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  Daily News for Friday, October 11th
Wine Policy Day Shot Down by Shutdown

WineAmerica's pilot program largely postponed

Charles Banks Acquires Historic Qupé Winery in Santa Maria Valley Appellation
Banks becomes majority stake holder, with legendary winemaker, Bob Lindquist, remaining on board as partner
Treasury Wine Estates Americas Taps Wine Group Veteran As New Chief Winemaker
Richardson most recently served as winemaker for The Wine Group's Cupcake brand. Prior to that, he held winemaking roles at both Concannon Vineyard and E.&J. Gallo Winery.
"Shameful" Ruling Over Barolo Borders
The expansion of the Cannubi 'cru' could cast "doubt on the credibility of all the vineyard boundaries" in the region.
California Wine Summit in pictures
Attendees of the Summit, which was held across San Francisco, Sonoma and Napa, tasted over 350 wines and met 125 vintners over the course of five days last week.
Buena Vista Winery wins preservation award
Sonoma's Buena Vista Winery was awarded the 2013 California Preservation Design Award for "Craftsmanship/Preservation Technology" at the 30th annual California Preservation Awards in San Francisco.
Shutdown puts a cork in Boston's fastest-growing wine business
There will be less holiday cheer in 2013 for Latitude Beverage Co. of Boston - about 45,000 gallons less, to be exact. That's how much of the wine company's product is held up in a California wine country warehouse, awaiting a government rubber stamp that, this year, probably won't be home for Christmas.
PR: Pernod Absinthe Announces Return To Original Recipe
Recreated using original formula from records dating back to 1800s
PR: Governor Cuomo Signs Legistlation Designating the Adirondack Coast Wine Trail
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the signing of a series of new laws that will continue the state's efforts to better market and promote New York wine by designating portions of the state highways near wineries and vineyards as Wine Trails.
Violet Grgich attends Special Award Ceremony at French Film Festival for Documentary about Miljenko "Mike" Grgich
"Like the Old Vine" describes how famed winemaker achieved his American Dream.
French government rebuffs claims it is 'anti-wine'
France's health ministry has rubbished suggestions that it plans to put stricter health warnings on wine labels or that the government will raise taxes on wine.
Champagne 2013 harvest yields under pressure
Champagne is the latest region of France to see its 2013 harvest come under pressure from rot, but there is a mixed picture with picking only just underway in several key areas.
New Rioja president targets rise in exports
Spain's financial crisis means Rioja must redouble efforts to find drinkers abroad, the new president of the region''s ruling council has said.
Margaret River "must remain hungry"
Western Australia's Margaret River wine region needs to promote itself or become overlooked, warns David Hohnen from the area's McHenry Hohnen Winery.
S.J. board puts cork in winery's expansion plan
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday overturned a county Planning Commission decision and denied a permit to expand an Acampo winery.
Former Oddbins owner Nick Baile dies
Nick Baile, the man who ran UK off-licence chain Oddbins for over a decade during the 70s and early 80s, died yesterday.
Top 10 wines in the US press
Irene Virbila recommends a "versatile, food-friendly wine that goes with just about anything" and Dave McIntyre picks out a "supple and elegant, yet powerful and refined" red.
Maker of 'Dead Arm' shiraz resurrects Aussie wine
Australian winemaker Chester Osborn, just back from China, is wearing a loud, colorful shirt featuring an electric purple paisley pattern.
Wine-Flavored Lollipops Offer Sweets For An Adult
The new wine lollipops are available in Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Merlot flavors. The new candy flavors are available individually and as a mixed pack of wines.
NY: Law permits roadside wine sales
Brad Rickard, an expert in horticulture economics at Cornell University, says the overall economic impact of the new legislation is likely to be minor. But it could still be good news for small-scale producers, he says.
Neighbors Want Winery Amphitheater Torn Down Over Permits, Noise Complaints
The amphitheater-or wine garden, as the owner prefers to call it-is nestled in the back of the St. Jorge Winery in Acampo.
MI: New winery to open in Alanson
Thanks to the development of new grape hybrids amenable to colder climates, Michigan's Tip of the Mitt region has seen a mini boom of vineyards.
Jackson Family Wines to buy Willamette Valley winery
The Jackson Family Wines, an American company known for its Kendall-Jackson brand, has signed an agreement to purchase a new estate in Willamette Valley, Oregon.
A Chile wind is blowing
The Chilean wine industry is no stranger to adversity, hurdles and bumps in the road. But unlike Ontario and to a lesser extent B.C., Chile's obstacles have been more than a matter of weather.
Farm breweries bubbling up in NY
Under the state's new farm brewery license, 14 local farm breweries have opened since January. The farm brewery license exempts local breweries from needing additional permits to serve beer and cider by the glass.
Workers labor into the night to bring in this year's Spring Mountain grapes
With its higher elevation, Spring Mountain Vineyard's harvest is still going strong as workers pick cabernet grapes from a steep slope before sunrise.
Harvest wrapping up on Washington's Red Mountain
Most winemakers and growers are wrapping up their picking for the 2013 vintage. Harvest began in late August, about a week earlier than normal.
Governor signs growler bill
The bill ends confusion over the rules for filling the big beer jugs.
Oregon liquor agency hires new enforcement officer
Oregon's liquor agency has hired a former assistant Portland police chief to head its enforcement division.
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