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  Daily News for Friday, October 25th
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10/25/13
Sommelier Journal suspends publication
Minutes ago, Sommelier Journal announced that it has "suspended publication." Perhaps the magazine is not completely dead as David Vogels, former editor and publisher of Sommelier Journal, said in the letter sent to its contributors (which includes yours truly), that his team is "currently negotiating with a group that hopes to purchase the title and resume publishing the magazine at some point within the next year."
10/25/13
A high-tech harvest at Conn Creek Winery
Mike McGrath grabs a handful of glistening berries dropping from the stainless-steel cowling at the output end of what looks like some futuristic orbital vehicle.
10/25/13
Supplier News: AgroThermal Systems Announces Cab Franc Results from Trials Conducted at Mission Estate in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Thermal Plant Treatment (TPT) is a multi-purpose technology that can help improve fruit set, yields and pest control as well as improve fruit quality and crop protection.
10/25/13
Rack & Riddle expands to Healdsburg
The warehouse where Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services plans to open shop in Healdsburg stretched vast and empty this week as co-owners Bruce Lundquist and Rebecca Faust considered how they would lay out the space.
10/25/13
French Wine Exports Reach Record Highs
The value of French wine exports hit a record high in 2012 - thanks to buoyant luxury-wine sales and strong demand from Asian markets - and they have continued to rise this year.
10/25/13
Burgundy Winemaker Patrick Bize Dies at 61
Savigny producer dies after tragic car accident; a beloved grower and winemaker.
10/25/13
Landmark Vineyards Debuts Overlook Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir Expands Sonoma Winery's Overlook Program
10/25/13
Sandor Mayer Celebrates 20th Harvest of Innovative Okanagan Valley Winemaking
Groundbreaking experimentation paved way for major new varietals in Canadian viticulture
10/25/13
Chateau LaFayette Reneau Sold in New York
Glenora Wine Cellars group now one of the larger producers in Finger Lakes area.
10/25/13
Wine Press Northwest 14th annual Platinum Judging
Judging for Wine Press Northwest's 14th annual Platinum Judging started on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Clover Island Inn in Kennewick.
10/25/13
Sauternes producer says tenth of 2013 harvest stolen
In a bizarre finale to a difficult year, a Sauternes wine producer has said it has lost a tenth of its normal grape haul after they were harvested overnight by someone else.
10/25/13
Pernod Ricard, Treasury hit by China slowdown
China's richest have continued to get richer in 2013, but several wine and spirits companies have warned that consumer demand for premium drinks is more sluggish than expected.
10/25/13
Santa Rita plans expansion in Chile's Pumanque appellation
Santa Rita Estates is looking to plant more vines in Chile's Pumanque appellation, citing it as one of the country's most exciting up-and-coming wine areas.
10/25/13
Christians to get 80 lashes for drinking communion wine in Iran
A court in the Iranian city of Rasht has sentenced four members of the Church of Iran to 80 lashes each for drinking wine during a communion service.??
10/25/13
Chardonnay Masters medallists to debut at Wine Experience
Medal winners from the inaugural Global Chardonnay Masters from the drinks business will be on show this Friday and Saturday at the Bettane+Desseauve Wine Experience London.
10/25/13
Wine's Pedigree Faked
European authorities are pursuing a network of counterfeiters who passed off hundreds of bottles of mediocre wine as Romanée-Conti, often considered the best and most expensive wine in the world.
10/25/13
Why Women Have A Complicated Love Affair With Wine
As someone who is solidly a part of the generation of women who watched "Sex and the City" a good 15 years before entering their 30s -- and as someone who aspired to be one of those fabulous New York ladies who had deep conversations with her girlfriends over drinks -- I've always seen wine as primarily a means for connection and relaxation.
10/25/13
Millennial Trendspotting: Is Wine Really Just for Special Occasions?
True or False: "Wine is transitioning to something people can enjoy on all occasions."
10/25/13
Kennewick wine center nearer to reality
"It's time to stop talking and get the shovels ready," said port commission Chairman Skip Novakovich.
10/25/13
Student Dies in Winery Accident
A 22-year old student from northern France has died after falling in a wine tank and suffering carbon dioxide poisoning.
10/25/13
Elertus unveils new wine protection system
With the help of wireless sensor, the system connects to home and business Wi-Fi networks to monitor and alert customers on the protection of their wine cellar, wine cooler, or liquor cabinet door.
10/25/13
The results of the World Wine Awards of Canada 2013
Value by any other measure wouldn't be half as good!
10/25/13
Yao Family Wines introduces Napa Crest
Yao Family Wines, the Napa Valley winery founded by former NBA star Yao Ming, has announced the release of its inaugural vintage of Napa Crest 2010 Napa Valley Red Wine with a suggested retail price of $48..
10/25/13
Washington Wine Country announces partnership with Hertz
Washington Wine Country has announced a new collaborative effort with Hertz Rent-A-Car to promote Washington Wine Country.
10/25/13
Ballard Canyon becomes its own American Viticultural Area
Years of effort by local vintners paid off when the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau recently agreed to designate the 7,800-acre Ballard Canyon as a new American Viticultural Area.
10/25/13
New Oregon Liquor Control Commission Director Was Arrested for DUII in 2010
Steve Marks told a state trooper he hadn't been drinking; the breathalyzer showed he had been.
10/25/13
South America counts cost of frost
Producers on both sides of the Andes are reporting significant damage to their earliest flowering varieties as a result of the severe frosts which hit many regions last month.
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