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  Daily News for Monday, December 30th
A woeful year of rainfall may bring water limits for 2014
"We're trying to add to the tools we have available to us" to save water."
2014 Trends: Demand for vineyards to push values, import share
Demand for vineyards is " illustrated particularly by what is happening with wine companies looking outside California for vineyards."
rsvp today for Sonoma County Winegrowers' 23rd Annual Dollars & $ense Seminar and Tradeshow on January 15, 2014
This year's event will focus on "Sustaining the Moment" with an impressive lineup of speakers and topics focused on the importance of sustainability
French Bulk-Wine Prices Rise, Lift Whites to Three-Year High
"The 2012 harvest wasn't very big, so stocks had already declined, and for 2013-14 we're finding ourselves with not very large availability."
Castel Frères Fined $5.5m For "Grave Failure" Over Acquistion
Company accused of "knowingly exempting" itself from legal obligations
Ceremony planned as divers search river for missing chateau owners
Chateau de la Riviere will press ahead with a Buddhist ceremony to mark the estate's transfer to Chinese owners, as rescue workers continue to search for billionaire buyer Lam Kok and ex-owner James Gregoire following a helicopter crash
France's Hollande Gets Court Approval for 75% Millionaire Tax
Under Hollande's proposal, companies will have to pay a 50 percent duty on wages above 1 million euros ($1.4 million). In combination with other taxes and social charges, the rate will amount to 75 percent of salaries above the threshold
New owner reveals strategy for Columbia Winery
First of all, it will be quite a bit smaller than it was. For the 2012 wines being released in January, new winemaker Sean Hails produced about 80,000 cases. That's down significantly from when Columbia Winery was owned by Ascentia Wine Estates of Healdsburg, Calif. Back then, the longtime winery produced about 100,000 cases of Riesling alone, along with myriad other wines
The Where of Wine: What we talk about when we talk about geography
A fascinating aspect of visiting tasting rooms, guided tastings and other events where experts have a chance to talk about particular growing regions is the way certain stories or ways of talking about a place come to the fore
Taking The Snobbery Out Of Studying Wine (NPR)
Master Sommelier Richard Betts is on a mission to help people enjoy wine as a grocery, not a luxury. Betts talks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden about his book, The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert
After Kurniawan's Conviction, What Now for Fine Wine?
Maureen Downey weighs up the consequences of the first federal wine-fraud trial
Wine in a can: drink in the New Year with the newest portable alcohol
The six canned Fun Wine options include moscatos like peach, rosé and white as well as red and white sangrias, all checking in at 6 percent alcohol.
Mizzou awaits state funding for teaching winery
The University of Missouri-Columbia has raised half of the $3 million it needs to build a teaching winery
Oh, the humanity! 13,000 bottles of imported wine publicly destroyed in Zhengzhou
More than 13,000 bottles of imported red wine from Spain were publicly destroyed in Zhengzhou, Henan province by workers who poured each one of the bottles and its precious liquid contents into an inflatable swimming pool under the watchful eyes of passersby
Plans for Pheasant Ridge Winery are a wish granted
The Binghams still have plans to build a crush/press facility,
Top Wine Trends for 2014
Tyler Colman polishes his crystal ball and looks ahead to the next 12 months in wine.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signs BYOB wine legislation, more flexible liquor license rules
The measure could help Michigan's wine industry by allowing consumers to bring local bottles, said Scott Ellis, executive director of the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association
Oregon hazelnut groves continue to expand
Oregon farmers continue to add to the state's groves of hazelnuts as optimism remains that there's room for more expansion
Mettler Family winery rolls out welcome mat in Lodi
The Mettler family has been farming grapes in Lodi since the late 1800s, and making wine since 1999
Tim Hanni debunks wine pairing myths
Women for WineSense are a savvy lot, so there was more than one raised eyebrow when Master of Wine Tim Hanni proposed they have a dill pickle with their cabernet sauvignon.
Here's The Wine To Drink If You Think the Duck Commander Is Full of S*** (TMZ)
There's a new lawsuit brewing (or should we say fermenting?) between the Duck Dynasty and its wine label, Duck Commander Wines, and Duckhorn Wine Company
5 Questions for Elaine Chukan Brown
The wine reviews and illustrations that Elaine Chukan Brown shares on her website Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews perfectly reflect this particular moment in the life of wine in America
Low Bordeaux winery prices attract Chinese buyers
The Chinese are lining up to buy vineyards in France, eyeing the lucrative business opportunities that come from selling wine in China given the country's expanding wine consumption
Champagne sales fall flat on French economic gloom
Experts fear a new drop in sales this year will take overall volumes below the 300-million bottle marker that is psychologically important to the sector
The Indie Innovator of Champagne Country
Jay McInerney tracks down Anselme Selosse, the reclusive French vintner who helped uncork a bubbling movement
Rock Star Champagne Grower-Producers: Serge Mathieu and Chartogne-Taillet
" ... grower-producers whose wines express a sense of place. Both are also terrific values ..."
Duck Dynasty Chardonnay Tastes Better Than Downton Abbey Bordeaux Blanc?
A professional drink writer reviews 13 pop-culture-branded wines
Tradition, and change, in 10 key wines of 2013, by Jon Bonné
"there was a realization that we're in the midst of an up-is-down rethinking of wine and its geography"
Best of Unfiltered 2013
Musical Moscato mania became an epidemic this year, with Nicki Minaj and Warren G leading the way, but disasters, from winery fires to shipwrecks to overturned trailers, kept readers coming back
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