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Reuters: Fine Wine Prices Plunge; Invest or Drink?   June 29, 2012

From Reuters: Some investors are hoping alternative assets like fine wines will net them better returns than those found in the stock and bond markets these days. Studies show that few wines will indeed outperform the S&P 500 over the long term, but the asset class also has great volatility.More>>

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MarketWatch: New Zealand 2012 Wine Grape Harvest Down 18%   June 26, 2012

From MarketWatch: New Zealand's wine grape harvest for the 2012 season fell 18% on the year due to the cool spring and summer, which may see the supply and demand balance swing back to favoring growers, New Zealand Wine said in a statement Friday.More>>

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MarketWatch: Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines Announces Three New Wine Brands   June 19, 2012

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Valley of the Moon News
Moon Port Brings Souzao Back into the Limelight   June 14, 2012

Almost 30 years ago, Souzao port was one of California’s most popular dessert wines was discontinued from production. Now, Valley of the Moon Winery brings back port from this rare grape with the release of the 2007 Valley of the Moon Late Bottled Vintage Port. More>>

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Discovery News: Taste Sensation: Underwater Wine   June 11, 2012

Discovery News: Does the sea hold the secret to truly great wines? To find out a trio of French wine lovers -- a vineyard manager, a barrel maker and an oyster farmer -- teamed up to test the myth, above and below water. More>>

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KEPRTV.com: Gallo Buys Two Longtime Washington Wine Brands   June 7, 2012

The Washington wine industry marked a new milestone with word Monday that the world's largest privately-owned winery has purchased two longtime Washington brands. E. & J. Gallo Winery announced the purchase of Columbia Winery and Covey Run Wine from Ascentia Wine Estates.More>>

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Eater.com: Sommeliers on What Sells, What Doesn't, and What They'd Buy With Unlimited Cash   June 6, 2012

From Eater.com: In honor of nothing in particular, Eater decided to take the temperature around the country — from down south in Atlanta and Austin to up north in Boston — to see what is flying off wine lists and what is stuck sleeping in the cellar. More>>

Kenwood Moscato Zacchera News
A Splash of Pure Pleasure    May 30, 2012

“Zacchera” means splash in Italian, and the 2011 Kenwood Moscato Zacchera is a splash of pure pleasure, showcasing sumptuous fruit, natural sweetness and lively balance. Kenwood Vineyards introduces an exciting new wine with release of the 2011 Kenwood California Moscato Zacchera.More>>

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Reuters: Sommeliers Take Stress, Guess Work Out Of Selecting Wines   May 30, 2012

Reuters: Can't chose between a Muscadet and Merlot? Confused by the latest Cabernets or shocked by the prices? Leading sommeliers around the globe can help to take the guess work out of selecting wines and the sting out of prices. Looking for bargains, comparative shopping, being open minded, and...More>>

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The Kansas City Star: Winery Gets Tasting Room In Revived Telegram Building    May 29, 2012

From The Kansas City Star: The West Bottom’s Telegram building once grandly looked out over herds of cattle in the Kansas City Stockyards. But over the years it had fallen into disrepair, some of its windows closed with cinderblocks, its two-story atrium covered over to make two more-functional...More>>



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