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08/30/16

Assembly Bill 1066, if signed by Gov. Brown, will phase in requirements to pay farm workers overtime after eight hours of work in a day or 40 hours in a week - the same requirements as mandated in other types of work. Existing law exempts agriculture from such requirements.

08/30/16

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates want Treasury Wine Estates to recall all the "The Stag" wines

08/30/16

"We feel that the law is unjust," said William Berkoff, the company's beverage director. "It's right to break an unjust law.''

08/30/16

Growers and vintners in the Midwest and Northeast seek to keep program running

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during grape growth, this enzyme (named CYP76F14) helps to convert a common plant compound, monoterpenol linalool, into a different compound, (E)-8-carboxylinalool. The formation of this compound is an important next step on the road to aroma: as wine ages, (E)-8-carboxylinalool is gradually converted into wine lactone,

08/30/16

At the Taste of Sonoma this Saturday, local foodies can learn about some of these classics first-hand from a handful of Sonoma County top toques who will give cooking demos, then hand out tastes with a wine pairing.

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Co-vintners Kosta, 44, and Browne, 48, credit the success of their boutique winery in Sebastopol's Barlow on their commitment to relentless experimentation.

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"Today's vote overturns long-established law that provided overtime wages for farmworkers, which combined with escalating minimum wage rates, means farmworkers will take home smaller paychecks than under current law. This is a classic case of good intentions gone awry."

08/30/16

Gonzalez and the rest of the wanna-be Latino superheroes in Sacramento have resorted to race baiting to inflate their insatiable egos and distract attention to their extremely weak policy position.

08/30/16

The proposed new rules would gradually shorten the hours required before overtime pay kicks in until it reaches the standard eight-hour day by 2022

08/30/16

"It's going to devastate the working families of our farming community," said Assemblyman Devon Mathis, R-Porterville, whose office dubbed the bill "The Farm Worker Poverty Act of 2016." Mathis said that workers "do not want to see their hours cut, and that is what will happen here if this is to pass."

08/30/16

The well-known Napa producer has probably achieved the highest price in 12 years.

08/30/16

DWC President/CEO Alex Ryan and Leadership Team to Remain in Place to Ensure Continued Success and Exceptional Quality Winemaking

08/30/16

News of the sale arrives as Canvasback prepares to harvest its first estate grapes. It purchased 20 acres high on Red Mountain in late 2013 and planted it in early 2014 under the guidance of acclaimed Washington grape grower Dick Boushey. It was planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Merlot.

08/30/16

The same company that invested in vitaminwater, popchips, Muscle Milk and Smashbox Cosmetics is the new owner of the Napa Valley's Duckhorn Wine Company. a "guestimate" for a sale price would be more than $600 million ...

08/30/16

County officials want clarification on the total. One part of the application calls for importing another 15,000 cubic yards, in addition to 30,000 cubic yards already authorized, for a 45,000 cubic yard total. But wording in another part seemingly calls for an additional 45,000 cubic yards.

08/30/16

Mi Sueño Owner/Winemaker Cites Perfect Growing Conditions for Optimistic Outlook

08/30/16

The 67th annual meeting of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) highlighted the excellent progress that has been made in vineyard irrigation management since the 1980s, and it hinted at exciting new developments yet to be fully realized.

08/30/16

The Dallas attorney and founder of Peticolas Brewing Co. just added millions of dollars of value to Texas' booming craft beer industry by overturning a law that prohibits the state's 140 independent brewers from selling their distribution rights.

08/30/16

In only its first full year of operation, the hatch Winery, based in West Kelowna, has been named in the top 10 of wineries in Canada and placed within the top 5 in British Columbia specifically at the Wine Align National awards. The Wine Align National awards are the most respected Canadian wine judging events which seeks to acknowledge the best individual wines and wineries in the nation.

08/30/16

Founders Richard Bruno and Chris Condos see to it that each wine is handcrafted from single vineyards and produced in a small-lot philosophy. The wines are distributed around the country with the help of Illinois-based importer Winesellers, Ltd.

08/30/16

The Stewart family's new "home" offers three carefully designed spaces for relaxing and enjoying Napa Valley wines in comfort

08/30/16

Thanks to years of site scouting, sustainability practices and winegrowing innovation, Parrish Family Vineyard is set to become Paso Robles' next true grower estate winery, crafting wines only from its three vineyards within the marquee Creston, El Pomar and Adelaida sub-AVAs.

08/30/16

A new five-day culinary program will be hosted next spring in Croatia by a group of prestigious California winemakers. Program dates are April 30 to May 5 and the focus of the tour is to learn about the origins of the Zinfandel grape, to interact with the Croatian winery counterparts, and to visit nearby islands, beaches and vineyards. Following this will be an optional three-night wine and sightseeing tour of Istria, with a stay in the beautiful seaside town of Rovinj.

08/30/16

Hedges Family Estate one of two Washington State wineries to receive this national recognition

08/30/16

Fiction @ J. Bookwalter was the only on-site winery restaurant in Washington State to receive this honor and was only one of two Northwest winery restaurants to be selected for the initial poll of 20 winery restaurants nationwide. The restaurant at King Estate in Eugene, Oregon, also was voted into the top 10.

08/30/16

Meiburg will be responsible for global education for all Master of Wine candidates, leading the team of MWs who plan and deliver educational weeks in USA, Australasia and Europe, as well as international course days delivered in 10-12 countries around the world

08/30/16

As it continues to increase its portfolio of family owned-and-operated wineries from around the world, Quintessential (the family-owned fine wine import, marketing and sales company headquartered in Napa, CA), is expanding its marketing team with the addition of a New World Wine Regions Wine and Spirits Brand Manager.

08/30/16

The news was rumoured by The Australian Financial review, who cited an internal memo claiming the Accolade boss would step down before the company floats on the stock exchange in 2017. It was confirmed to db this morning.

08/30/16

M. A. Silva, the leading manufacturer of cork, glass and packaging, has been recognized by the North Bay Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in the North Bay for the sixth time. This repeated recognition underscores the company's ongoing commitment to providing an environment where employees can thrive and make visible contributions to business growth.

08/30/16

California has long prided itself on being a world leader on climate change - and with good reason

08/30/16

The best way to make sense of Italian red wines is to simply start tasting them. Italy offers the perfect red wine for every occasion-from pizza on Monday, to roast beef with the in-laws on Sunday, and everything between.

08/30/16

The final installment of the "A Year In" series dives into the fortified world of Port.

08/30/16

The founding fathers of Mount Etna's wine industry, the Benanti family are feared by insurance actuaries worldwide, James Lawrence discovers.

08/30/16

The safe and easy carry are the reasons the two businessmen embarked on making a canned wine; for the ease of being able to transport wine to places where one wouldn't, or possibly couldn't, manage a bottle of wine. "A broken bottle of wine on the beach isn't a good thing," said Schreiner.

08/30/16

In the drought-prone West, where every drop of water counts, California farmers are in a constant search for ways to efficiently use the increasingly scarce resource.

08/30/16

In an effort to perhaps put more value into the Valley's grape industry, University of California researchers are studying over 50 different wine grape varieties to see which ones can produce the tonnage and quality necessary to profitably make quality wines. The studies couldn't come at a better time as the San Joaquin Valley grape industry has been challenged in recent years by lower returns, leading some to replace their vineyards with tree nuts because of their profitability.

08/30/16

Located along the Appomattox River in a remodeled pre-Civil War stable, at 201 C Mill St., the tasting cellar will allow cellar guests to sample and purchase wine from a changing line-up of 12 wineries.

08/30/16

Given the quality of 2016's crop, the year should be a good one for winemakers

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"I love it," said Bill Wilson, owner of Wilson Creek Winery and the Wilson Creek Manor, a vacation rental on his property that hosts wedding parties and bed-and-breakfast guests. "A lot of people are looking forward to it."

08/30/16

The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly $1 million on a study of lesbian couples to see if stress makes them drink too much.

08/30/16

A collection of more than 4,600 bottles of wine that belonged to the late owner of an Oklahoma oil and gas company who was also part owner of the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA basketball team will be put up for auction Sept. 17 on Chicago's Gold Coast

08/30/16

A refrigerated wine elevator lined with green suede leather to match your Aston Martin? No problem

08/30/16

The familiar alcohol distribution model gives comfort to California law enforcement and state regulators who still view marijuana growers with suspicion, even 20 years after medical marijuana was legalized. But it runs counter to the 22 other states that have legalized marijuana in some form where cultivators sell their wares directly to retailers