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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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2010 Valley of the Moon Winery Sonoma Coast Chardonnay Released   February 8, 2012

Recently released, the 2010 Valley of the Moon Sonoma Coast Chardonnay’s full, forward aromas of baked apple, peach, vanilla and cream are immediate attention-getters.More>>

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MarketWatch: Emerald Wine Systems' New Dispenser Revolutionizes Wine by the Glass Sales throughout the World   February 8, 2012

From MarketWatch: Longtime Michigan wine maker Edward O'Keefe Jr., founder of the multiple award-winning Chateau Grand Traverse winery in Traverse City, today announced the launch of an innovative dispensing system for serving wine by the glass.More>>

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Washington Post: Wine Producers Want to Make Sure What’s on the Label Truly Reflects What’s in the Bottle   February 3, 2012

From The Washington Post: Napa Valley wine producers will go a long way to protect their good name, all the way to Thailand if necessary.More>>

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Reuters: Chardonnay Marks 100th Birthday of Growth in U.S.   February 1, 2012

From Reuters: Chardonnay, the world's most popular white wine, dates back centuries, but it owes much of its history in the United States to a winemaker who planted the grape in California 100 years ago. More>>

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Napa Valley Register: 2011 U.S. Wine Shipments rose 4.5%   January 30, 2012

From the Napa Valley Register: U.S. wine shipments were 345 million cases in 2011, up 4.5 percent over 2011. Of that, 210 million cases came from California (89 percent of U.S. production), 26 million from other states (11 percent of U.S. production) and 110 million cases were imports.More>>

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NPR: Moscato Madness: The Dessert Wine's Sweet Surge    January 30, 2012

From NPR: In the U.S., wine drinking has held its own during these hard economic times, and even grown in some unlikely corners. Moscato, for example, the Italian dessert wine, has gone from relative obscurity to the toast of the town. More>>

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Washington Post: Pinot and Pigskin Together at Last? Football Struts its Stuff in the Wine World   January 20, 2012

From The Washington Post: What pairs well with your couch, a bowl of popcorn and the Super Bowl? How about a wine with a genuine pigskin pedigree? More>>



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