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  Daily News for Thursday, December 19th
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12/19/13
Wine Thefts Prompt Security Reviews
Suspects in custody following heist at Seattle wine-storage facility; B.C. ice wine robbery remains unsolved
12/19/13
Duckhorn Wine Company Acquires 20-acre Vineyard Site in Washington State's Acclaimed Red Mountain AVA
Once planted, the vineyard will establish an estate presence for Canvasback, Duckhorn Wine Company's new Washington state brand.
12/19/13
Holiday cheer: Could we soon be shipping alcohol by mail?
Now, there is a renewed effort by both the Postal Service and Congress to again permit the mailing of alcohol, at a time when such carriers as UPS and FedEx have swept up the business as many states have relaxed their laws governing the shipment of wine.
12/19/13
Napa investors given one month to take over BottleRock
GSF Entertainment LLC - which is made up of Napans David Graham, Jason Scoggins and Joe Fischer - recently announced they would assume $6.6 million in debt from creditors of BR Festivals, the organizers of BottleRock 2013.
12/19/13
Restructuring announced at Miner Family Winery
Miner Family Winery has restructured, appointing winemaker Gary Brookman as general manager and director of winemaking, and promoting Stacy Vogel to winemaker.
12/19/13
Inside Baseball from Sonoma Valley: Town Cronies Threaten Patch Editor-Pendray Driven Out of Sonoma
"You wouldn't be able to go after Darius Anderson," a radio station staffer told me one day, with a big smile, when I was suggesting a "real" interview show.
12/19/13
Non-Traditional Wine Entrepreneurs Doing Cool Things In 2014
As a wine writer, my point of view is often angled toward the spirit of entrepreneurship, as well as the passion, innovation, and creativity that go along with it. That spirit is pulsing, from Prague to Cape Town, from Lebanon to France, from Napa to Bordeaux. And it isn't letting up anytime soon.
12/19/13
NY: 2013 Considered Best Red Vintage to Date
Exceptional Fruit Will Make for an Epic Vintage
12/19/13
Readers split on whether to privatize Oregon liquor sales
Readers of The Oregonian who responded to our poll on liquor privatization are split on what the state should do.
12/19/13
Salinas wine cellar owner pleads guilty to federal tax evasion
Staffers over at the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau might be toasting right about now.
12/19/13
High-living wine collector who ran fake factory convicted of fraud
A federal jury convicted a former high-living wine collector of fraud Wednesday for using his Los Angeles home as a fake wine factory and running a counterfeit operation that prosecutors said victimized wine drinkers, collectors, and producers brought in from France to testify.
12/19/13
Why Cakebread Cellars Is One Of Napa's Best Success Stories
When the team at Cakebread Cellars broke ground on Suscol Vineyard, a wild undeveloped property just south of Napa, a female mountain lion and her cubs kept watch on the process from a nearby rocky perch.
12/19/13
Wine Movers and Shakers: #3 Cathy Corison, Corison Winery (VIDEO)
The countdown of 2013?s biggest wine stars in Northern California continues. With Cathy Corison it's all about terroir.
12/19/13
Ontario: Lambton Winery Questions New Rules
Lambton County's first grape winery welcomes new regulations as long as they apply to all homegrown Ontario wines. Mark Alton, the owner of Alton Farms Estate Winery, has concerns if the rules only apply to VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) wines.
12/19/13
American Riviera Hosting the World of Pinot Noir
Pinot-philes converge, taste and learn about wines from the world's most important regions
12/19/13
Main and Adams project inches forward
After two years of planning and debates with city officials, Steves Hardware co-owner Gary Menegon and his wife Roberta are eager to see progress on their application to develop a two-story commercial building at the corner of Main and Adams streets.
12/19/13
Land Trust of Napa County appoints Strong & Hayden
The Land Trust of Napa County has appointed Gary Van Dam and Michael Holcomb of Strong & Hayden Commercial Real Estate to represent The Land Trust in its search for a property to become its new headquarters.
12/19/13
Commentary: What treasure is buried beneath farmland?
Farmland sometimes hides treasure - literally.
12/19/13
Top 10 Spanish regions to watch
One of the world's most dynamic and exciting wine producing countries, read on for our round up of the top ten Spanish regions to watch.
12/19/13
The Swiss created first commercial winery in Indiana
In 1796, John James Dufour left his native Switzerland to seek a new life and opportunity in the United States. Less than a decade later, he opened the country's first successful winemaking business - in southeastern Indiana.
12/19/13
Hugh Johnson on His Life in Wine
From his groundbreaking 1966 book "Wine," to "The World Atlas of Wine" and the hugely successful "Pocket Wine Book," Hugh Johnson, 74, is one of the world's best-selling wine writers.
12/19/13
Australia: Grape growers fear death of industry
Three of Australia's leading wineries, Accolade Wines, Pernod Ricard and Treasury Wines Estate, will cut grape prices by as much as 50 percent this season.
12/19/13
Wine dealer accused of fraud that drove up prices worldwide (LA Times)
Jury deliberation starts Wednesday in the federal trial of Los Angeles dealer Rudy Kurniawan, who faces 20 years in prison if convicted of selling counterfeit wines he passed off as rare vintages.
12/19/13
The Man Who Duped Millionaires Into Paying Big Bucks For Fake Wine (NPR)
He was the man with "the nose of a blood hound," as one wine critic once put it.
12/19/13
Canvasback Takes Flight
Duckhorn buys land for new Washington winery
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