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04/14/14

"From our perspective, the desire to have AB 1989 passed is to ensure that we are doing our best to prepare our students for successful careers in the wine industry," said Dr. James Kennedy, chair of the Department of Viticulture and Enology at California State University, Fresno

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The scarcity of irrigation water in drought-stricken California has created such a demand for well drilling services that Central Valley farmer Bob Smittcamp is taking matters into his own hands

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Everyone is willing to share and trust their neighbor. It is a hospitality industry and all our reactions are open and accepting as a reaction to the world we all want. It all seems wrapped up in the romance and feel and makes this such a cool place in which to work

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Irrigation officials will consider a potential deal with state water officials that could give Merced growers a little more water for their crops this year and help the irrigation district partially close a projected $10 million budget gap

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A grape négociant is suing the owners of an Oak Knoll vineyard for more than $180,000 in damages and lost profits over the quality of fruit from the 2013 harvest, according to court records

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A proposed 100,000-gallon winery on Yountville Hill has attracted strong opposition from some neighbors ...

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Research climatologist Greg Jones, whose work is respected in the Pacific Northwest wine industry and beyond, predicts warmer and wetter conditions for the region during second half of April

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Fine wine importer Michael Skurnik Wines, announced that they have hired Laura Williamson as Vice President, Director of National Sales

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an Ontario-born vintner with a master's degree in enology from Adelaide University in Australia

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Vinitaly, the trade fair which took place in Verona last weekend, is traditionally the time when allocations are made to various importers, but J&B were so keen to ensure that they got their hands on what they had been promised that they took care to have their purchases collected from the relevant cellars beforehand.

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It's one thing to have all of this data. It's another thing to transform it into actionable knowledge so that the presentation, in the words of Frescobaldi's Giampiero Bertolini, is of "an up to date historical company."

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Tipsi is currently available for free on iOS and is described to have been "conceived as a mobile sommelier at restaurants [that] provides PERSONALIZED and RESTAURANT SPECIFIC recommendations based on the actual available wine list."

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This saturated group of new growers and owners is contagious and beautiful. Upon entering all of the modern tasting rooms throughout the region you cannot help but feel positive energy and excitement for an advantageous ideology toward great wine. Be an adventurist and explore a decadent wine region that will revitalize your knowledge of bold and exceptional wines.

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The widely reported rumors that France decided to ban employees from answering work emails after 6 p.m. are just that-rumors.

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Clos Solene, Falcone, The Farm and L'Aventure offer limited production cabernet

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It was surprisingly easy to put cherry merlot ice cream on dry ice and ship it to places like Japan and Malaysia from Mercer's Dairy in Boonville, New York

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A recent study is showing that the expansion of Iowa's wine industry in recent years shows it's potential to become a regional leader

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Russia's politically motivated attack on the petrodollar could trigger a major U.S. stock market collapse amid a global loss of confidence in the dollar caused by the Federal Reserve's continuing policy of buying billions of dollars monthly in U.S. Treasury debt

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At 40,000 square feet co-owner Jeff Swanson says Wilshire Gun will be a full-fledged destination

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This desert region may seem an unlikely spot to grow grapes, but soon people at Passover tables around the world will be pouring kosher wines produced here in a rich history that dates to biblical times

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During the Passover Seder meal, four cups of wine are incorporated into the annual Jewish feast. The silverware, dishes and unleavened bread are closely supervised to conform with ritual demands - and so is the wine

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This weekend the North Willamette Vintners group is holding the annual Spring Wine Trail weekend

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The state Liquor Authority will simplify distilling manufacturing licenses, raise production limits, modernize shipping laws and lower licensing fees for craft manufacturers, all issues pushed for at the summit by beer, wine, spirits and cider producers

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we take a look at the key revenue drivers impacting the business that contributes just around 2%

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when I tasted a Silvaner made by Ludwig Knoll at Weingut am Stein in Franken a few years ago, I experienced an epiphany

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The first leaves are unfurling from buds sheltering the beginnings of wine grape clusters that will become Washington's 2014 vintage

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West Australian Nationals MP Vince Catania is calling for an immediate halt to American grape imports to allow new research on Red Blotch Virus (RBV) to be considered. Mr Catania has written to WA Agriculture Minister Ken Baston and Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce, calling for a moratorium and full pest risk analysis to be conducted

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At the second New York State Wine, Beer, Spirits and Cider Summit last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he is dedicating $6 million to marketing the state's producers of wine and other fine adult beverages

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Dani M. Lightle is now working as the new Orchard Systems farm advisor based in Glenn County

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Fine wine marketplace Liv-ex recently released the details of its Bordeaux 2013 survey where it canvassed merchants for their opinion of the vintage

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What strikes you first about Philip Togni is an utter sense of propriety. Here is a man who was planting Cabernet in Napa Valley before the first American was launched into space

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The average price of private label wine has shot up by 7.2% in the past year to £4.78, according to data collected by IRI.

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Today, she is a respected leader in Italy's natural wine movement. She features in "Mondovino" filmmaker Jonathan Nossiter's new documentary, entitled "Natural Resistance."

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The French Senate finally confirms what we already knew - wine is an integral part of French culture

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Tesco has expressed concern about the "homogenisation" among Australia's major wine brands, calling for them to work harder at standing out from the crowd