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08/25/16

Wine in cans gaining popularity, but going too trendy can backfire

08/25/16

"These are workers who are equal to every other worker in the state of California - equal in every sense, except they don't get paid overtime for their work"

08/25/16

For Pennsylvania wine drinkers, having Napa Valley bottles shipped right to their doors has long been a dream. And now, that dream is reality.

08/25/16

The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved ordinance revisions that limit the number of guests at smaller, accessory events wineries can hold and requires outdoor amplification to end at 9 p.m.

08/25/16

The alliance is comprised of 29 members and 15 affiliated businesses and vendors, and it is guided by a board of directors comprised of principals representing all four wine trails and non-wine trail wineries of the Finger Lakes

08/25/16

Now, Robin Pollard has gone back to her farming roots by planting a vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills and starting a winery

08/25/16

The Staglins, who over the past 21 years have raised in excess of $235 million for mental health research, embody the agency's 2016 theme "Strengthening Families through Hope and Help." Their journey began in 1990 when son Brandon was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Realizing that more emphasis was needed on scientific research in the field of mental illness, they began hosting a day-long symposium that grew

08/25/16

Wente Family Estates, the oldest continuously-operated family-owned winery in America, announces three strategic promotions in its continuing commitment to the company's long-term vision to be one of the most respected wine companies in the world.

08/25/16

Afton-based company Conscious Cultures was sued by E. & J. Gallo Winery over the name of its kombucha drink "Barefoot Bucha." Gallo uses the "Barefoot" name for its wine, spritzers and sparkling wine and argued that Conscious Cultures' use of the name was confusing

08/25/16

"So far, it hasn't been a large crop. That's for sure"

08/25/16

The 2016 Mendocino County wine grape harvest got underway the first week of August as growers began picking Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for sparkling wines.

08/25/16

Pickers are taking full advantage of the cool nights and mornings this week to bag the 2016 vintage during the annual grape harvest in Temecula Valley's Wine Country.

08/25/16

It's too early to say for sure, but the quality of this year's raisin-type grape crop in Fresno County, the heart of California's raisin production, appears to be much improved over last year

08/25/16

Maritime Wine Trading Collective has been appointed the exclusive North America marketing agency of Letherbee Distillers. Founded in 2011, Letherbee is a craft producer of Original Label Gin, Barrel­-Aged Absinthe, Autumnal & Vernal Gins, Bësk, and Fernet, all of which have attained cult status in their hometown Chicago.

08/25/16

USA Network, well-known for its high-stakes dramas revolving around sexy con artists, is developing a television show centered around events that sound a whole lot like the Premier Cru fiasco. Variety reports Connoisseur will be an hourlong drama starring John Cho of Star Trek Beyond and Harold and Kumar fame

08/25/16

"There's actually quite a bit of sparkling wine coming from Lodi, but no one else is doing domestic champenoise here, so I said I'm just going to open up shop here in town," said Eric Donaldson, a 34-year-old native of Oxford, Ohio, and Miami University graduate. "Since everybody else is using Lodi fruit, why shouldn't I?"

08/25/16

Monterey's food, wine, and music industries invite you for a special afternoon in the enchanting setting of Folktale Winery & Vineyards. Afternoon festivities include delicious small bites from some of our favorite local restaurants; wines and beer tastings; silent and live auctions; and music by Warner Brothers recording artist The Wild Feathers as well as Mary Loves Molly, Chile Colorado and Delaney Ann.

08/25/16

Jay Templeton, executive director of Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga, said that more than 3,400 children have attended programs through the clubs in 2015. He said that the organization has successfully raised the money required to build the new Calistoga Boys & Girls Club on Oak Street in Calistoga, and that construction was currently underway.

08/25/16

" After Americans were told TPP would increase net farm income by $4.4 billion and agricultural exports by $5.3 billion, 52 percent said they would be more likely to support TPP"

08/25/16

Agua Dulce boasts a vineyard with six grape varietals, a ranch for livestock, 4,400-square-foot home with 1,100-square-foot guest house, 10,500-square-foot wine barrel warehouse, and a 9,300-square-foot winery, tasting room, and retail space. The buyer would also end up with more than $1.15 million in "inventory"

08/25/16

5k and 10k wines were inspired by the people who run, walk, and support running events. These wines are crafted by 4th generation wine makers, featuring fabulous finishes sure to please the discerning wine drinker.

08/25/16

Thanks to years of site scouting, sustainability practices and winegrowing innovation, PFV is set to become Paso Robles' next true grower estate winery, crafting wines only from its three vineyards within the marquee Creston, El Pomar and Adelaida sub-AVAs.

08/25/16

Just how warm this summer has felt in California depends largely upon who you ask. Residents of immediate coastal Northern California-including most of the Bay Area-have benefited from nature's air conditioning so far this season.

08/25/16

"I knew there was going to be quite a bit of science," he said. "I didn't come here with the idea that I'm going to move out West and start a winery, and it's all going to be great and glorious, that I was never going to be wet, dirty, sticky, and have lees-stained clothes. Because that's what it is. That's winemaking."

08/25/16

Could Californian wine lovers be finding a touch of ashtray in their 2016 Cabernets?

08/25/16

Speakers at a biochar conference at Oregon State University extol the technology's application to agriculture.

08/25/16

State and federal experts aremeeting with Connecticut farmers to discuss ways they can better protect public health, animal health and their businesses as they open their farms to the public.

08/25/16

Republicans say President Barack Obama's immigration enforcement policies encourage more people to sneak into the country. Democrats blame Republicans for blocking legislation that would allow people already here to gain legal status and create a path for future, legal immigration.

08/25/16

A US television network is reportedly creating a drama series with Star Trek actor John Cho about a con artist who dupes wealthy collectors into buying fake versions of the world's rarest wines.

08/25/16

Wine critics and the scores they assign to bottles have declined in prestige so precipitously that a recent in-house study at Whole Foods Market showed customers are more likely to make buying decisions based on friends', relatives' and salespeople's suggestions.

08/25/16

Improbably, the summer of 2016 has been all about the wine slushie.

08/25/16

When Barry Goldfarb needs a change of scenery, he can drive half an hour from his Bel Air home to Agua Dulce in Santa Clarita. The 90-acre site is more than a countryside estate; it's L.A.'s largest vineyard and winery. The site just hit the market for $12.8 million, listed by Partners Trust Commercial brokers Dario Svidler and Robert Morton.

08/25/16

Prince Edward Island.'s hot, dry summer may spell problems for some crops, but local wineries say it's a boon for grapes. "Honestly I think it has been our best year yet for growing," said Mike Newman, president of Newman Estate Winery in Murray River.

08/25/16

It survived World War II and played host to Princess Grace's 20th wedding anniversary

08/25/16

France has revived a controversial rule allowing winemakers to buy in grapes to cover extensive losses from severe frost and hailstorms in some areas

08/25/16

Wine tasting doesn't always have to be conducted in stony faced silence, says Le Cordon Bleu's Matthieu Longuère MS. Here's some ideas to introduce a bit of fun to proceedings...

08/25/16

The U.S. Labor Department is accusing a garlic grower of violating worker safety and transportation laws in connection with a 2015 van crash that killed four farm laborers on a California Central Valley highway

08/25/16

Now, newer research is once again shifting the consensus.

08/25/16

While drink's popularity in the US waned after a series of hospitalizations and other incidents, it is now being offered on China's giant online shopping portals Alibaba and JD.com, where it is being advertised as "blackout in a can."

08/25/16

The hot temperatures and lack of rain are resulting in smaller grapes, meaning they're packing more flavour and should result in some tasty vintages.