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  Daily News for Friday, November 15th
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11/15/13
Napa Wine + Grape Expo event explores the world of scent

For wine lovers, the nose has it (even if words don't)

11/15/13
Premium Wines Drive Off-Premise Growth
Table wine volume is up a modest 2.3% through November 3 year-to-date in SymphonyIRI channels.
11/15/13
Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year #1: Cune Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva 2004
"Cune (an acronym for Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) was founded by brothers Eusebio and Raimundo Real de Asúa in 1879. Now one of Rioja's most important wineries, Cune was among the 19th century producers that helped define classic Rioja."
11/15/13
Film Stars Winemaking California Monks
New Clairvaux Vineyard marries devotion and commerce
11/15/13
Simei Trade Show Opens in Milan (Press Release)
As well as finding a wide and complete showcase of the best technologies in the sector, visitors to the 25th edition of SIMEI can attend conferences, seminars, study and debate sessions held by the main players of an important market, the bearer of the Made in Italy brand throughout the world. A market accounting for a substantial component of Italy's exports that determines to a considerable extent the features of the global economy.
11/15/13
Supplier News: Key Technology Introduces the VitiSort™ Wine Grape Sorter for MOG Removal
Ideal for wineries producing 5,000 to 50,000 cases per year, VitiSort sorts up to 5 tons (4.5 metric tons) of red grapes per hour.
11/15/13
What's Really Happening to the Chronicle's Food Section?
Cooper, a newspaper vet who's been at the Chronicle for the past six years, set the record even straighter??!
11/15/13
Halls completing ambitious winery in St. Helena
they integrated the visitor experience into the production winery
11/15/13
California targets China's young professionals
California wineries are looking to make up for lost time in China by targeting young professionals who are serious about their wine but willing to branch out from an older generation that has eyes only for France.
11/15/13
Bill Foley Buys Sizable Share of Napa Valley Hotel Calistoga Ranch
Foley Family Wines owner partners with Auberge Resorts to provide luxury accommodations and a tasting room showcasing his wines.
11/15/13
AU: Key ag exports in decline
Australia has lost market share of agricultural exports to key Asian countries in the past decade, the Australian Farm Institute says.
11/15/13
Stand-Alone Food Section Faces Demise in Bay Area
In the food-obsessed Bay Area, The San Francisco Chronicle's food section has been as much of a city institution as the cable car, and to many San Franciscans, more useful. Over the years it has won many awards and developed a dedicated following.
11/15/13
Wine battle: Tennessee grocers go after sales ... again
Grocery store owners and wine and liquor retailers are gearing up for another fight over a bill allowing supermarket wine sales, which should be at the forefront of discussions when the General Assembly reconvenes in January.
11/15/13
Beer, wine and liquor regulation changes making their way through Michigan legislature
There was significant bipartisan support for the six bills that relax restrictions on breweries and brewpubs and enact more flexible liquor licensing rules.
11/15/13
Mexico's Surprising Wine Industry Is In Trouble
The local council of Ensenada, in Baja California, is currently in talks with several construction companies about a concession that would allow them to build in 48 percent of the winelands. The project is a luxury development, with a spa, golf course, hotel and mall -- and the residents are not happy.
11/15/13
US states announce joint UK tasting
The US West Coast states of California, Oregon and Washington will be teaming up to create a joint UK trade tasting for 2014.
11/15/13
ASFMRA installs California agribusinessman as new president
The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers announced S. James Rickert, the co-owner of California-based Western Agricultural Services, as its new president.
11/15/13
ID: Hat Ranch Winery buying Vale Wine Co.
The two wineries, both located near Caldwell, have partnered and shared winemaking equipment in the past.
11/15/13
Bordeaux moves in mysterious ways
Following the recent 2013 harvest the market remains as unpredictable as ever.
11/15/13
Robert Parker calls Yao Ming's 2010 Cabernet 'brilliant'
Chinese ex-basketball star Yao Ming's new career as a Californian winery owner is entering a new phase after his 2010 Cabernet impressed leading wine critic Robert Parker.
11/15/13
Hatcher tops IWSC 2013
Chris Hatcher, chief winemaker with Australian brand Wolf Blass, was crowned Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine & Spirits Competition awards banquet last night.
11/15/13
Top 10 wines in the US press
Wine recommendations in the US press this week include a "very vibrant Chardonnay", a "good, honest Cabernet" and a "super-polished" red blend.
11/15/13
Laurent-Perrier appoints partners to assist UK sales development
Digital Luxury Group and ToscaHouse are other network partners of The House Worldwide involved in the offering to Laurent-Perrier. Ben Stobart, managing partner of The House Worldwide, brings more than 12 years of expertise in integrated communications.
11/15/13
'Duck Dynasty' star shunned by Christian organization thanks to wine deal
Willie Robertson was cut from speaking at Faith Ministries after striking up a deal to develop a line of Duck Commander wines.
11/15/13
Oregon wine sales ring up across-the-board records in 2012, according to new report
Oregon's $2.7 billion commercial wine industry chalked up a record 2.3 million cases sold last year, according to a new industry report.
11/15/13
New wine distribution service rooted in Peppino's, Gino's
Now Angela Gargano, who owns Bliss Flow Yoga and Wellness on the west side, is getting into a new venture: She's launching a wine distribution site, set to open online on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
11/15/13
Amtrak Serving Free Wine to Steak Loses Millions on Food
Amtrak, the U.S. taxpayer-supported passenger railroad, is losing tens of millions of dollars a year on food and beverage service even after years of cost cutting, its inspector general said.
11/15/13
OR: Wine retailers make big moves in time for holiday shopping
Yates is launching a new consulting business, Oregon Wine Marketing; and Looze and Osterhaus have moved the retail business to The Bindery, a retrofitted wedge-shaped building at the corner of Northeast 31st Avenue and Sandy Boulevard in Portland.
11/15/13
U.S. set to become number one market worldwide for wine
The United States is set to become the world's number one marker for wine and business is booming for Kern County wine shops and vineyards.
11/15/13
Napa County inn joins Four Sisters' Wine Country portfolio
The Monterey-based company, which began at the landmark Green Gables Inn in Pacific Grove, expanded into Sonoma and Napa counties about 20 years ago. It now manages boutique inns in Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Healdsburg, plus two each in Napa and Yountville.
11/15/13
Second Santa Barbara County winery ordinance workshop set
Under unanimous direction by the Board of Supervisors in 2011, county staff is working on improvements to the current ordinance to make the permitting process easier for new wineries and vintners, while trying to regulate increasingly popular special events.
11/15/13
Napa Valley Winemaker Scott Harvey Announces 3 New Thanksgiving Wines
Napa Valley Winemaker Scott Harvey announces 3 new Thanksgiving wines in time for America's favorite holiday. Zinfandel enhances savory turkey, complex vegetable dishes and traditional fruit pies.
11/15/13
Beer, wine and liquor regulation changes making their way through Michigan legislature
Several proposals that change the way Michiganders can make, sell or purchase beer, wine and liquor passed the state House on Thursday
11/15/13
A French Wine Star's Under-Sipped Understudy
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, is beloved for its rich character and beguiling aromas-but it's also pricey. The reds from the neighboring region Vacqueyras make excellent stunt doubles for everyday drinking.
11/15/13
Bonjour Finesse: In Search of a Subtle Wine
There's a time for robust, swaggering wines, but for everyday drinking, look for something fresher and more elegant.
11/15/13
Behind the scenes at Houston's greatest wine competition: How 2,500 wines become 11 winners
Two thousand five hundred and five wines. One hundred judges. Two days.
11/15/13
Q&A: Alexander Payne on his life at the movies
With the release Friday of his black-and-white, father-son road trip "Nebraska," the director reflects on his life at the movies
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