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Wednesday, December 12th

04/05/18

The Lodi Winegrape Commission, representing more than 750 winegrape growers farming 110,000 acres which includes 85 wineries in the Lodi American Viticulture Area (AVA), has announced the appointment of Stuart Spencer as Executive Director, effective immediately.

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appointments of Timothy Persson as Chairman and John Grant as President and CEO ... Timothy Persson will focus on building strategic relationships with key accounts both in the U.S. and abroad while searching for potential acquisitions

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The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation is pleased to announce George Hamel, Jr. of Hamel Family Wines as Honorary Chair of the 2018 Sonoma County Wine Auction, the region's leading annual fundraising event. The event, presented by Visa Signature®, will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at La Crema Estate at Saralee's Vineyard. This is the second year this prestigious event will be held at La Crema, located in the heart of Sonoma County's Russian River Valley.

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Guillaume Deglise will be embracing new career projects after he successfully fulfilled the goals that were commonly defined with the Bordeaux-Gironde Chamber of Commerce when he joined Vinexpo

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Buyout giant Carlyle Group will buy Australia's Accolade Wines from a local private-equity firm for $770 million.

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Carlyle has surprised local lenders with what bankers were calling an "innovative" funding structure for the acquisition

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Two recent winery sales show increasing investment in artisanal production in this growing wine nation

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Michael Crain Properties, Vineyard And Estate Brokers, have negotiated the purchase of the 34-acre Trinity Ranch vineyard in the Sonoma Valley/Moon Mountain Appellations. The Buyer was Theorem Vineyards Winery of Napa. Michael Crain Properties represented both buyer and seller in the transaction.

04/05/18

"The international pursuit of ways to predict how much smoke from a wildfire will end up in finished wine and what to do about it got a boost when the dark clouds of particles pumped out by the massive North Bay fires in October ... " Editor's note: Wine Business Monthly has pulled together the world's leading smoke taint researchers in a never-before-seen discussion that will feature the latest learnings. At Innovation + Quality 2018, four prominent researchers will gather: Dr. Kerry Wilkinson, associate professor of oenology, University of Adelaide; Dr. Tom Collins, assistant professor of enology, Washington State University; Dr. Anita Oberholster, assistant extension specialist in enology, UC Davis; and Dr. Wesley Zandberg, assistant professor of chemistry, University of British Columbia - during Innovation + Quality, held May 23-24 at the Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa Valley

04/05/18

Demeter USA announced that the first International Biodynamic® Wine Conference is now going to be the largest gathering of Biodynamic wine producers ever assembled in the U.S. More than 45 wineries from five countries are participating in the landmark event which will be held May 6-7 at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco, California.

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An upstart company is working with Château Lynch-Bages to make "component" wines

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Competition showcases the finest artisan spirits in the Golden State and beyond

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Drilling down, imports of AOP Languedoc Rouge/Rosé wines are leading the way and are a key driver of growth for this category; these wines are up +46% by volume and +57% by value YOY. Languedoc wines strength lies in the diversity of styles on offer and, to this end, import of Languedoc Blanc wines also show impressive increases of 25% and 18%, respectively.

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While red wine has long dominated the market, white wine is expected to secure higher market shares in the future.

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The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China is alarming folks in farm country, who are already struggling with economic hardship.

04/05/18

The potential for flooding will be a concern in the Central Valley and in parts of the Sierra Nevada.

04/05/18

California water officials say they may have to use the partially rebuilt spillway at Oroville Dam for the first time since they began repairs to the badly damaged structure last summer

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The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled farmland dwellings can be rebuilt even if they were demolished

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One of those pioneers passed away recently-Robert Haas. He co-founded Tablas Creek Vineyard, establishing Paso Robles as a world-class wine region and introducing Americans to French-style Rhone varietals. New Yorkers might recognize the wine and liquor store his father owned-M. Lehmann (now Sherry-Lehmann). Haas worked with his father for years as an importer before heading west to start his own winery.

04/05/18

Sonoma County's first experiment with underground drinking water storage is taking place at an unremarkable well drilled to 230 feet into the floor of Sonoma Valley

04/05/18

Grand Prize winners to attend the first-ever Rugby World Cup Sevens championship played on U.S. soil

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Stephen Reustle, who opened the 2018 competition calendar in Sonoma with seven gold medals at largest judging in the country, added to his season total with six gold medals to lead last month's celebration of SavorNW Wine Awards on the Oregon Coast

04/05/18

buyers attending the upcoming third iteration of the annual Willamette Valley barrel auction of Pinot Noir have high hopes of securing one of the 83 lots to share with their guests

04/05/18

Chief Wine Judge Daryl Groom, who coordinates the competition, is a proponent of heady arguments when it comes to deciding the fate of a wine. That's why he creates tasting panels with built-in controversy

04/05/18

India's young people who are showing an interest in wine. With more than 19 million new consumers entering the legal drinking age every year, wine has grown in recent years by 16 per cent per annum

04/05/18

America's $14 billion soybean trade with China is at risk after Beijing targets the commodity for a 25 percent tariff.

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certain gene-edited plants can be designed, cultivated, and sold free from regulation. "With this approach, USDA seeks to allow innovation when there is no risk present"

04/05/18

Last week, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (the CFIA) published a summary report on the "Blended in Canada" wine labelling consultation (the Consultation). In light of the Consultation's results, effective March 12, 2018, the CFIA has replaced the current voluntary country of origin statement for wines blended in Canada with new statements in an effort to minimize consumer confusion.

04/05/18

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