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  Daily News for Thursday, September 5th
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09/05/13
Cal Poly's wine program is now officially a department
The program currently has 250 students and plans to add an additional 90 students this year.
09/05/13
Red Mountain Wine Land - Including 518.76 Acres Inside AVA - to Sell at Auction
The vineyards in the AVA are especially well known for their acclaimed red varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlot, and Syrah.
09/05/13
People: Ray Chadwick Forms Chadwick Wine Consulting
Focuses on those issues of most importance to long-term success, including the purchase and/or sale of a winery or vineyard, strategic planning for the future, creating a route for your products to come to market ...
09/05/13
Supplier News: ETS Adds Glutathione Analaysis for Protection of White Wine Aromas
If final glutathione levels are low in young wines, they will experience faster loss of fresh varietal and fruity aromas, and poor aging potential.
09/05/13
Supplier News: Reflective Shield for Grapes
... reflective shield that when placed over a freshly-picked bin of grapes can maintain the temperature the fruit was harvested at for hours.
09/05/13
Jon-Mark Chappellet leaves family business
After 22 years at Chappellet Vineyard & Winery, Jon-Mark Chappellet is leaving the day-to-day operations of the family business to pursue other entrepreneurial passions.
09/05/13
Free Class for Winery Finance Pros
Offered by St Helena CPA firm through Napa Valley Vintners
09/05/13
Saintsbury's 2013 Harvest to Include Three Vineyard Partners in Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley
Saintsbury, a pioneering independent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producer based in Carneros, will add three additional AVAs to their Vineyard Series portfolio with the 2013 Harvest: Pratt Vineyards (Sonoma Coast AVA), Sundawg Ridge (Russian River Valley AVA) and Donnelly Creek Vineyard (Anderson Valley AVA).
09/05/13
Balverne Winery Launches New Portfolio of Wines
Historic Property Relaunches Brand
09/05/13
Star/NVV tasting panel: Napa Valley rosé here to stay
Come Labor Day, we don't stop enjoying the outdoors or fresh foods, and the end of summer shouldn't mean we stop drinking rosé either.
09/05/13
Blessings flow at RMW event
Last Friday, Margrit Mondavi hosted the annual Blessing of the Grapes in the To Kalon Cellar of the Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville.
09/05/13
Harvest Report: Perfect weather continues
Growers are appreciating the cool weather over the last week, which slowed ripening, leaving time for most growers to concentrate on the white harvest while reds get more hang time.
09/05/13
Sonoma State Students Complete First Executive Wine MBA in the United States
Twenty-five of the North Coast's wine business leaders presented fully developed business plans this past Saturday as the capstone of Sonoma State's first Wine Intensive Executive MBA program, paving the way for innovation and new approaches in the increasingly competitive wine industry.
09/05/13
Chateau Carmes Haut-Brion buys Haut Nouchet vines
Pichet Group has continued to expand its Pessac Léognan holdings by acquiring 17 hectares of Chateau Haut Nouchet for EUR11m.
09/05/13
Legal battle looms over Apple's 'Champagne' iPhone
A legal battle is looming between Apple and the Champagne authorities amid reports suggesting that the electronics giant is poised to launch a 'Champagne'-coloured version of the iPhone.
09/05/13
Wine knowledge extremely limited among China's wealthy elite
Almost one third of China's richest citizens have admitted they know nothing about wine and just buy top end brands for gifting or displaying.
09/05/13
Cult Wines launches investment service
Wine merchant Cult Wines has announced the launch of an online "investment platform" to provide clients with market analysis and performance of their portfolios.
09/05/13
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.
09/05/13
Wine trail to start in Macomb County
Tom Gray, a businessman and community booster, is working to form a new wine trail - a new concept for Southeast Michigan, but one that's been successful in other parts of the state.
09/05/13
Good Vines Wine to Introduce Special Edition Varietal while Giving Back to the Chicago Community
Good Vines Donates Sales, Partners with Common Threads, and Sets to Launch New California Wine
09/05/13
Take a Guided Wine Tour of Monticello, Virginia
Virginia is the fifth-largest wine producing state with more than 200 wineries. Its award-winning vintages include the signature Viognier.
09/05/13
WineStyles has changed its name to Wine a Bit Coronado
WineStyles, an established retail wine store and wine bar located at 928 Orange Avenue in Coronado, announced today that the business has changed its name to Wine A Bit.
09/05/13
IN: Dry weather benefits wine quality
With a mild summer and minimal rainfall, grapes in Indiana are thriving with the ideal weather conditions. Purdue Viticulture Specialist, Bruce Bordelon, said the near perfect weather improves the quality of grapes for winemaking.
09/05/13
Millesima Launches Their Top Wine Blog Awards 2014
Millesima USA LLC is launching "The Millesima Blog Awards" to honor the American wine blog community and to give to our 70,000 customers the most qualitative and independent content about wine.
09/05/13
#Trending: Wine's Growing Influence on Culture in Canada
Canadians love their wine. So much so, we're not only among one of the fastest growing wine consumers globally1, we're fundamentally changing an industry centuries in the making as wine continues to become a key part of our lifestyle.
09/05/13
Wine grapes, already a valuable crop in Solano County, could be worth more with early harvest
Wine grapes rank No. 6 among the multimillion-dollar commodities in Solano County, worth nearly $20 million. That value could increase this year with another early harvest.
09/05/13
VinoPRO Direct-To-Consumer Wine Sales, Marketing And Technology Solutions Company Named Inc. 500 Company
VinoPRO of Santa Rosa Ranks #236 on annual list of top 500 US private companies and is hiring aggressively in down economy.
09/05/13
NZ wine industry deeply divided over GM use
The use of genetically modified vines or yeasts in the vineyard and winemaking process was raised again at the "wine pioneers" panel section of the conference; a question and answer session, for the delegates to question five industry experts.
09/05/13
Napa: Planners discuss impacts of wine industry marketing
The changing nature of wine marketing and how it will impact Napa Valley traffic prompted another discussion Wednesday by the Napa County Planning Commission.
09/05/13
Wine Marketers: You Can't Sell New Wine with Old Wine Marketing Ideas, says Unity Marketing's Pam Danziger (Press Release)
A new trend report from Unity Marketing entitled Luxury of Wine finds the age of the consumer, rather than income, is the most important demographic.
09/05/13
Grape Prices Drop Slightly in Finger Lakes
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are down, while Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Viognier are up in the New York growing region.
09/05/13
Bill Hardy praises Champ Private Equity's commitment
Fifth-generation Hardys winemaker Bill Hardy has told Decanter.com he is thrilled by Champ Private Equity's plan to spend £10m to 'revitalise' the Australian producer.
09/05/13
Opus One Releases "Most Challenging Vintage" Ever
Even before it hits retail shelves at $253 a bottle, Opus One's 2010 release has been dubbed "picture perfect" by leading wine critic Antonio Galloni, which is high praise for a vintage that the winemaker calls his "most challenging" ever.
09/05/13
Why immigration reform is needed now
Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a commonsense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion. This was an important step in the right direction - especially for producers, farm workers, and rural communities.
09/05/13
Can Drinking Wine Prevent Depression?
Study finds alcohol consumed in moderation, particularly wine, may lower mental-health risk
09/05/13
To Reach China's Middle Class, Yao Ming's Winery Lowers Prices
Yao Ming's career as a top-end California winery owner is entering a new phase: He's stepping downmarket. Slightly.
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