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03/14/13

Even as Congress struggled with sequestration and other budget matters, members from both sides of the aisle told California Farm Bureau Federation representatives they believe momentum is continuing toward comprehensive reform of federal immigration law-and that a revised agricultural immigration program will be part of the package.

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Twice-wounded WW II veteran Cliff Melim was a real estate developer in Hawaii and a Healdsburg winemaker.

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Jackson Family Wines expected to purchase 1,100-plus acres in Willamette Valley

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer announced legislation on Wednesday aimed at positioning New York to capture a bigger pour of the hard cider market, by many accounts the fastest growing sector of the alcoholic beverage industry

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Registration, booth sales both up about 30 percent from 2012; 1,498 total 2013 attendance

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Representatives from UC Davis, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Cal State Fresno will sit in an unprecedented panel discussion over the latest research and the benefit of the university system to the wine industry.

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Several New Wine Direct Shipping Bills under Consideration in Massachusetts

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"Underfunding eradication efforts this year will result in ...the prospect of serious, sustained damage to winegrape crops will hurt growers and wineries alike, greatly harming California's economy."

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St. Helena wine company has filed cross-complaint against Calistoga grape grower for breach of contract.

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California's legal battles over water are likely to escalate in 2013, once the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and a water quality plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are finalized later this year, several attorneys told BNA.

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An office in the Iowa City Coworking Labs is helping with the renovation of a nationwide wine boutique.

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Entry deadline extended to March 22 to allow winemakers to take advantage of added exposure

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About midday on Tuesday, Mike Carpenter, an owner of the Culver City wine shop "the Redd Collection," got a call from a gentleman with a slight Italian accent. The caller asked if the shop had any 2008 Papale Primitivo di Manduria from the producer Varvaglione.

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Cakebread Cellars is the latest California winery to venture north. In a piece in Wine Enthusiast Magazine, wine columnist and Waitsburg resident Paul Gregutt reports Cakebread will launch Mullan Road, a wine made with grapes from Walla Walla's Seven Hills vineyard.

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The deal, which is in the final stages of completion, includes a 50 percent stake in the winery and brand. The proposed sales price was not disclosed.

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Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered how to turn the pulp from crushed wine grapes into a natural food preservative, biodegradable packaging materials and a nutritional enhancement for baked good

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The Fox Winery specializes in growing the native Georgia grapes such as Muscadines and Scuppernongs.

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Carneros Vintners has bought the Sonoma custom crush facility it has leased since 2009, the latest winery property to be sold off by Entertainment Properties Trust.

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To be released as a companion wine to Chamisal's Stainless Chardonnay, the Stainless Pinot Noir is made by winemaker Fintan du Fresne, who produced the wine without using any oak or malolactic fermentation.

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Stack Wines, a California-based company that offers wines for style, quality and convenience, has released a new custom red wine - Charisma - in newly redesigned packaging and branding.

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To find out which up-and-coming countries or regions could add variety and interest to your portfolio, sign up for the Emerging Regions Tasting.

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David Cameron's plan for minimum alcohol pricing are set to be axed, according to reports.

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Henri Krug, former head of his family's famous Champagne house, has died aged 76.

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The Office of National Statistics' latest "shopping basket" has seen white rum replace Champagne in the list of what consumers typically buy.

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5.5 percent abv wine-based drinks are booming in the UK due to low prices, not, it seems, their low alcohol content.

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Specialist bars and the resurgence of the Champagne cocktail are helping the region fight back against increasing competition from sparkling wine, particularly Prosecco.

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One winery more than any other carries the message of Washington wine to the world.

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Sunday's Thirst column on the reds of Sicily was a return to a theme I love, one that has become ever more fruitful to discuss in the four years since last I considered it.

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China has now ballooned to the world's fifth-largest consumer-and sixth-largest producer-of wine, according to a recent study by International Wine and Spirits Research, which quantifies the global alcohol market. But the wine industry in China is still confused over how best to describe the product it's trying to sell.

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If you like a cheap date and wine monogamy isn't your thing, you'll love playing the field with Loire Valley wines.

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Sure, California's Napa and Sonoma valleys are premier U.S. wine destinations, but what about those lesser-known wine trails tucked into other parts of the country?

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The baseball team needs to collect more than 22,000 certified signatures by early May before the Arlington City Council will approve holding a local option election on whether to allow wine sales throughout the ballpark.

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Hurricane Sandy may have ravaged the Rockaways, but there's a sign that the piecemeal gentrification of the barrier peninsula is continuing apace: the neighborhood is getting its very own wine bar.

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The groups against wine in grocery stores gave five times more to those legislators than supporters of the bill.

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This is the third time in recent history that Alentejo had had to re-invent itself, and now it is increasingly turning out consistently excellent red wines typically made from a blend of five key indigenous red grapes: Trincadeira, Aragones, Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouchet, and Alfrocheiro. Yet there are still more hurdles to overcome.

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We should remember to thank Thomas Jefferson, at least in part, for the growth of this enterprise.

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If you visit Palio's Pizzeria, you might notice a few small bottles of red wine from Palio Winery on the counter. Yes, the same family owns and operates both ventures.

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The Treasury is facing a £150 million 'black hole' in the Budget this year due to increases in beer tax, according to the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).

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"We are technically twice as responsible as the majority of states' law. In most cases patrons can buy a pitcher of beer, which is a four pint vessel. We only allow consumers access to two beers at a time before they are to be re-assessed by a staff member for re-serving."

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"This program is very popular with our customers, even drawing in some customers who don't normally buy beer."

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They're among 35 stores the LCBO will open this year, seven this month alone. Bob Peter, LCBO CEO and president, said at the east Windsor store opening that he expects another 35 store openings next year.

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Three lawsuits alleging illegal treatment by border patrol officers were filed in federal court in Washington, Texas and New York.

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Levels are so low, only six reservoirs in the South Platte basin are holding more water than their average for this time of year. And some of the most prominent are well below average.

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The Washington Liquor Control Board this week proposed a stiff 20-mile buffer for small stores wanting to sell liquor in a plan that would allow only about 20 more liquor stores in the state.

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If you thought you knew everything there was to know about Calistoga's winery scene, you might need a refresher course, because several wineries in the region have been upgrading their facilities.

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Nicolaus Copernicus was the Renaissance scientist who figured out that the earth revolves around the sun, contrary to the prevailing conventional delusion that put it at the center of the known universe

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... it was interesting to attend the recent induction ceremonies for the Vintners Hall of Fame at the Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley, where Merry Edwards became the first woman winemaker to be honored.

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Higher payroll taxes and gas prices hurt consumer spending, analyst says

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The transaction does not involve the Geyser Peak brand, which is owned by Accolode Wines.