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  Daily News for Tuesday, November 12th
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11/12/13
Tight Harvest Window in Amador, Calaveras Counties
Varieties reached ripeness in tandem, prompting rush to bring in wine grapes
11/12/13
Announcing Wine Enthusiast's 2013 Wine Star Award Winners
... names the 2013 luminaries of the wine industry and reveals a new category
11/12/13
DIAM Names Fran├žois Margot Export Manager in USA
"Having Fran├žois here in California is going to be a great benefit to our customers given his expertise and knowledge," said Mihailo Panovich, vice president of sales for G3 Enterprises.
11/12/13
11/12/13
Paso Robles Wine Country Named Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Annual Wine Star Awards Honor the Most Influential and Innovative Names in the Wine Industry
11/12/13
Unified Debuts Keynote, Tours
Large crowd expected at 2014 symposium in Sacramento, where guides will point out best innovations on trade show floor
11/12/13
West Coast Wineries Are Up for Sale-Quietly
A wave of recent deals show investors see opportunities in wine, while owners see an exit strategy.
11/12/13
Blair Completes Successful 2013 Grape Harvest in the Arroyo Seco
"In late September, the valley was abuzz with how this would be an early harvest but what I was seeing were sugars outracing true phenolic ripeness. We made the decision to harvest solely on flavor, not numbers."
11/12/13
Second large harvest drives financing demand
Some seek higher capacity; optimism on the rise
11/12/13
Zelma Long's Journey from Winemaker to Winegrower
Acclaimed Winemaker Delivers Walt Klenz Lecture at UC Davis
11/12/13
Spain Gains Ground On France in China
Spanish winemakers eye China's wine frontier
11/12/13
Pernod Revamps Leadership At U.S. Wine Division
The moves demonstrate Pernod's ambition to significantly expand its Wines and Champagnes business over the next five years.
11/12/13
Study: Americans eating less seafood
The effect of the consumption decline on restaurants could be limited.
11/12/13
Upscale restaurants can't find workers
Despite jobless rate, facilities scramble to fill high-skilled positions and part-time shifts.
11/12/13
$10 Minimum Wage + ObamaCare = 70% Labor Cost Hike
Compensation costs for America's lowest-paid workers could jump as much as 70% under the $10.10-an-hour federal minimum wage now backed by the White House, on top of ObamaCare's employer penalties.
11/12/13
Santa Barbara County Presents Adjustments on November 20 to Winemakers and Concerned Neighbors
The county will be running down changes and then accepting more comments.
11/12/13
The myth of the aging US farmer
Farmers are getting older, but only at the same rate as the rest of the American workforce.
11/12/13
Commentary: Biggest wine hoax of all? Kurniawan insanity plea
Rudy Kurniawan is accused of hoaxing the wine world, and now the hoax may be on the court. When all else fails, plead insanity.
11/12/13
Scheid to lead California Winegrape Growers
Heidi Scheid will serve as the new chair of the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) effective Dec. 31.
11/12/13
10 agriculture stories you should read today, Nov. 11
Mystery of the cow tunnels. Wages of crop insurance fraud. Death by buck. Taking the goat cure. A deadly, drunken horse race. Broccoli's extreme makeover. Asses and wild dogs. Women in the woods. And more.
11/12/13
Tri-Cities Wine Festival results
Smasne Cellars of Prosser won the Best of Show award Saturday at the 35th annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival in Kennewick for its 2010 Upland Vineyard Mourvedre.
11/12/13
Hong Kong love affair with Burgundy will continue - merchant
Hong Kong's wine scene will continue to branch out from Bordeaux as consumer tastes develop, Altaya's managing director, Paulo Pong, said at this year's Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair.
11/12/13
Kurniawan lawyers keen to avoid trial delay
Lawyers representing alleged wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan are due in court to argue for him to be examined by psychiatrists.
11/12/13
eBay defends anti-fraud plan over wine label concerns
Online auction house eBay has defended its anti-fraud measures after concerns were raised in a recent court case about the availability of fake wine labels on the site.
11/12/13
Chinese drink wine for health benefits, not flavour
Chinese consumers drink wine primarily for its health benefits, not for its taste or luxury status, according to new research by Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science.
11/12/13
Wine Spectator's Top 100 Toasts 25th Anniversary
The 2013 Wine of the Year to be unveiled on Nov. 15; free access for all WineSpectator.com visitors through Nov. 24
11/12/13
Wine warehouse set to open Windsor expansion
The 31,000-square-foot warehouse nearing completion in a Windsor business park is set to be the expanded new home of Wine Country Shipping.
11/12/13
Maryland wine industry sees tremendous growth over last decade
Maryland's wine industry, while not a powerhouse in the world of vino, has seen tremendous growth over the past decade and the state has the potential to become a major center of wine production in time, experts said.
11/12/13
Asian wine drinkers offer hope for the world's vintners
China's drinking habits are bringing cheer to the world's winemakers - as evidenced by the big turnout at the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair.
11/12/13
Winners of first Wine Industry Awards named
Seventeen companies and professionals have been selected for North Bay Business Journal's first Wine Industry Awards for significant contributions in getting wine from vine to consumer.
11/12/13
NC: Strong college wine program produces jobs
Sabrina Lueck, one of 12 expert presenters at the second annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium, said a strong college wine program can produce an upward cluster of jobs.
11/12/13
Spain Gains Ground On France in China
France still takes the lion's share of Chinese wine sales, but competitors from Spain and the New World are gaining ground, as Chinese wine enthusiasts become increasingly adventurous.
11/12/13
Supplier News: Burr Pilger Mayer to Open New Office in Napa Valley
The new office enhances the firm's ability to serve its growing client base in Napa Valley by providing convenient access to trusted assurance, tax and business consulting expertise.
11/12/13
Changes to Wine Direct Shipping Laws Are Fermenting on Beacon Hill
Members of 'Free the Grapes' want to do away with restrictive rules on wine deliveries shipping into Massachusetts from out-of-state.
11/12/13
China Poised to Overtake the U.S. Yet Again. This Time as the New Wine Country.
Wine sales in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland have already become a $1 billion business as consumption has doubled twice over the last five years. Even with the annual growth slowing, China has emerged as the world's fifth-largest market for wine consumption.
11/12/13
Constellation Brands Closes at New High
Shares of Constellation Brands Inc. eventually closed trade at a new 52-week high of $66.76 on Nov 8. Apart from strong second-quarter fiscal 2014 results and an upbeat guidance, the stock has been performing well on the back of brand building and inorganic growth initiatives.
11/12/13
The World's Most Powerful Fine Wine Brands
The just-released list for 2013 shows plenty of movement.
11/12/13
Fake wine: 'we are scratching the surface'
The amount of fake and counterfeit fine wine in the global market is still "huge" according to Maureen Downey, fine wine authentication expert and head of Chai Consulting.
11/12/13
Alcohol without the hangover? It's closer than you think
Science now allows us to develop a safer way to get drunk. But before we can sober up in minutes, the drinks industry needs to embrace this healthier approach.
11/12/13
Corks with "Fingerprints" to Combat Wine Fraud
Brentapack has created the "IDCORK" system, which allows users to access details of a wine's history via an app. It's based on the conviction that while labels can be copied, corks cannot.
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