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06/28/16

The money helped cover a funding gap that would have delayed construction of Ortiz Plaza, a 30-unit complex for farmworkers west of Larkfield. Federal, state and local agencies have provided $11 million for the project. Rents will be capped at 30 percent of families' incomes. Farmworkers spend about half of their estimated $18,000 to $22,000 annual income on housing

06/28/16

Riboli Family Wine Estates, whose founding winery, San Antonio Winery was established in 1917, is proud to announce its continuing commitment to the world-class Paso Robles wine region with the grand opening of its new state of the art production facility committed to environmental stewardship. The winery is designed for crafting premium wines using sustainable techniques that conserve energy and water, and reduce waste.

06/28/16

McLane Co., the mammoth food and drinks distributor owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, has filed a federal lawsuit in Austin claiming that the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) is unfairly barring it from distributing beverage alcohol in the Lone Star State

06/28/16

Temple-based McLane Co., a $48 billion-a-year wholesale distributor of food and beverages, and the Texas Association of Business on Monday filed a lawsuit in Austin against the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and its four commissioners

06/28/16

Suit Seeks Fair, Consistent and Legal Application of Tied-House Provisions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code

06/28/16

Can a wine made in Georgia use 'Napa Valley' if that's where the grapes were grown?

06/28/16

Local officials have called for parts of Beaujolais to be declared a disaster zone after fierce hail storms severely damaged several vineards in the area

06/28/16

The public comment period will close July 11, 2016

06/28/16

I certainly do not have any objection to formal education. What I object to is the glorification and misrepresentation of that formal education

06/28/16

As the only international sustainable winegrowing award of its kind, BRIT honors wine organizations that demonstrate a commitment to the environmental, economic, and social aspects of winegrowing.

06/28/16

Rich and Leslie Frank, owners of Frank Family Vineyards, are thrilled to welcome wine industry veteran Chris Vyenielo as vice president of national sales. Vyenielo will oversee Frank Family Vineyards' sales and distribution in the United States as well as Mexico, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and Central America.

06/28/16

Pacific Highway Wines & Spirits announces the appointment of Angela Slade as Vice President, Brand Strategy and Communications for its growing operations.

06/28/16

Lustau, a leading producer of Sherries and Brandies from Jerez, announces the appointment of Sergio Martínez to succeed Manuel Lozano as Cellar Master and head of Lustau's winemaking team. After 13 years working side by side with Manuel Lozano, Sergio Martinez takes on this important role following the recent passing of his mentor.

06/28/16

Vintage Nurseries, North America's largest grapevine nursery, welcomed over 100 of its grower clients to an invitation-only "Growers First Day" luncheon and facilities tour. The mid-week event at Vintage's Wasco, California headquarters attracted guests from many well-known wine, table and raisin grape vineyards across California.

06/28/16

After a successful collaborative Rosé campaign with 25 New Zealand wineries earlier this year, the duo behind Sip NZ Wine has now launched Sip Marketing, a wine marketing company.

06/28/16

One Washington grape grower has found a few grapes turning purple in the Horse Heaven Hills - a full week ahead of last year's historically early vintage.

06/28/16

Irrigators in Southwestern Idaho and a small part of Eastern Oregon who get their water from the Boise Project Board of Control are looking at a good water year.

06/28/16

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency, freeing up money and resources to fight the fire and to clean up in the aftermath. The Federal Emergency Management Agency also authorized the use of funds for firefighting efforts.

06/28/16

Following the UK's decision to leave the EU it has appeared that Australian winemakers could be the unlikely beneficiaries.

06/28/16

db rounds up the new trends identified as coming from Chile, as identified by Peter Richards MW and CYT's winemaker, Marcelo Papa at a recent Wines of Chile briefing.

06/28/16

A bar in Oklahoma has found itself in hot water after police discovered they had been infusing vodka with bacon.

06/28/16

While it's the blue dye that gives the wine its signature hue, the coloring is all natural. The blue dye is made from a naturally occurring pigment found in grape skin, anthocyanin, as well as indigo, which is another all-natural dye extracted from plants.

06/28/16

"These aren't going to be in the European mould where you can have a bowl of pasta and bottle of wine ..."

06/28/16

Britain's decision to leave the European Union has left many on the continent aghast

06/28/16

As the UK voted to leave the European Union last week, there were bound to be some winners and losers on the London stock exchanges

06/28/16

Obama has taken credit for his administration's deferred-action program. But legally speaking, this challenge was about something else

06/28/16

The use of UV-C light has been shown to increase grapes' production of stilbenoids. Some of these phenolic compounds have been associated with natural disease resistance ...