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  Daily News for Monday, January 27th
Naples Winter Wine Festival raises over $13.5 million for children's charities
"Hitting Perfect Notes from Napa to Nashville" sold for $200,000. Pictured here are vintner Jeff Gargiulo, singer Billy Dean and Ron Kuhn
DtC Wine Shipments Could Reach $3.2 Billion By 2024
The value of direct-to-consumer wine shipments grew 7.5% to reach $1.57 billion in 2013, and that number could climb to $3.2 billion within 10 years, according to the 2014 Direct Shipping Report. ShipCompliant vice president Jeff Carroll shared this and other results of his company's annual report Thursday at the Direct to Consumer (DtC) Wine Symposium at the South San Francisco Conference Center.
Allied Grape Growers released their most recent "Allied Press" newsletter (PDF)
... written for the growers and customers of Allied
Supplier News: Seguin Moreau Acquires Fine Northern Oak
The cooperage will acquire the Fine Northern Oak brand, as well as existing inventory and equipment. Founder David Plumb remains with the company. Philippe Michel of Oak Tradition will continue to represent the company in the Pacific Northwest
New California Law Bans Culinary Workers from Touching Uncooked Food with their Fare hands
Bartenders, who are now supposed to wear gloves to put limes in the mojitos and cherries in the Manhattans - even to scoop ice into a glass.
Winebow CEO Jon Moramarco To Depart
Jon Moramarco is set to step down as president and CEO of wine and spirits importer and distributor Winebow, effective January 31. Winebow chairman Leonardo LoCascio will serve as interim CEO until a permanent successor to Moramarco is hired
SF Chonicle Winemakers to Watch 2014: Mixing tradition and pioneering spirit
by Jon Bonné, Winemakers to Watch for 2014 are a forward-thinking bunch. What's more impressive is how well they bridge the worlds of classic and modern California ...
Great start for the New 2014 ZAP Experience
Great Tasting Seminar moderated by Tim Fish, Senior Editor for Wine Spectator and Winemaker panelists: Morgan Twain-Peterson, Mike Officer and Tegan Passalacqua
Opinion: Minimum wage increase hurts economy
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's proposal to increase the state's minimum wage represents a Band-Aid approach to economics. What is really needed is a means of growing the number of jobs that pay a living wage, not the minimum wage. But there is one thing to like about the proposal.
Betting Big on Happy Canyon Wines
Winemaker Adam Henkel has grand visions for owner Roger Bower's Crown Point Vineyards.
California winemakers face worst drought in decades
The lack of rain is a cause for concern in many of California's vineyards. 'The soil is dry, the water table is lowering, shallower wells are drying up, [and] some neighbour relations are souring,' Tom Lane, winemaker at Bianchi winery in Paso Robles, told
Winemaker kidnapped by masked men
A winemaker was tied up, gagged and threatened by masked men in the Languedoc over an agreement to sell his vineyard to Swiss buyers.
Boehner won't give up wine to become POTUS
US House of Representatives speaker, John Boehner, has said he won't run for President as he doesn't want to give up wine, cigarettes and mowing the lawn.
Top 10 wine trends for 2014
From Millennials to legislation by way of sustainability and off-piste wines, we set the scene for 2014
APEC Would Like to Remove "Wine Trade Barriers" in Asia
this is a press release in the form of a "feature story" from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
Cooperative Extension Schedules Drought Survival Sessions throughout California
meetings for ranchers in Mariposa, Mendocino, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Ventura and Tulare counties to connect remotely to a UC drought workshop
San Joaquin County: Public gets first chance to speak on winery rules
About 20 people showed up to a public meeting Thursday, the first outreach effort in an attempt to draft new rules
Winery-oriented business expands into shipping
Winery Compliance Services of Walla Walla will open a new climate controlled operation in the former BurBee Co. distribution space at 1491 W. Rose St., owners announced.
Leroi Barrels Brings in Tim Drake
Drake will cover the growing Texas wine industry.
Justin Michaud Joins Leroi Barrels
Michaud will be the new representative for the Pacific Northwest.
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards & Winery Not Liable for Alcohol-Related Crash, Judge Rules
Acting Wayne County Supreme Court Justice Dennis Kehoe (See Profile) rejected arguments seeking to hold Hazlitt's 1852 Vineyards & Winery responsible for the fatal collision under various theories, including common law negligence
Allowing liquor on Oregon grocery shelves would raise prices, close neighborhood shops, OLCC warned
"Prices would jump, hundreds of locally owned liquor stores would be forced to close and a fledgling craft distilling industry would be crushed."
California drought threatens coho salmon with extinction
The coho salmon of Central California, which swim up the rivers and creeks during the first winter rains, are stranded in the ocean waiting for the surge of water that signals the beginning of their annual migration, but it may never come
BBC Article - Splendour in the vines: How to buy a vineyard
To find your dream vineyard, popular real estate agencies like Coldwell Banker have either designated branches or specialists in wine regions like Sonoma, California, in the US that are knowledgeable about this market. You can also find listings at ...
10 Inevitable Changes to Water Management in California
California water policy and management will need to prepare for these seeming inevitabilities and find solutions that support a strong economy and a healthy environment, while easing transitions for vulnerable groups
B.R. Cohn Winery: From father to son
He gave up the wine, but not the women and song
Winemaker to Watch: Enfield's John Lockwood
There's Syrah from a little-known parcel in Napa's Coombsville area, better known for Cabernet. A Chardonnay from a remote spot nestled between Napa and Solano counties. More recently, a Tempranillo from high in the Sierra foothills and Cabernet made from the far coastal reaches of western Sonoma
Winemaker to Watch: Graham Tatomer
How do you stake a career on Gruner Veltliner and Riesling? You start in Santa Barbara
Winemakers to Watch: Megan and Ryan Glaab
They discovered a source of Vermentino in Carneros' silty Las Brisas vineyard, grown by Francis Mahoney, one of the grape's pioneers in this country
Winemaker to Watch: Ledge's Mark Adams
An Americana musician, he was living in Los Angeles and working as a sound effects editor at Sony when the opportunity arose to farm his parents' land. To get some experience, he turned to childhood pal Justin Smith
Houston star chefs showcase diversity at upcoming Austin Food & Wine Festival
"A big part of this festival's success comes from listening to our guests' feedback from year to year," says
The Next Big Wine Region: Uruguay?
When you think of the great wine producing countries, Uruguay probably doesn't leap to mind
This Week: Over 13,000 expected for wine symposium
Sacramento sommeliers will need to be on their toes this week as restaurants in the central city fill with people who know a thing or two about wine.
Jim Mitchell, winemaker for Idaho's Miceli Vineyards, dies
Mitchell got into winemaking in 1998 in California's Paso Robles region
China's New Obsession: French Wine
worldwide wine consumption is expected to grow almost 9 percent, to $182 billion, by 2016, with a large chunk of the demand coming from China
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