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07/14/14

A little more than two years ago, Raymond Vineyards set off public argument about winery development ...

07/14/14

A group opposed to the planned Yountville Hill Winery project says it's still deciding whether to appeal a Napa County Planning Commission decision last week to grant the project its use permit.

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It's complicated, because there never has been a water year like this in the Valley. The near-record drought left millions of acres with no river water at all from the federal Central Valley Project.

07/14/14

Governor Deval Patrick signed the state's budget conference report that includes Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) wine shipping language

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The general feeling exists that the longer this position remains open, the longer what's called one of Pennsylvania's few growth agricultural industries will remain in limbo.

07/14/14

"We understand that a small cup of water for the parched is better than no water at all, however there is no reason why the legislature could not have provided the state's consumers with a full glass of water- or wine-rather than choosing to unnecessarily protect special interests," said Tom Wark, executive director of the American Wine Consumer Coalition.

07/14/14

New legislation opens Boston state to wine shipping

07/14/14

The American Wine Consumer Coalition, a national lobbying group, says the law will continue to prohibit the shipment of thousands of wines to Massachusetts' consumers ...

07/14/14

The Sonoma Home Winemakers, formerly known as the Valley of the Moon Dilettante Enological Society (VOMDES), are a group of home winemakers whose charter is to promote the fine art of making great wine and share information amongst its members

07/14/14

After the U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to consider reinstating a lease to farm and pack shellfish in Point Reyes National Seashore, Drakes Bay Oyster Co. this week decided to plan to shut down at the end of this month but continue the legal fight to get back in business.

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" ... it is likely that residue levels will degrade substantially to levels below established glyphosate residue tolerances and below detectable levels for imazapyr."

07/14/14

The ongoing saga involving the insurance company that reclaimed the bankrupt Copia site and is trying to develop it against the wishes of community members who do not own the property, continued at Thursday's Napa Planning Commission meeting.

07/14/14

A sweeping North Fork property owned by a scion of the Entenmann's baking clan hit the market Friday, with a $25 million price tag.

07/14/14

"By absorbing the ATF into existing law enforcement entities, we can preserve the areas where the ATF adds value for substantially less taxpayer money," Sensenbrenner said. "While searching for its mission, the ATF has been plagued by decades of high-profile blunders...We cannot afford to ignore clear changes that will greatly enhance the government's efficiency."

07/14/14

Thanks to new legislation signed into law on Wednesday. Sponsored by Assemblywoman Celeste Riley, D-3 of Bridgeton, and Assemblyman Paul Moriarty , D-4 of Washington Township, the law was proposed in response to a municipality prohibiting the owner of a preserved vineyard from hosting large, social gatherings.

07/14/14

Gallo family fortune close to $10 billion

07/14/14

Treasury Wine Estates has been challenged over the use of its adopted Penfolds Chinese name, "Ben Fu", after a court verdict granting the Australian winemaker rights to the name was appealed.

07/14/14

Crackdown on Lavish Gift-Giving Sours High-End Segment, But Lower Priced Wine Is in Bloom

07/14/14

North Yuba County's burgeoning wine trade began with a 1984 cabernet sauvignon grown and developed at Renaissance Vineyard and Winery in Oregon House.

07/14/14

pink wine's unprecedented rise has established it not only as serious-even cult-wine, but as an aspirational lifestyle brand unto itself

07/14/14

Thousands of litres of beer are to be poured down the drain following the emergency closure of a UK brewery found to be overrun with rats.

07/14/14

California agricultural catastrophe could start with a single handkerchief

07/14/14

A study by the U.S. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that up to 73 percent of Australian land currently used for viticulture could become unsuitable by 2050.

07/14/14

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07/14/14

It has been revealed that as many as one in five bottles of wine stocked in independent corner shops in England could be fake, following the release of information on police raids to tackle the organised crime.

07/14/14

Legendary Burgundy personality Becky Wasserman-Hone has been exporting great wines from small French domaines for 35 years through her Le Serbet brokerage