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07/31/14

... will publish a final rule in Federal Register establishing the approximately 11,178-acre "Manton Valley" American viticultural area in portions of Shasta and Tehama Counties in northern California

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The cork sector has hailed two new surveys that it claims signal a strong preference for wines closed under natural cork in the US and China, two of the category's major growth markets

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The Wine Industry Symposium Group has announced the program for the 23rd Annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium set for Monday, September 22 and Tuesday, September 23 at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel in Napa, California. Launched in 1992, the Wine Industry Financial Symposium is the premier event in regard to the financial, investment, economic and business issues of the wine industry

07/31/14

The Wine Foundry bought The Napa Juice Box custom-crush winery in south Napa, giving the "microcrush" custom vintner formerly known as Crushpad additional customers and a new home all its own

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Tamburelli joined Stags Leap Wine Cellars as chief operating officer in 1998, spent eleven years as general manager at Chappellet and most recently held the role of chief operating officer at Flora Springs

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Bland comes with a wealth of experience within the wine industry, having spent the last four and a half years as director of consumer sales and marketing at St. Francis Winery in Sonoma, where she managed all consumer direct channels, including the retail room, wine club, ecommerce, social media and special events

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The Guinness and Smirnoff maker is investing heavily in digital marketing channels such as Facebook, seen by some as more targeted and cost efficient, to drive efficiencies in its media spend

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WineGavel founder faces 12 counts of theft concerning more than $500,000 in wine

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A Champagne producer has been put on trial after looting hundreds of historic French sites for artefacts to indulge his passion for archaeology.

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"We would drop one third of the fruit," Naumann said. "That's what we're anticipating next year if we get minimal amount of rain."

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Many winemakers in California believe the state's drought will not drastically affect this year's harvest, which they say is running two weeks early and is expected to yield a healthy crop

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Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today led a letter to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) outlining a strong opposition to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). The letter, cosigned by California Reps. George Miller, Mike Thompson, Doris Matsui, John Garamendi, Barbara Lee, Jackie Speier, and Jerry McNerney, was offered as part of the public review and comment period, which ends today.

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Local grape growers have requested to have another hearing regarding the reversal of a decision that halted new state regulations regarding the use of water for protecting crops from frost damage.

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"This project would be a major step in the wrong direction," said Gary Bobker, policy analyst for the Bay Institute, which submitted its 250-page findings this week to the state Department of Water Resources as it updates its Bay Delta Conservation Plan.

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The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board in September of 2013 adopted new waste discharge requirements to protect ground and surface water from irrigated agricultural discharges for the Tulare Lake Basin area. That led to a plan to monitor groundwater and what impacts irrigation has on that groundwater.

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Nut farmers and other Modesto Irrigation District customers can wait to water crops as late as Oct. 3. That's two weeks later than initially planned, giving trees a better chance of surviving the drought and being healthy enough to produce again next year.

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Whole-cluster fermentation is gaining rapid interest as a winemaking practice, but how much does the average consumer really know about this mysterious method and its effects?

07/31/14

Jordan Vineyard & Winery is the first business in Sonoma County to achieve Fish Friendly Ranching® certification, a new program that helps preserve both the aquatic ecosystem and terrestrial wildlife habitats at livestock ranches.

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The roller-coaster ride of Coravin since its launch last year is on another upward swing, according to inventor Greg Lambrecht.

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Some of Chile's biggest wine producers are working to revive the Pais grape that arrived in the country with Spanish colonisers but has since lost favour to more modern international varieties.

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France's Senate has backed tougher rules on pesticide spraying following concerns about residues drifting into nearby villages from vineyards, but the house rejected campaigners' calls for mandatory pesticide-free zones.

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The Australian Taxation Office has warned the wine industry not to abuse the system by unfairly claiming hundreds of thousands of tax rebates each year.

07/31/14

Envelope pushing wine bar chain Vinoteca has started serving Riesling from a keg and is the first London venue to pioneer the trend.

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Whether you're an amateur brewer, keen to improve your beer taste buds or have ambitions to open your own brewery, one of these books is sure to tickle your fancy.

07/31/14

Argentina is on the brink of defaulting on debt payments for a second time in 13 years over a dispute with hedge fund investors - such a default could seriously damage the country's wine industry.

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Broadland Wineries has signed a deal with single serve PET wine glass Singlz as exclusive UK distributor for the brand, which it will fill with its own wines from its Norfolk base.

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The Rutherford County Election Commission notified Red White and Food that the required number of signatures have been turned in to hold a referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot, according to the press release from McNeely, Pigott & Fox.

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With the US being the largest world market for boxed wines, adding an incremental 84 million units between 2012 and 2017*, it's a dance worth learning for both producers and consumers.

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While much is made in the global wine industry of the importance of emerging markets, a recent report has warned that growth is still available in the more mature markets for those willing to innovate - be it in wine styles, marketing or distribution.

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In the report, the bank's Food & Agribusiness Research team says that, with growth in mainstream demand for wine noticeably shifting towards new markets and consumers, the current challenge for wine companies is how to adapt to an evolving consumer landscape. In Rabobank's view, fortune favors the brave, as market segmentation ushers in a new wave of innovation in global wine styles, marketing and distribution.

07/31/14

Craft beer gets plenty of attention and promotion in North Carolina. But the state also has a lively wine scene that is constantly adding new players of all sizes. The mountains are home to more than a dozen wineries, including America's most-visited (Biltmore in Asheville) and the nation's smallest (Calaboose Cellars in Andrews, with just 300 square feet).

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Finger Lakes winery owners argue the potential for accidents and industrialization could threaten the numerous vineyards that surround the southern tip of Seneca Lake

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The small number of beer and wine distributors in Montana belies the outsized impact the industry has on the state's economy, particularly in southwest Montana, according to new research by the University of Montana's Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

07/31/14

Americans are going wild about sangria, but rather than drinking their own they are increasingly reaching for an Australian brand grown in the New South Wales Riverina district

07/31/14

What goes into your glass of Pinot? Food coloring, weird additives, and a 400% markup

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California's string of good vintages is on course to continue. Harvest kicked off in Napa Valley today (Wednesday) and all signs appear good again.

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in keeping with tradition ...

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Under clear skies shortly before dawn Wednesday, work crews fanned out into a vineyard along Napa Valley's Silverado Trail and began picking pinot noir grapes, marking one of the earliest starts to the North Coast grape harvest in years

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Of the boxed wines I've tried recently, the Andegavia brand stands out. Named after a wine growing region in western France where wine was once stored and shipped in large barrels or casks, Andegavia calls their higher-priced, sustainably-packaged product "cask wine."

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Washington wineries predict late August start to harvest

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"As with Pinot, the closer you get to the foggy, windy California coastline, generally speaking, the better the Syrah will be"

07/31/14

Despite economic challenges and the effects of extreme weather, LCBO's financial results for fiscal 2013-14 show net sales growth of 2.2 per cent, up $105 million, to $4.997 billion. The agency transferred a dividend of $1.740 billion to the Ontario government (excluding taxes), $40 million more than the year before. Net income for 2013-14 grew $34 million to $1.745 billion, an increase of 2 per cent.

07/31/14

In a letter from Yanina Pavlenko, the head of the Crimea Bureau of Grapes and Wine, to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the organisation wrote: "These fair measures would allow Crimean winemakers to compensate for the negative effects from EU sanctions."

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"the new labels are taking sales from already-troubled mass-market brands owned by the industry giants peddling these crafty brews."

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The picture was more positive in North America