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  Daily News for Monday, October 21st
Breakneck 2013 harvest brings a few lessons
"It was different, but it was good."
A Fight Over Vineyards Pits Redwoods Against Red Wine
In the California wine mecca of Sonoma County, climate change is pitting redwood lovers against red wine lovers.
Napa's own wine trade show
Although the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium coming up in January in Sacramento is larger as a national event, the Wine + Grape Expo sponsored by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers on Nov. 14 at the Expo has become a vital event for local growers - and winemakers.
Sonoma County Wineries Push the Envelope on Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences
Sonoma County wineries have always shown creativity when it comes to developing unique wine tourism experiences for visitors.
Sauvignon Blanc Advocacy Group, Summertime In A Glass Thrilled About 2013 Harvest
A variety of growers and winemakers from the region have offered their views to the Sauvignon Blanc advocacy organization, Summertime in a Glass (SIAG) as has SIAG executive director, Bryan Dias.
Impacts of Government Shutdown on TTB Online Systems-What You Need to Know
The government shutdown may have affected your Formulas Online submissions and COLAs Online applications. Read on to learn how the rules for automatic date-based status changes in both online systems may have affected recent submissions to these TTB Online systems.
BC Wineries Grapple With Industrial Projects
British Columbia vineyard owners fear neighbor's expansion plans could hinder agri-tourism business
Inside an Online Wine Dealer
Staten Island became one of New York's boroughs more than a century ago (it was Richmond until being renamed), and yet there is still occasional debate over whether it should be part of the city.
CIA presents wine series in Napa
The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone is introducing a new "Exploring Napa Valley Wine" series at 500 First St., Napa, the former Copia space, on select weekends from Oct. 18 to Dec. 29.
Henry Tang sues US lawyer over wine auction claims
Hong Kong's former first secretary, Henry Tang, is suing a US-based lawyer who questioned the authenticity of a small number of wines he sold via auction earlier this year.
Windsor winery gets OK for expansion, public events
A Windsor winery was granted approval Thursday to more than double its production capacity and hold more than a couple dozen public events annually, despite protests from nearby residents worried about the increased traffic and potential disruption it could bring.
Environment key to Okanagan winery
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is up for another award, though this time it isn't for one of their wines. The Oliver winery has been named as one of two private-sector finalists for an environmental award at the Real Estate Foundation of B.C.'s Land Awards Gala.
Grape becomes UK's top wine buying cue
According to Wine Intelligence's latest "UK Landscape" report, released this week, 70% of consumers choose wine due to the grape variety or varieties, making it the number one buying cue.
So You Want to Go to Winemaking School?
What wine lover doesn't secretly want to be a winemaker? Lettie Teague spends a few days studying at the nation's pre-eminent winemaking school and learns what it really takes
Global Wine Expo takes shape in the Huailai Valley
It was hard to believe we were only a 90-minute drive from Beijing, a travel time that will be reduced to 27 minutes when a high-speed rail from the city is completed.
Cuomo signs bill allowing licenses for New York farm cideries
The law will take effect in 90 days, the governor's office said in a news release. The state has already established licenses for farm producers of wine, spirits and beer, but not for cider.
What's next for former home of Naches Heights Vineyard?
"The venue formerly known as the NHV tasting room will remain open as Aecetia Vineyard at Naches Heights. Just as it has during the past 18 months, the venue will be available for weddings and special events."
South Africa: Stellenbosch wine giants see hardly any dissent
That said, there was evidence of some shareholder engagement at both meetings. At the Distell meeting "only" 67.6 percent of shareholders voted in support of the resolution placing 10 percent of the unissued shares under the control of the directors.
Washington wine's big 2 excited about harvest's final weeks
For the two men responsible for making more wine than anyone else in Washington state, the 2013 harvest could not be wrapping up more gracefully.
Texas wine profiles: Winemakers
During Texas Wine Month in October, I'm profiling some Texans you can expect to see more of in the future ...
Winery spending $300 million on expansion in Lodi
There's more than the usual fall-harvest buzz at Trinchero Family Estate's Westside winery.
BottleRock festival debts remain unpaid
Settlement offer "is the last/best chance" for BottleRock to avoid a liquidation in which creditors would get "pennies, if anything, on their debt."
Vancouver International Wine Festival to focus on bubbles
Festival organizers pointed out that 25 percent of the wineries entered will be pouring for the first time during festivities headquartered at the Vancouver Convention Centre. They are scheduled to pour 1,750 wines during 54 events from Feb. 24 to March 2.
Kermit Lynch, Terroirist
"Now I go into restaurants and I'm asking the sommelier, "Where's this from?" It's a treat."
Constellation Brands VP Unloads $2,530,000 in Stock (STZ)
Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 93,217 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,895,975.
SVB On Wine: The Highest Return on Your Time Invested
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Bonny Doon Winery to open tasting room in Davenport
After a five-year stint on Santa Cruz's Westside, Randall Grahm, owner of Bonny Doon Vineyard, will bring his business to Davenport's main strip.
Aussie Wine Wizard Breaks Rules With $110 Pinot Noir
Start with a mysterious, mega-rich, wine-loving Indonesian entrepreneur living in Singapore. Then tap a talented young Australian winemaker known for his silky, savory pinot noirs.
French fine winemakers take root in China
Some of France's elite winemakers are planting vines in China, looking to produce the "perfect grape" in the country, according to Economic Times.
Barefoot Seeks Expansion Through Aggressive Innovation
In late spring, Gallo launched Barefoot Refresh, a line of four lightly carbonated wines meant for casual consumption over ice-a format that appears to target spirits drinkers.
Local landowners agree that groundwater must be managed - but how?
"If we're going to make progress, everyone is going to have to make a compromise, including us."
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