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  Daily News for Monday, November 11th
Second large harvest drives financing demand

Some seek higher capacity; optimism on the rise

Growing Tastes, Growing Opportunities
Hong Kong's wine consumers provide audience for wine industry suppliers, too
Massachusetts Legislators to Address Wine Direct Shipping Bill
The Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure will be hearing more than a dozen bills - including several wine direct shipping bills-on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Whole Foods momentum slips in third quarter
Whole Food's said it gained market share during the third quarter, but the 5.9% same store sales increase the company reported fell short of expectations and the company tempered its outlook for 2014
Winemaker kills thief with poisoned wine
A Hungarian winemaker has been sent to prison for murder after he poisoned wine with antifreeze to stop a thief
Santa Ynez Among Many Regions Worried About Proposed State Drinking Water Standards
No one wants to get cancer from their tap water, but is California about to impose tremendously costly regulations that might not save a soul?
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)
Restaurant sales, traffic improve in October
Black Box Intelligence analyzes the results of the latest Restaurant Industry Snapshot
Supplier News: Collotype Receives Wine Label Printing Awards
the top award in two leading print industry 2013 competitions
Californian wines: China's latest crush?
The scale of buying in California is smaller, a flood of Chinese interest could spark a price boom -- and bust
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.
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.
Hobbs marvels at Malbec success story
Winemaking consultant Paul Hobbs has admitted he would "absolutely not" have predicted the international success of Argentine Malbec when he started working in the country 25 years ago.
Lafite brands drop to 2010 levels
Since their 2011 peak, Lafite and others in the Rothschild stable have dropped back to their 2010 levels, prices falling over 40% in the process.
Rotting Grapes From Bordeaux to Burgundy Cut French Wine Outlook
France cut its outlook for wine production for a fourth time after botrytis rot due to wet weather caused grape losses in Bordeaux and Burgundy, adding to damage from poor flowering and summer hailstorms.
Jolie-Pitt's Miraval Stars at Charity Auction
Plus, the Duck Dynasty boys get a wine label, Napa Valley gears up for its annual film festival and Massachusetts wine shipping hits another wall
Henri Maire sees '30-year boost' from Laboure-Roi deal
Maison Henri Maire has completed a deal to buy the wine holdings of Burgundy's Cottin Freres, shrugging off concerns over a pre-existing fraud investigation involving some its newly-acquired assets.
Export demand sparks rush on Marlborough plantings, says Brancott winemaker
New Zealand wineries' confidence in global demand has kick-started fresh vine plantings in Marlborough after a five-year lull, but space will increasingly be at a premium, the chief winemaker for Pernod Ricard's Brancott Estate has said.
Australia's IMF Hits Treasury With Writedown-Related Lawsuit
Litigation funder IMF Ltd. has made good on its threat of a lawsuit against Treasury Wine Estates relating to the wine giant's July writedown of up to A$160 million ($146m) against excess stock in the market.
Hungary's Tokaj vineyards come back to life if not yet profit
The going has been tougher than most people imagined back in the early days, and a global trend towards dry wines has not helped the Tokaj cause
Liquor privatization not only way to serve Oregon consumers better: Editorial Agenda 2013
To most Oregonians, the most meaningful manifestation of the system's strangeness is the retail segregation of hard liquor
Asian wine trade and consumers to get a taste for Australian wine in Hong Kong
Australian wines will be on show to Asia's influential wine trade and consumers as part of the sixth Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair (HKIWSF) which commenced in Hong Kong yesterday
Attendees at Hong Kong Wine Fair Scout Opportunities
Sellers turn to middle class as government spending tapers off in China
Drinking with our eyes: An interview with David Schuemann, owner and creative director of CF Napa Brand Design
"A wine label is a major factor influencing not only purchase decisions but also our actual enjoyment of the wine."
Napa Wine + Grape Expo next Thursday
This year's event is focused on connecting vineyard practices to wine quality and features industry experts and companies that support quality vineyards and wineries
Kurniawan May Plead Insanity in Fraud Trial
Witnesses are due to travel from France, California and Oregon to testify in court, with the trial due to begin in early December
DuPont, with Deere & Co, to roll out precision farming program
DuPont Pioneer, the agricultural seed unit of DuPont , said Friday that it has aligned with farm machinery company Deere & Co in a race against rival Monsanto Co to provide farmers with enhanced "precision agriculture" analyses aimed at maximizing crop production
Chef Charlie Trotter did not die of ruptured brain aneurysm, wife says
After an inconclusive autopsy Thursday, the search for the cause of death of pioneering Chicago chef Charlie Trotter continues. But his wife says he did not die as a result of a ruptured brain aneurysm
Growth Gain Blurs Signs of Weakness in Economy
Five years after the global economy was falling at its fastest rate, Western economies are still failing to gain much-needed momentum, despite the efforts of central bankers on both sides of the Atlantic.
Baum+Whiteman's hottest food & beverage trends for restaurants and hotel dining for 2014 + 30 buzzwords
Baum+Whiteman creates high profile restaurants around the world for hotels, restaurant companies, museums and other consumer destinations. Based in New York, their projects include the late Windows on the World and the magical Rainbow Room, and the world's first food courts. Their annual hospitality predictions follow ...
Frescobaldi Projects Double-Digit U.S. Growth, Taps Unlikely Source For New Wine
Despite challenging global economic conditions, luxury Italian wine producer Marchesi de' Frescobaldi tells SND its sales growth is likely to accelerate
People: Jerry Goldner Appointed Senior VP/General Manager, Eastern Region, Canada For Saxco International
Prior to joining Saxco International Goldner served as Vice President of North American Sales and Marketing for Owens-Illinois and before that was employed for two decades in various management capacities for Kellogg
CDC Report: Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising on Television - 25 Markets, United States, 2010
in 25 of the largest television markets, almost one quarter of the advertisements airing on this sample of national television programs popular with youths had local underage audiences >30%, exceeding the alcohol industry's voluntary 2003 self-regulatory codes, and more than one third aired during programs that exceeded the NRC/IOM recommended threshold of 15% youth audience composition
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