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Sunday, October 19th

08/13/13

Contrary to popular belief, the company's VineSleuth metrics, which are based on the work of Chief Science Officer Michael Tompkins and his team, reveal that tasters can consistently identify aroma and flavor characteristics in blind evaluations.

08/13/13

Two Napa Valley Millennial wine makers continue family legacy.

08/13/13

A one-day boot camp examines marketing strategies that specifically benefit small producers

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Wine industry people on the move from August 6 to August 12

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Pinot Noir winery in Carneros acquires adjacent 40-acre parcel

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• Harvest expected to be 25 percent above 2012

08/13/13

Fifteen of Wines of Uruguay's (WoU) 23 member wineries, an association focused on international export and committed to promoting the quality and image of Uruguayan wine throughout the world, will pour many of their finest wines in a 3-city U.S. trade tasting tour in Washington DC, Austin, and San Francisco this summer.

08/13/13

Forget carbon as a commodity- predictions are flying that water will become a premier market good.

08/13/13

Hairy bacon. Citrus assassin. Hot virus in the herd. Farming shrimp in corn country. Fragrant dog meat. Holy Grail of green economy. Farmer's cologne. And more.

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A total of 13 gold medals were awarded this year, including 6 "double" gold medals, meaning that all three judges unanimously agreed on the award. A total of 69 silver medals were also awarded.

08/13/13

Duckhorn Wine Company has acquired a 76,000 square foot winemaking facility and 32 acres of vineyards in the Mendocino town of Hopland.

08/13/13

"Enough is enough," said the center's Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper in a statement. "We first protested the marketing of 'Führerwein' by an Italian-based company in 1995. Now an expanded line of wines that demean, diminish and mock Hitler's victims are promoted on a slick website.

08/13/13

A case of 1998 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild sold for 5,800 pounds ($9,000) on Liv-ex in the past week, matching its mid-March level and outperforming the four percent drop in the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 Index over the period.

08/13/13

Celebrity Cruises started the trend in a rather elegant way, with Italian-made "enomatic" wine dispensers installed in the Cellar Masters wine bar on CelebritySolstice (launched in 2008), featuring fine wines from around the world.

08/13/13

In three decades, this foggy slice of Sonoma has gone from being just a Napa neighbor to a world-class growing region, known for cool climate varietals, particularly pinot noir, chardonnay and more recently, syrah.

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With his Gen 7 Wine label he is part of a growing trend of "virtual winemakers" - they are winemakers who don't own their own equipment or facilities but instead rent them.

08/13/13

Cuomo will participate in a motor coach tour of three Finger Lakes wineries as part of the "Governor's Cup Wine Tour," according to an invitation obtained by Gannett's Albany Bureau.

08/13/13

At the age of 28, the brand-new winemaker at White Rose Estate in Dayton received two scores of 94+ from the influential Wine Advocate for his first vintage, the 2008. The following year, one of his wines achieved a 96 -- tying the highest score ever accorded to an Oregon pinot noir by the Advocate.

08/13/13

Pride Stores has temporarily halted its beer, wine and alcohol sales at four locations in the region, as directed by the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Commission, because the company needs to file notice with each community regarding a new corporate reorganization plan.

08/13/13

As the world gets a taste for the Indian grape, the price of vineyard land in some places in the country is estimated by those in the industry to be as expensive as in parts of Bordeaux in France where grapes have been grown for centuries.

08/13/13

Apologists for Pennsylvania's government liquor monopoly keep pushing "reform" instead of privatization, but there's new proof that more incremental change is not enough.

08/13/13

Allen Shoup came into the Washington wine industry at a fortunate time, and he believes he has benefitted as much in the past 33 years as he has contributed.

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Plus other news and notes from the world of wine, beer and spirits.

08/13/13

"It stayed cool in May and in early June, so that delayed the maturing of the grapes. And the rain was nice, but the rain with the cool weather slowed things down."

08/13/13

Wines of Alsace and Wines of France have teamed with the LCBO to launch a series of pop-up wine bars at LCBO stores in Toronto.

08/13/13

Using the Zagat database, the company attempted to examine the factors that caused for selections of wine. There were parallels between the study within British Columbia, including the increased interest in local foods among consumers.

08/13/13

The rise would largely be a rebound from last year's exceptionally poor harvest, but still a 16 percent increase compared to the average output of the past five years, according to figures released this month by the agriculture ministry.

08/13/13

Keeping your glass - and your wallet - half full

08/13/13

Moderate alcohol drinkers gain less weight over time than people who abstain, some studies show

08/13/13

Paul Walsh, former chief executive of UK drinks group Diageo, is to take on a £80,000 per year role in the company's Scotch whisky business.