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Wednesday, December 6th

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Dairy, egg and poultry producers worry about impact of interprovincial trade

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On December 6 and 7, the Supreme Court of Canada will begin hearing the Gérard Comeau case. The CVA is an intervenor in the Comeau case, and sees this case as the best chance for tearing down barriers to trade and allowing direct-to-consumer shipping of Canadian wines. "This is essential. Opening the direct-to-consumer channel will provide greater choice for the consumer, support the growth of the Canadian wine industry, create jobs and stimulate economic growth. It will increase sales for every winery in Canada and bring our industry into the 21st century"

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Rhonda Carano, co-founder of Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery alongside her late husband Don Carano, assumes the position of Senior Executive Officer and Manager for the Ferrari-Carano family of brands. Don Carano passed away on October 3, 2017

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Paige, 55, steps aside at the end of the year in order to focus on his new vineyard-based brand in the North Willamette Valley.

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Gallo Receives Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award and is Ranked #14 in the Nation

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.. will take a scientific look at the 2017 growing season in Napa and discuss the impact on vineyard performance ... review the effect of climate on plant development and discuss how this influenced vine and fruit physiology. The Napa Vintage Report will showcase a novel analysis of ripening dynamics that will shed light on berry chemical changes and the effect of harvest timing on wine composition. The event's scientific presentations will also touch on different color extraction techniques and the corresponding effects on wine composition

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the fair organiser's first exhibition in the Americas since 2002.

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The members of the Paso Robles Chapter of the Rhone Rangers invite the public to join them on Feb 18 when some of America's leading producers of Rhone varietals explore what makes Paso Robles ideal for these great grapes and wines.

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If you've followed the alcohol industry for any length of time, you know that large distributors are continuing to consolidate every year. In the past, consolidations led to small producers getting dropped, independent retailers having less diversity to choose from, and consumers becoming frustrated by the lack of options. Now, for the first time in history, the little guys have reason to be hopeful.

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The full list of leaders is now available online

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As federal tax-reform bills head to a House-Senate conference committee, California farmers and ranchers say they may not gain as much as they had hoped from the package of tax cuts and other changes to tax law.

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"It's been my privilege to serve as an officer of the California Farm Bureau Federation for the last 20 years-the last eight as president. I originally got involved in Farm Bureau because I recognized that if we California farmers and ranchers don't make agricultural advocacy a part of our business plan, someone else who doesn't know or appreciate the unique challenges agricultural producers face will have significant impact on the future of our farms."

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Growers who attend the 2018 EcoFarm Conference in California in January can expect such subject matter as crop planning, plant and soil nutrition, and other production and marketing subjects.

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A hushed up case of alleged wine fraud in France gets Oliver Styles thinking about the bigger picture.

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The new USDA undersecretary for trade has visited India, Brazil, Colombia and Panama in the last six weeks to increase opportunities for U.S. exports and imports.

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The California Supreme Court says the state's water conservation districts don't need voter approval for fees intended to conserve groundwater

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Groundwater districts report they are about half way toward meeting a goal of installing flow meters on wells throughout the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer.

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A dispute over the expansion of Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument must be resolved by Jan. 15 or litigation will resume.

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SJV water imbalance: Problems can't be solved farm-by-farm - Urban-rural partnerships will be key, says Alvar Escriva-Bou.

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The Almond Board of California (ABC) will sink $4.8 million into 60-plus independent, third-party research projects designed to formulate the next generation of farming practices for the famous tree nut.

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UK wine merchant Berkmann Wine Cellars has announced it has expanded its North American portfolio, becoming the exclusive agent for three wineries: two Californian and one Canadian.

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The Drinks Business is now accepting entries for the inaugural Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris Masters ahead of the extended deadline.

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The company told Fortune it plans to expand that into wine delivery-single servings and full bottles-in January. The beer and wine will be delivered in a custom cooler to ensure those six packs are ready to drink. Pizza Hut customers can now get cold beer delivered alongside their food order. The Yum Brands company started Tuesday testing beer delivery in Phoenix.

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Now that the era of 'nouveau' Beaujolais has passed in popularity, the world is tuning into the vinous jewels produced in this region of France: Crus du Beaujolais wines age well, brim with flavor and are not sold freshly fermented.

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Visionary newspaper reporter-turned-vintner made Russian River Valley's first single-vineyard Pinot Noir

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Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. is pulling up roots on Main & Vine, its experimental premium grocery

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"About 20 years ago I staged a test. I put a bottle of a fine young Napa Valley cabernet in the trunk of my car and left it there for five weeks during the hottest weeks of summer. Then I pulled the wine out of the trunk and placed it alongside another bottle of the same wine that had been resting on its side in a cool location unmoved, undisturbed from its 60-degree home."

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Why seeking certainty in wine is a fool's errand

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The blaze has consumed 50,500 acres on its journey to the ocean. The 101 remains open, but authorities warned drivers to be cautious traveling through the area.

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti had a strong message for residents living near the fast-moving Creek fire above Sylmar and Lake View Terrace: Be ready to go.

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More than 27,000 people have been evacuated and one firefighter was injured in Ventura County.

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Fantesca Proprietress Susan Hoff matched the winery's initial contribution with an additional $5,000 matching donation available through her nonprofit work with the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation in which she has served on the board of trustees since 2015

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Felix is the nickname for the Fermentation Intelligence Logic Control System (Filcs), software Palmaz engineered to analyze and, eventually, help micromanage the vineyard's 36 winemaking tanks. Using technology developed by the petroleum industry, Felix gathers data 10 times a second from temperature and density sensors in the tanks and uses an extensively tested algorithm to adjust settings to maintain equilibriu

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Lindeman's Bin series wines have re-launched in the United States with labels designed by acclaimed Australian artist David Bromley, whose whimsical paintings pair well with winemaker Wayne Falkenberg's approachable wines enjoyed in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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The classic sparkling wine that has rung in countless new years with a bang may have more to its bubbles. Champagne is notable for its iconic cork popping, but the bubble acoustics also play a key role in determining how expensive that bottle should be.

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"Our idea is that you'd have a device like an aerator," explained Professor Mark Shiflett, leader of the investigation. "And it would be inexpensive. When you're at the cash register you'd have these devices for sale. They'd be a dollar or less. You'd buy a handful. With every one sold, KU would get a fee back."