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  Daily News for Thursday, December 5th
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12/05/13
There are communities where Prohibition still exists, and it's costing them
Today is the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. One of the legacies is the lingering existence of dry counties, especially across the South. The number is declining, in part due to the economics of not selling alcohol
12/05/13
Sommelier Journal Will Be Revived (Press Release)
Industry Veteran Acquires Publication and Expands Reach
12/05/13
Why John Kerry Wants You to Drink Moldovan Wine
Why does Kerry care so much about Moldovan wine? The answer has to do with Europe, Russia and protests raging right now in Ukraine.
12/05/13
Applications Being Accepted for $370,000 in Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Community Grants
Sonoma County Nonprofits Invited to Apply for Grants--Deadline Jan. 15, 2014
12/05/13
Wente To Hit 700,000 Cases This Year, Eyes Million-Case Milestone
Eric Wente, the company's 62-year-old chairman, told SND that at the current rate of new vineyard plantings, the company should reach the 1-million-case threshold within five years
12/05/13
Wineries Complete Shared Cave Project
Four wineries operate the Caves at Soda Canyon, an entirely underground operation
12/05/13
Is the Importing Business Reaching its Saturation Point?
How many importers can New York State support? We are about to find out.
12/05/13
Police: Wine thieves tried arson to cover $648k heist
While one of the men is jailed, the other remains at large. Also missing - about 200 cases of fine wine
12/05/13
UC Berkeley researcher warns of 'abrupt' climate change
The scientists testified that some sudden changes are already upon us -- there are more serious wildfires now than a decade ago, and hotter average temperatures are affecting farmers' crops
12/05/13
Sonoma State Seminar: How to Find the Right Publicist & Make the Most of the PR Experience
With Lisa Mattson, Holly Evans, Christine Deussen, Amber Gallat and Liza Zimmerman
12/05/13
Winners of the Miljenko Grgich Wine Studies Endowment Fund Announced
Scholarship to assist professional wine studies
12/05/13
CIA's Rudd Center celebrates 10-year anniversary
The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone is celebrating 10 years of providing wine education at its Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies with a reception and dinner for Rudd Center donors on Friday, Dec. 6, and a day of wine tastings and classes for wine program alumni on Saturday, Dec. 7.
12/05/13
Star/NVV tasting panel: Grapes turned into stunning cabs
The resulting top wines of the six total flights are the perfect wines for raising a glass in toast to the fortune that surrounds us.
12/05/13
CVBS hires Clark as sales director
Central Valley Builders Supply has hired Josh Clark, 39, as director of Sales and Business Development to manage the company's Agriculture and Contractor Sales teams. Clark brings 20 years of experience in the Bay Area, where he excelled in sales and management for several companies.
12/05/13
Napa: Campaign starts to eat, shop and drink locally
The Napa Valley Vintners, along with the five Napa County chambers of commerce, is encouraging community members to eat, shop and drink locally this holiday season
12/05/13
California wine grape growers on red blotch virus alert
Some California wine grape growers have seen 'red' over the last several years in vineyards; not necessarily financial problems tied to a bank ledger, but reddening leaves on some vines which has the industry on alert.
12/05/13
Health Watch: Study Finds Wine Drinking Leads to Healthier Sperm
Polish team finds lifestyle influences reproductive health; a U.S. study raises questions on resveratrol supplements
12/05/13
New fine wine trader buys Bibendum private client business
Bibendum has sold its private client business to a new fine wine trader started by one of the merchant's co-founders, with plans to open offices in key trading centres around the world.
12/05/13
New Zinfandel film debuts in Napa
A new film tracking the journey of Zinfandel from its Croatian roots to its status as a signature grape variety of California has debuted at a packed screening in the US state.
12/05/13
London Wine Fair targets consumers with wine week
A seven day celebration of London's restaurants, bars and wine merchants has been launched by the organisers of the London Wine Fair to coincide with the trade show.
12/05/13
Santa Rita unveils workshop theme for 2014
Santa Rita Estates has announced plans for its 2014 South American Wine Workshop, which is due to take place in London next month
12/05/13
US brewer only hires military veterans
Chicago-based brewery, the Veteran Beer Company aims to help those who have served their country and is only employing US armed forces veterans.
12/05/13
Neil Patterson Wines debuts wine range with no sulphite
SurePure provides liquid photo-purification technology for the food and beverage industry. The liquid photo-purification technology is used for purifying turbid liquids, including milk, beer, fruit juice, wine, carbonated beverages, and various industrial applications.
12/05/13
This wine brought to you by ... retired teachers
The surprising owner of a huge swath of wine-producing agriculture is TIAA-CREF, the asset management giant that serves teachers, medical professionals, government workers, and others.
12/05/13
Wilmington business developing app for wine and beer lovers
One Wilmington entrepreneur has a solution to finding the perfect next glass, and he's uncorking his scientific knowledge of wine and beer in the Port City.
12/05/13
Absolut Vodka exec surprised by lack of wine packaging innovation
Absolut Vodka's director of packaging development confesses he is surprised by the lack of innovation in wine packaging, and insists company size is no barrier to innovation.
12/05/13
BC: Floating and wine put region on the map
A New York travel writer also has taken notice of the region. William Travis named the Okanagan the top wine destination in the Huffington Post.
12/05/13
Ontario Rieslings approach world status
If you want to try Ontario Riesling but are cost conscious, offerings by Niagara's Strewn and Reif wineries are worth checking out.
12/05/13
80 years after repeal of Prohibition, history repeats with marijuana
On Dec. 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified after Utah, Pennsylvania and Ohio approved it. This repealed the 18th Amendment and ended more than 13 years of Prohibition.
12/05/13
Prohibition ended 80 years ago today, but the dry movement never worked here
"It was pretty much doomed," said Daniel Okrent, author of "Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition," and former public editor at the New York Times
12/05/13
Winery approved on historic site outside Calistoga
Planning commissioners commend plan to restore 19th century buildings
12/05/13
Paso Robles water rights group hosts open house
PRAAGSThe Paso Robles Agricultural Alliance for Groundwater Solutions (PRAAGS) is reaching out to Paso Robles Groundwater Basin overliers and welcoming community members to a second open house event
12/05/13
Alcohol Companies Marketing with Music Lyrics
SPH study: four brands account for more than half of all references
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