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  Daily News for Wednesday, June 19th
New Organization Gives Voice to Interests of Wine Consumers (Press Release)
Newly launched American Wine Consumer Coalition (AWCC) arises from the frustration of consumers and their Interests being ignored by lawmakers and alcohol industry
Gallo Seizes Upscale California Opportunity
About 75 percent of E&J Gallo's U.S. volume is comprised of below-$10 brands, according to Impact Databank. But the company is seeing strong success at the super-premium-and-above tier with a number of California offerings.
Chateau Ste. Michelle's 2012 Riesling a record 1.2 million cases
Here's how Chateau Ste. Michelle's Riesling breaks down in 2012.
Wine war fears already slowing French exports to China
Chinese wine importers have already started putting orders from France and other European countries on hold over fears of a hike in tariffs being triggered as part of a broader EU-China trade dispute, say leading figures in the sector.
Anti-dumping moves overshadow world's biggest wine fair
The sipping and selling at the world's largest wine trade fair has been overshadowed by China launching an anti-dumping inquiry into European wine sales in response to the EU imposing duties on Chinese solar panels.
Fresno County crop values fall 3.2% in 2012, but grapes top $1 billion
Higher prices and increased demand pushed the gross value of grapes in Fresno County past the $1 billion mark in 2012, the first time in the county's history a single crop broke that lofty level, agriculture officials said Tuesday.
Napa Valley Vintners Dedicate Heritage Olive Tree in Honor of Robert Mondavi
"The concept of dedicating something in Bob's honor that is so alive is perfect and today's celebration was very meaningful because he was a co-founder of the Napa Valley Vintners. I know he would be happy that his spirit lives on in this 100 year-old olive tree," commented Margrit Mondavi."
A nod to the late wine country pioneer Robert Mondavi
Robert Mondavi died May 16th, 2008 and is well known for his role as one of the world's leading innovators, producers and marketers of California wine.
Ron Janowczyk Joins Charles Smith Wines as Director of Sales
Charles Smith announced today that Ron Janowczyk will join the company as director of sales, representing the family of brands, which includes K Vintners, Charles Smith Wines, VINO and Secco Italian Bubbles.
Third Generation California Vintner Cheryl Indelicato Makes Strides in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Cheryl Indelicato, third generation California vintner, will lead Team HandCraft in the 3-Day 60 mile Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure in San Francisco on June 21-23, 2013 as part of an expanded initiative by HandCraft Artisan Collection wines to support the fight against breast cancer.
Changes Come to Niagara Wine Trail
Lawmakers approve expansion in upstate New York to capitalize on region's tourism potential.
Get Over It
Matt Kramer admonishes wine lovers who refuse to pull their head from the sand
Aurelio Montes takes up new Wines of Chile position
Improving Chile's image overseas will be top of the agenda for Aurelio Montes Sr following his appointment as international vice-president of Wines of Chile.
200% increase in English wine sales boost Majestic profits
Rising sales of English sparkling wine helped retailer Majestic Wine post a slight increase in full-year pre-tax profits today.
10 agriculture stories you should read today, June 18
Fake wines. Ag's tech burden. Old McDonald was a lady. Stunning agriculture photos. Rabbits - new super meat? Beetle invasion. Agriculture = permits. Rubber aliens. And more.
Penfolds recorking clinic returns to UK
Penfolds head winemaker Peter Gago has confirmed a plan to bring the Australian producer's famous recorking clinic to London for the first time since 2008.
Montes releases 'super icon' wine
Prestigious Chilean producer Montes has released its first "super icon" wine onto the market.
Dosage 'more than just a sweetener'
Dosage needs to be seen as more than just a sweetener and vital to the stability and longevity of Champagne Moët cellar master Benoît Gouez has argued.
A beer a day helps keep kidney stones away
A new study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has found that certain beverages can increase a person's chance of developing kidney stones.
Domaine Jones releases 'recovery range'
The House Wine has become the first UK stockist of the Domaine Jones "recovery range" after the producer's previous white vintage was affected by vandals earlier this year.
Amorim, O-I introduce new cork-glass wine packaging solution HELIX in Europe
Amorim, a Portugal-based manufacturer of cork stoppers, and glass container manufacturer Owens-Illinois (O-I) have launched HELIX, a cork-glass wine packaging solution for still wine segment, in Europe.
We Like This Wine-Infused Popcorn Even If It Won't Get You Drunk
So there is this New York City artisan popcorn purveyor called Populence-their product will set you back more than Orville Redenbacher and a few shakes of garlic powder... but on the other hand: raspberry popcorn. Recently we were asked if we wanted to try their newest offering: wine-infused popcorn, which they offered to send along with Kim Crawford wine.
Love Wine? NJ May Make It Easier For Consumers To Enjoy Its Selection
A state Senate panel has unanimously approved a measure that aims to bolster New Jersey's wine industry.
Pregnant Women Now Allowed Daily Tiny Glass of Wine
After decades of moral panic over Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, British longitudinal studies now suggest that a little drinking during pregnancy is fine.
The Wine Institute Elects Chris Fehrnstrom as Board Chairman
Plus other news and notes from the world of wine, spirits and beer.
NZ: Strong demand spurs wineries to bottle early
Some 2013 sauvignon blanc could be hitting the shelves earlier this year thanks to the short 2012 harvest and strong demand for Marlborough's flagship wine.
SLO: Wineries working to conserve water
How industry groups are teaming with growers to share methods that will ensure sustainability for years to come.
John Geber, owner of Chateau Tanunda in South Australia's Barossa Valley, has decided to pull up stumps and move to the United States
''The second wave … is coming, that's where it needs relationships and referral and it needs the personal testimony of wine owners working the street."
Napa: WineShop At Home moves to Airport Road
Jane Creed, president and chief executive officer, announced that their recent move will accommodate the company's unprecedented growth.
Dunne on wine: Delta's chenin blanc evolving in different styles
Delta grape growers and vintners with a vested interest in the green grape chenin blanc are going about business as usual
Internet Sales Top $5 Billion
According to study released at Vinexpo...
Vinexpo expands to shows in Beijing, Tokyo and Hong Kong in 2014
Vinexpo president Xavier de Eizaguirre spoke to about the new Asia line-up in an exclusive interview.
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