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  Daily News for Tuesday, January 14th
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01/14/14
Shakeup in management at Eberle Winery
The man often referred to as the "godfather" of the Central Coast wine industry is at the center of a hostile takeover attempt at his namesake winery.
01/14/14
Developers vie for Copia's future
Former cultural center could host conferences, contain a hotel
01/14/14
WAWGG Convention Adds Direct-to-Consumer Session
From leveraging your brand, to your guests, to your data, this session will teach how you can get the biggest bang for your dollar. Sometimes, the simplest way to make more money, out of the resources you have, is just by looking at things from a different perspective.
01/14/14
01/14/14
Wine Industry Symposium Group Announces 20th Annual Central Coast Insights Event
"The issues and challenges that the region has faced have resulted in the evolution, and fast growth, of the wine business to date. We look forward to presenting the results of our annual Central Coast Survey which will be intriguing as we reveal the issues, challenges and trends that are impacting the vintners, wineries and grape growers of the Central Coast today."
01/14/14
V2 Wine Group and Bouchaine Vineyards Announce Sales and Marketing Agreement
Under the terms of the agreement V2 Wine Group will provide sales and marketing services and manage the distribution network of all of Bouchaine Vineyard's wines throughout the United States.
01/14/14
People News Recap from 1/7 -1/13
Wine industry people on the move from January 7 to January 13
01/14/14
Lynn Johnson, who built Johnson Brothers Wholesale Liquor Co. into a multimillion-dollar business, died at home in St. Paul on Sunday. He was 84
During his 60 years in business -- even after being diagnosed with a serious illness five years ago -- Johnson never missed a day of work.
01/14/14
Long Meadow Ranch, Land Trust Announce 11-Acre Conservation Easement
By creating the conservation easement, Long Meadow Ranch proprietors Ted, Laddie, and Chris Hall relinquished entitlements to build a winery and a residence on the parcel. The Halls also extinguished rights for any commercial purpose unrelated to agriculture.
01/14/14
PLCB seizes $150,000 in rare wines from Chesco attorney
DA says Art Goldman ran underground wine sales network.
01/14/14
NYC: Wine boom spurs increase in city liquor stores
There are 1,368 wine and liquor stores in business in New York City-a 14 percent spike from 2010-and businesspeople say the wine trend is part of the uptick. With so much competition, new stores are carving out niches, such as focusing on products by women winemakers or from specific regions.
01/14/14
Attention Vintners: Workshop for Update to County Winery Rules
The county is asking for input from Ramona winemakers
01/14/14
Ardagh to repay $1.4bn bond as Verallia deal deadline extended
Group confirms it has sourced new finance to underwrite transaction.
01/14/14
Visitor Center Sells Ventura Wines
It's a first: Oxnard branch of California Welcome Center hopes to educate tourists through tasting and bottle sales.
01/14/14
10 agriculture stories you should read today, Jan. 13
Family, factory farmer. AK-47 ag loss. Cheese de-icer. Death of small producer. PETA drones. Golden hammer. Cheating on the donkey. Beachcombing for dead cows.
01/14/14
Chateau de La Riviere owner keen to 'move forward'
The Chinese firm now in control of Bordeaux's tragedy-hit Chateau de La Riviere is moving forward with development plans, to include tea tasting and a spa at the estate, after an 'enormously difficult' few weeks.
01/14/14
Label tampering obscures fine wine provenance, merchants warn
Several leading UK wine merchants have said that they are regularly offered fine wines that have had so-called 'strip labels' removed, hiding their true provenance and potentially leading to consumers overpaying, writes Jim Budd in the latest issue of Decanter magazine.
01/14/14
South African wine exports hit record in 2013
Exports of South African wine hit a new record volume in 2013 thanks to rising consumer interest in the UK, Germany and U.S.
01/14/14
Croser to address Cabernet genetics at Santa Rita wine workshop
Legendary Aussie winemaker Brian Croser is flying to the UK to discuss the genetics of Cabernet Sauvignon at this week's Santa Rita wine workshop.
01/14/14
How a wine business is dealing with changing its entire identity
A name is who you are, and who you can be - and that's especially true in business. Take Peter Schwarzbach and the name of his Chicago wine business, which he changed last fall from Wine Discount Center to Vin Chicago.
01/14/14
Laura Ness: A look back at 2013 wine trends
Overwhelmingly, by almost two to one, people are buying chardonnay, followed by cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pinot grigio or pinot gris, moscato, sweet red wines and malbec.
01/14/14
Nevada undetected in major wine survey
Australia's University of Adelaide has mapped out the types of wine grapes grown in the world down to the local level. But wine grape production in Nevada is so anemic it doesn't even make the massive database. William Coplin, president of Nevada Vines and Wines, is trying to change that by working with the University of Nevada, Reno to try to kick-start wine production in Nevada.
01/14/14
Head of supermarket wine sales group in Tennessee leaving
The campaign manager for a group advocating for supermarket wine sales in Tennessee is leaving to become the CEO of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.
01/14/14
Benchmark Wine Group Releases its Latest Wine Lot
Benchmark Wine Group has procured an assortment of fine wines, titled the Keepsake Collection.
01/14/14
Vineyards in SA takes comfortable lead in wine production
As the world's eighth largest wine producer, South Africa's wine trade contributed 26.2 billion rand ($2.4 billion) to the country's economy with exports increasing by more than a quarter in 2013, according to the South African Wine Industry Information and Systems.
01/14/14
Premiere Cru Burgundy Vineyard Will Not Produce 2013 Vintage
Plus Suntory Holdings to acquire Beam Inc., and more news from the world of wine, spirits and beer.
01/14/14
NJ: Chesco Lawyer Charged With Illegal Wine-Selling Operation
Police say that the man, Arthur David Goldman, a 49-year-old attorney who lives in Malvern, maintained a detailed list, over 97-pages long, of wines unavailable in Pennsylvania that he would allegedly sell from his own private seller or order to be sold, all without a liquor license.
01/14/14
How a wine business is dealing with changing its entire identity
Take Peter Schwarzbach and the name of his Chicago wine business, which he changed last fall from Wine Discount Center to Vin Chicago
01/14/14
Bloomington wine superstore opening delayed
A spirited debate is underway over whether a large wine super store should open in Bloomington.
01/14/14
Guards split $20K reward for finding stolen wine
Two security guards shared the reward offered by the owner of Esquin Wine Merchants for the safe return of more than a half-million dollars worth of wine stolen during an elaborate heist.
01/14/14
Wine: Sanford Comes Downtown
Winery Opens Tasting Room in La Arcada
01/14/14
After Beam Deal, Few Big Liquor Mergers Left
Beam is a company at least two other global spirits groups would have liked to own
01/14/14
Analysts See Bidding War For Beam As Unlikely
Suntory's offer equates to about 20 times EBITDA, a multiple far beyond the median of 13.8
01/14/14
This Winemaker Hunts Trees To Help Make The Perfect Wine
The toasting recipe, the oak forest provenance and stave creation all play a role in Pierre's winery theater where each piece is composed to build a wine that, in Pierre's words, "reflects the message of the soil."
01/14/14
Chateau de La Riviere owner keen to 'move forward'
The Chinese firm now in control of Bordeaux's tragedy-hit Chateau de La Riviere is moving forward with development plans, to include tea tasting and a spa at the estate, after an 'enormously difficult' few weeks
01/14/14
Passage of Farm Bill Important to All Americans
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack addresses Farm Bureau convention
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