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02/08/16

The system analyses the fermenting wine at a molecular level, providing the winemaker with information needed to adjust temperatures in different parts of the tank with a high level of precision

02/08/16

"We have incredible wineries and vineyards stretching from Lincourt in Solvang, California up to Three Rivers in Walla Walla Washington. Chalone Estate Vineyard, with its great wines and incredible history, gives our consumers and guests world class wine options along the entire coast."

02/08/16

Davis, a 10-year NFL veteran and San Francisco 49er now with the Denver Broncos, developed a love for art at an early age

02/08/16

Even as Bay Area imbibers continue their love affair with boutique brewers, mom-and-pop vintners and small distillers like St. George Spirits in Alameda, which makes apple brandy from a single family orchard, one of the biggest bottle-sellers in America is storming into town next week, plopping a humongous retail outlet in the middle of Fremont

02/08/16

Wine is king not only in rural Napa County, but also in the south county industrial area near the airport.

02/05/16

The California Directory of Fine Wineries proved an ideal visual resource showcasing the best of California's celebrated tasting rooms and iconic wine brands

02/05/16

Ulises Valdez, whose family business farms more than 1,000 acres, and Cloverdale engineer Kurt Kelder both were fined under a settlement announced this week for violations that officials say resulted in a stream of soil running into drainage for Dry Creek, a Russian River tributary

02/05/16

The contract, worth more than $8 million, will help the Napa fairgrounds recover from the August 2014 earthquake and improve facilities, said Joe Anderson, the Expo's CEO.

02/05/16

This is the place where winemakers decide which chemicals and additives are paramount, or what new equipment warrants massive investment. The Unified Symposium showcases the myriad of ways to turn grapes into wines. It also presents the critical choice for wineries between building a steel barn or a luxe underground cave for a tasting room

02/05/16

Jon Ballesteros has been named President of Family Winemakers of California (FWC), the state's trade organization representing and advocating for the welfare and success of family winemakers and their wineries.

02/05/16

Clos Soléne, The Farm Winery, RN Estate and San Antonio join 18 other wineries, further bolstering Paso Robles' prominence as a world-class producer of Cabernet Sauvignon.

02/05/16

Some local winery officials said Wednesday the unexpected departure of Sonoma County Vintners' executive director should trigger a re-examination of the role the trade group plays within the wine industry as well as the community.

02/05/16

Grapegrower Andy Beckstoffer is famous for helping transform grape-growing in Napa Valley into a highly lucrative, luxury-branded business, able to fetch some of the highest-priced cabernet sauvignon grapes in the world. Now he intends to expand his branding prowess to his vineyards in the Red Hills appellation of Lake County.

02/05/16

California's Salman Family will produce 2016 red wines in Delta facility after 45 years of grapegrowing

02/05/16

World's most celebrated charity wine event offers new options for bidding and experiencing the best of Napa Valley

02/05/16

The standard winery tasting bar is so 2012. Who wants to elbow their way in, just to taste a few $20+ sips? In Napa and Sonoma, the term tasting room is out -- and "hospitality house" is in.

02/05/16

Out of the thousands of farmworkers in the Napa Valley, fewer than 100 were selected to participate in the pruning contest presented by the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation and the Napa Valley Grapegrowers

02/04/16

At the urging of Wine Institute, on Jan. 6, California's Board of Equalization (BOE) updated its legal opinion regarding the application of sales and use tax on yeast used in winemaking. Consistent with its rule for brewer's yeast, BOE determined that the tax is also no longer applicable for wine yeast.

02/04/16

One of the most in-demand (and demanding) jobs in the region: farmworkers.

02/04/16

It's either the best of times or the worst of times, but either way, it is time. Pliny the Younger, Russian River Brewing Co.'s super-hoppy triple India pale ale is almost here. Its 12th-annual release is expected to bring thousands of self-proclaimed beer geeks - and their money - to downtown Santa Rosa beginning Friday. Here's everything you need to know about what Beer Advocate has anointed the world's top-rated IPA.

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