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08/31/15

About 75 people turned out for the Celebration of George Starke's "Wonderful Life," held Aug. 24 in the Vintners Hall of Fame at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

08/31/15

Fewer than 500 endangered coho now wend their way from a network of such creeks to the Russian River and out to sea, and the Chinook population is barely two-thirds of what it ought to be, according to wildlife officials. The Waldbaums and many other rural Sonoma County residents blame wine

08/31/15

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08/31/15

International event for trade buyers provides entry point to Asia

08/31/15

The EPA is interpreting the North Dakota court decision to apply only in the states involved in the litigation.

08/31/15

Bill Pauli attributes the early ripening to a few factors: the crop is lighter than normal, so it ripens earlier. When the shoots first started developing in April, the weather was unusually warm, which caused earlier bud break

08/31/15

Nothing in life is a coincidence. I couldn't help but think of the power of fate on Monday, August 24, when thirty guests turned out to celebrate Winemaker Rob Davis's 40th harvest at Jordan Winery. Three months in the making, the entire event was a surprise that involved juggling dates and schedules of friends and colleagues who have known Rob for many decades of his wine career-baseball legends, barrel makers, cork suppliers, journalists, sommeliers, friends, his family and fellow winemakers.

08/31/15

A weather pattern change had to happen sometime, and that sometime is now. Rain is not always welcome in western Washington, but I suspect that it will be this weekend. After a long dry spell, folks west of the Cascades can expect pennies from heaven on Saturday, and lots of them.

08/31/15

North Bay jobless rates in July were slightly higher from June, as schools let out for summer break, but were well below levels of this time last year, according to the latest state figures.

08/31/15

The crowd, a lively, predominantly under-35 mix, enjoyed hanging out with wine/beer/spirit-sipping friends, occasionally singing along to the DJ mix of piped-in '70s and '80s tunes and chatting with, or listening rapturously to, some of the best chefs in Chicago and beyond

08/31/15

Wine drinking is on the rise nationally, and its growing popularity is taking root in Ohio, according Donniella Winchell, executive director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association. There now are 233 wineries in Ohio, up from 124 in 2008.

08/31/15

Some neighbors rig lines from house to house to share water from the remaining wells deep enough to hit the emptying aquifer below. Others benefit from state drought relief that pays for trucked-in water to fill 2,500-gallon tanks in their yards, and boxes of drinking water that get stacked in bedrooms and living rooms

08/31/15

In this week's column, Andrew Jefford considers the nature of descriptive tasting notes, and whether the wine world has lost sight of what a good note needs to convey

08/31/15

Last year, the Bogle brand surpassed the 2-million-case mark on 13.8% volume growth, according to Impact Databank

08/31/15

Put down the cotton candy vodka, the pink lemonade rum and the coconut tequila. If you want a liquor that actually tastes like a spicy stick of cinnamon, a vodka that resembles a crisp cucumber or a brandy that tastes of the wine it was made from, look to Paso Robles

08/31/15

Following a heavy night of drinking many people experience a hangover, the next morning. And while most people who drink have their favorite hangover remedies, a new study suggests there is no cure

08/31/15

Maybe we should just call August the month of Amazon.com

08/31/15

Members of a mostly African American book club kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train plan to seek up to $5 million for the "malicious oppression" they suffered, a lawyer hired to represent the 11 women said Friday

08/31/15

The Sistahs on the Reading Edge Book Club say they were singled out because they are African American; train officials say they had to go because other passengers complained

08/31/15

In few places since the fall of communism has the political situation impacted the wine industry as much as in Turkey

08/31/15

"They're approachable and consistent yet expressive and complex, totally over delivering for the price."

08/31/15

Georgia's wines are exciting. The country offers everything a modern wine geek could ask for

08/31/15

In a different climate - in more than one meaning of the word - Napa Valley might be better known for Zinfandel than Cabernet Sauvignon. - See more at: http://www.lepanmedia.com/zinfandel-napa-valleys-unsung-varietal/#sthash.XFYJyODl.dpuf

08/31/15

An easyJet plane makes emergency landing after damage caused by champagne cork

08/31/15

Press coverage does seem to come with a subtext that winemaking should be as it was in the 1930s, free of technical intervention - See more at: http://www.lepanmedia.com/debate-are-manipulated-wines-unnatural/#sthash.LTvBpRsh.dpuf

08/31/15

Randy Dunn's son Mike hates alcohol reduction. When Mike takes over the winery on Howell Mountain in Napa Valley, he says that's one thing he'll change.

08/31/15

I blame the Fat Jew. Because everyone is blaming him for something these days, right? But, honestly, when I see shot after shot of him swilling and shilling his line of White Girl Rosé, it's hard not to think, "Hmm, maybe I should order something other than rosé this summer."

08/31/15

The first vintage from Passing Time earned high marks from wine critics; will sales follow?