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Friday, October 31st

12/04/13

Former Peet's owner and Starbucks co-founder to kick off annual wine and grape conference.

12/04/13

Retiring Napa County Agricultural Commissioner Dave Whitmer has received the first "Ed Weber Award" from the Napa Valley Grapegrowers.

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Scholarship to assist professional wine studies

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With Lisa Mattson, Holly Evans, Christine Deussen, Amber Gallat and Liza Zimmerman

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Sonoma County Nonprofits Invited to Apply for Grants--Deadline Jan. 15, 2014

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The industry's only list compiled based solely on consumer purchasing data

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16 million Americans still live in dry areas

12/04/13

Bordeaux's wine council hopes the French prime minister's visit to China this week can help ease tension over an ongoing anti-dumping investigation into European wine shipments, but a quick resolution looks unlikely.

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C-stores have a huge opportunity to delve into the wine category, which continues to grow in popularity.

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In India, where whiskey is the alcoholic drink of choice and teetotalers exist by the legions, a wine culture has been almost nonexistent.

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A new wine consumption trend is taking place in China with New World countries becoming increasing popular in the country.

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NPW employs SurePure's photopurification technology to microbiologically purify wine using ultra violet light instead of having to add sulphur-compounds to stabilise the wine. This not only provides a 'greener' alternative to traditional preservative methods, but also ensures a less harmful alternative to traditional chemical intervention for the consumer.

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Jerry Baldwin will present the keynote luncheon address.

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... partnership between the British Columbia Wine Institute (BCWI) and Good Company Wines.

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A 68-year old Frenchman has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for ordering nearly 50,000 euros ($67,690) worth of wine and going to extremes to avoid payment, including telling producers he had died.

12/04/13

With Laetitia Vineyard & Winery's harvest wrapped up, president and head winemaker, Eric Hickey, projects that wines from 2013 will be "big, rich, intensely colored and balanced."

12/04/13

Mobster Enrico Ponzo changed his name, put on a cap, grew a goatee, bought a tiny herd, and hoped farmland would hide him forever. It almost did.

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Producers in three premier cru areas of Pommard have stepped up their quest to achieve grand cru status by submitting a 150-page support dossier to the local INAO office.

12/04/13

Disney daughter was a passionate lover of vineyards and supporter of the arts

12/04/13

There is a huge decline in gift liquor sales ahead of this year's Chinese New Year as a result of the government's demands for a cut in luxury and wasteful spending.

12/04/13

Portugal is now the seventh largest wine exporter to China and many Portuguese winemakers believe that China is their "most promising market".

12/04/13

After an extensive agency review process, Pernod Ricard USA has re-appointed incumbent Legacy Marketing Partners, a leading Chicago-based experiential marketing agency, as national on-premise activation agency of record, effective July 1, 2013.

12/04/13

While Morgan Stanley's figures weren't incorrect, per se, their forecast did not take into account 2013's production levels which actually show a return to 2006 production levels, a healthy state of production for the industry. What's more -- Spain, Italy, France and Chile produced record wine levels in 2013.

12/04/13

When making Baby Mice Wine, one needs a) rice wine, and b) a maximum of 3-day-old mice. Dozens of itty bitty tiny baby mice are bottled up, drowned alive in the wine and left to brew. After about 12 to 14 months they are "safe" to drink.

12/04/13

A new study from UC Davis, MicroTrek, Inc. and Constellation Brands Inc. 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.

12/04/13

After a 1 percent decline in shipments to 27 million cases in 2012, Italian wine is expected to be back in positive growth territory in the U.S. market by year-end, with volume estimated to rise 3 percent - 5 percent.

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"Shortage? They didn't include reds in their count at the end of 2012. In truth, 2012 was perhaps the greatest vintage year we've had in northern Michigan, and 2013 was one of the biggest harvests ever. We were at capacity. They didn't use that data."

12/04/13

Fifty to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). During the holidays, that number can increase as stress piles on and alcohol consumption levels increase.

12/04/13

I was saddened by Peter Botham's harsh commentary on his fellow Wisconsin winemakers in the Sunday Business article "Sales continue to lag for Wisconsin-made wines."

12/04/13

A report from the state Department of Revenue showed that just 5.3 percent of the taxable liters of wine prepared and bottled for sale in the state in 2012 came from state wineries.

12/04/13

The ranking reflects the top wines sold nationally on Wine.com during the first 11 months of 2013. While many publications rank wines based on the opinions of their wine critics, we wanted our customers to be the judge.

12/04/13

States across the country have greatly modernized their alcohol markets but some Prohibition legacies linger, according to the Distilled Spirits Council.

12/04/13

The WSWA 71st Annual Convention & Exposition will be held April 8-10, 2014 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas

12/04/13

"They don't tell you what size parcel you need so you're shooting at nothing."

12/04/13

Producers in three premier cru areas of Pommard have stepped up their quest to achieve grand cru status by submitting a 150-page support dossier to the local INAO office

12/04/13

"The wine business is the canary in the cage for world agriculture because it so sensitive to change," Dr Richard Smart told delegates to the 3rd International Sparkling Wine Symposium, being held at Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking, Surrey.

12/04/13

Trunk disease represents the next great threat for the wine industry, posing a far greater risk than phylloxera, according to consultant viticulturist Dr Richard Smart.

12/04/13

Register today to take part in the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) 71st Annual Convention & Exposition, the wine and spirits industry's premier event.