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Friday, December 19th

04/02/14

Wine Institute has released a new book, Down to Earth: A Seasonal Tour of Sustainable Winegrowing in California, a consumer-friendly guide to environmentally and socially responsible practices that shows how sustainability influences California vintners and growers throughout the year as they grow and make wines. The book was written by Janet Fletcher and photographed by George Rose, both award-winning journalists.

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The public will have an opportunity to weigh-in on this first draft during a meeting scheduled for later this month

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A shear-wielding contraption billed as the world's first robotic vineyard pruner put on a show to a rapt audience of winemakers and vineyard managers Monday in the hills above Carlton

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Rate of development slows in March; Oregon growers report spring growth seven to 10 days ahead of schedule

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"The fear is that if customers can order wine online and have it shipped to their homes, they'll stop doing business at their local package store." Of course, by that logic legislators should prohibit Massachusetts consumers from having anything delivered to them from out of state that they could buy from a local dealer

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Portion of sales to benefit Roots of Peace, supporting its mission of turning Mines To Vines® worldwide

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From a Granite Bay California vineyard, first planted in 2007, owned by Dusty Baker, will produce small lots of Syrah and a few of other varietals at the Treasure Island Wines' facility.

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Already boasting a circulation of over 50,000 since announcing its refresh in December, the bi-monthly publication will run out of the gate with features and departments that both inform and interest the working beverage industry professional, academic, and connoisseur.

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Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute partnered with CSU San Marcos to video conference SSU's popular Tasting Room Management Certificate seminars to Southern California over the past week. This collaboration gave the two CSUs an opportunity to share resources and knowledge across the state, while maintaining ease of access to wineries in their local wine regions.

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In March, Galante opened her tasting room in Carmel by-the-Sea, in a courtyard on San Carlos & 7th in the heart of town.

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The county now has its own winegrowers association, a wine competition and 18 bonded wineries -- including some in the unlikeliest places. You may know about Hannah Nicole Vineyards' sprawling estate in Brentwood, but did you know about Sterling Albert's winery in industrial Concord?

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, the delegation wrote that the ruling "threatens to undermine the Oregon legislature's intent and the winemaking industry by requiring retailers such as grocery stores and restaurants, to maintain labels, licenses and records as if they were bottling wine themselves. Such requirements would unnecessarily burden these businesses and limit sales of these fine products."

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Santa Barbara area grape growers nearly gave up on Bordeaux varieties planted here in the 1970s after they failed to ripen sufficiently to eliminate green flavors more vintages than not. There are exceptions, of course, and Jonata in Ballard Canyon proved there are warmer areas where Bordeaux varieties can do very well.

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Availability of water isn't the only doubtful factor in Steve Dee's plans this year. He'll also need to find 100 or so workers to pick, dry and box grapes during the month-long harvest.

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US billionaire Bill Koch has lost nearly $12 million in damages he had initially won in a lawsuit against a fellow wine collector.

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Complaints reached Washington D.C., where U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., spearheaded a united effort among the Oregon delegation to get the TTB to cut the new law some slack. They all signed a letter that said, in essence, Oregonians like their growlers, and why should the Treasury Department spoil the good times?

04/02/14

The "compromise" liquor reform proposal legislative negotiators in Harrisburg reportedly are working on is a compromise in name only. The proposal apparently would leave state liquor stores with the exclusive right to sell wine and spirits, but it would expand services in a number of ways, many of them not particularly good for Pennsylvania.

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A free presentation on why the Columbia Basin is good for viticulture, or the growing of wine grapes, is set for 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hebeler Hall Auditorium on campus at Central Washington University.

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California growers show off the benefits and beauty of working in environmentally and socially responsible ways

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Thousands of people evacuated from Chile's low-lying coastal areas returned home on Wednesday morning after authorities called off a tsunami alarm as damage from a massive overnight earthquake seemed mostly limited

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Crimean Novy Svet winery, best-known for its sparkling wines, became the property of the Russian state after last month's annexation of Crimea. Winery deputy director Lina Domatievskaya said this could be a good thing

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"It will be quick," Jean-Philippe Delmas, estate manager at Château Haut-Brion told Wine-Searcher. "Every vintage that's not great is quick, and no one is pretending that 2013 is a great vintage."

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The measure would repeal laws that allow counties to conduct wet-dry votes and would make alcohol sales legal across Arkansas

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New Single Serve Pouch Lets You Drink Wine In Your Favorite Spot

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New Name Reflects Bolder Mission and Commitment to Eliminate Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking