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Wednesday, July 23rd

08/06/13

Independent California winemakers seek greater recognition of their brands.

08/06/13

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Viticulture and Fruit Lab will support Hill Country, statewide fruit industry

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Governor Jack Markell signed legislation Monday to ensure farm wineries, brew pubs, microbreweries, and craft distilleries have a fair opportunity to grow its small businesses.

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Wine industry people on the move from July 30 to August 5

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Brian McClintic of Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchants Discusses August 10 Event

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Organic narcissism? Wine tasting and junk science. Ag's Silicon Valley moment. Hippy defends GMOs. Cotton candy grapes. Invasive species liberty. Wall Street and the perfect pig. And more.

08/06/13

Storms packing hail damaged vineyards covering several thousand hectares in Bordeaux's Entre-Deux-Mers wine-growing area and the Bergerac region in southwestern France, the Agriculture Ministry reported.

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French winemakers in the Bordeaux region are calling on the state to bail them out after a "catastrophic" hailstorm over the weekend destroyed thousands of hectares of vineyards. Many of those affected are small, uninsured producers.

08/06/13

Bordeaux's main white wine growing region, Entre-deux-Mers, has been hit by a massive hailstorm damaging about 4,000 hectares of vines with many producers losing almost their entire crop.

08/06/13

New York-based merchant and auctioneer Zachys has launched an online retail business in Hong Kong, as an entrée to mainland China's fine wine buyers.

08/06/13

The Champagne Bureau (CIVC) has reacted to falling shipments by lowering the maximum permitted yield for the 2013 harvest to 10,000kg per hectare.

08/06/13

Jane MacQuitty recommends a sparkler with "a magnificent, crisp, taut palate", while Olly Smith picks out a "fab summer sipping" white wine.

08/06/13

Wine can now be tasted without opening the bottle, thanks to a new gadget.

08/06/13

A new survey has found that the rules over letting children drink appear to change when families go on holiday.

08/06/13

For owners Rachelle Lovett and India Ramos, good food, wine, and music are a 'recipe for good living.'

08/06/13

A friend of mine has the best pickup line: "I own a winery."

08/06/13

Vienna is no longer Europe's only wine region that doubles as a metropolis - London is now home to a number of vineyard start-ups.

08/06/13

A proposal to raise Norway's taxes on alcohol even higher has been leaked to the country's largest commercial television station.

08/06/13

The Scotch whisky industry has received a boost this month with the removal of tariff and non-tariff barriers to how it trades in areas of Southern and Central America including Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.

08/06/13

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has reported a record number of candidates taking its examinations around the world n the last academic year, with 48,434 students, a 12% increase over the previous year.

08/06/13

Following his departure last month from Laithwaite's, confectionery and good giant, Mondelez International, has now confirmed that Glenn Caton has joined the business as category director for UK and Ireland.

08/06/13

A new Gallup poll shows consumers split between wine and beer, as young people, minorities and women shift to wine.

08/06/13

Jackson Nugent, Casa Silva's wine supplier to the UK duty free market, sales director Johnny Bingham was quoted by the website as saying that the agreement takes Chile into a new future and breaks the stereotypical perception of Chilean wines in the UK away from entry-point Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc to showcase the fantastic wines Chile really has to offer.

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Michael David Winery, a Lodi-based producer of 7 Deadly Zins wine brand, is set to add two new namesake labels, a Chardonnay and a Sauvignon Blanc, to its super-premium tier of wines.

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Just a two-hour drive south of San Diego across the Mexican border lies a peaceful Baja California valley brimming with ripened grapes, delicious wines and gourmet cuisine concocted from the freshest of fresh local ingredients.

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Over the past five years, wine has made massive gains in the hearts of Americans.

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Typically attired in white cowboy hat, Wrangler jeans and boots, Clay Shannon is the kind of guy who will look you in the eye and shake your hand, genuinely appreciative and excited about the success he's had making affordable wines from Lake County.

08/06/13

Moraga is not an ordinary California wine for several reasons: Master Sommeliers often mistake it for a first growth Bordeaux in blind tastings, Michelle Obama owns a few bottles, and the vineyard is surrounded by millionaires and movie stars.

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The value of San Diego County's agriculture industry rose 4 percent last year, despite a plunge in the value of avocados, according to the Crop Statistics and Annual Report.

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For the second consecutive year, an Indiana wine has topped over 2300 entries from across the nation and around the world to win "Wine of the Year" honors at the prestigious Indy International Wine Competition.

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New twist to Crios portfolio with this limited quantity, one-time only blend

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The workshop will feature talks by the federal Tax and Trade Bureau on distilling regulations, and by various winemakers who also distill grape and other fruit brandies.

08/06/13

Winemaker Charlie Hoppes Will Pour Wine Every Saturday in August

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The public is invited to submit nominees for people, companies or organizations that "educate, engage and excite" in a celebration of New York wine, food, agriculture and tourism in one or more of the following four award categories: Eat NY (restaurateur/chef); Love NY (tourism: visitor center, Chamber of Commerce, hotels, etc.); Grow NY (grower/producer/processor); and Drink NY (winery/brewery/distiller).

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Virginia's wineries have grown from six in 1979 to 230 today. It boasts 15 distinct wine regions, seven approved as American Viticultural Areas, annual production of 475,000 cases and 2010 retail sales of $73 million, according to the most recent data available.

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The CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving says Nova Scotia's opposition Progressive Conservatives have engaged in "dirty politics" by suggesting the group supports the party's proposal to introduce the sale of beer and wine in corner stores.

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Before last year, it was illegal for Canadian wineries to ship direct to consumers in another province. That was unlike say, how a Quebec dairy producer can sell cheese to a grocery store chain based anywhere in Canada.

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The board said Monday that robust sales and cost controls resulted in net income of $128.4 million. That's an increase of $24.9 million, or 24 percent more than the previous year's.

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Tim Hamilton Russell, an advertising executive who founded the first winery in Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Cape Town, died July 17 in Hermanus, South Africa, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 79.

08/06/13

Global travel retail liquor sales continued their strong growth in 2012, with spirits again outpacing wines. Wine and spirits sales reached 29.1 million cases in 2012, up 4% from 2011, according to the IWSR Duty Free/Travel Retail Summary Report 2013.

08/06/13

According to the Georgian Wine Agency total of 3,554,174 liters of wine (0.75-liter bottled) was exported to 23 countries in July, 2013. The overall export as of July amounts to 12,094,075 liters, being 43% higher compared to the same period of last year.

08/06/13

Carson E. Wright has been appointed as Sales Account Manager for Wine Northwest Region for Saxco International, LLC west coast operations, it was announced hby David Schwandt, Vice President of the wine category for the company.

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Recently we wrote about Argentina's potential to be the next great source of cabernet sauvignon, but that's not the grape that wineries are pushing these days. In fact, a couple of others are queuing up to share the mantle with malbec. But can they follow in the footsteps of Argentina's greatest alcoholic export?