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06/12/18

Napa County Registrar of Voters John Tuteur said between 13,000 and 15,000 ballots are left to be counted

06/12/18

Join Rob McMillan, EVP and Founder, Premium Wine Division, Silicon Valley Bank along with a panel of experts as they answer your DtC Wine questions and continue the dialogue with insights from the 2018 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Sales survey. The panel includes: Amy Hoopes, President, Wente Estates, Paul Mabray, Wine Industry Digital Futurist and Director, Getemetry.com, and Cyril Penn, Editor in Chief of Wine Business Monthly

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The University of California, Davis (UCD) hosted its annual Grape Day at the Oakville Station experimental vineyard in Napa Valley June 6 with talks and presentations by UC Cooperative Extension specialists, and presentations and equipment demos from vineyard industry suppliers

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according to Amorim's director of R&D, Dr. Miguel Cabral

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Prior to joining Zepponi & Company, Coope held senior roles at several boutique investment banks in San Francisco and was a founding member of the consumer practice group at Hambrecht & Quist LLC. Coope also worked in research and operations at Miller Brewing Company, and is a former director of Patz & Hall Wine Company and The Coppola Companies

06/12/18

John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Pixar Animation and Walt Disney Animation, will leave those posts at the end of the year following acknowledgement last year some of his actions had left employees feeling "disrespected and uncomfortable." He had taken a six month leave from the company last year.

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Two hundred fifty new hotel rooms in south Napa would require the services of hundreds of workers - with precious few places in town to house them at a reasonable cost

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Donniella Winchell sits in her office at the corner of South Broadway and Main streets here. She looks out her window onto the street at a fire hydrant painted purple and green and smiles knowing what the colors represent - the wine-producing grapes and their vines, which grow on more than 1,500 acres in Ohio

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The Amazon-effect has changed customers' expectation also in wine delivery. Fast, flexible, full visible and customer-centered delivery has become a standard today. With consumers spending more than $2.69 billion on Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) wine shipments in 2017, according to the 2018 Wine Shipping Report, an annual collaboration between Sovos and Wines & Vines, and with 8.18 percent of that spend in Texas alone, there remains an opportunity for innovation and disruption for a new shipping model.

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After 10 years in finance, Richard Ellison setup Wanderlust Wine, with the aim of offering sustainable, high-quality wine from small producers around the world

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The community is invited to join Carneros wineries and enjoy a summer evening with a classic tasting of Carneros all-star wines, followed by a lively Cornhole Tournament

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one of the Food Network's brightest (and best dressed) stars, Geoffrey Zakarian, has joined the Bay Area restaurant scene. The celebrity chef/television host is playing a pivotal role in the sprawling, nearly $20 million redesign of one of Wine Country's most historic properties - the MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa

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More affordable vineyard land and the appeal of a new terroir are just two of the factors

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The idea of using drones to provide accurate, immediate and cost-effective snapshots of the micro-climate anywhere in or above vineyards is a step closer to reality. As Professor Anthony Finn puts it: 'We've got the physics sorted, now we have to work on some of the engineering'

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Developed by University of Adelaide researchers and collaborators with the support of Wine Australia, the software takes the popular app, PMapp, to the next level and in Grape Assess, delivers a new tool that facilitates assessment of multiple grapevine diseases and disorders including bunch rot, downy mildew, insect damage, sunburn and powdery mildew

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Scientists are researching ways to make tastier sparkling wines that matures faster and, as a happy by-product, are more cost-effective to produce

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Think you have what it takes? Registration for the next round runs until July 17

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he makers of Jack Daniel's whiskey have launched legal action against one of France's most celebrated châteaux, Chambord, in a bid to stop it using its own name on wine it plans to produce

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The bourbon industry is booming in America. But as one distiller describes it, "it's just a shady business." Much of the industry's growth comes from secretive production practices, and many brands take creative liberties, or more, with their marketing

06/12/18

U.S. inflation accelerated in May to the fastest pace in more than six years, reinforcing the Federal Reserve's outlook for gradual interest-rate hikes while eroding wage gains that remain relatively tepid despite an 18-year low in unemployment