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09/26/16

The Staglin family and the One Mind board announced that the 22-year cumulative total, including direct contributions to One Mind, and leveraged funds provided to scientists as a result of IMHRO's initial research funding from festival proceeds, has surpassed $256 million since 1995

09/26/16

Family-owned wineries - both large and small - won the coveted sweepstakes awards Sunday at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Awards Gala

09/26/16

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."

09/26/16

Two years after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill designed to limit groundwater pumping, new wells are going in faster and deeper than ever in the San Joaquin Valley farm belt. Farmers say they have no choice given cuts in surface water deliveries ...

09/26/16

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

09/26/16

CRISPR is a tool that acts as a microscopic pair of scissors with the ability to slice DNA. Agriculture giant Monsanto has licensed CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology from the Broad Institute for use in seed development, the company announced ...

09/26/16

New lawsuit in Illinois challenges the constitutionality of direct-shipping laws; plaintiffs hope to reach the Supreme Court

09/26/16

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

09/26/16

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

09/26/16

Vice President Joe Biden said that "our only real shot" of Congress approving the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a vote during the upcoming lame duck session

09/26/16

More than three quarters of châteaux in Bordeaux's Cru Bourgeois classification have voted to create a new three-tier system by 2020 ...

09/26/16

The grenache grape is almost stealthy in its ubiquity. It is grown and made into wine pretty much all over the world, often known by its French name, grenache, but sometimes by the Spanish garnacha.

09/26/16

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.

09/26/16

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

09/26/16

Her research examines the ways in which marketing messages influence consumers' perceptions and memory of hedonic experiences

09/26/16

Wine Division President Recognized for Expanding the Wine Palette of Generations of Americans

09/26/16

- and it's less than you'd thinkyou can find excellent wines at even lower prices - one of his personal favorites is the $8 Autoritas Pinot Noir

09/26/16

In 1976, only 19 wineries existed in New York. In 2016, there are 409, in all but three of the state's counties. Here's how it happened.

09/26/16

Kathryn Hall loves wine. Her passion isn't merely for the taste ... after years of work, they created a wine that received a perfect score from The Wine Advocate.

09/26/16

Growing and utilizing the fruits produced in part by the sun has been the basis of the Montezuma Winery's success all along

09/26/16

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

09/26/16

Wineries inside and outside Mendocino County support long-running charity event

09/26/16

Andrew Jefford tastes English sparkling wines from Wiston Estate and Sugrue Pierre

09/26/16

A new wine app claims to predict whether you'll like a wine before you taste it. It joins hundreds of others trying to own the market of tech-savvy oenophiles

09/26/16

French connections are giving a new twist to the idea of California "Champagne".

09/26/16

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

09/26/16

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

09/26/16

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

09/26/16

" ... these descriptions that we give people, and this backstory about the wine's origin, make the wine actually taste better to them even though they're not necessarily real"

09/26/16

The Taian Table, which opened in April and served Western dishes, was described by Michelin as "graceful" and praised for its "clever recipes".

09/26/16

Russian entrepreneur gets French help restoring and developing viticulture to produce our very own Côte de Altai Mountains

09/26/16

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