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Saturday, October 25th

07/03/14

State officials on Wednesday issued new water curtailment orders to thousands of users and adopted emergency regulations that allow them to more quickly crack down on people who ignore orders to stop diverting water from drought-stricken rivers and streams, including the upper Russian River

07/03/14

A new snack food is the first product shipped on a mass scale containing "flour" made from the milled seeds and skins of Sonoma County wine grapes

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Producers across Burgundy have asked government officials for help in the form of tax relief, subsidies and funding to increase anti-hail measures, following a devastating hailstorm on Saturday.

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The fire that blazed through Napa County on Tuesday this morning spread into a rural area of Lake County.

07/03/14

A massive wildfire burning in a remote area of Napa and Lake counties grew to 3,200 acres by Wednesday morning, threatening nearly 400 structures after destroying at least five during the initial conflagration on Tuesday

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Nearly 2,000 American wineries decry misappropriation of hard-fought regional name recognition

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A hurricane watch was issued for part of North Carolina's coast early Wednesday, covering an area from Bogue Inlet to Oregon Inlet, including Pamlico Sound. A tropical storm watch was in effect for parts of Florida and South Carolina.

07/03/14

Conditions across the western U.S. have continued warmer and drier than normal through June. Temperatures within the wine regions in the western and central valleys of California, western valleys of Oregon and across into eastern Washington during the month were approximately 1 to 4 degrees above normal.

07/03/14

Two officers stopped a car on the A31 highway near Dijon in Burgundy for a regular vehicle check and noticed two bottles of Champagne on the floor at the passenger's feet. On closer inspection, the liquid inside did not look like sparkling wine and was seized for analysis.

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Cooler, damp weather overnight helped firefighters make progress against the wildfire burning in Pope Valley, CalFire reports, but the fires remains only about 30 percent contained.

07/03/14

A number of well-known American wine-making regions, including Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles and Santa Barbara, are upset about plans to add new Internet domain names such as .wine and .vin, the French word for the stuff.

07/03/14

Today, the Yakima Valley is a diverse agricultural region. Yet amid the hops, apples, pears, juice grapes and row crops, wine grape vineyards continue to thrive. The Yakima Valley is the largest growing region in the state at more than 16,000 acres of wine grapes.

07/03/14

Ex-Coca-Cola executive Robert Foye is to head up Treasury Wine Estates' Asia and EMEA regions following the departure of Andrew Carter last week.

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DBR Lafite managing director Christopher Salin described the first wine from its Chinese vineyard as "not bad, not yet good".

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A ban on high-proof spirits will take effect in the US state of Maryland next week with the aim of reducing binge drinking among students and sexual assaults on campus.

07/03/14

Bordeaux-based accelerator company 33 entrepreneurs, which supports start-ups across the wine, tourism and technology sectors, has attracted support from Microsoft and the wine industry.

07/03/14

Numerous studies have indicated that price, quality, and enjoyment of wine are essentially unrelated. Note that for the purposes of the studies highlighted below, "expensive" generally ranged from $30-$90. While there are other experiments out there, here's a taste - no pun intended - of what researchers have learned about wine.

07/03/14

Spectacular Mountain Terrace Vineyard yo Produce Exclusive Wines: Benefits for Club Members Include Award-winning wines and Breathtaking Views

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On July 9, representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture will tour local wineries to assess the damage done to local wine grapes by this past winter's extreme weather. All Northeastern Ohio Wineries from Avon east to the Pennsylvania line suffered deep losses to the wine grape crop. "There was a 100-percent crop loss for 2014 for all vinifera wine varieties." says Doniella Winchell, Executive Director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association.

07/03/14

Teams of two -- a Livermore winemaker and a Bay Area chef -- meet up, often months in advance, to select a wine and create its ultimate culinary companion. That night, they are judged for their innovation, use of local, seasonal ingredients and of course, deliciousness.

07/03/14

Clever Imports, a West Palm Beach-based importer of chocolate flavored wines, filed Chapter 11 reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The company rang up $5.5 million in sales in 2013 and $2.6 million from the start of 2014 until the Chapter 11 filing on June 25, according to the case management summary.

07/03/14

Companies accused of spending $43 million in state funds on châteaus; unclear if wineries will be seized

07/03/14

The fire has scorched more than 3,800 acres as of 4:30 p.m. and forced the evacuation of residents throughout the area, particularly in the Berryessa Estates subdivision toward the northern tip of Lake Berryessa.

07/03/14

US winemaking consultant Paul Hobbs is potentially facing multi-million dollar fines for cutting down trees on protected land in order to plant a vineyard.