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Tuesday, November 25th

04/01/14

"Lots of wine bottles today are imported either from Europe, China or Mexico. But the Yamhill-Carlton Winegrowers Association was committed to finding a domestically produced solution, and we're thrilled that Verallia, our domestic manufacturer, rose to the challenge," said Gillian Brennan of Tricor-Braun.

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California investments continue north of border; Eugenia Keegan to manage Jackson's Oregon properties

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The money will be used to pay for signature gathering once the campaign gets the go-ahead, said spokesman Pat McCormick. Currently, the wording on the ballot is being challenged in the courts

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Wine industry people on the move from March 25 to March 31

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"For nearly two decades we have studied the evolution and shifts of the California wine grape business," said wine industry analyst David Freed, Chairman, The Silverado Group, "The most recent years, which have been filled with economic twists and turns, as well as unprecedented natural forces such as unusually dry weather, have created new challenges and opportunities for the wine industry."

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proposes to temporarily use Nacimiento Water Project reserve water as a "proof-of-concept". The concept is to use untreated Nacimiento water in lieu of well water to offset basin pumping and meet irrigation needs

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One of two lawsuits filed over the Paso Robles groundwater basin is likely to be transferred to a court in San Jose

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Taxpayers pay for unnecessary study on alcohol-related fatalities

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Diageo Americas, the owner of Tullahoma, Tenn.-based George Dickel whiskey, has sued the state of Tennessee over a nearly 80-year-old law requiring distillers to store their alcohol within the state's borders

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Patz & Hall's Sonoma House is a refurbished home with expansive garden and extended estate vineyard, from which the winery has sourced for some time

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A new set of maps (below right) produced for the New York Wine & Grape Foundation shows the enormous increase in the number of wineries since 1976, and, perhaps even more remarkably, how they've spread across the state

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The auction will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 15 at Little River Casino Resort, Manistee. Individuals interested in additional information on the properties may call 800-607-6888 or visit murraywiseassociates.com.

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The province is providing $111,000 through the Local Food Fund to help organize and promote the Gananoque Brewing Company Harvest Festival. The month-long celebration will start in late August and will feature brewery, winery and farms tours, hop picking, mill visits and a country market. The festival will attract visitors, boost tourism in the region and strengthen the market for local food and beverages.

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French bulk wine prices have jumped by up to 65% in the past three years, with white wines the most affected.

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A federal judge has thrown out a $12 million punitive damages award to billionaire William Koch in his lawsuit accusing a fellow oenophile of selling him 24 bottles of fake Bordeaux, and reduced the award to just $711,622

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Destination Races, which is presented by Newton Running Company, has entered a partnership with Temecula Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau to showcase the Wine Country Half Marathon across the rolling hills and scenic views in sunny Temecula Valley.

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"The effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans," and the world is mostly "ill-prepared" for the risks that the sweeping changes present, .

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Pacifica Commercial Realty and its Pacifica Winery Division announced new listings of vineyards for sale. The vineyard listings are in the Paso Robles wine country region.

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PaperBoy is packaged in a molded paper outer shell in the shape of a traditional wine bottle with a plastic liner inside

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Scarcity of water has not dried out hopes for continued growth in California agriculture production and sales as global appetites - particularly in China - heighten demand.

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The use of viruses and other biological means to attack agricultural pests and diseases is gaining in popularity with farmers and possibly consumers as well. Last year three major agricultural chemical companies expanded their product lines by purchasing businesses that manufacture and distribute biopesticides for use against pests and diseases that threaten agricultural crops.

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Christine Valette-Pariente, owner of Premier Grand Cru Classé B Chateau Troplong Mondot in St Emilion, has died following a two year battle with cancer.

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared an "agricultural disaster" in 19 upstate New York counties following a "long and bitter" cold winter.

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From ill-conceived brand names to impractical containers, dozens of drinks have fallen out of favour for all kinds of reasons over the years and made their way to the drinks graveyard in the sky.

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According to the UC Davis team, brett yeasts can contribute aromas and flavors wine lovers enjoy, too. Linda Bisson, professor of yeast microbiology and functional genetics at U.C. Davis, and her colleague Lucy Joseph released a brett aroma wheel in January.

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Construction could start this fall on the first two buildings in the Port of Kennewick and city of Kennewick's wine-inspired development along Columbia Drive. In the meantime, the city is moving forward on a treatment system for waste water from the winemaking process. Such a system will help attract boutique wineries to the area, officials have said.

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For this first-of-its-kind-in-Richmond event, beer is the underdog, since wine has the reputation and track record for fine food pairings. Beer, however, is gaining strength and credibility as a worthy opponent.

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Creating a whole new nostalgia, Looking Glass is the latest addition to hit the upscale downtown district of Healdsburg, California. Looking Glass is more than just another new women's clothing boutique; it's an entirely new fashion and wine concept that provides a curated portfolio of high end fashion brands with an elevated level of sophistication through their unique sparkling wines designed to satisfy even the world's most discerning guests.

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"Looking forward, operators are generally optimistic about sales gains in the months ahead, although they aren't as bullish about the overall economy."

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A political action committee was formed last week in support of the passage of Bladen County's beer and wine referendum. Bladen County Citizens for the County Wide Sale of Beer and Wine says equal opportunity and economic development are among the reasons for creating the PAC.

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Italy's wine producers have begun to fill the gap with other export-driven countries in what they consider a "highly promising" Chinese market. Wine exports are an important motor of the Italian economy, official figures have shown. Last year, wine was the most exported agri-food product, with €5.1 billion (US$7 billion) and a growth rate of 8% compared to 2012.

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The survey confirms what we have long known: the number of foodies and winos travelling to eat and drink is growing. Wine & Food holidays are a leading trend, with 79% of participants selecting it as their number one holiday preference.

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Stressed vines produce better fruit - at least in the short term

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In an overwhelming show of confidence in the Almond Board of California (ABC), the state's almond growers once again voted in favor of continuing the Federal Marketing Order for California Almonds. Federal Marketing Order 981 requires the continuance referendum to take place every five years

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Today, the Beer Institute filed joint comments with the American Malting Barley Association in order to protect a centuries-old and environmentally-conscious practice of brewers marketing their brewers' grain to local animal producers. Please click here to view the comments, filed today

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"I've always believed in trying new things," Macfarlane told Gulf Island Mail, "I know a lot of people are going to make a lot of jokes about it but I say 'why not?' I'm already pushing the boundaries with biodynamics, why not push them further?

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Two of England's high profile Masters of Wine have announced a radical new method of accelerating the ageing of wine - with the help of a hive of bees