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03/02/15

The move to dismantle the state monopoly on the sale of beer, wine and liquor that passed the state House on Thursday took shape amid a flurry of lobbying by beer companies, grocery stores, big-box retailers and other groups that have poured a combined $10.5 million into efforts to influence lawmakers since mid-2012

03/02/15

As the premiere resource for wine industry education on the California Central Coast, the producers of the WiVi Wine Industry Conference & Tradeshow continually strive to enhance the opportunities it provides. Recognizing the importance of trials for winemakers, WiVi has selected eight Central Coast winemakers to share their experiences at the all new Trials Tasting to be held at the WiVi Tradeshow on March, 18, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

03/02/15

as well as two panels of experts focusing on how wine producers can get wine to market and get noticed ...

03/02/15

Agriculture officials detail signs of infestation and how to control it

03/02/15

Hundreds of property owners across California's Central Valley and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are scrambling to prove they have a right to divert water from the region's streams, the result of a state order that comes due in just four days

03/02/15

In part two of our interview with Marc Goodrich, the Excelsior Wines president reveals the company's altered approach on new products and his ambitious growth plan

03/02/15

Jon has spent the last eight years as the Wine Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, where his work covering wine and spirits has earned him numerous accolades

03/02/15

Three wine-producing valleys are close together in the Bay Area's coastal hills - world-famous Napa and Sonoma valleys and smaller Suisun Valley with big wine country dreams.

03/02/15

National Top Ten Newspaper Group celebrates new Sunday Wine, Food & Travel Section "Eat, Drink, Play" by partnering with twice-annual wine lovers' marketplace Major media market relationship boosts Bay Area wine audience

03/02/15

As for a motive? "I would just be guessing," Henry said. "I can't imagine selling them for scrap metal would get that much money."

03/02/15

Another facet of that romantic image sees quality coming from small estates, with corporate ownership the enemy of individuality

03/02/15

Part business event, part social event, part carnival, the masquerade party - now in its fourth year - drew guests in all manner of attire, from corsets to masks to cocktail dresses for an evening of wine, visual delights, dancing and risque fun. The vintners' association is a nonprofit trade group.

03/02/15

The California drought and a strange warming trend in the ocean have not yet killed off the Sacramento River's king salmon, which are swimming off the coast unaware of all the doomsaying.

03/02/15

Deerfield has been in a five-year battle with its major lender, Rabobank, over a $8 million term loan and a $3 million line of credit both obtained at the end of 2008

03/02/15

Cabernet Sauvignons from three countries, under $20

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would make it easier for restaurants to get liquor licenses

03/02/15

About three dozen small Alabama towns and cities may see alcohol sales - and the tax revenue - dry up after the state's top court on Friday overturned a 2009 law that had allowed them to conduct wet-dry referendums, attorneys said

03/02/15

The two-day event, which kicked off with nine chef vintner dinners in private homes on Friday evening, is signature event of SWFL Children's Charities Inc., a nonprofit that funds programs that serve local children.

03/02/15

But there aren't many better examples of swimming against the tide than announcing that Blowout, your new "unashamedly carbonated" sparkling wine, is inspired by an Italian philosopher who campaigned vigorously for the abolition of pasta

03/02/15

Police have launched an investigation after burglars stole English wine worth £80,000 from a warehouse at Bolney Wine Estate in southern England.

03/02/15

Treasury Wine Estate is considering selling some of its wine processing infrastructure in Australia to free up resources to invest in its brands.

03/02/15

The state's 2015 vintage harvest is under way, and grapes used in the sparkling varieties are some of the first to be picked

03/02/15

From the 2014 vintage all Artadi wines, including the celebrated Viña el Pisón, one of Spain's most expensive wines, will be labeled simply as Vino de Mesa, and will not carry the Rioja name or official back label stamp

03/02/15

Robert Parker believes that nobody will ever dominate wine criticism like he has again, but played down his ability to make or break brands