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Tuesday, October 21st

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The stage is set for the U.S. wine industry to enjoy a better year in 2014 than it did in the slow-growth year of 2013, according to a panel of industry analysts who addressed the Western Hemisphere's largest audience of winemakers and grapegrowers Wednesday at Unified

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They declared that the "forecast is sunny but be wary of clouds."

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"It wasn't a great year for wine overall, but it was a growth year ... and there were many success stories."

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"The future looks bright for California and American grown grapes," said Nat DiBuduo, president of Allied Grape Growers

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Rick Kushman reports from the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium's most-anticipated session: the State of the Industry seminar

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Winemakers seems perhaps even more concerned for the 2015 growing season than this one

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North Coast crop 7% smaller in '13; pinot planting surges

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Sales by Acker Merrall & Condit Co., Christie's International, Sotheby's, Zachys Wine & Liquor Inc. and Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. dropped 15 percent to $278 million in 2013, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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The Perrysburg-based maker of bottles and other glass containers reported annual earnings of $184 million, or $1.11 per share for 2013, the same as it had in 2012. The company had revenues of nearly $7 billion in 2013, also the same as in 2012.

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California's drought is threatening a major industry in the state -- one that's particularly important to the Bay Area. Grape growers are facing serious challenges and they're already taking big steps to avoid a disastrous year

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Profit before interest, tax and other items dropped to between A$42 million ($37 million) and A$46 million in the six months ended Dec. 31, from A$73.4 million a year earlier, the Melbourne-based company said.

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So if you've been meaning to expand your taste pallet and make the switch from beer to wine (or vice versa), take a look at the infographic below.

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Thousands of top wine and grape industry professionals will gather to taste wine from all over the nation and learn about the latest science and tech developments in the wine world.

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"It retains the technical capabilities and the environmental advantages of cork with added convenience. It is for bottles in the $5-$10 range, to be drunk within three or so years of production."

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government austerity measures in China impacting consumer demand for premium wine

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The council will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Vintage Hall before the Planning Commission's regular meeting at 6 p.m.

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Republican leaders are expected to pave the way for House consideration as early as next week of a bill to halt the restoration of the San Joaquin River and send water south to Central Valley farms

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Participants spent the day listening to seminars and browsing the 120 exhibits.

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The CapaBunga system involves a can of inert gases - argon, nitrogen and carbon dioxide - and a silicone cap that slides over the top of the wine bottle

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"As Millennials' wine spending power continues to grow, Italian wine must continue to play to its inherent strengths"

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A documentary film charting the rise and fall of convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan is in production and set to be complete by the end of 2014, according to producers

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Available for sale for the first time, the new book A Sense of Place: A Discovery of Finger Lakes Wine History and Villa Bellangelo Winery, is slated for release 2/1/14

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President Barack Obama's call for increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour ups the ante from his earlier push to bring it up to $9

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Hollywood actress Gabrielle Union announced today the launch of a new wine, Vanilla Puddin', a 2012 Napa Valley Chardonnay produced in partnership with John Truchard, President and CEO of JaM Cellars, and R.C. Mills, President and CEO of The Brand Elite

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Of the 11 applicants from Chiesa's supervisorial District 2 (Turlock, Denair, Hughson), three are from agribusiness, four have ties to irrigation districts, two are elected officials from Turlock and Hughson, and the others are a well driller and schoolteacher

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While there are more than 600 exhibitors, wine tasting is one of the more popular attractions for attendees. People will be able to taste wine from 18 associations. Organizers expect 10,000 wine glasses to be used because of the wine tasting