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12/22/14

To cool their concerns, winemakers are enlisting the help of everything from a special sunscreen for grapes and pre-heat-wave microsprays to sensors that can be controlled remotely for smarter farming.

12/22/14

Twenty-five years after appearing in California, the glassy-winged sharpshooter remains public enemy number one on the grape growers' list of vine-devastating insects

12/22/14

The Symposium will showcase ideas and best-practice strategies that are driving women's achievements in the wine industry and will unlock ways to foster mentorship and leadership effectivenes

12/22/14

How is that different from 2012? This time, there was no Endangered Species Act restriction. It was a voluntary act in hopes of heading off a problem later

12/19/14

A new analysis of the Paso Robles groundwater basin shows that aquifer levels near Paso Robles will drop an additional 70 feet if pumping continues unabated over the next 30 years

12/19/14

Sonoma State University will host two receptions for potential candidates of their MBA programs on the SSU campus on Saturday, January 17th. The receptions - 9:30-10:30 am for the Executive Wine MBA and 11:00 am-12:00 pm for the Evening-, Evening Wine- and General Executive MBA - will help professionals determine if an MBA is the right step to help them reach their career goals while also connecting them with peers over coffee and a light breakfast.

12/19/14

the West Napa Fault line is longer than previously thought, and capable of a much stronger, more destructive earthquake in the future

12/19/14

Eight to 10 inches of snow accumulated in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles, and 5 to 7 inches fell farther east in the San Bernardino Mountains.

12/19/14

Ten miles west of Santa Rosa last Friday, a handful of Russian River Valley vineyards were almost completely underwater.

12/19/14

The Cal-China Wine Cultural Exchange (CCWCE), a new, nonprofit organization based in Napa, is to begin making a smooth exchange of information on tourism, trade and technical wine-related issues easier.

12/19/14

The massive water diversion tunnels proposed in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have undergone another major design change aimed at appeasing local residents: The three intakes planned on the Sacramento River will no longer require pumps.

12/19/14

Experts warn: "Much more devastating" quake could strike Napa Valley

12/19/14

With the United States and Cuba announcing plans to restore diplomatic relations, some Napa Valley winemakers are weighing the Caribbean nation's potential to become its newest market - small and impoverished though it may be.

12/18/14

The first of its kind calculation of how much groundwater would end the drought was led by Jay Famiglietti of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California and based on observations from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites.

12/18/14

A local real estate expert says the price per acre in Napa could reach Burgundy levels within a generation.

12/18/14

WineFest-120519-2271-300x172Tickets for the 33rd Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival are now on sale at www.pasowine.com. This four day festival in Paso Robles Wine Country is a celebration of the innovation, triumphs, and character of this spectacular region, May 14 - 17, 2015.

12/18/14

With heavy storms just past, California expects more rain this week. It won't end the drought, but it will certainly help: "Before the rainy pattern takes a break, cumulative rainfall will have taken a huge slice out of the long-term drought," said AccuWeather.com meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

12/18/14

The fault that caused that Napa quake is forecast to move an additional 2 to 6 inches in the next three years in a hard-hit residential area, a top federal scientist said at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco on Tuesday

12/17/14

The Dusi family helped lay down the foundation of a now burgeoning wine industry in a time when all deals were cemented with a handshake and a reputation. Dante and his family helped establish the area as a premium wine growing region

12/17/14

At a time when radio is desperately trying to create unique experiences for listeners, one radio show is adding touch, taste, smell and feel to the listening experience. Grape Encounters Radio host David Wilson has been filling listener's ears for six years with unique ways they can play with their wine and now he's ready to pour it on. Literally.

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