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09/30/16

After years of trying, Monarch Beverage Co. affiliate Spirited Sales LLC is now officially distributing alcohol in Indiana-at least for now.

09/30/16

The PlumpJack Group today announced the purchase of an 82-acre Howell Mountain vineyard and winemaking facility from Ladera Vineyards, which will be a natural extension of CADE Estate Winery, the first organically farmed LEED Gold Certified winery estate in Napa Valley founded by partners John Conover, Gavin Newsom and Gordon Getty.

09/30/16

Now they're calling it "the Resort at Sonoma Country Inn." That's the project planned on a 52-acre property on Highway 12 near Kenwood that's proposed as a 50-room hotel spread among 19 cottages, a 125-seat restaurant, 11 residential lots, 102 parking spaces, plus vineyards, a public winery and a retail store

09/30/16

On a sunny terrace overlooking Sonoma Valley, visitors at Viansa Winery sipped whites and reds Thursday afternoon, unaware of the Mexican film crew working diligently on the other side of the tasting room behind yellow caution tape shooting scenes for a Mexican soap opera.

09/30/16

Renowned Sonoma Valley Winery Hosts Olive Oil Festival to Celebrate All Things Olive this November

09/30/16

Last year at this time, weather forecasters had a pretty good idea of what was in store as California headed into the rainy season. The Pacific Ocean surface was warming, and they were predicting one of the strongest El Niño weather patterns in recorded history

09/30/16

It's hard to say exactly what this means - other than it's nothing good - as humans have never existed with levels this high. The last time Earth surpassed 400 ppm was approximately 4 million years ago

09/30/16

High afternoon temperatures push picking crews to start early

09/30/16

Created by Dr Xavier Ceto Alseda, a research associate at the Future Industries Institute at the University of South Australia, and his colleagues, the so-called 'electronic tongue' can even identify the type of barrel the wine has been aged

09/30/16

The 39th annual wine and food festival runs Feb. 11-19, opening with the Bacchanalia Gala at the tony Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and including the four International Festival Tastings at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

09/30/16

The wine industry is a big draw, with more than 9,393 acres of vineyards planted in the microclimates of the 11 finger-shaped lakes. These vineyards produce more than 54,600 tons of grapes a year for the 119 bonded wineries in the Finger Lakes.

09/30/16

Washington's minimum wage will increase to at least $9.53 an hour Jan. 1, though it would rise to $11 if I-1433 passes.

09/30/16

2016 will be the fourth year in the past five that's drier than usual in Baker County, Ore.

09/30/16

As Idaho's population shifts from rural to urban areas, many farmers worry that agriculture is slowly losing its clout in the legislature.

09/30/16

The American Farm Bureau Federation has released answers submitted by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

09/30/16

Currently, peak season water rates for a single family home using 1,700 cubic feet is $110 per month. If approved, the new rate will be $144 per month in February and $169 in November. Rates will climb to $215, a 95 percent increase, by November 2021.

09/30/16

Stanislao Radikon died of cancer a few weeks ago, on Sept. 11. He was just 62, and though most casual wine consumers may never have heard of him, his wines epitomized a level of beauty and truth sought by wine lovers every time they open a bottle.

09/30/16

Calaveras County (home, according to Mark Twain, of a renowned jumping frog) is shaped like a tilted traffic cone. It forms a middle layer of eight adjacent counties in which the Sierra Foothills American Viticulture Area (AVA) sprawls. This is a land of twisted hills, ample golf courses, whitewater rivers and sequoia trees of dizzying proportions. This AVA (including five sub-AVAs) is one of the largest wine regions in California, but produces less than one percent of wine grapes in the state from its 6,000 acres of vines.

09/30/16

Zutant is happy to see a growing contingent of local neighborhood restaurants with funky, affordable wine lists.

09/30/16

Millennials, whose baby boomer parents were the first generation of U.S. premium wine drinkers, are consuming more and higher-value wines, driven by a thirst for quality, new experiences and information-sharing, according to wine industry leaders surveyed by UC Davis.

09/30/16

The Tip of the Mitt's wine production reputation is starting to grow, in part thanks to a recent designation as a viticultural destination from the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

09/30/16

Readers share their stories of oenophiles (and non-oenophiles) who crossed the line of decency-and offer tips for dealing with loutish dinner guests

09/30/16

How are winemakers in California shaking things up...?

09/30/16

The arc of the Wirz Vineyard metonymically reflects the shifting demands imposed on California Riesling over time

09/30/16

Even if you didn't know about his many golf championships, you might well be familiar with the Arnold Palmer beverage combo of ice tea and lemonade. The Arnold Palmer beverage story goes like this:

09/30/16

-Drizly, the technology company behind the first and largest on-demand alcohol app, today introduced new marketplace features that will transform the way consumers shop for beer, wine and spirits

09/30/16

Taylor Family Vineyards embodies not just the current state of winemaking in Napa Valley, but the region's history

09/30/16

Tom Sullivan is one of several recent buyers looking at wineries producing value Bordeaux

09/30/16

News that Cosí Inc. filed for bankruptcy Wednesday came as no surprise to industry observers. The chain has lost money for years. And lots of chains are taking the debt-protection route these days.

09/30/16

Restaurant owner Marian Harper Levine broke the news to 60 heartbroken employees on Friday morning

09/30/16

while Champagne was once reserved in the popular imagination only for our finest occasions, that's changing, says David White, author of the new book But First, Champagne

09/30/16

New Publication from Sonoma State University's School of Business and Economics