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06/27/18

More than 17,000 acres had burned as of late Tuesday, with the fire 17 percent contained. Twenty-two structures had burned, including 12 homes. Most wineries are open. However Cache Creek Vineyards and Winery on New Long Valley Road west of Clear Lake has been closed. "It's never good when you make the national news. "Everybody is keeping their fingers crossed."

06/27/18

The Pawnee fire in eastern Lake County continued its forward march on Tuesday, burning another 1,500 acres, as it spread mostly east into largely undeveloped and unforgiving terrain crisscrossed by ravines and ridges off the south end of Indian Valley Reservoir

06/27/18

The news marks an overall strategic shift for Vinventions towards an objective of becoming the wine industry's most sustainable closure company

06/27/18

Michael Blaise, who has been with the firm since 2015, has been appointed as Vinventions' vice president in charge of sustainability, a new role within the company which will enable it to further its efforts in becoming a 100% sustainable business

06/27/18

Fetzer Vineyards today announced the incorporation of the Excelsior Wine Company ("Excelsior") collection to its portfolio, effectively becoming the nation's leading supplier of South American wines and the 12th-largest wine marketer in the United States. Excelsior's multi-origin portfolio includes the Chilean wines of Viña Concha y Toro as well as its Argentine property, Trivento, and the Little Black Dress and Beckon lines from California

06/27/18

Napa Valley vintners K.R. Rombauer III, of Rombauer Vineyards, and Erik Nickel, of Far Niente, Dolce, Nickel & Nickel, En Route and Bella Union, will partner with the glasses' original creator and founder, Joseph Perrulli, to own the company, according to Govino

06/27/18

Free Flow Wines, which works with vintners to make their premium wines available on tap, plans to relocate from Napa to Sonoma early next year. The company had expanded from Sonoma to Napa five years ago

06/27/18

The co-owner of giant retailer Total Wine & More and a defense consultant will face off in November's general election for Maryland's only open congressional seat after winning their party's primaries Tuesday

06/27/18

"The Cupcake Vineyards Butterkissed Chardonnay represents a complex and decadent take on the varietal after 100% malolactic fermentation on American and French oak, resulting in a smooth-creamy mouthfeel, luscious buttery notes and hints of vanilla"

06/27/18

Family-owned winery embarks on journey to seize the moments that matter most, with the people who matter most to them in an initiative to inspire others

06/27/18

"This IPA-inspired sparkling water is made using everything Lagunitas knows about hops and infused with THC and/or CBD (depending on your vibe),"

06/27/18

"It was a surprise to me," Pawlcyn said. "Somebody made me an offer [on the building] - I can't talk about it, it's confidential … but I had to take off my chef's hat and put on my businesswoman's hat and it made perfect sense … I guess you could say he made me an offer I couldn't refuse - in a good way."

06/27/18

Steven Plant this month launched Plant Wines, a wine distributor specializing in selling wines from smaller, organic vineyards

06/27/18

Tickets to the 2018 Sonoma County Wine Auction, presented by Visa Signature, are now on sale. The event will take place from September 20-22, culminating in Auction Day which returns to La Crema Estate at Saralee's Vineyard. George Hamel, Jr. of Hamel Family Wines is this year's Honorary Chair. The auction raised a record-breaking $5.2 million for local nonprofit organizations last year ...

06/27/18

The ballot initiative that would have protected watersheds by sharply restricting vineyard plantings lost by a slim margin

06/27/18

American wines perform at the top of returns on investment alongside Burgundy and Bordeaux.

06/27/18

Rosé remains the hottest category in the world of wine, and one of the Northwest's most talented winemakers used an electric pink to flash his talents again as Brian Carter Cellars topped the Washington State Wine Competition with its 2017 Abracadabra Rosé.

06/27/18

"We don't expect any significant effects to Wine.com because we've already been collecting and remitting sales tax in nearly every state for many years," shares Rich Bergsund, Wine.com's CEO

06/27/18

Stray foliage wires can cause significant amounts of machinery downtime and production loss for vineyards. One enterprising grower took it upon himself to come up with a solution to this ever-present problem. The result is a new and innovative product that he hopes will change vineyard operations forever. Hans Mick talked to its inventor to find out the full story

06/27/18

Best in Show went to Alara Cellars' 2017 Grenache Blanc, sourced from San Benito County. The honor came after judges awarded it a Double Gold Medal and deemed it both Best in Class (Grenache Blanc) and overall Best White Wine

06/27/18

Growers from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara weigh in on unusual growing season thus far