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Seattle PI: Research Shows 35% of Older Millennials Drink Wine at Least Once a Month    May 1, 2012

From Seattle PI: More Millennials than ever before are drinking wine at least once a month, according to new research presented by Invictus Marketing, a Napa based interactive marketing agency. More>>

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Detroit Free Press: Alabama Bans Michigan's Dirty Bastard beer over name   April 23, 2012

From the Detroit Free Press: You can buy Fat Bastard wine in Alabama, but you'll have to go elsewhere for Dirty Bastard beer. The state alcoholic beverage control agency said Thursday it has banned the sale of Dirty Bastard beer in the state because of the profanity on its label. More>>

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MarketingWeek: Pernod Ricard to Launch Wine Cocktails   April 23, 2012

From MarketingWeek: Pernod Ricard UK is to launch a range of Jacob’s Creek tennis-themed wine cocktails this summer, its latest bid to expand the wine category amid declining sales.More>>

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MarketWatch: Silicon Valley Bank Forecasts 7 to 11% Growth in U.S. Fine Wine Sales   April 20, 2012

From MarketWatch: Silicon Valley Bank, a leading provider of commercial banking services to the wine industry, released its Annual State of the Wine Industry Report for 2012-2013. More>>

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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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