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  Daily News for Tuesday, October 15th
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10/15/13
Glazer's Establishes Operations In Canada, Signs Several Key Suppliers
Glazer's, which has emphasized globalization as a pillar of its long-term growth strategy, has established operations in Canada, one of the world's largest premium drinks markets. Dallas-based Glazer's has created Glazer's of Canada LLC to handle the company's nascent Canadian agency/broker business.
10/15/13
Jackson Family's Banke keen for more deals
Jackson Family Wines' chairman, Barbara Banke, is still keen to add vineyards to her haul of the past two years, with owners across Oregon and California more willing to consider offers than in the past.
10/15/13
ZAP: Zinfandel Experience gets new format, venue in 2014
After 22 years, ZAP has redesigned its annual event ...
10/15/13
Making the Most of Every Drop: Sustainable Ag Expo Takes on Topic of Water Management
Balancing finite water resources like the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin will be a critical issue at the upcoming Sustainable Ag Expo, Nov. 18 and 19 at the Madonna Inn Expo Center in San Luis Obispo, California.
10/15/13
Texas Winery on the Auction Block
5,000-case producer Pheasant Ridge Winery to be sold Nov. 6
10/15/13
Cheers! Airlines strive to select perfect wines
At a time when airlines are complaining of high jet fuel prices and charging for any service, there's one amenity they won't cut back on: wine. Airlines across the world buy millions of gallons of wine each year and hire sommeliers and masters of wine to craft elaborate menus.
10/15/13
Director aims to 're-energize' SBCVA
Morgen McLaughlin, director since mid-April of the Santa Barbara County Vintners' Association, has already helped bring the organization global recognition via her familiarity with social media.
10/15/13
Growers lose patent case against USDA, grape commission
Cultivation of ill-gotten plant stock did not constitute "public use," a federal judge said, ruling against grape growers and upholding the government's patents and the California Table Grape Commission's exclusive license for two grape varieties.
10/15/13
The (Me)rlot Generation: Millenials' extreme wine consumption changing industry
In May, TIME magazine published a trend piece about millennials titled "The Me Me Me Generation," but it failed to mention one interesting characteristic of our often-scolded generation: We're turning the wine industry over on its head.
10/15/13
Cleveland-based Lina Wines looks to put a unique, fruit-flavored spin on sweet varietals
Following in the steps of the Conway Brothers at Great Lakes Brewing Company and Tom Lix at Cleveland Whiskey, Lina Wines was founded to fill a niche that the partners discovered: no one had a whole line of fruit-flavor-fortified wines locally. They set out to gear theirs toward Northeast Ohio's sweet wine palates.
10/15/13
Harvest time in the Finger Lakes wine region: 'It gets crazy around here'
Fast and furious is the name of the game at Finger Lakes vineyards this month, as the harvest for the grapes that will turn into the 2013 vintage hits high gear.
10/15/13
Berger: Hidden costs of making wine
As with any agricultural product, wine goes through cycles similar to boom and bust, but what the consumer doesn't see are the bad times, which can occur for various reasons at any time.
10/15/13
PR: Sustainable Wastewater Treatment System for Food & Beverage Industry Now Commercially Available
Cambrian Innovation launches EcoVolt, the first and only industrial-scale bioelectrically enhanced wastewater treatment system for sustainable water management.
10/15/13
Red wine, grape skin compound could treat cancers
Resveratrol, a compound present in grape skin and red wine, could help treat several cancers.
10/15/13
Why Good Wine Tastes Like Buttery Popcorn
Hungarian wine, specifically Tokaji, is known all over the world. Adventurous sojourners who enjoy vodka would appreciate a shot of Hungarian palinka, as well.
10/15/13
Millennials are drinking so much wine they're changing how it's sold
According to an analyst for the Canadean Wine Report, Millennials over 21 years old are drinking more wine than previous generations did at their age.
10/15/13
Queen's wine merchant Berry Bros posts £7.3m loss in 'darkest hour before the dawn'
Centuries-old family merchant books loss after major £25m strategy overhaul
10/15/13
Japan eyeing removal of wine tariffs to increase sake exports
The Japanese government is reportedly looking at removing tariffs on imported wine which might also lead other countries to remove their own tariffs on sake, which is the country's chief alcoholic export. The current administration believes that this plan will benefit domestic consumers and also significantly increase Japan's sake exports.
10/15/13
Fresno County winery seeks vote for $250,000 grant
A Valley company is hoping to advance in an online contest-organized by Chase Bank. Engelmann Cellars is one of several Valley entries for Chase's Mission Main Street Grant.
10/15/13
Yountville looks at annexing Domaine Chandon site
An addition of the Chandon building would be Yountville's first expansion or boundary change since its incorporation in 1965. State law defines a sphere of influence as the "probable physical boundary and service area of a local agency," and any annexations by a town or city must be consistent with that territory.
10/15/13
Big Valley District and Kelsey Bench American Viticulture Areas Approved
David Weiss, chairman of the Big Valley District and Kelsey Bench Growers Committee, announced the recent publication of the final rule establishing two new American Viticultural Areas, or AVAs in Lake County by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.
10/15/13
Young Italian Winemakers Challenging Old Timers in Barolo
To judge how far barolo has come in the past three decades, check out the prices on some of these better-known bottlings. Angelo Gaja "Sperss" goes for $315, Brovia Monprivato, $372, while Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Riserva costs $638.
10/15/13
10 agriculture stories you should read today
Water crisis at the gates. Forget MBA, get an ag degree. Cheating the reaper. Right to drone. The queen is dead. Plow battle of the sexes. RIP Ratzilla. Pitchfork Perfect.
10/15/13
Chile Wine Prices Seen by Ciatti Rising After Damage Last Month
Chile exported 596.4 million liters (158 million gallons) of bulk, bottled, sparkling and packed wines in January through August, with average prices falling from $2.50 a liter in the same period last year to $2.03 a liter in the first eight months this year.
10/15/13
Winemaker credits Cohn with fostering creativity
"Bruce fosters creativity and the love of land and lifestyle that we all have become endeared with."
10/15/13
Confidence in economy plunging, says new poll
The "Economic Confidence Index" measured by the polling firm Gallup Inc. averaged a minus 39, down five points from the prior week. That followed a 12-point drop during the first week of the government shutdown.
10/15/13
Bacchus exits Central Coast winery
San Francisco private equity firm Bacchus Capital Management LLC says it has exited its investment in Central Coast wine producer Qupe
10/15/13
Californian vintners respond to "precious and limited" water
In California during the inaugural California Wine Summit from 1-4 October, both Steve Lohr and Matt Gallo stressed the challenges surrounding water use.
10/15/13
Cheers! Airlines strive to select perfect wines
Airlines hire sommeliers and masters of wine to craft menus.
10/15/13
PR: Introducing "California Square" - The Wine That Doesn't Cut Corners
Truett-Hurst releases super-premium wine in first-of-its-kind square bottle
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