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Proposed Federal Budget Raises Concerns About Excise Taxes on Wine
When talks resume in January on the presidents 2014 budget proposal, there are some in the industry who fear that an excise tax increase on wine could be included as a means to add revenue to the federal coffers…

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Science Serves Up a Sulfur Substitute
Food scientists dish up findings that may offer a replacement for sulfur dioxide in wine. It can treat lead poisoning, clean grimy hair and help with acne; now, the process of chelation could provide a possible replacement for sulfur dioxide…

Chinese viticulture hampered by high costs
Viticultural conditions in China make fine wine production difficult and bulk wine production expensive, according to Li Demei, vice general secretary of the China Wine Association…

Biodynamic winemaker prosecuted for not treating vines with insecticide
Emmanuel Giboulot, a biodynamic winemaker in Beaune, has been threatened with a 30,000 fine and six months in prison for not treating his vines against the flavesence dorée disease…

Tweet by tweet, Napa wineries master social media

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Canadian outbids all for valuable Red Mountain vineyard land

Social media is “essential” for brands looking to break in to Chinese wine market

Wine industry seeks exemption from proposed food safety law

Indian wine industry to celebrate global exposure at French exhibition

$39,700 bottle of wine sets record


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