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  Daily News for Tuesday, October 1st
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10/01/13
TTB Halts Regulatory Functions
Licensees will not be able to access COLAs Online, Permits Online, or Formulas Online. This also means that ShipCompliant's integration with COLAs Online will not be available during the shutdown. As soon as appropriations are made available, TTB will work on restoring these functions and we will enable the integration shortly thereafter
10/01/13
Treasury Publishes 'Out Of Funding' Contingency Plans
If the government is closed, people with appointments related to examinations (audits), collections, Appeals or Taxpayer Advocate cases should assume their meetings are cancelled.
10/01/13
TTB Establishes Four New Viticultural Areas in California (Press Release)
"On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau will publish three final rules in Federal Register"
10/01/13
Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance Awarded USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant
... to increase wine consumer awareness of the high-quality wines from the Sonoma Valley region through a marketing campaign.
10/01/13
Granbury Solutions Acquires WineWare Software
Granbury Solutions has completed the acquisition of WineWare Software, a leading provider of point-of-sale and wine club solutions to wineries, tasting rooms and wine bars. This marks a significant new market for Granbury Solutions, expanding its reach beyond traditional restaurants into wineries, as well as breweries, distilleries and related markets.
10/01/13
People News Recap from 9/24 - 9/30
Wine industry people on the move from September 24 to September 30
10/01/13
Sailing-Australian wine mogul to challenge for America's Cup
An Australian winemaker and his son, who own an island off Australia's Great Barrier Reef, have officially challenged software mogul Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA for the next America's Cup ...
10/01/13
Study Raises Concerns Over Pesticide Residues in French Wines
Pascal Chatonnet, owner of Excell lab, a Right Bank winemaker and a passionate advocate for reducing pesticide use, said the results should reassure rather than alarm consumers
10/01/13
Berger: So-called 'toxic wine'
Winemakers around the world generally agree that it would be a bad idea to require disclosure of precisely what is in a bottle of wine.
10/01/13
From Sonoma Valley and Napa, Matt Dockstader's staff has expanded their half-marathons and expos to five other wine regions
His niche offers a few thousand discerning runners the chance to visit a wine-growing region, feast their eyes while racing through vineyards and then savor the tastes and congeniality of a post-run festival.
10/01/13
Marcella Hazan, famed cookbook author, dies at 89
Hazan was best known for her six cookbooks, which were written by her in Italian and translated into English by Victor, her husband of 57 years.
10/01/13
Remembering Marcella Hazan, Who Brought A Taste Of Italy To America
Despite limited ingredients - and her limited English - she did her best to re-create Italian food as she remembered it. And, in doing so, she tapped into a previously unknown talent: cooking.
10/01/13
The wineries of Oregon's Willamette Valley, moving confidently into the future
Many of the wineries that pioneered this region in the 1970s, like Sokol Blosser, are well into their second generation, and new winery openings pushed the valley's total to 316 as of the end of July.
10/01/13
S. Ind. winery turning to the sun for power
Sunlight's not exactly powering fermentation, but a winery in Owen County is installing solar panels that it hopes will offset more than 65 percent of its annual electricity use.
10/01/13
Wine drinkers often overpour, study says
People who drink wine often don't know how much they are consuming, researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities found in a new study.
10/01/13
Challenges on the Horizon for Argentine Wine
Argentine wine's surge into the American market in the past few years has been one of the most remarkable stories in the industry. But production in Argentina is not as quick to change. Will Argentine wineries be able to react quickly enough to claim new niches in the market?
10/01/13
Change in MT law will allow wine lovers to order directly from wineries
On Oct. 1, a new law will allow consumers to order wine directly from wineries. Previously, according to the Montana Department of Revenue's Liquor Control Division, a person would be required to have a connoisseur's license to order wine directly from wineries.
10/01/13
North Willamette Vintners offers full-day wine tour and grand tasting
For those interested in learning about wine harvest and production, the North Willamette Vintners' Harvest Trail Tour and Grand Tasting on Saturday will offer a chance to see, experience and taste wine from 20 wineries in the association.
10/01/13
Smith-Madrone Partners with Daniel Patterson Book Event
Smith-Madrone Winery will present its 2012 Riesling, 2010 Chardonnay and 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon at a book signing for chef Daniel Patterson's new book on Oct. 9 in San Francisco.
10/01/13
EPA challenged on waters jurisdiction rulemaking
According to senior EPA officials, the rule, crafted by both the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers, will provide greater clarity about which waters are subject to Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction and greater certainty about which activities require CWA permits.
10/01/13
10 agriculture stories you should read today
Maze money. Water, water, nowhere. Badgers and bullets. GMO OMG. Strawberry salvation. Wine with a biodiesel chaser. Viagra horror story. And more.
10/01/13
Mixed reaction to Yquem 2011 price
Chateau d'Yquem's pricing of its long-awaited 2011 vintage has split opinion among merchants, with some suggesting the bar could have been set lower to generate more interest.
10/01/13
Bordeaux 2013: Merlot harvest brought forward in race against rot
A spate of hot and humid weather has led many Bordeaux estates to bring forward their Merlot harvest, as overall conditions remain 'hugely challenging'.
10/01/13
October marks the 25 th anniversary of Virginia Wine Month
Event toasting 25th annual wine month features tastings, exhibit
10/01/13
Montana: New law makes it easier to buy wine directly from wineries
No longer do Montana residents need to obtain a so-called connoisseur's license in order to receive shipments directly to their home.
10/01/13
French wine tax plans will 'cork the industry'
A pro-wine pressure group has mounted a vociferous campaign against plans to raise taxes and tighten advertising laws for winemaking professionals, claiming such moves will hurt one of France's most successful export industries.
10/01/13
Study identifies gene for alcohol preference in rats
Selectively bred strains of laboratory rats that either prefer or avoid alcohol have been a mainstay of alcohol research for decades.
10/01/13
Government Shutdown Would Force 94 Percent of EPA Staff To Stay Home
A very small number of the agency's 16,204 employees would be allowed to continue working
10/01/13
Record Rains Drench Oregon Vineyards
Willamette Valley growers scrambled to bring in fruit before deluge.
10/01/13
Heavy rain in Douro valley hits 2013 Port harvest
The 2013 Port harvest has been hit by heavy rain in the Douro valley, with 34mm falling on Pinhao last Friday and Saturday, and more expected today (Tuesday) and tomorrow.
10/01/13
A Recipe for Success: How 5 Beverage Entrepreneurs Broke Into the Beverage World
With new beverages on the scene every week, we sat down with 5 beverage entrepreneurs to learn their recipes for successful flavors and brand development.
10/01/13
What happened to hurricane season? And why we should keep forecasting it…
As we wrap up September, there have been just two short-lived Category 1 hurricanes in the Atlantic. Yet seasonal forecasts predicted an extremely active season. What's going on?
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