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11/05/13

An ambulance was called to Trotter's home in the 1800 block of North Dayton Street at 10:45 a.m. and Trotter, 54, was found unconscious and not breathing, according to the friend and fire officials

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"I've spoken with 10 or 12 people this morning who worked with him and every one is very sad about this. Those of us who got to spend a lot of time with him knew a very caring side of him that not everyone could see."]

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While previous efforts at building big-volume French wine brands in the U.S. have faltered, a recent loosening of blending rules and a new marketing push for the pan-French Vin de France category have made producers bullish about growth prospects in the world's biggest wine market.

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Diageo NA president Larry Schwartz credited "innovation and price increases" as contributing to the turnaround. Now that DC&E has righted the ship, Schubert says it will stay on the offensive in courting broad swaths of consumers with so-called "lifestyle brands" at around the $10-$15 mark

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Many critics have complained that California wines, notably those from Napa, are getting too alcoholic. The San Francisco Chronicle recently started listing the alcohol level of wines it reviews. "I know my role on the panel is to talk about consumer acceptance," says Bonné.

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Vintner Richard Sanford may have found the ingredient that will keep the wine flowing at his Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards: EnCap Investments LP's Robert Zorich

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Red red wine may make you feel so fine-but what about redneck wine?

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On the back of launching a square wine bottle, drinks packaging design firm Stranger & Stranger has designed the label for a wine bottle made from recycled paper created by UK-based GreenBottle

11/05/13

Finger Lakes Community College to build teaching winery

11/05/13

U.S. Chuck Schumer's proposal to allow mailing of wine, beer and liquor through the Postal Service has met with praise locally.

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Fake wines now account for 20% of global wine sales according to unofficial industry estimates.

11/05/13

The headlines read "Wine Shortage" and it was the talk of many wine sippers since a report was released last Monday predicting a shortage of wine production. But, many in the wine industry have questioned that report and winemakers in the Livermore Valley Region said they were not seeing it.

11/05/13

At 61, Phil is finally receiving the recognition his lifetime of work deserves. Against the odds, through bullheaded persistence, hard work, common sense, and some luck, he defied the conventional farming industry ...

11/05/13

Straddling the markedly different wine worlds of giant Central Valley producers of low-priced wines for the masses and North Coast wineries seeking higher-end grapegrowing and production expansion opportunities, Solano County has a place in the wine industry that is growing even more formidable, according to a longtime local voice for winegrowing.

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His strategy is simple: relentlessly hunt down the world's unsung underground vintners, then sell their wines to anyone, often cheaply.

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Perusing the new maps added to the World Atlas, first published in 1971 and revised about every six years, is one way I track the wine world's latest buzz-worthy vineyard spots. Many of these produce superb wines that are relative bargains.

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Michael will take over all winemaking and custom crush responsibilities which include client relationships, scheduling, bottling, production material/facility planning, and market support.

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The database is structured to allow pre-approved, licensed Agencies and Brokers to post precise product descriptions for new beverages they are looking to carry.

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Lubin comes to Purple Wine Company with more than three decades of wine industry experience ranging from retail and distributor wine sales to brand building and strategic marketing.

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Conner's past wine experience in Northern California built a proficiency in all aspects of distribution as well as retail and on premise sales.

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As a top performer in his earlier positions with O'Neill Vintners and Terlato Wines, Eastman has worked managing multiple states, and has a strong sales background in branded and private label wines and spirits.

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Mahlebjian will report to Michael Mestas, Vice President, National Sales Manager.

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Scott will report to Michael Mestas, Vice President, National Sales Manager.

11/05/13

All throughout Cocktail Week 2013, bartenders and spirits professionals have shared their favorite weird bar stories.

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Don't worry, this doesn't mean China wants to drink all your wine

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Guides the 'intelligent combination of art and science'

11/05/13

Because Total Wine's prices are often even less than Costco, according to reports where the two stores compete, TW doesn't make its profit selling national brands.

11/05/13

Despite a difficult year for many winegrowers in the Rioja region, Marqués de Cáceres has told the drinks business it's "very pleased with the quality of this year's wine".

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The British Columbia Wine Institute has announced a partnership with Cuvées, a wine supplier in Hong Kong, in the hope of expanding its Asia market.

11/05/13

You're in Tesco, Sainsbury's or Asda and the wine deals look too good to resist. But are those offers really what they seem?

11/05/13

A study by price comparison site mySupermaket has found that the likes of Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda artificially inflate wine prices before slashing them in order to give the appearance of a bargain.

11/05/13

Errazuriz chief winemaker Francisco Baettig has explained how working alongside a big name from Burgundy has helped his mission to make "less ambitious Pinot Noir"

11/05/13

In a discussion with the drinks business last month, Daniel Baron, director of winemaking for California's Twomey and Silver Oak wineries said last year's Merlot had hit a new quality benchmark, but added that 2013's grapes were even better.

11/05/13

South Africa will increasingly target the entire domestic market of Africa along with the US as trading conditions become ever more challenging in mature export markets such as the UK, according to the new head of Wines of South Africa (WOSA).

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The worldwide production of wine in 2013 is up by over 10% on the 2012 vintage, according to the latest figures from the OIV (Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin).

11/05/13

China is on course to be the second largest wine consuming country behind the United States within the next five years, according to Don St Pierre Jr, co-founder of Chinese importing company, ASC Fine Wines, speaking ahead of his appearance at this month's

11/05/13

A decline in production of wine in Europe could see Northland wineries making a place for themselves in overseas markets.

11/05/13

The Court of Master Sommeliers has welcomed three new members, but several times that number failed to get past the body's strict examination policy.

11/05/13

As many in Argentina are keen to look beyond Malbec, Trapiche's chief winemaker thinks producers could do a lot more to promote the diverse styles of its signature grape variety.

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(An editorial written by Guillaume Jourdan)

11/05/13

One of South Africa's foremost wine producers, Kanonkop, came close to remembering a 40th anniversary for all the wrong reasons after a fire ripped through the estate's offices and tasting room

11/05/13

An embattled oyster farm in the Point Reyes National Seashore is a legitimate exception to the Wilderness Act, a San Rafael attorney asserted

11/05/13

Rain and hail have destroyed much of the crop of France's largest fine-wine region

11/05/13

Canada's minister of argiculture and agri-food warns that his country may impose retaliatory tariffs on US wines if the country does not revise or revoke controversial country of origin (COOL) labeling laws