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  Daily News for Tuesday, August 27th
Bill Foley buys stake in wine distribution company
"I just felt like we needed ... more influence in where our wines are sold," Foley said Monday. "Now I can sell through a distributor that I'm a partner in."
Wine firm plans move towards full NZX listing
The boss running a $58 million New Zealand wine business owned by American billionaire Bill Foley says a move to the NZX main board is planned towards the end of next year.
People News Recap from 8/20 - 8/26
Wine industry people on the move from August 20 to August 26
SF tech companies shake up wine-buying experience
Bay Area startups are developing new websites and apps to help connect wine drinkers with little-known wines, and make the experience of wine drinking a bit more accessible to the average consumer on a budget.
Orderoso Launches Real-time Sales Intelligence for Wholesale Wine Industry
New platform unifies sales reporting across wholesalers
Greenhill Winery and Vineyards Opens August 30
Greenhill offers four wines in its beautifully designed tasting room, while providing a magnificent outdoor setting to enhance the enjoyment of its wine.
Rooster Hill Will "Try on Traminette" in September
At Rooster Hill next month, guests in the tasting room will be given a brief review of the Traminette grape, its origins, characteristics and suggested food pairings.
OFFbeat Brands Launches Zin-phomaniac from Lodi
OFFbeat Brands has launched Zin-phomaniac, a provocative Zinfandel sourced from old Zinfandel vines in Lodi. Featuring original artwork that evokes the classic "Pin-Up Girl" posters of an earlier era and bearing the tag line "When you just gotta have it," Zin-phomaniac pushes the envelope with a plush, full-bodied wine, sexy packaging and titillating back label copy.
Attitude Drinks Announces Distribution Agreement with Pine State Trading Co.
This distribution agreement is significant as Phase III[R] is currently distributed in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and this agreement brings natural continuity to the selling region.
EPA requests neonic lawsuit dismissal
EPA asked for dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the registration of two neonicotinoid insecticide.
10 agriculture stories you should read today, Aug. 26
Bringing down Hogzilla. Trannie frogs. Corn that broke the cattleman's back. Breaking bank before ground. Mead makes return. Cattle rustling jump. Gaps in the GM crop fence.
Meet the apostle of post-organic agriculture
Leontino Balbo Junior preaches the gospel of ecosystem revitalizing agriculture - ERA.
Snipes Mountain is a linchpin in wine history
This is hallowed ground to Todd Newhouse and others who know the story about how a Canadian expatriate had a vision of what Washington could become -- then acted upon the dream.
Oregon in the spotlight as Louis Jadot and Jackson Family Wines snap up properties in the region
Oregon Pinot Noir has hit the headlines with the news that two leading international wine companies - Jackson Family Wines and Maison Louis Jadot - have made acquisitions in the state.
Destroying wine in US hits Treasury profits
Profits at Australia's Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) more than halved in the past year, due in part to the company's decision to destroy large amounts of wine in the US.
Steelhead Vineyards introduces new single-serve packaging for wines
The new package is fully recyclable and lightweight making it convenient for usage at sporting and music venues, resorts, parks and other public facilities.
Some lawmakers proud of Utah's bottom ranking for accessibility to wine
Government restrictions and complicated liquor laws dragged Utah to a last-place finish in a state-by-state ranking of consumer accessibility to wine.
Wine: Warm California weather is good news for 2013 vintage
There's no such thing as "normal" weather in the California wine country, and vineyard operators say this year that truism could mean good news for wine lovers.
S.F. tech companies shake up wine-buying experience
The website is a platform for customers to invest in independent winemakers, and in exchange get discounted bottles of wine at 60 percent less than the retail price
102 Pennsylvania liquor stores opening with longer hours
The Liquor Control Board said to meet customer demands, 102 stores, including 24 in southwestern Pennsylvania, will open up to two hours earlier or will stay open up to two hours longer in the evenings, many Monday through Saturday.
Sweet Blends Propel Indiana's Oliver Winery To 340,000 Cases
At more than 30,000 nine-liter cases each, the blends are the biggest players within Oliver Winery's 340,000-case portfolio. For 2013, Oliver Winery president Bill Oliver tells SND he expects company volume to grow by around 10 percent.
Napa Valley Vintners Continues Fight to Prevent Consumer Deception
In a related matter, the NVV is also petitioning the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to ensure adequate safeguards are put in place before it proceeds with the expansion of available domain names to include .wine and .vin.
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