|June 19, 2015||TOP NEWS
CA Wine Industry the Big Winner in PD/GWSS Referendum (PDF)
Rise of ‘unclear’ branded blogs and vlogs sparks probe into fake online reviews
$6.5 Million in Grant Funding to Help Relieve Drought in California
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New Chinese and Australia free trade agreement could benefit the wine trade
China-Australia trade agreement a compromised victory
Markham wins wine production increase
WineSpirit Seminar explores grape-growing methods
California’s Drought Delivering Tastier Wine In Napa Valley
Calif Dominates The Craft Beer World
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What’s blamed for California’s drought? Basically everything
Water wars in California’s coastal wine country
Water Supplies ’Alarmingly Low’
California Drought: NOAA 2014 Service Assessment (PDF)
The tragedy of California’s bureaucrat-made drought
This Drought May Be Having Some Very Weird Side Effects
Castle Brands To Join Russell 3000 Index
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INVESTING IN WINE, COLLECTING & AUCTIONS
Liv-ex: Value in the middle?
How broad is the price variation between the cheapest and most expensive vintages in Bordeaux?
Bordeaux 2015: Medoc chateaux dare to dream after ‘perfect’ flowering
Champagne shines at London sale
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ALCOHOL, HEALTH, AND THE FRENCH PARADOX
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What are the effects of wine on heart health?
Do airlines limit how many drinks I can have on a flight?
REGULATION & LEGAL MATTERS
Reason Over Emotion in the Wine Industry
INDUSTRY DATA & TRENDS
The Wine Curmudgeon as hipster: Dude, he likes rose
The 2014 California Winegrape Variety Awards and Useless Winegrape Market Trivia
WINE SELECTION AND RECOMMENDATION
A Wine List for the Instagram Age
MARKETING & SALES
3 ways men and women respond differently to marketing
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TRADE SHOWS & CONFERENCES
Vinexpo 2017 show to drop to four days
SOCIAL MEDIA & TECH
Social Media Hacks You Can Implement Right Now
Why Is The Hundred Point System Back In The News—Again??
’Blackout’: A deep, dark-humored drinking memoir
MATTERS OF TASTE
The Not-So-Pink Plight of Natural Rosť
Standardized tasting: Could wine be like Thai food?
Today’s News, Seen Through The Lens Of A Wine Glass
The intriguing scents and business of mixing liqueur, wine, perfume
Mathematics, spaghetti alla carbonara and you
Waste to wealth: the hidden potential of waste from fruit
What’s with Motherhood and Wine?
The rise of gastronomic rosť
Guys are no longer ashamed to down a bottle of rosť with their bros
What’s wrong with Portuguese wines, and how estates have put it right
Keeping an Eye on Bobal: Valencia’s indigenous red grape
White Zinfandel’s accidental origins
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Lunch With Miriam Rothschild
From fatal diagnosis to family winery: That’s Matt De Fina’s life
Inspiring Independents: Lancaster Wine Company
Developing appellations in emerging regions
Southern isle: Sicily charms the wine trade
NORTH AMERICAN REGIONAL WINE NEWS
B.C. Eyes New Wine Appellation Rules
3 decades later, Columbia Valley still defines Washington wine
WSU, Wine Commission celebrate new science center with industry
AG, GROWER & CELLAR NEWS
An extended bloom season for Napa Valley grapes
Grapes: Latest on weather stations, nematode control, SJV wine varieties
FMC’s RHYME Fungicide Labeled In California And Arizona
EUROPE & THE UK
New Grapes in Bordeaux’s Wines?
UK: ONS statistics show retail’s sustained growth in volume, but ongoing declines in value for May
English wine is like New Zealand in the 1980s
English wine centre to be built
Kiwi wineries in organic experiment
OZ: Misinformation about wine-tax reform
NOT JUST FOR THE TRADE
Wine Pros are the best resource for humor
CA State Fair seal helps olive-oil consumers distinguish which are truly extra-virgin
CRAFT BEVERAGES: BEER, CIDER, WINE & SPIRITS
Learn About the Business of Starting a Craft Brewery or Distillery
Rabobank Spirits Quarterly Q3: Is It Happy Hour Yet?
The diversity of Europe’s ‘colourful’ beer market could be the key to its success
How glocalisation is working for vodka
What’s next for fruit cider?
Hard Cider in Hudson Valley – An Empire State of Mind
How good is American sake? The 2015 update