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  Daily News for Thursday, August 22nd
Oregon Wine Continues to Draw Investment
Louis Jadot's purchase of Resonance Vineyard follows Jackson's acquisition of Soléna Estate.
Wine Retailer Savors $10 Million In New Funding
Based in Norwich, England,'s business model allows customers to sponsor independent winemakers in return for about 25 percent to 50 percent off a wine's retail price and exclusive promotions.
Treasury Wine FY profit lifts slightly
Revenue for the year came in below the company's July earnings guidance at $209.2 million, a fall of half a per cent from $210.2 million in the previous year, as a $7 million non-cash, unrealised loss of foreign exchange options weighed.
Top wine company destroying $33 million worth of white wine
More than $33 million of wine will be lost, said CEO David Dearie. That total will include 500,000 to 600,000 cases of white wine that didn't move off the shelves as fast as company executives hoped.
Grape harvest kicks off in Sonoma County
"This year we're doing harvest two weeks early because of the weather."
Local historian to reflect on Ag Preserve in mid-September
On Sept. 19 starting at 5:30 p.m., local historian Rue Ziegler will reflect on the first 45 years of the groundbreaking legislation known locally as the Ag Preserve. Her address will be at the Goodman Library, 1219 First St. in Napa.
New device allows sharing of great wines
For the past year, Nick Lazaris has been preaching about the Coravin 1000 Wine Access Technology to winemakers and investors, including those in the Napa Valley. He said the new device, which was recently released and launched at Yountville's Bardessono Hotel, will transform the way people enjoy fine wine.
Napa harvest report: Harvest begins for some early varietals
A hot weekend accelerated ripening, confirming initial predictions of an early harvest, at least on the valley floor. Lee Hudson of Hudson Vineyards in Carneros says this is the earliest harvest he's seen in his 30 years of experience.
Biz briefs: Finney joins Heaven and Earth team
Sarah Finney, who has 30 years of experience in the skin care business and has worked in the Napa Valley since 1996, is the newest member of the Heaven and Earth team. And more....
Death on the farm a grim reality of agriculture
Death on the farm is often just one accident away.
Chardonnay popular, easy to drink in Northwest
Chardonnay is America's favorite wine, and it's No. 1 in Washington, one of the state's "big four" wine varieties.
Burgundy's Louis Jadot Purchases Oregon Pinot Noir Vineyard
Négociant buys 32-acre Resonance Vineyard; Veteran Jacques Lardière will make wines
Napa's Clos Pegase Sold
Vintage Wine Estates, backed by Leslie Rudd, plans to boost production; art collection not included in sale .
Delectable Wine for iOS: Identify Wine and Dole Out Recs Like a Pro
There's a variety of wine apps already out there that do many of these same things, but none manages to cover quite as much ground as Delectable does.
AA flight attendents add wine pairing to their repertorie
It looks like American Airlines' flight attendants have added a new skill to their repertoire: wine pairing.
Vintage Wine Estates buys Calistoga winery
Santa Rosa wine company Vintage Wine Estates bought Clos Pegase Winery on Tuesday, adding the Calistoga property known for art and hospitality to its expanding collection of wineries.
Mexican-American Winemakers Making a Name in Wine
Rafael Rios went from a child working in the fields of Napa to having his own wine label.
Cecchetti Wine Company's Growth, Success Recognized with Multiple Business and Industry Honors
Company earns third straight Inc. 500/5000 placement, wines featured as "Impact Hot Prospect Brands" and Wine Enthusiast "Best Buys"
Treasury Wine Profit Beats Estimates as Demand in Asia Increases
Net income fell to A$42 million ($38 million) in the year ended June from A$89.9 million in the previous 12 months, the Melbourne-based company said today in a statement. That exceeded the A$26 million average of four analysts' estimates compiled by Bloomberg.
Wine scion named CEO of J. Lohr
Steve Lohr, son of J. Lohr Winery founder Jerry Lohr, has been named CEO and chairman of the San Jose-based wine company.
SB: First Peek at Updated Winery Rules
Though final decisions are more than a year away, Santa Barbara's wine country got its first peek at new rules for building wineries and tasting rooms, as the County of Santa Barbara's planning department unveiled proposed changes to the existing ordinance.
Winery Owner Testifies in 'Dirty DUI' Case Against Former Danville Police Officer
Mitchell Katz, owner of Mitchell Katz Winery in Livermore, took the stand yesterday in federal court.
Winemakers playing it too safe with SO2
Winemakers and bottlers are playing it too safe with sulphur dioxide in aromatic whites, according to the August edition of db.
Q&A with Erwan Faiveley
Erwan Faiveley, the seventh generation of his family to head Burgundy's Domaine Faiveley, on the importance of clay for making great Chardonnay and why we should keep an eye on Germany.
Bumper grape crop lures Spanish from jobless lines to vines
Spain's Canary Islands have begun an expected bumper wine grape harvest for 2013, luring some workers from the unemployment queues to the vineyard.
CA: Council chambers packed in support of wine bar
Supporters packed council chambers on Monday evening as Jeff Downie, the owner of the Old Firehouse Wine Bar, asked the City of Duncan to back his bid for changes to his liquor licence.
WineDirect acquires Elypsis Winery software
The Elypsis Winery suite of software to manage the making and selling of wine is back under Napa Valley ownership, less than a year after the quarter-century-old company that created it merged with a Danish software developer.
Commentary: Canadians support changes to interprovincial liquor laws
Canada's 500 wineries pay $1.2 billion annually in provincial and federal government taxes and liquor board mark-up, so to state that these mainly small, family-owned rural businesses are looking for a "free ride," goes beyond outrageous.
Delectable brings cutting edge tech to ancient pursuit of wine
An iPhone application for remembering wines you've tasted and discovering new vintages...
Treasury's Profits Slide On U.S. Writedown, But Asia, Aussie Bounce Spur Sales Growth
Despite the inventory reduction, TWE has had its bright spots in the U.S. of late
Indiana Lawmakers are looking at allowing wineries to sell directly to retailers
For now, a legislative committee is studying the proposal. It'll meet a few more times before voting on a recommendation.
Winemaker's Journal - Record wine grape harvest set to begin
Washington winegrape growers are set to begin harvest of their 2013 crop next week in earliest ripening vineyards.
Q&A: Terry Theise, Importer and Contrarian
Terry Theise has shaken up the American wine scene since he introduced the market to fine German riesling in the mid-1980s - followed by grower Champagne and Austrian wines.
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