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10/20/17

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today announced preliminary data provided by eight California insurers processing claims for tens of thousands of policyholders. While the numbers are expected to climb, as more claims are filed and processed, the preliminary data reflects $1.045 billion in losses

10/20/17

Insurance attorneys offer advice for wine industry firms impacted by disaster

10/20/17

The question is how sustainable current demand is and what most displaced families who cannot afford current prices will do. Sonoma County's rental market was already tight, with only about a 3.5 percent vacancy rate, and one-bedroom apartment rentals in Santa Rosa averaged $1,636 before the fire. And unlike Houston or Dallas, which were recently affected by hurricanes, California has in general been undersupplied with new housing for decades. According to an analysis by the McKinsey Global Institute, California's supply gap is already at 2 million units, and that number is projected to increase to 3.5 million by 2025

10/20/17

People planning to visit should not cancel their trips. Now is the time to visit and support wine country

10/20/17

It's the local customer who has breathed the smoky air and seen the alarming messages about the fires on friends' and family's Facebook pages. The challenge for Wine Country businesses is to persuade the Bay Area base to not wait too long.

10/20/17

As fires tore through Napa, Sonoma and neighboring counties, wine columnist Lettie Teague reached out to those in the region who lost homes and wineries. Here, their stories and advice on how to provide support where it's most urgently needed ...

10/20/17

The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund has made pre-qualified grants to nonprofits providing immediate relief and recovery services to those affected. These services may include: food; shelter; childcare; transportation; health and mental health; resource/referral and case management; legal/advocacy services; and, human and social services

10/20/17

Winemakers are taking grape samples to laboratories to measure levels of free guaiacol and 4-methylguaiacol, two compounds in smoke that can spoil the grapes. The Atlantic talks to Jean Hoefliger, Anita Oberholster, Bruce Regalia, Jim Lapsley, and Robert Eyler

10/20/17

MWI will donate 100% of its Harvest Party ticket sales to benefit the Disaster Fund for Mendocino County

10/20/17

Oldest Winery in Napa Valley Remains Unharmed And Hopeful for the Future of California Wine

10/20/17

The Delaware Tourism Office will celebrate National American Beer Day on October 27 by unveiling DE on Tap - the newest and most technologically-advanced way to explore the state's craft beverage industry. DE on Tap is a smartphone application for takers of the state's popular Beer, Wine & Spirits Trail.

10/20/17

Brown issued an order Wednesday that allows disrupted wineries to relocate tasting rooms and suspends state fees for mobile home parks and manufactured homes.

10/20/17

A plan released by California's Department of Water Resources calls for Lake Oroville to be drained below 700 feet in elevation despite a congressman's criticism of the idea.

10/20/17

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting a warmer winter from California through the Midwest to Maine.

10/20/17

It will take years for the forests, hillsides and wineries of California's wine country to recover after 10 days of intense wildfires that claimed 41 lives and destroyed thousands of homes, but damage to the wine industry in the Napa Valley does not appear to be widespread, Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) has said.

10/20/17

Ten days after fires decimated homes and lives across Northern California, Dylan Adcock, 26, remains missing. His cellphone goes straight to voicemail and his mother, in Montana, can't sleep for the fear and uncertainty.

10/20/17

Arizona is hoping to sell beer and wine at McKale Center this season, athletic director Dave Heeke said Wednesday. Heeke told radio station 1580 The Fanatic in Phoenix that the UA is applying for a license with the city of Tucson for McKale during the 2017-18 season, and later confirmed it via a statement from the school. The license is listed as pending.

10/20/17

Owners Ray and Peg Zemke recently moved here from Minnesota to embark on the next chapter of their lives, which includes running a wine-education getaway in the West-Central Mountains. Think of it as a bed-and-breakfast inn for wine geeks. The Zemkes have visited Valley County many times in recent decades and felt it would be an ideal spot for such a wine-centric retreat.

10/20/17

Arizona's vineyards and tasting rooms are playing host to about 600,000 visitors a year, and those visitors are having a total estimated economic impact of $56.2 million per year. About $41.9 million is direct economic impact, $6.8 million indirect and $7.5 induced.

10/20/17

Grande has worked in all aspects of the wine business, with experience in direct sales, sales management, marketing and public relations.

10/20/17

The business and some neighbors say they felt blindsided by the cease-and-desist order issued in August, which claimed the business was making excessive noise, allowing food trucks and blocking traffic. More than a thousand people signed an online petition supporting the winery.

10/20/17

The dispute is over where imported wine can be displayed in British Columbia's grocery stores.

10/20/17

Court documents claim Daniel Macduff, a retired civil servant from the Quebec City area, booked a Sunwing Airlines flight to Cuba last November that advertised a "champagne service." But instead of a glass of high-quality bubbly from France's famous Champagne region, Macduff was served a cheap sparkling wine, his lawyer said.

10/20/17

Vancouver lawyer Shea Coulson says five B.C. wineries will argue as interveners in the case stemming from a 2012 incident when police fined a man who entered New Brunswick from Quebec with 14 cases of beer and three bottles of liquor.

10/20/17

Fruit supplier to Niagara's best wineries, Warren Saunders has spent half a century watching Ontario wine evolve from Baby Duck to Bachelder

10/20/17

The replay is up with Chris Canning, mayor, Calistoga, Karissa Kruse, president, Sonoma County Winegrowers, Jill Techel, mayor, Napa, Farida Jhabvala Romero, reporter, KQED News, Christopher Thornberg, founding partner, Beacon Economics

10/20/17

"None of us wanted to walk away from this partnership without giving it everything we had," says Keller. "Nine years later, I think we've given it everything we've had, and the best thing to do is shake hands and terminate the lease and move on."

10/20/17

Life at the Jarvis Estate in Napa County is slowly but surely getting back to normal

10/20/17

Owner Rick Small uses grapes from vines he used when he made wine in his back yard in the 1970s.

10/20/17

The oldest wine store in the US on Thursday uncorked what is likely the most expensive wine club in the world - one that will run you $15,600 a year.

10/20/17

The Senate support for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017 (S.236) has reached a majority. This week Senator James Inhofe (R-OH) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) became the 51st and 52nd Senators to sign on as a co-sponsor with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) who introduced this bipartisan bill in January.

10/20/17

Filings for unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level since 1973 as workers affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma continued to return to their jobs, Labor Department figures showed Thursday

10/20/17

Cork Supply plans on using radiation to analyse the internal structure of each cork and assess its permeability, and thereby predict its oxygen transmission rate ...