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What’s Shaking in the Wine World


Coombsville AVAWhat’s been going on in the wine world lately? Here’s a small collection of some articles worth checking out.

Coombsville becomes Napa’s 16th appellation
The Coombsville Vintners & Growers group is celebrating because the federal government has approved the eastern Napa region as the valley’s newest sub-appellation.

What rising memperatures may mean for world’s wine industry
Warming temperatures associated with climate change are already affecting vineyards from France to Chile, often in beneficial ways. But as the world continues to warm, some traditional winemaking regions are scrambling to adapt, while other areas see themselves as new wine frontiers.

Gallo Winery gets AVA expansion
All it took was “Money and time,” said winemaker Merry Edwards, describing the denouement of her lengthy and ultimately unsuccessful fight to prevent expansion of the Russian River Valley viticultural area.

Bitter taste when smoke gets in your vines
Scientists have identified more than 20 chemicals that make smoke-tainted wine taste like leather, disinfectant and other unpalatable flavours in a new research project that aims to limit the damage to the wine industry caused by smoke.

N.J. Senate approves bill allowing wineries to sell directly to dealerss
The state Senate has approved a measure to allow wineries to sell directly to retailers, and to ship small amounts of wine to consumers by mail.

Judge won’t halt liquor privatization
A Cowlitz County judge on Wednesday rejected a request to temporarily halt an initiative to privatize state liquor sales while the courts decide whether it’s constitutional.


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