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Miami Beach Commissioner Thinks City Street Signs Are Too "Negative"

Miami Beach Commissioner Thinks City Street Signs Are Too "Negative" | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco is on a mission to eliminate negativity from city signs.
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E. & J. Gallo Purchases Wine Brand Orin Swift Cellars | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator

E. & J. Gallo Purchases Wine Brand Orin Swift Cellars | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
Phinney described the opportunity to partner with the Gallo family as working with some of his wine heroes and make wine not restricted by grape or facility limitations. "I'm in the wine business—like so many people—because of the Gallos," he explained. "Together, we're going to make it better. This is going to be Orin Swift, no holds barred."
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Lauren Conrad Shows Us How to Throw an Elegant Picnic

Lauren Conrad Shows Us How to Throw an Elegant Picnic | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
Lauren Conrad, Us Weekly’s guest entertaining editor, demonstrates how to pack for a picnic with ecofriendly plates and carriers
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Direct-to-Consumer Shipments Near $2 Billio

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Vineyard Branding Is Key to Connections

Vineyard Branding Is Key to Connections | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
 
One of the vineyard-designate wines produced from a vineyard owned by Dick Shea in Oregon. Shea will be one of the speakers on a panel examining the brand value of vineyards.

Portland, Ore.—The emergence of single-vineyard wines often coincides with winegrowers identifying characters that help their region stand apart from the rest.
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Wine Enthusiast's 2015 Wine Star Award Winners

Wine Enthusiast's 2015 Wine Star Award Winners | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
Our annual awards for the innovators, executives and movers and shakers in the wine industry. - Page 14
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E. & J. Gallo Announces Purchase of Talbott Vineyards

E. & J. Gallo Announces Purchase of Talbott Vineyards | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
Wine Industry News for Aug 25, 2015
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Lodi Wine Harvest a Bit Early and Light

Lodi Wine Harvest a Bit Early and Light | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
 
Clusters of old-vine Zinfandel undergo véraison in early July in Marian’s Vineyard, located south of the city of Lodi. (Source: Lodi Native/Facebook)

Lodi, Calif.—The coming wine grape harvest in California’s Lodi AVA looks to be slightly early and about average in quantity, according to growers there.
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E. & J. Gallo Announces Purchase of Historic Sonoma County Winery

E. & J. Gallo Announces Purchase of Historic Sonoma County Winery | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
Wine Industry News for Jul 20, 2015
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Gallo, Barefoot Dominate Off-Premise Sales

Gallo, Barefoot Dominate Off-Premise Sales | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
 


San Rafael, Calif.—E. & J. Gallo Winery and Constellation Brands own half of the wine brands on the list of top 20 labels sold off-premise. The same two companies also account for almost half of the nearly $4 billion in sales by the top 20 brands. (Click here for the full list.)

The top 20 off-premise wine brands generate $3.89 billion in sales, which is about 41% of the entire off-premise market, as measured by IRI, the Chicago, Ill.-based market-research firm. Five companies with more
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Packaging Innovations Abound As Winemakers Look To Tap New Audiences - Shanken News Daily

Intent on targeting a wider range of drinking occasions and demographic groups, wine marketers are increasingly looking beyond the traditional glass bottle when it comes to packaging their wares. Single-serve wine offerings are becoming popular within outdoor and sporting event … Continue reading →
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Domestic Sparklers Thriving, As Barefoot Bubbly Races Toward Top Of Category - Shanken News Daily

Domestic Sparklers Thriving, As Barefoot Bubbly Races Toward Top Of Category - Shanken News Daily | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
While imports have driven much of sparkling wine’s U.S. growth lately, domestic offerings are also flourishing, increasing 7% to 9.35 million cases in 2014, with their total about 2 million cases higher than the import segment. Seven of the top … Continue reading →
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2014 California Wine Sales Grow 4.4% by Volume and 6.7% by Value in the U.S. - The Wine Institute

2014 California Wine Sales Grow 4.4% by Volume and 6.7% by Value in the U.S. - The Wine Institute | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
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Wine Review Online

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Wine Review Online is the web platform for top U.S. wine journalists: Mary Ewing-Mulligan, Robert Whitley, Michael Franz, Linda Murphy, Ed McCarthy, Michael Apstein, Paul Lukacs, Marguerite Thomas, Rebecca Murphy, James Tidwell, Wilfred Wong and Rich Cook.
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E. & J. Gallo Purchases Wine Brand Orin Swift Cellars | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator

E. & J. Gallo Purchases Wine Brand Orin Swift Cellars | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
Today, E. & J. Gallo announced that it has acquired Phinney's company, Orin Swift Cellars.
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Never Before, Never Again: Scarcity And Subtext At The Sonoma Barrel Auction

Never Before, Never Again: Scarcity And Subtext At The Sonoma Barrel Auction | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
Last week's Sonoma County Barrel Auction was all about scarcity and subtext. Here are five wine highlights, and five wines to take home.
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Day 5: 2013 Apothic Red — Blue Collar Wine Guide: An Experiment — Medium

Day 5: 2013 Apothic Red - Blue Collar Wine Guide: An Experiment - Medium
That pretty much tells you what you’re going to get, and it’s true
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Historically strong El Nino may only last a season, forecasters say

Historically strong El Nino may only last a season, forecasters say | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
this winter’s El Nino could rank among the three strongest since 1950
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New law gives more freedom to California alcohol producers on social media - Inside Scoop SF

New law gives more freedom to California alcohol producers on social media - Inside Scoop SF | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
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Auction of Washington Wines raises record $2.5 million

The 28th annual Auction of Washington Wines brought in $2.5 million to help with uncompensated care at Seattle Children's Hospital and Washington State University's viticulture and enology program.
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Tales of the Cocktail 2015: Miami Takeover in New Orleans

Tales of the Cocktail 2015: Miami Takeover in New Orleans | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
Another Tales of the Cocktail is over, and Miami bartenders and spirits professionals are back in town after spending nearly a week in the Big Easy drinking, eating, learning, and networking. This year's Tales of the Cocktail had a large Miami contingent, with dozens of South Florida's finest taking part...
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MacMurray Estate Vineyards 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Gris - A Pinot Grigio For The Haters | VinePair

MacMurray Estate Vineyards 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Gris - A Pinot Grigio For The Haters | VinePair | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
Pinot Grigio can be polarizing and it has many haters, but this Pinot Grigio will cool even the hottest hater's hate.
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Gallo Acquires Napa Valley Vineyards

Gallo Acquires Napa Valley Vineyards | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
MODESTO, Calif., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- An affiliate of E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) announced today...
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