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  Daily News for Friday, July 19th
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07/19/13
The V Foundation for Cancer Research Announces 15th Annual V Wine Celebration
Net proceeds from the event to benefit cancer research and awareness programs in California.
07/19/13
Forbes Media and Tasting Room by Lot18 Launch Forbes Wine Club (Press Release)
First-of-its-kind service offers personalization and flexibility, with each user's tastes driving wine selection
07/19/13
Final Days to Participate in Second Wine Industry Financial Benchmarking Survey (Press Release)
Survey Enables Wineries to Measure their Businesses Against Industry Leaders
07/19/13
Temecula Valley Wine Country Announces Slate of California Wine Month Festivities
Area wineries celebrate with a reduced price September Sip Passport (now just $35) and the reprisal of their signature epicurean gala, CRUSH, to be held again at Callaway Winery.
07/19/13
New online Spanish language CEU available
Farm Press has launched its first Spanish language continuing education course: Status of Herbicide Resistance in Weeds.
07/19/13
The Grape Wizard of Bordeaux
Michel Rolland has influenced the way wine is made in more than a dozen countries.
07/19/13
Sauvignon Blanc Lost at Sea
Plus, Sideways on stage, World War II wine, and Iron Horse's Joy Sterling gets appointed to California's Board of Food and Agriculture
07/19/13
Like fine wine, life gets better with age: Life lessons learned from a master winemaker
Mike Martini, now the third-generation master winemaker of the Louis M. Martini Winery, shares eight lessons from his family's 80 years of expertise - which you might just learn from, too.
07/19/13
RI: Liquor, beer, wine samples now OK for makers
The samples must be given out in conjunction with a tour or tasting event, and must be clearly marked as samples. They will be for off-premises consumption only.
07/19/13
Convoy conveys message of BC wine barriers
The Naramata Bench Winery Association is fed up with "antiquated barriers to trade of BC wine within Canada" according to representative, Miranda Halladay.
07/19/13
Berger: Under the radar
With the number of U.S. wineries now numbering around 7,000-plus, and with the number of brands perhaps twice or three times that, the vast majority of wines that you find on store shelves these days are less than well known.
07/19/13
In the drink How to make wine and influence people
After a season of back-breaking work in Sonoma, this Panglossian figure heads to Burgundy to buy modest grapes from a wine broker. Instead he ends up securing enough to make three different Burgundies, including two barrels (50 cases) of Chambertin, one of France's greatest wines.
07/19/13
The family business of Wisconsin wine making
Wisconsin has not been widely known as a major wine-producing state, but with the help of new grape varietals that can manage western Wisconsin's more continental climate Delaney says that notion is changing.
07/19/13
Victor Palencia returns to Walla Walla to launch winery
It's been a decade since Victor Palencia first came to the Walla Walla Valley, a high school kid who was enchanted with the wine industry long before he could legally drink alcohol.
07/19/13
Nos Caves Vin is Expanding Its "Downstream" Wine Business in Houston
Nos Caves plans expansion further into the "downstream" sector of the wine business in greater Houston. They will be opening additional off-site wine storage facilities soon and announcing additional services in the future.
07/19/13
With Czech Wine Imports, Introducing Moravian Wines to U.S.
While Microsoft millionaires usually retire after cashing out their stock options, one former company executive chose to start selling Moravian wine. Actually, Noah Ullman and his wife Cheryl, who launched Czech Wine Imports in 2012, did so with their savings, not stock. As Mr. Ullman noted, Microsoft's stock was pretty flat during his time at the company (2000 to 2011).
07/19/13
Research and Markets: The Wine Market Report 2013 - Industry Forecasts to 2017
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9cx88n/wine_market) has announced the addition of the "Wine Market Report 2013" report to their offering.
07/19/13
San Luis Obispo: Local winemakers, grape growers to be honored at fair
The San Luis Obispo County Wine Industry Awards has named the late Keith Patterson, an influential Cal Poly wine and viticulture professor, its 2013 Wine Industry Person of the Year. Also to be honored Friday at a California Mid-State Fair ceremony will be Winemaker of the Year Neil Collins of Tablas Creek Vineyard and Lone Madrone in Paso Robles; and Wine Grape Grower of the Year George Donati of Pacific Vineyard Co. in San Luis Obispo.
07/19/13
Napa: Chamber seeks input on new winery rules
The St. Helena Chamber of Commerce will host a discussion of proposed changes to St. Helena's Small Winery Ordinance at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, in the second-floor conference room at 899 Adams St.
07/19/13
Murray: Legislative action needed to address impacts on homemade wine and beer festivals
The recent cancellation of the historic Napa Classic underscores the problems home wine and beer makers are having with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
07/19/13
Tax subsidies blighting Australian wine industry
One of Australia's largest wine companies says Australian winemakers are producing too much wine because of tax subsidies which are blighting the industry.
07/19/13
Greek winemakers eye vast Chinese markets, but limited production exposes weaknesses
Chinese journalist and wine specialist Jade Li appeared surprised to hear that the yield of the Mylonas Winery near Keratea in eastern Attica stood at 400 kilos of wine grapes per 1,000 square meters and that the estate's vines covered an area of just 12 hectares.
07/19/13
OR: Lender looks to reward winery innovations
Bank of the West has created the Vintage Report Innovation Award and is looking for nominees. The award recognizes "innovation and experimentation in viticulture" and will fete top achievements during the 2013 vintage.
07/19/13
MI Harvest: Local fruit crops bouncing back after tough year in 2012
Doug Welsch of Fenn Valley Vineyards said he has never seen grapes grow as fast as they are growing this year.
07/19/13
NY: Vines hold up well in the heat
"Definitely advances the season. We should see earlier onset of coloring in the fruit. We should see an earlier harvest with warm temperatures, earlier maturity of the fruit."
07/19/13
No guarantee brewers and indie wineries will gain from a privatized LCBO
Re: Every study supports ending the LCBO monopoly, Star editorial, July 16.
07/19/13
11-year old releases first vintage
Emma Martin, aged 11, has launched the 2012 vintage of a Pinot Noir at Creation Wines in South Africa's Walker Bay region.
07/19/13
Crus control: Muscadet
Muscadet's producers are hoping to raise the region's profile with a new classed growth system, which includes a newly sophisticated layer.
07/19/13
Trade hails minimum pricing backtrack
Drinks industry bodies have welcomed the UK government's decision to abandon plans for minimum unit pricing and focus instead on banning below-cost sales.
07/19/13
Bubbling under the surface: Californian sparklers
While a select few producers have attained recognition in their homeland, writes Anne Krebiehl, top Californian sparklers deserve a wider global audience.
07/19/13
Victor Palencia returns to Walla Walla to launch winery
It's been a decade since Victor Palencia first came to the Walla Walla Valley, a high school kid who was enchanted with the wine industry long before he could legally drink alcohol.
07/19/13
PR: Bill Foley Acquires Majority Interest in Touring & Tasting Marketing & Media
Bill Foley, Chairman of Fidelity National Title Insurance Company and founder of Foley Family Wines, announced today that he has acquired a controlling interest in Touring & Tasting Marketing and Media, the industry leader in wine tourism.
07/19/13
French 'wine militants' blamed for bomb blast
An office belonging to France's ruling Socialist Party was targeted in a bomb attack this week. Graffiti left at the scene suggests militant wine growers with a grudge against the government were behind the attack.
07/19/13
Carcassonne bomb explosion linked to militant winemaker group
The headquarters of the local Aude socialist party in Carcassonne was the site of a bomb explosion around midnight on Tuesday, July 16.
07/19/13
Fraudsters found guilty in £4.5m Nouveau/Finbow wine trial
Daniel Snelling, who ran Nouveau World Wines Ltd and Finbow Wines Ltd, has been found guilty of four counts of conspiracy to defraud and money laundering after a two month trial.
07/19/13
Castel loses trademark infringement case in China
French wine merchant Castel has lost its lengthy legal battle over the company's trademark in China.
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