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California, 15 other states hit export records in 2013
California and 15 other states set new records for export sales in 2013 with 10 additional states experiencing merchandise export growth, according to a new report Tuesday from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker…

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Obama serves Hollande ‘cheap’ US wine (See video below)
While former President George W. Bush once served former French President Nicholas Sarkozy a US$100 2004 Dominus Cabernet blend, Obama has been accused by the Washington Examiner of going down the Costco route….

U.S. wine consumption continues to grow
Americans Love for wine continues to grow, a recent survey shows…

Bringing the Wine Producer Home: WineTastings in Consumers’ Houses – a New Trend
It looks like a paradox: never in Italy have people drunk so little wine, and never has wine been a more successful topic for Italians to learn about. According the Italian wine association Assoenologi, the consumption of wine in Italy has declined from 29 gallons…

Opici Wines enters spirits category with new division: Market Street Spirits

Winter’s Effect on American and Midwest Vines

Americans Are Drinking More Italian Wines Than Italians

Fine Wine Prices Take an Unusual Fall

Sniff the Cap: The Drought Is Not Threatening California’s Wine Industry—at Least Not Yet

Robert Parker to start world tour in Beijing

Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Updates its Position on Gluten-Free Label Claims

Wine in supermarkets bill passes Tenn. House committee

Wine by mail passes first legislative hurdle in South Dakota

Washington Grape & Wine Convention Breaks Records

Wineries worry about proposed ‘at rest’ law for distributors

Supplier News

Allied Tube & Conduit Improved Vine Training System

Redwood Credit Union marks another record year

New Digital Press Provides New Label Printing Options to Northern Ca Wineries

Wine Spectator’s WineRatings+ App Now Available for iPad

Vicard Generation 7 Ergonum Casks Wins 2 International Awards for Innovation in Design & Safety

Maverick Produces 9 Billionth Capsule

The New Wine Enthusiast

VineView achieves 90+% success rate in aerial mapping of leafroll virus

JC Twist now locally produced in the U.S.A.

Amcor Not to Purchase Constar

Wright Global Graphics Invests $3 Million in New State-of-Art Equipment

Wine Science Forum – Reducing Oxygen Pick-up at Bottling

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Colbert, Musk and Hollande: Inside the State Dinner


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