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  Daily News for Monday, December 2nd
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12/02/13
France's national library of grape varieties under threat, say protesters
Plans in France to relocate a living library of 7,000 wine grape varieties, some dating back to 1876, have come under fire from protesters who fear some rare varietals may not survive the journey.
12/02/13
Producers in Sancerre are considering whether or not they should pull out of France's appellation system altogether
Sancerre really could go it alone in a way that Costières de Nîmes or Grignan-les-Adhémar would find hard
12/02/13
EWE: Bigger and Better in 2014
Eastern Winery Exposition events will include live auction to fund scholarships.
12/02/13
Top 100 wines in the West by Jon Bonné
Something felt different this year. As I struggled to whittle down this year's Top 100 down to just 100 wines, I couldn't help but conclude that now is the best time in many years to be drinking American wine.
12/02/13
Seattle Times wine writer Andy Perdue picks his 50 top regional wines
Wines are spotlighted in order of preference, from 50 different producers representing nearly every part of the Northwest and a wide variety of price points.
12/02/13
Peter Mondavi Sr. is 99: Mondavis Come Together, Celebrate
"... I've been in this business for seventy years. I love the people and the ups and downs, and there's more to be done."
12/02/13
Thanksgiving With the Mondavis: A Family Reunited and its Rich Legacy
The idea for a series of family events over one weekend was born when Tim Mondavi's family started planning for the opening of Continuum's new winery at about the same time as Peter's family began to organize a gala opening of the new Charles Krug Visitor Center to coincide with the family patriarch's 99th birthday.
12/02/13
High-tech winemaking: Technology has already made poor plonk a thing of the past. What can it do to improve the world's finest wines?
The stigma of automation is declining, and more prestigious producers have become open to the use of technology in winemaking.
12/02/13
Opinion: Paso Robles landowners need to protect their water rights
A broader adjudication will be triggered if the governmental entities take the position that they are seeking to take away existing landowner rights. At this point the decision lies with our elected representatives.
12/02/13
Editorial: Lawsuits could derail Paso water fix
Depending on whether and how the county government elects to fight back against the suits, the legal actions could lead to what's known as ...
12/02/13
Oregon wine country at center of global land grab
"The pace of transactions has picked up dramatically this year," said Chris Hermann, who founded Portland law firm Stoel Rives' Winery and Vineyard Management group. "It's like watching the stock market right now."
12/02/13
Virginia is making a name for itself as a wine destination, with hundreds of new vineyards
There are wine trails and nine distinct wine regions with companies like New Kent, Saude Creek, Dog and Oyster, and Philip Carter.
12/02/13
Wine Cellar, Well Aged, Is Revealed in Israel
Digging this summer at the ruins of a 1700 B.C. Canaanite palace in northern Israel, archaeologists struck wine.
12/02/13
US, France to tie up with wine makers in India
It might not seem like the most likely industry to get India on the global map. However, Indian wine industry has achieved such success that countries like the United States of America, and the home of wine France, want a share of this pie.
12/02/13
TEMECULA: Concerns over creating 'wine-themed Disneyland'
"There's nothing wrong with a good hotel out here," said Jim Hart, whose father, Joe, founded the rustic, red-wine-producing Hart Winery in 1980 after planting vines in the '70s. "And there's nothing wrong with an occasional wedding or concert."
12/02/13
Liquor and wine now tax free in Rhode Island
The elimination of the sales tax on liquor and wine was a welcome sight for shoppers Sunday.
12/02/13
Concha y Toro: Citi Ups To Buy On Peso, Grape Cost
Both weaker peso and lower grape costs can lift Concha y Toro's operating margins, according to analysts Alexander Robarts, Fernan A Gonzalez and Sergio Matsumoto.
12/02/13
LangeTwins Family Winery opens Press Room
the winery opened its first public tasting space, called the Press Room. And work is under way to return part of the surrounding land to nature.
12/02/13
Wacky Waving Inflatable Tubes Save Vineyards From Grape-Stealing Birds
The tension between grape growers and hungry birds is at an all-time high. Standard-issue scarecrows have proven ineffective. Air cannons no longer startle. It's time to call in the secret weapon. Summon the Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Men.
12/02/13
Ca' Momi Napa Valley Purchases Historic Carneros Vineyards (Press Release)
This purchase complements Ca' Momi's purchase of a neighboring 9-acre vineyard planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Merlot.
12/02/13
Top Real Estate Projects 2013: Cuvaison adds tasting room, barrel warehouse
Given the semi-remote location and the long driveway leading to a series of developed facilities, potential winery visitors in the past often were discouraged by the lack of any visible hospitality presence - sometimes turning around half-way.
12/02/13
Top Real Estate Projects 2013: Hamel winery nears completion
The winery can produce 10,000 cases a year and has a county use permit for future production expansion up to 30,000 cases.
12/02/13
Hobbs to make Mosel-style Riesling in USA
Hobbs, who was born in New York State, told db during a tasting in London last month that next year he plans to plant Riesling on a 65-acre plot he's bought in his native state's Finger Lakes wine region.
12/02/13
A Pair of Champers for a Pampered Season
The family-owned French firms Pol Roger and Bollinger are both worthy of a sparkling role in your holiday season, says Wall Street Journal wine columnist Jay McInerney.
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