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  Daily News for Wednesday, August 14th
Chemists discover 23 new molecules in red wine
"These new molecules are likely to have very interesting biological properties and may contribute to the benefits from drinking red wine . ... Who knows where this could lead? Perhaps new drugs and medicine for the future?"
New report slams 12 US states for restricting access to wines
Wine drinkers across America are being hampered by outdated state wine laws, which vary in severity depending on where a person lives, new research claims.
Governor Andrew Cuomo tours wine country
Governor Andrew Cuomo sipped his way through the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. He is in town for the governor's cup wine tour and competition. As YNNs Crystal Cranmore reports, it's just one of the governor's many efforts to boost tourism in the area and promote New York made products
Kurniawan Trial Postponed
Court case date switched from September to December
Conn. Supreme Court overturns bottle bill ruling
The state Supreme Court has overturned a nearly $5.8 million award to beer and soda distributors who sued the state over its taking of unclaimed nickel bottle and can deposits in 2009
Historic CA winery sold for $4.7M
The former home of Murphys' pioneering Stevenot Winery and the neighboring historic Dragone Ranch were purchased last week for $4.725 million by a group including a Napa winemaker with a reputation on the rise.
A privately held California real-estate developer has purchased the Washington Liquor Control Board's former Seattle distribution center for $23.4 million
Panattoni Development Co. closed last week on a previously announced deal for the 10.9-acre site at 4401 E. Marginal Way S., according to the state Department of Enterprise Services
Another stupid law
Now, we discover, another tangential root from the same regulatory tree has put at risk a noble fundraising event that helps support the Sonoma Valley High School Boosters' efforts to pay for sports, drama, arts and music programs at the high school.
Invest in wine without drinking the profits
Sales of wine in the United States increased by 2% in 2012, hitting a new all-time high of $34.6 billion, according to wine industry consultant Jon Frederikson.
Wine briefs: Wilson Daniels appoints new VP
Lisa Cleaver has been appointed vice president Wilson Daniels' newly created Spirits and Brand Development Division.
Trinchero Family Estates Forms Alliance with Taken Wine Company
Two Napa Valley millennial wine makers continue family legacy.
Total Wine picks site for 1st Minnesota superstore
The Potomac, Md.-based retailer has signed a lease for a 17,310-square-foot space at Southdale 494 Shopping Center, where it will share the former Circuit City building with Trader Joe's. That shopping center, which had been hit hard by the recession, is now fully leased.
Harvest report: Growers plan early harvest
A lot of grapegrowers are looking forward to a harvest that's a week or two earlier than usual.
Napa County Farm Bureau celebrates 100th anniversary; honors 52 'centennial' farm families
The Napa County Farm Bureau celebrated its centennial this month with two back-to-back sold-out events.
Pa. wine lovers lament Prohibition-era laws
For wine lovers like John Mahood, Pennsylvania's Prohibition-era liquor laws aren't so much obeyed as endured.
ASU grads create sparkling wine with gold flecks
A couple of ASU grads come up with a golden idea worth celebrating. It's called 24 Karat Wines, a sparkling wine laced with gold.
Advertising New York wine
"This promotional advertising campaign delivers on another promise made at the Wine, Beer, and Spirits Summit where we pledged to help grow New York's position as a global leader in wine production," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a statement.
Peter Mondavi, Bruce Phillips join Impact Napa wine panel
Joining local wine experts to speak at the upcoming Impact Napa: Wine conference are Peter Mondavi Jr., co-owner of one of the North Coast's largest and oldest wine producers, and Bruce Phillips, a grapegrower, two-decade veteran of food and consumer-products industries, and a leader in agriculture.
High-End Wines Face New Challenges In China
Even after years of strong growth, China's wine market, already the fifth-largest worldwide at nearly 200 million cases, continues to be seen as the ultimate land of opportunity for global wine players. After roughly tripling in both volume and per-capita consumption between 2000 and 2010, the market accelerated in 2010-2011, with bottled imports surging 65% by volume and nearly doubling by value.
Governor signs bill to grow Delaware brewing, farm winery industries
Recognizing their contributions to Delaware's economy, Gov. Jack Markell signed legislation Aug. 5 to ensure farm wineries, brewpubs, microbreweries and craft distilleries have a fair opportunity to grow their small businesses.
Southern Oregon winery director on leave after alleged sex acts with woman on plane
The operations director of a Grants Pass winery has been put on an indefinite leave of absence after he was accused of engaging in sex acts with a woman during a June flight to Las Vegas.
B.C. wines focus of new Okanagan Pride Festival event
Members of the LGBT community will be able to sample some of British Columbia's best wines this Friday at a new fundraising event in Kelowna.
Ontario should treat itself to BC wines: Steward
Commentary: Ontario wines are available in B.C. so it's only fair that B.C. wines should be available in Ontario.
Napa Harvest report: Growers plan early harvest
Here's the first installment of the 2013 harvest report, organized by American Viticultural Areas:
A Beginner's Guide to Virginia Wine
Rebecca Gibb reports on a fast-emerging wine region
Ceja Brothers Open Sonoma Brewery
Family known for California vineyards and winery undertakes new beer endeavor.
Bakersfield grower-packer Sun World is sold
Sun World International LLC of Bakersfield, a grower, marketer and breeder of seedless grapes, sweet peppers, stone fruits and other fruits and vegetables, is now owned by Renewable Resources Group Inc
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