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10/21/14

During its fall 2014 seminar series the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University will launch its new Direct to Consumer Certificate. With DTC wine shipments on the rise, up close to 10 percent in 2013 and expected to grow exponentially in the coming year, the certificate is in response to industry demand for a more tailored and comprehensive program.

10/21/14

A side-by-side tasting of four acclaimed Cabernets highlights what is special about this site ...

10/21/14

Looking back over the last 30 years, Clay Thompson and Fredericka Churchill, owners of Claiborne & Churchill Winery (C&C), marvel at how stubborn they've been.

10/21/14

An industry group has suggested best-management practices to protect bees from pesticides during the almond blossom. Bee experts are lauding the effort, which follows a massive bee die-off at the end of the bloom earlier this year.

10/21/14

When the earthquake hit the Jarvis Conservatory on Aug. 24, fire sprinklers broke open, a $20,000 projector crashed to the ground and blocks from its 19th-century stone walls popped out.

10/21/14

In a state where three-quarters of the water use is by agriculture, powerful farm districts such as Westlands play an outsized role in the rough-and-tumble world of water politics

10/21/14

Disputes over two proposed wineries - one in the Mount Veeder area and one on the floor of the Napa Valley on Zinfandel Lane - are going before the county Board of Supervisors this week.

10/21/14

Three-point-six million dollars -- the state's portion of Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds -- are being sent to farmers in California to help them pay for systems to save water, the California Department of Food and Agriculture says Monday.

10/21/14

While welcome, Monday's rain does little to ease the state's critical drought. In two weeks, voters will be asked to vote on a $7.1 billion bond -- Proposition 1 -- for water projects. They are projects that will expand water storage and provide other infrastructure improvement

10/20/14

This coming weekend is Harvest Wine Weekend in Paso Robles, but Adelaida Cellars kicked things off early ...

10/20/14

The Assembly Select Committee on Local Emergency Preparedness, chaired by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, will hold an informational hearing on the Napa earthquake at 10:00 AM on Monday, October 20th at the California State Capitol. The hearing will examine the state and local emergency response to the earthquake.

10/20/14

On Wednesday, representatives of Yamaha Motor Corp. USA and the University of California, Davis, showed their handiwork, test-flying the Yamaha RMAX, a sprayer-equipped, remote-controlled helicopter at the university's experimental Upvalley vineyard

10/20/14

... alleging that owners Lynn and Scott Adams have been running their winery outside of county rules for more than a decade. In response, planning commissioners voted unanimously last week to halt all wine-related events at Bella Vineyards and to cease public tastings in its popular wine cave

10/20/14

The stakes are high as California approaches a new rain season, although Napa County has weathered the three-year drought better than many cities.

10/20/14

Starting Jan. 1, California residents who can't prove they are in United States legally will be allowed to obtain driver's licenses under Assembly Bill 60, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law last year

10/20/14

Riders on Napa's wine trolley find lots to drink in along the way

10/20/14

58 percent expected conditions to be better, up 5 percent from 2013

10/20/14

"Complete drought recovery in California this winter is highly unlikely"

10/20/14

San Benito County has rarely been a political battleground of statewide significance.

10/17/14

The event directors and the board of the Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon have announced a $10,000 donation to the Napa County food Bank which has suffered damage in the 2014 earthquake.

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