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Tuesday, October 16th

07/30/18

Cyber-crime damage costs are expected to reach $6 trillion per year within three years, according to Cybersecurity Ventures, and the old adage that small companies would be exempt from those damages no longer holds true. Every winery, no matter the size, needs to take precaution and think to the future. At WITS 2018, IT experts will take a look at the steps that wine companies of all sizes can take to prevent loss from cyber attacks and continue to look to the future with a review of some of the key issues facing chief information officers today, as well as how to build and sell a 5-year IT plan to the boss.

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Potential damage from spotted lanternfly could total $18 billion, wine grapes at risk

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a Type III Winery would be able to provide overnight accommodations and could also have accessory uses that would include, but not limited to, a restaurant, catering facility, banquet and meeting rooms ...

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The spread of a deadly wildfire that has swept through Northern California in recent days, killing at least six people, showed some signs of slowing down on Sunday

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The number of structures destroyed rose to eight, and the area burned remained at 150 acres, but containment went from 10 percent to 65 percent as of 6 p.m.

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Wine Enthusiast magazine has announced the promotion of Alexander Peartree to the role of Tasting Director. Previously the Tasting Manager, Peartree worked closely with former Tasting Director Lauren Buzzeo, who was in the role for more than six years. Buzzeo, as Managing Editor, will now be focusing solely on orchestrating print production and creative development of Wine Enthusiast magazine

07/30/18

Andrew Delos has been appointed Director of Winemaking for the Far Niente Family of Wineries and Vineyards, the portfolio of luxury wineries that includes Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel, Dolce and Bella Union in the Napa Valley, as well as the EnRoute winery located in the Russian River Valley. Delos has been with the company 14 years, first as assistant winemaker at Nickel & Nickel, then as winemaker of EnRoute since the first vintage in 2007.

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Bunag, 42, of Hercules, California, was struck and killed by a truck while bicycling in unincorporated Crockett in Contra Costa County. The vehicle fled the scene

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but ... "We're not sure how many retailers have experienced this: we spoke to New York retailers who continue to ship wine as before without problems. It complicates reporting this story that neither those retailers or those that have had wines confiscated want to be named, as it would put more scrutiny on them from the New York State Liquor Authority"

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the Georges Duboeuf wine brand has returned to growth over the past year, and is prepping a number of new products

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Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, chef de cave at Champagne Louis Roederer, said the growing season was currently about 10 days ahead of schedule, adding: 'With the current weather forecast, we can imagine we will be 10 to 15 days ahead of schedule at the time of harvest - probably late August.'

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Two thousand-eighteen is shaping up to be a terrific year for Champagne lovers

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The basketball star makes reds and rosé in partnership with Napa's Pahlmeyer family

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"The 2016 Alleno & Chapoutier St.-Joseph Couronne de Chabot is alive with violet and mineral notes that race through a core of bright, lively plum and cassis fruit. There's a nice kick of graphite through the finish"

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Well before it was considered rock 'n' roll to own a wine collection, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder proudly popped and partook of Pinot right there on stage during concerts. And in the years since the band's breakout 1991 album Ten, the Seattle area has become as famous for its winemaking scene as its grunge scene.

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eight diverse projects around the state are in line to receive nearly $2.7 billion from Proposition 1, approved by voters in 2014. These projects - including $816 million for the Sites reservoir north of Sacramento - could add 4.3 million acre-feet of new water storage

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These editions will ensure you've got the latest intel on rum, mezcal, and Japanese whisky

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Indiana has a new wine trail for wine lovers interested in exploring some of the state's numerous wineries.

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Head to Continental Divide Winery's tasting room in Alma or Breckenridge for a crash course in high-elevation vino.

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Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery is launching a new tasting experience that offers wine and cheese tastings on a rooftop terrace that has a sweeping view of the vineyards and Keuka Lake. It is one of three new tasting experiences introduced at the Finger Lakes winery over the past few years.

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Set in a cluster of art-covered buildings that make up the Foundation property in the River Arts District, pl?b urban winery is far from the North Carolina vineyards that will provide it with the vast majority of its atypical wine grapes

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Rudy Von Strasser has been making his own wine in the Napa Valley since 1990, focusing exclusively on cabernet sauvignon from the Diamond Mountain AVA

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For many, Sonoma's founding myth is the auspicious union of Gen. Mariano Vallejo and Hungarian entrepreneur Agoston Haraszthy, who worked closely together to create the winemaking art at what became Buena Vista Winery. But local historian Peter Meyerhof will present a different theory at the Sonoma Valley Wine History Weekend, a two-day free series of events at both Buena Vista and the Depot Park Museum. Meyerhof will describe his original research, which revealed the name of the first winemaker at what became Buena Vista Winery.

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In its 2018 full-year results, filed July 26, Diageo said it had reached an agreement with U.K. officials that diverted profits tax won't apply to the company. At the same time, however, Diageo has "reached resolution" with the authority on its intra-group taxes, otherwise known as transfer pricing.

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There's a new psychoactive player working its way into law - cannabis. But does the spirits industry have what it takes to survive against this never-before-seen competition?

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expands in key urban markets, increasing retail partnerships and sharply growing sales

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All of the themes addressed during the Conference resulted in an important exchange of data and information that are at the heart of the viticultural issues of tomorrow in terms of sustainability

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VWDC is a non-profit, non-inventory corporation, created by the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide wholesale distribution services for Virginia farm wineries. Small farm wineries had previously been exempt from the Commonwealth's distribution system of producers, distributors and retailers. Legislation passed in 2006 brought them under the traditional distribution system. VWDC was created in 2007 to ameliorate negative impact on smaller producers by allowing distribution of up to 3,000 cases of their own wine through the VWDC.

07/30/18

After years of online petitions and social media posts lamenting the lack of a white wine emoji, one of California's white wine producing giants has actually moved the white wine glass one step closer to keyboards. Following a recent proposal, Kendall-Jackson Winery will bid to bring the white wine emoji into development next spring - and they need help from wine lovers to do so through their White Wine Emoji campaign

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The beer giant is replacing Chief Marketing Officer Miguel Patricio with Pedro Earp, who has been running the brewer's global innovation unit

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Central bankers in the U.S., Japan, the U.K., Brazil and India all meet to set their respective monetary policies at a time when Eric Oynoyan, senior European interest-rate strategist at BNP Paribas SA, is telling clients that "central banks are back in the bond market driving seat."

07/30/18

We've raked through comments, counted likes and compared shares to find social media's favorite styles of wine and picked the bottles to match. Find out what made the cut

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The daughter of the late billionaire philanthropist and former chairman of Seagram's, Edgar Bronfman Sr., Clare is said to have financed NXIVM and faced charges of racketeering and money laundering though she denies any wrongdoing.

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Europe suffered its deadliest fire in more than a century, and wildfires in the western United States forced thousands of people from their homes.

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As for trends, Rabobank found that while U.S. imports rose 14% in value, they declined 1% in volume during the first two months of 2018 when compared with the year-earlier period. Sparkling wines saw growth in both volume by 12% and in value by 8%, although the rate of growth is slowing. Vermouth, admittedly a tiny segment, is maintaining its momentum, up 22% by volume and 224% (cq) in value, no doubt benefiting from the return of cocktails. Imports from Italy, France and New Zealand continue to see double-digit growth in value terms

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"We are not very political," says Miguel Junior, with the calm affability which rarely seems to leave him. "This is something we keep very private. We have people on both sides of the Catalan independence debate in our company, but we just concentrate on working hard together."

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In the case of Chile, the Program called Nodo Estratégico Chile Vitivinícola 2.0 was implemented in 2016, supported and promoted by CORFO in coordination with the association Vinos de Chile and the Ministry of Agriculture, where the roadmap was generated for the Chilean wine industry based on a calendar of activities where seminars, talks, workshops and sectorial meetings were highlighted.