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09/20/17

An influential group of San Joaquin Valley farmers Tuesday voted against helping to pay for the Delta tunnels, denying Gov. Jerry Brown crucial financial support for the $17.1 billion project. Because the sprawling agricultural district in Fresno and Kings counties would have shouldered about a quarter of the project's costs, the vote could represent a fatal blow

09/20/17

U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., plans to introduce the Agricultural Guestworker Act next week, which would replace the H-2A program that many fresh produce growers use for labor

09/20/17

The Wine Industry Financial Symposium, the premier event covering the financial, business and strategic issues of the wine industry set for Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel Conference Center in Napa, California will draw more than 250 wine industry executives and leaders next week. Registration continues at WineIndustryFinancial.com.

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employing more than 74,000 workers nationwide who earn a collective $6.5 billion in annual wages as part of an industry that generates more than $50 billion in tax revenue each year

09/20/17

The Italian wine giant buys Castello di San Donato in Perano and its 128 acres of vines in Gaiole

09/20/17

Custom-winemaking operations have been sprouting and expanding in the North Coast in recent years to slake the thirst of up-and-coming vintners to produce new brands. And mobile bottlers have been rolling out new rigs to keep up with demand from vintners that want expanded capacity or don't want to invest in expensive, infrequently used equipment

09/20/17

More than a decade after reviving a historic mansion in downtown Napa, Wine Spectator magazine has the city's support to renovate the landmark's companion building on First Street

09/20/17

With current moderate temperatures that are expected to continue, the harvest of the grapes in the Napa Valley has slowed down, allowing vintners and workers a chance to take a breath and allowing cabernet sauvignon grapes more time to ripen

09/20/17

Jamie Benziger worked alongside her father, Imagery founder and winemaker Joe Benziger, to artfully craft the wines for this collection.

09/20/17

This label first caught the eye of the judges at the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), who gave it the "Excellence in Flexography" award earlier this year. They recognized it for the "tonal range" on the image, and the use of tactile varnish as a complement to the flexo printing. This wine was presented in the "narrow web, process, metallized" category of competition.

09/20/17

Reno is a wine industry veteran, having worked in all three tiers of wine sales since 1979. He started in retail in Washington, DC, then transitioned to a brand manager and VP of sales and marketing at William Hill Winery in 1984 and Sonoma-Cutrer in 1988.

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Not only do the brothers invest in their employees, but they're also extremely active in supporting their local communities ...

09/20/17

Louis "Bob" Trinchero and Roger Trinchero are well known and respected in the wine business for their giant California wine brands that include Ménage à Trois and Sutter Home. However, they're perhaps even more respected by their employees and community members, a tribute that stems from lessons learned long before their family winery hit the big time.

09/20/17

New York's St. Regis Hotel hosted the biggest players in the drinks industry last night for Market Watch magazine's much-anticipated annual Leaders Awards Dinner. These prestigious awards pay tribute to the country's most progressive wine, spirits and beer retailers.

09/20/17

The husband-and-wife team of Dan and Kacey Stotesbery will oversee all distributor and trade relationships throughout the United States, while working alongside founders Pat and Anne Stotesbery to guide the future of Ladera.

09/20/17

Rare Wines, Lavish Trips and Fine Art Garner Generous Bids at Fundraising Event for Mendocino Coast District Hospital

09/20/17

While Simon Graves is director of vineyard operations at Treasury Wine Estates, Hilary Graves gave up winemaking after 12 years and now owns an agriculture consulting business, Mighty Nimble, and breeds the critically endangered heritage breed of Gloucestershire Old Spots pigs.

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trying to get back to normal and move forward amid the unprecedented damage

09/20/17

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.

09/20/17

Sonoma County Wineries Turn 'Wine into Water' in Support of Clean Water Initiatives in East African Schools

09/20/17

South Africa's imported wine volume in the US is up 13 percent for 2017 over the same period of 2016, according to a second quarter Gomberg-Fredriksen report. As South Africa's wine industry continues to ripen with discovery for industry and consumers, Wines of South Africa (WOSA) US (www.wosa.us) predicts continued growth in this sector.

09/20/17

Row-crop use of precision tends to rise and fall with commodity prices, but ag-tech and financial types are awakening to specialty crop growers' chronic issues, including labor and water shortages, as well as their ability to pull in huge premiums for high-value crops improved by precision technologies.

09/20/17

An old warhorse of Chilean wine is returning to the fray, Rebecca Gibb MW discovers.

09/20/17

A keynote speaker urges organic producers to step up and get more involved in research and legislation.

09/20/17

Initiatives slated for the June and November 2018 ballots would propose a combined $12.4 billion

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The rain forces firefighters to think about other hazards.

09/20/17

This two-generation family-run winemaking business was established in the '90s by siblings Deneen, David & Coral Brown and made possible by an investment from their parents Bassett Brown (from Jamaica) and Marcela Brown (from Panama)

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Even with the heat and rain, 2017 has been better than previous years for SoCal wine region

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... against an Obama-era rule protecting workers from being exposed to harmful silica dust

09/20/17

Storied Virginia Farm Winery Bridging The Gap Between Creativity, Innovation, Agritourism and Rural Economic Development

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accused of giving William A. Campos, a former state delegate and County Council member, at least $1,000 in exchange for favorable action ...

09/20/17

Entire apartment blocks swayed violently in the center of Mexico City, including in the historic districts of El Centro and Roma, crumbling balconies and causing huge cracks to appear on building facades

09/20/17

Vinovore, which offers hundreds of unique, handpicked bottles from all over the world, and uses an animal-themed wine chart and color-coded bottles to make it easy for customers to find particular styles of wine

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without the financial risk - by building a virtual business from one vineyard to a sprawling estate has arrived, taking inspiration from games such as The Sims

09/20/17

Sisters put their winemaking passion to work as they take the reins at their family's Piedmont winery