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04/11/14

Hall of Fame winemaker Merry Edwards delivers Walt Klenz lecture at UCD

04/11/14

At the end of April, Naches fruit packer and grower Allan Brothers will purchase nearly 900 acres of wine grapes from Sagemoor Vineyards of Pasco

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On Thursday, about 150 members of the wine industry raised glasses of 14 Hands' "The Reserve" wines to toast the brand's new Prosser home.

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State and federal water agencies unveiled a comprehensive drought management plan for California on April 9 but didn't increase allocations for agriculture. They said new allocations could be made in the next couple of weeks, but added many demands exist for a water supply that is still historically scarce.

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Council asks for talks on future cases

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But state agency that made the ruling warns a hybrid board could still face legal questions

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Building upon its growth strategy, Truett-Hurst's three-year supply agreement (with a potential two year extension) with Ecologic demonstrates the progress the company has made in developing its downstream manufacturing supply channels over the past year.

04/11/14

Statistics Canada has released a report about the year ending March 2013, and says Canadians spent $21.4 billion on alcoholic beverages, up 2.2 percent. Beer still has the biggest part of the market at $9.1 billion, little changed from a year earlier. Wine sales of $6.8 billion, on the other hand, were up 4.9 percent.

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They do "come in handy in a business sector where there's often a need to come up with clever marketing spin," said Ben Zimmer, executive producer of Vocabulary.com and language columnist for The Wall Street Journal. "It's niche marketing. You're trying to appeal to different sectors of the public: 'Well, we have a special kind of tourism for you and it has a special name.'"

04/11/14

So, in addition to 35-hour work weeks, it is now illegal for the French workforce to tend to business once it's time to eat dinner. Germany already does this. Though it's unclear exactly how that will be enforced, it's a nice perk to have in any case. C'est la vie

04/11/14

The adventure continues at L'Aventure Winery as Chloe Asseo, daughter of owners Stephan and Beatrice Asseo, joins the family business as the new sales, marketing and communications director. Chloe is one of three siblings and is bringing an innovative touch of French flair to the business.

04/11/14

The criminal indictment alleges that Mr. Madjlessi, former bank CEO Sean Cutting, former senior vice president Brian Melland and attorney David Lonich conspired to falsify Mr. Madjelessi's financial condition in order to finance development of an apartment complex in Santa Rosa. Charges include conspiracy, bank fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, false statements to a bank, false bank entries and attempted obstruction of justice, according to the office of Ms. Haag.

04/11/14

An Idaho tax incentive bill recently signed into law includes the main elements of a previously proposed Ag Jobs bill that enjoyed widespread support from the state's farm community but failed to pass during the 2012 and 2013 legislative sessions.

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Oregon has water issues like most of the western U.S., according to Kathie Dello, associate director of the Oregon Climate Change Research institute at Oregon State University. Because the rain and snow falls from October to March, Oregon relies a lot on the snowpack and precipitation in the summer months.

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On Tuesday, the St. Helena City Council approved a residential project north of the Culinary Institute of America.

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A Brit's "perfect bottle" is red, Australian, from a big name brand, has a screw cap, costs on average £5.83 and is bought from a local supermarket, according to a recent survey by Cobevco.

04/11/14

Nineteen of the world's leading producers of beer, wine and spirits have announced the creation of a new global organization to help reduce harmful drinking and promote responsible drinking.

04/11/14

China is now the world's second biggest consumer of high-priced wines, following the US, according to a report prepared ahead of international wine show, Vinexpo.

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Plus, Washington's wine industry steps up for mudslide relief, a Burgundy vintner's sentence for refusing to use pesticides is reduced, and more

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After confusion over what, if any, agency would regulate ice cream products that contain ice cream, sponsor state Rep. Marcus Hunter, D-Monroe, agreed to delay a vote on the bill until he could speak to state alcohol regulation officials. It is unclear when the bill might be heard again.

04/11/14

Enophiles in Northern Virginia will likely have a lot more wine dinners to add to their calendars in the coming months, after the Virginia General Assembly passed a law that explicitly allows restaurants to hold the events with wine distributors.

04/11/14

Five high schools, eight youth-oriented programs and 10 other Lake County nonprofit organizations have been selected as beneficiaries of this year's Lake County Wine Auction

04/11/14

Despite more late-season storms in California, state and federal water planners weren't ready April 9 to start sending water to farms without senior water rights

04/11/14

Pinot with your poodle? Chardonnay with your Chihuahua? Why leave your best friend behind when you're sipping and swirling, when there are wineries like these?

04/11/14

"The Palliotti et al. paper demonstrated how complex science can be presented in a very concise, yet meaningful manner. ... The Casassa et al. paper integrated sound, practical vineyard irrigation treatments with a very thorough and multifaceted evaluation of wine properties.

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Sagemoor Sells Grapes to more than 70 Washington wineries

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Sagemoor Vineyards began in 1968 by Alec Bayless, who put together a group of investors to purchase the land. By 1972, Sagemoor, Bacchus and Dionysus were planted. It was the first large-scale planting in the state at a time when the Washington wine industry consisted of fewer than a dozen wineries