As fires still rage in southern California, those affected by the devastation who wonder how their communities will fare in the aftermath need only come to this city north of San Francisco for a hint of things to come
A neuropsycho pharmacologist, and the UK's former chief drugs officer, believes traditional alcohol will disappear from Western societies "within a generation" and replaced with healthier alternatives, with a younger generation increasingly shunning booze.
Beverage industry public relations firm Teplin+Nuss today celebrated their five-year anniversary of public relations for wine brands and wine-related technologies. Teplin+Nuss was started in 2012 by Ashley Teplin and Holly Nuss and is based in downtown Napa. Co-Founder, Ashley Teplin, was recently named one of Wine Enthusiast's Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers of 2017.
Cakebread Cellars, one of Napa Valley's signature wineries, has announced the retirement of its longtime winemaker, Julianne Laks, and the promotion to winemaker of Stephanie Jacobs, the winery's assistant winemaker since 2008.
Rick Bonitati will take over Jan. 2 as the new CEO of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Sonoma County, in addition to serving as senior vice president for the Western Operations of French American Vintners, the winery announced today.
This is a real problem to Okanagan wineries, many of which have long lists of loyal customers from other provinces, especially Alberta. These customers buy wine and carry it back home. Some sign up for wine club memberships, one of the main benefits being several shipments of wine to your doorstep each year. Technically, that's illegal between most provinces.
Brown, whose name many associate with high-scoring bottlings for wineries such as Schrader Cellars, Kinsella Estates and Charles Krug, says he was particularly attracted by the opportunity to work with Ferrari-Carano's Alexander Valley and Knights Valley sites---in particular, the winery's newest vineyard, Maacama Ranch.
Pledging to advocate boldly on behalf of California farmers and ranchers, Butte County olive and citrus fruit grower Jamie Johansson became the 16th president of the California Farm Bureau Federation following his election by delegates to the 99th CFBF Annual Meeting
The rash of late-autumn wildfires in Southern California has harmed avocados, forage and other crops, and killed or displaced livestock, but it will be weeks before the extent of agricultural losses will be known.
With the diverse mix of crops grown in the state and the complex nature of different farming systems, California farmers and their advocates told the State Water Resources Control Board that its one-size-fits-all approach to regulating water quality remains burdensome, expensive and infeasible for many farmers.
If you are a landowner with a sizable tract in a rural area near a main power transmission line, you might be in a good spot to consider opportunities as Florida's utility companies continue to expand their solar power capacity. In 2009, Florida Power & Light (FPL) constructed the FPL DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center. At the time, the 25-megawatt plant was the largest of its kind in the state. FPL has said it intends to build up to 16 new solar panel plants by the end of this year. This will require the installation of 2.5 million solar panels across the state. Duke Energy and Tampa Electric also are pursuing aggressive solar energy plans.
The size of wine glasses in Britain, the research team found, has increased nearly sevenfold over 300 years, offering a cautionary tale about the amount of alcohol people consume, particularly around holidays like Christmas.
Interestingly, after having reached out to a number of wine-industry professionals in Northern California, it seems as if any drop in tourism has been more a result of potential visitors' perception than it is of reality. Fortunately for the vast majority in the Northern California wine business, a rebound seems to be underway in terms of the visitors who are so important to the local economy.
"Reading about wine is infinitely less enjoyable than drinking it." So say the authors behind the new hit book "Red Wine, The Comprehensive Guide to the 50 Essential Varieties and Styles," wherein Kevin Zraly, Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen end up defying that claim to some extent, because the book actually is quite fun to read.
Join Michael Bauer, the San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic and editor at large as he reviews his picks for the Top 100 Restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. In this 22nd edition, he's added 22 new restaurants
Poland had three wine writers in 2001. When they gathered around the first bottle of modern Polish wine, there was an embarrassed silence, followed by a quest for euphemism. "Muscadet crisp" was coined for the mouth-puckering malic acid, while the foxy aromas of PIWI hybrids, which included the scents of beetroot and fresh paint, were "evocative of Polish countryside". Alerting readers to their near undrinkability without discouraging an embryonic wine industry was a heroic balancing act