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05/22/15

More decisions could come down Friday

05/22/15

While agriculture may seem small compared to the entire California economy, it has a big impact on commerce in the San Joaquin Valley, long the nation's leading region for agricultural production.

05/22/15

hired Elizabeth Vianello as director ...

05/22/15

2015 marks the ninth annual Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

05/22/15

The 12th Annual Paso Pinot & Paella Festival is nearly sold out with a few tickets remaining, organizers say. The event will be held on Sunday June 7, in the Templeton Community Park. Paso Robles pinot noir producers are offering an afternoon of great wine, exceptional food and unmatched fun to support youth arts in San Luis Obispo County. Joining 20 pinot noir producers are Central Coast chefs, with live Spanish-beat music by returning band, Incendio.

05/22/15

A spokesman says the companies that employ West Coast dockworkers have approved a proposed contract that restored labor peace to sea ports that had all but stopped moving cargo earlier this year.

05/22/15

An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 occurred at 7:53 p.m. Thursday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey reported

05/22/15

Editor's note: This is the second part of a three-part series, written by James Conaway. The article was originally published in the University of Virginia Quarterly Review and is reproduced with permission from the University of Virginia. Part 3 runs on May 29.

05/22/15

Kerry Murphy purchased all ownership interests of co-founder Michael Verlander, who is no longer affiliated with DuMOL, according to an announcment from the winery

05/22/15

David Trone, president and co-owner of the Potomac-Maryland based Total Wine & More chain is being cagey about new locations. It has been reported that the store's first forays into the Bay Area will be high-density East Bay, suburban areas such as Walnut Creek and Pleasanton.

05/21/15

Industry innovator GrapeSeed™ Wine Fund, a collective bringing together leading winemaking talent with wine consumers' desire for choice, access and exclusivity, today announced the appointment of Matt Smith as vice president of winemaking and operations. In his new role, Matt manages the growing collection of unique projects produced by notable winemakers while curating new winemaker partnerships. Matt will also create his own wine project, an innovative red blend concept now in development.

05/21/15

Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) celebrated its 40th anniversary this past Friday at an annual dinner held at Round Pond Estate. In attendance were over 250 grapegrowers and associated business leaders, who raised their glasses to honor the 40 year milestone and also long-time grapegrower Mike Wolf as the 2015 recipient of the Napa Valley Grower of the Year award.

05/21/15

An ordinance coming before the City Council would ban most lawn and landscape watering on back-to-back days, as well as irrigation within 48 hours of any measurable rainfall.

05/21/15

Under the deal expected to be presented to state officials Wednesday, farmers would either take less river water for irrigation or leave a quarter of their crops unplanted.

05/21/15

Merrilees is interested in "getting the locals involved." Formerly with Bella Vista Farming Company and now with Shannon Stahl Vineyards, the New Zealand native moved to the United States in 2003. Merrilees said his goal is to reach out to Lake County residents and businesses to get them involved in the county's wine industry.

05/21/15

Annual event substantiates superior qualities of Paso Robles AVA in producing Bordeaux varietal wines

05/21/15

A group of powerful California farmers who are volunteering to use less water amid the crippling drought have for years operated under an antiquated state system that relies on self-reported, error-riddled records to enforce cutbacks.

05/21/15

Isolated hail storms in the San Joaquin Valley on May 7 caused spotty damage to some crops in the region.

05/21/15

Maple died in his sleep May 14 at the Dry Creek Valley home he shared with his wife and Maple Vineyards partner Tina Maple, and their beloved dogs, Shorty, Maggee and Roy

05/21/15

The May 14 ceremony at The Barlow in Sebastopol highlighted Sonoma County businesses that qualified for the Green Business Award. Over the past three years, the Sonoma Green Business Program has certified 163 businesses that met rigorous environmental standards established by the California Green Business Network.

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