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  Daily News for Friday, September 27th
WineAmerica Launches “Wine Policy Day“

Grassroots outreach to lawmakers in-district during recess

Red Mountain wine land -- including 518.76 acres inside AVA -- to sell at auction
"This sale will include 17 percent of the 3,040 acres that are still unplanted inside the AVA."
Eastern Winery Exposition Announces a Direct-To-Consumer Workshop To Be Presented by Elizabeth Slater and Gary Finnan of the Ovation Guild
The Guild will also be the official sponsor of the workshop which will run concurrently with the distillation workshop following the regular conference March 4-5, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Direct Wine Sales Virtual Seminar Scheduled for October 17
October 17 ShipCompliant Seminar to address current direct shipping and sales news
Bordeaux chateau changes name to bypass Chinese trademark 'squatters'
Chateau Listran in the northern Medoc has changed its name after falling victim to a growing problem of trademark 'brand squatting' in China.
France - Damming report on pesticides doesn't tell the whole story
It's the kind of news story that sends a chill down the spine of wine growers around the world: revelations about traces of pesticides in wines
Study Raises Concerns Over Pesticide Residues in French Wines
Use is declining, but several leading supermarket brands show traces.
Airlines Give Wineries a Lift
Oregon wines fly free at some Alaska Airlines airports; other programs offer complimentary in-flight tastings.
Uproot uses cool infographic on its labels to note taste of wine
Much to the dismay of the old-time Petrus lovers, the wine world is moving forwarding and incorporating technology.
The Wine Cask Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary
Alumni chefs and winemakers return to the S.B. institution.
Gov. Inslee helps break ground for WSU Tri-Cities wine center (video)
Gov. Jay Inslee helped turn the first shovels of dirt Thursday to kick off construction of the $23 million Wine Science Center at Washington State University's Tri-City campus.
Francis Ford Coppola introduces new Monterey County Chardonnay
Priced at $19, the new product has been created to meet Sofia Coppola's preference for crisp and minerally Chablis-style Chardonnays, the company said.
TN: Supermarket wine bill could be revived in House
The Tennessee House chairman who cast a deciding vote against a bill seeking to allow supermarket wine sales in the state said Thursday that he's willing to reconsider the measure next session.
OR: SE Wine Collective Turns One Today
While Oregon wine-and American wine making generally-has been associated with countryside vineyards and, in our case, pinot, a new generation of vintners are reclaiming the viability of executing these operations within city limits, joining the fray of neighborhood farmers markets, breweries, honeys, butchers, and whatnots that make Portland life so delectable.
The Napa of Baja
With smooth labels and prices high enough to carry a hint of snob value, a new crop of young winemakers is planning to provide something hip to Mexico's young, upwardly mobile middle class. In a land where about 1m new beer drinkers come of age each year and where tequila is sipped lovingly, this is a tough sell.
Sonoma: Harvest Fair wine judging kicks off
Faced with a daunting 975 wines to taste and score in just three days, judges at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition on Wednesday quickly resumed their yearly ritual of politically correct discord - agreeing to disagree.
The future of wine could be in a can
Ben Parsons, CEO of Denver's Infinite Monkey Theorem, is having barrels of fun bucking the winery culture by rolling out cans, yes, cans, of wine
October designated Texas Wine Month
The Texas Department of Agriculture has designated October as Texas Wine Month.
Winery Fights Airlines Over New Airport to Ease Sydney Traffic
Chris Niccol grows about 18 hectares of red wine grapes at his farm in Badgerys Creek, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Sydney. The vineyard may disappear under tarmac if plans to build an airport at the site go ahead.
SPI Group Owner Yury Shefler Looks To Expand The Company's Global Wine Business
Current Wine Portfolio Features Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Castelgiocondo, Luce della Vite estates and Achaval Ferrer
From Law To Liquor: How One Corporate Attorney Left Law To Start A Luxury Tequila Company
"I was at a big firm where I felt like a cog in the wheel. There wasn't a sense of creation...I had a passion for the spirits business and was lucky to have met my cofounders while practicing law."
Wynne may loosen some of Ontario's liquor laws
Premier Kathleen Wynne may uncork a surprise for fans of Ontario's craft wines. Wynne suggests it is time to loosen Ontario restrictive laws around booze sales in order to boost the province's wine industry.
Ontario: Bylaw adopted to encourage wine tourism
Plympton-Wyoming council has passed a bylaw for an area wide tourism exemption under the Retail Business Holidays Act. The exemption will allow retail businesses in the Town of Plympton-Wyoming to stay open voluntarily on five of nine statutory holidays (Family Day, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day and Thanksgiving Day).
Washington State Penitentiary's 'butterfly wranglers' aid wine industry
The wranglers, a group of inmates who breed monarch butterflies at the prison as part of a Washington State University migratory research project, have taken on a new task to aid the state's wine grape growers: counting mites and insects on grape leaves to provide up-to-date information about pests and their predators.
AZ: Elgin, Tombstone hosting wine festivals
The state's longest running wine festival is helping to launch the state's newest festival. The Village of Elgin Winery will hold its 31st Harvesting of the Vine Festival this weekend. In November the winery will help Tombstone Wine Works host its inaugural Tombstone Festival of the Vine.
Gusbourne Expands U.K. Sparkling Winemaking After Ashcroft Deal
Gusbourne Estate, a vineyard in southeast England seeking to cash in on growing demand for U.K. sparkling wine, is planning to triple its area under vine and build its own winery following a change in ownership.
French wine lobby group warns of anti-alcohol policies
French wine industry lobby group, Vin & Societe, has launched a campaign to force France's Government to listen to its concerns ahead of a new public health bill.
The wineries of Oregon's Willamette Valley, moving confidently into the future
Never before had I been greeted by a restaurant-style maitre d' when visiting a winery. But nothing about this shiny new tasting room at Sokol Blosser winery in Oregon's Willamette Valley is typical
Treasury downplays new inventory concerns
Treasury Wine Estates has rejected reports the company faces a new problem of excess inventory in the China market, as luxury goods companies worldwide feel the impact of Chinese Government austerity measures.
For Distributors, Craft Beer's Rise Brings Opportunities And Challenges
With its continued double-digit gains, craft beer is popular with U.S. beer wholesalers these days, particularly in light of the struggles faced by mainstream domestic brews. Craft's higher margins are a welcome addition, helping to offset rising costs and shrinking margins from lower-priced brands. But wholesalers concede that the thriving craft category has its challenges
Ceja brothers give Latin spin to 'Octubrefest' with brewery
The microbrewery is the creation of five Ceja brothers who see craft beer as a natural and complementary extension of the family's wine business
Water Supplies Could Dampen U.S. Wine Production
Land scramble will intensify water shortages, conference told
Bordeaux 2013: teetering on the brink
The Bordeaux harvest is late, the growing season was difficult and there are rains on the way - but there is more positive news for the whites
Constellation Brands invests in US Tetra Pak wine promise for Vendange
Constellation Brands has installed a new Tetra Pak bottling line for its Vendange wine brand as part of a wider $20m winery investment and says it is doing so to support growth for this key brand as well as Black Box and Rex Goliath.
"Repressive" Moves Against Wine Worry French Producers
French wine industry mobilizes opposition to government proposals
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