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09/18/17

"It's evolved to be a better auction for Sonoma County," said Barbara Banke, chairwoman of the board of Jackson Family Wines and the auction's honorary chairwoman. "A lot of the lots went for record prices this year. The Sonoma County wines are world class, and we have a lot of good bidders from across the country."

09/18/17

Sonoma County non-profit beneficiary partners are focused on literacy, education, health and human services, the environment, and arts and culture

09/18/17

The 23-year cumulative total, including direct contributions and leveraged funds provided to scientists as a result of initial research funding from festival proceeds, has surpassed $280 million dollars since 1995

09/18/17

Consumer thirst for premium-priced wine and home delivery of luxury-priced wine drove double-digit growth in U.S. wine sales through August. U.S. wine sales totaled $3.1 billion in August 2017, up 14% from August 2016, according to market research firm bw166. Domestic table wines drove the growth, rising 14% to $2.9 billion ...

09/18/17

"This is a revenue issue. You cannot continue to farm these old blocks of Zinfandel that do not produce at a level that keeps price sustainable"

09/18/17

Cook Vineyard Management has opened the doors to its new Vineyard Supply Store at 19626 Eighth St. E.

09/18/17

"We have about 11 acres under vine, and the property itself is about 50 acres," said Andrea O'Shea, with Great Frogs.

09/18/17

Six environmental groups filed court papers late Thursday attempting to derail the state Department of Water Resources' plans to bankroll the tunnels with billions of dollars in bond financing

09/18/17

Winemakers disagree on which grapes are susceptible. Roco Winery co-founder and winemaker Rollin Soles says no variety is immune if enough smoke is present. Quady says pinot noir, which for years has been Oregon's crown jewel, is "very susceptible" to smoke taint because of the timing of its ripening and the softness of the skins.

09/18/17

when winemakers a century from now look back on the technology that changed the game, one winery is going to stand out: Palmaz Vineyards

09/18/17

Dave McIntyre on Santa Carolina's efforts to restore Chile's wine traditions by reviving old grapevines descended from the company's vineyards planted in the 1870s and early 1900s

09/18/17

brewers have been known to collect wild yeast in cheesecloth-covered jars across San Francisco, and then isolate and cultivate the strains

09/18/17

The city of Vallejo plans to toss its proverbial hat in the ring to try and get Seattle-based Amazon to build its second headquarters here, and city officials say they genuinely think there's a chance

09/18/17

following its completion of the Whole Foods acquisition last month

09/18/17

The new generation is beginning to steer the ship in its own way - and perhaps the most prominent sign of this so far is the return of the Barbaresco wines, crus included, to the Barbaresco DOP

09/18/17

It's up to Bordeaux winemakers to curb alcohol in their wines and global warming should not be an excuse for allowing levels to rise too high, argues John Salvi MW, drawing on the historical perspective of alcohol in Bordeaux wine

09/18/17

In the space of five decades this zeitgeist combination of importing consulting talent, banding winemakers together and focusing on developing select local grapes altered the island's reputation for wine

09/18/17

Vinexpo, a trade show for wine and spirits professionals, will host its Explorer conference in Sonoma County Sept. 23-25, 2018

09/18/17

"You want people to taste out of a beautiful Riedel glass and have the full experience. But, quite frankly, losing 1,800 glasses is unacceptable."

09/18/17

Swearingen was at the Grape Pavilion taking in her favorite part of the Grape Festival - and without a doubt the most unique feature of the long-running community fair.

09/18/17

At the end of August, Amazon quietly expanded the cities included in the alcohol delivery service through Prime Now, one of its subscriber services that mainly delivers groceries

09/18/17

Campi Flegrei is a volcanic caldera to the west of Naples that last erupted centuries ago.

09/18/17

The Chinese wine industry is getting into its stride and among the huge vineyards and endless empty towerblocks there are some rare finds to be enjoyed

09/18/17

that severely burned his esophagus and stomach and nearly left him for dead. "Kramer Beverage "obviously made a mistake"

09/18/17

Results may be too funky for some carnivores, but others enjoy greater tenderness and flavors reminiscent of 'roasted hazelnuts'

09/18/17

The Legislature passed the law in 2004 after finding that forced feeding was cruel and inhumane. The law gave producers a grace period of more than seven years to find a new method of making foie gras.

09/18/17

Among the most exciting developments in the Pacific Northwest wine country in recent years is the emergence of red Rhône blends, commonly called GSMs because of the three primary grapes in the blend: Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre