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08/20/14

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08/20/14

Wines & Vines offers industry experts an all-day conference about wine packaging: what works and what does not, how it serves wine sales, anti-counterfeiting, and the technology and innovations that serve good packaging.

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Consumers are prepared to pay more for a bottle of wine if it's slightly more expensive in the first place, a study has found.

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Three winery projects approved by the county Planning Commission in the last year have been appealed

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The scientists said California's water-rights regulator, the State Water Resources Control Board, needs a systematic overhaul of policies and procedures to bridge the gaping disparity, but lacks the legislative authority and funding to do so

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Despite net losses of millions of residents to other states, California continues to grow through immigration

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Last week, the county entered into a $25,000 contract with the California Water Institute at California State University, Fresno, to develop a countywide groundwater ordinance

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Grahm worries that the wine industry perceives him as a past-tense contributor, a caricature not unlike his wacky Ralph Steadman labels, when the truth is, he has big plans -- huge, groundbreaking plans -- and believes he is now making the best wines of his career

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The price of Argentine wines will remain stable, according to one importer, despite the country being in the grip of an economic crisis

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"I know that I'm not the only wine lover who embraces this sort of "wine of affection." I see it with Zinfandel lovers. And I've spotted that look of indulgent, abiding fondness among Australians with their many Shiraz wines. Oddly, Burgundy lovers are as much in awe as they are in love. But somehow Beaujolais brings it out, don't you think?"

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Selosse has inspired a whole generation of growers to pursue wine's higher purpose. And he has inspired a whole generation of consumers to see Champagne as a vessel, fully capable of expressing a vineyard

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Now that sulfites are included on every wine label, everyone seems a little concerned. Wall Street Journal wine columnist Will Lyons looks at the evidence and finds that they're not all that bad

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A proposed gas storage facility on Seneca Lake has inflamed winemakers, but are fears overblown?

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Working with an instructional designer, each course level of the program has been honed to more directly address critical facets of the wine industry and provide students with a systematical and structured learning experience. The newly redesigned courses, Foundation: Introduction to Wine Business and Intermediate: A Survey of the Key Drivers in a Wine Business, include prerecorded and live lecture sessions, case studies and individual research, along with weekly assigned reading and modular quizzes.

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Family-Owned Votto Vines Importing, #464 on the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 List, Now Planning Proprietary Wine Brand Release and Expansion of Distribution Platform

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

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Bacardi's north American president has resigned from his role to pursue "other opportunities".

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Livermore Valley wine country has an exciting crop of winemakers under 40 with one important thing in common -- a deep love for the fruit of our region's vines.

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Perhaps the biggest story in the global wine industry so far this year was the news that the U.S. overtook France in 2013 to become the world's largest wine market-but a close second would have to be the sudden and significant drop in wine consumption in China, linked to a new policy against intra-governmental entertaining.

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Thanks to a new agreement between Ottawa and the European Union, Canada and the EU appear to be opening up freer trade terms than what's currently in place between the provinces. Provincial wine and craft beer monopolies that control and restrict distribution in their jurisdictions are arguably the most discussed impediments within Canada's tangle of internal trade barriers, according to experts.

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Fancy some furmint? How about a nice glass of grillo? If you've never heard of either, chances are you will. Wine lists are getting a makeover as producers all over the world make a play for U.S. palates

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Spurred by a warm spring, the California table grape season got off to an early start and is firing on all cylinders heading into the second half of its season after Labor Day

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Western provinces with more competition had seven per cent more per capita in provincial alcohol profits than those with government-run monopolies, according to the report written by two economists

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He established his winery in Csörnyeföld in 1988, a village on the border of Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia, where he worked day and night to build up a very renowned winery of 5.5 hectares

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Nobody remembers the 2001 winner of Amorim Academy's annual competition to crown the greatest contribution to the science of wine ("a study of genetic polymorphism in the cultivated vine Vitis vinifera L. by means of microsatellite markers"), but many do recall the runner-up: a certain dissertation by Frédéric Brochet