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02/21/17

In general a luxury product has six key attributes

02/21/17

Bound anthocyanin levels were quite different even though all three fermentations received the same treatment

02/21/17

New this year: Expanded online auction features some of Napa Valley's rarest wines for global bidding

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the overall scope of the work encompasses a 2,120-square-foot annex, 9,000 square feet of landscape design and a rebuilt wine cellar capable of housing 16,000 selections. Further portions of the revamp, such as the entrance, will not be finished or unveiled until the spring, according to the French Laundry team. But Saturday, Feb. 18, will be the restaurant's first dinner service, with a $310 tasting menu, since the kitchen was completed

02/21/17

Local businessman John Anthony Truchard purchased the historic home for $2.5 million on Feb. 10. The seller was Napa attorney Vincent Spohn and other partners

02/21/17

The governor of Virginia, Terence Richard McAuliffe, came to San Francisco this month to celebrate and pour the four Virginia wines that won medals in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. He stressed the state's historical ties and said that partially as a result the winery business was booming

02/21/17

CellarPass, the leading online booking and guest management platform for the fine beverage industry announces their first-ever national roadshow, hosting tourism seminars designed for winery and tasting room owners in California, Oregon, Washington, Texas, New York and Virginia.

02/21/17

Pruitt will almost certainly take the EPA in a drastically new direction

02/21/17

White House press secretary Sean Spicer forcefully denied the Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border. 'That is 100 per cent not true. It is false. It is irresponsible to be saying this,'

02/21/17

"The farms and vineyards and those green, valley hills that Jack London wrote about are still very much there ... but as an area evolves, grows and changes, let's be very careful not to forget who we are and what brought us here. We are farmers who make wine."

02/21/17

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation leaders say new data emphasizes the contributions of immigrants to Virginia agriculture and the need for immigration reform

02/21/17

They tried to stop Donald Trump in the primaries. Old story.

02/21/17

The memos do not include measures to activate National Guard troops to help apprehend immigrants in 11 states that had been included in a draft document leaked to reporters on Friday.

02/21/17

The H-2 visa program has brought more than 100,000 foreigners into the U.S. annually since 2003

02/21/17

As the value of U.S. wine exports reached a record $1.62 billion in 2016, wine industry representatives are working to keep markets open in the wake of global uncertainty over U.S. trade policy.

02/21/17

There are almost 10,000 wineries in the United States alone, and there are 500 Costco warehouse stores in North America, with 49 million members and well over $100 billion a year in sales

02/21/17

Mike Scheffer has tried everything possible to adapt to the slow gentrification of Sonoma Valley. But no advertising or new merchandising worked as well as the metal menagerie he is now known for

02/21/17

In the aftermath of the 1963 Baldwin Hills Dam catastrophe, the state strengthened inspection regulations, helping establish California as a modern leader in dam safety. ... That reputation was called into question last week

02/21/17

Five Oroville Dam workers were fired for posting spillway photographs to social media

02/21/17

About 13 years ago, The Alchemist brewery in Waterbury, Vt., released a new IPA called Heady Topper. The brewer, John Kimmich, had decided to neither filter nor pasteurize the beer - both common methods of extending a commercial beer's shelf life. The result was an IPA thicker with the microscopic compounds and particulates that add flavor and aroma. Customers noticed and praised the beer as being especially tasty

02/21/17

A global rally in stocks is driving some investors to drink, but not in the way you might think

02/21/17

Indiana lawmakers are considering doing away with a requirement that small wineries put up barriers to keep minors away from areas where alcohol is served

02/21/17

65% of labels include an image of a chateau, 18% highlight the crest or symbol associated with the château, 12% emphasize stylized designs and 5% include words only.

02/21/17

"It deploys Alton's patent pending technologies and algorithm"

02/21/17

In this tech-enabled wine club landscape, knowledge of wine is no longer a prerequisite

02/21/17

Furman University will present Total Wine & More founder and co-owner David Trone, Furman University Class of 1977, with its Carl F. Kohrt Distinguished Alumni Award at a ceremony during Furman's Bell Tower Ball on Saturday, February 25, 2017

02/21/17

Baldacci Family Vineyards has won Napa County Planning Commission praise both for a proposed expansion and for the way it worked with the county to correct rules violations.

02/21/17

Steve Ledson, an ambitious developer and fifth-generation winemaker, has long proposed to build a new winery on family property off Highway 12 on Frey Road. He sees himself as both a protector of Sonoma Valley's culture and history and as a visionary influence on its future

02/21/17

"Anyone who has endeavored a serious study of wine in the last two decades has almost certainly had Robinson as her teacher at some point, at the very least through the "Oxford Companion." For me, she is the major guiding voice. I consult her reference books nearly every day, and I count her 1999 memoir, "Tasting Pleasure: Confessions of a Wine Lover," as a foundational text - a motive for, an affirmation of my own choice of career."

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