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Thursday, December 18th

01/29/14

Industry representatives who want the board to designate red blotch as a pest asked for board funding and research.

01/29/14

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

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Three-day event starting May 30, lineup coming in late February or early March

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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 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

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Supervisors declare local emergency; growers expect smaller crop

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In some communities, wells are running dry. In others, reservoirs are nearly empty. Some have long-running problems that predate the drought

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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

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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

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

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A proposal to pay Oakdale landowners to fallow their pastures so irrigation water could be sold to Fresno-area farmers was rejected Tuesday morning

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Tennessee lawmakers took up a new measure that would allow wine-in-grocery stores but prohibit them from selling on Sundays

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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

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

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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

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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

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Compound in drink can lead to greater chance of tumours

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Legal and tax issues continue to be at the forefront of developments that are shaping the present and future of American agriculture

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Is the leading wine critic's latest fusillade a storm in a wine glass or a taste of things to come?

01/29/14

Love of the color red in China extends to the popularity of wine

01/29/14

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