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Saturday, October 25th

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As more water is pumped and not replenished, the aquifer falls further. "You shouldn't be able to drill as deeply as you want when it's detrimental to others."

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Among the items they'll discuss is whether to direct county staff to look at the developing a "groundwater exportation" ordinance

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The amendment, released this week, also sets a public meeting to hear comments in an ongoing effort to change the county's ordinance

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"It seems most wineries pay a commission for selling memberships, but few really compensate to keep their club members longer and that's the simplest solution I see to improve wine club profitability."

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North Coast wineries are selling more wine directly to consumers and are deploying technology and ideas from the wider retail world to do so

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US billionaire Bill Foley has raised NZ$10 million (£5.1m) to expand his existing wine business in New Zealand with a particular focus on Martinborough.

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Also: Lake County Winegrape Commission opens new offices; Wine Road donates $25,000 to food bank; Flavor Napa Valley coming in late November; 20 Cuban sommeliers to tour North Coast wineries

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The Gloria Ferrer Winery event is a fundraiser for the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation. Last year, the winery donated $15,000 to the foundation, and this year Bertran said they hope to top that with proceeds brought in from $75 admission tickets and an auction of paintings, sports memorabilia and vacation packages

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Actress Sophia Loren was the guest of honor at Far Niente Winery in Oakville on Saturday evening for "Bella Italia!," a tribute to the film legend attended by 400 fans, film stars and culinary and political VIPs

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esfaye Alemayehu and Sara Hall won the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon presented by Newton on Sunday

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Raymond Winery and Vineyards has agreed to delay its expansion project for another month after a meeting this week with planners so more ...

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For the last four years, Mr. Álvarez and five of his seven children have been locked in a pitched succession battle full of lawsuits and nasty accusations. It's been called "Falcon Crest" by the Spanish press, the name taken from the 1980s prime-time soap opera set in a Napa Valley winery.

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It's no longer news that Italy makes great white wines

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"The number of tasting rooms near the square in Sonoma have tripled since we opened three years ago, dividing the new customer base which every retail tasting room depends on. The hot market which was good for the real estate business was bad for our business because it gave confidence to our landlady to more than double the rent."

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Rumors drifted across the parched Central Valley that a bidding war for water might push auction prices as high as $3,000 an acre-foot, up from $60 in a normal year

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"This has a potential to impact the agriculture community more than anything we've seen in last 30 or 40 years," said Danny Merkley, director of water resources for the California Farm Bureau Federation.

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James Wheaton, an Environmental Law Foundation attorney, called the decision "monumental" and said that it "changes everything about groundwater in California, the only western state that does not regulate its precious groundwater." Wheaton told Bloomberg BNA the decision should "light a fire under the Legislature" to make groundwater a management priority.

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Increased agricultural pumping is part of a statewide trend to help farmers cope with the drought by substituting groundwater for reduced rainfall and the subsequent declines in stored water supplies

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Owner of Canadian wineries opens tasting room in industrial section of Kelowna

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The Wine Industry Champion Award was recently presented to Dean Allison, Federal Member of Parliament for the Niagara West-Glanbrook riding in Ontario, recognizing Allison's exemplary support for the Canadian wine industry and contributions to the overall strength and long-term viability of the industry.

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The next Napa? Not quite, but the Mogor-Badan farm and vineyard, in Valle de Guadalupe-and Drew Deckman's on-site restaurant-is a wonderful, worthwhile destination

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One of the last vestiges of the old Napa Valley is about to disappear. Milat Vineyards and Winery, the modest family-owned reminder of how the valley was before big money took over, is closing at the end of the month

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The vines had been "kidnapped," and the ransom was 1 million euros. ...

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... the unique climate of Washoe gives the Reno area the potential to cash in on the wine industry, said a University of Nevada, Reno professor who has been growing grapes and making wine on university farmland for almost 20 years.

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"This will open it up."

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As the economy and other factors take their toll on local restaurants, musicians are bringing their thirst to perform to the Rogue Valley's wineries - where they find the hours easier and the audiences more attentive

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As much as one fifth of Italy's vineyards are "obsolete" according to Marchese Piero Antinori, president of one of the country's biggest and best-known wine producers, Marchesi Antinori.

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The UK government has sold off more mature Bordeaux, including several bottles of Chateau Latour's acclaimed 1961 vintage, to balance the books in its wine cellar

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Small stores favor small importers and distributors, such as Oslo Enterprises, which imports the Pigoudet rosé. They also put a lot of care into their selections

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Officials, who hauled out box after box of documents, wouldn't say at the time why they conducted the search, but a lawsuit Twin Liquors filed against the TABC earlier this year shed some light on the investigation.

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The California-produced Seven Daughters line includes Moscato, Chardonnay, Crisp White Blend, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Rich Red Blend. Each retails for around $14 a 750-ml

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The penalties are less and they are making more money - that is one of the reasons it is becoming such a big problem.' Properly produced and certified alcoholic drinks are made with ethanol - alcohol that is safe to drink in moderation

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"Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of a Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine" is journalist and self-confessed wine lover Maximillian Potter's first book

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Today J & L Farms is focused on just grape production south of King City. Besides the F & L acreage, Lindley also has additional partners and land devoted to a variety of grapes.

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Spanish wines will start hitting shelves at rock bottom prices of below £3.99 as exports drop by 3% in value despite increasing by 17% in volume.