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09/27/21

Last year was challenging for wholesalers who had to radically change operations to ensure employee safety, account for major losses on-premise - while shifting resources and allocations to retail - and expand their B2B e-commerce platforms. This year has not been much easier. After more than a year of historic market disruptions, one thing remains the same: larger distributors buying smaller ones. RNDC, the No. 2 U.S. wine distributor, purhased its No. 7 counterpart.

09/27/21

Eleven former employees have accused prominent Sebastopol restaurateur Lowell Sheldon of creating a toxic work environment

09/27/21

There has never been a year like 2020. We outlined that retrospective near the back of the 2021 State of the Industry Report released in January of this year. It's worth a read if you want to remember the unfolding timeline of events.

09/27/21

Preliminary reports are that the wine grapes are coming in smaller, both in the size of the grapes and the clusters, Warner said, due to the heat.

09/27/21

An estimated 321,000 Americans now work in the industry, a 40 percent increase from last year, making legal cannabis one of the country's fastest growing sectors.

09/27/21

Forget the powerful maƮtre d' of old. Today's hosts are mostly young, inexperienced women who have to enforce health rules and deal with the sometimes violent response.

09/27/21

Though such contractors have been assisting the U.S. Forest Service with fire mitigation for the past 35 years, they represent a thickening layer of structure defense against California's increasingly powerful megafires. The threat of property damage has grown with the size of the fires and also with more residents building their homes in forested places, areas known as the wildland urban interface, or WUI.

09/27/21

Burgundy's run of golden vintages has come to a shuddering halt, leaving growers in despair.

09/27/21

One way people pay for fires is to make sure their homes and businesses don't burn.

09/27/21

Funding for remedial work in wildfire-prone Sonoma Valley now includes a nearly $1 million Cal Fire grant to treat 168 acres in two state parks and a private preserve, doubling the state agency's support over a seven-year period.

09/27/21

Chuck Ingoglia, MSW, is the president and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.

09/27/21

This expert renovation melded Louis-era antiques with a clean, modern design for a new twist on the classic French chateau

09/27/21

Agriculture is at the forefront of this effort.

09/27/21

Shrinking snowpack, thawing permafrost, and shifting precipitation patterns have widespread consequences. Can new technologies-and public policies-help communities adapt?

09/27/21

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and operational partners Nobuko Kang, Michael and Steve Goldberg have created a world-class restaurant featuring new-style Japanese cuisine with South American influence as well as an extensive beverage program

09/27/21

The term "old vine" is nebulous at best, and does it have any meaning in the modern wine world?

09/27/21

The center has fostered key partnerships with the wine industry in the South Willamette Valley, a symbiotic connection that benefits vineyard owners by releasing raptors on the property, which in turn provide natural pest control. Vineyards, particularly organic ones, are a relatively safe environment for the center's rehabilitated birds.

09/27/21

Eco-conscious winery captures the vineyards' landscape