Two years after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill designed to limit groundwater pumping, new wells are going in faster and deeper than ever, according to an analysis by the Sacramento Bee published Sunday
One change that's affecting small businesses is that while IRS extensions gave employers of 50-plus employees more time to complete and send in forms, those grace periods will not apply for 2017. ACA deadlines are effectively returning to their original dates
Contract vineyard managers expect to see more machines being used. The hourly minimum wage increases to $10.50 Jan. 1 and will rise incrementally to $15 in 2021, and new overtime regulations will soon put farmworkers in the same category as other hourly employees."They all deserve a higher wage .. I just don't know if the consumer can absorb that higher cost."
the prospect of the US agreeing to at least one, if not two, massive trade deals is emerging as a distinct possibility. A few months ago, it looked like both controversial trade agreements were foundering
In the fall of 1976, a San Francisco medical laboratory scientist named Joel Peterson bought four tons of zinfandel grapes. He made wine by hand, in open-top fermentation tanks, punching down the grapes with a makeshift tool he fashioned himself, using techniques he had learned while apprenticing with Joseph Swan, a noted Sonoma County winemaker. He ended up with 327 cases of wine.
Two new wine grape varietals developed by the University of Arkansas specifically for the Natural State's climate have made it through more than a decade of testing at Post Familie Vineyards and are being pressed this season
In the first few months, 271 grocery stores, hotels and restaurants sought approval to sell wine - once largely the domain of the state-run stores. Another 543 wineries nationwide applied to ship their products directly to state residents. And 17 "eating places," typically gas stations, asked for the same privileges as restaurants, which can obtain a permit to sell wine to go
Kenzo Estate east of Napa on the slopes of Mount George has won county permission to bump up wine production and triple weekly visitation during the peak tourist season, despite questions about traffic
Controversial British scientist David Nutt, a professor at Imperial College in London, has developed a new synthetic alcohol that promises a whole night of social and fun drinking without the risk of waking up wasted
The battered Mexican peso has tumbled to historic new lows in recent days, nearing a psychological barrier of 20 pesos to the U.S. dollar and causing anxiety on the streets, at businesses and in the halls of government
Count Agoston Haraszthy, the first Hungarian to immigrate to the U.S., is widely recognized as the father of Californian viticulture. He built the first stone winery here in 1857, which would make the man standing in front of me almost 200 years old. He finally reveals himself to be George Webber