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  Daily News for Monday, November 18th
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11/18/13
DtC Wine Shipments Set New Record

October 2013 sales stronger than ever at $240 million

11/18/13
Five Examples of Social Media ROI in the Wine Industry
In the last few years there have been an increasing number of wineries with documented success of how social media has helped them increase brand awareness and revenues.
11/18/13
Recap: Mastering Balance and Vineyard Expression through Lower Alcohol Wines
Napa Wine & Grape Expo Panel with Steve Matthiasson, Duncan Arnot-Myers, Jon Bonné, Paul Draper and Nick Gislason.
11/18/13
"Momentum!" Wine Industry Seminar Set for November 22
Keynote presentation to focus on climate of Clear Lake winegrowing region
11/18/13
Asia-Pacific Nations Meet to Develop Wine Trade
Region Represents One-Third of Global Wine Consumption and Growing
11/18/13
London's biggest ever wine conference kicks off with launch of Wine Vision
The biggest international wine conference ever held in London kicks off this afternoon with the inaugural Wine Vision summit organised by William Reed Business Media, publishers of Harpers.
11/18/13
Opinion - Mike Paul: in search of the true value of a bottle of wine
The BBC Watchdog reporton the questionable value of half price deals in the supermarkets sparked a great deal of interest. Such deals have always stirred emotions, but the ensuing discussion also highlighted a concern I have when I hear commentators making definitive statements about the price a particular wine is worth.
11/18/13
Glazer's Returns To Illinois, Forming Alliance With Stoller
Glazer's previously operated in Illinois via its involvement with Union Beverage.
11/18/13
Halls completing ambitious winery in St. Helena
Kathryn and Craig Hall were already building an exquisite boutique winery below their home above Auberge du Soleil in 2003 when they found an opportunity they couldn't pass up: The huge but dilapidated Napa Valley Co-op Winery in St. Helena was for sale.
11/18/13
Is ageability 'old' news?
Is ageability really as important in today's market as it was in the past?
11/18/13
Wine consumers should drink what they like
Hanni has teamed up with Fish Story in downtown Napa to explore assertions from his latest book, "Why You Like the Wines You Like." He's on a mission to provide consumers an alternative to traditional food and wine pairing. His book explores "how differences in our individual makeup determine the wines we like best."
11/18/13
Wine In A Can Company Wants Millennials To Think Outside The Box
It's called Friends Fun Wine in a Can. The wine is made from "premium French grapes" in southern France, the manufacturer says, but it considers the beverage a "wine drink" or a "wine product" since it has less than half the alcohol content of a normal glass of wine.
11/18/13
Amtrak Serves Free Wine, Loses $72 Million
Amtrak, the federally-supported U.S. national railroad, lost $72 million in food-service expenses last year, almost all from long-distance trains on which passengers get complimentary wine and cheese.
11/18/13
Women in Wine: Not the Same Story as 'Gods of Food'
Watching the controversy unfold around the near absence of women in Time magazine's "Gods of Food," my first thought was, "That would never happen in wine." It would be impossible for a commentator to miss the success of female sommeliers in New York City.
11/18/13
Bolivian forces find $2 million cocaine stash hidden in wine bottles
Authorities believe the $2 million worth of diluted and solid cocaine is tied to a drug trafficking organization that made shipments to Italy, the state-run ABI news agency said.
11/18/13
The Search for Wines that Taste and Do Good
A number of wines are attached to a good cause. But philanthropy doesn't always boast the best flavor profile, finds Lettie Teague
11/18/13
Lambrusco makes comback in Milwaukee area
This Italian fizz - wildly popular in the 1970s - has become something of a joke among serious wine drinkers. But like bell bottoms and paisley shirts, Lambrusco might merit reconsideration.
11/18/13
Let It Pour: Is a nascent wine district forming in Raleigh?
If a rising wine tide lifts all oenophile boats, then downtown Raleighites will soon be living in an age of top-shelf juice bliss.
11/18/13
San Joaquin County To Vote On Winery Events Moratorium
The wine business is booming in Lodi but now there could be a crackdown on the celebrations. After more than a year of debate, the wine region could be hit with a moratorium on winery events.
11/18/13
A Chinese woman won the bidding for a coveted barrel of Burgundy wine at a Christie's-run charity auction in France on Sunday, paying 131,000 euros ($177,000) for her cask
It was the first time a Chinese buyer came away with the top item at the annual auction for the Hospices de Beaune charity, where around 443 wines went under the hammer.
11/18/13
Oregon liquor reform will be a difficult balancing act, but it's coming
Oregon's liquor regulators want lawmakers to modernize the state's liquor control system.
11/18/13
Wally's Auctions Joins the New York Market with Big First Sale
Recently purchased by the Marciano brothers, the firm raises $2.69 million in an evening gala.
11/18/13
BottleRock investors sue other investor for $3 million
One group of BottleRock investors is suing another BottleRock investor for fraud and demanding the return of $3 million the group says it lent to BottleRock 11 days before the start of the festival.
11/18/13
Small Crop Sets Record Sum at Burgundy Wine Auction
Less wine equals more money at this year's Beaune auction.
11/18/13
Tim Atkin Champions the Little Guys
Try wines from these up and coming producers to get ahead of the curve.
11/18/13
2013: the straw that broke the camel's back?
The devastating hailstorms which hit Entre Deux Mers and other Bordeaux regions this summer may prove a breaking point for the many producers who are struggling to stay in business.
11/18/13
California cap-and-trade ruling to be appealed
Lawyers for businesses that sued the state of California over its cap-and-trade auction system say they will appeal a judge's ruling that upheld it.
11/18/13
Brown releases proposed rules for fracking
The draft regulations on fracking would require state permits, testing of groundwater and notification of neighbors, and are called the toughest in the U.S.
11/18/13
Consumer Sentiment Won't Fell the Christmas Spree
The holiday season is about to begin and people feel glum. That isn't a reason to think they won't be spending freely.
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