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  Daily News for Friday, August 16th
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08/16/13
Roll Global, LLC, today announced the acquisition of Vintage Nurseries
Wasco-­Based Producer of Grafted Grapevine Rootstocks Joins Company's Wine Portfolio
08/16/13
Former state Sen. Patricia 'Pat' Wiggins dies at 73
"We are enormously grateful for Pat's tireless work on behalf of our community and wine industry's issues," said Linda Reiff, executive director of the Napa Valley Vintners. "Pat gained our respect and admiration because she was willing to step up and take on some pretty weighty topics when others were afraid to do the right thing."
08/16/13
Protecting Your Wine--And Your Winery's Reputation
Wines & Vines and Napa Valley Vintners host first Wine Anti-Counterfeiting Seminar
08/16/13
Governor Cuomo Launches ad Campaign Promoting New York State Wines and Announces Winner of 2013 Governor's Cup
Television ad premiered at the Governor's Cup Wine Tour and Competition awards ceremony - Taste NY sponsored ad and website to drive local sales...
08/16/13
Winery Owners Call On Cuomo For Protection From Fracking
Over 100 tourism-related businesses from New York have already joined the over 1,000 businesses across the state calling for a statewide ban of fracking, as well as 150+ prominent chefs.
08/16/13
Marlborough shaken by another quake
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck the New Zealand wine region of Marlborough at 2.31pm (AEST) today causing damage to several wineries.
08/16/13
Winery owners buy historic Carneros social hall
The dilapidated but storied former Carneros social hall has a new owner-local vintner and grapegrower Justin Laird and his wife, Gina.
08/16/13
Odette Estate: PlumpJack's latest under construction
The winery at Odette Estate in Napa Valley's Stag's Leap District won't be open until mid-2014 at the earliest.
08/16/13
Top 10 wines in the US press
Will Lyons picks "an interesting example of the food friendly wine made in Uruguay right now" and Jessica Yadegaran recommends "a truly yummy Pinot Noir".
08/16/13
Harvest of White Varietals Begins Two Weeks Early for Paso Robles Wine Country
The slightly earlier start to harvest can be attributed to the early growing season warmth in June/July when daytime temperatures averaged 92 degrees Fahrenheit.
08/16/13
From off the island: Novy Family Wines
Recently, I tasted through several wines in the Novy line. Here are my notes:
08/16/13
Lodi planners approve new winery, restaurant and tasting room
The owners of a Downtown Lodi tasting room want to build their own winery, the company that owns a Guild Avenue winery wants to build a tasting room and a Lodi Avenue restaurant will be revitalized. These wining and dining upgrades are part of Lodi's vision to make the city a wine tasting tourist destination, Lodi Planning Commission staff say.
08/16/13
Red Mountain AVA Alliance Announces Block Party Returns September 28
Trysk Print Solutions Returns as Title Sponsor for AVA-wide Event
08/16/13
In Search of Terroir in the Petaluma Gap
The Petaluma Gap itself is home to six small family-operated wineries, only three of which have tasting rooms. The challenge is that since the Gap is selling most of its grapes to other wineries, it has not established a cohesive story around its distinctive attributes.
08/16/13
Bien Nacido's 40th Anniversary
In 1973, with pretty much no clue of what might come, the Miller family planted Bien Nacido Vineyard on the northern hills of the Santa Maria Valley, where only a couple of other vineyards then existed.
08/16/13
Warren G, Moscato Regulator
Plus, extended detentions for a pair of repeat Champagne pilferers
08/16/13
Scientists discover new health-enhancing molecules in red wine
Scientists studying the chemical structure of red wine are hailing a new discovery which could provide more conclusive proof of the benefits of drinking wine in moderation.
08/16/13
If You Liked That Wine, You Should've Put A Ring On It
Blurring the lines between jewelry and glassware, a Turkish art student has designed a set of rings made specifically for sniffing and sipping Remy Martin cognac and other adult beverages.
08/16/13
Is Virginia Wine Country Poised To Be The East Coast Napa?
Ask any veteran winemaker in Virginia what tempted him (or her) to make wine in such a challenging climate and the answer is almost always something like this: I wanted to make wine in a place where good wine was on its way to becoming world-class wine.
08/16/13
Post Office Looking Into Shipping Beer, Wine & Liquor But Not Marijuana
The deficit-ridden Post Office has already indicated it's looking in to shipping beer, wine and liquor to increase revenues by about $50 million a year.
08/16/13
Top 10 US wine trends
Roger Morris considers the top 10 wine trends in the US at the moment and what they mean for the country's largest producer, California.
08/16/13
Bordeaux 2003: Time to Uncork It Now
It's been 10 years since Europe sweltered under some of the highest temperatures ever recorded. The heat wave of 2003 had a significant impact on Europe's classic wines.
08/16/13
In Burgundy, Winemakers Who Don't Own Land
These micro-négociants have as many reasons for getting into the business as a glass of Musigny has nuances.
08/16/13
America now wine's biggest market
"Americans consumed 324 million cases of wine in 2012. That's a 7.7 percent increase over five years ago."
08/16/13
City Winery finalizes lease to take over Napa Valley Opera House
Founder and CEO Michael Dorf says that he has finalized the deal to take over the landmark Napa Valley Opera House. It's a move that has been brewing for some time, amidst a fair amount of controversy, but the lease is now done, meaning that Dorf will open the third outpost of his City Winery concept in Napa, joining similar branches in New York and Chicago.
08/16/13
GA: Waco to put beer, wine on the ballot
During their regular council meeting last week, city officials of Waco were asked by a local businessman to consider approving beer and wine package sales inside the city limits.
08/16/13
TX: Wineries report outstanding grape quality
"We finished our white grape harvest this past July 29 and the quality of the Blanc du Bois was outstanding all across the coastal region of Texas including our growers near Longview, in Harleton, Texas. Due to the extreme drought conditions that all of Texas is experiencing, all of my growers harvested, on average, 36-percent less than their estimated tonnages."
08/16/13
Winery aims to improve NW tourism
Port Sorell winery Ghost Rock's $1 million expansion dream took another step towards reality when plans were tabled at the Latrobe Council on Monday night. The $1 million development, which will see a new winery and interpretation centre built on the site, is pending council approval.
08/16/13
Excessive drinking costs US $223bn a year
A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that excessive alcohol consumption costs the US $223.5 billion a year.
08/16/13
RJ On Wine: Concentration & Complexity: Four Historic California Vineyards
I find being in and around vineyards uniquely soothing and nurturing. Maybe it's because they are usually part of a pastoral landscape. I may be triggered too by knowing they are devoted to producing a special product -- one that brings pleasure and conviviality.
08/16/13
Joel Aiken launches new ventures
Acclaimed Beaulieu Vineyard wine director is busier than ever
08/16/13
VGS Chateau Potelle Winery opens tasting house
Wine and food pairings change approximately every 10 days. The fee for four wines with food bites is $45 per person.
08/16/13
Grape harvest looms across the Pacific Northwest
It has been an interesting half-decade for Northwest grape growers and winemakers, and it looks at this point as if Mother Nature will not be creating too many headaches for them this fall.
08/16/13
Washington wine grape harvest to kick off Monday
... thanks to an unusual variety being grown in one of the state's most famous vineyards
08/16/13
New gadget can 'age' wine in minutes, inventors claim?
A new gadget which claims to 'age' wine in minutes, improving its taste and making it more mellow, could be on sale by the end of the year after tests in the US proved successful.
08/16/13
Local Restaurants a Letdown For Napa Valley Wines
W. Blake Gray taps into disconW. Blake Gray taps into discontent over the state of restaurant wine lists
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