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10/06/17

Salgues worked as an international wine consultant following his 20-year career at Roederer Estate

10/06/17

Sallie Joan Campbell, an original co-owner of award-winning area winery Black Star Farms, died on Sunday morning. She was 80 years old. Black Star Farms was founded in 1998 in Suttons Bay by James Kermit Campbell and Sallie Campbell. The Campbells ran farming operations on both the Leelanau and Old Mission peninsulas with more than 100 producing acres of vineyards

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More food delivery companies are testing wine delivery

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On September 12, 2017, when Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple launched iOS 11 (the newest operating system for iPhones and iPads), he declared that it would allow "hundreds of millions" of people to use Augmented Reality (AR) for the first time. Apple, he said, were "bringing it to mainstream".

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This week's American Viticultural Appellation reports, from north to south ...

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Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry's AB 317, providing Napa County with permanent, annual funding to support the three farmworker housing centers totaling 180 beds

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Prior to joining TricorBraun WinePak, Jewell spent nine years in finance and operations positions at Constellation Brands. In his last two years at Constellation, he led a Continuous Improvement team focused on process improvement projects, education and training, and tools and metrics improvement.

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Palacios began her career in wine at Constellation Brands, where she was the associate marketing manager for Robert Mondavi Private Selection

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As an upgrade to the existing Barrel Master product line, the Red Fermenter, coupled with a hand-held drive motor, can save time, money and labor, and reduce potential injuries.

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The bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will allow landowners and users with water rights to install their own measuring devices after taking a University of California-led course rather than having to hire a licensed engineer.

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There's a big gap between the top and bottom of the UK's sparkling wine market, James Lawrence reports.

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Grant funding opportunities, a Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter update and more at IGGPRA's October seminar: "Vines Never Sleep"

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Currently several winemakers appointed by the governor sit on the council, which is under the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Non-voting members such as Michigan State University researchers and Michigan Economic Development Corp. members advise the council on the best way to spend its money. The bill would remove those advisors and the department, which is the source of some concern.

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Texas winery Messina Hof this week unveiled a new way for Texans and those outside the state to support pepople impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The winery's special edition wine dubbed Resilience is currently on sale with 100 percent of profits going to Harvey relief efforts.

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The annual event is organized by Tech Bay Area Advocates, the San Francisco Bay Area hub of Global Tech Advocates, a coalition of over 5,000 technology experts, executives, and investors in 50 countries. SBE support of the event includes Dr. William Silver, SBE Dean, who will moderate a panel on successful entrepreneurship; Dr. Damien Wilson, Hamel Family Chair in Wine Business, who will moderate a panel on trends in wine industry technology; and Mark Gregory Nelson, former SBE Entrepreneur in Residence, who will join a panel discussion on issues for founders seeking to scale their businesses globally.

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Alpha Omega, a family-owned winery in the Rutherford Bench of Napa Valley, today announced that it will donate 10% of its tasting room wine sales during the PGA Tour's Safeway Open, taking place Oct. 5-8 at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, to hurricane relief efforts.

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Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys wineries to participate in annual "foodie" event

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In addition, BLASS will be running a national Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 Sweepstakes launching in spring 2018. BLASS will send six grand prize winners and their guests to the first ever Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 championship to be hosted on U.S. soil in July 2018 at San Francisco's iconic AT&T Park.

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Durette will be overseeing the 11 states in the Western Division, based out of Oceanside, CA

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Engineered exclusively for use with the Coravin Wine Preservation Opener, wine lovers can now pour perfectly aerated wine in any amount - by the sip, glass or more - and protect what is left in the bottle for weeks, months, or even years.

10/06/17

Sacramento-area real estate investor LDK Ventures snaps up one of Northern California's largest buildings as warehouse options in San Francisco Bay Area dwindle.

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A Big Sur-area bridge that was closed when landslides blocked access to the Central California wilderness area is scheduled to reopen next week

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Farmers covered by FDA's new produce safety rule could have at least another four years before having to comply with the rule's water testing requirements.

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Wine can see us through difficult times and also uncork happy memories. Lettie Teague considers the many ways a wine can resonate

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Fairhaven Vineyards and Winery in Hawkins has been making wine since 2003. While the vineyards Lomanto wine are grown in the Sabine River Valley, the grapes have a local connection. Lomanto grapes are a hybrid of the Thomas Volney Munson grapes. Munson developed these grapes while working in his Denison vineyard in 1899.

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"Beer is high culture in Germany; it's in their DNA," says Armin Buehler, Radeberger Gruppe USA's head of marketing. "While non-alcoholic has the obvious functional benefits, we've learned that consumers globally-especially in Germany and Europe-are starting to make conscious decisions to opt for a great tasting product without the alcohol."

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four chateaux in the Libourne area lost sizeable portions of their harvest to thieves in September, with the first valuing the damage at €45,000.00 ($52,788.00) and the second at €25,000.00.

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A handful of wine-grape growers in the hilly region, which straddles North San Diego County and Southwest Riverside County, met last month to discuss having the De Luz area registered as an American Viticultural Area.

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The funds are in addition to the $300,000 donation that the company previously made

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Wine region hopes to draw interested trade, offer consumer education

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As the eventual path of Tropical Storm Nate became clearer, officials along the Gulf Coast warned residents to prepare and not take the storm lightly.

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Net sales came in at $2.08 billion, an increase of 3 percent over the same period last year. Operating income was up 17 percent, at $714 million. Much of the growth can be attributed to the Victor-based company's boom in the craft beer scene, which drove more than 60 percent of the company's "high-end category" growth.

10/06/17

Really? Australia's largest wine company and sharemarket golden child has considered the acquisition of Robert Mondavi Wines in California's Napa Valley wine country?

10/06/17

The story behind the video of "Drinky Bill," breakout marsupial Chardonnay critic. Plus, an NPR wine club for listeners who could use a drink, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James toast to wine and gold, and cork artist Edgar Degas