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  Daily News for Tuesday, December 10th
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12/10/13
Icy Weather Engulfs Western Wine Regions
Grapegrowers keep eye out for cold damage in vineyards as freezing conditions persist.
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12/10/13
Dereniuk named Lake winery group leader
Lake County Winery Association on Monday said it named Terry Dereniuk executive director of the trade group.
12/10/13
John Ratcliffe to head up Accolade Wines
Accolade Wines has appointed experienced wine industry executive John Ratcliffe as its Chief Executive Officer.
12/10/13
Wine industry veterans see declining vineyard expansion
"It's like going to the supermarket at the end of the day, and all the best fruits and best tomatoes are picked over."
12/10/13
Bay-Delta Plan is released
Monday's release of some 34,000 pages of plan plus environmental impact report for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan promotes pork barrel fantasies of Gov. Jerry Brown.
12/10/13
Opinion: Court-supervised groundwater management
Our group is convinced that court-supervised management of our water is preferable. We welcome landowners who think that our approach makes sense.
12/10/13
Cal Wine Cellars Joins Daily Deal Marketplace
Cal Wine Cellars now offers an online marketplace for wine and food lovers seeking the latest deals in California
12/10/13
Paul Hobbs Imports Becomes Sole U.S. Importer for Canadian Producer Stratus Vineyards
Paul Hobbs' relationship with Stratus began in 2009, when he became the winery's viticultural and winemaking consultant. Located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, this is the first winery to be added to the Paul Hobbs Imports portfolio that extends beyond South America.
12/10/13
Free Flow Wines Innovates with the First Automated Wine Kegging Line in North America and Recycles 99% of its Water With a State-of-the-Art Water Reclamation System
Free Flow Wines installed two new innovative systems to help the company meet the increase in demand for their wine kegging services, while continuing to decrease the carbon footprint of the wine industry.
12/10/13
10 agriculture stories you should read today, Dec. 9
Evil wheat. Gumby in the vineyard. GMO backslider. Harvesting pee. Armed and stupid. Milk money rent. Leggo my pecans. And more.
12/10/13
As wine fakers get sharper, industry fights back
It is getting more sophisticated and more ambitious, particularly as bottle prices rise due to huge demand in new markets, mainly in Asia. After decades of silence, producers across the $217-billion industry are finally beginning to talk about the problem and ways to combat it.
12/10/13
Chinese buyer takes top lot in French prime minister's cellar auction
A 27-year-old Chinese buyer took the top lot in an auction of the French prime minister's wine cellar that raised more than EUR170,000.
12/10/13
Symington acquires Douro vineyard after 100-year wait
The Symington family has bought a 30-hectare Douro estate it has been eyeing for the past Century, shrugging off concerns about falling global Port consumption.
12/10/13
Accused Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Goes on Trial
Prosecutors accuse "Dr. Conti" of making and selling millions of dollars worth of fakes; defense calls him a scapegoat
12/10/13
German Ice Wine Rules Tightened
A leading wine area requires growers to declare how much fruit they'll pick before it freezes on the vine
12/10/13
Napa Valley's lesser known grape grows up
California's Petite Sirah has gone through some growing pains. Planted in the state in the late 1800s, it started off as a well-behaved child, appreciated for its good yields, dark colour, and fragrance.
12/10/13
Wine M&A momentum set to continue
There have been few years in recent memory as ripe for merger-and-acquisition activity as 2013 in the wine industry, particularly on the North Coast.
12/10/13
Wine shortage refuted, but AZ vintners say demand still high
hough national officials are refuting reports of a global wine shortage, Deb Wahl of Oak Creek Vineyards and Winery says increasing demand is pressuring her, and other Verde Valley winemakers, to produce more.
12/10/13
OH: Wine by-the-glass at area restaurants is costing more, and you may be getting a smaller pour
Even a cursory glance at local wine lists in independent eateries show the bulk of wine by the glass ranges from $7.50 to $12 - about a buck or two more than two years ago.
12/10/13
Sonoma: Family farms vital to local wine industry
Many of the largest vineyard and winery owners in Sonoma County are families, said Honore Comfort, executive director of the Sonoma County Vintners, a trade group representing local wineries.
12/10/13
The people, passion behind Michigan wines
That's why Coleman resident Rick Sigsby wrote "Michigan's Holy Water: The Great Lakes Wine Bible."
12/10/13
How Scratch and Sniff wine soared to the NYT bestseller list
The hottest wine book of 2013 might take you by surprise: it's a scratch and sniff wine guide that's printed on the stiff pages of a board book. The book has caught fire and reached #13 overall in book sales on Amazon and #10 in the "Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous" portion of the NYT bestseller list.
12/10/13
Professor works to develop grapes for Wyoming wine
Since coming to Wyoming, Dhekney has been more focused on finding or creating a grape variety that meets several specific conditions: having a short growing season, being cold-tolerant and being able to grow in acidic soil.
12/10/13
Northwest Wine Grape Growers Brace For Cold Damage
Northwest wine grape growers expect this week's cold weather to do some damage to their vineyards. But it's not clear yet how much of next year's fruit might be affected.
12/10/13
Canada: Public-health advocates pushing for graphic, cigarette-style health warnings on wine, beer and liquor containers
A Nova Scotia researcher has added fuel to the movement with a strongly worded commentary just published in a medical journal, but he is not alone.
12/10/13
Five of the world's most unlikely winemakers
Wine is being produced in some of the world's most unlikely places thanks to a combination of innovation, economics and changes in global temperatures. Here are five of the world's most unlikely wine producers:
12/10/13
Champagne's Overachievers & Underperformers
In the first of a regular series of columns for Wine-Searcher, Tom Stevenson selects five overrated Champagne houses and five that are underrated.
12/10/13
NY Prosecutor: Calif. Wine Collector Was Greedy
A prosecutor opened the fraud trial of a California wine dealer on Monday by saying greed motivated him to cheat wine collectors out of millions of dollars, but a defense lawyer said his client was the victim of widespread corruption in the resale market for vintage wines.
12/10/13
Bordeaux en primeur buyers fear being priced out: Decanter report
More than three quarters of Bordeaux en primeur buyers surveyed are concerned about being priced out of the market, according to a new Decanter consumer report on the annual wine futures sale.
12/10/13
Cushman & Wakefield completes Collotype Labels lease
"The wine market industry is growing, and all signs are that it will continue to grow," said David Buse, president of Collotype Labels, the largest wine label printer in the market. "We're growing with the market and needed additional equipment and people, and the additional space to accommodate that growth."
12/10/13
Police arrest second suspect in $600,000 wine heist
Seattle police have arrested a second suspect in the theft of more than $600,000 worth of wine from a South Seattle wine shop and storage facility. But the search continues for the missing wine.
12/10/13
French couple opens winery on Keuka Lake
"We think there is a huge potential for making wine in the Finger Lakes, and we think we can make great wines here."
12/10/13
Lawrence Vineyards in Washington picks Pinot Gris for ice wine
"This is the first time we've actually got it to freeze."
12/10/13
Vivino, World's #1 Wine App, Announces Complete Redesign with Vivino 7 (Press Release)
New Version of Popular App is More Powerful, Intuitive and Eye Pleasing
12/10/13
Check out this soap-opera twist for Texas' heritage Pheasant Ridge Winery buy
Cox is going to work with the Binghams. If he couldn't buy the property back himself, this has to be the next best thing.
12/10/13
Top 10 influential wine consultants
Behind many of the world's most admired wines lies the guiding hand of a winemaking consultant
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