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  Daily News for Friday, January 10th
Impact of Sonoma Wine Pegged at $13.4 Billion

County vintners group releases findings of new economic report at annual meeting

2013 ends with weakest job growth in years
Ouch! The job market suddenly looks a lot weaker than economists' had thought.
Tragedy Strikes Canada as Giant Wine Spill Shuts Down Major Highway
Miraculously, neither driver was injured. The wine, as you can see, was not so lucky
San Joaquin County supervisors to vote on winery moratorium
The vote comes two months after the San Joaquin County Planning Commission voted 3-2 against implementing a one-year moratorium on special events
Today is the deadline for those interested in discussing possible changes to the tiered winery ordinance next Friday to RSVP to San Diego County Planning and Development Services
The department has invited stakeholders to a workshop in the County Operations Center in San Diego at 10 a.m. on Jan. 17
Bumper California harvests won't mean oversupply, says Constellation
The chief executive of Constellation Brands has rejected a suggestion that consecutive large harvests in California will lead to an outpouring of cheaper wine from the U.S. region.
Don't Panic! Almonds Not Replacing Californian Winelands
Contrary to media reports, wine grapes are not making way for nuts, says a leading wine broker.
Environmental lawsuit threatened if Stanislaus County doesn't revoke well-drilling permits
Some of the farmers named in the complaint consider their charges frivolous and their demands unrealistic.
Letter claims Bordeaux crash not an accident
A menacing letter claiming that the recent helicopter crash in Bordeaux was not an accident has been sent to a local newspaper as well as estate agents in the area.
WAWGG Provides Insight at Convention
The statewide expansion of wine grape acreage has seen a parallel increase in the incidence of virus diseases affecting the overall growth and sustainability of Washington's grape and wine industry. As solutions are found for select virus diseases, previously unrecognized diseases such as Grapevine red blotch are emerging that could derail the industry's growth trajectory.
New Economic Impact Data Indicates Sonoma County's Winegrowers and Winemakers Contribute $13.4 Billion to Local Economy (Press Release)
Economic Impact Study Conducted By Stonebridge Research Group Provides the Most Comprehensive Report on the Value of Sonoma County's Vineyards and Wineries
White Paper: Final 2013 Wine Tasting Results Confirm Thermal Plant Treatment Creates Superior Wines
AgroThermal Systems announced results from the company's 2013 trial programs involving eight cultivars from 12 trial blocks in California, Oregon and New Zealand where Thermal Plant Treatment was applied to vineyard blocks throughout the growing season.
Unfiltered: Hollywood Over a Barrel
Plus, King Solomon's plonk, and Montesquieu turns wine into water for needy Ethiopians
Markets see strong advances despite slumps
In 2013 most major stock markets made significant advances as the world economy moved further away from recession.
Top 10 wines in the US press
Eric Asimov picks out 20 winter wines for under $20 while Rebecca Murphy opts for an "intense" Nebbiolo for that special occasion.
Economic and climate changes reshaping world's wine map
Grape-growing regions are shifting north. Warmer weather due to climate change will expand grape production in England, China, Russia and Scandinavia by mid-century, The New York Times reports. At the same time, some fear increasing heat may hurt established wine regions in Bordeaux, Tuscany and Spain.
Virginia wines: how a few vineyards are putting the state on the fine-winery map
A new generation of Virginia winemakers has begun to produce wines that can compete with the best of those from California and Europe.
Review: Jon Bonné's 'The New California Wine'
While there's an accent in Jon Bonné's name, he doesn't prefer one in his wines. His new utterly-compelling book "The New California Wine: A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Wine Revolution" (Ten Speed Press) can be read as a fight against what he calls Big Flavor: the over-ripe wines that obliterate sense of place or nuance that first came into style in the 1990s.
Proposed law for warehousing wine and spirits is typically anti-business (Your letters)
Forcing companies to own real estate here to do business is not the answer.
Watch Out, Wine Country: The Coming Boom in Weed Tourism
When it comes to marijuana tourism, there could be a lot of profit to go around. Colorado is already a major tourism destination: In 2012, the state made nearly $17 billion from a record 60 million visitors.
Massive wine spill on BC highway requires 10-hour cleanup
A transport truck carrying a load of Casillero del Diablo red and white wine crashed through a centre median of a southern B.C. highway and hit another truck loaded with pulp at about 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Israeli wineries innovate as they reach beyond kosher market
Wine exports rose over 80 percent since 2009; five big wineries account for 82 percent of the market.
Hobby winemaking trend takes off in Colorado Springs
Duane Lujan, owner of Wine-Crafters & Homebrew Supplies, 625 Paonia St., has been in the wine kit and brewing business since 1996. Back then, he mostly sold beer-brewing ingredients and equipment. It wasn't long before he added winemaking equipment and kits.
COMBS, DIAGEO signs forms Partnership Venture
Diageo PLC., Spirits and alcoholic beverage giant, recently stated that it has organized a new partnership with Combs Wine & Spirits, a privately owned premium spirits and wine business founded by rapper and entrepreneur Sean Diddy Combs, for the attainment of the tequila brand DeLeón.
Chilean wineries look to invest US$100 million in Peruvian land
According to Gestion, the low cost of energy, cheaper labor, and "virgin land" for wine production are all attractive features for prospective Chilean investors.
WSU Prosser will get construction projects
Includes $2.1 million for design and construction of the Agricultural Technology Building Addition and $2.79 million for construction of the Viticulture Building Addition.
Paso Robles CAB Collective ready for 2014 CABs of Distinction
The Paso Robles CAB Collective (PRCC) recently announced the dates, venues and new format for its second annual CABs of Distinction event.
Siduri winemaker looks north, Domaine Drouhin expands: Wine News
When the Kemp family launched a winery on the site of their Hawks View Vineyard (planted in the Chehalem Mountains in 1991) in 2007, they included some unusual wines in their Hawks View Cellars portfolio: Washington cabernet sauvignon and merlot, and California pinot noir and syrah.
Vermeil Wines' Napa tasting room adds a bit of nightlife
The original Vermeil Wines tasting room is in downtown Calistoga, but owner Dick Vermeil has bigger dreams, so he opened a satellite salon at First and Main streets in downtown Napa last summer.
Maine awards new 10-year liquor contract, expects to double return
The new contract is expected to yield up to $450 million in revenue over the next 10 years. The additional revenue will be due to a lower-cost wholesale distribution deal, according to a release from the LePage administration
Pennsylvania liquor stores back in Republican crosshairs
Privatization proponents hope to pass measure early this year.
Minnesota considers 10-cent deposits on recyclable beverage containers
The study, which sets the stage for debate during the 2014 Legislature, underscores winners and losers in a container-deposit system and already has pushed advocates and critics into well-drawn corners
Australia: Wine grape prices collapse for inland growers
Wine grape growers in warmer inland regions are accusing the big wine brands of price gouging
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