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  Daily News for Wednesday, September 11th
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09/11/13
San Joaquin County supervisors order moratorium on certain winery marketing events
The moratorium, which would include weddings and concerts, would only apply to new applications, not applications that have already been approved or are currently in the review process.
09/11/13
Congress Hits the Brakes on Immigration Reform
This week, advocates of comprehensive immigration reform will stage events in Washington, where they'll try to make news by getting arrested. Next week, they'll make noise outside the D.C. offices of corporations that give big money to Republicans and are believed to have sway over them on the issue.
09/11/13
Latino Winemakers Rise in California, Through the Ranks
For the winemaker Everardo Robledo, the harvest has a particular emotional resonance: a measure of how far the family has come since his Mexican immigrant grandfather drifted from one migrant labor camp to another and his father toiled in the vineyards for $1.10 an hour.
09/11/13
A Richland winery has donated $100,000 to the Wine Science Center soon to be under construction at Washington State University Tri-Cities
The donation from Hamilton Cellars will be one of several new gifts to the center that will be recognized at the ground breaking on Sept. 26.
09/11/13
Supplier News: Vin65 Adds Hardware To Their Mobile POS
The mobile POS for iPhone and iPods now works with cash drawers, receipt printers and barcode scanners to create a seamless integration between POS and ecommerce ...
09/11/13
Supplier News: Vinpak Exclusive Supplier of First Truly Biodegradable and Compostable Foam Shipping Material for Wine Industry
Green Cell Foam decreases CO² emissions by 80 percent and energy consumption by 70 percent
09/11/13
Okanagan wineries hope warm summer produces bountiful grape harvest
Grape growers across B.C.'s Okanagan Valley are expecting a sweet and abundant payoff thanks to a long spell of warm, dry weather that has baked the region for months.
09/11/13
Sonoma State Offers CANVAS Scholarship for Tasting Room Management Certificate
The scholarship will include funds to pay for the certificate program and membership in CANVAS for two years.
09/11/13
Grape harvest season begins at Niagara wineries
Wineries optimistic about 2013 crop
09/11/13
Press Release: Purdue online series is guide to Indiana grapes and wines
A Purdue University online series that began Tuesday (Sept. 10) gives consumers an up-close look at Indiana wines and shows them what goes into taking the grapes from vine to bottle.
09/11/13
Commentary: Wine fakes didn't begin or end with Rudy Kurniawan
Policing wine fraud is a high-wire act despite heightened awareness, anti-counterfeiting specialists and new tech barriers.
09/11/13
10 Great Things to do in Northwest Wine Country
Harvest typically begins soon after, but the 2013 vintage has many winemakers in the Pacific Northwest revising - sometimes canceling - any vacation plans they had for early September. That means events such as the Yakima Valley's Catch the Crush should not be lacking for activity Oct. 12-13.
09/11/13
Passport to Pinot: Something to Walkabout
Think of it as the Cliffs Notes version of the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC). Passport to Pinot, known only in 2012 as Walkabout, is the four hour abridgment of the two and a half day wine and food extravaganza held annually since 1987 in the groves of Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.
09/11/13
Napa Valley enjoys 'ideal' harvest conditions
Napa Valley winemakers are basking in 'ideal' conditions for the 2013 harvest, reflecting an upbeat mood across California as a whole.
09/11/13
Q&A: Bob Bertheau of Chateau Ste Michelle
Bob Bertheau, senior director of winemaking at Chateau Ste Michelle, reveals the Chardonnay producers who have inspired his own effort to show how this grape variety expresses itself in Washington state.
09/11/13
TFE selects PowerStor, PowerStage, PASWare solutions to automate storage process
Compared to the manual and crane-based automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) systems, the automated warehousing solution will allow TFE to move and store over 72,000 pallets of wine, as well as reduce labor costs, minimize product damage, and reduce energy usage within the warehouse.
09/11/13
Nigeria palm wine tappers face tough climb to success
The pay is low and the work involves scaling a 50-foot tree multiple times a day with no safety net, so it is not surprising that Nigerian palm wine tappers are struggling to find fresh recruits.
09/11/13
Wine Buyers Pay Record Prices at South Africa's Biggest Auction
Held on Sept. 6 and 7 at the estate in Paarl, northeast of Cape Town, the auction offered 132 wines, including 72 red, 36 white and eight dessert varieties, the auctioneer said in a statement on its website today. The average price per liter climbed 92 percent to 354.64 rand ($35) from a year earlier, it said.
09/11/13
Barossa's Powell Plans Wine Venture With Son Following Torbreck
Powell, 51, said he was "saddened" by events that led to his departure following contractual and commercial disagreements with Pete Kight, who has controlled the winery since 2008. Powell's son Callum is currently studying winemaking in France with Rhone producer Jean-Louis Chave and his wife Erin.
09/11/13
Nouveau World, Finbow wine fraudster imprisoned for seven years
Daniel Snelling, a wine investment fraudster who used stolen millions to fund his lavish lifestyle, has been imprisoned for seven-and-a-half years.
09/11/13
Hungarian tasting to focus on 'the region's quality wines'
The Malux Hungarian Food and Wine Autumn tasting and masterclass aims to inform attendees about the quality of wines coming out of Hungary.
09/11/13
Bordeaux embraces greener viticulture
Bordeaux is embracing pioneering viticultural and winemaking techniques according to three estates, which have grouped together in order to promote themselves and the region.
09/11/13
Burgundy's auction success continues
Acker Merrall & Condit's New York season was off to a flying start last weekend with Burgundy, once again, proving the standout seller as the US grows stronger.
09/11/13
Russia, unhappy with Moldova's EU drive, bans its wine and spirits
Russia on Tuesday announced a ban on imports of Moldovan wines and spirits, saying they contained impurities, a move certain to be seen in the small ex-Soviet republic as retaliation for its drive to expand ties with the European Union.
09/11/13
Fraunhofer optical sorter promises 'exactly the wine you want'
Scientists at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute have developed an optical sorter that they claim can significantly improve the quality of wine grapes and thus wines such as Riesling.
09/11/13
US Returns Looted Wine Jug
The United States returned an ancient Roman wine pitcher and five gold artifacts to Afghanistan on Monday in the fourth official repatriation of stolen cultural treasures in eight years.
09/11/13
Winemakers expect a bumper crop
Warm weather in mid-July and during Labor Day weekend set Santa Barbara County's wine grape harvest in motion earlier than average, particularly in the eastern edge of the Santa Ynez Valley.
09/11/13
AU: Buds burst as spring hits vineyards
Warm weather in the first week of spring has been enough to start budburst in some Victorian vineyards.
09/11/13
Tesco to Sell Fresh & Easy to Burkle's Yucaipa in U.S. Exit
Fresh & Easy has never made a profit since it was built from scratch in 2007. Tesco has invested about 1 billion pounds.
09/11/13
Market Watch Honors Top Industry Players At Annual Leaders Awards Dinner
The St. Regis Roof was the venue last night for the annual Market Watch Leaders Awards Dinner, which toasted the nation's best retailers as well as the industry's top executive and the market's hottest brands.
09/11/13
UK: Wine fraudster jailed for seven years
Wine investment fraudster Daniel Snelling has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison for cheating "elderly and retired" victims out of £4.5 million.
09/11/13
Napa Valley enjoys 'ideal' harvest conditions
Napa Valley winemakers are basking in 'ideal' conditions for the 2013 harvest, reflecting an upbeat mood across California as a whole.
09/11/13
SJV: Supervisors enact yearlong moratorium on certain winery events
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors put in place a 12-month moratorium on permitting certain activities at wineries in the county's rural area, include the backbone of the booming Lodi wine region.
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