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  Daily News for Monday, September 2nd
Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction raises record $1.4 million

The most suspenseful lot was the Fund-the-Future offering, where a group of bidders pooled their efforts to raise $691,250 to raise local literacy rates. The total dwarfs last year's special needs lot at $264,000.

Waters Winery changes hands
Doug Roskelley and Mike Tembreull are the new owners of Waters Winery, the 8-year-old winery known for its single-vineyard syrahs, as well as its red and white blends and rose.
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Raises Record $2.5 Million
Mending a split that lasted 20 years, vintners throughout Sonoma County recombined forces Sept. 1 and raised a record $1.4 million at the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction. That is nearly twice last year's haul, and by the end of the three-day Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, vintners raised a record $2.5 million for local charities
Showcasing Sonoma County's wine, food
Foodies love a chef on deadline, especially one with a grocery bag full of unknown ingredients and a ticking stopwatch
Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction raises $1.4M
Nearly twice the take from 2012 - of which $691,250 went to a special "Fund the Future" lot to promote improved literacy among county school kids through grade three
Napa: Former Vintners president discusses consistency of WDO
Like the Agricultural Preserve established 22 years before it, the WDO seeks to preserve our agricultural land.
Court rejects challenge to foie gras ban
The law was passed in 2004 but did not take effect until July 2012. It forbids production and sale of the gourmet product made from duck livers that are enlarged by forcibly feeding the birds through tubes
SLO residents irked at wine growers
At issue is the amount of water used to grow wine grapes
Water and the Central Coast's wine problem
In recent decades, the Central Coast of California has become one of the state's most important wine-producing regions. But at what cost?
Man who stole $2.7 million worth of wine sentenced to six years in prison
George Osumi, 65, was convicted of stealing the vino from people who kept their bottles at his wine storage center in Irvine, Calif. He also pleaded guilty to under-reporting millions in payroll to his workers' compensation insurance carrier
Former CEO of New Zealand Wine Co Charged with Fraud
Peter Scutts, the former chief executive of New Zealand Wine Co, appeared in the Auckland District Court today, facing charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office over $64,000 in alleged kick-back payments.
Bordeaux 2013 harvest set for 20% drop
Bordeaux is facing its smallest harvest since 1991, according to the Bordeaux Wine Bureau
Scientists Sequence Genome of High-Value Grape, Seek Secrets of Wine's Aroma
the invaluable potential application of that understanding in winemaking, is the new objective of scientists in Uruguay
Napa: Wine industry leaders urge more teamwork and innovation
The future of the Napa Valley wine industry revolves around collaboration, producing even better-quality wines, preserving agricultural land and enhancing the value of the Napa Valley brand
Burgundy dominates HK sale
Christie's first autumn sale in Hong Kong got off to a strong start with Burgundy and Pétrus being both the star attractions and biggest sellers
UK: Morrisons appoints wine sourcing manager
Morrisons has appointed former Waitrose wine buyer Katie Mollet to the role of wine sourcing manager.
Rosé Boom Shows No Sign Of Slowing
Rosé continues to show impressive global growth
The Latest Wine Investment Scheme: Fine-Wine Bonds
Attractive returns from "wine bonds," but there's no financial protection for investors
Accolade Wines North America Selects Basware's InvoiceReady to Automate Accounts Payable, Gain Efficiency, Visibility, and Control (Press Release)
"Our manual method for processing invoices was becoming too time consuming, paper-intensive and costly."
Bordelais remain upbeat about harvest
Bordeaux producers have confirmed that an abysmal flowering has lowered yields but remain upbeat about the potential quality of the year
Siduri Touts Gluten-Free Wines
California winery tests wines post-bottling to verify
Does wine prevent depression?
study of over five thousand people found those who drank two to seven glasses of wine a week were the least likely to have depression .
Texas Wines Take the Heat in $1.8 Billion Business
Being the fifth largest wine grape and wine producing state in the U.S. might be worth boasting about, but Texas is not a state that takes fifth place lightly.
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