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12/01/17

Margareth Henriquez, who has just been appointed president of Estates & Wines at luxury company LVMH and is current president and CEO of the Champagne House Krug "The turn-around came when I met, and was briefly tutored by the president of Dior at a leadership training course in London in 2010. I realised then that my initial strategy was more suitable for mass-market goods. So I rapidly studied every facet of luxury"

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The retail landscape has changed quite a bit over the last year. The business saw the consolidation of important players and was memorable for Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods, the results of which we are just now starting to see.

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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. Today we are releasing #1 & #2

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most wineries are still missing out on the sales and consumer loyalty apps generate but this void is now being addressed by a new, winery-specific mobile app developer (proofloyalty.com) created and managed by Matt Wood and Chris Barnes

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As California's 2017 grape harvest begins to come into focus, it appears that the numbers around the state could very likely be down below what we'd expect from a "normal" crop as harvest got underway we started hearing about disappointing results at the weigh-scales, belying the apparent volume

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On Dec. 6 and 7, the Supreme Court of Canada, in a televised hearing, will hear the Comeau or 'New Brunswick Beer' case. The outcome is critical to the future growth and success of the B.C. wine and tourism industries. Currently, it is illegal for a tourist in the Okanagan to ship B.C. wine back home, unless he or she is from Saskatchewan, Manitoba or Nova Scotia. Internet orders are similarly illegal, except from those jurisdictions.

12/01/17

Time bought Sunset in 1990 from William and Melvin Lane, members of the family that had scooped up the little magazine as the Great Depression loomed and turned it into a standard-bearer for Western gardeners and those pursuing the art of California living, complete with patio parties, car camping and the skillful use of an outdoor grill

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Katie Jones founded Domaine Jones in 2008 with the purchase of small vineyard plots in the Languedoc spread across Maury, Paziols and Tuchan.

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The board overseeing higher education in Texas has cleared the path for an innovative new program that will allow students at Texas Tech University to earn a degree in local food and wine production. The program will fall under the Department of Plant & Soil Science and be overseen by viticulture and enology professor Ed Hellman

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Results show that shade cloths may efficiently palliate temperature spikes, especially the last weeks before harvest, while transmitting enough radiation into the fruit zone to achieve a better grape composition compared to uncovered grapes

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In January, founder Nicolaus (Nicky) Hahn will be honored as an American Wine Pioneer by Wine Enthusiast magazine at its 18th Wine Star Awards, held in Miami. He is the first recipient of the award, which recognizes pioneers who have paved the way for others in the wine business ...

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Idaho's farming industry is on a different, more positive track than the nation's overall agricultural industry in terms of cash receipts and net farm income.

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State Supreme Court overturns lower court ruling in Gerawan case where United Farm Workers failed to negotiate with company for 17 years

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"What I want to explore more is this idea that there is a future and another way for drinking," Lepeltier said, "based on an even more committed sustainable operation at the bigger scale than a selection of organic wine."

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In wine, there's a constant conversation around Old World versus New World. Napa Valley is a good representation of New World winemaking, while Tuscany, for instance, is Old World. The Antinori family has placed themselves in both camps, and not just because they make wine in both types of regions.

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391 supermarket wines received medals in Tranche One of the International Wine Challenge 2018 proving that you can pick up a high quality bottle of vino alongside your bread, milk and houmous.

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The Dec. 1 function includes a talk on Napa Valley wine history by ICC associate wine director Rachel Lintott, followed by a tasting of four Patland Estate Vineyards wines conducted by Michael Patland. An ICC alum, he is the winery's marketing director.

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An amendment to the Republicans' ambitious tax bill would reduce taxes on wineries, brewers and distillers. But is it a giveaway to large producers?

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Inniskillin Co-Founder Karl Kaiser has passed away at the age of 76. Kaiser, who was born in Austria in 1941 and immigrated to Canada in 1969, was recognised as one of the architects of the modern Canadian wine industry. He died peacefully on 22 November after complications from a stroke.

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Arterra Wines Canada announced yesterday, Nov. 28, the purchase of Laughing Stock Vineyards, founded in 2003 by David and Cynthia Enns on the Naramata Bench.

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David Mulroney, who was this country's envoy to China from 2009 to 2012, says the case of two Canadian wine merchants held captive in Shanghai is a troubling sign of a bigger problem.

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The bureau has taken over the trail promotion after the Rochester Craft Beverage Trail experienced some problems. The trail has expanded to include 17 craft beverage makers, including breweries, cideries and distilleries in the Monroe, Ontario and Wayne county areas.

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Traverse City native helps lead Shady Lane Cellars

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Nevada/Vernon county Chamber of Commerce Vice President Ross Lawrence says there are more than 17-hundred businesses in Vernon county, most of which are centered on agriculture.

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Almost every state has a long list of "official" things: flag, motto, nickname, song, flower, bird - you name it. Utah has an "official state snack," which, oddly enough, is Jell-O. Texas has an "official state cooking implement," which, somewhat humorously, is the Dutch oven. But now, Illinois is going to get an official item to rule them all: To go with the Land of Lincoln's official state bird (Cubs fans may be dismayed to know it's the cardinal) and its official state dance (the Square Dance), Illinois is about to get an official beer - for a year, at least.

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The Maryland-based chain is on track to have 173 stores and annual revenue of $2.7 billion by the end of this year. It has big plans for the future-and no intention of slowing down.

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The Dollar L.I.T. will be available all day, every day, at all participating locations across the US. Unfortunately, a few locations - including some in New York City - will likely not offer the deal, so if you're truly committed to your L.I.T., it may be best to call your local Applebee's beforehand

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The wine business is slowly turning to aluminum cans in response to the consumer demands of millennials ..

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"As we continue to grow, it's even more important that we base pricing and promotional decisions on data-based knowledge of our customers' buying behaviors and dynamic market demand. The creation of this new role, combined with Amy's exceptional experience, will help to ensure we are selling the right inventory to the right customer, at the right time, and for the right price"

12/01/17

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets confirmed that spotted lanternfly has been found for the first time in New York State. The insect, which has also been discovered in Pennsylvania and Delaware, is a potential threat to several important agricultural crops in New York, including grapes, apples, hops, and forest products

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While Act 44's new authorities for the PLCB were primarily driven by an interest in addressing so-called stop-n-gos in the Philadelphia area, the PLCB has established Licensee Compliance Program policies and procedures that will be followed uniformly across the commonwealth.

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The fascination with wine begins with the land, which year after year has the potential to produce something different and original from the same vineyard

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Some of the world's most traditional wineries can't resist a reboot.