Daily Wine News: #SVBWine

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Rob McMillan of Silicon Valley Bank's Wine Division.

Silicon Valley Bank releases its annual State of the Wine Industry Report. Check out the press release and infographic for highlights.

Steve Heimoff congratulates Alder Yarrow on nine years of wine blogging.

“While Sonoma has the largest concentration of old vineyards in the state, they’re in danger of disappearing.” In the Mercury News, Elin McCoy profiles Morgan Twain-Peterson and his effort to save California’s historic vines.

Jordan Mackay worries that “the number of wizened, experienced wine directors still working on the floor is dwindling.”

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray brings attention to some fascinating new research from UC-Davis on Brettanomyces.

Elsewhere in Wine-Searcher, Donna Chisholm “unravels the story behind Kim Crawford, founder of America’s top-selling Kiwi wine.”

“I would like to propose another compromise to ease (not end) the war on the 100-pt system. Rather than use the score as a crutch, let’s try to make it into a walking boot.” From Kyle Schlachter, a thoughtful piece on the 100-point scale.

Mike Veseth follows up his recent post about how much choice wine drinkers have.

Americans are consuming less and less soda. And more and more wine.

Thanks largely to the Australian dollar’s rise against the U.S. dollar, Yellow Tail is losing money.

According to Tom Wark, the Zinfandel Advocates and Producers‘ annual Zinfandel Festival is “the most meaningful public wine tasting and most important gathering of wine producers in America.” The organizers of the International Pinot Noir Celebration might disagree.

In case you’re wondering how Lance Armstrong duped the World Anti Doping Agency, Alder Yarrow has the scoop!

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