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Friday, December 19th

08/12/14

A research project now underway by Fresno State and UC Davis viticulturists will examine the chemistry and management of red wine quality and with the harvest and crush now in full swing, they are inviting the wine industry to submit wines for analysis.

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Wine industry people on the move from August 4 to August 8

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"Today's legislative action provides additional time to get an acceptable water bond -- one that's affordable and considers the needs of all Californians. Let's work together to get this done."

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negotiations among farmers, environmentalists, cities and elected officials are reaching a crescendo

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... at 23.6 times Treasury's expected earnings per share for the year ending June 2015, the bids are already well above where global peers are trading

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Kicking off this week, the Virtual Vintner platform asks participants to vote on a variety of winemaking decisions

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Ste. Michelle Wine Estates officials said it is the first time crowdsourcing will guide winemaking from vineyard to finished vintage.

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Fueled by the release of its Caymus 40th Anniversary 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet and the ongoing success of Pinot Noir label Meiomi, Wagner Family of Wine owner and winemaker Chuck Wagner says the family's overall sales have achieved unprecedented levels this year.

08/12/14

Charles Shaw wine, aka "Two Buck Chuck," is one of the best-selling products ever sold at Trader Joe's, topping 800 million bottles in 12 years. Now the man behind the brand is seeing red, and it has nothing to do with cabernet sauvignon.

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A takeover fight has broken out between two of the world's biggest buyout firms for an Australian winemaker that produces California's mass-market Beringer brand as well as the premium local Penfolds label.

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Finger Lakes winemakers ask governor's help in denying permits for a proposed gas storage facility

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"If you're in the wine business and you're not making money today, it's not the industry's fault. Check your business model."

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Nashvillians will get a chance to vote this fall on whether grocery stores can stock wine if election officials in Davidson County approve about half of the 33,226 signatures that have been turned so far.

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To help guide the industry, a consortium of Washington state education institutions with programs in grape and wine education, have created a document for employers looking for student interns.

08/12/14

Fine wines have unique chemical "fingerprints" that could authenticate their origin and quality, scientists have found.

08/12/14

For close to a year now, Stevens, 46, has been selling his brand of wine-Earl Stevens Selections-at Costco and other retail stores in Northern California. But lately, the Vallejo native has been quickly becoming the toast of nearby Napa Valley.

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The ancestor of Chianti wine may have been found in this ancient 105-foot-deep well in the Chiantishire region of Tuscany.

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Wine tourism is no longer confined to tasting rooms.

08/12/14

Naramata's award-winning Serendipity Winery is proud to introduce acclaimed Okanagan winemaker Bradley Cooper as the newest member of the Serendipity winemaking team.

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It is often said that a good wine tastes better with age. But a new study has found that if it is stored at home, fast aging can occur, which leads to a less tasty tipple. Italian scientists discovered that wine ages four times quicker when stored at home.

08/12/14

Two Texarkana, Arkansas, liquor store owners are challenging a proposal to allow the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption in Texarkana, Texas.

08/12/14

The British Medical Association (BMA) has dropped an arrangement with a wine club that offered doctors discount drink despite the organization backing minimum pricing of alcohol.

08/12/14

A UK Government health quango has warned of the dangers of drinking for two consecutive days urging consumers instead to adopt a "one day on, one day off" policy.

08/12/14

Australian wine producers should "prepare themselves" to be affected by Russian trade embargoes, according to the country's Grape and Wine Authority.

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UK Members of Parliament have warned of "a national crisis" as a result of alcohol misuse, calling for health warnings to appear on all drinks labels, a minimum unit price and lower limit for drivers, among other measures.

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The Wine & Spirit Education Trust has broken a new record for student numbers in the latest academic year despite a slowdown in growth rates within China.

08/12/14

A group of MPs has called for cigarette-like health warnings on all alcoholic drinks, as well as a lower drink driving limit.

08/12/14

New Zealand is the only "major grape-producing country" to see a rise in volume and value of wine exports for the first quarter of the year.

08/12/14

The current process, adopted in 1978, is aimed at having tribes prove they've existed since 1789, the year of the creation of the U.S. government, through documentation, genealogical records, and evidence demonstrating that the tribal entity maintained an existence and relationship with governmental agencies or social interactions. The new rules, while not yet adopted, would set the criterion at 1934

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it was a "pretty productive weekend"

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Mr Blass, who is still part of the Treasury stable as an "ambassador'' for the brand, said he had told the board for years it needed to sell the US business because it was such a drain on return on investment, but it refused to listen.

08/12/14

Maria Casella, the co-founder of Casella Family Brands and its flagship brand, Yellow Tail, died on August 10, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia

08/12/14

Every year the 50 or so members of the Santa Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance put on the three-day event. It's a chance to meet the winemakers and growers, and also taste through some of the exceptional wines from this cool climate appellation.

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Kansas has 35 registered wineries and vineyards, according to the Kansas Grape Growers & Winemakers Association.

08/12/14

Prosecco producers are defending themselves from claims that intensive viticultural practices could have been a factor in the deaths of four people in a flood in northern Italy last week.

08/12/14

Bank of the West's Premium Wine Group and Fruition Sciences announced today that applications are now being accepted for the Vintage Report Innovation Award, which celebrates breakthroughs and sustainability in viticulture by recognizing groundbreaking methods and practices employed during the 2014 vintage