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04/21/14

The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is designed to enhance the markets for specialty crops like fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture

04/21/14

Thanks to Northern California storms, the system's allocation will increase to 5% from the historic zero announced in January

04/21/14

Attempt to divert more water through Potter Valley was unsuccessful

04/21/14

California has a $25 billion plan to transport snowmelt from the northern Sierras through a pair of 37-mile tunnels to farms and cities in the south. But there's no indication of how much water users will owe for the huge project or who's on the hook if they can't pay for it

04/21/14

Josefina Adriance, founder of the Napa-based company Spanish for Business, is marking the 10th anniversary of her Spanish for the Wine ...

04/21/14

BrewDrop is an Austin-based app that will allow customers to browse inventory from the store nearest to them, choose their order from a selection of beer, wine and liquor and have their purchase directly delivered to their door in about 30 minutes

04/21/14

"He was proud of the years he spent up there," said Dorothy Tchelistcheff, his widow, who still lives in Napa. "I'm sure he would be amazed and astounded by what has happened in Washington."

04/21/14

Wine grapes replaced strawberries as San Luis Obispo County's No. 1 cash crop for 2013, generating more than $220 million in revenue and representing a 10-percent increase in production from the previous year.

04/21/14

Under the new structure, Beam will become a subsidiary named Beam Suntory, which will be headed by Beam Chief Executive Officer Matt Shattock. Officials from the Suntory group, including Suntory Holdings Executive Vice President Yasunori Aiba, who is also president of Suntory Liquors Ltd., will join the directorial board of the new company

04/21/14

In honor of Oregon Wine Month, the Oregon Wine Board, Travel Oregon and Alaska Airlines have partnered to bring back the Oregon Wines Fly Free program. Beginning May 1, visitors traveling from Oregon on an Alaska Airlines flight can check a case of Oregon wine for free. Oregon is the first state to partner with the airline on a statewide wines fly free program. More than 250 Oregon wineries joined the program in 2013.

04/21/14

Hopefully you are not disappointed that a bottle of "Murder on My Mind" is not something you can order online. These labels, fortunately, are just glued-on; full images of these wines show a Fetzer capsule atop the bottle of Breakdown, too

04/21/14

For Fort Berens, this spring brings new growth to their team, the blossoming of their winery construction project and a bountiful spring release of their favourite and new varietals.

04/21/14

A propane gas explosion on Friday, April 19, gutted the tasting room and kitchen at Mount Palomar Winery in the Temecula Valley Wine Country area, causing around $2 million in damages, according to Cal Fire

04/21/14

Fire crews report a propane tank exploded at the winery. However, the winery is still in service

04/21/14

The Beard award and its attendant exposure brought a new opportunity for Mr. Zisovski; the Altamarea group recruited him to open Ai Fiori restaurant. The corporate beverage director position came later

04/21/14

it's only been within the last 10 years that the current generation actually built wineries to convert their grapes into wine. Today, there are approximately 80 wineries and tasting rooms-an impressive number for sure-but there are more than 750 growers in the area

04/21/14

A look at where the money comes from

04/21/14

The leading proposal under discussion by Senate leadership would expand beer and wine sales into grocery stores, gas stations, beer distributors and other private retailers while keeping hard liquor in state-run stores

04/21/14

McDaniel denied the ballot title because of ambiguities in the text of proposed measure. As of now, 37 counties are dry and 38 are wet in Arkansas

04/21/14

TTB has made changes to its regulations and its Permits Online program to make applying for Federal approval a completely electronic process

04/21/14

The CDC has established that one-in-six Americans binge drinks, but basically everyone else who drinks is, can be, or will become a "problem drinker." Having said that, it's not like the CDC are "alcohol scientists" or anything. But Dr. Kari Poikolainen, who used to work for the World Health Organization as an alcohol expert, is. And according to him, drinking a bottle of wine a day isn't bad for you. Although drinking nine bottles of wine a day probably is still bad

04/21/14

Erle Martin is president and chief executive officer of Napa-based Crimson Wine Group, a publicly owned producer of fine wines

04/21/14

Tom Bonomi is president and chief executive officer of Classic Wines, LLC, a portfolio of wine brands and supporting vineyards for TPG co-founder Bill Price

04/21/14

Rick Magnuson in 2001 founded Menlo Park-based private-equity investment firm GI Partners, which has more than $11 billion under management for pension funds and institutions

04/21/14

Matt Wood is estate director for Domaine Chandon and Newton Vineyard. Both are owned by Paris-based LVMH, the group behind Louis Vitton, Dom Perignon and other luxury goods

04/21/14

Jordan Kivelstadt is co-founder and chief executive officer of Napa-based Free Flow Wines, which fills and manages wineries' kegs used in on-premise by-the-glass sales

04/21/14

Hardy Wallace is winemaker and an owner of Dirty & Rowdy Family Winery of Calistoga

04/21/14

Eugenio Jardim is a San Francisco-based wine consultant, sommelier and wine educator, with a career spanning three decades in the U.S. and Brazil

04/21/14

Phil Hurst is co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Healdsburg-based Truett-Hurst, Inc., a publicly owned wine producer

04/21/14

Effective this month, Diageo Chateau & Estate (DC&E) has become the exclusive U.S. importer for Côtes de Provence rosé producer Chateau Minuty, owned by the Matton-Farnet family. The move marks DC&E's entry into the fast-growing rosé segment, whose sales rose 25% last year according to Nielsen and continue to expand at a rapid rate

04/21/14

Beaujolais Nouveau has long suffered an unflattering comparison to paint thinner for its bright, cidery aromas that fly in the face of soft, juicy Merlot or peppery Cabernet Sauvignon

04/21/14

he U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved new product Palcohol, powdered alcohol that can be mixed into a drink or sprinkled on food