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Thursday, October 2nd

02/26/14

Silicon Valley Bank and Wine Business Monthly bring you the following survey to provide narrow metrics on tasting room activity. If you have a few minutes, please take our survey to help us analyze DTC trends in the wine industry.

02/26/14

WiVi now offers you several ways to experience the only comprehensive wine industry tradeshow and symposium on the Central Coast.

02/26/14

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) says its keen to capture a larger 'share of throat' from wine, hard liquor and other drinks by creating new consumption occasions for beer.

02/26/14

A bill that would establish a licensing system to allow in-state and out-of-state wineries to send their products by mail passed the Senate on Monday. SB114 almost died in committee earlier this month, but after making it to the Senate floor it passed by a comfortable 23-11 margin.

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The bill is still making its way through committee. No clear date has been set for a vote.

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n a press release announcing the change, Mignarri said the conference center in Syracuse offers the show a state-of-the-art facility and means less traveling time for vintners and growers in New York and Canada

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Sattui, 72, suffered broken bones, face lacerations and other injuries. He underwent a five-hour operation to repair four bones on his neck and receive a bone graft from his lower back in the process. Twelve screws were inserted in his neck

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Senators voted 23-11 in favor. SB 114 now goes to the House of Representatives. Brown said the governor supports its passage.

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"It goes beyond devastation, you're going to see farms that have been in business 30 and 40 years, they do not have any water, they are out of business."

02/26/14

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register proposing to establish the approximately 3,770 acre "The Rocks District of Milton Freewater" viticultural area in Umatilla County, Oregon. The proposed viticultural area lies entirely within the Walla Walla Valley viticultural area which, in turn, lies within the Columbia Valley viticultural area

02/26/14

Stanislaus County supervisors agreed to rezone 4.6 acres from residential to industrial for constructing the parking lots for a 116,000-square-foot office building at Gallo's campus on Yosemite Boulevard in Modesto

02/26/14

The Adobe, located at 143 W. Spain St., circa 1842, is the oldest occupied residence in Sonoma and stands as one of the few remaining buildings from California's Mexican Period. Located just off of the Sonoma Plaza, it will serve as the new Three Sticks Wines tasting lounge and headquarters offering daily tastings by appointment.

02/26/14

Now, scientists from (where else) Italy and Spain have studied the proteins O. oeni makes, and think they're getting closer to figuring out how the bacteria add flavor and aroma to wine

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Cheeseborough has an extensive winemaking background along with a collection of award-winning wines. Most recently, he produced wines for Vignobles Garcin, a collection of five Chateaux located in France's Bordeaux region, including Chateau Barde Haut, a St. Emilion Grand Cru Classe.

02/26/14

Mike Cox, winemaker at Schug Winery in Carneros, shares his views on attempting to achieve perfection with Pinot in California.

02/26/14

Why California's drought is a disaster for your favorite fruits, vegetables, and nuts.

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"The data makes the difference; we have to marry it with the stories we tell," said Hank Giclas, Western Growers senior vice president for strategic planning, science and technology. "The old anecdote is no longer enough."

02/26/14

A bill that would allow for wine sales at NCAA Division I athletic stadiums in West Virginia, meaning Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, failed to make it out of the Senate Finance Committee before a Monday deadline.

02/26/14

MillerCoors has stepped up to be the first US brewer to pour one of its beers, Miller64, into cans and bottles with nutritional labelling

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Organizers say they don't expect any complications from overconsumption this year because they've stepped up efforts to control it. They are expecting a total of 16,000 tasters over two weekends, roughly 8,000 each weekend. Most will come from Northern California, but Southern California is the next big draw.

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The seminar will explore product concept and price positioning for sustained success, traditional distribution and distributor relations, direct-to-consumer management, core products and line extensions, public and press relations, and key account targeting and management.

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... says John Anderson, deputy senior economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation in Washington

02/26/14

The Women of the Vine Grand Tasting Event sponsored by MORE Uncorked will unite more than 30 of Napa Valley's finest women winemakers and proprietors for an exclusive tasting and discussion. The event will take place on Saturday, March 8 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. PST and will feature wines from acclaimed winemakers.

02/26/14

A stretch of warm and dry weather in California's Central Valley has facilitated a vibrant almond blossom, signaling that spring is on its way.

02/26/14

Winemakers in Western Australia's Margaret River region are becoming increasingly confident that 2014 will be one of their best vintages yet for white wines.

02/26/14

The wintry weather has ravaged some grape crops in Erie County, forcing some area growers to regroup. Arrowhead Wine Cellars is working to pick up the pieces… And with spring still weeks away, it's a difficult task.

02/26/14

Salmon communities have seen this movie before

02/26/14

The House Montgomery County Legislation Committee on Monday passed two bills, including one that would give wine distributors doing business in Montgomery County the same protection beer distributors have.

02/26/14

The deputy mayor of a Bordeaux village is crying foul over a loophole that sees immensely wealthy banking and financial interests offered tax exemptions meant for struggling farmers. Ludon-Médoc's Benedict Simian says that prestigious châteaux in the Haut-Médoc are often owned by banking or industrial interests and should not receive the same government largess as smaller, owner-operator vineyards.

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Her father inspired her to study winemaking "at a time when very few women were in the business"

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Today, more than 100 wineries in North Carolina make some or all of their wines with European grapes, many with distinction.

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Oregon wineries, with their premium-priced Pinot noir, continue to thrive on direct to consumer marketing, a researcher and banker told the Oregon Wine Symposium