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  Daily News for Tuesday, January 7th
Bruce Cohn appoints son as CEO of Glen Ellen winery
Founded by Bruce Cohn in 1984, B.R. Cohn Winery is renowned for the estate-grown wines from its Olive Hill Vineyard in Sonoma Valley, for its award-winning olive oils, vinegars and other specialty foods, and for its Charity Fall Music Festival. In stepping back from the winery, Bruce Cohn intends to focus his energy on the management of Grammy Award-winning band The Doobie Brothers and on the production of the B.R. Cohn Charity Fall Music Festival, the annual fall music event at the winery, which has raised more than $6 million for charities since 1987
Alderbrook Winery sold by Terlato Wine Group
The Terlato Wine Group has sold the vineyards and winery facility that housed Alderbrook Winery, but kept the winery's brands and inventory.
People News Recap from 12/31 - 1/6
Wine industry people on the move from December 31 to January 6
Wine Industry Vintner and Patriarch Leo Trentadue Passes Away at 88
On Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at the age of 88, Sonoma County vintner and World War II Veteran Leo Trentadue passed away of respiratory heart failure.
Sonoma State University Announces New Home for its Wine Business Institute and Seed Gift from Korbel's Gary Heck
The Wine Business Institute will have a new permanent home in the former University Commons building, which was recently vacated with the opening of SSU's new Student Center. Gary Heck, president and owner of Korbel, also announced a personal gift of $1 million on behalf of Korbel to seed the renovation of the building.
Snowpack survey brings call for water conservation
Napa has water for two years, but the situation could get grim elsewhere in California.
Mendocino County may declare drought emergency
Mendocino County supervisors today may declare a local drought emergency as rainfall continues to bypass the North Coast.
Two groups looking to create a water district to manage the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin announce a plan to create a nine-member board of directors
The basin is currently under an emergency ordinance, put in place by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors
Powerful 'Polar Vortex' Makes Rare Appearance In U.S.
Jason Samenow, The Washington Post's weather editor and chief meteorologist of the Capital Weather Gang, tells Robert Siegel about the weather phenomenon known as the "polar vortex." It means frigid temperatures and wind chill in much of the country.
How global warming can make cold snaps even worse
Global warming is probably contributing to the record cold, as counter-intuitive as that may seem. The key factor is a feedback mechanism of climate change known as Arctic amplification.
California Grape Area Being Ripped Up for Almonds, Ciatti Says
Californian grape vines are being ripped up as drought forces farmers to switch to higher yielding crops such as almonds and other nut and tree fruits, wine broker Ciatti Co. said.
The Latest in Vineyard Scarecrows
Study tests "air dancers" as bird deterrents in vineyards and orchards
Forbes 30 Under 30: Food & Drink
Our selected group of of twenty-somethings - from restaurateurs and sommeliers to entrepreneurs and small-batch food artisans - is creating a food and drink scene that's bursting at the seams with flavor and verve.
B.R. Cohn Winery Announces Family Succession
B.R. Cohn Winery owner and founder Bruce Cohn announced today that his eldest son, Daniel Cohn, has been appointed chief executive officer, allowing the 40-year-old family winery to make the generational change necessary for the future.
10 agriculture stories you should read today, Jan. 6
Cruel and unusual prison loaf. Harsh realities of reindeer farming. Felfies. Soil secrets. Food freedom survives. Bears and slumps. Ethanol's oil wall. And more...
U.S. drives Scotch boom
Scotch whisky exports have almost doubled in value over the last 10 years to hit nearly £4.3 billion in 2012.
University of Adelaide researchers to develop winegrape database
Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia have collected statistics from across 44 countries in order to develop a database of the world's winegrape varieties and regions.
Spoiler alert: Phila. company making wine a little finer
The seven-year-old start-up in University City Science Center is announcing Monday a partnership that will broaden its focus beyond food - to protecting wine from what some consider a taste-spoiler.
Festival in Canandaigua to highlight ice wine, tailgate food
The 6th Annual nICE Festival will be held Sunday at the New York Wine and Culinary Center.
Weather challenges Oregon wine industry
Heavy rain at picking time made Oregon's 2013 wine grape harvest "not for the faint of heart."
NH Debates Later Beer, Wine Store Sales
Current state law allows convenience stores and grocery stores to sell beer and wine until 11:45 p.m. House Bill 120 would extend the hours to 1 a.m., according to a report by the Eagle-Tribune.
French wine and stamps among items to see price hikes this year
If you're a fan of French wines, Bordeaux in particular, you will probably pay more for it this year. Bad weather in France caused a poor grape harvest, which is certain to lead to higher prices.
The wit, wine and wisdom of Simon Hoggart, 1946 - 2014
Simon Hoggart, one of the Spectator's best-loved columnists, died yesterday after fighting pancreatic cancer for over three years. He began writing for the magazine in the mid-nineties, and started the column for which he was most well known in The Spectator - the Wine Club - in 2001.
Washington winery selects label with alternative barrier coating
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates will transition to a pressure-sensitive paper label with a mineralized coating for its white wine that provides a high barrier for wet conditions.
Game Changer In The Vineyard: Streamline The Process With Molecular Diagnostics
A new partnership announced today, between Jackson Family Wines of Sonoma and Invisible Sentinel, Inc. of Philadelphia, adds a new technology to winemakers' toolkit and it promises to streamline an otherwise cumbersome process.
Virginia Vineyards On Alert with Cold Moving In
At area wineries, workers are scrambling to save what is left of their vines before the cold arrives.
Icewine needs cold but not this cold
The cold may provide a brief break from icewine production for some but winemakers and vineyard managers will be busy watching temperatures Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening that could be cold enough to damage grape vines.
Minnesota grape growers brace for possible damage
Even Minnesota's cold-hardy vines may be damaged by the bitter temperatures.
Pennsylvania Vineyard Plans for Major Expansion
The owners of Mountain View Vineyard and Distillery announced they are preparing for a major expansion project. They recently purchased five acres of land next to their current property.
The Pour: 20 Winter Wines for $20
Here are 20 winter wines for $20 apiece that offer not only value but intrigue. Many pique the interest because they come from unfamiliar places, are made from unknown grapes or reflect an unusual style. They are delicious testimony to the bounty of unexplored wines. ]
Winery selects label with alternative barrier coating
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates will transition to a pressure-sensitive paper label with a mineralized coating for its white wine that provides a high barrier for wet conditions
Drinks Business: 30 winemakers under 40 to watch (Part one)
... around the world, from Argentina to New Zealand
Grape geeks can profit from 'world's first' wine varietal database
'Dramatic globalization' of wine markets over the past 20-30 years and rapid climate change means there is a pressing need for the first global database listing grapes by region and variety, according to its compiler.
Water pollution from fracking confirmed in multiple states
Most worrisome, according to the AP, is the lack of any set system of reporting complaints and related investigations.
Seattle Times: How privatization drove up the cost of liquor
State taxes and fees on spirits have skyrocketed to more than five times the national average, writes guest columnist Steven Stone.
If a tweet worked once, send it again - and other lessons from The New York Times' social media desk
A small amount of editorial effort was the difference between one of the best tweets of the year and a headline from print that was less effective in the context of social media.
Why 2014 could be the most interesting year in technology in a long time
Like earthquakes and wars and other expressions of pent-up energies, perhaps the surest sign that something big is coming in technology is how long it's been since the last big thing came along.
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