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  Daily News for Wednesday, October 30th
Is World Wine Production at a 40-year Low? Morgan Stanley report from Australia at odds with other experts

The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) just announced that global wine production is forecast to climb 8.8%, to the highest level in seven years

Chile steps up clonal focus
Clonal selection will drive the next major evolutionary phase for Chilean wines, according to Santa Rita Estates' head of viticulture Sebastian Warnier.
UC Davis Viticulture and Enology Department and UC Cooperative Extension Vineyard Water Measurement Seminar November 8
...With a focus on the application of recent research. Advance registration is required to attend the meeting.
WA: Wine Hall of Fame nominations open
Nominations are open for the 2014 Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame. Nominees are individuals who exemplify legendary status because of contributions and commitment to the Washington wine industry.
Linda Wish Joins The Hess Collection As Western Division Strategic Retail Manager
In addition to California wineries including The Hess Collection, Artezin and MacPhail Family wines, Hess Family Wine Estates also includes Peter Lehmann from Australia, Amalaya and Colomé from Argentina and Glen Carlou from South Africa.
Paso Robles CAB Collective Predicts a Remarkable Vintage
Association members share thoughts on the 2013 harvest
SSU: Calculating the True Cost of Your Wine Seminars on Winery Finance and Accounting
Lecturer Corinne Meddaugh will explore the challenges and recent updates in winery accounting and finance issues in her Financial Accounting for Your Wine Business seminar. Topics covered will include profit and loss statements, balance sheets, tasting room accounting, sales discounts and promotions.
Harvest of Good News for Finger Lakes Wineries
Anthony Road Wine Co. and the Finger Lakes region have harvested a bumper crop of good news this fall, including glowing coverage in two of the nation's top newspapers.
2013 Provence Grape Harvest Wraps Up After Late Start
The grape harvest in the Provence region of France began on Sept. 2 in early-ripening areas - two weeks later than last year's start date - and in early October in later areas.
A Global Wine Shortage May Soon Be Upon Us
Last year, global supply for wine already barely exceeded demand. Adjusting the demand to include non-wine uses (such as making vermouth), there was actually an undersupply of about 300 million cases, marking the largest such shortfall in almost 50 years.
Stack Wines: Pitching convenience for the casual wine drinker
It's officially a trend. Following the debut of single-serve Zipz wines in this country and Winestar's French wine in a can, now comes Stack Wines - and just in time for tailgating season.
Why wine ratings have nothing to do with price
A 90-point Cabernet may cost $15 - or $150
German Wine Output Seen Little Changed in 2013 as Whites Rise
The 2013 vintage is forecast to increase to 9.11 million hectoliters (241 million gallons) from 9.08 million hectoliters in 2012, Statistisches Bundesamt wrote in a report on its website today.
The World's Most Challenging Vineyards
Matt Kramer spotlights Spanish and Portuguese wineries growing grapes on the edge
Featured Winemaker: Álvaro Palacios
The Spanish explorer ventured into Priorat and Bierzo, bringing forgotten regions and grape varieties to new heights
NC vineyard revives hard cider craft
The McRitchie estate vineyards are farmed using sustainable methods on three discrete vineyard sites.
How a Burgundy-loving mortgage exec became one of Niagara's most acclaimed vintners
I ask Moray Tawse to name his proudest achievement as a vintner and he starts playing knock-knock. Not the joke routine. The actual wrist action.
High-tech helps tradition to make Hungary's Tokaj wine
Tokaj is place of tradition, but technology intrudes
NY: Local food craze hits booze market, too
The local food trend in the north country is starting to fill a new niche: alcoholic beverages. And not only are brewers and winemakers crafting their products here, but they're also taking advantage of the rural region to double the local appeal, with homegrown ingredients. Several of these businesses just opened in Jefferson County.
LaBranche to merge with Seiberlich
The firm of Leonard L. LaBranche, Jr. CPA in Calistoga will merge with G&J Seiberlich & Co. LLP effective Jan. 1.
Like sands through an hourglass go the wine
The seeming simplicity of marrying the right vine to the right terroir to make great grapes for great wine is akin to the adage of knowing just enough about a subject to be dangerous - it sounds simple but there really is more to it than that.
Toxic smoke damages Leoville Las Cases 2013 harvest
Bordeaux's Chateau Léoville Las Cases has had to write-off a portion of its 2013 harvest after vines were unwittingly polluted by smoke from a neighbouring estate.
Moet Hennessy, Sula chase sparkling wine sales in India
Moet Hennessy and India's largest winemaker, Sula, are going to head-to-head as they seek to develop a taste for sparkling wine in the country.
Bordeaux 2013: hardest of past 30 years
2013 marks a trio of difficult vintages in Bordeaux, but this year was the hardest of not just the past three, but the past 30 years believes one château owner.
U.S.-Style Three Tier System Could Address Beverage Alcohol Challenges in U.K, WSWA Says
Officials in the U.K. should consider adopting a similar regulatory system to address a host of safety and revenue concerns. That was the message from the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America.
Las Cases vines poisoned by neighbour
Six hectares of Léoville Las Cases' vineyards have been accidentally poisoned by its neighbour Léoville Poyferré
Deutsch's Josh Cellars On Pace To Surpass 300,000 Cases
Josh Cellars donates a portion of sales to non-profits dedicated to supporting first-responder and military families.
The Thirstiest Girl: Leslie Sbrocco
Leslie Sbrocco describes herself as "author, consultant, TV host, and wine lover." She launched for the New York Times in 1998, and since then has written "Wine for Women," and "The Simple and Savvy Wine Guide."
Pennsylvania Winery Association Launches Ultimate Local Wine Mobile Site
Pennsylvania is proving itself to be a viable grape growing climate, recently ranking as the fifth largest wine producer in the states with nearly 200 wineries calling the Keystone State their home.
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