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  Daily News for Wednesday, October 9th
Gov. Brown supports fracking
Mark Nechodom said the governor backs the controversial oil-production technique.
Shanghai unveils new free-trade zone
China has opened a new free trade zone in Shanghai, which has been touted as the country's boldest financial reform and economic experimentation in decades.
China wine potential beats US, says NZ estate owner
The owner of New Zealand's Jackson Estate has said he sees more growth opportunities in China than in the world's largest wine market, the US.
Paul Hobbs offers to preserve 117 wooded acres
The land will be permanently placed off limits for development under a conservation easement, administered by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District.
Glazer's completes $30 million distribution center in San Antonio
The new distribution center spans over 518,000 square feet of space and rests on 45 acres of property. It is the company's largest facility. It will become Glazer's third major hub in Texas after Dallas and Houston.
Washington State Wines Set Tongues Wagging
University lab uses electronic tongue device to analyze wine
Walla Walla grape growers desperately seeking sunshine
What once had appeared to be a vintage that might end historically early due to a very warm summer now looks to be extended well into this month.
The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, Announces Structural Changes to the Master Sommelier Diploma
The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas today announced structural changes for the Master Sommelier Diploma Examination and the Advanced Sommelier Course and Advanced Sommelier Examination for 2014 and the future.
Californian wine industry lacks "leadership"
California is failing to fully promote the dynamic nature of its wine industry, but lacks the personalities to do it, according to Lieutenant Governor of California, Gavin Newsom.
Attendance down at revamped Harvest Fair
Attendance dropped precipitously at the annual Sonoma County Harvest Fair this weekend following controversial changes intended to save the money-losing event, but organizers vowed to continue the festival again next year.
New Daily Deal Site: Small Company with Big Backing Unveils Innovative Solution for $100-Million Winery Problem
Underground Cellar, the new wine start-up founded by technology entrepreneur Jeffrey Shaw, has reconstructed an innovative solution to a problem plaguing the $1.4 billion direct-to-consumer wine industry: deep-discount websites.
Who are the top 100 private landowners in the US?
The Land Report 100 is the tale of the tape for America's biggest landowners. Just to get a seat at the table (100th place) requires 100,000 acres.
Chablis battles rot to secure 2013 harvest
For Chablis winemakers who can manage rot in their vineyards, the 2013 harvest may yet yield some pleasantly surprising wines, say producers.
Latour's Pinault hires Araujo consultant to bolster communications
Chateau Latour owner Francois Pinault has hired a family member from his newly-acquired Araujo Estate to improve his communications strategy.
invino launches new wine customization platform inclub
invino, a private sale site for wine owned by US-based Good Company Wines, has launched an advanced wine club - inclub - which uses algorithm-based selections to tailor shipments to individual palates.
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.
California 2013: "Another excellent vintage"
California is hailing 2013 another first-rate vintage, following last year's harvest, which was extremely highly rated right across the state.
2013 catches out uninsured growers
Maison Louis Jadot President Pierre-Henri Gagey has outlined the extent of July's hail damage in the Côte de Beaune, which has affected a third of his Burgundy vineyards.
Australia set for 50% wine import boost in China
Exports of Australian wine into China are expected to rise by 50% over the next three years, according to Weekly Times Now.
11-year-old designs NASA space brewery
An 11-year-old schoolboy in the US has won a NASA competition to design an experiment to be conducted in space - on how microgravity affects brewing beer.
Raise a regional glass to Drink Local Wine week
This is Regional Wine Week, the sixth annual celebration of the growth of the U.S. wine industry beyond the West Coast.
"He said, she said" pits beer against wine
Suddenly confronted by an entree of pretzel-encrusted chicken served atop roasted butternut squash with stone-ground mustard creme sauce, you must make a decision: Do I select a really tasty craft beer to wash this down? How about a fine wine kissed with sunshine from some venerable California winery?
TN: Village Wines' former owner accused in fraud scheme
The former owner of Village Wines, a Hillsboro Village wine store, has been accused of misrepresentation and fraud related to more than $65,000 in financing provided by local investors.
ON WINE: Wine yens generally follow one's generation
Millennials (21- to 34-year-olds) may get wine sales hype, but Boomers (47- to 64-year-olds) own wine market share.
Craft beer, wine and art venues getting started
Two new businesses are opening this week in downtown Huntington. The Tap House is now open at Heritage Station, and Wine and Design is hosting a grand opening from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at 948 4th Ave.
Russian River Valley's Sleepless Harvest
Overall the consensus is that this year's grape quality across all varieties is outstanding and as the vines in the valley begin the next phase in their life cycle, the growers and winemakers reflect on another successful harvest in the Russian River Valley and begin the next steps in their quest to create wines that inherently express where they are from.
Hammonton Planning Board OKs Tomasello Winery expansion
Tomasello Winery will expand its Hammonton facility with a 2,095-square-foot wine-tasting and showroom area, after getting unanimous approval from the Planning Board.
Okanagan Wine Growers video series - with Anthony Gismondi
The stunning backdrop of the Okanagan Valley is the perfect setting for the wineries to share their dreams and aspirations with Vancouver Sun readers.
The War Over Wine, By James Conoway
Who's the new guard?!
The 12 Best Restaurants in New York for Wine
The best are products of imagination, dedication, energy, resources and a clear point of view. They offer worthy wines in all price ranges.
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