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Tuesday, July 22nd

05/05/14

The commercial launch and implementation of this diagnostic assay, called Veriflow® BRETT, follows validation of its accuracy and utility in multiple California wineries and laboratories of Jackson Family Wines, in addition to third party wineries and laboratories on both the East and West Coasts

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The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), which regulates alcohol industry taxation and labeling, recently approved Palcohol's labels and then rescinded those approvals on April 21. However, TTB and Palcohol have noted that the temporary repeal of those approvals is only due to a technical, and easily addressed, issue with the amount of powdered alcohol in each package

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The U.S. market's largest New Zealand wine brand-Constellation's Kim Crawford ($17-$33 a 750-ml.)-has helped promote the category's high-end status

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"We see this purchase in Atlas Peak as a great compliment to our recent Sun Chase acquisition, as both are located in the best growing regions in the Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast AVAs."

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Does the requirement for automated sprinkler systems rise to the standard of "health, safety and welfare"?

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At present, there are 22 wine properties for sale on winebusiness.com. Most are in California, but there are others in Canada, Oregon, Michigan, and New York

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Washington State University (WSU) students are preparing for another release of Blended Learning, the label they developed for their inaugural wine, a 2012 Riesling made from two sites in the Yakima Valley.

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with Trialto Wine Group, Ltd. ("Trialto") based in Vancouver, Canada

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Uproot Wines is after millennial drinkers, too, with eye-catching minimalist labels, edgy graphics and a major effort to reach prospective customers via social media. It makes Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc and newly chic grenache and grenache blanc.

05/05/14

"Sideways was one of the best things to ever happen to Merlot," said Carol Reber, senior vice president for marketing and business development at Duckhorn Vineyards

05/05/14

Tourism is not agriculture. It is tourism. And its ultimate impact will be to turn, and in many places has already turned, the valley into a parody of agriculture in which caves and vine rows are merely backdrops for the real business of the valley: "Wine parings and marketing events."

05/05/14

Straus' amendment to the House version of the 2015 state budget would allow wineries to provide customers with wine samples of one ounce or less. No more than five samples could be served to any one individual.

05/05/14

TexaCali Wine Tours to specialize in connecting traveling Texans to wineries in the California Wine Country.

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the Hog Island footprint in the Ferry Building has surged from 1,000 square feet to 2,700 square feet

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The USDA has released its final report on the 2012 Census of Agriculture. -At $395 billion in 2012, ag sales posted a record high and an increase of 33 percent from the 2007 census. The value of crops sold was $212 billion, an increase of 48 percent from 2007. The value of livestock sold was $182 billion, an increase of 19 percent from 2007.

05/05/14

Farmers, ranchers and rural families of all stripes this month are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Cooperative Extension Service.

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Penfolds producer Treasury Wine Estates has denied any approach for parts of its business from Pernod Ricard, after speculation of a possible deal saw its share price spike.

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Azerbaijan will be exhibiting at this year's London Wine Fair for the first time this next month.

05/05/14

The average couple will make hundreds of decisions in planning their big day, but none is more important than the drinks they choose to serve their guests, some might say.

05/05/14

In pre-sentencing memo, Rudy Kurniawan's attorneys argue for leniency and reveal details of his origins

05/05/14

Lawyers for convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan, who could be sentenced to 40 years in a U.S. prison, urged the federal judge to instead sentence their client to time served - 27 months. Kurniawan, 38, who has been unable to make bail all this time, has been in custody since his arrest on March 8, 2012.

05/05/14

Harpers made headlines across the UK last month with the release of its first exclusive in-depth business report into the UK off-trade, based on over 1,000 consumer interviews. Richard Siddle and Rob Walker preview some of the report's key findings

05/05/14

Winemakers and merchants overseas are increasing transparency on labels in an effort to help vegetarians and those with severe allergies find wines made without animal byproducts.