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  Daily News for Friday, August 23rd
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08/23/13
Yeast Nutrition Vital for Wine Fermentation
UC Davis experts discuss research, best practices for getting to dryness
08/23/13
On-premise beer (and wine and spirits) sales off to ugly start in Q3, says GuestMetrics (Press Release)
all three segments within on-premise have decelerated during July and the first part of August
08/23/13
California Irrigation water blocked by red tape
added storage doesn't necessarily result in more irrigation water being made available unless water can make its way from the delta to storage areas to the south
08/23/13
Planners approve winery expansion at Cliff Lede
Cliff Lede Vineyards near Yountville will be expanding its production for the second time in two years, after the Napa County Planning Commission approved a 40,000-gallon higher limit Wednesday
08/23/13
WOPN Donates $4,000 to Michael Bonaccorsi Foundation
Supports Endowment Established at Allan Hancock College
08/23/13
Steelhead Vineyards Partners with Hall of Famer Joe Morgan on Innovative New 'W1NE For One' Single-Serve Packaging
Patented 187ml Bottles Target Entertainment Venues and Feature Super-Premium Sonoma County Wine
08/23/13
Italian archaeologists have grape expectations of their ancient wine
Scientists plant vineyards with the aim of making wine using techniques from classical Rome described by Virgil
08/23/13
Utah ranked dead last in wine friendly states report
Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, who writes most state liquor legislation, said Utah's lowest ranking "is a badge of honor. It shows we take seriously the effects of alcohol on society."
08/23/13
Treasury Wine won't sell this wine: It's destroying $33 million worth
Most of the wine in question - roughly 80 percent - sells for $10 or less per bottle.
08/23/13
From Wine to Whiskey
When the Tangled Vine opened on the Upper West Side in 2010, wine bars seemed to be popping up everywhere. These days, it's "brown spirits and craft beers," says partner Bruce Kravetz. Noticing a lack of venues dedicated to such libations, Mr. Kravetz and his partners have opened Barley & Grain.
08/23/13
IN: Local wine makers want to cut out middle man
Indiana Lawmakers are looking at allowing wineries to sell directly to retailers.
08/23/13
IN: Restrictive wine laws are all about greed
Neighboring states aren't much better off. Indiana and Kentucky prevent direct winery-to-consumer shipping while Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio allow it. All four of those states allow Sunday sales while Indiana does not.
08/23/13
Treasury Wine Sees Wolf Blass, Lindeman's Spurring Europe Growth
Treasury Wine Estates Ltd. (TWE), the world's second-largest traded wine maker, may increase sales this year in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, helped by its Wolf Blass and Lindeman's brands, according to an executive.
08/23/13
When A New Technology Saved The French Wine Industry
Amy Harmon's excellent, recent article in the New York Times describes how the Florida orange juice industry may soon be wiped-out because of a new bacterial disease spread by an introduced insect. It looks like there could be a technology-fix for the problem using genetic engineering. The question is whether the growers will get to apply that solution.
08/23/13
Napa Wine Association Letter to ICANN Makes It Clear They Should Have Applied For .Napa/.Wine Instead Of Just Whining
After reading the letter sent by Bruce Cakebread telling ICANN how the 500 members of the Napa Valley Vintners need protection from the new proposed gTLD's of .Wine and .Vin, I walked away thinking that the wine producers of Napa simply missed their chance to apply for .Napa and/or .Wine and now just want to whine about it.
08/23/13
New website promotes winery sales
Looking to buy a winery in Paso Robles, a recently launched website not only lists wineries for sale, but provides information on the financial viability and operational requirements of owing your own winery.
08/23/13
Orlando winery first to serve wine on tap in Central Florida
Announces K Restaurant and Wine Bar as First Restaurant Partner
08/23/13
MI: Baroda to consider tax break for winery
Joe Sobieralski, executive director of the Southwestern Michigan Economic Growth Alliance, told the board Monday he had no financial details of the winery's improvement project as yet. He said he'll have those details before the public hearing, which will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the board's regular monthly meeting.
08/23/13
Niagara's wine country to be featured on the silver screen
Toronto production company set to shoot in NOTL, region through September
08/23/13
Napa's Clos Pegase Winery bought by Vintage Wine Estates
Clos Pegase Winery and Vineyards in California's Napa Valley has been sold to Vintage Wine Estates for an undisclosed sum.
08/23/13
LCB awarded two perfect ISOs
London City Bond has been awarded with two perfect audits from the International Organization for Standardization.
08/23/13
NZ export value on the rise
Demand for New Zealand wines remains strong is the message from the New Zealand Winegrowers' Annual Report, with value outpacing volume.
08/23/13
Napa Valley vintners take to the open seas
Fifty Napa Valley Vintners lined the top deck of a US WWII ship used in the Normandy invasion this past week in an event organised around the Louis Vuitton Cup finals of the 34th America's Cup.
08/23/13
Top 10 wines in the US press
Jon Bonné recommends a Pinot Noir that's a "great balance of style and vintage", while Will Lyons picks out "an absolutely stunning wine".
08/23/13
Naked Wines expands into US and Oz
Naked Wines has raised £6.4m in revenue to expand its business in the US and Australia.
08/23/13
Football legend and Calistoga native Dick Vermeil opens a tasting room in Napa
Despite his fame and life on the national stage, Vermeil maintained a connection with his Napa Valley roots and, in particular, a lifelong bond with his childhood babysitter
08/23/13
Is China really ready for Napa's higher-end wines?
As the newly affluent Chinese have become consumers of vintage wines, California wine makers are not only eager to tap into the demand, they're also eager to get a foothold in the fine wine market in China
08/23/13
Ledson Hotel celebrates 10th
The hotel invites guests to step back in time to a grander era. Meticulously designed and built by owner Steve Ledson, the hotel is near world-class shopping, spas, restaurants and rich California history
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