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  Daily News for Tuesday, October 8th
Mendocino Reports High Quality (if Uneven) Harvest
Two recent storms passed through without causing any major issues with wine grapes.
Key Takeaways From the Beer Wholesalers Annual Confab
While the industry has seen an explosion of brands and line extensions, Heineken USA CEO Dolf van den Brink said the pace of introductions "is not sustainable."
People News Recap from 10/1 - 10/7
Wine industry people on the move from October 1 to October 7
Sonoma Loses Two Prominent Vintners: Robert Hunter Jr. and Dale Goode
Hunter was a banker-turned-sparkling winemaker; Goode a pioneering grower in Alexander Valley
A wine trail in the Santa Lucia Highlands
Those who are open reside mainly along what's known as the River Road Wine Trail. Here are highlights of the trail.
Napa Valley Vintners Announces Publication of Perspective Napa Valley Fine Art Photography Book
Compelling new telling of the Napa Valley story features unique use of long-expired, high-speed film by art photographer Sam Aslanian.
UC Davis News: E-commerce software vulnerable to hackers (Press Release)
A popular open-source software for e-commerce is vulnerable to being cheated, computer security researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found.
Australia: Growers lash out at industry review
The so-called Expert Review of the Wine Industry, prepared for the Winemakers Federation of Australia (WFA), investigated many issues.
10 agriculture stories you should read today, Oct. 7
The land-grabbers. The roadkill ghoul. Wear your computer. Superlettuce. Wine without the work. The donkey rebellion. Corn, not glass. Tastes like chicken?
English wine producers upbeat as 2013 harvest begins
English wine producers are confident that this year's harvest can help them to banish memories of a rain-sodden 2012, as picking begins across the country.
NY: New wine laws to promote upstate producers
The Cuomo administration is continuing its program for promoting upstate produce with new legislation that aims to support the marketing of New York wines.
'The Dead Arm' Shiraz Maker Revives Australian Wines
A couple of years ago, the 51-year-old started "de-constructing" The Dead Arm, his flagship shiraz, for his Amazing Sites project. The wine is a blend from many shiraz vineyards. Osborn took some of the wine from each top plot of land and bottled each as a single vineyard wine.
Is French Wine Under Attack?
A proposed law calls it a public danger; winemakers fight back
Ruth Bader Ginsburg blames wine for SOTU nap
The sleep inducement wasn't the president's dulcet tones or less-than-compelling words - it was wine. And this was no swill. It was a "very good California wine" that Justice Anthony Kennedy had brought to a dinner held before the big speech.
Fight Over Genetically Altered Crops Flares in Hawaii
Over the last decade, the state has become a hub for the development of genetically engineered corn and other crops that are sold to farmers around the globe. Monsanto and other seed companies have moved here en masse, and corn now sprouts on thousands of acres where sugar or pineapples once grew.
For Omaha couple's winery, grapes flourish amid the cottonwoods
Deb and Rick Barnett knew when they came around the bend it was the perfect place to live out their dream. With a winding lane shaded by decades-old cottonwoods, backed by a farm pond and fronted with the rolling hills west of Tekamah, the acreage was destined to become Big Cottonwood, the Barnetts' winery.
Lindeman's bids to be 'biggest Australian wine brand in the world'
Lindeman's has launched a million pound UK digital campaign as part of a wider global push for the 170-year-old Australian brand.
How 'Angel' Investors Made Successful
While this business model is an interesting twist in its own right, the most unique aspect of is that the money it gets from the angels is used to literally provide individual wine makers an opportunity to create great wines of their own without having to worry about the financial and distribution aspects of wine-making.
Driving Growth for Ontario's Agri-Food Industry
Premier Kathleen Wynne recognized excellence in agri-food innovation today and challenged the sector to double its growth rate and create 120,000 new jobs in Ontario by 2020.
A Napa-Valley Master Inspires a New Generation
A 20-something winemaker and the team at Dana Estates winery both follow in the footsteps of 'cult Cab' dynamo (and the 20-something's father) Bill Harlan.
Pink Moscato the solution for UK market
Pink Moscato will unlock the potential for Moscato sales in the UK market believes Stephanie Gallo, vice president of marketing at Gallo Family Vineyards.
Bordeaux Producer's Crop Vanishes
2013 has not been the greatest growing season for the Bordelais - and for one winemaker, it just got a lot worse.
NY auction house debuts with Lafite double magnums, top Burgundy
Wally's Auctions will next month add its name to New York's crowded autumn auction scene by selling a selection of lavish wines valued at around US $3 million.
Jackson Estate to build Pinot Noir-specific winery in New Zealand
Talking in Manchester last week at the introduction of its new Jackson Estate Somerset Pinot Noir 2011, Jackson Estate winemaker of nine years Matt Patterson-Green told Harpers the project is currently in design mode. He said for the past two years demand for Pinot Noir from its 100ha has been outstripping supply and it "can't make enough".
PR: Gundlach Bundschu Winery Celebrates 30th Vintage Reserve Release
"I believe the 2010 Vintage Reserve is the best wine we've released in our 156 year history." -Jeff Bundschu
State Department finalized a $5 million order for custom crystal wine glasses for American embassies just hours before the government shutdown
Vermont-based crystal company Simon Pearce commissioned to make 12,000 pieces for American embassies.
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