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VinoPro to be Diamond Sponsor of the 2013 North Coast Wine Industry Expo
It was announced today that VinoPRO, a Direct-to-Consumer wine sales, marketing and technology company, has been named Diamond Sponsor of the 2013 North Coast Wine Industry Expo. Company will present session series on wine industry best practices…

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China to Double Wine Production Within 5 Years
Can China overtake Spain, France and Italy to become the world’s biggest wine producer? China will be the worlds biggest wine producer within five years, according to a leading light at Frances National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)…

Wine Country Critiques Revised Rules
Though the first real rain in recent memory may have kept a few folks away, about 50 vintners and residents of Santa Barbara Countys wine country still came to St. Marks of the Valley Church in Los Olivos on Wednesday night to listen to and comment on a revised set of proposed rules for a new winery ordinance…

California’s Initial Water Allocation Estimate For 2014: Just 5%
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Wednesday announced an initial allocation of 5% of requested deliveries to State Water Project (SWP) contractors in calendar year 2014. The initial allocation is a conservative estimate of what DWR expects it can deliver as a percentage of the total amount requested by the public water agencies that contract for SWP deliveries…

WA: Wine center will support a growing state industry

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San Joaquin Commission puts cork in wine-related moratorium

Massachusetts Consumers and AWCC Call for Comprehensive Direct Wine Shipping Law

Washington Wine grape crop crushes record

Wine industry survey provides 20yr forecast

World’s Oldest, Largest Wine Cellar Ever Discovered In Israel

Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) Announces Zinfandel Experience with New Format & Location

Taxpayer-Funded Propaganda to Show the “Evils” of Private Alcohol Sales

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