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02/23/17

High-end wine consumers aware of state's reputation, but the work isn't over

02/23/17

Adelsheim Vineyard announces today that Joth Ricci will take over the reins as the company's CEO from Founder and President David Adelsheim. Ricci brings extensive executive leadership in the beverage industry and deep ties in the Oregon business community to Adelsheim

02/23/17

The latest proposal calls for two buildings totaling 24,210 square feet producing 60,000 gallons annually. Proposed visitation has dropped from 500 people daily to 25 people daily

02/23/17

A proposed winery that would join a new mansion on a Rutherford-area property raised concerns not over any expected flood of tourists, but over literal floodwaters.

02/23/17

In another signal that the craft beer industry has fully arrived in Sonoma County, Santa Rosa Junior College is establishing a curriculum that will allow local beer lovers to turn their passion into a career.

02/23/17

On Thursday, February 23rd at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Napa Open Space District, Mr. Winiarski will announce his donation of a $25,000 challenge grant to the Napa Open Space District to expand outdoor education,volunteer involvement and public outreach, thereby broadening community support for open space preservation.

02/23/17

The award, now in its 18th year, is given with great appreciation to individuals whose vision and leadership have advanced the wine and food industry

02/23/17

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America President and CEO Craig Wolf today announced the promotion of four association employees and the addition of one new team member

02/23/17

Residents are concerned that plans to cut down 14,000 oak trees to make way for grapevines will impact groundwater, fish habitat and climate change mitigation

02/23/17

It can be hard to write about the list of semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards.

02/23/17

Proposed state legislation-subject of recent controversy-would benefit other businesses as well as the major alcohol retailer, supporters say

02/23/17

A bill to allow grocery stores, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Kroger Co., in wet counties to obtain permits to sell wine from any winery cleared the House Rules Committee after several hours of debate Wednesday

02/23/17

The Sonoma Vintage Report will bring together the North Coast's foremost winemakers, scientists and vineyard managers to reflect on the 2016 harvest

02/23/17

After five years of drought, the heavens are opening, but timing will determine the vintage quality

02/23/17

Both father and daughter took viticulture and enology classes at Los Positas College. When Alexandra married Chris Atterbury the wine at the reception was co-created by the father and daughter

02/23/17

With harvest less than a month away, wine companies in Marlborough are confident they have enough storage space to handle an influx of fruit

02/23/17

The aim of EU funding is to improve the competitiveness of agriculture within member countries, focusing on greater competitive equality, and an increase in the level of consumer knowledge regarding its agricultural products and their methods of production

02/23/17

What is minerality? Does it exist, and what's its relationship to the soil? These are topical questions, and so John Szabo's book on volcanic wines is well timed

02/23/17

When it comes to blacks and wine, not much has changed in the way of perception ... the idea of a black person who is a serious, wine-loving professional is, as Lafleur put it in a Herald article I wrote about sommeliers and diversity, "some mythical creature"

02/23/17

Kenneth Fugelsang, professor emeritus of enology and retired winemaster at the Fresno State Winery, died Monday, Feb. 20, from cancer. He was 70 years old.