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  Daily News for Thursday, October 17th
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10/17/13
Consumers' Outlook for U.S. Economy Plunges to Two-Year Low
Americans in October were the most pessimistic about the nation's economic prospects in almost two years as concern mounted that continued political gridlock will hurt the expansion.
10/17/13
Shutdown deal averts catastrophe but leaves economy in peril
The deal reached by Congress on Wednesday to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling averts a financial catastrophe but leaves the weakened U.S. economy facing new threats.
10/17/13
Amazon.com Wine Store Introduces Shipping to New York, Michigan, Arizona and Louisiana
Amazon adds delivery of wine shipped directly from wineries to four states.
10/17/13
Japan considers removing wine tariffs
The Japanese government is considering removing tariffs on imported wine as part of ongoing negotiations, which could also see other countries removing tariffs on sake.
10/17/13
Some Remarkable Fine Wines and Rare Spirits Await Visitors to Asia's Premier Industry Event (Press Release)
The annual HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair takes place November 7-9 in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The fair has developed into a significant marketing platform for vineyards and wineries and a must-visit sourcing ground for international buyers.
10/17/13
Roots to Wine Promotes Yolo/Solano Terroir
Winery group holds first Fresh Press Weekend
10/17/13
Wine Experts: EU Vintners Recover From Bad Harvest
The grape harvest in the European Union has picked up from the extremely bad 2012 season, wine experts said. But key regions in France are still struggling because of bad weather.
10/17/13
Glenora Wine Cellars tries new kind of tank
Forget preconceptions about wine barrels and steel tanks. Glenora Wine Cellars is fermenting one of its wines in a concrete egg.
10/17/13
15 beer and wine facts that may surprise you
Want to sound like a beer aficionado or sommelier at Oktoberfest and Wine & Dine festivities? Recite these 15 beer and wine drinking statistics--they may surprise you!
10/17/13
Wine industry affected by government shutdown too
Although Cullari knew about the looming shutdown he wasn't expecting this.
10/17/13
Wine Critics Jancis Robinson And Antonio Galloni On The Power Of Smell
I started pondering the life of professional sniffers after I read Richard Juhlin's (who holds the world record for most champagne tasted since 1998), recently-released A Scent of Champagne: 8,000 Champagnes Tasted and Rated.
10/17/13
Walla Walla emerges as wine-tasting haven in scenic southeast Washington (photos, video)
The rapid growth in the southeast Washington wine industry over the past decade, from a couple dozen wineries to more than 120, draws attention to Walla Walla from around the world.
10/17/13
BNA Wine Group
A label is born
10/17/13
3 E. coli infections linked; all visited Huber's winery
Three recently reported E. coli cases have been linked to each other using genetic fingerprinting, said Louisville Metro Health Department spokesman Dave Langdon. And the common denominator is that all three infected individuals - two from Louisville and one from Indiana - visited Huber's Orchard, Winery and Vineyards in Starlight, Ind., between Sept. 20 and 28, he said.
10/17/13
A good year: PA wineries may soon compete with state store monopoly
The PLCB carried about 100 different Pennsylvania wines in it state store system as of February. Throughout 2013, the PLCB has worked on a program to make it easier for in-state wineries, especially smaller ones, to get PLCB shelf space.
10/17/13
How Keeping Wine Cold Became a Hot Business
Orlando, Fla.-based Ben Hewitt, creator of the Corkcicle, and partners Stephen Bruner and Eric Miller. Corkcicle was designed to ensure "perfectly chilled wine every time," keeping white wines cool and bringing reds down to the ideal sipping temperature.
10/17/13
Ontario: Dedicated work in the wine industry recognized by award
Being recognized for 38 years of dedicated work is something that Debi Pratt said she is still shocked about. She was named Business Citizen of the Year by the 2013 Niagara Grape and Wine Festival and by RBC.
10/17/13
Billionth bottle for Aussie wine exporter
The makers of Australia's highest selling export wine have produced their one billionth bottle.
10/17/13
MI: Fall is turning out to be a great season for grape harvesters in Jackson County
The quality, not the quantity, is the main goal for the grapes harvested at Jackson-area wineries, which are experiencing a great harvesting season due to the mostly dry and warm fall weather.
10/17/13
NZ: 'Erratic night' for vineyard frost fighters
Grape growers and orchardists were poised for a big night of frost fighting on Tuesday but some found it to be milder than expected.
10/17/13
South Africa fine wine buyers break auction record
South Africa has continued to build its reputation for fine wine after the country's second record-breaking auction within two months raised more than ZAR8.4m (US$843,000).
10/17/13
Spain now third largest wine exporter to China
Spain is now the third biggest wine exporter to China according to recent figures, prompting greater Chinese-Spanish co-operation on the protection of trademarks.
10/17/13
Yellow Tail maker to push US$100 wine
Casella Wines, makers of Yellow Tail, is due to give its US$100 wine brand a big push in order to attract new markets amid narrowing profit margins.
10/17/13
Chilean Wineries Hit by Frost
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir buds damaged by freezing nights, but winemakers say it's too early to panic
10/17/13
7-Eleven to sell upscale wines in some stores
To attract more affluent customers, the convenience store chain where many folks stop for the likes of bargain beer and two-for-one chips has begun to sell upscale wines.
10/17/13
Yountville advances annexation of Domaine Chandon winery
Yountville has begun its move to annex the winery that has been associated with the town for 40 years, but has been just outside its borders.
10/17/13
Gains and losses among Texas wineries
This past weekend saw the closing of Retreat Hill Winery near White Hall, Texas. Billy Cox served his last customer, Helen Nix, at 5:19 p.m. Sunday. I wish this Aggie engineer "good voyages" as he continues with his run through life.
10/17/13
Utah lawmakers hear pitch for alcohol tax increase
When taxes on alcohol go up, consumption and related health and economic problems go down, a Maryland researcher told Utah lawmakers during a presentation on Wednesday.
10/17/13
Scratch and sniff wine book released
Master sommelier Richard Betts has released a "scratch and sniff" wine book that aims to make wine easier to understand.
10/17/13
South Africa fine wine buyers break auction record
South Africa has continued to build its reputation for fine wine after the country's second record-breaking auction within two months raised more than ZAR8.4m (US$843,000)
10/17/13
Chilean Wine Producers Hit by Frost
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir buds damaged by freezing nights, but winemakers say it's too early to panic
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