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  Daily News for Thursday, November 7th
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11/07/13
Vice Index Predicts a Sober Holiday Season

"It's signalling that consumer spending growth is about to drop and stay subdued for a few months. Not contracting, but well below expectations."

11/07/13
Parker's Perfect Napa Dozen
Returning to the role of Napa Valley reviewer for The Wine Advocate following Antonio Galloni's shock resignation earlier this year, the world's most influential wine critic, Robert Parker, has dished up 12 perfect scores
11/07/13
Attendees at Hong Kong Wine Fair Scout Opportunities
Sellers turn to middle class customers as government spending tapers off in China
11/07/13
Lambert Bridge Names Mike Gilfillan CEO
Lambert Bridge announced today that Mike Gilfillan, former co-chair of the YankeeNets and former co-owner of the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils, will assume leadership of the Dry Creek Valley winery known for its elegant Bordeaux-style red wines.
11/07/13
Supplier News: Nomacorc's Select® Bio Receives New Technology Award at SIMEI-Enovitis Tradeshow
Nomacorc has won the Innovation Challenge's New Technology Award for its Select® Bio Series. Hosted by the SIMEI-ENOVITIS tradeshow, the New Technology Award recognizes the company's achievements in innovation for developing the world's first zero carbon footprint wine closure, Select Bio.
11/07/13
Wine Vision: senior level conference for the global wine industry launches in London
With an impressive line-up of over 75 international speakers featuring some of the top minds in the industry, the event programme has been crafted for an executive level audience. Its thrust is to inspire innovative and entrepreneurial ways to drive profitability in the wine business
11/07/13
Practical Winery & Vineyard: Conservation tillage of cover crops in vineyard soils to improve carbon sequestration and diminish greenhouse gas emissions
by Michael Wolff, Maria del Mar Alsina and David R. Smart, UC Davis Department of Viticulture & Enology - This article from Practical Winery & Vineyard in the November issue is open access (no login required)
11/07/13
UC Davis 'Vintages' wine tasting event shows changes in time, technology and tastes
UC Davis' research winery may have all the latest equipment - including stainless steel fermenting tanks with high-tech sensors that download data in real time - but the vintages being poured there last week represented a blast from the past.
11/07/13
Liquor sales at Oregon grocery chains mulled by state task force
Oregon grocery chains could be allowed to sell liquor under a set of modernization proposals under consideration by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
11/07/13
Dry year's first rains on the way
Forecasters say the first significant rains of the season could arrive Monday or Tuesday. And that could mean snow in the Sierra
11/07/13
Charlie Trotter: A pioneer in wine as well as food
"His real coup and biggest investment was in bringing on Larry Stone to manage the cellar ..."
11/07/13
Mondavis talk vintages and style
Looking out at the rows of vines in his Animo Vineyard up on Napa Valley's Atlas Peak, Michael Mondavi comments that he has not seen two back to back vintages in Napa with both high quality and higher yields, as there has been in 2012 and 2013
11/07/13
On-Premise Prowess Fueling Double-Digit Growth For J. Lohr
Impact "Hot Brand" J. Lohr has averaged 11% annual volume growth over the past three years across its Paso Robles-, Monterey- and Napa-sourced portfolio, no small feat for a brand whose wines retail mostly at $15 and up
11/07/13
Canada threatens higher tariffs on US wine imports
US wine producers have become indirectly embroiled in a trade dispute between the US and Canada that could hamper access to their second biggest export market.
11/07/13
An Oregon wine producer is now canning their vintage just like beer
Why? Because they want in on casual beer snobbery
11/07/13
Combating the Development of Chemical Resistance in Agriculture
Topics at the upcoming Sustainable Ag Expo, November 18 and 19
11/07/13
Lake County Wine Industry to Gather at Momentum!
Lake County is making its move toward securing its position as a partner in the North Coast, says Lake County Winegrape Commission Chair Peter Molnar.
11/07/13
Montevina Winery Launches New Look
Montevina Winery unveiled a contemporary new package for its portfolio of wines with a clean, bold and bright label, modern logo, and a new luxury bottle.
11/07/13
Switzerland wine market Landscape 2013
Lower-alcohol wines could play a key role in stimulating the sluggish Swiss market, according to a Wine Intelligence report.
11/07/13
Texas: Pheasant Ridge Winery Sold at Auction
Winery and land brings in $710,000 at today's sale
11/07/13
Languedoc unlocking French value offering
For the first time since the financial crash of 2008, we are starting to see viable medium to long-term growth in the wine sector of the UK on-trade, with the trend for trading up coupled with growing consumer knowledge helping to drive the growth, writes Mark Newton of CGA Strategy.
11/07/13
Sparkling wine gains recognition in China
Champagne's innovative marketing strategies, with its link to fashion, luxury and celebrities, are helping to build a high-end image in China and attract more consumers.
11/07/13
Chinese NZ winery bid falls through
A Chinese syndicate has failed in its bid to buy Ascension Wine Estate near Auckland due to residency issues.
11/07/13
Your Wine and Your Teeth
Your favorite vino can hurt tooth enamel; how much and what can you do to minimize damage?
11/07/13
Santa Cruz Mountain winemakers can thank Mother Nature for this year's bountiful grape crop
"This is the best harvest we've ever had. It's been absolutely great, just awesome."
11/07/13
Mount Veeder winery wins approval from planners
The Napa County Planning Commission approved a new 50,000-gallon winery in the Mount Veeder American Viticultural Appellation on Wednesday, which again sparked debate before the commissioners over the winery's proposed marketing plans
11/07/13
Star/NVV tasting panel: Napa Valley's Syrah and Petite Sirah keep us diverse
Star/NVV panelists take the opportunity to explore other flavors
11/07/13
One Winery's Labor Solution: Year-Round Employment And Their Own Blend
Next time you look deep into your glass of wine to marvel at its light and color, try to see the workers who picked its grapes. And they are hard to see, as so many are part of the migrant and often non-documented work force at the dark heart of the California wine industry
11/07/13
OLCC: Would selling liquor in grocery stores work?
in Washington, the state owned the liquor stores, but in Oregon that's not the case
11/07/13
Your Wine and Your Teeth
Your favorite vino can hurt tooth enamel; how much and what can you do to minimize damage?
11/07/13
At First Glance, Economy Grew More Than Expected In 3Q
economists had been expecting to hear that gross domestic product growth slowed from July 1 through Sept. 30, to a 2 percent annual rate. Their prediction may still turn out to be correct
11/07/13
Lawsuit threatened over Temecula Wine Country plan
As Riverside County's ambitious blueprint for Temecula Valley winery expansion nears completion, there remains a threat the plan will get bogged down in litigation
11/07/13
France Cuts Wine Outlook Fourth Time as Bordeaux, Burgundy Rot
The volume of the 2013 vintage may rise 2.2 percent to 42.3 million hectoliters (1.12 billion gallons) from 41.4 million hectoliters in 2012, the Agriculture Ministry wrote in a report today. The forecast was cut by 1.74 million hectoliters from a month ago, equivalent to 231 million bottles.
11/07/13
Shareholders sue Treasury Wine Estates
"TWE strongly denies any allegations of wrongdoing and will defend any class action proceedings vigorously," spokesman Joel Fisher said in a statement.
11/07/13
Governor Cuomo Congratulates New York's Wine and Grape Industry on a Tremendous 2013 Harvest
Across the State, Grape Growers Produce High Quality and Large Quantities of Grapes for World Class Wine and Grape Products Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Purchase and "Taste NY" Wines this Holiday Season
11/07/13
Truett-Hurst reports Q1 sales up 5%
The company launched several brands including California Square, Paso Ranches and Trader Joe's Petit Rose in the first quarter of its new fiscal year
11/07/13
Oregon Vintner Molds Amphora-Making Business
Today, you just aren't with the times if you're not fermenting or aging your wine in a vessel that's been around for millennia: the terracotta amphora.
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