More than 700 people celebrated the 25th anniversary year of the event, under an elegant tent at Chateau Ste. Michelle, toasting with the finest of Washington wines, dining on crab and sablefish, quail and beef tenderloin, and raising their auction paddles high and often to buy a variety of one-of-a-kind items
Beginning with a little-known aniseed-flavored drink that bears his family's name, Patrick Ricard built the second-largest spirits company in the world. Its brands include Chivas whiskey, Absolut vodka and Mumm and Perrier-Jouet champagne.
A bill by Assemblywoman Betsy Butler, D-Marina Del Rey would require that water be available at all times within 10 feet of all employees and shade within 200 feet, regardless of temperature. Employers who broke the rules would have to pay up to $1 million in restitution. The bill would also allow farmworkers to sue employers if they failed to abide by heat rules.
The second bill, introduced by Assemblyman Charles Calderon, D-Whittier, would make it a criminal misdemeanor, punishable by jail and fines, to not provide adequate water or shade. Both bills are aimed at farmworkers only.
After more than a century producing wine in Chile, and more recently in Argentina, Vina Concha y Toro SA (VCO, CONCHATOR.SN) is looking to put its newly acquired Fetzer Vineyards, a four-decade-old California winemaker, back on the U.S. consumer's wine rack