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08/23/16

AB 1066, introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), squeezed out of the Senate floor with a 21-14 vote. It is now headed back to the Assembly, where it faces its most passionate opposition, for a final vote

08/23/16

The e-commerce giant is developing a new drive-up store concept in Silicon Valley that will allow consumers to order grocery items online, then schedule a pickup at a dedicated facility, according to industry sources familiar with Amazon's plans. If confirmed, the project could signal a new distribution strategy

08/23/16

Public-health officials who said light drinking was good for the heart now warn of cancer risks

08/23/16

Kevin Zraly, whose verve, passion and energy as a wine instructor are unparalleled, will teach just one more class before he retires. He's been at it for 40 years with his Windows on the World Wine School, so-called because his classes started at that legendary restaurant. Since Sept. 11, 2001, they have been in Midtown

08/23/16

Kane joins Fetzer Vineyards after founding his own label, JCK Wine Company, in 2014. Prior to that he was with Rosenblum Cellars (a unit of Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines, now Treasury Wine Estates)

08/23/16

Tulloch Vineyards (Tulloch) is pleased to announce that Michael (Jian) Cheng will become Managing Director of its wholly-owned subsidiary in Shanghai. Michael will be responsible for Chinese and Asian operations as Tulloch commences its first shipments of Okanagan wine later this year

08/23/16

Frog's Leap Winery has won Napa County's blessings to have three times the wine-tasting visitors and a new building where it can turn fruit from its orchards into jams and jellies

08/23/16

"The crop seems to have been pleasantly surprising. We were expecting a lighter to average crop. In most cases so far we've been seeing at least average or slightly above average"

08/23/16

Winemakers have begun picking grapes in Paso Robles, with many wineries slated to bring in their first grapes this week. Starting for some in mid-August, this is becoming the 'new normal' timing for harvest with a near similar start to last year, or just a week later.

08/23/16

The Miolo Wine Group, which is well-known for their Brazilian sparkling wines, has seen a 35% increase this year of export sales volume in comparison to 2015. A good part of that increase is associated with the Olympics, according to export manager Anderson Tirloni, who noted the biggest gains in the U.K. (where the company has also launched a targeted "Taste of Brazil" campaign), U.S., and Chinese markets

08/23/16

With sensors in vineyard and hoop house, WSU researcher analyzes effects on fruit and leaves

08/23/16

John and Lane Giguiere began Matchbook Wine Company in the Dunnigan Hills to bring great wine and reputation to the region

08/23/16

Chris Munsell was 9 when he figured out the most perplexing question of human existence: "What is my purpose in life?" Munsell is the winemaker behind our wine-of-the-week winner, the Frei Brothers Sonoma Reserve 2014 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel at $20.

08/23/16

UK ministers will dilute some of the harsh rhetoric used to recommend tougher guidelines on drinking earlier this year, according to reports

08/23/16

That study, which surveyed 5,641 full-time employees who get paid time off, coined a term to describe American employees who have a tough time taking vacation: work martyr. Nearly 48% of millennials surveyed actually think it's good for their bosses to think they're work martyrs, compared to 39% of generation X and 20% of baby boomers. That report found that 43% of work martyrs are millennials - a bigger representation than any other generation group.

08/23/16

Plain and simple if a wine was bottled without labels, then shipped to another winery or wine cellar facility and sometime later a label is designed for that wine and will be placed on the bottles by the second winery (or wine cellar) site they will have to reach out directly to the bottling winery to have them submit the labels for TTB label approval.

08/23/16

This growth was achieved despite supply constraints imposed by the smaller 2015 vintage and the "material drop" in the level of the $NZ against the $US

08/23/16

"We are extremely thankful to Barry for his expertise, dedication to the company, and commitment to serve our suppliers and customers so professionally for so many years"

08/23/16

Rarely-seen flash floods hit China's Ningxia yesterday, causing huge losses as the region approaches harvest in just a few weeks

08/23/16

The Psagot Winery, located near the Palestinian city of Ramallah, will use the grapes to produce their award-winning Merlot wine. The winery produces more than 250,000 bottles of wine per year, with 70 percent of it exported, primarily to the United States

08/23/16

Damon Baehrel's methods are a marvel, and his tables are all booked until 2025. Or are they?