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08/31/16

While the money is going to a good cause, the episode "felt like a shakedown to me."

08/31/16

Molly Hodgins' path into the wine industry - and eventually the Napa Valley - began 2,750 miles away. "I was a biology major at Cornell and I took a wine-tasting class at the hotel management school - really opened my eyes to me as a 21-year-old student," she recalled last week of the unlikely introduction to her future career.

08/31/16

Gov. Jerry Brown will again consider a historic proposal calling for farmworkers to receive the same overtime pay as other hourly workers, after the Assembly approved legislation to phase in the change

08/31/16

Sugerloaf Crush is specifically designed to handle small lot fermentations ... a second construction phase will include hospitality facilities with a licensed kitchen so custom crush clients can entertain ...

08/31/16

Oscar Renteria of Renteria Vineyard Management knows that a labor shortage isn't just pending at some point in the future. It's already upon him. Here are two realities about the difficulty of growing grapes in the Napa Valley: the farming itself, and finding people to do the farming

08/31/16

As Gov. Jerry Brown weighs whether to sign legislation that will give farmworkers the same overtime pay as other hourly workers, Sonoma County farmers and their employees are already contemplating the ramifications to the county's agriculture industry

08/31/16

SWCW features all sorts of wondrous things to do: winemaker lunches and dinners, live music, barrel tastings, wonderful farm-to-table foods, auctions, and a whole lot more. Trust us. You could do worse for a weekend getaway

08/31/16

The sauvignon blanc harvest is either complete or well underway, and some chardonnay and merlot blocks will be harvested this week. But when it comes to reds, most correspondents are in waiting mode

08/31/16

Petaluma resident Ray Peterson put the stakes in stark terms last week during a meeting over new regulations for well users in the Petaluma Valley basin.

08/30/16

County officials want clarification on the total. One part of the application calls for importing another 15,000 cubic yards, in addition to 30,000 cubic yards already authorized, for a 45,000 cubic yard total. But wording in another part seemingly calls for an additional 45,000 cubic yards.

08/30/16

The Stewart family's new "home" offers three carefully designed spaces for relaxing and enjoying Napa Valley wines in comfort

08/30/16

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates want Treasury Wine Estates to recall all the "The Stag" wines

08/30/16

The same company that invested in vitaminwater, popchips, Muscle Milk and Smashbox Cosmetics is the new owner of the Napa Valley's Duckhorn Wine Company. a "guestimate" for a sale price would be more than $600 million ...

08/30/16

At the Taste of Sonoma this Saturday, local foodies can learn about some of these classics first-hand from a handful of Sonoma County top toques who will give cooking demos, then hand out tastes with a wine pairing.

08/30/16

The well-known Napa producer has probably achieved the highest price in 12 years.

08/30/16

Co-vintners Kosta, 44, and Browne, 48, credit the success of their boutique winery in Sebastopol's Barlow on their commitment to relentless experimentation.

08/29/16

Petaluma Gap wine festival to be held in November, The Beverage People under new ownership

08/25/16

The Staglins, who over the past 21 years have raised in excess of $235 million for mental health research, embody the agency's 2016 theme "Strengthening Families through Hope and Help." Their journey began in 1990 when son Brandon was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Realizing that more emphasis was needed on scientific research in the field of mental illness, they began hosting a day-long symposium that grew

08/25/16

Jay Templeton, executive director of Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga, said that more than 3,400 children have attended programs through the clubs in 2015. He said that the organization has successfully raised the money required to build the new Calistoga Boys & Girls Club on Oak Street in Calistoga, and that construction was currently underway.

08/25/16

Could Californian wine lovers be finding a touch of ashtray in their 2016 Cabernets?

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