at 55
Stephen Pessagno was part owner of Pessagno Winery
Tribes Take to the Vine
From Santa Barbara to British Columbia, Native American vineyards are a growing business
Liquor surcharge would increase cost of drinking in Oregon, boost state budget
choose sides when they vote Wednesday morning on whether to add a 25-cent-a-bottle surcharge to the price of spirits
Terlato Wines Adds More Sparkle to its Luxury Wine Portfolio with Nino Franco Prosecco
Answering the growing American thirst for Prosecco, Terlato Wines today announced an addition to its portfolio of luxury wines, with a long-term agreement to import and market the acclaimed sparkling wines of Nino Franco Spumanti.
Southern Wine & Spirits of America Proudly Announces Michael Kuhn and Beth Bollnow Achieving ASTD "Master Trainer" Designation
Michael Kuhn, Southeast Regional Training Manager based in South Carolina, and Beth Bollnow, Midwest Regional Training Manager based in Kentucky, each received the coveted 'Master Trainer' designation
Naked Wines hires new chief winemaker
Matt Parish, former vice president and chief winemaker for the Americas at Treasury Wine Estates, will advise the growing number of International winemakers funded by Naked Wines and will have responsibility over their new customer-funded winery in Sonoma.
Why the Chinese like the Napa Valley
The Napa Valley is on the radar of the Chinese, not only for the love of wine, but also for the investment in income-producing real estate. With the popularity of Napa Valley wines amongst the Chinese and the opportunity of purchasing real estate come the prestige and ability to gain residency in the U.S.
Chinese hygiene department, not tax, is main concern for fine wine shippers
Fine wine exporters are unfazed by China's recent threat to impose an anti-dumping tax on European wine - the real threat, they say, is the Chinese hygiene department.
Chengdu: A New Frontier for Italian Wine in China
After four years, Vinitaly International returns to China with an entirely new venture in March 2014: a Vinitaly area dedicated exclusively to Italian wine during a three day B2B event at Kempinsky Hotel in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Provence.
Dating site for wine lovers launches
A new dating site aimed at wine lovers has been launched by Francoise Pauly, the founder of wine jobs website VineaJobs.
Commentary: Days of wine auctions and gay marriage
Sell wine to buy more wine: An odd two nights of vintage wine, foreign billionaires, and gay marriage protestors demanding Pinot noir.
Agribusiness makes strides with ancient products
Craft breweries and operations that produce hard cider or mead are among the newest agribusiness ventures.
Angélus and Pavie 'wrong' to raise prices
Saint-Emilion estates Château Angélus and Pavie were "wrong" to put their prices up this year, according to one of their neighbouring estates.
Benromach announces distillery expansion plans
Benromach, Speyside's smallest distillery, has annouced plans for major expansion in order to meet growing demand for its single malt whisky.
WOSA Sommelier Cup heats under way
Following the success of 2010's Sommelier Cup, Wines of South Africa is holding another competition to find a sommelier with a superior knowledge of the country's wines.
Naked Wines appoints former Treasury chief winemaker
Naked Wines has appointed former vice-president and chief winemaker for the Americas at Treasury Wine Estates, Matt Parish, as chief winemaker.
More wines coming out in support of gay marriage
Wineries are coming out loud and proud in their support of gay marriage. They're putting it right on the label.
Michigan bill to allow wine tasting, sales at farmers markets headed to Gov. Snyder
The state House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly - 102-6 - to allow for wine tasting and sales at farmers markets across the state.
Salem Wine Imports Changing Hands
Salem Wine Imports will reopen under new ownership later this summer.
Nova Scotian uncorks career in Australian wine country
Jeff Byrne is the chief winemaker for Australia's Agnew Wines, whose portfolio includes the Cockfighter's Ghost and Poole's Rock labels as well as the Audrey Wilkinson range of Hunter Valley wines.
Regulator Suspends Redemptions From Wine Hedge Fund
Investors in troubled wine hedge fund Nobles Crus have seen their money frozen-by Luxembourg's financial regulator.
Research Symposium in Pennsylvania
Penn State meeting features comparative tasting of wine grape trials
Judging California's best wines at State Fair competition
That meant a lot of purple teeth and pounded palates at Cal Expo's Building 5, where a combined 72 judges sampled wines Wednesday through Friday
Rolland 'sad' to sell Le Bon Pasteur
Bordeaux's most prominent consultant, Michel Rolland, has admitted that he was sad to have to sell his Pomerol-based family château, Le Bon Pasteur, to a Chinese businessman
Pesticide research gets $1 million boost in California
Four California research teams will receive almost $1 million in grants for cutting-edge research to reduce risks associated with pesticide use in California
Lodi area's M-2 Winery plans expansion
The Lodi area, with a growing number of wineries, will see the expansion of a growing business - this one on Peltier Road between Highway 99 and Lower Sacramento Road
Fine Wine as Collateral? Goldman Sachs Loan Backed by 15K Bottles of Wine
The Wall Street bank accepted a secured interest in about 15,000 bottles of mostly French fine wine as loan collateral from a former trading executive, according to Bloomberg News
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