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Saturday, May 26th

05/07/18

Craig and Kathryn Hall of HALL Estates of St. Helena in December 2016 won the green light from the Napa County board of Supervisors to plant a new vineyard at Walt Ranch, a 2,300-acre property the Halls had purchased a decade earlier.

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"The initiative would limit vineyard development on hills and mountains to provide greater protection to watersheds and oak woodlands, the latter of which covered more than 167,000 acres, or about 33 percent of the county's overall area before last year's wildfires"

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Barbara Banke has had three horses at the Kentucky Derby, including Good Magic's father, Curlin

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It's encouraging to see the lively debate about Measure C, the Watershed and Oak Woodlands initiative, that Napa voters will decide in June. It's one example of a working principle of our democracy -- expressing opinions respectfully in a neutral public forum.

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The annual Florida event reached new heights and helped support children's charities and wine-country wildfire relief efforts

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A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 9 at 2:00 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 209 Matheson St., Healdsburg. Reception to follow at the Bartolomei Ranch, 7000 Giovanetti Road, Forestville.

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François Secondé, founder of Champagne François Secondé, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 27, 2018 due to an accidental fall

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The scope of Rudd's influence on food and wine in the Napa Valley was sprawling. His Leslie Rudd Investment Company counts among its assets Vintage Wine Estates (which owns B.R. Cohn, Swanson, Delectus and other wineries), Press restaurant, the Oakville Grocery and Distillery 209. He owned multiple wineries, including Covenant, Durant & Both, Edge Hill and - his central focus - Rudd Oakville Estate

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The savvy investor, businessman and philanthropist from Kansas left an indelible mark on California's food and wine scene

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Mr. Wittig will report to Southern Glazer's CEO, Wayne Chaplin, and COO, Brad Vassar. He will be responsible for identifying and executing opportunities for profitable growth within Southern Glazer's existing business units and in yet-untapped markets and product segments

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Cal Poly supporters, faculty members and students celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for the university's new multimillion-dollar Center for Wine and Viticulture on campus Friday evening

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Gallo, the largest wine company in the United States, bought the Rancho Real Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley wine region. The 436-acre property is 13 miles southeast of Santa Maria and produces both Burgundian and Rhône grape varietals

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The business concept is what McEnery calls a "fusion of familiar elements" winery, restaurant, and a Napa-style tasting room. "You feel like you're in a real wine country setting," he said in an interview with Wines & Vines. "We're democratizing the good life, bringing the experiences we've been blessed to enjoy to the people who may not be able to."

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The 18th Annual Winkler Dinner will be on Saturday, May 19 at 5 p.m. in the olive grove of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Sciences.

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According to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts, vineyard owners and wineries in Texas have reason to be in good spirits this spring - in spite of some challenges in the form of severe weather in grape-growing areas of the state

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The challenge of California water "is that we expect more than there is to get"

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CDFW releases more than 20 million fish each year. However, the Sacramento River release is a relocation. The salmon would normally be released along the Feather River. The location was moved about 35 miles downstream to the Sacramento River

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A 12-years-in-the-making, new, southside winery for Revelry Vintners commemorates its opening this weekend by highlighting a sense of place.

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It wasn't exactly an explosive car chase scene unfolding on Lincoln Avenue in Calistoga, but that didn't stop residents from stopping to watch the filming

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The UK is the main fortified wine market, so how are Sherry and Port doing in this vital space?

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On the 50th anniversary of when one of the wine world's most-progressive legislation was put into effect, residents of the iconic Napa Valley are struggling to sort out how they want to plan for their agricultural future

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with attribution, wow ... "We reject, in the strongest terms, Treasury Wine Estate's assertion that we have infringed any trademark held by Treasury Wine Estates and will contest this vigorously in the Federal Court," Rush Rich Winery's owner Vincent Zhao, told the Adelaide Advertiser.

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Ask anyone in the Walla Walla Valley wine industry to name its brightest lights and you'll hear familiar names: Gary Figgins, Rick Small, Christophe Baron, Marty Clubb, Myles Anderson, Stan Clarke, Norm McKibben.

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After several years of traveling to the U.S., Brazil, Spain, and India on business trips and explaining to customers the processes he uses to cultivate his organic wine, Mike Barrow began questioning how wine production could become more transparent to the consumer

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Wine has always been governed by fashion - just like lapel widths, hemlines and shades of lipstick. Consider the trajectory of gruner veltliner. Nearly 20 years ago, gruner veltliner was the new black. Then about 10 years ago, Austria's premier white wine was dismissed

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From Sonoma County to Santa Barbara, California has become a hotbed for outstanding Syrah. Talented winemakers like Pax Mahle, Ehren Jordan, Morgan Twain-Peterson and Sashi Moorman have found the sweet spot and are upping the bar every vintage. In fact, Pax's 2016 Sonoma-Hillsides Syrah - my top pick of the year - was just awarded a perfect 100-point score from Antonio Galloni of Vinous.

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Let's face it, the group that catapulted the U.S. wine industry into world-class status in the 1970s is slowly but surely leaving us. The also quite large group, Millennials-its members in their 20s and 30s-are still young enough to be in the exploration stage, and although they are financially strapped, marketing should not ignore them. But the real prize for wine may be the generation in between, so-called Generation X, those in their 40s and 50s

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Launching a €11 global campaign, releasing billboards, and advertising across 11 strategic international markets, all in Spanish, using nothing but esoteric illustrations, with paint made from the wines ...

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As an African-American woman, wine writer Julia Coney has heard some choice phrases at various industry events.

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The millions of Muslims around the world who drink may do so knowing that some of the religion's greatest poets, thinkers, scientists, and politicians enjoyed a glass or two

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As wildfires increase in frequency across the globe, researchers hunt the smoke compounds that can seep into vineyards' grapes and taint wine