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  Daily News for Wednesday, January 29th
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01/29/14
Growers Ask PD/GWSS Board to Research Red Blotch
Industry representatives who want the board to designate red blotch as a pest asked for board funding and research.
01/29/14
A Wine Star Awards Gala to Remember
Not even a chilling polar vortex dimmed the excitement surrounding Wine Enthusiast Magazine's 14th annual Wine Star Awards gala on January 27, 2014, at The New York Public Library-an event that honors outstanding achievements of leaders in the world of wine and spirits
01/29/14
BottleRock 2014 announces festival dates
Three-day event starting May 30, lineup coming in late February or early March
01/29/14
After-hour advice for the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium
The queries come to "Wine Buzz's" email each January: Where's a good place to grab a bite and pop a bottle with a client during the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium?
01/29/14
Napa Valley vintners prepare for drought
Napa Valley wine grape growers on Tuesday said some vines are ripening early and that farmers are planning fewer crops to save water. Vineyard owners are pruning earlier than usual and on a shorter schedule
01/29/14
Mendocino Winegrowers Weigh Drought Options
Supervisors declare local emergency; growers expect smaller crop
01/29/14
California drought: 17 communities could run out of water within 60 to 120 days, state says
In some communities, wells are running dry. In others, reservoirs are nearly empty. Some have long-running problems that predate the drought
01/29/14
Drought has North Coast grape growers on alert
Grape growers throughout the North Coast are seeing signs that the drought could result in a smaller crop this year, and are taking precautions to mitigate the damage that could occur if the dry weather persists
01/29/14
California Farms Going Thirsty as Drought Burns $5 Billion Hole
The drought in California, the top U.S. agricultural producer at $44.7 billion, is depriving the state of water needed to produce everything from milk, beef and wine to some of the nation's largest fruit and vegetable crops, including avocados, strawberries and almonds
01/29/14
Is water banking in SLO County's future?
A district's formation would necessitate enabling legislation, now being contemplated for sponsorship by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo). Such a district is favored by two area groups which recently merged their objectives, the Paso Robles Agricultural Alliance for Groundwater Solutions (PRAAGS) - representing the biggest vineyards overlying the Paso Robles groundwater basin - and PRO Water Equity
01/29/14
Oakdale Irrigation District directors vote to reject Westlands water deal
A proposal to pay Oakdale landowners to fallow their pastures so irrigation water could be sold to Fresno-area farmers was rejected Tuesday morning
01/29/14
Lawmakers release new wine-in-grocery stores deal
Tennessee lawmakers took up a new measure that would allow wine-in-grocery stores but prohibit them from selling on Sundays
01/29/14
Q&A with Robert Nicholson of American M&A specialists International Wine Associates
As a key party to many of the major transactions that took place last year, Robert Nicholson, president of mergers and acquistion specialists, International Wine Associates, is ideally placed to share his expertise on the future of the West Coast property market
01/29/14
Jeff Owens dives into winemaking at Odette Estate
As a student at Cal Poly, Jeff Owens said he originally planned to go into golf course design. But after learning about the school's wine and viticulture program, he quickly changed his mind
01/29/14
Could the wine battle be moving ahead? Splinter legislation takes shape in Nashville
Two wine bills diverged in the state Capitol Tuesday, and that made all the difference for the effort to allow wine sales in food stores
01/29/14
Court gives Drakes Bay Oyster Co. a bit of a breather
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the federal government's refusal to renew the lease of Drakes Bay Oyster Co., but Monday granted the company a 90-day stay to allow time for a Supreme Court appeal
01/29/14
01/29/14
Top 10 agricultural law developments of 2013
Legal and tax issues continue to be at the forefront of developments that are shaping the present and future of American agriculture
01/29/14
Should Robert Parker Have Listened to Disraeli?
Is the leading wine critic's latest fusillade a storm in a wine glass or a taste of things to come?
01/29/14
China Tops World League of Red Wine Drinkers
Love of the color red in China extends to the popularity of wine
01/29/14
UK remains sixth biggest wine drinking country in world despite falling sales says Vinexpo
The UK remains the sixth biggest wine consuming country in the world despite another year of falling wine sales, according to the latest figures released by Vinexpo, but there are signs drinking levels could be on the up again from 2015
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