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Wednesday, December 12th

12/22/17

Those awaiting AVA approval hope new year will clear way for decisions

12/22/17

Over the space of three days, the show registered nearly 57,000 entries, representing a 5% improvement on the 2015 show.

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A promotional video has been launched to introduce the Consortium which represents several Italian food and wine companies to the Canadian market

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Gadke comes to Alpha Omega from a vice-president position at Bounty Hunter Rare Wines & Spirits, where he managed the buying team and ran the wine program during his 18-year stint.

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Liquor brands group bids farewell to cognac manufacturer to focus on other liquor categories such as brandy

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Earlier this year, University of California Santa Barbara's Ashley Larsen and University of British Columbia's Frederik Noack released an eight-year study on how crop diversity and other landscape features drive insecticide use.

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When it comes to deciding where to go wine tasting, location is the first and the second most important consideration before any specific wineries are considered, according to a new consumer survey.

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More than 85 percent of local hotel rooms were occupied last month, the result of increased demand for housing after more than 5,000 homes were lost in October wildfires.

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The Thomas Fire that's burned for more than two weeks northwest of Los Angeles is 60 percent contained. Firefighters used two days of calm conditions to build containment lines and set controlled fires to clear dry brush ahead of so-called sundowner winds expected to whip up Wednesday afternoon.

12/22/17

U.S. hop growers - virtually all in Washington, Idaho and Oregon - hit new records.

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Miami-based wholesaler Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits (SGWS) has been fined a record US$3.5 million by New York's State Liquor Authority (SLA) for engaging in "pay to play" schemes to win business, with the violations uncovered described as "truly staggering" by one official.

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It is, ultimately, an excellent time to be an adventurous drinker, particularly when the momentum of lesser-known grapes is being driven by small- and medium-sized wineries. It's the convergence of two significant trends with the bandwidth to sustain lasting impact: drinking "locally," and supporting small businesses.

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Reduced-calorie wines can save you even more calories, perhaps enough to earn a few bites of cheese or chocolate. Of course, you have also ask yourself: Are you actually enjoying it?

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New paper from the Journal of Wine Economics analyses the impact of leaving the EU on wine consumption and costs. Price of wine is already at a record high thanks to the pound's post-referendum depreciation.

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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is suspending dividend payments to shareholders out of concern for any finding of financial liability in Northern California's devastating wildfires, the San Francisco-based utility said Wednesday.

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It should come as no surprise to anyone that for women working in the alcohol beverage space, sexism and harassment have been an intrinsic part of our education in and experience of the world in which we have built our careers.

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The report showed Americans' spending is increasingly coming at the expense of storing up funds. The saving rate fell to 2.9 percent in November

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Ontario VQA wineries prepare for three weekends of Icewine festivities in January

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The tax package, the largest such overhaul since the 1980s, slashes the corporate rate from 35 percent to 21 percent and temporarily reduces the tax burden for most individuals as well

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California Ag Today recently had an exclusive interview with Fred Franzia the CEO and co-founder of one of the biggest wineries in the nation, Franzia Winery, which is the maker of the famous Two Buck Chuck sold in Trader Joe's. We asked him how it all started.

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With more discrete wines at their disposal, Champagne producers have more tools for improving their blends. But these microvinifications also give winemakers the opportunity to highlight a truly distinctive wine by bottling it separately.

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"While the overall wine category continues to grow, sparkling wine is showing some of the strongest growth rates," says Eric Hemer. "Not surprisingly, sparkling sales are strongest in the fourth quarter driven by holiday celebrations and gift-giving"

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They conspired to replace chicha with clean, healthy beer

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The vagueness about withholding is one of the casualties of Republicans' rush to push their plan through