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Monday, December 22nd

08/13/14

Today two wine industry veterans on different continents announced they are joining forces with noted import/export experts to form the Aspira Corporation. As part of a long-term plan to introduce a broad portfolio of wines into Asia, Aspira will launch SunterraTM as its first brand to be sold in China. John Kochis, CEO, has long seen the opportunity in Asia but needed the right team and the right brand.

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Nicolas Feuillatte, founder of the largest cooperative in Champagne and the number one selling Champagne brand in France, has died aged 88

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Grape Day highlights redeveloped vineyard acreage and upgraded facilities

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The 2014 winegrape harvest, the earliest since 2004, is now underway throughout the Napa Valley according to Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG). Harvest will continue into late October, when the last Cabernet Sauvignon grape is picked.

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... finding a home for uncommitted 2014 grapes could prove somewhat daunting, especially for Central Valley sellers, reports grape broker and partner Glenn Proctor

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The 'Women of the Vine' Global Symposium, the first-of-its-kind conference enabling women across all sectors of the wine industry and the world to connect, network, mentor and collaborate, will be held March 13 - 15, 2015 at The Meritage Resort and Spa, Napa, CA.

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Within the next decade, the results of traditional and laboratory (GMO) research could begin to remove one of the most ferocious disease threats to California's grape industry - Pierce's disease - vectored by the glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS) pest

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Chile's wine production has plummeted by almost one quarter compared to last year, but experts aren't expecting price rises as the country still has plenty of leftover wine in its tanks.

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Santa Clara Valley's 20-plus wineries will soon benefit from the visibility of a new signage program directing visitors throughout one of the state's oldest viticultural regions.

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Responding to a trending interest in the connection between the geological foundation of Pacific Northwest vineyards and the region's world-renowned wines, WinesNorthwest.com (an 18-year-old online tour guide for Northwest wine country) is set to launch its Geological Wine Tours project on Sunday, October 12.

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Benovia Winery announced the addition of Jeff Shaeffer to the Benovia team as the Russian River Valley winery's new direct-to-consumer Sales Manager.

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As of May 2014, cellar•tek supplies ltd. was awarded the official Western Canadian Distributorship for Saverglass, the worldwide leader in the production, customization and decoration of premium and super premium bottles.

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A bidding battle for Australia's Treasury Wine Estates - the only big listed producer - has called into question the case for standalone wine companies.

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It was announced yesterday that they will be partnering with Wine by Design and local Maryhill Winery to create the official Seattle Mariners Wine collection.

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It's grape harvest time in Kansas, and the state's growing wine industry is expecting a big crop this year.

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The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's finance director is advocating that the agency increase its markup on liquor and wine to counter higher expenses.

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Wine, like real estate, is all about location, location, location. As easy as it might be to think of North Carolina as one region, the state actually has three distinct locations for wine.

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Spalvins blamed poor management of Penfolds and its stablemates over the past decade and boards of directors who, he claims, "did not adequately understand the wine industry"

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Australian wine producers are set to gain better protection with the signing of the "Good Wine Buyer and Suppler Principles: A Code of Fairness and Transparency'' with Australia's biggest wine retailer Woolworths Liquor Group (WLG).

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The company's current flagships comprise the Don Maximiano Cabernet Sauvignon blend, a 100% Syrah called La Cumbre and an almost pure Carmenère branded Kai, but will be bolstered by two new wines from the 2014 vintage

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Widely regarded as an eccentric bureaucrat, Kent 'Battle' Martin approves essentially every beer label in the United States, giving him awesome power over a huge industry.

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An Award-Winning Brand, Casa Noble Produces Organic Handcrafted Super Premium Tequilas

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Cornell Cooperative Extension survey projects reductions of up to 96 percent in some wine grape crops after a season of extreme and sustained cold

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This doesn't mean you should forget about trying to pair the right wine with food. But you have to think less narrowly than ever before ...

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The new study, conducted by Laboratoire Excell, in France and published in Food Additives and Contaminants: Part A looked at the concentration of three phthalates in French wine and spirits, and found that 59% of wines contained significant quantities of one particular type, dibutyl phthalate.

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Wine is not included in a ban of food imports from the European Union and other Western powers that Moscow introduced this month in response to Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, but the volume of government wine imports shows a remarkable increase from a year earlier.

08/13/14

From baby mice rice wine infusions to sparkling birch sap wine, we round up some of the world's weirdest alcoholic concoctions