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03/14/19

Wally's principal Christian Navarro calls the Central Coast wine region "The greatest wine region nobody knows." As the business continues to grow and expand, Navarro said, "we have the opportunity to take Central Coast along with us ... We're in this together. ... Wally's is going to step up to take investment in time, product, energy to hopefully help move forward to promote Central Coast. It's time" ... WiVi attendance breaks records ...

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Commissioned by the B.C. Wine Institute and developed with the help of consultants Honore Comfort, principal of the Artemis Group in Healdsburg, and Steve Burns of O'Donnell-Lane LLC in Glen Ellen, Wine BC 2030 includes five pillars and a dozen strategic recommendations to move the province's industry forward. The core is a vision statement developed over the course of the past six months following a broad consultation that included 30 meetings in 12 locations with 650 members of industry and other stakeholders

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Seeking international colleagues and fresh ideas in the hunt for answers to the question of climate change, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) took their search abroad last week

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Welch's Global Ingredients Group has collaborated with experts from Cornell University and the New York Wine & Grape Foundation to develop a proprietary technology that neutralizes the aroma and flavor of Welch's signature Concord grape juice.

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The world's second-largest distiller has held early discussions on a potential sale of the unit, which has sales of about $500 million, said the people. Deliberations are at a preliminary stage and Pernod may ultimately decide to retain the business, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private information.

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An Asia-based media businessman identified only as 'Mr Chen' has purchased Château de Cadillac-en-Fronsadais and its wine stocks for an undisclosed fee, according to the deal's brokers

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Building on feedback from over 20,000 wine drinkers in 20 markets - representing the views of 390 million wine drinkers globally - the second year of the study found that the US, Chile and Australia remain the dominant source countries for powerful wine brands.

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Italian Village Restaurants, Chicago's oldest Italian dining destination and home to the largest wine cellar in the Midwest, is thrilled to debut its first private wine label, Castello di Monsanto, "Monrosso," Chianti DOCG 2015.

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Wineries may now enter EXPERIENCE ROSÉ: THE 2019 COMPETITION (formerly Rosé Today), and this year, for the first time ever, the competition is open to all rosé-infused products.

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Taste Washington brings together celebrated farms, chefs and winemakers for a full day of epicurean adventures Friday, March 29. Join Taste Washington On the Farm for Food, Farming & Cultivating Roots at Oxbow Farms from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or indulge your inner wine connoisseur by joining a brand-new event this year at Canlis from 6-9 p.m.

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Karen MacNeil, well-known author of the best-selling book The Wine Bible, has created two new dynamic wine courses this spring. MacNeil is known for her unique teaching style and her ability to impart complex concepts in an easy-to-understand manner.

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The year 2018 once more set a record for exports of Austrian wine, with 170.3 million Euros around the world, 6.9% more than the previous year. In addition, the bountiful 2017 vintage helped to exceed the fifty-million-litre mark in exports for the first time since 2010.

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BJ's Wholesale Club (NYSE:BJ), the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States, recently released five new wines from its exclusive brand, Wellsley Farms®. With prices starting at $6.99, the new wines offer unbeatable value and excellent quality available only at select BJ's clubs.

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Wine priced between $10 and $20 will be the biggest driver of value growth for still and sparkling wine over the next couple of years.

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The effort to collect use taxes reflects the state's decision to more strictly enforce a 2012 law that compelled online retailers, such as Amazon, to collect tax from their customers if the company had any kind of physical presence in California

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While the much-derided "latte set" are stereotyped as the biggest worriers about climate change, it's the chardonnay crowd who are acutely feeling its effects.

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Richard Holmes delves into Distell's new wine company

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Q&A with Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Editor-in-Chief of The Wine Advocate