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07/30/15

A brush fire that broke out in Lake County on Wednesday afternoon has scorched 3,000 acres in a few hours, prompting the evacuations of several hundred people

07/30/15

... voting to extend the ban four months instead of 10 and letting existing permit applications proceed

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The new venture will be led by Chris Underwood as CEO, and the executive team will also include drinks industry veterans Benjy Kirschner as vice president, sales, and Kevin Murphy as vice president, operations

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"there is still room for further growth while inflation remains low"

07/30/15

¡Salud!, a non-profit program through Tuality Healthcare that provides healthcare services for seasonal vineyard workers and their families, raised $56,405 at its third annual Summertime ¡Salud! - The Big Dinner, hosted by Stoller Family Estate and presented by The Allison Inn & Spa. The event pre-sold a record 19 cases of the 2014 ¡Salud! Cuvées, which accounted for $28,500 of the total amount raised.

07/30/15

iageo PLC chief executive Ivan Menezes said the company will be shifting its focus on performance from shipments to depletions

07/30/15

The Washington winemaker's Chateau Ste. Michelle and 14 Hands brands both posted low-single-digit growth in the first half, rising 3.8% to 1.35 million cases and 1.7% to 770,000 cases respectively

07/30/15

Consistent with the company's aim of attracting the wine industry's top talent, Guarachi Wine Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel O'Leary to the position of West Coast Director of National Chain Accounts.

07/30/15

As Washington's wine grapes ripen at an alarming rate, winemakers across the state are scrambling to install new equipment, bottle new wines or even get in one last vacation before the 60-day sprint through harvest takes place.

07/30/15

We might be drinking a little less, but we're drinking better quality, according to the latest export figures.

07/30/15

The Wine Institute and three Napa County wineries have filed a lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Revenue and Attorney General's Office over a dispute on whether they should have charged tax on shipping fees for online purchases into the state.

07/30/15

The company represents 780 supermarkets across the country and 50 million customers each month.

07/30/15

The flare-up Tuesday night chewed up about 400 acres before firefighters controlled it.

07/30/15

The state has repeatedly found imported produce for sale in California that exceeds U.S. pesticide limits.

07/30/15

New research from the University of California-Davis credits almond production in California with having a lighter carbon footprint than other protein-based foods.

07/30/15

Tensley's Assistant Winemaker Starts Own Label, Pairs with Toro Y Moi on Bottling

07/30/15

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is famous for the legendary Hollywood phrase "I'm B-a-c-k" yet also on the return is the voracious western grapeleaf skeletonizer (WGS) pest in Napa County, Calif. grape country following an eight-year hiatus. Agricultural officials on June 24 discovered an adult male WGS in a vineyard pheromone-baited trap on Tubbs Lane in Calistoga. "This is a destructive and serious pest," says Greg Clark, Napa County Agricultural Commissioner.

07/30/15

Jane Anson gets a rare glimpse of vast underground caverns on the outskirts of Paris, where a disused chalk quarry has emerged as a communal wine cellar for collectors across the French capital

07/30/15

Owners of a new private cellar near Paris say growing numbers of French collectors are looking for professional wine storage to protect the value of their most precious bottles.

07/30/15

Burgundy has roared ahead in recent years but are the region's superstars starting to lose some of their momentum as prices climb higher? Have they already?

07/30/15

Study finds resveratrol reduces brain inflammation caused by social stresses

07/30/15

Policy says producers can offer up to 20% non-house beverages, which must be consumed in onsite lounges and special events areas

07/30/15

Note: Today's post - on Matt Kramer's True Taste: The Seven Essential Wine Words - is the second in a series of wine book reviews of recent releases to hit the market. Yesterday we looked at Oz Clarke's The History of Wine in 100 Bottles: From Bacchus to Bordeaux and Beyond, and next will be Lettie Teague's Wine in Words: Notes for Better Drinking. Please share your own thoughts in the Comments!

07/30/15

In two or three weeks, some of Greece's winemaking regions will begin their annual grape harvest. The wineries Mr. Diamantis buys from age their wine in barrels from Italy and France, but Greece's capital controls make it difficult for them to send money out of the country to pay for the barrels they need for this season. No barrels means no wine for Mr. Diamantis.

07/30/15

Meet GM Jessie Harnden and winemaker Jason Parkes and learn all about the Black Swift, a bird native to the Okanagan that lays a single egg per year. Single egg, single vineyard, well, you get the picture - The Hatch is an incubator for wine.

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ven their dog, Chance, gets in on the action

07/30/15

If there were really a God, wouldn't the Almighty tell us to chase our dreams and then cut a check to cover the costs? Well that divine check hasn't come yet for many of us, including some vintners.

07/30/15

Top Chef star Brooke Williamson and a panel of food and wine experts will judge entries, in part, on how well they pair with Gloria Ferrer's Sonoma Brut. Entries must be submitted by Aug. 31. (For official rules, visit www.gloriousbites.com.)

07/30/15

David Gibbs and his wife Marie own Virginia Mountain Winery in Fincastle. A good year depends on a good growing season.

07/30/15

We can learn from early adapters such as the vignerons of the McLaren Vale, but it is not going to be easy to adapt, because bit by bit climate change will change everything

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mith, who's officially "in his early 50s," has a head of bouncy, silver Sideshow Bob hair and a standard uniform of a black T-shirt, jeans and slip-on Vans. He first arrived in Seattle from Sacramento in 1988 ...

07/30/15

A collection of wine jars and grape seeds, which could unlock the secrets of an ancient variety, have been unearthed in northern Israel.

07/30/15

Resveratrol, a cancer-fighting compound found in red grapes and wine, helps prevent bowel cancer if taken in small doses, a University of Leicester, England, study showed. The latest research specifically found that small doses of wine were more effective than higher doses, slashing observations made by previous studies that say drinking more wine helps reduce the disease's risk

07/30/15

Study finds resveratrol reduces brain inflammation caused by social stresses

07/30/15

As a former French colony it is not surprising to discover that wine is available in many major restaurants throughout Vietnam. What may be more unexpected is that Vietnam is also producing its own wine, primarily in the cooler regions of Da Lat and Phang Rang, about 200 miles northeast of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly called Saigon). Here vineyards of both table and wine grapes can be found, as well as crops of lettuce, strawberries and artichokes.

07/30/15

A "virtually indestructible" suitcase that helps wine lovers bring their beloved bottles home from their travels is soon to go on sale in the UK.

07/30/15

On Saturday, Aug. 15, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., the second ZAP Simply Summer Celebration (of Zinfandel) will be hosted on Seghesio Family Vineyards' Home Ranch in Alexander Valley ...

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The worst part: stocking up won't do us any good.

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... the thirty-seven-year-old C.E.O. and president of Riedel Crystal

07/30/15

As extravagant tasting notes have become de rigeur in the marketing world, they've also arguably lost their practical function as consumer guides.