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Viticulture Research Roadshow Delivers Latest Grape Findings
Western Farm Press
Salinity, water use and drought tolerance took front row seats at this year's annual Viticultural Research Roadshow. "Do we want to save our soils or save our water?" was the rhetorical question posed by Mark Battany, University of California viticulture and soils farm adviser with San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties.
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Cottonwood Consent Agenda Points to Impact of Wine Industry
Verde Independent
The consent agenda of the Cottonwood City Council meeting recently showed how significant the wine and liquor industry has become to the city and especially Old Town.
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Old Buildings, New Uses: Phoenix Preserves History
The Arizona Republic
Phoenix established its adaptive reuse program in 2008 to help streamline the process of renovating existing buildings for new business uses. Since then, more than 100 successful adaptive-reuse projects have sprung up across the city.
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France not happy about '.wine' domain
CNBC
The planned launch of a ".wine" and ".vin" Internet domain names has been virulently criticized in the European Union — especially France, which has gone on the offensive.

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Arizona Grape-Wine Industries Gain Respect
Western Farm Press
Arizona's youthful grape and wine industries are gaining favor quickly, with advantages like affordable land and available water leading to growers' and winemakers' success.

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How the State's Wine Industry Is Blooming
Arizona Public Media
The first winery in Arizona was established in 1973, and the industry took off in the 1990s, with geography and climate as contributors to its continuing growth.

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Should More Producers Do Without Wine Consultants?
Wine-Searcher
A forthcoming court case between a wine consultant and one of his employers leads one industry veteran to question the role of a wine consultant in today's business model.
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The Link Between Corporate Security and Wine
Inc.
As a software engineer at Apple and as an investment strategist at Goldman Sachs, Alex Fishman made very good money, which he spent at some of the world's nicest restaurants. But one moment reliably brought dread: being handed the wine list. He set to work using the tools of his trade — technology — on the tech-averse wine industry.
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Price-Conscious Wine Drinkers Setting the Tone in US
just-drinks
Wine drinkers categorized as "price-driven" narrowly account for the highest proportion of consumers in the U.S., according to latest studies by Constellation Brands.
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How to Make Mulch from Wine Corks
Crafting a Green World
Do you have an extra stash of wine corks? Put them to good use as mulch (provided they are natural cork). Here's how.
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Breakthrough: First Wine Yeast to Naturally Produce Lower-Alcohol Wines
DBR
The result of collaborative research by Lallemand Oenology and the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, in Montpellier, France, a new, non-GMO Saccharomyces cerevisiae wine yeast is capable of producing lower alcohol levels in wine and with no production of undesirable compounds.
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French Winemakers Lead the Field in Decanter World Wine Awards
Decanter
French winemakers have reasserted their authority on the wine world by scooping some of the most coveted trophies at the annual Decanter World Wine Awards ceremony, with South Africa, Canada, the U.S. and British supermarket chains also scoring notable successes.
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