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Friday, October 31st

01/23/14

News updated throughout the day

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Study analyzes connection between social media and wine consumers

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Exports of Australian wine have slipped back in the past year due to weaker consumer demand in the country's biggest markets, the latest figures confirm

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Knowledgeable crowd at WineAustralia trade tasting encouraged by wide range of wines

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Based on the width of old tree rings, California hasn't been this dry since 1580.

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by David Darlington, from the February 2014 Wine & Spirits Magazine

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"Well, our biggest challenge right now is that there is so little surplus water in the system to move around."

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Increased production capacity 50 percent

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A new playground for wine and food enthusiasts is set to open this year in Carneros. Breaking ground later this spring, Ceja Vineyards is introducing a new winery and gardens behind the existing bocce courts on their property.

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According to industry experts, China will double its hectares under vine in the next five years - and China already is the world's fifth-largest winegrape-growing country.

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Patrick Piana, who had helmed Rémy Martin since 2009, has left the company

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Ninth annual Wine Week features region's largest wine tasting, intimate wine dinners and exclusive celebrity events throughout New Hampshire.

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From London to Hong Kong via Dusseldorf, we take a tour of the key wine and spirits exhibitions of 2014.

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New Zealand needs to focus on getting the message of its other grape varieties over to consumers thinks New Zealand Winegrowers CEO, Philip Gregan.

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A fugitive wanted on charges of embezzling close to $1m at the California wine company that he used to work for has been found in Mexico and deported back to the US.

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The school is providing three opportunities to receive its CWAS credential.

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Jonjie Lockman served as the grand event director prior to being elected. She is the chief operating officer at Intervine.

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Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit, Las Vegas' largest epicurean event, is returning for its 8th program during Mother's Day weekend, May 8-11.

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The law is designed to help support Michigan's wine industry, and applies to growers with annual outputs that don't exceed 5,000 gallons of wine.

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Lisa Szot, owner of Barrique Barrel, has petitioned North Portland Representative (and Speaker of the House) Tina Kotek to expand proposed initiatives 46 & 47 to include small bottle shops so she can sell small batch liquors at her St. Johns shop.

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A combination of two yeasts provides an unprecedented reduction in alcohol levels.

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A proposed deal to allow supermarket wine sales in Tennessee is drawing criticism for trying to exclude big box retailers and convenience stores.

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Bars and pubs across Scotland are being encouraged to increase the availability of 125ml wine measures, as part of a new campaign. The 125ml campaign was launched yesterday by the Scottish Government Alcohol Industry Partnership (SGAIP).

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Ever since E. & J. Gallo Winery purchased Washington's Columbia Winery in June of 2012, observers have been wondering how the oeno world's reigning superpower would shake up a historic (but admittedly tired) institution founded in 1962. Now, the first releases from incoming winemaker Sean Hails are hitting the Pacific Northwest market, and they're sporting a sleek new look, as evidenced by these labels.

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"We had drought in 1978 and '79, and those were great wines."

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there has been talk of approving the OLCC bill, then referring it to voters in the November election. There it would compete head-on with the privatization proposal

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"It's about leveling the playing fields with other states"

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This is rather long - you may want to print it out. No, wine blogging is not dead (sheesh).

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Paul Hobbs, who runs Paul Hobbs Winery in Sebastopol, Calif. among other projects, will join Johannes Selbach of the Selbach-Oster winery in Germany's Mosel region in the Finger Lakes project.

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the City of Solvang beat both the governor and the board of supervisors to the punch??-??declaring a Stage 1 drought alert and calling for a 15 percent cutback in water use by its customers

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Iconic Napa Valley Blossoms in Short Supply This WInter

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The bill would allow children to see how wine is made, even if they don't get to taste it. Current law says children can't tour a winery without a parent.

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As California braces for record drought, ranchers are among the most immediately impacted, and most say they are not ready for the severe water shortages and lack of forage that drought would bring, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Davis.