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03/05/14

Santa Maria facility would be for processing convicted criminals, but suspicious farmworkers threaten to take their labor elsewhere

03/05/14

Winemakers at several different wineries are reporting they're impressed with early results from fermenting and storing wine in clay vessels. In another example of how what's old in winemaking often becomes new again, imported amphora and clay vessels produced in the United States are finding a place in cellars. Those who have used clay say it imparts unique flavors and aromas to the wine while also giving it a different texture.

03/05/14

A long-planned project to help mitigate negative effects of land development around Sacramento-San Joaquin by converting 1,200 acres of farmland into tidal wetlands would have an unforeseen consequence: eliminating a 14-acre Carignane vineyard planted in the 1880's

03/05/14

Steve Treder, senior vice president for strategic development for Western Management Group, will present data at two sessions at WiVi, showing compensation at wineries on the Central Coast and how it compares to compensation at wineries in other regions of California.

03/05/14

most of the 2,000 attendees were visiting from afar, nearly 70% were from outside Napa Valley, including guests from 17 states other than California

03/05/14

"We have only about four weeks to get a lot of rain. We have been talking about which vineyards we are going to sacrifice, very tough decisions; we are going to have to think hard on certain varieties."

03/05/14

Military technology might help speed up the aging of wine, according to a California scientist

03/05/14

In response to the statewide and local drought situation, the Lake County Winegrape Commission and Lake County Farm Bureau recently collaborated to present "Lake County Farm Drought Response," a forum for the exchange of drought-related information.

03/05/14

A Lake County groundwater study has indicated that some area wells are producing sufficient water for their users but others are being depleted by the drought, said Lake County Supervisor Tony Farrington.

03/05/14

Nobody likes to admit they've been duped. In the case of environmentalism, the admission involves a large percentage of the world's population. Farmers, especially in California, have some admissions to make.

03/05/14

Chuck Dirkse has adopted a wide range of almond production practices designed to improve the long-term sustainability and productivity of his farm.

03/05/14

Assuming a portion of what used to be a small private residence, the Samsara tasting room will feature a portfolio of pinot noir, syrah, and grenache from micro-sites within carefully selected vineyards.

03/05/14

Ian Cauble, Sonoma State alumnus and Master Sommelier, is returning to SSU for a special viewing of "Somm," a film documenting his journey to becoming the 197th Master Sommelier in history. The event is open to the public and takes place on March 28 at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

03/05/14

A wine company owned by US billionaire Bill Foley has been fined NZ$30,000 after a worker broke his arm at one of its New Zealand vineyards.

03/05/14

Lately there's been a lot of hand-wringing and populist nonsense about limited-production wines from tiny vineyards or extremely small producers. The premise is always the same: Wine writers like me, and even more so the big wine-tasting mandarins who taste thousands of wines a year, panning for wine gold, are always praising wines that Average Joe or Jane can't obtain.

03/05/14

Italian wine is in trouble. With wine consumption at historic lows, and wine production consistently on the rise, the Italian wine industry finds itself in a unique and problematic over-under situation: too much wine for a domestic audience that's drinking less and less of it, especially young Italians who are turning more frequently to craft beer and spirits.

03/05/14

You may soon be able to enjoy your favorite Pennsylvania wines without having to travel to a winery or pay expensive shipping. The reason: the State Liquor Control Board has changed some of their pricing rules for Pennsylvania wine makers.

03/05/14

With home winemaking booming and Pennsylvania's wine industry experiencing dramatic growth, there's an increasing demand for educational resources specific to Pennsylvania grape-growing and winemaking.

03/05/14

With California in the grips of drought, farmers throughout the state are using a mysterious and some say foolhardy tool for locating underground water: dowsers, or water witches. Practitioners of dowsing use rudimentary tools - usually copper sticks or wooden "divining rods" that resemble large wishbones - and what they describe as a natural energy to find water or minerals hidden deep underground.

03/05/14

Research and Development Trend of China Fruit Wine Market, 2014-2018 mainly conducts in-depth market survey on the status of fruit wine industry, analyzes market status, major problems of China's fruit wine market, business performances of domestic major enterprises, meanwhile offers suggestions for this industry, so as to make enterprises know this industry better and provide decision-making references for investors.

03/05/14

Given the space devoted recently to predictions relating to the future of the wine business I've been surprised at the lack of attention focused on the new EU vine planting regime which is due to come into effect at the end of 2015. From that date each member state with over 50,000 hectares under vine will be able to add 1% per year to its vineyard area.

03/05/14

Long-time Troon winemaker Herb Quady and Troon associate Brian Gruber are setting off in a new direction, but not leaving their wine-making roots behind. The duo has launched Barrel 42, a custom winemaking venture, at the SOS complex on Stewart Avenue in south Medford, a spot that the property owner says he hopes one day will be a tourist-oriented wine and food destination.

03/05/14

The winery and distillery operated by O'Neill Vintners & Distillers in Parlier in Fresno County could be one of the main beneficiaries of a new strategic partnership the company has made with Cecchetti Wine Company.

03/05/14

Wirtz Beverage Group is to become Diageo's exclusive national broker in Canada, after signing an agreement last week.

03/05/14

Over the weekend, the storm drains along Pine Street filled up leaving a deep pool of water at 6th and Pine streets this morning. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected today and into the evening, with an 80-percent chance of rain on Saturday, according to the Weather Channel.

03/05/14

Key suppliers and wholesalers convene to discuss ecommerce growth strategy

03/05/14

Latitude 38 Entertainment, the new producers of BottleRock, has cleared several key hurdles so the music festival can return to Napa this May

03/05/14

The collision caused wine to flow into the street for about a hour sending AUS$500,000 worth of "expensive" white wine down the drain

03/05/14

the study was less a study-as in something published in a peer review journal- than a PowerPoint presentation of preliminary data by long-term opponents of privatization and members of organizations that have a vested interest in preventing privatization

03/05/14

Safeway has fallen victim to being in the unenviable "middle" position - squeezed on one side by a growing base of value-oriented competitors and on the other by increasingly popular specialty and premium chains

03/05/14

"Jamieson Ranch Vineyards" began operations in June on 300 acres in Napa Valley, Calif., and started selling wine in September, according to the company. The trademark dispute kicked off shortly after the Jamieson mark was published