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lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday struck a long-sought deal to move a new water bond to the ballot

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The District Attorney's Environmental and Consumer Law Division lodged the civil complaint in May, saying Hobbs and his company "recklessly and carelessly" violated state and local land-use regulations in clearing trees and other vegetation from three prospective vineyard properties in west Sonoma County

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CASS noted that bunch counts were reported to be down from last year's counts and that hail during bloom negatively affected some vineyards.

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Sentinel traps distributed for five pests not yet found in county, plus European grapevine moth

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The Naples Winter Wine Festival, set for Jan. 23-25 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, also named 40 other international vintners who will participate in the 2015 festival. The festival is one of the world's most well-known charity wine auctions, bringing together renowned vintners and chefs with wine enthusiasts and philanthropists for a three-day festival that raises millions of dollars for underprivileged and at-risk children.

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July's uptick marked the fifth gain in the last six months, as consumer spending on food away from home rebounded from the weather-related softness that started the year.

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Grape Day highlights redeveloped vineyard acreage and upgraded facilities

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Results can help you evaluate just how well your management program controlled the problems this season and give you time to make any needed adjustments to limit such threats to next year's crop.

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The idea of the internet being solely a medium for selling products is as out-dated as a dial-up connection. Now the potential lies in the web shoring up areas of the industry where efficiency is everything.

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While there's no question delicious varieties like Malagousia and Savatiano warrant exploration, wines from four major grapes exemplify the best qualities of Greek wine and are readily available in America. Versatile and distinctive, any of them will be an excellent choice for your table

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for devotees of "natural wine" (the oenophile's version of the Slow Food movement), bent-oak barrel staves represent a relatively recent blip on the winemaking timeline....

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If any area within Italy can be described as "picture-perfect," the bucolic wine country of Collio with its rolling hills and vibrant mosaic of emerald green-hued vineyards is a destination worthy of that artistic depiction.

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The Lindleys' first harvest of their own estate was in 2013, and they're set on making "food versatile" wines, more lean than meaty.

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A common estimate is that more than 2,000 wine grape varieties grow throughout Italy; somewhere between 300 and 400 regularly make wine at commercial levels, and this happens in a country that produces wine in more than 400 legally demarcated places.

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Russia's presidential staff have bought up more than a million bottles of European wine amid fears it could soon follow dairy, fruit and meat imports and be banned.

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The 16th annual Daniel Pontifex scholarship has been awarded to Alexander Kirkwood of Sydney's Rockpool Bar and Grill.

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Northern Ireland's health minister has said charging drunk patients for treatment at hospitals' Accident and Emergency departments could help prevent the overstretched service from being abused.

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Australian winemakers will be treated more fairly and receive better protection when dealing with supermarket giant Woolworths, if a new code implemented after 12 months of negotiations is successful.

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A new travel project has been launched in Chile, producing a "luxury" book and DVD to promote the country's wine, food and scenery.

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Republican lawmakers had pushed for $3 billion for water storage projects, such as reservoirs, and ultimately agreed to a $2.7 billion plan.

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The valley's daily temperature variation helps balance vine photosynthesis during the day with respiration at night, Chandler notes. This, in turn, favors development of sugar, color, aroma and flavor in the grapes while maintaining natural acids.

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The quality of the grapes appears to be good, too. Not counting a few spots of powdery mildew in the Central and North Coast areas, this year's wine grape crop has been mostly clean of any disease problems, particularly in the Central Valley.

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The law firm of Price, Postel & Parma LLP is pleased to announce that preeminent wine lawyer Matthew T. Allen has joined the firm. His practice will center on the winery, vineyard, and agricultural industries, with his expertise applied to land use, business formation, real estate, licensing, and compliance.

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He oversees all winery, vineyard and wine industry related business for Bank of the West's portfolio of almost 300 clients, which range from large international businesses to small, vertically-integrated ultra premium players

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Prosecco's explosive UK growth has not come at the expense of Champagne, which held its volume and saw value sales increase by 2.2%, according to the Lanson Champagne Category Report 2014.

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Washington wineries predict late August start to harvest

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Some of the trucks that Napa resident Lisa A. Harris photographed are rusted relics that don't run anymore, others are restored mascots

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Will China fulfil it potential as a wine-producing country? Based on some of the wines I tasted, especially from the Ningxia, Xinjiang, Shaanxi and the Yanhuai Valley regions, I think the answer is a tentative yes

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A California con sold millions of dollars in wine to unsuspecting billionaires in a case that should be a lesson to everyone

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Investors looking for a more affordable way to get into wine should be looking at Champagne rather than Bordeaux or Burgundy, according to a London-based wine merchant.

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One of the most successful bands of all time will entertain guests at Wine Spectator's 2014 Grand Award Banquet

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What's better than having your favorite alcohol delivered to your door? Having it delivered by a model in his or her underwear, of course.

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the only way the consortiums who have lobbed billion-dollar bids for Treasury Wine can make their money back would be by investing heavily in the brand equity of key wines, particularly Penfolds and Lindemans. And he reckons the whole sector would benefit from that