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06/12/14

private equity firm ­Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is understood to have made fresh soundings to major institutional shareholders in Treasury Wine Estates as the wine company prepares to cut about 100 staff by June 30

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Where is the source of this discontent emanating - or maybe the better question is from who?

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UC Davis event offers tips for appealing to customers

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The Sessions family invites the community to join them for a public celebration to honor the life of Bob Sessions. Sessions, the pioneering vintner best known for his work for more than 40 years at Hanzell Vineyards, died peacefully surrounded by family in Sonoma on Tuesday, May 13, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

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Online addresses ending in .wine and .vin are set to be uncorked soon, despite objections from European governments and several wine industry groups. The Internet's chief regulator has reaffirmed its plan to allow the new "top-level domains" ending in wine and its French language equivalent, vin.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a "stipulated injunction" that would require no-spray buffer zones around streams in Oregon, Washington and California for five pesticides

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Panther Creek Cellars, one of the first Oregon wineries recognized for its exceptional regional blends and single vineyard designate wines, especially Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, has made a new home in Dundee: 110 SW Highway 99W. A grand opening celebration will be held on June 14, 2014 to showcase the brand's storied history as well as foreshadow its exciting future.

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McGah Family Cellars is pleased to introduce Scarlett Zinfandel, the inaugural vintage of its 100 percent Estate Grown Zinfandel and Petite Syrah blend. This expressive Rutherford wine is the newest creation from Mike Smith, one of Napa Valley's new superstar winemakers.

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New Jersey residents Bob and Elizabeth Van Dyk have purchased five live auction lots at Auction Napa Valley in the past three years, but one of them stands out

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Tatiana McWilliams and Eric Drew of Healdsburg & Artisan Sotheby's International Realty represented the recent sale of Duncan Peak Winery and Vineyards in Mendocino County.

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Is that $100 bottle of wine really worth what you paid for it? Tyler Colman deconstructs the price of a bottle.

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Withstanding the drought that continues to batter farming statewide, Sonoma County's agricultural sector continued to grow in 2013, resulting in an annual yield of crops and products valued at more than $848 million, the county announced Tuesday. Buoyed by the strength of its $605 million grape industry, the value of the county's farm products rose 4.4 percent last year, according to the annual Sonoma County Crop Report.

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Idaho and Oregon farmers have been alerted about a possible case of glyphosate-resistant kochia weeds in at least two Roundup Ready sugar beet fields in the Treasure Valley area.

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Napa's longstanding city logo is so old that current city officials don't know who designed it or when it was created. And the city's seal - the stamp plastered on all official city documents - is so old that it is literally falling apart.

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In a re-branding of the Oenotheque series, Dom Perignon has re-released the 1998 vintage under the new name P2 to represent the wine's second 'plenitude'.

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Former owner of Cru plans to auction trove of 100,000 bottles, most of it Burgundy

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From craggy cliffs to explosive volcanos, there are few places in the world that winemakers fear to tread.

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Today's consumer is increasingly obsessive; in search of something retro, feelgood and blended, and looking for an experience they can share, according to Wine Intelligence.

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Advocates for wine shipments said only small numbers of people have taken advantage of direct wine shipments in the 40 states where it's legal. Moreover, they said, South Dakota's ban on wine being shipped to the door isn't effective.

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The Vintner Group, based in Ashland, announced a merger with New York-based Winebow on Tuesday. The distributors will form a new company named The Winebow Group, with former Vintner Group top executive David Townsend as its new president and CEO

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Wine industry members from the Limestone Coast have been busy exploring new depths as part of a long-term soil sustainability vision for the region.

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The Maryland Grape Growers Association will hold its annual Summer Field Day from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at Harvest Ridge Winery.

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The 190 acre resort located in Pennsylvania's Poconos has pools, hot tubs, tennis and volleyball courts, and tons of nature trails for hiking and biking in the buff. Accommodations for overnight guests include cabins, campgrounds and a lodge. For those who like an au naturel drink, Sunny Rest offers Streakers Bar and Flashers Nightclub.

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Portuguese wine is "on the cusp" of breaking into the fine wine market, just as the Super Tuscans did during the 1980s, believes one major Douro producer.

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Picking a wine festival to attend is easy for the consumer -- consider location, price, what wineries are pouring, and then go and enjoy in a proper manner. But how do wineries choose which festivals to attend, given it seems they can do one a week, and twice most summer Sundays?

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The $12 million project was initiated under a federal mandate to replace a deficient screen system meant to prevent fish from getting hung up in submerged pumps that draw water from the river for filtration and consumer delivery

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The acquisition is the latest in the company's expansion plans, which include an all-scrip $1.9 million takeover offer for pinot noir pioneer Martinborough Vineyard Estates.

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Survey results suggest hundreds of winery owners across California, Oregon and Washington are strongly considering selling their properties, say analysts with Silicon Valley Bank

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Ultra's model is so new that it's hard for ABRA to work out how to apply existing laws to it

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture continues to protect the second-largest grape-growing state in the U.S. and the number two producer of premium wines by continuing its cooperative program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in looking for four species of destructive moths (European Grapevine Moth, European Grape Berry Moth, Grape Tortrix, and Grapevine Tortrix).

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Tailoring your winery tasting room presentation to a customer's experience may earn their loyalty and business

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Fresno State University officials and donors break ground Friday on a 30,000-square-foot interdisciplinary research building where the university's brightest minds will collaborate to solve the most pressing agricultural issues facing the region and the world.

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Bordeaux's wine producers remain philosophical in the face of destructive hail storms, despite some having up to 85% of grapes destroyed

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Vineyard View Winery in Keuka Park, Yates County, is off to a running start after its official opening in May. The Keuka Lake operation has established a vinifera and hybrid lineup and recently bottled its first late-harvest wine.

06/12/14

WineShop At Home's "Wine is Social" campaign, with its web and mobile presence and shopping hub on Facebook (facebook.com/wineshopathome)

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San Francisco may soon join Seattle in becoming the next major city to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour

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This near-pristine, wind-whipped marine wilderness is a federally protected home for large beds of eelgrass, the base of the marine food chain. The Estero hosts the largest colony of harbor seals on the West Coast, and tens of thousands of resident and migratory birds