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Some seek higher capacity; optimism on the rise

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Hong Kong's wine consumers provide audience for wine industry suppliers, too

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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

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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

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A Hungarian winemaker has been sent to prison for murder after he poisoned wine with antifreeze to stop a thief

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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?

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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)

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Black Box Intelligence analyzes the results of the latest Restaurant Industry Snapshot

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the top award in two leading print industry 2013 competitions

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The scale of buying in California is smaller, a flood of Chinese interest could spark a price boom -- and bust

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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To most Oregonians, the most meaningful manifestation of the system's strangeness is the retail segregation of hard liquor

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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

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Sellers turn to middle class as government spending tapers off in China

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"A wine label is a major factor influencing not only purchase decisions but also our actual enjoyment of the wine."

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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

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Witnesses are due to travel from France, California and Oregon to testify in court, with the trial due to begin in early December

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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

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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

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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.

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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 ...

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Despite challenging global economic conditions, luxury Italian wine producer Marchesi de' Frescobaldi tells SND its sales growth is likely to accelerate

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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

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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