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  Daily News for Wednesday, August 21st
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08/21/13
Maison Louis Jadot Buys Oregon Vineyard
Jacques Lardiere, former winemaker at Louis Jadot, will be responsible for all aspects of cultivation, vinification and aging of the wines, starting with the 2013 harvest
08/21/13
Shrem sells Clos Pegase Winery
Prominent Napa Valley vintner and Dean & Deluca owner Leslie Rudd and other investors bought Clos Pegase Winery on Tuesday, promising to expand and improve the vineyard known as much for its art and architecture as for its wines.
08/21/13
International Wine Associates Represents Oregon Vineyard In Sale To Louis Jadot (Press Release)
Robert Nicholson of International Wine Associates, the mergers and acquisitions advisory firm that specializes in wine industry transactions, announced today that IWA served as exclusive advisors and represented Oregon's Resonance Vineyard in the sale to France's Maison Louis Jadot.
08/21/13
Supplier News: WineDirect Announces Acquisition of Winery Accounting and POS Provider, Elypsis
With the addition of these services WineDirect now offers a full set of products and services to streamline the DTC order lifecycle for wineries.
08/21/13
Auction of Washington Wines Raises More Than 2$ Million (Press Release)
Money Raised For Uncompensated Care At Seattle Children's Hospital and Washington State University's Viticulture & Enology Program
08/21/13
Eastern U.S. Needs a Sunny September
Cornell wine grape specialist says month will 'make or break the vintage.'
08/21/13
Are French Wineries Being Used for Money Laundering?
Watchdogs warn that a few Chinese and Russian investors are hiding bad cash in vineyard sales
08/21/13
Sonoma State Launches Wine eCommerce Course
Students receive a solid grounding in the program's foundation and intermediate levels, learning financial modeling and the many components that contribute to the cost of creating, producing and selling a bottle of wine.
08/21/13
VinPRO Named Inc. 500 Company
VinoPRO of Santa Rosa Ranks #238 on annual list of top 500 US private companies and is hiring aggressively in down economy.
08/21/13
Napa Valley Vintners Announce Launch of Harvest 2013 Website
Follow the story of Napa Valley's wine grape harvest from Carneros to Calistoga.
08/21/13
More than 250 Premium Wines Are Now On Tap at 1,500 Venues Nationwide Thanks to Free Flow Wines' Kegging and Logistics Services
Free Flow Wines helps venues 'go green' with a better tasting, environmentally friendly way to serve wine by the glass
08/21/13
5 Screw-ups That Can Kill Your Business
If you think you can get away with subpar customer service, logistics or any other function that impacts your customer's experience with your brand, think again.
08/21/13
Growers skeptical of record raisin crop prediction
Fierce summer heat and a lack of surface water could diminish the crop.
08/21/13
Get to Know Geeky Wines
Having Fun at Vino Divino with Obscure Regions and Varietals
08/21/13
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.
08/21/13
Fine wine being pawned for cash in New York
The practice of using fine wine as collateral to secure short-term loans is gaining traction in New York.
08/21/13
Since When has Vinitaly Started Selling Wines Online?
Vinitaly Wine Club, the innovative e-commerce platform launched by Vinitaly in April this year, plans to travel to China to partake in an expanding online wine market.
08/21/13
Indiana lawmakers to take up winery sales issues Wednesday
The wine industry in Indiana is growing, but wineries can't sell their own wine unless they have a micro wholesaler permit.
08/21/13
Maryland preparing for 30th installment of its major wine festival
Forty Maryland wineries will be pouring at the 30th annual Maryland Wine Festival, which will take place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 21 and noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 22.
08/21/13
City Winery confirms expansion into Nashville and Napa
City Winery owner Michael Dorf confirmed today that he expects to purchase a warehouse building in Nashville, TN. and sign a long-term lease on the historic Napa Valley Opera House in Napa, CA. and subsequently open City Wineries in both locations.
08/21/13
WA: Winery issues back on commissioner agenda
The commissioners have met three times this year to consider revisions to aspects of the winery ordinance dealing with food service and noise levels from amplified music.
08/21/13
GA: News from the Farm: Muscadine diseases
I found discolored, speckled, and/or shriveled fruit. Now, this broke my heart, since I am an avid muscadine "grazer." This was a term that my mother used as she checked over the vine for those extra sweet grapes during late summer and early fall.
08/21/13
Napa: The dirt inside abandoned vineyards
Napa County is experiencing its first court-ordered takeover of a vineyard property located at 1195 State Lane in Yountville.
08/21/13
True Grape: Rise of Argentina's Malbec credited to U.S. winemaker
In a previous column, I noted that one can't speak of the growth and evolution of the California wine industry without mentioning the name Paul Hobbs. The same is true to an even greater extent with Hobbs's influence in Argentina.
08/21/13
Clemens: For Texas red wine, bets are on tempranillo mainstays
Tempranillo sometimes called the cabernet sauvignon of Spain
08/21/13
Wiener Gemischte Satz gets DAC status
The winegrowing area surrounding the city of Vienna has been recognised for the distinctive quality of its field blended wines with the awarding of DAC status.
08/21/13
Thieves snatch wine worth £300k in lorry raid
Thieves stole wine worth more than £300,000 during a raid in Scotland over the weekend.
08/21/13
WW1 photos show Champagne parties of German airmen
A collection of rare photographs showing German pilots from the First World War enjoying Champagne-fuelled parties has been unearthed.
08/21/13
Inc. names VinoPro to list of fastest-growing
Debuts in top 5% of Inc. 5000
08/21/13
Port Institute raises yield for 2013
The Inter-professional Council of the Port Institute has approved a 3.6% production increase for the 2013 harvest, although the level still falls well short of the category's annual global sales.
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