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  Daily News for Wednesday, November 13th
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11/13/13
Napa's Duckhorn coming to Washington's Red Mountain
The yet-to-be-named Red Mountain winery will be Duckhorn's first venture outside of Northern California
11/13/13
Lawmakers Consider Allowing Wine Shipments In Mass.
At the State House on Tuesday, the Joint Committee On Consumer And Professional Licensure heard testimonies from business owners and customers pushing for a winery-to-consumer bill to be passed
11/13/13
Grazing for Solutions: Holistic Integration of Animals into Orchards and Vineyards
The immediate and long-term benefits of integrating animals in orchard and vineyard operation - such as the use of raptors for rodent control or sheep for weed suppression - will be a topic of discussion at the upcoming Sustainable Ag Expo, Nov. 18 and 19 at the Madonna Inn Expo Center in San Luis Obispo, California.
11/13/13
Record HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair Draws 1,005 Exhibitors
More than 1,000 exhibitors from 40 countries and regions, a new exhibitor record, took part in the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, which ran November 7-9 in Hong Kong. The fair also drew more than 20,000 visitors.
11/13/13
Paul Hobbs Imports Becomes Sole U.S. Importer for Argentine Pinot Noir Producer Alto Limay
Since 2008, Paul Hobbs has been working with the producers of Alto Limay as consulting winemaker in an effort to explore this frontier geographical area and its synergy with the Pinot Noir varietal.
11/13/13
Report: "Craft Beer and Wine at a Crossroads" - Craft Beer Emerges as a Force
Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP publishes a comprehensive research report on the craft beer industry: "Craft Beer and Wine at a Crossroads."
11/13/13
Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Stir House Bipartisan Opposition
Separate groups of House Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday condemned the Obama administration's proposed sweeping free trade agreement with 11 Pacific nations, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership
11/13/13
Announcing Wine Enthusiast's 2013 Wine Star Award Winners
Wine Enthusiast names the 2013 luminaries of the wine industry and reveals a new category
11/13/13
New York state may be on the brink of a wine-making boom thanks to a favorable 2013 grape-growing season
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, backed by the state Wine and Grape Foundation and growers from the state's top wine regions, announced last week that New York's grape and wine industries flourished in 2013 in both quantity and quality
11/13/13
EPA moves to tighten pesticide exposure
Federal environmental regulators late last week made key moves toward revising rules governing how growers must protect field workers from pesticide exposure, according to a national organization that lobbied for the rules change
11/13/13
Kurniawan to Undergo Psychiatric Examination
Judge's order follows defense attorney's request
11/13/13
Tight Harvest Window in Amador, Calaveras Counties
Varieties reached ripeness in tandem, prompting rush to bring in wine grapes
11/13/13
People: DIAM Names François Margot Export Manager in USA
"Having François here in California is going to be a great benefit to our customers given his expertise and knowledge."
11/13/13
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
11/13/13
2013 Wine Region of the Year: Paso Robles
This California region has reinvigorated itself with new blood, creativity and rapidly improving wines.
11/13/13
Let's Drink to That: U.S. is World's Largest Wine Market, with Sales Expected to Expand
It's been a very good year for wine and wine sales. Sales of domestic and foreign wines in the U.S. last year were reportedly up two percent compared to 2011 - to a record 360.1 million cases with an estimated retail value of $34.6 billion.
11/13/13
Willamette Valley Vineyards Posts a Profit for the Third Quarter 2013
Willamette Valley Vineyards, a leading Oregon producer of Pinot Noir, generated net profits from continuing operations of $232,066, or $0.05 cents per share, for the third quarter of 2013, down from $272,903, or $0.06 cents per share, for the corresponding prior year period, representing a $40,837, or 15.0%, decrease.
11/13/13
North American buyers bouncing back at auction
Some 58 percent of buyers came from the US, Canada and Mexico, while a further 9 percent came from Brazil in a faint confirmation of where experts have long said the next wave of fine wine buyers will emerge from.
11/13/13
Virgin Wines plans expansion following management buyout
Virgin Wines plans to grow its turnover from £35m to £50m in the next five years following a management buyout completed today.
11/13/13
Commentary: What 4 agriculture objects made America?
What four ag items would show up on a list of the 101 most important objects in American history?
11/13/13
Smasne Cellars of Prosser wins Best of Show at Tri-Cities Wine Festival
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.
11/13/13
ProWine China opens to tough times for fine wine
The austerity-filled atmosphere hanging over China's fine wine sector shows little sign of clearing, but many remain optimistic for the longer-term.
11/13/13
Thieves hijack Lea & Sandeman Champagne
Wine merchant Lea & Sandeman is offering a liquid reward for information on thieves who impersonated warehouse staff to steal hundreds of bottles of Champagne.
11/13/13
Audebert: Single vineyard wines are like painting in monochrome
Nicolas Audebert, the French-born chief winemaker at Cheval des Andes in Mendoza, has poured water on the concept of single vineyard wines, comparing the practice to painting in black and white.
11/13/13
Ramona Seeks To Move Up The Vine As A Wine Tasting Region
It's not quite yet Napa South, but the hills around Ramona now comprise one of California's fastest-growing wine regions; The area got a boost recently with the advent of tasting rooms, even some that cater to horseback riders.
11/13/13
Austrian Wine-Grape Crop Seen Below Average After Cold Weather
The harvest, equating to an estimated 2.25 million hectoliters (59.4 million gallons), will be about 7 percent below the five-year average.
11/13/13
NY: Food and Wine Expo to highlight local producers
Dozens of local beers, wines and foods will be available Thursday, Nov. 21, at the 12th annual Food and Wine Expo in Canandaigua.
11/13/13
WA: Wine, juice grape growers to convene in Grandview
The Washington Grape Society will hold its annual meeting and trade show Thursday and Friday.
11/13/13
Wine expert touts industry jobs in Surry
Surry Community College hosted the two-day Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium, which drew attendees from around the country including Sabrina Lueck, of Walla Walla Community College in Washington. She told attendees that her school's culinary program has been revived by collaboration with an industry cluster that holds release events and also works with the hospitality industry to foster interest.
11/13/13
Past decade has seen major growth for Maryland wine industry
Over the past decade, the wine industry in Maryland has seen big growth, and experts are predicting that the state could become a major center of wine production over time, WTOP reported.
11/13/13
Grape expectations: the rise of statement wineries
Wineries are moving into the 21st century, with state-of-the-art buildings designed to both respect tradition and exploit new technology
11/13/13
Pennsylvania wineries boom as global supply struggles
A tellurian booze necessity might be looming, though internal wineries will have some-more than adequate to go around.
11/13/13
Wine Enthusiast names Kroger 'retailer of the year'
Citing its vino selection, Kroger has been named "retailer of the year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine
11/13/13
New Texas Hill Country winery offers grape expectations
Hawk's Shadow Winery, which can be found down a narrow, winding road west of Dripping Springs, held an open house the first weekend in November to introduce its wines to the public
11/13/13
Hello Kitty Cuvée Spéciale Champagne launched
A Hello Kitty Champagne is set to be launched onto the global market after making its debut at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair last week
11/13/13
Krug Unveils Rosé Magnum, Individualizes Grande Cuvée With Bottle IDs
The Krug ID is a six-digit code found on the bottle's back label. The first digit denotes the quarter the bottle left the Krug cellars, with the next two denoting the year and the final three representing the individual bottle number
11/13/13
Pedroncelli's long history with pinot noir pays off
Sourcing grapes from the Russian River Valley was the game changer for Pedroncelli's pinot noir
11/13/13
Chinese Liquor Maker Hit by a Crackdown Diversifies Into French Real Estate
Kweichow Moutai (600519:CH) is the leading producer of Chinese baijiu, a clear and powerful liquor distilled from fermented sorghum and typically bottled with from 35 percent and 53 percent alcohol by volume
11/13/13
San Francisco Chronicle Plans to End Its Prized Food Section
The Chronicle is planning to close the stand-alone section and fold it into a single lifestyle section - tentatively titled "Artisan" - with material from the newspaper's home section
11/13/13
WineAmerica Expands its National Network
"State and Regional Association Advisory Council" Launched
11/13/13
Northwest Winery Dealings Continue
French wine company becomes sole owner of Osoyoos Larose as Constellation sells off shares
11/13/13
Oregon wine industry growth continues in 2012: Annual census reports positive trends for production, sales, number of wineries
The number of Oregon wineries topped 500 and production exceeded 50,000 tons, according to the 2012 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report that was released today by the Oregon Wine Board (OWB). The annual report is produced for OWB by the Southern Oregon University Research Center
11/13/13
New Communications Director for Napa Sonoma Women for WineSense
Rebecca Barbaree moved to the Bay Area from Oregon
11/13/13
Startup Simplifies Direct-to-Trade Wine Sales (Press Release)
... an internet platform allowing California wineries to sell their products directly to restaurants and retailers in California
11/13/13
Charlie Trotter service: Trotter alumni pay homage to celebrated chef
Leave it to Charlie Trotter to inspire mourners to think more about the second word of "memorial service" than the first
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