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05/04/15

Next year's event scheduled for Friday, April 29, 2016

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Evan Goldstein, himself a master sommelier and operator of Full Circle Wine Solutions in San Francisco, organized the panel and participated himself

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for Limeng Stroh, it was anything but a relaxing Friday afternoon spent sampling some of the country's finest wines while nibbling on pork loin and organic fingerling potatoes. It was more like a combination of being in the pit at the Chicago Board of Trade and having the nimble finger skills of a champion video gamer

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... even better was running into so many old friends, folks who've been there for and beside me for so long. Here are some photos of a few of them, with some memories ...

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Wineries ended up having a better overall year in 2014 than earlier estimated, an 8% pretax profit margin on overall sales growth of almost 12%, an increase from 9% sales growth in the prior year

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"Overall, we believe the crop looks similar in size to last year ... we may currently be at or near a plateau of bearing acreage in the state"

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Sky News has learnt that Diageo is examining plans to offload some of its wine brands, which include Blossom Hill and Sterling Vineyards, following approaches from a number of unidentified third parties

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Excellent wine is being produced by women winemakers in California. So why are only 10% of vintners in that state female?

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The bottle Mr. Sokolin famously broke was a 1787 Château Margaux, which had been found in a Paris cellar in 1985 and was said to have belonged to Thomas Jefferson. (It was inscribed with the initials Th.J.) Mr. Sokolin had been hoping to sell it for $519,750

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Also plans for barrel storage, luxury bottle aging

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"We need to protect the environment, but we need to protect the ability of wineries to communicate with consumers and distributors."

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John Paul thought the thousands of bees that died last year had something to do with the hard winter in 2014, so this year he expected the bees to thrive. Instead, all three hives and more than 100,000 bees were dead by the end of March.

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Even though we had some snow on the ground on April 23, it looks like spring is finally here. The grapevines have started coming out of their dormant winter state. Gradually, the vines adapt to the warming temperatures in anticipation of another season.

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The Sebastiani name is emblematic of hard work and family winemaking in Sonoma County. Sam Sebastiani, the 3rd generation patriarch of the family, is no exception. A recent winemaker's dinner at Aventine Glen Ellen offered an opportunity to hear the philosophy, passion and maturity that seven decades of winemaking can produce while enjoying these new wines with fabulous food.

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More change is expected in the coming weeks and months, as Balla and Burns are slated to buy the restaurant from the Tartine Bakery regime, which is now a part of Blue Bottle.

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Women winemakers and their children discuss motherhood in the wine industry. Plus, 10 wine picks from Italy and Argentina

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he took a firm stand against celebrity chef Guy Fieri's plans for a new Santa Rosa-area winery

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Developers want to add 134 rooms across the street from the current 325-room hotel. They'd also like to build a new 10,000-square-foot exhibition hall and redesign vehicle circulation on the current site

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Groups who want Sunday sales say the 75-57 House vote shows the debate is slowly but surely shifting in their favor.

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Scarborough Wines, a so-called "microwinery" in Seattle's SoDo neighborhood, says it received a letter from lawyers in California this week arguing there could be confusion over a name the winery uses. The attorneys represent Casa Piena, which translates to "full house" from Italian. Scarborough's wine club has several tiers named for gambling terms, including Full House.

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Among international consumers, not even China's Big Three have gained much traction. In New York, tracking down a bottle of Chinese-made grape wine was nearly impossible

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The crash happened at 6:51 p.m. Saturday, hours after Jones had visited the Livermore Wine Country Festival

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from the Queen's supplier after midnight Hatton Garden-style break-in

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While Bordeaux begins to releases the 2014s, one négociant warns that he needs to sell the 2011s before he even considers buying the latest vintage

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A survey has just revealed that people will claim to like a wine more if they think it's more expensive. Are we all just kidding ourselves that we can tell the difference between a good and bad bottle?

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New research shows that our preconceived beliefs about a product can create a placebo effect so strong that it actually changes our brain chemistry

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in Capitol Riverfront in Southeast

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"Agriculture could capture about 60-65 percent of the U.S. UAV market."

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His new job seems like a really good fit.

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Here are ten South African producers to watch, all available in NYC

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Oil giant Chevron recycles 21 million gallons of that water each day and sells it to farmers

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He believes that it could lead baffled drinkers pick a bottle of wine which is more likely to suit their palate

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"The future is unknown. I'm open to whatever God brings my way."

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Shive couldn't find wines that reminded him of St. Trope

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Winemakers from Provence have helped glass designer Riedel to create the 'perfect' glass for the region's rosé wines.

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Study finds distinct chemical differences for wines made in different places; discovery could fight counterfeiting

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this market is expected to grow

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Technically tisanes, rather than teas (because the blends contain no black, green, or white tea), "Sonoma Teas" are made from grape skins sourced by WholeVine Products, a company launched by Kendall-Jackson founders, who acquire the polyphenol-rich leftovers of the winemaking process from local, sustainably farmed vineyards

05/04/15

Current controversies on North Coast traffic to wineries could benefit from a 165-year perspetive on the business locally, according to speakers at the Business Journal's 2015 Wine Industry Conference on April 24.

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Before Willie Lamberson became a Sonoma County planning commissioner this year, the ceramic tile contractor cut a low-key public profile, with little attachment to the workings of local government beyond a penchant for political involvement handed down years ago from his father, also a tile contractor and Army veteran.

05/04/15

The forecast for summer water supply in Washington's Yakima Basin was lowered again on May 4 by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Water districts meet May 5 to discuss their next moves.

05/04/15

Oregon State University's Wine Research Institute issued a warning saying wine grape growers can expect increased pressure from brown marmorated stinkbugs in particular and spotted wing drosophila to a lesser degree.

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A celebration of life will be held in honor of Joseph Phelps at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, on the grounds of Joseph Phelps Vineyards, 200 Taplin Road in St. Helena. On-site parking will be available with overflow parking at the River Ranch Farmworker Housing Center on Silverado Trail.