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05/13/14

Two papers published today in the journal Geophysical Research Letters and Science used different approaches to forecast the future of West Antarctica's shrinking glaciers

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Hirsch, 70, reportedly was on foot, showing an employee how to use the tractor, when he was struck in the head with the huge bucket, causing severe skeletal and other injuries, according to county emergency dispatchers and others.

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U.S. consumers bought 29.1 million hectolitres of wine in 2013, a rise of 0.5 percent on 2012, while French consumption fell nearly 7 percent

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To allow fruit characteristics to prevail the wines are produced primarily from grapes grown in red Tuscan series soils and aged moderately in new and young oak barrels. Their style is described as "Old World" because the wines are balanced, harmonic and wonderfully pleasing with foods.

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The AVA application process began in early 2011. While nothing has been contested within or outside the TTB, the AVA has been waiting on a final sign-off to publish it in the Federal Registers for most of 2014

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Wine industry people on the move from May 6 to May 12. New appointments at Wines of South Africa, E&J Gallo, Allen Wine Group and more.

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"As one of my first actions in my new role, I am announcing the appointment of Brad Vassar to Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer." -- Wayne E. Chaplin

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"This is an incredibly important acquisition for us," says winemaker Dave Paige. "The wines produced from this cool site have distinct mineral flavors that are unique in our estate vineyard portfolio. It has rich, deep volcanic soils that provide moisture throughout the growing season, and an excellent southern slope."

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"The partnership with Pearson represents a major paradigm change for the Society, since the testing centers are located all over the world, and the exam can be scheduled on demand."

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The Hess Collection, which will soon celebrate the release of its 30th vintage from its home on Mount Veeder, is refining its go to market strategy and bringing increased focus to national accounts in changes that will evolve over the next several months, according to Hess Collection chief executive officer Timothy Persson.

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We're excited about another partnership we have with Carlo Trinchero and Josh Phelps. They have a brand called Taken ($30 a 750-ml.), and a sister brand called Complicated ($20-$18 a 750-ml.), which have recently launched and are beginning to roll out nationally

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Frank's marketing skills were innovative for the wine business and he quickly built Clos du Bois into a premium California wine. After tremendous success with the label, the winery was sold to a large wine and spirits company in the late 1980s. Since that time, he has continued to produce wine grapes in the Dry Creek Valley

05/13/14

Alcohol kills 3.3 million people worldwide each year, more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined, the World Health Organization said Monday, warning that booze consumption was on the rise. Including drunk driving, alcohol-induced violence and abuse, and a multitude of diseases and disorders, alcohol causes one in 20 deaths globally every year, the UN health agency said.

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A Russian phone magnate unleashes Hedonism on London

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Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a historic bill at The Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery that will allow Colorado wineries to bottle, can or keg wines from other wineries, a law that is expected to foster significant growth in the wine industry here. The changes were spurred by Ben Parsons, owner of The Infinite Monkey Theorem, a Denver operation that is at the forefront of kegging and canning wines in Colorado.

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Washington winemakers have a new tool to cut down on energy and water consumption to improve their bottom line. Created by members of the wine industry, Winerywise offers tips and resources. The online, interactive guide of conservation best practices is meant to fill a gap in resources in a state industry that has been expanding rapidly, reaching about 800 licensed wineries.

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China's leading premium winemaker premiers 'Noble' (Wisemenship Wine Collection) tribute to traditional Chinese culture at Asia's leading wine and spirits fair from May 27 C 29

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Wine Australia USA's launch of the new Wine Australia Initiative- U.S. Market is designed to support Australian wineries looking to enter the USA. Highlighting 17 Australian wineries ready for export, the platform will provide targeted marketing and logistics support to importers and key account holders working in the U.S. market.

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J & L to Represent Santa Lucia Highlands Producer on the Central Coast and in the Central Valley

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The redesign features a contemporary and differentiated design, identifying the wine by Single Vineyard - meaning 95 percent of the grapes must come from that single property - or Estate Grown designations, to support each wine's unique sense of place. The new color palettes for the labels and shippers stand out on-shelf and in-store.

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Famed Vineyard Contributed Grapes to 1976 Paris-Tasting-Winning Chardonnay--Milestone Comes as Three Generations of Bacigalupi Family Bring New Vigor to Family Label

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"We saw a need and we are able to fill it," says Clifford Ruzicka, co-owner of High Street Village in Lakeport, California. For nearly five years, Ruzicka and his wife, Nancy, have been searching for just the right tenant to fill their 20,000 square foot market space. A tenant that would complement the current makeup of their retail shopping center.

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Sergio Reyes and Amanda Scott won the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon, presented by Newton Running, on Saturday, May 10 under brilliant blue skies and perfect running weather. The sold out race produced by Destination Races of Sonoma, drew 3,000 runners from 45 states and 10 foreign countries to the Santa Ynez Valley.

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All Things Vino is introducing two new festivals this summer, the Breckenridge Wine Extravaganza May 23-25, and Tastes & Sounds of Fort Collins July 12.

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Its researches found three-quarters of women drinkers and two-thirds of male drinkers were 'not confident' in their knowledge of wine

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... only seven states require employers to pay tipped workers the same minimum wage as nontipped workers. The federal minimum wage for the latter is $7.25, but the federal minimum wage for tipped workers has remained stagnate at $2.13 since 1991

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A new study finds the human nose can detect 1 trillion odors

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Winemakers discuss Tempranillo, cryomaceration, low yields and state wine style at annual conference

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iling reports and paying taxes and fees for shipping wine directly to consumers across the country can take hours of staff time a month, but a new service from a software company powering the direct-shipping workflows of many North Coast wine producers claims to have cut that time to minutes by automating much of the process.

05/13/14

The ballots, still uncounted by state officials and locked in a safe, sit at the center of a dispute between the union launched by iconic farm labor leader Cesar Chavez and Gerawan Farming, Inc., which hires more than 5,000 workers annually to tend and harvest nectarines, peaches and plums.

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Those who call Central Washington home know that clean, available water is vitally important to our economy and our region. Whether it is maintaining the health of the Columbia River, keeping the irrigation flowing to our farms, or just piping it into our homes to drink or brush our teeth, clean water is truly the economic lifeblood of Central Washington.

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The operator of a fake-wine factory should serve as long as 14 years in prison for selling purportedly rare vintages to unwitting collectors, including billionaire William Koch, U.S. prosecutors said

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A US wine brand is attempting to capture a new demographic of wine drinkers with its range of wines featuring colour-only, wordless labels driven by social media.

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Students taking a course in winemaking currently can't taste the fruits of their labor, but UC Davis is out to change the rules by co-sponsoring a new bill.

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Nick Mantella stepped down as UK managing director last week after 12 years with the company

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a recent research released by the John Hopkins University indicated resveratrol present in chocolates and red wine is not responsible for improving longevity

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The compound, which has been linked to longevity, lower risk of heart disease and cancer, may not be such a wonder agent after all

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As the map below from the World Health Organization shows, Russians and their neighbors drink more than almost everyone else in the world. Canadians drink more than Americans, keeping pace with most European countries.

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On average, every person in the world age 15 and older drinks 6.2 liters of pure alcohol a year, according to the report. However, less than half the world's population drinks any alcohol, which means people who do drink average about 17 liters of pure alcohol a year

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Researchers from the University of Bristol's Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (TARG) said attractiveness ratings were higher for all three image types among the alcohol group compared to the placebo group