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Wednesday, October 17th

05/04/18

Entrepreneur Leslie Rudd, a founding member of Vintage Wine Estates, passed away Thursday morning from cancer. "Leslie Rudd is the definition of an entrepreneur. Like all great entrepreneurs, he was a forward-thinker. He had uncanny instincts about the future of food and beverage in America and his influence on our industry cannot be overstated," said Pat Roney, Vintage Wine Estates president.

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Leslie Rudd, a Wichita native who became an influential entrepreneur, developer and philanthropist, died Thursday in New York. He was 76.

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The 2018 Wine Marketing Exchange introduced the inaugural Vinnie Awards, presented by Vinventions, Wine Business Monthly and The Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University, The awards were presented in conjunction with the tenth Wine Marketing Exchange, the annual marketing forum for senior wine industry executives, hosted by Vinventions. This year's theme was Breaking Conventions: The insights, technology and people disrupting the wine industry

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Portfolio of animated wine labels brings new dimension to consumer experience at point of purchase and consumption

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Located along Highway 101, the 436-acre property sits 13 miles southeast of the town of Santa Maria. Rancho Real Vineyard was tailored specifically to its topography and soil types, and produces a variety of premium Burgundian and Rhône grape varietals, including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Pinot Gris, and Gamay, bringing the combined planted acreage to 211.

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"The landscape for winery marketing communications is changing rapidly with the advent of increasing social media use and the shift to new technologies and digital platforms for traditional wine communications," said Nancy Light, Vice President of Wine Institute Communications. "We are pleased that our workshop could offer a discussion of these trends by a variety of speakers with experiences from different fields."

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As a result, the new unit will be named The Constellation-Sands Intensive Care Unit

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BC growers face floods from spring runoff, Oregon and Washington enjoying a normal spring

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The wildfire season has become longer and wildfires themselves more destructive in the last several decades.

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Managers of the wine bar and grill wanted a young and hip image for the restaurant ...

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The sage grouse population declined sharply in recent decades due in part to drilling, grazing and other human activities.

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As wine lists and retail shelves once again are awash in shades of pink, everyone clamors for the seasonal favorite, rosé wine. But as much as the average wine drinker might assume to really know rosé, misconceptions abound. Some of the most widely accepted "truths" about rosé are not truths at all. By busting the most common rosé myths, oenophiles just might be looking through a new shade of rosé-colored glasses this year.

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The tiny and historic Silver Dew Winery was the first registered winery in the state, according to locals. Author Pat Conroy even took notice, writing about it in his Lowcountry-based 1972 novel, "The Water is Wide."

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The rise of dry riesling in Germany over the last 20 years gave the authorities an additional incentive to make wine labels friendlier to the public. Rather than seize this chance, the Germans appear to have made their labeling rules even more confusing

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Oregon's Willamette Valley winemakers rarely turn their famous Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes into sparkling wine. But a few esteemed pioneers, and one mobile bottler, are changing course with bottles that are approaching Champagne-quality levels

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Winemaker and Sonoma County pioneer Davis Bynum passed away at age 92 in December. His memorial was at Rodney Strong Winery, where Davis Bynum wines are now produced by Klein Family Vintners. .. Winemaker and wine consultant David Stevens, 57, died three weeks ago at his Napa home.

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The Studio by Feast It Forward is opening in downtown Napa. Bringing together food, wine, design, art, music and philanthropy under one roof, The Studio is a live studio experiential showroom and wine collective. The wine collective includes 16 producers, most of whom are from Napa Valley. But one of these producers is Inman Family Wines from Sonoma whose roots are in Napa

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Don't count on finding any televisions or dance music in the Blacksburg Wine Lab, a planned business the owners are billing as the college town's first bar for grownups

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When a winery chooses to enter a wine competition, they hope for a medal, with gold being the best. One of the awards a wine might receive is "best of class," which is much more than a 2000 comedy movie about a dog show

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Pair wine with a massage and what do you get? A wonderful afternoon

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Wine regions across Australia stand to benefit from a $7.4 million investment boost for 21 international wine tourism projects, including $2.8 million from the International Wine Tourism Competitive Grants Program - a component of the Australian Government's $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package

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A new paper in Circulation, a journal published on behalf of the American Heart Association, shows the exact opposite. In fact, it demonstrates that moderate drinking can be integrated into a healthy lifestyle

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The world's largest beer company today announced plans to purchase upwards of 800 hydrogen-electric powered semi-trucks from Nikola Motor Company

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Barefoot winemakers likely worked in cave where oldest leather shoe was found

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It's an auspicious, yet challenging, time to be heading up a major winery, Beck said, with a consumer base that is more sophisticated and knowledgeable seeking out wines in an ever-more crowded marketplace.

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The more Parra delves into the winemaking side, the more he finds that legends in the industry are still looking for answers as to why wines taste the way they do

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For the first time since humans have been monitoring, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide have exceeded 410 parts per million averaged across an entire month, a threshold that pushes the planet ever closer to warming beyond levels that scientists and the international community have deemed "safe."

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Plus, Bob Dylan knocks back Heaven's Door whiskey, reggae-rock band Pepper is stoked for wine, the lost Sonoma Samurai sword is restored to a place of honor, and more