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The Guardian: Champagne Giants Eye up England as Sparkling Wines Win Praise Worldwide   April 16, 2012

From The Guardian: Mike Roberts should be a happy man. His Ridgeview vineyard nestling at the foot of the South Downs is producing award-winning sparkling wines that regularly best the finest champagnes in international competitions. Business is booming. More>>

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Reuters: Constellation Brands Forecast Weak; Shares Slump   April 6, 2012

Constellation Brands Inc (STZ.N) forecast earnings for its current fiscal year well below Wall Street estimates, as it spends more to market new wines, sending its shares down as much as 13.9 percent and making it the top loser on the New York Stock Exchange. More>>

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Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Annual Convention Returns to Las Vegas   March 27, 2012

Nearly 2,000 attendees are expected for the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) 69th Annual Convention & Exposition. More>>

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Ultimate Wine Challenge Announces 2012 Judges   March 27, 2012

Fourteen of the world’s foremost wine authorities are gathering at New York’s Astor Center April 24-27 to rate the world’s finest red, rosé, white, fortified, sparkling wines and sakes at Ultimate Beverage Challenge’s 2012 Ultimate Wine Challenge. More>>

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MarketWatch: Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois Announces Establishment of New Wine Education Class   March 18, 2012

From MarketWatch: Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois (SWS-IL), a division of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., today announced the establishment of a new wine curriculum designed exclusively for beverage and hospitality professionals entitled From Grapes to Glass.More>>

Valley of the Moon News
2009 Valley of the Moon Sonoma County Sangiovese Newly Released   March 2, 2012

Valley of the Moon Winery always has made Sangiovese as a blend, and the newly released 2009 Valley of the Moon Sonoma County Sangiovese shows just how tasty that blend can be.More>>

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Shanken News Daily: Beam Extending Skinnygirl With New Cocktails, Vodkas   February 28, 2012

From Shanken News Daily: Beam Inc.’s low-calorie Skinnygirl cocktail brand — which reached 586,000 cases on growth of nearly 300% last year — unveiled a line of wines earlier this month. More>>

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Korbel Celebrates Female Friendships with Annual Contest   February 28, 2012

Having been a part of life’s most memorable toasting occasions for 130 years, Korbel California Champagne encourages women to submit a special toast with their friends for a chance to win an ultimate girl’s getaway to the Korbel Winery. More>>

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Deadline Extended for Inaugural U.S. National Wine Competition   February 24, 2012

The Vineyard & Winery Management Group has announced that entries for the inaugural U.S. National Wine Competition will be accepted until March 19.More>>

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MarketWatch: 2011 U.S. Wine Exports, 90 Percent from California, Reach New Record of $1.4 Billion   February 21, 2012

From MarketWatch: U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached a new record of $1.39 billion in winery revenues in 2011, an increase of 21.7% compared to 2010. More>>



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