That climate change report? Let’s look at the facts

Instead of reading second- and third-hand accounts of that notorious National Academy of Sciences report on the impact of climate change on the world’s grape growing areas, let’s do something radical: look at the actual report itself, to see what it does–and doesn’t–say. I don’t know about you, but after…

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How Herbalife Was Drawn Into KPMG Insider Trading Inquiry

As part of a criminal complaint filed in court on Thursday, federal investigators detailed how the onetime KPMG executive, Scott I. London, improperly shared confidential information about Herbalife’s earnings.Source:http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/04/11/how-herbalife-was-drawn-into-kpmg-insider-trading-inquiry/DealBook» Food & Beverage

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NEWS FETCH – April 11, 2013

TOP NEWS ShipCompliant: NY Ruling Affects “Three Tier Element”, Not Producer Direct Are Advertisers the issue in New York? Central Valley fracking project under state investigation Argentina 2013 harvest: 20% bigger than 2012 Taxing Alcohol for Profit and Punishment Kurniawan’s Court Date Is Set CALIFORNIA BRIEFS Ridge opts for ingredient…

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Paso Robles Cabernet: a new age

My highest Cabernet scores are still heavily centered in Napa Valley and its sub-appellations, but I’ve been so impressed by how strong Paso Robles is coming on. Cabs from more established wineries, including Eberle, Vina Robles and J. Lohr, have developed a graceful, delicious elegance that used to be lacking…

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Texas Hill Country Wineries association grows to 36

Last week, the current 32 member wineries of the Texas Hill Country Wineries Association voted to add 3 new winery members and a second location tasting room for an existing member. This brings the total of association members to 36. Source: www.texaswinetrail.com texas-hill-country-wineries

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NEWS FETCH – April 10, 2013

TOP NEWS Bad News For ShipCompliant in New York State Time to Widen View of US Wine Scene Koch V. Greenberg: Plenty of Punches, No Knockout Blows Californian Sales Fall, US Consumption Up The time is now for comprehensive immigration reform Constellation Brands’ profit tops Street estimates CALIFORNIA BRIEFS Ag…

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Big Bad News For ShipCompliant in New York State

ShipCompliant’s MarketPlace platform violates New York  law, according to last night’s ruling from State Liquor Authority (SLA). The ruling, was issued in response to a special full board meeting on January 17, 2013 in which ShipCompliant requested a ruling to declare that its direct sales system was legal in New…

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These days, a man’s place is definitely in the kitchen

But it wasn’t always.  If you came of age before the era of Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay and Mario Batali, you might be surprised to learn that, until comparatively recently, men were considered genetically and temperamentally unfit to cook. That was certainly true when I was a little boy. Mom’s…

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Wine Dinner

The Farm Winery’s first winemaker dinner. 4-course dinner – entree pairing with 2009 Cardinal – recognized by Wine Spectator Nov 2012 as magazine’s highest-rated Paso Cabernet in a decade. http://www.ilcortileristorante.com/events/ Fed By: Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Upcoming Events

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