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Second large harvest drives financing demand
Wine industry lenders in the North Bay have seen another uptick in borrower demand in the latter half of 2013, driven in part by a need to process a harvest that appears to rival last years crop and a continuing trend of mergers and acquisitions throughout the industry, according to those lenders…

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Winners of first Wine Industry Awards named
Seventeen companies and professionals have been selected for North Bay Business Journals first Wine Industry Awards for significant contributions in getting wine from vine to consumer…

Napa Wines Named As “Objects That Made America”
Chateau Montelena’s surprise victory in the 1976 Judgment of Paris has helped the winery gather up a new accolade. Along with Napa’s other winner at the famed tasting, Stag’s Leap, Montelena’s victorious 1973 Chardonnay has been listed in “101 Objects That Made America,” compiled by the Smithsonian Institution…

China Poised to Overtake the U.S. Yet Again. This Time as the New Wine Country.
The Chinese love their vinos as well as imports from popular grape-growing areas like the U.S., France and Australia and they are becoming a force to be reckoned with in the wine industry…

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