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05/25/15

"This has to be the 'A' party of all the parties that've been held in the Napa Valley," said Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, who was mistress of ceremonies

05/25/15

The vintner tour of China is part of a full slate of activities in China supporting the California wine category throughout each program year including retail and on-premise promotions, California Wines Master Classes, programs with leading online retailers, consumer events, trade shows, and trips to California wine country for leading trade and media

05/25/15

Oregon Estate Vineyards, established by Willamette Valley Vineyards founder Jim Bernau and wine director Christine Collier, aims to establish small estate wineries at highly regarded Oregon sites

05/25/15

vast majority of computers models predicti significant increases in ocean temperature, which usually indicate torrential rain ...

05/25/15

the State Water Resources Control Board approved a proposal from riparian water right holders in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to voluntarily cut back water use in exchange for assurances they would not face further riparian curtailment during the June-September growing season

05/25/15

"This could actually be a springboard for other programs that could lead to other ideas on how to change stream flow or effect transfers using the Delta."

05/25/15

"Sen. Feinstein is moseying around with something, but she won't tell us what," Rep. John Garamendi, who represents part of the worst-affected areas of the state, told McClatchy. "Same old story. . . . Those of us that represent the Delta and San Francisco Bay are not included in the process."

05/25/15

For years, the balance of power in Champagne has been shifting-from large producers to small growers-but there is a deeper change afoot. Jon Bonné on how a new outlook on farming and terroir is rewriting the region's future.

05/25/15

The glass will be marketed worldwide as the Central Otago Pinot Noir Glass and is the only glass in the Riedel range to carry a regional name

05/25/15

The Bingham family has evolved into one of Texas' iconic grape growers. This family has deep roots in farming on the Texas High Plains. The Binghams originally were involved in cotton and peanut farming, being one of the few organic farmers on the Texas High Plains.

05/25/15

Because of the hard freeze earlier this week, some rhubarb stalks are "toxic." It's the plant's reaction to the abnormal freezing temperatures we suffered across the region. The NDSU Plant Sciences Department is getting calls about it and they have some advice about rhubarb leaves.

05/25/15

Guarachi Wine Partners Introduces Surf Swim, a new California 2013 Chardonnay that appeals to nostalgic baby boomers and in the moment millennials who are lovers of the varietal

05/25/15

Famed winemaker receives Congressional Proclamation and Key to the City of Chicago

05/25/15

The killer, vintner/businessman Robert Dahl, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on March 16 after a police chase that ended some 10 miles away on a rural road in the western hills of Napa county

05/25/15

Does blue on a bottle turn off buyers? Will a fussy label hamper the sale of a cheap wine? Some graphic artists have been designing wine labels for decades, and they know what works. Lettie Teague investigates

05/25/15

Domenico Zonin, the CEO of Zonin, Italy's largest privately owned wine company, said that there's no cause for alarm

05/25/15

Markham Vineyards came to the county Planning Commission this week with a seemingly straightforward proposal: increase annual wine production but make no change in the total number of visitors allowed at the tasting room. But little comes easy for the Planning Commission these days when it comes to wine

05/25/15

Powerful corporate interests have spent a lot of time and money trying to bend Washington's rules to benefit themselves, and now they want Congress to grease the skids for a TPP deal that corporations have helped write but the public can't see

05/25/15

"In close proximity to some 400 wineries, and perennially hot in the summer, Sonoma is an immensely popular vacation destination," Hipmunk observed in a press release. "The Northern California hotspot has a limited number of hotels, so in the summer, prices accordingly skyrocket."

05/25/15

The county restaurant scene keeps growing in size, variety and, its advocates say, quality

05/25/15

A giant Antarctic storm currently hitting New Zealand is the biggest storm on earth, according to website WeatherWatch. - See more at: http://yournewswire.com/biggest-storm-on-earth-hits-new-zealand/#sthash.BF3UAdjQ.dpuf

05/25/15

Senator says Geneva facility is critical to well-being of state's $4.8 billion industry

05/25/15

"Nobody wants to stay small. Everybody wants to grow their business"

05/25/15

The Right Bank seems to have bucked a downward price trend seen across Bordeaux since 2011 - and only arrested in recent months - but it's not quite that straightforward, explains Ella Lister

05/25/15

Designed by London-based Moley Robotics, the automated kitchen consists of two large robotic arms which can construct dishes based on an iTunes-like library of recipes. The arms were designed by the Shadow Robot company, which also provides technologies to NASA, and consist of 20 motors, 24 joints and 129 sensors allowing them to mimic the movements and dexterity of human hands

05/25/15

Deal in Pope Valley gives the firm more prime vineyards for its growing premium wine business

05/25/15

Nary a drop of genuine Cuban rum has been poured in the US for more than five decades, at least not legally. Until now

05/25/15

Albarino, tempranillo, graciano and verdelho are grapes most often associated with Spanish and Portuguese wines. In California, these varieties have found a comfortable niche in Lodi

05/25/15

Stefani Chaney of Scheid Vineyards Receives Inaugural "Josh Lee Award" for Service to SLH Association