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Thursday, July 19th

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Already this summer, several hundred firefighters have battled the Pawnee fire in Lake County that started June 23 and, so far, has burned more than 14,000 acres and destroyed 22 structures. On Saturday night, the County fire in the Yolo County countryside roared to life as firefighters ordered evacuations and battled to get a toehold on the 32,500-acre blaze in the face of hot, gusty winds. By Sunday night, the fire was 2% contained

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Lodi growers are opting for single high-wire trellising that allows for mechanical pruning when they replant, forgoing the vertical shoot position trellis system - or VSP - preferred in Napa, Sonoma and to a lesser degree, the Central Coast.

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With inflation-adjusted grape prices lower than in 1986, experts discuss a path toward premiumization

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"Lodi needs to actively fight against commoditization and move more decisively towards premiumization."

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Washington group fails to raise funds for appeal, Oregon sets exemption for permit

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Organizers for WAVEx, a condensed version of the acclaimed Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVE) research seminar series, have opened registration for Wednesday, July 11 at Chateau Ste. Michelle theater in Woodinville

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Officers from the Central Office for the Repression of Major Financial Crime (OCRGDF) have frozen the ownership of 10 properties over the course of this year following a four-year-long investigation into the source of the funds used to acquire them

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French financial police have seized 10 wineries in the Bordeaux area which are owned by Chinese conglomerate Haichang over suspicions of tax fraud, a police source told AFP on Friday

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As Bregg Winery Inc. is working on getting its doors open by September, it is receiving a financial boost with the approval for a $30,000 loan by the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency's Local Development Corp

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"Our first quarter results are consistent with our expectations for the business and reflect planned investments in innovation for key brands, digital enablement, emerging opportunities and operational efficiencies," said Chief Executive Officer Rob Sands. "We expect these investments to yield excellent returns well into the future."

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Wines priced at more than $11 are also experiencing growth ahead of market trends

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Dallas-based Sigel's has been operating under the protection of the bankruptcy court since October 2016. The sale to Twin Liquors was approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas in April, but the sale was completed Friday ending the bankruptcy, said Sigel's attorney, Melanie Pearce Goolsby.

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Four groundwater basins in Napa and Sonoma counties may be in worse shape than previously thought. The state of California recently signaled they should be subject to new groundwater sustainability rules.

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The national wine director for the restaurant and concert venue chain stops by New York for a jam-packed day of tastings, 'tails and rock 'n' roll

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Move over, tequila and mezcal-a new agave-based spirit has hit the liquor market

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North Bay residents were startled Saturday afternoon as a large, new wildland blaze erupted in Yolo County and a week-old fire flared up in Lake County, pouring smoke across the North Bay.

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Could wine be the next victim in the brewing trade war?

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Vineyard owner and Measure C supporter Randy Dunn says the official defeat of Measure C won't speed up Napa County's politics, which seem to him to move at the same maddeningly slow pace as its traffic