Joel Vincent

Technology. Wine. Family. (maybe not in that order)

JuiceCowboy’s Wine News Roundup

Legal Wranglings:

Challenging the Ban on Online Wine (NPR’s Justice Talking)
Group says looser rules will make better wine (Modesto Bee, By Tim Moran)
Rare wine worth $100,000 stolen (Australian Associated Press)

Market Reports & Analysis:

Bordeaux exports plummet   (decanter.com, By Oliver Styles)
Bordeaux wine exports sink in 2004   (Agence France-Presse)
Vintage opportunity for Swiss wine   (BeverageDaily.com, By Kim Hunter Gordon)
Winemakers, Growers Fight Over ‘Hang Time’ (Los Angeles Times, By Jerry Hirsch) (Ed. Note: Free Registration Required)

Acquisitions & Investments:
Constellation to boost Mondavi production (Press Democrat, By Bob Norberg)
Wine, currency drive Constellation Q3   (CBS.MarketWatch.com, By William Spain)Partners Who Put the Sparkle in Perrier Launch Dutcher Crossing Winery (Business Wire)
Partnership Behind Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Launches New Sicilian Wines (PR Newswire)
Gunns eyes historic property for wine venture (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. Strengthens Wine Expertise in New York Market (PR Newswire)
Kendall-Jackson closing winery (Press Democrat, By Bob Norberg)

Other News:

California beckons Montana viticulturist (The Marlborough Express, By Ken Muir — New Zealand)

Winebuys.com Becomes First Major Online Wine Retailer to Offer Everyday Free Shipping (Business Wire)

WineBid.Com(R) Doubles Auctions in 2005 (PR Newswire)
Up and Down the Wine Roads (St. Helena Star, By George Starke)

Vine Connoisseurs (Los Angeles Times, By Jerry Hirsch) (Ed. Note: Free Registration Required)

Upcoming Meritage Association Summit Asks “How to Sell More Wine” (Business Wire)

Brown-Forman appoints wine sourcing boss   (just-drinks.com) (Ed. Note: Paid Subscription After 1 Day)

Enjoy the Wine Life!
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