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Daily Archive: August 25, 2014

Wine Spectator: Earthquake Strikes Napa Valley

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake shook Napa Valley and Sonoma County awake early on Sunday morning, August 24, injuring at least 87 people and inflicting considerable damage on downtown Napa and nearby wineries, Wine Spectator reports. Continue reading →

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Bordeaux Legend Baroness Philippine de Rothschild Dies at 80

Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, owner of Bordeaux first-growth Château Mouton-Rothschild and a monumental figure in the wine industry, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, following complications from surgery. Continue reading →

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As Suitors Circle, TWE Chief Clarke Says His U.S. Acquisition Plan Has Support

While Treasury Wine Estates is widely expected to be acquired in the near future, TWE chief executive Michael Clarke says he too is on the acquisition hunt. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for August 25, 2014

•Domestic tax-paid beer volume declined 0.1% year-to-date through July, to 106 million barrels, according to an estimate by the Beer Institute. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 25, 2014

•Chandler, Arizona’s SanTan Brewing Co. is releasing its Oktoberfest Lager in cans this fall. Continue reading →

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