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Thursday, November 7th

11/07/19

The ninth annual Eastern Winery Exposition (EWE) will be held at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, PA from March 10 to 12, 2020. The largest wine and grape trade show and conference east of the Pacific states, EWE will include three special topic workshops on the first day, followed by two days of multiple sessions on three tracks: enology, viticulture and money/marketing/ management. Registration for the conference is open and those registering early will receive the best discounts

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Steven Vollweiler, owner of Sharpe Hill Vineyard in Pomfret, CT, petitioned the TTB for the establishment of the new AVA. ... Despite its relatively small size, Connecticut has distinctly different climatological and geological areas . The new AVA covering the eastern highlands area includes approximately 1,246 square miles in all or portions of Hartford, New Haven, Tolland, Windham, New London, and Middlesex Counties

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While Delicato Family Wines continues to feed demand for its largest brand, Bota Box, the company has also diversified into imports and more upscale domestic offerings lately, acquiring the former V2 Wine Group for an undisclosed sum and launching a new fine wine division, Transcendent Wines, encompassing brands from California, Chile, Oregon, France, and Germany. President and CEO Chris Indelicato discusses those moves in the second part of our interview.

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Damien Wilson, of Sonoma State University, has a warning for the US wine industry: wine premiumisation can be a path to ruin. He explains why.

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The AAAV is still small-it only has 18 members (and anticipates to have 30 total members by 2020), of which just 7 are women-but the fact that it exists is an achievement. Before it was founded in 2002, there was no such association for black winemakers

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Expanding upon his current role as Estates Ambassador, Costello will now also hold the title of Wine Export Sales Manager, responsible for managing export markets for Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills Estates.

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Foundation Plant Services and UC Davis Extension are offering the Current Issues in Vineyard Health course on December 3, 2019. Enjoy a full day of lectures on issues related to vineyard health.

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The popular travel blog placed Paso Robles on its annual must-visit Emerging Destinations Awards.

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The Gott for Good program will provide local aid to Sonoma County's Redwood Empire Food Bank plus 23 food banks nationwide during its inaugural year.

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On November 9 and 10, the Madera Wine Trail will host its 17th Annual Holiday Spirit Weekend.

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The warm vegetation cycle with its dry spells brought excellent ripeness to the clusters, along with average volume, while the cool autumn nights imparted excellent fruit and good acid backbone to the grape material.

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9 World Champions, 14 National Champions, 11 Regional Champions, Tony Jordan Rising Star Award and the Chairman's Trophy were all presented at this global 'who's who' gathering of over 200 international winemakers, producers and journalists.

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Firefighters fully contained the 2-week-old Kincade fire Wednesday night - a day earlier than Cal Fire predicted

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bringing it "closer in touch" with the wine, beer and spirits industry.

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"... the narrative of Lodi is resting too much on the big-name out of towners. It's certainly a nice validation of Lodi's terroir that these Napa and Sonoma folks want to make these wines, but they tend to distract from the skilled winemakers who are actually from Lodi"

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"Convenient is never convenient enough," ... Short attention spans and ease of gratification through Netflix or Deliveroo has, probably made us lazier, but also means you will miss out if you're not offering faster, more efficient ways to serve customers they'll go to someone who does

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"The only constant will be the speed of change and the hyper-competition the restaurant and foodservice industry will face."

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A research team has now discovered a handful of women who have a perfectly normal sense of smell but who seem to lack olfactory bulbs - completely altering our long-held views about smell. The team, including Tali Weiss and Noam Sobel at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, were looking for a connection between the ability to smell and reproduction ...

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As U.S. consumers, and particularly millennials, try to pare back their alcohol consumption, they are reaching for adult beverages without the very ingredient that made them "adult" in the first place

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The recent wildfires within Sonoma County in Northern California are almost completely contained. Mercifully, no deaths have been reported, and only a few hundred buildings have been damaged or destroyed.

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this live panel conversation took place on October 15th 2019 in San Francisco, Dan discusses wine as an agricultural product and how it is affected by climate change ...

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says we have to rethink every element of wine, from where we farm it to how we buy it

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How the fringe hangout went from rebellious to ubiquitous.