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Wednesday, September 18th

08/30/19

Concrete eggs act more like an insulator than a heat sink ...

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The new members of the IMW are Julien Boulard MW (PR China), Thomas Curtius MW (Germany), Dominic Farnsworth MW (UK), Lydia Harrison MW (UK), Heidi Mäkinen MW (Finland), Christine Marsiglio MW (UK), Edward Ragg MW (PR China) and Gus Jian Zhu MW (USA). There are now 390 Masters of Wine, based in 30 countries across the world.

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Get one-on-one time with the wine industry's leading experts in HR and recruiting

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Dean & DeLuca was evicted July 9, according to court records. Thirty-eight employees lost their when the Napa County store closed its doors in July, according to the worker adjustment and retraining notification form filed with the state of California

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Export value reached a record $1.83 billion Export value rose 6% in June year end 2019, translating to $7 billion of New Zealand wine sold globally. The UK and USA led the growth, with the USA continuing to be New Zealand wine's largest market with more than $550 million in exports

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State lawmakers are once again being called on to fix an unconstitutional Michigan wine shipping law. The National Association of Wine Retailers is urging the legislature to repeal the ban on wine shipments from out-of-state wine retailers and wine stores that a Federal judge ruled unconstitutional…for a second time

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DABT ruling opens Florida to out-of-state retailers -- company hopes other states will follow

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The appeal asks whether the District Court erred in holding that SB 608 is "clearly, palpably and plainly inconsistent with Article 28A of the Constitution," among other items. Gov. Kevin Stitt signed SB 608 in May, which meant it would have been implemented Thursday if it hadn't been ruled unconstitutional. The bill covers the manner in which alcohol is distributed in Oklahoma and would require the top 25 wine and spirits brands, ranked by sales, be made available to all wholesale distributors in the state

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Special Events and New Releases Planned to Commemorate Occasion

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Billionaires Row Global is set to release its Champagnes this holiday season in the United States

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Service members are able to nominate supervisors for a Patriot Award recognizing their support contributing to employee participation in the National Guard and Reserve.

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From the 29th of August to the 13th of September, 11 valuable lots of Ornellaia Vendemmia d'Artista 2016 "La Tensione" will go under the auctioneer's hammer online, with the profits being donated to expand the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation's "Mind's Eye" program.

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Mark Golodetz, a leading wine collector and writer for more than three decades, is offering 6,000 bottles from his personal cellar to collectors in Heritage Auctions' Wine Auction Sept. 20-21 in Beverly Hills, California.

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A new research study outlines the uncharted corners and looming challenges prevalent in the global fusion beverages market in the next 5 years.

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AzaPro provides 3-in-1 control of more than 300 different insects, mites and nematodes without leaving visible residue on crops.

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The Meet the Winemaker cruise series is for new and experienced cruisers alike, who are looking for a unique and fun wine experience.

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Acclaimed podcast host Elizabeth Schneider will be coming to Paso Robles on September 5th to host a wine exploration of Paso Robles producers, in a stylistic comparison against old-world producers of those same varietals.

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Last year's vintage for wineries up and down the East Coast was what many would call mediocre. Others, glass half full, called it challenging, with much-above average rainfall beginning in July and continuing through the fall. This year, overall, has been truer to form. It got hot and dry for long enough periods to offer those who make wine more optimism for this vintage

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Dr Tony Jordan, former CEO of Domaine Chandon in Victoria, died on Tuesday of mesothelioma, a rare form of organ cancer, aged 75. Jordan was well known and highly respected in his industry but less well known beyond it. In an industry with a plethora of eponymous winemaker brands, the quiet, thoughtful and precisely spoken Jordan worked tirelessly to build quality into the brands he led, rather than establish a personality cult.

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Accelerating climate change shows up in French crop cycles

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What Larkmead is doing to adapt is create a three-acre viticultural "research block" in clay soil near the winery, where he and his colleagues will plant several grape varieties that could potentially be blended with Cabernet. The idea is to prepare the winery if, in 20-to-30 years, Napa Valley becomes as hot as Modesto, Calif.-130 miles to the south in the Central Valley.

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The South African wine industry has refuted allegations made by "certain labour groups" that wine grape producers in the country are using illegal pesticides that are harmful to farm workers. The claims were "unfounded", said Wines of South Africa (WoSA) and Vinpro, which represents 2,500 South African wine producers, cellars and industry stakeholders, in a joint statement.

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Guides to workplace etiquette rarely include advice on how to handle ordering and drinking wine in a professional setting. Here, our wine columnist fills in the blanks with some practical guidelines

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What makes a wine French, or American or Spanish? Attributing national characteristics is a murky business, with one significant exception.

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Distillers, brewers, mixologists, and winemakers are tapping artisanal honey as the next in-demand ingredient

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It seemed as if everywhere you turned during summer 2019, from barbecues to the beach, there was a spiked seltzer. The adult beverage took advantage of the mindful drinking movement and the continued healthy lifestyle effort with its low-ABV and low-calorie count as well as promises of no or low added sugar or gluten. Creative flavors, too, garnered the sector lots of buzz amongst imbibers.

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The survey, which was conducted by Ginger Research on behalf of the WSET, marks the launch of the education body's Wine Education Week which runs from 9 to 15 September. Based a survey of 1,500 British adults, the study found that 30% believed terroir to be a genre of French horror film, while 28% thought it was a breed of dog. 34% correctly identified that it referred to the ground and area in which grape vines are planted.

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Natural Wine Challenges Viticultural And Cultural Norms By Being Unapologetically Connected To Nature ... Jonathan Nossiter is a writer and director of six feature films including Mondovino. His previous book was Liquid Memory. A sommelier, he curated the wine lists for restaurants in New York, Paris, and Rio, including Balthazar and Il Buco. He was born in DC and now lives in Rome with his three children. His new book, CULTURAL INSURRECTION: A Manifesto for the Arts, Agriculture, and Natural Wine, examines food through context, and takes an impassioned look at an intersectional cultural and agricultural reawakening birthed inside the natural wine movement