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10/30/14

The Planning Commission had agreed on Sept. 16 to allow the two-year-old winery, located at 555 Main St. in the old Epps Chevrolet space, to expand production from 20,000 to 75,000 gallons and host tours and tastings in a new building on Grayson Avenue, behind A&W

10/30/14

Wine-TourismThe 2014 Wine Tourism Conference is coming to Paso Robles Nov. 12-14. It's hosted by the county's visitors and conference bureau, Visit San Luis Obispo County, in partnership with Travel Paso Robles Alliance. Most of the conference events will be held at the Paso Robles Inn and registration for the conference is currently open.

10/30/14

A persistent parade of storm clouds has spritzed Northern California while areas south of Sacramento remained dry. The pattern is expected to continue at least until early November, even as El Nino conditions are anticipated this winter.

10/30/14

For CEO Maggie Henriquez, fully communicating the heritage of Krug proved pivotal in changing the fortunes of the brand, writes Richard Woodard.

10/30/14

La Nebbia opened in December 2013. It is the second Noe Valley restaurant from Massimiliano Conti and Lorella Degan, who have owned the acclaimed La Ciccia a block away for years. This fall, they decided to make some notable changes to the menu at La Nebbia (click here to view the current version), so we took the opportunity to chat with Mr. Conti about a variety of related topics, ranging from La Nebbia itself to communication philosophies to the intricacies of cured hams.

10/30/14

"wine bars have reached critical mass," opening in every neighborhood.

10/30/14

The library, located in the Viticulture and Enology Research Center on campus, provides resources for students, researchers and professionals in the grape and wine industries

10/30/14

Regional interests across California know exactly which parts of the bond measure could send big bucks their way

10/30/14

Confident he will glide through on Nov. 4, the 76-year-old Democrat has waged a low-key gubernatorial race against his opponent, Republican Neel Kashkari

10/30/14

Farmers in Stanislaus County can bring their obsolete and unwanted pesticides to the Stanislaus County Agricultural Commissioner's Office at a free pesticides collection event

10/30/14

After two years on hiatus, top Sonoma restaurant reboots in a new locale

10/30/14

Measure M would ban any new residential subdivisions in the county if the California Department of Transportation determines that any stretch of Highway 50 west of Placerville is at or is forecast to reach gridlock traffic levels

10/30/14

ANV has granted over $2 million to NapaLearns

10/29/14

Today Sloan and his wife, Kathryn, are the vintners of Small Vines, a Sebastopol brand that is based on the Burgundian model of winemaking and vineyard management. The philosophy embraces the practice of getting smaller yields from higher-density, European-styled spacing of vines.

10/29/14

U.S. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., has been joined by House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi in calling for Speaker John Boehner to schedule a vote on a bill that would protect forest management in the federal wildfire disaster budget.

10/29/14

Peter Rudolf Mondavi Sr. arrives at the Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena every weekday. Dressed and shaven, he climbs the 32 steps up to his office. The youngest of the Mondavi siblings, and fondly called "Babe" by his family, Peter will celebrate his 100th birthday on Saturday, Nov. 8. He is the oldest working winemaker in the Napa Valley and at the oldest winery.

10/29/14

Federal and state emergency service officials have announced the long-awaited coming of disaster assistance for individuals and households affected by the South Napa earthquake.

10/29/14

Napa County is answering more questions on how the proposed Napa Pipe project should deal with such issues as traffic, flooding and trails, with the Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday to review a proposed development agreement, development plan and tentative map.

10/29/14

What defines the top vineyards of Napa and Sonoma? A new book entitled Call of the Vine: Exploring Ten Famous Vineyards of Napa and Sonoma by Dr. Liz Thach, professor of Wine Business at Sonoma State University, provides the answer in a compelling and beautifully written journey through the vineyards. The book, among other projects, is part of Thach's work as Korbel Professor in Wine Business at Sonoma State University.

10/29/14

An overflow crowd sat in on what has in years past been a fairly subdued board discussion as Sonoma County supervisors asked county planning officials to shift their priorities over the next two years to tackle divisive issues that could result in stronger environmental protections and tighter limits on development

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