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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>>

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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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Wine Spectator: Beam's Skinnygirl Brand Enters Wine Market    February 21, 2012

From Wine Spectator: One of the biggest drinks industry success stories in 2011 expands to wine next month. Skinnygirl will introduce three low-calorie California wines priced at $15 each. More>>

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MarketWatch: Celebrity Cruises Uncorks Full-bodied Onboard Wine Program   February 16, 2012

From MarketWatch: The exploration of wine, guided by knowledgeable sommeliers, is a hallmark of Celebrity Cruises' modern luxury vacation experience.More>>

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Business Journal: California Wine Production Drops 7%   February 13, 2012

From Sacramento Business Journal: California’s 2011 wine grape crush totaled 3.3 million tons, down 7 percent from 2010, according to a preliminary report by the state Department of Food and Agriculture. More>>



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