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  Daily News for Monday, January 13th
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01/13/14
Beam to be sold to Suntory for $16 billion

Suntory Holdings Ltd has agreed a $16 billion deal to buy Deerfield's Beam Inc, making the Japanese company the world's third-largest maker of distilled drinks with a global footprint

01/13/14
Dry conditions lead some on North Coast to store water
Sales of water storage tanks have spiked on the North Coast as rural residents, already faced with declining wells, springs and reservoirs, brace for what could be another drought year.
01/13/14
Report: Bad weather hurts December restaurant sales
Black Box Intelligence analyzes the results of the latest Restaurant Industry Snapshot.
01/13/14
Haywire Winery Introduces BC Wine to Asian Community
A BC winery will introduce a guide to pairing BC wines with Asian cuisine, and offer a specially labeled Haywire wine crafted for BC's Asian community to celebrate 2014 as the Year of the Horse.
01/13/14
California Wine Threatened by Drought Crisis
If the dry spell continues in California, the state's grape growers could face a perilous situation.
01/13/14
Packaging supplier Saxco plans Fairfield 'megacenter'
The seven-decade-old company wants to consolidate two warehouses in Fairfield, one in Oakland and overflow space in Benicia into a 473,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center to be built at the 52-acre Solano Logistics Center project.
01/13/14
Vineyard CEQA suit looms large
Opponents contend it would nullify local controls.
01/13/14
Guala Closures plans North Bay screw cap plant
New technology gives decoration options for smaller wineries
01/13/14
San Joaquin County officials on will consider putting a yearlong moratorium in place that would prohibit the addition of new marketing events at wineries
The county Board of Supervisors is holding a public hearing about the moratorium at the afternoon session of its regular meeting Tuesday.
01/13/14
Winemaker's development plans near Hollywood sign produce sour grapes
Neighbors aren't happy about a Glendora ophthalmologist's plans for a massive estate next to a vineyard he planted years ago
01/13/14
V2 Wine Group Announces Salesforce Expansion
V2 Wine Group expands its salesforce
01/13/14
Vinitaly USA Goes To New York: Connecting and Broadcasting Italian Wines
Vinitaly International is launching two innovative projects, Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) and Vinitaly International Importer Connect (VIIC), the latter still at its experimental phase. The two initiatives will be presented at this year's edition of Vinitaly USA at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.
01/13/14
Fruit pest on rise in Central Washington
Trap counts of spotted wing drosophila jumped dramatically in Central Washington in 2013 but were skewed by changes in trapping, an entomologist says.
01/13/14
Acquisitions marked 2013, but climate may be big story of 2014
Last year was the driest year on record. Vineyards didn't suffer because the mild weather eliminated the need for much water for frost protection so it was available for irrigation. Things could get much tighter if we don't get some significant rain, and none seems on the horizon.
01/13/14
George Starke: What 2014 holds
One of the large issues ahead is what will happen to Copia in 2014.
01/13/14
Crash chateau dismisses xenophobic letter by 'militant group'
A letter supposedly from a militant French farmers' group has warned winemakers not to sell to foreigners and cited the recent helicopter crash at Chateau de la Riviere - a link rubbished by the Bordeaux estate.
01/13/14
Poisoned wine could have killed Alexander the Great
A scientist believes a toxic wine could have led to the death of Alexander the Great unravelling 2,000 years of mystery.
01/13/14
The growing power of India
The potential of the Indian wine market is such that international wine judges and foreign investors are starting to take note.
01/13/14
Major wine firms' activity in China challenged by leading importer
Major international wine companies are accused of having questionable "principles" when looking to distribute overly inflated wine in to China.
01/13/14
Could the extreme cold mean higher wine prices?
This week's extreme cold could mean you'll end up paying more for a bottle of wine. Winemakers in the Midwest, and across the country, could see multimillion-dollar losses in this year's growing season.
01/13/14
NY Wine & Grape Foundation chief applauds Cuomo for summit plan
"Governor Cuomo's strong support of home-grown industries like wine and spirits industry is helping to create jobs, expand opportunities and make personal dreams come true."
01/13/14
Drouhin to Sell Off Cellar Gems
Burgundies spanning half a century on offer at direct-from-cellar auction
01/13/14
Long Island Ag Forum To Focus on Latest Issues, Technology
The two day forum will take place at Suffolk Community College's eastern campus.
01/13/14
Colangelo & Partners Public Relations Reports Significant Growth
Agency's 2013 Expansion Driven by Food and Wine Sectors
01/13/14
Outsiders Increase Northwest Winery Profile
National distribution and recognition may grow with vineyard purchases
01/13/14
One 'duck' too many? Duckhorn sues over wine brand
Duck Commander wines trade on popularity of reality TV show.
01/13/14
Wine prognostication - a taste of the mystical, by Jon Bonné
It's January and crystal-ball time again. Here are my five wine themes for 2014:
01/13/14
Speculation Surrounds Liquor Reform In Harrisburg
Talks are heating up again in the state capitol.
01/13/14
Washington liquor prices stay high
Washington state liquor prices and competition remains high and customers are paying more for their liquor in the wake of the state's transition to private liquor sales.
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