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06/24/16

Jean Arnold Sessions was named executive director of the Sonoma County Vintners trade group Thursday after serving in an interim capacity for the last four months

06/24/16

St. Helena son Richard J. Miami - who set a standard for varied facets of hospitality in this valley year-in and year-out - lost his battle with cancer this week

06/24/16

Liv-ex analyst believes the UK's vote to leave the European Union means a sudden end for the Bordeaux 2015 en primeur campaign, but there could be bargains available for opportunistic US buyers

06/24/16

"some clients have been filing UK double-ups for new marks"; meaning, anticipating the possibility of a Brexit and the uncertainty that it would create, parties have been filing UK applications simultaneous with EU applications ...

06/24/16

Now even MEPs say EU will CRUMBLE within five years

06/24/16

Both the WSTA and Scotch Whisky Association had campaigned in support of remaining inside the European Union. Following a survey of the WSTA's 300 members, 90% said they wanted to remain in the EU, with just 2% backing 'Brexit' and 8%, at that time, undecided

06/24/16

English wine might be the only clear beneficiaries of today's referendum debacle as importers look to the domestic marketplace instead of the Eurozone

06/24/16

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, a historic decision sure to reshape the nation's place in the world, rattle the Continent and rock political establishments throughout the West

06/24/16

The Supreme Court deadlocked Thursday on President Barack Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation, effectively killing the plan for the rest of his presidency

06/24/16

Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers, Irvine, Calif., issued a statement saying Congress should set immigration policy but that it "abdicated its duty" so Obama's action was understandable. Nassif, instrumental in a 2013 Senate bill on immigration, urged the president and Congress to take up the issue in earnest

06/24/16

As if voters need another reason to care, immigration morass will be left for next president and Congress

06/24/16

'Safe harbor' protection closes July 1 for employers including grapegrowers

06/24/16

06/24/16

They'll suck our wells dry, and then we'll have to move somewhere else. We weren't planning on doing that. - Neil Heaton, fourth-generation Paso Robles farmer and rancher

06/24/16

In 2015, Prosecco reached new heights, surpassing the 4-million-case threshold on 22.6% growth, according to Impact Databank. In the past two years, Prosecco has advanced by nearly 1.5 million cases-meaning that its incremental gain has nearly matched overall Champagne volume in the U.S.

06/24/16

The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) and Napa Resource Conservation District (RCD) announced today that they have partnered to offer LandSmart® Level II conservation planning as an additional avenue for local vintners and growers to obtain Napa Green Land certification

06/24/16

Grape prices - at $1,634 per ton overall - also reached an all-time high, Cabernet sauvignon grapes sold for about $2,157 per ton, production of wine grapes rose by 100 tons to 38,786, while the number of acres in grape production increased by 673 acres to 9,455.

06/24/16

Millions of families will remain in limbo, and our system remains broken

06/24/16

" ... lately the region has been taking itself more seriously, producing wines with greater complexity and, in some cases, even age-worthiness, while remaining true to the area's youthful, elegant style perfect for warmer weather ... "

06/24/16

An outbreak of fungal disease after a damp spring means trouble for struggling growers

06/24/16

As a 33-year-old entrepreneur in Santa Barbara County, I am truly in shock

06/24/16

World's Largest Wine Community and Leading Supermarket Chain Join Forces to Bring Consumers Crowdsourced Wine Ratings in the Wine Aisle

06/24/16

It's no secret in British Columbia, but Tightrope Winery deserves to be in the discussion when talking about the best young wineries in the Pacific Northwest

06/24/16

British Columbia's Gehringer Brothers Estate produces great wines, especially its world-class rieslings, but you can't buy them here.

06/24/16

After years of slumping sales, China's found its palate for wine again, but drinkers are reaching for cheaper bottles in light of President XI Jinping's campaign against luxury spending. As Ryan Brooks reports, online sales and frugal customers are taking a bite out of the big importers that thrived during the boom years

06/24/16

The New York bookseller says it is opening four "concept" stores in the next year that will feature restaurants with an expanded menu including beer and wine

06/24/16

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) science advisory panel tasked with reviewing ozone regulations is stacked with experts who have collectively received millions in agency funding over the years

06/24/16

The Evangelho Vineyard is one of California's most precious viticultural treasures, both a preserved expression of this area's history and a source of some of the state's most soulful, distinctive wines. And just as astounding as the fact that it produces wines of such excellence is that it still exists - after a century of near-constant threats by man and nature.

06/24/16

Carbon dioxide has been steadily rising since the start of the Industrial Revolution, setting a new high year after year. There's a notable new entry to the record books. The last station on Earth without a 400 parts per million (ppm) reading has reached it

06/24/16

"It has been a long-held dream of mine to be a leading voice for our wine community"

06/24/16

Plans to Work with U.S. and UK to Ensure Continuity in Trade