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Wednesday, July 18th

04/09/18

A Napa County Superior Court judge on Friday approved a settlement between the "Yes" and the "No" on Measure C campaigns to change statements in a voter pamphlet that a supporter of Measure C alleged were either false and/or misleading, according to court records. The revised statement filed by the No on C campaign will appear in the pamphlet distributed to voters before the June 5 election

04/09/18

Measure C, the Watershed and Oak Woodland Protection Initiative, on a mail-in ballot to be tallied June 5, seeks to curb further vineyard development to preserve the streams, oak trees and natural habitats on the Napa Valley hillsides. It's a proposal that has bitterly divided the valley

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All of this might seem like an easy decision in 2018, when the agricultural preserve appears to be universally hailed by all. But things were different in 1968, when some loudly deemed creation of the preserve an unwanted turn toward socialism.

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Held by the Willamette Valley Wineries Association in Newberg, the average bottle price was $124, and the average lot price, which varied from five to 10 to 20 cases, was just over $9,000

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Entries came from wineries all over North America and were submitted into five separate categories that included best redesign, classic packaging, luxury, alternative and series. Now in its fourth year, the packaging contest has steadily grown in the number of entries and drew a total of 178 total entries in 2018

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Despite competition from New World wines, Bordeaux remains the foremost reference point of wine for the vast majority of Chinese drinkers. In 2017, Bordeaux exported a total of €397 million worth of wine to China, which accounted for 20% of its export value, according to figures released by the CIVB

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The négociant was also ordered to pay €3,000 in damages to the regional body the Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux

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In the statement, Conviviality added: "The administrators have effected a sale of the trade and assets of the Conviviality Retail business undertaken by these companies. The sale has been agreed further to receipt of many expressions of interest in connection with an accelerated sale process co?ordinated by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Bestway have paid £7,250,000 for certain of the business and assets of the Conviviality Retail business".

04/09/18

Spanish fine wine industry leaders are well-positioned for U.S. expansion with Gran Sello and Baigorri brands

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Flexcube has appointed David Greenwood as Sales Director in St Helena, California. Because of the rapid growth of users of The Next Generation Barrel in the Napa and Sonoma Valley regions, David will manage and oversee the growth of Flexcube's team of Technical Sales Managers from the company's office in California

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The October fires in Sonoma County killed 24 people and burned nearly 5,300 homes. It exposed clear failings in the county's preparations for a large-scale emergency, most significantly its ineffective public warnings, which drew widespread criticism and spurred lawmakers and others to consider quicker and more effective ways of warning people in catastrophic natural disasters

04/09/18

If nothing else, Juan Pablo Torres-Padilla is a passionate guy. Otherwise, why would he have spent the last two years visiting some 100 Napa Valley wineries? And why did he spend three months working in winery cellars in Burgundy and Bordeaux?

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two varieties, both of which can furnish wines which at least aspire to greatness. One is an immigrant, albeit from just down the Rhône valley; the other a native. The immigrant is Roussanne; the native Altesse

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"California Certified Sustainable" logo was just approved for use on 2017 vintage wines by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, a joint effort by the Wine Institute, a state trade association, and the California Association of Winegrape Growers. We should begin to see it soon on new white wines and rosés from 2017, and later on red wines when they are released in a year or two

04/09/18

In the realm of high-end wine collecting, storage is crucial, however mundane that might sound. How people store their wine can ensure it maintains its value. Where they store it brings peace of mind, whether it is in a vault high above the ground or a bomb shelter below it

04/09/18

With the glow of the fires clearly visible, Michael Parmenter and his wife and partner, Kiky Lee, proprietors of Atlas Peak's VinRoc Cellars, thought things would be fine. They'd leave their home and winery and drive to where they might get better cellular reception. They didn't pack. They'd be back soon enough

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Its called Smart Cellars Digital App and CG unleashed it on the market a few weeks ago

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The move sees Henkell increase the number of countries it operates subsidiaries in to 22

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R/GA Sydney will be tasked with the design and delivery of an integrated program driving growth in product sales and wine tourism from global markets.

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The lack of water and workers means winemakers could rely on machines

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allegations - and another, involving a workplace rape less than a year later - are part of a new lawsuit against the winery filed in federal court last month

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This includes such grapes as Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Counoise, and a few other varieties. Syrah has developed a keen interest in Washington, becoming our third most-popular red grape and making some of the state's most interesting reds.

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Napa County's main wine industry trade associations, including the Napa Valley Vintners and the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, strongly opposed the measure, calling it unclear and full of unintended consequences. Proponents of the measure say Measure C will protect the watershed

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Otsuka bought Ridge Vineyards in 1986 - the main explanation seems to be that the drug maker's chairman at the time loved a good Bordeaux - and has held onto the investment ever since

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Balzer had been working on his autobiography for years but had only reached the decade of the 50s in 2010 when he was 98 so he finally agreed to have her complete the book for him