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  Daily News for Monday, November 25th
B.C. Researchers Test New Polyphenol Analysis

Method in development can quickly indicate authenticity of grapes and wine

Sequencing study lifts veil on wine's microbial terroir (press release)
Now a new study led by UC Davis researchers offers evidence that grapes and the wines they produce are also the product of an unseen but fairly predictable microbial terroir, itself shaped by the climate and geography of the region, vineyard and even individual vine.
Canadian outbids all for valuable Red Mountain vineyard land
A high-profile and high-stakes auction for the most valuable vineyard land in Washington took a dramatic turn Saturday evening.
Peter Mondavi Turns 99
Napa Valley's oldest vintner is still at the helm of the historic Charles Krug winery.
Senior Amazon executive predicts quantum leap in online alcohol sales
Senior Amazon executive Bram Duchovnay says the multinational sees enormous potential in global alcohol sales but admits 'there is a ton of stuff that we don't know at this point'.
Tweet by tweet, Napa wineries master social media
There's a story that Paul Mabray, co-founder of the Yountville-based social media company VinTank, likes to tell in describing some wineries' .
San Joaquin County winery events moratorium bad for wineries, economy
But a supervisor with not one winery in his district wants a moratorium on all new winery marketing events. A moratorium does a lot of harm in terms of lost investment for those wineries in the development process or those thinking about starting a new winery.
Women for WineSense Pours It All On
The Napa|Sonoma chapter of Women for WineSense (WWS) has stepped up its game to meet the changing needs of its rapidly expanding membership.
World's oldest wine cellar discovered
Archaeologists have discovered what they think is one of the world's oldest known wine cellars in what is now present-day Israel.
Romanee-Conti at $474,000 Is Auction Record for Wine Case
Twelve bottles of Romanee-Conti sold for HK$3.675 million ($474,000), leading records set at auctions by Christie's International Plc in Hong Kong that raised HK$1.35 billion after three days.
WineVision: Producers urged to push sweeter sparkling wines in China
The paltry sparkling market in China could be significantly enlarged by promoting sweeter sparkling wines, according to leading professionals engaged in the country.
From Daleks to Dan Jago from Tesco: Wine Vision 2013 on Twitter
Here are the tweets that caught's eye at Wine Vision 2013, which saw Tesco UK group wine director Dan Jago challenge the industry to communicate quality cues to UK consumers properly to achieve higher prices, and widespread pessimism over prospects in India.
Supplier News: America's Hispanics represent a huge potential wine market, if marketers hit the right notes - Wine Intelligence
Report challenges the received wisdom that people of Mexican descent - the biggest single ethnic group within the Hispanic community In the USA - are just beer and tequila consumers.
Oregon liquor store owners wary of state plans to expand sales locations
Bottles of whiskey, vodka and Scotch could pop up on supermarket shelves if Oregon decides to shake off an 80-year habit of selling liquor through state-licensed stores.
Alaska's alcohol taxes among highest in nation
Using 2013 data from the Distilled Spirits Council, the Nerdwallet study looked at tax rates for beer, wine and spirits, then adjusted for the proportion of those beverages consumed in each state
Australia: Buyer competition revives Barossa Valley vineyards
Buyer competition revives Barossa Valley vineyards
Alcohol is good for your health: Leading science writer claims tipple can prevent cancer and may help improve your sex life
A businessman goes to his GP. 'My hands hurt, I get a bit of a pain in my chest sometimes, and I'm beginning to forget things,' he complains
TGI Fridays Chain Put Up for Sale
Hospitality firm Carlson, the chain's owner, has hired investment bank Piper Jaffray to help conduct a strategic review of TGI Fridays
EPA power grab? Pols, states claim new water reg could bring feds into your backyard
The concern is that the move could give the feds authority over virtually any stream or ditch, and hand environmentalists another way to sue property owners. In other words, critics say, the government might soon be able to declare jurisdiction over a seasonal stream in your backyard.
What Happened to Immigration Reform?
A powerful, well-organized coalition did everything it could, with no results. Now advocates are preparing to shift from lobbying to revenge
France: Biodynamic winemaker prosecuted for not treating vines with insecticide
Emmanuel Giboulot, a biodynamic winemaker in Beaune, has been threatened with a €30,000 fine and six months in prison for not treating his vines against the flavesence dorée disease
The Five Most Talked About Wines Online in 2013
According to Paul Mabray, the CEO of Napa-based wine and technology think-tank group Vintank, wine was among the top eight topics discussed online overall in 2013.
Toppled Treasury Wine Estates CEO warns: 'World's leading wine brands too weak'
Former Treasury Wine Estates boss David Dearie warns that Australian retailers Coles and Woolworths are turning the screw on the nation's wine producers and insists the latter must consolidate to survive.
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