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Thursday, September 18th

08/18/14

DtC shipments stay strong despite onset of summer; flash offers up

08/18/14

.... we are closing deals like clockwork on Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon grapes. We have multiple buyers for any Sonoma County cabernet sauvignon grapes. We are also making deals on other North Coast cabernet sauvignon ... Buyers remain active for Russian River pinot noir and Sonoma Coast chardonnay

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Some say the $325 a ton many central San Joaquin Valley farmers received in 2012 from wineries is not likely to be repeated

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More than 2 million square feet under construction or planned

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The activity mirrors the growth in the overall wine industry, especially after two large Sonoma and Napa crops in 2012 and 2013 that produced surpluses

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... other major California winemakers also have shown interest in the Suisun Valley AVA-most notably E.&J. Gallo, which in April acquired Ledgewood Creek winery, a 400-acre property in the center of the valley with about 230 acres of vineyards

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Only months after the creation of the new Malibu Cast AVA, winemakers are battling with local authorities to stop a ban on new vineyard plantings coming into force

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How would Napa Valley look with a casino and a 12-story hotel in the middle of the now-scenic horizon? That's the nightmare the county fears if the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs goes through with a proposed rules change.

08/18/14

ACA Financial Guaranty, the owner of Copia's $78 million debt, will try a second time to sell the key downtown property, located at 500 First St. in Napa. An asking price was not provided

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Meanwhile, critics are now questioning why Canadian stakeholders are learning about the deal from Europeans and not their own government.

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wholesalers benefit when consumers walk into tasting rooms and gain first hand experience with a wine

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The Chilean wine industry should convert all its vineyards to organic practices according to one respected winemaker in the country.

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Those who hold strong religious beliefs are more likely to be aggressive when drunk, according to a recent study.

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Patterson Cellars was launched by Patterson in 2000 in the Cascade Mountains town of Monroe before moving to Woodinville. Today, Patterson has two locations - perhaps the only winery to do so - in Woodinville, one in the Warehouse District and one near Chateau Ste. Michelle in the Hollywood District.

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We had a little detour to Hong Kong at the end of May, even though there are no vines growing there (at the moment), to attend Vinexpo Asia-Pacific - the leading event in the wine and spirits industry in Asia.

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The impact of China's austerity measures continue to hurt the Australian wine industry, but China's middle classes are emerging as its potential saviour.

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It's a problem facing many towns and counties throughout the North Bay: what to do with high-density wastewater created by food and beverage producers?

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The bottom of the list were 12 states that received an F: Colorado, Tennessee, Indiana, South Dakota, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Utah.

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Delectable is a free app that recognizes wine labels and then displays information and reviews regarding a particular wine

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The state Liquor Control Board will not be increasing the markup it sets on liquor and wine this fiscal year

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Bordeaux's upcoming wine grape harvest should see a return to normal for the region, with forecasts placing it as coming in at 5.6 million hectolitres.

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The unlikely sleuth - dubbed the Wine Detective by the New York tabloids - recently brought home his biggest case yet; the prosecution of Rudy Kurniawan, a US wine connoisseur and dealer who, at one stage, was reputed to own the world's finest wine cellar.

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Rodrigo Soto did his thesis on organic farming, and now he is head winemaker for Huneeus Wines in Chile

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An Oregon winery is trying a unique approach to packaging and selling wine: pinot noir in more humble, aluminium cans

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rival claims suggest the honor system is breaking down

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Insuring wine between harvest to shelf, and earthquakes and floods it may encounter on the way, and covering liability for cyber data breaches are top of mind for wine producers these days, according to wine experts

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If the pretentious, somehow always good-looking tasting room guy says, "this is really the wine you should like…" Walk away