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10/30/14

Regional interests across California know exactly which parts of the bond measure could send big bucks their way

10/30/14

Confident he will glide through on Nov. 4, the 76-year-old Democrat has waged a low-key gubernatorial race against his opponent, Republican Neel Kashkari

10/30/14

The Planning Commission had agreed on Sept. 16 to allow the two-year-old winery, located at 555 Main St. in the old Epps Chevrolet space, to expand production from 20,000 to 75,000 gallons and host tours and tastings in a new building on Grayson Avenue, behind A&W

10/30/14

Measure M would ban any new residential subdivisions in the county if the California Department of Transportation determines that any stretch of Highway 50 west of Placerville is at or is forecast to reach gridlock traffic levels

10/30/14

It's the most abundant harvest we've had in the 19 years we've been here."

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"This has been the most pleasurable season I've experienced," said Kevin Corliss

10/30/14

Value wines may still dominate Chilean wine consumption in the U.S., but Chile's vintners are striving for better awareness of their higher-end offerings

10/30/14

For CEO Maggie Henriquez, fully communicating the heritage of Krug proved pivotal in changing the fortunes of the brand, writes Richard Woodard.

10/30/14

The $3.65 million project, a collaboration between FLCC and Cornell University, is being largely paid for with state funds. Graduates of FLCC's program will be able to transfer directly into Cornell's four-year viticulture program.

10/30/14

Online and Real-Time Events Put Garnacha Front and Center

10/30/14

Award-winning Slovenian wines make distinguished debut Nov. 1-7

10/30/14

Dry Creek Valley, Known as the #1 Region for Zinfandel, America's Heritage Grape, Launches First Annual "Vino for Veterans" Program

10/30/14

This fall, there are a number of restaurant promotions in the greater Seattle area that wine lovers in Washington can to use to enjoy a fine meal at a discount and give them a little extra to spend in support of the state's future winemakers.

10/30/14

Daniele Cernilli's latest venture leans toward wineries rather than individual wines.

10/30/14

Darrel Joseph waxes lyrical about the subtle, silky splendor of Hungary's great wine.

10/30/14

Wine-TourismThe 2014 Wine Tourism Conference is coming to Paso Robles Nov. 12-14. It's hosted by the county's visitors and conference bureau, Visit San Luis Obispo County, in partnership with Travel Paso Robles Alliance. Most of the conference events will be held at the Paso Robles Inn and registration for the conference is currently open.

10/30/14

A persistent parade of storm clouds has spritzed Northern California while areas south of Sacramento remained dry. The pattern is expected to continue at least until early November, even as El Nino conditions are anticipated this winter.

10/30/14

A trade agreement being negotiated between the United States and European Union could benefit U.S. farmers and ranchers in a major way, according to the U.S. Trade Representative's office. U.S. farm groups have varying takes on the agreement, which is targeted for completion next year.

10/30/14

One Santa Barbara vintner explains the industry's most exciting and exhausting season.

10/30/14

Thousands of bottles of fine wine, many from boutique producers in California, are set to be destroyed in the US after being seized in a police raid, unless their owner can stop the process.

10/30/14

Bibendum Wine Limited has merged with drinks importer the PLB Group to create The Bibendum PLB Group.

10/30/14

George Washington loved beer while Nixon hid his expensive wine from guests while serving cheap plonk, according to a new book on alcohol in US politics.

10/30/14

Bibendum's acquisition of UK drinks rival PLB and the merger of both businesses has created a supergroup, complete with five divisions, catering to the on and off-trades, independents, specialist beer and spirits and events sectors.

10/30/14

It could have been Oregon or New Zealand or even France. But instead, the Empire State was honored as the Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine.

10/30/14

The 62 million millennials in America who are old enough to drink are rapidly changing the way wine is marketed. While baby boomers still lead in wine consumption, millennials - people born in the early 1980s to 2000 - are the fastest growing demographic, and producers are taking note of their purchasing power.

10/30/14

Regarding new apps that make our lives easier, most people are open to trying new things. However, when it comes to food and drink, we are much more reluctant. Using an app to order a product, buy a plane ticket, or send mom a birthday gift is no big deal, but to let technology decide what we put in our mouths, well, that's where many draw the line.

10/30/14

Despite California's lingering drought, this year's wine grape harvest was the third-largest ever, at an estimated 3.9 million tons. That's down 8 percent from last year's record 4.24 million-ton crop, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture data reported Monday by the San Francisco-based Wine Institute. However, it still qualifies as "the third largest on record."

10/30/14

The 2013 "Arizona Vineyard Survey," whose results were released last month, states that "a majority of growers intend to expand operations in the next one to three years." By the end of 2016, an additional 350 acres are planned, and 235 of those are in the Willcox area.

10/30/14

Experts warn that climate change will bring both new opportunities for Connecticut winemakers and increasing risks.

10/30/14

The Federal Reserve plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low to support a U.S. job market that's improving but still isn't fully healthy and to help boost unusually low inflation. As expected, it's also ending a bond purchase program that was intended to keep long-term rates low.

10/30/14

Propylene glycol is used in many different products, including products we consume like soft drinks, sweeteners, some foods and alcoholic beverages ... and ... Fireball contains dihydrogen monoxide! Pandemonium ensues

10/30/14

not all of these wines are best of breed, none should be too scary

10/30/14

Brewers, distillers, and vintners are no strangers to themed seasonal offerings, so it's not surprising that Halloween brings out some decidedly decrepit monikers

10/30/14

AccuWeather recently made headlines predicting the return of last winter's frigid lows. But they may be wrong