At stake is whether Knights Valley, a pristine grape- growing region dividing a corner of northern Sonoma County from Napa Valley, will get its second winery, or whether local concerns about the potential strain on precious groundwater supplies and other issues will prevail
The developer of the Black Elk boutique hotel and restaurant got the Planning Commission's blessing for a five-story metal-and-wood structure at 728 First St. It would pack 27 guest rooms - with a space-saving automated garage beneath - within just over a third of an acre, in a neighborhood where the nearby Oxbow Public Market and CIA at Copia are drawing more traffic and interest than ever
Jason Malumed is a partner at MFW Wine Co., a wine importer and distributor serving New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He writes that Pennsylvania's favorite cash cow is now borrowing from itself to make ends meet
Starting with an exceptionally sweet winter and an equally warm early spring, 2016 allowed vineyards to blossom early. However, the warm season was a little colder than usual, leading to a later crop than 2015, starting only at the very end of August. Precocious varietals were harvested as usual, but other varietals developed over a longer time span.
Taylor Shoptaw joined the crew earlier in the year, after having worked harvests in Oregon, New Zealand, California and Australia. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, he earned a journalism degree from the University of Tennessee and later completed his Viticulture and Enology studies in New Zealand at Lincoln University.
The retailer reported a significant year on year increase in sales of wine from Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovenia, which it attributed to Brits looking to avoid price hikes of traditional favorites
Blake Gray went to last Wednesday's informational hearing in Napa by the select committees on wine for the state senate and assembly .... Farmworker housing is one of the most important issues facing California's wine industry, and the way to solve it might be with some nice dinners - for the state legislature
Sacramento County led a cascade of area governments suing the state in an effort to block the Delta tunnels, saying the $17 billion project would harm local farmers, endangered fish and low-income communities at the south end of the county
A Barossa Valley winemaker has dramatically confessed to destroying more than AUS$60,000 of Shiraz and Chardonnay by draining the tanks of a rival winemaker on the first day of his trial. Trevor Jones, 59, was first charged with criminal trespass and property damage at Kellermeister Wines in Lyndoch in South Australia's Barossa Valley in 2015, following the alleged incident
Millions of Americans sit in some of the 'worst traffic jams in history', flock to Burning Man-style festivals and fill camp grounds at 21 national parks ahead of TODAY'S once-in-a-lifetime celestial event ...