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Thursday, November 30th

11/30/17

A Florida wine store, its owner and a St. Louis wine enthusiast who counts himself a customer are the plaintiffs behind the suit, which was filed yesterday in federal court. They claim that the state's unwillingness to let the shop ship to customers in Missouri is unconstitutional - violations of the commerce clause and the privileges and immunities clause

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Henriquez will take up her new role (which is in addition to her current responsibilities at Krug) on 1 January 2018.

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Laslett, who boasts 25 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, started her new position Nov. 29. She will lead the SBV in strategic planning, events promotion and community outreach as governed by a nine-person Board of Directors.

11/30/17

Kenny is coming onboard as Acumen's Director of Consumer Sales and will oversee hospitality and events at the Acumen Wine Gallery on First Street in downtown Napa, as well as the development of the Acumen Summit Society Wine Club, PEAK Cabernet Sauvignon allocations, and eCommerce channels.

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When high-end Napa vineyard owners are openly vocal about the need for mechanization, you know the labor market has shrunk to an unsustainable size. The need for skilled workers skyrocketed as the U.S. wine industry took off, but a combination of factors has resulted in a very limited supply of labor. This year, we heard about new H-2A programs, immigration legislation and farmworker education as ways to fill that need.

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To preview the full article coming out this Friday, we will be counting down the Top Vineyard Owners, releasing two each day.

11/30/17

Experts explore what's next for Oregon when the Oregon Wine Symposium returns to Portland in February 2018

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Jane Anson traverses Left and Right Banks, tasting vat samples of the fledgling Bordeaux 2017 vintage and speaking to consultants and winemakers about what to expect from the wines

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A new level of Burgundy wines is coming, sitting roughly between the regional and village levels of the region's hierarchy

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200 producers of 22 participating countries have closed some of the most important transactions of the year at a key edition marked by a larger wine demand than supply globally

11/30/17

The new weather pattern could give rise to snowstorms along the East Coast of the U.S., though it's too early to tell whether that will happen, forecasters say. What is clear is that winter is coming

11/30/17

Winemaker Lot18, in collaboration with Universal Brand Development and the legendary, Emmy® Award-winning NBC series Saturday Night Live, has unveiled a wine collection that celebrates the long-running show and some of its most entertaining characters. The limited edition collection features four hand-crafted blends and uniquely designed labels to honor the essence of Saturday Night Live, which is currently in its 43rd season.

11/30/17

P.F. Chang's Browne Family "&" 2015 Columbia Valley & White Wine Blend wins 90 points from Wine & Spirits Magazine. (

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The distillers of finely crafted spirits, Breakfast Gin and Breakfast Rye, are caught up in a name-calling fight for their not-just-for-breakfast drinks

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Papa's responsibilities extend to full oversight of technical direction for Concha y Toro's entire portfolio of wines, with Papa joining the company's senior management team.

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Existing systems can be modified with the Film Only Conversion which provides enhanced product stability and air and heat controls to produce quality film only packages.

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H-2A or no H-2A, the workers won't be coming. They're not there.

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Are the reputations of the world's "great" wines based on simple class snobbery? asks Oliver Styles.

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Lawmakers are under more pressure to act after a wildfire season that was particularly harrowing.

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Since the Idaho Ag Education Initiative was approved in 2014, FFA membership in Idaho has increased

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The board has also recommended five farmers to serve on the 12-member commission of the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program.

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Winery founders at crossroads ink share-purchase agreement in British Columbia

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Previously, the stores, including Walmart, were only allowed to sell wine from small batch farms.

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Michel Azarian, 41, died Sunday at University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento where he was being treated for extensive burns. Azarian was an engineer who loved photography and hiking and had moved to Santa Rosa two years ago for a new job, his friend, Khachik Papanyan, told the radio station.

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Embracing the weather and new technology, Western winemakers turn to fitz and fizz

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Recently published AWRI research has improved understanding of how 'reductive' aromas, such as those described as 'rotten egg', 'onion' and 'garlic' are released from precursor compounds in wine post-bottling

11/30/17

Called MyOeno, it's a smart scanner that you dip into a glass of vino, and which will then feed you all the relevant information you need by sending it to your smartphone. Details that it can register include strength, tannins, acidity, evolution, and more

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finally giving the French capital the major wine show it currently lacks.

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A team there developed a way to help hundreds of wine makers find the right spot to grow grapes

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The February 2018 Wine Grape Vineyard Establishment Conference will provide essential elements for those exploring entry into Michigan's expanding winery industry.

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Rejuvenated by two straight wet winters, the insidious pathogen that has killed more than 3 million trees in Central and Northern California in the past two decades reached a record level of infection this year, including major gains in Sonoma County.

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When people think of winemakers from other parts of the world who've influenced Sonoma County winemaking, they likely think of France or Italy. They don't think of Australia or New Zealand. But they should.

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That was very much the case when Pascaline Lepeltier, Master Sommelier, who for ten years built what is arguably the country's finest list of natural wines at Rouge Tomate restaurant in New York. Earlier this year she voluntarily stepped away from the role that brought her success and acclaim

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Patrice Bersac, president of two wine associations SyVIF (Île de France) and SyVINO (North-West), has got a fight on his hands as he challenges the Syndicat Général des Vignerons de la Champagne (SGV) to approve the planting of new vines in the region.

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Wine Mosaic. It's a not-for-profit organisation that aims to build a network of researchers, ampelographers, journalists, viticulturists and other interested parties to record, recover and share information about old varieties. They connect people with research and existing resources, rather than putting money into a project. And once there have been results, Wine Mosaic showcases the wines at their exhibitions and events