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  Daily News for Tuesday, August 20th
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08/20/13
Jackson Family Wines buys Oregon winery
The Santa Rosa company bought Soléna Estate, a 15,000-case winery in the Yamhill-Carlton district with 35 acres of vineyards
08/20/13
Sonoma Home Winemakers are urging their members to participate in their annual Home Winemakers Celebration Sept. 7. But this year they won't be pouring their own wines.
Reacting to a stern interpretation of state law that has shut down similar events this year, the local group doesn't want the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control to come knocking on its door, even though the event is now in its ninth year, with no previous problems
08/20/13
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Appoints Steve Lohr CEO and Board Chairman and Jeff Meier, President and COO
Jerry Lohr remains active in his involvement as founder of the internationally heralded, 40-year family wine business
08/20/13
Wine clubs try drinking games to draw new members
Experts say it's no surprise that more companies are leaping into the wine club business. Wineries' direct sales to consumers rose 10 percent last year from 2011, to $1.46 billion, according to industry tracker Wines & Vines
08/20/13
People News Recap from 8/13 - 8/19
Wine industry people on the move from August 13 to August 19
08/20/13
Twenty-Six Individuals from Across The United States Pass The Advanced Sommelier Exam From The Court Of Master Sommeliers (Press Release)
JimRollston of Santa Cruz, Calif. Takes Home the Rudd Scholarship, and Jane Lopes of Maialino in Manhattan is the Rudd Scholarship Runner-Up
08/20/13
2013 Harvest Starts in France
Grape pickers are out in the fields in Roussillon.
08/20/13
Arkansas Winery Swept Away by Flood
New tanks 'looked like beer cans a giant had stepped on,' owner said
08/20/13
The list: Top wineries in Washington state
Wineries are ranked by gallons sold in 2012 by a specific license for a winery facility. A license or owner may have additional wineries that are not included in the list
08/20/13
Custom winery to top off mobile bottler's new Napa hub
A major cost in setting up a new custom winery is the equipment to get wine into the bottle, but a Sonoma Valley mobile bottling and filtering company bets it has that covered as it prepares to roll into a new operations hub and blending facility in southern Napa Valley.
08/20/13
Alexander Jules, a New Brand of Sherry, to Arrive to U.S. this Month
Barrel selected, bottled and released in very limited quantities, a new family of sherries from Santa Monica based Alexander Jules will arrive from Spain later this month.
08/20/13
10 agriculture stories you should read today
GE monster. Hull power. Wine for cows. Water is the new gold. Drone season opens? Judas hogs. Fort Knox of seeds. And more.
08/20/13
Would you drink GM wine?
If a modern-day plague swept across the world's vineyards, would GMOs be an option to stop it?.
08/20/13
New legislation likely to increase Hunter Valley mining, say campaigners
The Hunter Valley wine-growing region risks being 'ripped apart' by changes to New South Wales planning regulations, campaigners fear.
08/20/13
Fat Grape raises online auction stakes
A new online wine auction firm is promising to outstrip the competition with faster service, better customer engagement and more exciting deals when it launches next month.
08/20/13
New book claims sushi, wine okay for pregnant women
Emily Oster isn't a baby doctor. She's an economist and a mom who wanted to know more about all those rules handed down to women after the pregnancy stick goes pink.
08/20/13
Southern Wine & Spirits of Utah Announces the Acquisition of Phoenix Wine & Spirits
Combined Entity Will be Largest Wine Broker in the State
08/20/13
Sobering thought: Low-alcohol wine set to boom?
As the number of "low alcohol" wines for sale continues to grow, industry experts are divided over the demand for these products - and whether their taste will ever satisfy the sommelier's palate.
08/20/13
Champoux Vineyard to start harvesting new wine grape variety Monday
Paul Champoux, owner of Champoux Vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills, plans to pick Marquette early this week. It is a cross of several grape varieties, including Pinot Noir and Frontenac.
08/20/13
Wine industry needs to stay aware of health care law changes
Despite delays, 'employers need to begin addressing issues now'
08/20/13
NZ: Wineries in clean-up mode following quakes
Cellar managers and winemakers are assessing damage to Marlborough wineries today, following Friday's 6.6 quake and the subsequent aftershocks.
08/20/13
Liquor store plan divides remote BC village
A small First Nations village in northwestern B.C. is divided over plans to open the first beer and wine store in the community. The village government in New Aiyansh plans to establish a licensed, legal counter at the local gas station.
08/20/13
New England Wine Adds Smith Madrone
Effective September, 2013, the estate-vineyard wines of Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery are joining the portfolio of New England Wine & Spirits, Inc., which will handle sales in the state of Connecticut.
08/20/13
Wolf Blass blasts small Aussie producers as 'parasites'
Veteran winemaker Wolf Blass has slammed small Australian producers as "parasites" that do little to collectively promote Brand Australia abroad.
08/20/13
Supplier News: Ganau Launches New Website: the new Ganau.com
Ganau.com captures the essence of the Ganau team, our state-of-the-art processes, our passion for perfection, and the successes of our many clients.
08/20/13
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