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  Daily News for Monday, October 14th
Shutdown Affecting Wine Imports

COLAs and new winery permits are put on hold

Grape Market Insights: Winegrape harvest set to 'go long' in 2013
Going long on crop size is hard on the whole vineyard and winery team right now, but it will give brands the juice they need to make their growing sales goals.
Winemakers pleased with quality, size of early 2013 harvest
Early to start, the 2013 North Coast winegrape season is heading toward largely an early finish this month and is sizing up to be above the average for the past several years, in some cases rivaling last year's record crop.
Effects of warming climate revealed to wine industry
The final 297-page report titled 'A window into hotter and drier futures: Phenological shifts and adaptive practices', is the culmination of a three-year research project, funded by Australia's Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC), Department of Agriculture, and complementary State Natural Resource Management Programs.
Vineyards Spread as Climate Warms, Wine Author Robinson Says
Vineyards are spreading in regions including China and northern Europe as rising global temperatures permit grapes to ripen in more marginal areas and demand spreads to new markets ...
SVB On Wine: Millennials Aren't All That.
The Millennial Generation even today, represents only around 15% of total wine consumption. Millennials are drinking inexpensive wine ...
Tenth Anniversary of the Top 100 Tasting
You can meet a slew of world-renowned winemakers on Tuesday at our Top 100 event, a benefit for San Francisco Baykeeper.
Restaurateurs keep up the fight on health care
Debate over spending, the federal budget and the debt ceiling have dominated Congress for the past few weeks and aren't likely to end anytime soon. But that doesn't mean the industry has stopped its fight for changes to the health care law.
Central Coast landmark Qupe winery finds a partner in Charles Banks
The controlling interest in landmark Central Coast winery Qupé has been acquired by investor Charles Banks. Bob Lindquist, the pioneering original owner, will stay on as a partner and winemaker.
Over The Barrel | South African wine auction exceeds R8 million
At the record-breaking 29th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction in South Africa, the biggest foreign buyer was the United Kingdom.
In Search of Austria's Next Ambassador Grape
Ever since the proliferation of Grüner Veltliner in cheap liter-size bottles, the wine world has been ready for a new grape from the region to fall in love with. Lettie Teague samples the nation's best bottles.
A dose of Chardonnay's serious side
It's a great time to be looking for thoughtful examples of the new American Chardonnay.
Take That! Texas Winery 'Bending Branch' Wins Double Gold At America's Toughest Wine Competition
Bending Branch ranked above a host of more familiar names from California, as well as wines from as far away as Australia ...
Millennials Are Changing the Wine Industry With Their Wine-Guzzling
Millennials are drinking more wine than the lame-os of generations past, and it's changing the face of the industry. And they said we'd never accomplish anything.
The Merlot Generation: Millenials' extreme wine consumption changing industry
"This generation wants to know the story of a wine. You are going to see bottles with generous amounts of information that have a cool design that is authentic and appeals to people so they don't look like everything else on the shelf."
Windsor-area winery seeks expansion
Windsor Oaks winery, located at the end of a country lane just north of Windsor, wants to more than double its production capacity and begin catering to the public by adding several dozen promotional and wine events annually.
Red Hook Winery back in action after Sandy
A Brooklyn winery close to shutting down after Superstorm Sandy is now bottling and selling this year's harvest
Build it and they will come, it is said ... unless you have to tear it down
St. Jorge, a small winery, expanded by ignoring the law and blowing off repeated warnings with a baffling disregard for inevitable consequences.
The Great Wine & Food Matching Myth
There is no wine and food matching. That's all a big delusion. All the principles of wine and food matching are a complex set of metaphors that actually have no basis whatsoever. I'm just saying 'Stop it!'
Increased Ad Spending on Tap for Beer, Liquor Makers
Beer and spirits ads have long graced the airwaves, but these days some networks are serving drinks with a noticeable twist: beverages mixed into scripts and sets, or liquor ads that take an extra splash of the spotlight
Wine-On-Tap Trend Gains Steam On-Premise
One strong trend in the on-premise wine scene of late has been the spread of wines on tap. Key brands are steadily entering the segment, inspiring on-premise players from independents to national accounts to get onboard.
"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.
Champagne Tips 2013 As Vintage Year
While most wine regions in France have done it tough in 2013, the Champenois are feeling pretty pleased
Darden latest restaurant company targeted by activist investor
Shareholder calls for split of Red Lobster, Olive Garden from specialty portfolio.
Rob Mondavi Jr. delivers his wine in "Spook-O-Grams" leaving people SPELLBOUND (Press Release)
An online wine event with VinFormant that leaves wine lovers Spellbound.
An oasis of music and wine in Baja
In the hills above Ensenada, Don Heriberto Aguilar has carved out a life playing sorrowful ballads and songs of hope while drinking the deep reds he produces
Hong Kong Collector Sues American for Questioning Wines' Authenticity
Henry Tang has accused Don Cornwell of libel after L.A. lawyer challenged Burgundies.
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