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  Daily News for Tuesday, January 28th
Number of Wineries Grows to 8,391 in North America
U.S. winery production up 6.3%. The United States now has 7,762 wineries, led by California with 3,674. Canada has 568 wineries, having gained more than 8%. The net change in North American wineries was 345
WiVi Adds Direct-to-Consumer Session Track to Second Annual Trade Show and Symposium
Building and maintaining a strong DTC department is now key to a winery's success and now WiVi Central Coast has added a direct-to-consumer break-out session track to help Central Coast wineries learn how to effectively manage this powerful channel.
Saralee McClelland Kunde dies at 66
Saralee McClelland Kunde, a dairy ranchers' daughter who became a grower of prized wine grapes and an irresistible force for the celebration of Sonoma County agriculture, died Sunday
Family Winemakers members have elected Joseph Harbison of Harbison Estate Wines in Oakville to lead the association in 2014
Wendy Brooks of Pride Mountain Vineyards was elected to serve as vice chair. Scot Covington of Trione Vineyards will be appointed by the Board this week to serve as Secretary & Treasurer
Burr Pilger Mayer (BPM) Appoints Former KPMG Partner Thomas Garigliano To Lead North Bay Corporate Tax Practice
"Tom Garigliano's track record as a premier corporate tax partner with KPMG handling complex matters for virtually all types and sizes of businesses complements our existing strengths and adds further depth to our North Bay team."
People News Recap from 1/21 -1/27
Wine industry people on the move from January 21 to January 27
How many out-of-county employees stay in Napa farmworker housing?
Housing Commission concerned growers could be subsidizing Sonoma labor
More Headaches for Australia's Treasury Wine
Trouble May Be in China Market
New downgrade behind Treasury Wine Estates halt, say sources
Investors in Treasury Wine Estates are bracing for yet another profit downgrade from the ailing wine group with soft sales and profit figures for December believed to be behind a trading halt requested by the company earlier on Tuesday
Peso drop may aid Argentina's wine exporters
Argentina's wine producers believe a sharp fall for the country's peso currency will help them to stay competitive on retailers' shelves overseas, amid high costs at home.
Supplier News: Bouchard Cooperages /Tonnellerie Cadus Part Ways in North America after 17 Years
M. Paquito Barbier, President of Tonnellerie Cadus, has chosen to end the contractual association with Vincent Bouchard in North America
NH Celebrates 9th Annual Wine Week
The New Hampshire Liquor Commission's ninth annual Wine Week is featuring wine personalities and bottle-signings and tastings - culminating with an Easter Seals fundraising event featuring nearly 1,800 wines.
This Week: Over 13000 expected for wine symposium
The annual Unified Wine & Grape Symposium runs from Tuesday through Thursday at the Sacramento Convention Center. More than 13,000 people are expected to attend this year's event, billed as the largest wine and grape industry trade show in North America.
Students hold 'wages not wine' protest
Students of King's College Cambridge held a "wages not wine" protest yesterday after it emerged that the university spent nearly £3m on wine last year.
Big Ag goes organic (Come again?)
There's a trillion dollars riding on the global produce market and Big Ag is moving toward a much larger share.
Winegrape growers, farms rush to secure crop insurance
Drought raises alarms over frost protection, irrigation
The dotted line from wine in grocery stores to liquor sales on Sunday
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, the nationwide trade association of liquor producers, is urging that Tennessee's wine-in-grocery-stores legislation - up for a crucial committee vote tomorrow - be revised to allow liquor stores to sell on Sundays
Utah Faces New Fight Over Liquor Laws
A Utah lawmaker has proposed scaling back some of Utah's famously strict liquor laws just days after the Mormon church urged legislators to keep existing regulations in place
B.C. Winery Sales Gather Momentum
CedarCreek Estate Winery to join Von Mandl Family Estates
Lower Bordeaux prices hit Christie's wine auction results in 2013
Collectors' thirst for Burgundy in 2013 was not enough to prevent lower prices for Bordeaux causing a drop in Christie's wine auction sales for the year
Municipal liquor profits rise, helping cities' bottom lines
Metro-area outlets had good profits in 2012 despite pressure from private competitors at nearby stores.
Tawny Ports - these barrel-aged Ports are grabbing attention thanks to high-quality bottlings - Wine Spectator
Tawny Ports, long a less popular sibling of their ruby cousins, are gaining new attention. Seeing potential in the category, top Port houses are producing high-quality, long-aged tawnies and marketing them to American and U.K. consumers.
Negotiators Return Conference Report on Farm Bill
House and Senate agriculture leaders on Monday announced a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on a five-year farm bill
Genetic Weapon Against Insects Raises Hope and Fear in Farming - NY Times
Scientists and biotechnology companies are developing what could become the next powerful weapon in the war on pests - one that harnesses a Nobel Prize-winning discovery to kill insects and pathogens by disabling their genes
Wine & Grape Symposium uncorks at convention center
The conference's keynote speaker on Tuesday is Jerry Baldwin, former owner of Peet's Coffee & Tea and a co-founder of Starbucks Corp
Emergencies Declared As Deep Freeze Hits Deep South
Temperatures closer to what's normal for this time of year aren't expected until Thursday
Diageo picks up "super-premium" tequila
Diageo, the global leader in spirits, beer and wine that runs much of its operations out of Norwalk, announced Monday that it's added the "super-premium" tequila brand Peligroso to its portfolio
W. Blake Gray: Drink NFL Wines for the Super Bowl
During the Super Bowl, you'll have to watch approximately 119 beer commercials. But they won't reach you. You're a Wine-Searcher reader, and you're thinking about the most appropriate wine for the game
As drought continues, feds could seize San Luis Reservoir water
The water currently in question includes about 340,000 acre-feet stored at San Luis Reservoir on behalf of west-side farmers
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