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05/06/15

Whitney Adams is changing the conversation about wine - and the change has less to do with the topic itself than the people doing the discussing.

05/06/15

latter-day moonshiners want to be able to sell up to three bottles of their booze to visitors to their tasting rooms

05/06/15

Growers in California and Florida now have a FMC fungicide available with a new mode of action for disease management in almonds, grapes, strawberries, and tomatoes. FMC's Fracture fungicide, now registered for use in California and Florida, is a new broad spectrum, biological fungicide labeled for the prevention and control of powdery mildew, botrytis, and brown rot blossom blight. The company says Fracture complements synthetic fungicides, expands growers' options, and can help extend the lifespan of other chemistries.

05/06/15

Gary Farrell Winery has named Emery Bodell to the newly created position of tasting room and business development manager. Bodell brings many years of experience with luxury wine brands and business development to the Russian River Valley winery, where she will be overseeing the tasting room, visitation programs and the winery-direct sales team.

05/06/15

the level of water savings each district must attain is based on residential per capita use in July, August and September of last year

05/06/15

As part of wildfire awareness week, state officials stopped at the Cal Fire Sonoma Air Attack Base at the Sonoma County airport Tuesday to press the need for fire prevention in this water-starved state.

05/06/15

Fetzer is the largest winery in Mendocino County, producing 1.5 million cases of Fetzer wine annually, and 3.5 million cases for all associated brands, which include Bonterra, Jekel, and Little Black Dress

05/06/15

The proposed conservation targets are assigned on per-capita water use in homes last summer, hitting hardest in inland and desert communities that have large lawns.

05/06/15

From a Napa church through downtown and to the City Hall steps, the chant rang out Sunday afternoon from some 200 marchers: "Si se puede!" "Yes we can!"

05/05/15

Two knotty, leftover issues - an unauthorized underground winery cave entrance and proposed Bell Wine Cellars changes - await the Napa County Planning Commission

05/05/15

A celebration of life will be held in honor of Joseph Phelps at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, on the grounds of Joseph Phelps Vineyards, 200 Taplin Road in St. Helena. On-site parking will be available with overflow parking at the River Ranch Farmworker Housing Center on Silverado Trail.

05/05/15

A man visited a wine festival before he lost control of his car and crashed into a Livermore apartment complex, killing a woman and her 14-month-old daughter and injuring two other children, police said Sunday.

05/05/15

How did you start doing business in Lake County?

05/05/15

A judge has dismissed a challenge to Sonoma County's approval of the controversial Paul Hobbs Winery vineyard project in Sebastopol, potentially ending a long-running legal dispute between the vintner known for his luxury wines and community activists who contend the 39-acre development poses serious environmental problems

05/05/15

After a run of five months of extreme record warmth over the western United States (2-8°F above normal), a cool late March lead into an equally cool early April that brought conditions back to near normal. Ultimately, a warmer second half of April resulted in temperatures being mixed over Oregon and Washington with most regions falling into ± 1.5°of normal while the majority of California was much above normal.

05/05/15

Robert Mondavi Was the Biggest Game Changer in US Wine History

05/05/15

WineBusiness.com has launched the North Coast Classifieds, a bi-weekly, regional classified listing, serving Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties.

05/05/15

Before Willie Lamberson became a Sonoma County planning commissioner this year, the ceramic tile contractor cut a low-key public profile, with little attachment to the workings of local government beyond a penchant for political involvement handed down years ago from his father, also a tile contractor and Army veteran.

05/05/15

Restoration of quake-damaged Trefethen barn may be complete in a year

05/05/15

As imports increase and big wineries produce more boutique labels, artisan vintners are feeling the squeeze at retail. Meanwhile, "eco-wines" are gaining attention with 16% of U.S. wine consumers now looking for these labels, and urban winemaking is cropping up in and around many major cities.

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