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07/02/13
US trade body opposes proposed Ardagh purchase of Verallia North America

The FTC said Monday the deal would reduce competition and result in the merged company and rival Owens-Illinois Inc. controlling more than 75% of the U.S. markets for glass containers for beer and liquor customers. Industry leader Owens-Illinois, Saint-Gobain Containers and Ardagh dominate the $5 billion US market for glass containers

07/02/13
Investors eager to dump Wine.com, sources say
That Wine.com could be acquired for peanuts is plausible ...
07/02/13
People News Recap from 6/25-7/1
Wine industry people on the move from June 25 to July 1
07/02/13
Constellation Brands' Earnings Miss Estimate
Battered by elevated grape costs and higher operating expenses, Constellation Brands Inc. posted a year-over-year decline of 5 percent in its first-quarter fiscal 2014 earnings per share.
07/02/13
Early Sell-Out Expected for Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Ranch (Press Release)
Tickets Selling Briskly for Sonoma County's Premier Wine and Food Event
07/02/13
Kosta Browne Winery Acquires Keefer Ranch Block
Kosta Browne has bolstered its new estate program with the purchase of its first vineyard, a key 20 acre block from the highly acclaimed Keefer Ranch, located in the Russian River Valley appellation.
07/02/13
Wineries Conserve by Reusing Wastewater
California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance showcases efficient wastewater systems
07/02/13
Longtime Napa County law firms combine forces
The new full-service law firm will keep the name Coombs & Dunlap and will retain offices in Napa and St. Helena. It will include more than a dozen attorneys, with a six-attorney trust and estate group.
07/02/13
Napa: BottleRock owes security company $217,000
To date, a rough estimate of the amount owed to vendors who have spoken publicly tops $1.78 million.
07/02/13
AU: UleyBury Winery secures Chinese export deal
SA winery Uleybury, has secured a contract to export $200,000 of its boutique wine to China.
07/02/13
10 agriculture stories you should read today
White gold to yellow gold. Remains of the Gulag. The dogs of livestock hell. Rape in the fields. Vegetarians no more. Jackpot from the sky.
07/02/13
Obituary: Peter Lehmann
One of Australia's most famous and best loved winemakers, Peter Lehmann, died on Friday, at the age of 82.
07/02/13
India tax cut 'will not create boom'
The chance that India's government might slash taxes on European wine imports will make little difference, experts are warning, because states will continue to set their own taxes.
07/02/13
Helicopter row highlights fungicide use in Bordeaux
A dispute over the use of helicopters for spraying in Bordeaux has shone an unwelcome light on use of chemical treatments in wine production.
07/02/13
Top 10 wines in the UK press
Susy Atkins and Fiona Beckett recommend wines to enjoy with a barbecue. Atkins' choice is a "well-priced Tuscan treat" while Beckett picks out a red with a "big belt of lush, ripe fruit".
07/02/13
Tesco and Enotria to produce 'socially created' wine
Tesco and wine importer Enotria have launched a campaign to produce the world's first socially created wine, which will help the Enaleni Community in South Africa to build a sustainable future.
07/02/13
Californian Pinot can rival premier cru Burgundy
Californian cool-climate Pinot Noir can compete with premier cru Burgundy on quality and price.
07/02/13
India moves to simplify tax system
India's central government is working towards the implementation of a consistent internal tax system on wine, with talks due to take place across 10 states.
07/02/13
Heineken warns against UK pub industry reforms
Heineken, the world's third biggest brewer, has warned the UK government that plans to regulate the country's pub industry will be a "barrier to growth" and will reduce investment.
07/02/13
Liberty Wines to represent Hattingley Valley in the UK
English sparkling wine producer Hattingley Valley announced today it has appointed Liberty Wines as its exclusive agent for the UK and Ireland.
07/02/13
WSET to launch Diploma course in South Africa
The UK based Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced it will launch the Level 4 Diploma Online Distance Learning Programme in South Africa in September.
07/02/13
Santa Rita Estates launches premium wine brand
Chilean conglomerate Santa Rita Estates unveiled new premium wine brand Bougainville last month at Vinexpo in Bordeaux, France.
07/02/13
Blog: Carol Emmas on the rise of Naked Wines
The fact that Slurp - one of the most established online retailers - has gone into administration is a bit of a reminder to the industry that even those who are seemingly doing things by the book are not exempt from failure.
07/02/13
Harborfront Inn on Long Island opens Kontokosta Winery
Claimed to be the first Long Island vineyard overlooking the Long Island Sound, Kontokosta Winery is built on a 62 acres site in Greenport.
07/02/13
Four wine-related courses drawing students' interest at University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky will launch four new courses in the coming year with hopes of providing more skilled workers for the state's growing wine industry.
07/02/13
China investigates EU wines in latest trade spat
China formally began an investigation on Monday into whether Europe is selling wine in China below cost, a response to escalating trade tensions with the European Union.
07/02/13
Niche among Wine Enthusiast's 100 Best Wine Restaurants for 2013
Wine Enthusiast has included Niche among its list of America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2013, as published in the magazine's August 2013 issue. Niche, the only Missouri establishment on the list, is featured on page 83 of the issue.
07/02/13
Len Napolitano's Savvy New Book Whips Wine Beginners into Shape with Fast, Simple Answers to Compelling Questions
A new book from a California wine columnist and former wine specialist on TV's Fine Living Network gives brief, simple explanations for peculiar wine terminology and complex subjects in order to increase and enhance the beginner's passion for wine.
07/02/13
Napa Valley's Caymus Vineyards buys vineyard near Fairfield, plans additional winery
Caymus Vineyards, based in Napa Valley's Rutherford area,m has purchased a 178-acre vineyard near Fairfield in Solano County and has plans to build a second winery there, officials said Monday.
07/02/13
Laura Ness: Milestone for Arroyo Seco AVA
Monterey wine country has a new winery group, one that focuses squarely on the 18k-acre Arroyo Seco AVA, created back in 1983. Michael Griva, president of the newly renamed and re-energized Arroyo Seco Winegrowers Association, is clearly excited about the group's growing membership, new logo and new website.
07/02/13
Oregon's new "wine growler law" permits selling wine to go
As of April, any Oregon wine shop, grocery, wine bar or restaurant offering wine on tap (from kegs) may now also sell bulk wine to go, in the same way that you can purchase beer by the growler at brewpubs and taverns. You can even bring your own container, purchasing up to 2 gallons at once. The law also applies to hard cider.
07/02/13
Wine aged in Charleston Harbor costs over $500
The Mira Winery of St. Helena, Calif., says the ocean-aged "Aquaoir" will be sold to wine club members in a two-pack set starting Monday. In order to become a wine club member, you've also got to fork over at least $119, according to their website.
07/02/13
Booze Crews: NY liquor inspectors drink up on taxpayers' tab, Daily News finds
State Liquor Authority inspectors jokingly referred to the practice of racking up big booze and food bills while checking that eateries weren't violating liquor laws as 'f---ing the duck,' referring to stealing from taxpayers, according to an agency insider.
07/02/13
Annie Johnson Wins National Homebrewers Conference, First Woman To Take Title In 30 Years
Sacramento's Annie Johnson bested 3,400 entries to become the first woman in 30 years to win Homebrewer of the Year at the annual National Homebrewers Conference in Philadelphia.
07/02/13
Mumm Napa Named Official Sparkling Wine of 2013 America's Cup
"We raise a glass to the incredible athletes ... "
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