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Innovations seen at Vinitech are often a harbinger of the future

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Winery or other property owners who cannot understand their permits' provisions can apply by March 29 for a "status determination" - a review and explanation of the existing entitlements. The deadline to apply for a use permit or modification permit will be extended if one or more violations are found. Wineries and other property owners who miss the March 29 deadline must comply immediately within the limits set by their use permit. They cannot apply for a use permit for one year. Tuesday's resolution directs staff to draft an ordinance that requires wineries to report their production levels every July - the number of gallons of wine produced as well as the number of gallons of fruit crushed and juiced over the past year

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Freixenet Mionetto USA will be led by three co-Managing Directors, which currently consists of Mionetto USA's Enore Ceola and Simone Gentilini and Freixenet USA's Tom Burnet. Ceola, who established Mionetto USA 20 years ago, will focus on and oversee Sales and Marketing.

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Wine Institute and Compli have collaborated to launch a members-only portal that provides state-by-state compliance information for wineries that sell through the three-tier system. This brand-new resource, which aggregates wholesale rules, documents and forms, is located on the Wine Compliance Rules website launched earlier this year and is only available to Wine Institute members

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"We are amazed and very proud of this year's record," François Poher, director of the Hospices de Beaune, told Wine Spectator. "As it's an auction, we do not really have a specific goal; we never know how bidders will react in the auction room."

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due to be held on 13-16 May 2019 at the Bordeaux Exhibition Centre.

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The partnership will allow any licensed producer of wine and spirits to sell their products into the state of Wisconsin and any licensed business in the state to purchase products at LibDib.com.

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The Court of Master Sommeliers appears to think the scandal will simply go away

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The episodic series travels the globe and follows the world's best winemakers, growers, producers and personalities, along with prominent chefs and celebrities, to offer viewers an inside look at the people, locations, cuisines and cultures that surround the wine lifestyle and the world's finest wines and spirits.

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Wineries can reduce their cleaning needs by applying antimicrobial coatings to storage tanks and other structures. Coatings resist film attack by mold, fungus and mildew by preventing microbes from penetrating into the coating and taking root. This protective barrier allows workers to easily wash superficial dirt and fouling away. By mitigating microbial growth, antimicrobial coatings enable wineries to reduce their water and cleaning chemical use ...

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What's changed from the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement?

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Faced with seesawing commodity prices and the pressure to be more efficient and environmentally friendly, farmer Jamie Butler is trying out a new worker on his 450-acre farm in England's Hampshire countryside. Methodically inspecting Butler's winter wheat crop for weeds and pests, the laborer doesn't complain or even break a sweat. That's because it's a four-wheel robot dubbed "Tom" that uses GPS, artificial intelligence and smartphone technology to digitally map the field.

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This collectible port celebrates the thirtieth anniversary since Father/Daughter team Tim and Sophia Bergqvist started Quinta de La Rosa in the Douro. Over the past three decades, Quinta de la Rosa has earned its place as a Port wine flagship.

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A new app is helping grape growers better measure and track the development of grapes in the vineyard to assist with harvest and vineyard management decisions. Developed by the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre and Charles Sturt University researchers and funded by Wine Australia, the app is available for growers and vineyard managers to use this coming harvest.

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The Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans has elected two new officers to the grower and vintner organization's board of directors. Tony Baldini, president of Hahn Family Wines. former secretary for the organization has been named the president of the board of directors. Kristen McIntyre, McIntyre Vineyards tasting studio and sales manager, joins the board as secretary.

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The limited-production release is a rebellious riff on old world French wines, featuring a tattered Bordeaux-style wine label. The product collection includes a Downhill From Here hoodie and T-shirt, featuring artwork created by the HUF design team in collaboration with Tank Garage Winery. This marks the first brand collaboration for Tank Garage Winery which crosses over into the skate and streetwear category.

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For the first time in its 12-year history, the Wine Media Conference (formerly known as the Wine Bloggers Conference) will be held outside North America, taking place in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia from October 10 - 12, 2019.

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Peaceful Belly Farm, which has been at its location on Hoskins Road south of Caldwell for just over one growing season, has recently expanded with the opening of Vine and Branch Ranch - a new winery and cidery in partnership with Snake River Winery and Stack Rock Cidery.

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Battling heatwaves has gained some research traction in recent years with many institutions focussing on various aspects of the challenge, particularly in terms of moisture management. The advice from Wine Australia-funded research suggests irrigating before, during and after heatwaves to alleviate moisture stress associated with such events and increase transpiration as a cooling mechanism

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In unincorporated King County around the city of Woodinville Washington, there are many wineries and tasting rooms that operate out of homes and on property not zoned for businesses. Owners told KIRO 7 the way the Adult Beverage Winery Ordinance was originally written, it would put them out of business by limiting their hours

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A new breed of transportation entrepreneurs are testing fully electric and even self-driving trucks to tackle some of the beverage industry's most pressing problems, including driver shortages, high maintenance costs, volatile fuel pricing, and safety concerns

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Six months after halting orders of Norman Hardie wines in the wake of widespread allegations of sexual misconduct, the Ontario liquor board is making plans to restock, and warning its employees who are uncomfortable with the decision to keep their opinions to themselves.

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Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has named Simon Carter as General Manager, Global Travel. He replaces Barry Galloway, who "has decided to explore opportunities in other regions and spend more time with his family," according to the company

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Derek Benham's 36-year journey to become an influential North Coast vintner and budding craft distiller didn't start auspiciously.

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Ron Rubin is glad his heart is still beating, and he wants the heartbeats of North Coast visitors and workers to be restarted like his was nine years ago.