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Tuesday, September 30th

11/13/13

The yet-to-be-named Red Mountain winery will be Duckhorn's first venture outside of Northern California

11/13/13

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

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

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.

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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.

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Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP publishes a comprehensive research report on the craft beer industry: "Craft Beer and Wine at a Crossroads."

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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

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Wine Enthusiast names the 2013 luminaries of the wine industry and reveals a new category

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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

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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

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Judge's order follows defense attorney's request

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Varieties reached ripeness in tandem, prompting rush to bring in wine grapes

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"Having François here in California is going to be a great benefit to our customers given his expertise and knowledge."

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Annual Wine Star Awards Honor the Most Influential and Innovative Names in the Wine Industry

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This California region has reinvigorated itself with new blood, creativity and rapidly improving wines.

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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, 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.

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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.

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Virgin Wines plans to grow its turnover from £35m to £50m in the next five years following a management buyout completed today.

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What four ag items would show up on a list of the 101 most important objects in American history?

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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.

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The austerity-filled atmosphere hanging over China's fine wine sector shows little sign of clearing, but many remain optimistic for the longer-term.

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Wine merchant Lea & Sandeman is offering a liquid reward for information on thieves who impersonated warehouse staff to steal hundreds of bottles of Champagne.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

The Washington Grape Society will hold its annual meeting and trade show Thursday and Friday.

11/13/13

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.

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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.

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Wineries are moving into the 21st century, with state-of-the-art buildings designed to both respect tradition and exploit new technology

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A tellurian booze necessity might be looming, though internal wineries will have some-more than adequate to go around.

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Citing its vino selection, Kroger has been named "retailer of the year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine

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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

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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

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

Sourcing grapes from the Russian River Valley was the game changer for Pedroncelli's pinot noir

11/13/13

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

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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

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"State and Regional Association Advisory Council" Launched

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French wine company becomes sole owner of Osoyoos Larose as Constellation sells off shares

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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

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Rebecca Barbaree moved to the Bay Area from Oregon

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... an internet platform allowing California wineries to sell their products directly to restaurants and retailers in California

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Leave it to Charlie Trotter to inspire mourners to think more about the second word of "memorial service" than the first