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  Daily News for Wednesday, October 16th
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10/16/13
Winery Hiring Stays Strong Through September
All key wine industry metrics positive during past six months
10/16/13
Supplier News: Delectable Teams Up with VinTank to Unite Wineries and Wine Lovers
Delectable is the only wine app integrated within the VinTank platform, and joins Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Foursquare to create the most comprehensive social-listening aggregation available for the wine industry.
10/16/13
Delectable and VinTank aim to unite wineries with consumers
Interesting wine news for those that like to follow mobile apps and the social networking industry.
10/16/13
Californian vintners respond to "precious and limited" water
An increasing pressure on water supply in California is driving vintners to trial more accurate methods to measure evaporation rates from the state's vineyards.
10/16/13
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.
10/16/13
Supreme Court tosses Santa Maria groundwater rights case
The Santa Maria basin adjudication process cost all parties involved a total of more than $11 million through just the first 12 years of the court battles.
10/16/13
Treasury Americas To Debut Pepperjack, Australia's Top Selling Red Wine By Value
Yellow Tail Maker Plans $100 Wine, Spritzers in Profit Hunt
10/16/13
Napa Harvest Report: Harvest draws to a close
A remarkably early and trouble-free growing season is almost in the books, report correspondents from around the Napa Valley.
10/16/13
Wine Talk: The future of Aussie wine
Once upon a time in the Land of Oz, there was a plan to establish a beachhead for Australian wine in California, from whence the Aussies would take the American wine market, the largest market for wine in the world, by storm. Funded in part by the Australian government, the plan seemed to work.
10/16/13
Local company to release documentary on Idaho's wine industry
Peppershock Media will be chronicling three wine regions of Idaho and explaining the history of the industry from the first vineyard planted in 1864, to the more than 50 wineries in Idaho today.
10/16/13
Yellow Tail Maker Plans $100 Wine, Spritzers Amid Profit Hunt
The winemaker, whose signature product sells for about $7.50 a bottle in U.S. stores and inspired the growth of low-priced, easy-drinking Australian 'critter labels', will charge about 13 times as much for the 'Casella 1919' brand when it's released later this year, Managing Director John Casella said in an interview in Sydney yesterday.
10/16/13
How Prohibition affected America's wine palate
St. John, 53, and her father, Jim Pedroncelli, 81, are scheduled to be at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History next week for events marking the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition on Dec. 5, 1933. The events - subject to cancellation if the government shutdown has not ended - include a fundraising dinner and a public oral history session.
10/16/13
Jordan Winery Sales Team Brings Digital Wine List App to National Marketplace
Currently used in 14 states and Canada, Tastevin was created by John Jordan, CEO of Jordan Vineyard & Winery, and wine technology entrepreneur, Josh Hermsmeyer, who saw an unmet need in the fast-growing tablet wine list market and created a second company to develop Tastevin.
10/16/13
Economists explore 'loca-pouring' of wines
According to a team of researchers from Cornell's Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the d├ęcor and menu are the most useful predictors of whether restaurants across the state will offer New York wines.
10/16/13
PR: Most Advanced 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.
10/16/13
No really, they're making wine for cats in Japan
The wine is called Nyan Nyan Nouveau, named after the "nyan" meow sound in Japanese. It's made from Cabernet grape juice with a little Vitamin C and catnip mixed in
10/16/13
The ultimate wine reference book gets a new edition
In her introduction, Robinson notes, "This world is very different even from the wine world of 2007, when the last (sixth) edition was published, and is completely unrecognizable compared with the size, let alone state, of the world of wine in, say 1985, when the third edition was published.
10/16/13
Wine museum planned for AT&T building in Santa Rosa
The proposed California Wine Discovery Museum, occupying the building's lower level, would portray the past, present and future of California winemaking and would include wine tasting, said Lindsay Austin, a tech entrepreneur who is heading the nonprofit museum's board.
10/16/13
Is "Leaning In" Making Alcoholics Of Us?
In her new book, Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, Ann Dowsett Johnston explores the complex relationship between feminism, professional stress, and hardline perfectionism with...you guessed it - the rising rates of female alcoholism.
10/16/13
Women in Wine Leadership Symposium 2nd Annual Conference Celebrates Women in the Wine Industry
The second annual Women in Wine Leadership Symposium (WWLS) held on October 7, 2013 at the Helen Mills event space in Manhattan was an inspiring and joyful gathering of women in the wine world.
10/16/13
Bruce Tyrrell: The Father of the Age of Semillon
Q&A with fourth-generation producer Bruce Tyrrell
10/16/13
20 Best Winery Restaurants Around the World
The Daily Meal celebrates the most exemplary epicurean endeavors at the world's best wineries
10/16/13
Top wines shine at Taste Ontario 2013
Taste Ontario was held in Ottawa (The Westin Hotel) on Monday, October 7 and in Toronto (ROM) on Thursday, October 10 with essential support from Wine Country Ontario.
10/16/13
Moet-Hennessy of LVMH group to launch first India-made sparkling wine
French wine and spirits maker Moet-Hennessy will launch its first 'made in India' sparkling wine in the next few days, persons familiar with the matter said.
10/16/13
CO: Palisade-area winemakers get creative as cold weather nips grapes
First it was hail that pounded the vines in 2009. Then freezing winter weather decimated the next year's crop. Skip forward to 2013 to a spring freeze that killed some varieties of grapes completely and so damaged entire vines that they had to be cut back to nubs.
10/16/13
Raccoons and cartoons an agriculture time bomb
The Rascal raccoon saga is a textbook case of allowing an invasive species in through the front door.
10/16/13
Is Wine Snobbery Dead?
Or has it just changed its stripes?
10/16/13
Police smash fake wine chicken farm
Police in China have raided an abandoned chicken farm in Shandong and broken up a fake wine manufacturing ring.
10/16/13
Multi-millionaire Australian wine veteran funds America's Cup bid
A multi-millionaire Australian winemaker who made his fortune by selling off Rosemount Estate at its peak will spearhead his country's bid to win the next America's Cup yacht race.
10/16/13
Champagne enforcers chase 1,000 cases per year
A Californian spring water company is the latest to draw the ire of Champagne's ruling council, which claims to investigate up to 1,000 potential breaches of the region's protected name status every year.
10/16/13
Sitting Down with Banshee Wines Co-Founder Baron Ziegler
Banshee Wines is rapidly gaining popularity across the country, and we can see why, as one of its co-founders started collecting French wine at age 13.
10/16/13
Woman arrested on suspicion of injuring man at Upvalley winery
She allegedly scratched the man's neck to prevent him from leaving.
10/16/13
Bordeaux 2013 Vintage May Fall More Than 20% as Rain Rots Grapes
Bordeaux wine output will probably fall more than the 20 percent forecast last month after rain at the end of September caused grapes to rot, prompting some growers to speed up harvesting, the local wine bureau said.
10/16/13
Artesa's "Chainsaw Wine"
Another winery wants to clearcut redwoods to plant vineyards-and this time, the courts might actually allow it.
10/16/13
Wine for cats goes on sale in Japan
Japanese pet food and supplement maker B&H Lives has launched a wine for cats called Nyan Nyan Nouveau ("Meow Nouveau").
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