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07/05/18

The county accuses the winery of doing everything from producing too much wine to having too many visitors. The Bremer situation brings together such hot-button wine country issues as code enforcement, tourism-and-hospitality intensity and the environment. "A continuing public nuisance" is how county court filings describe alleged Bremer Family Winery rule-breaking

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Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced a commitment of $8.4 million in funding to establish the Canadian Grape and Wine Science Cluster, a collaborative project which includes university researchers, grape growers and industry partners in Ontario, B.C., Quebec and Nova Scotia

07/05/18

Mandatory evacuations have been lifted by the Yolo County Sheriff's Office for areas east of the Yolo/Napa County line to Highway 16 and south of County Road 53 to Highway 128, according to a Cal Fire news release.

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Taking advantage of the coolest day of the week, firefighters aggressively battled throughout the July Fourth holiday a wildland blaze burning across parts of Yolo and Napa counties, stopping the fire's advance to the south while increasing its overall containment ...

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Most wineries stayed open. Cache Creek Vineyards and Winery on New Long Road did close from June 23 through June 28 as firefighters fought the blaze nearby. It reopened on June 28 but shut down again on Saturday after the fire flared up ...

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As the trend of "natural wine" continues to gain traction, fueled by a desire to experience wine that has been created with non-interventionist tactics, a new style of wine has emerged from Southern Spain that propels this concept to the extreme

07/05/18

Estate winery fulfills 20 years of planning and dreaming

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will review numbers associated with harvest planning and receiving grapes - maturation indicators, tank use, and juice volumes. Numbers surrounding juice additions and adjustments will be discussed in addition to calculations of potential alcohol. The material will hopscotch through an ethical hot zone - without passing judgement - and let the numbers tell the story

07/05/18

Liberation DistributionTM (LibDibTM), the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale alcohol, announced today that ANY licensed importer or maker from ANY state in the U.S. is eligible for distribution in the states of California and New York. Over 1,500 active resellers are on the platform and restaurants, specialty stores and large chains in both states can purchase craft products via LibDib

07/05/18

Online review site Yelp.com cannot be ordered to remove posts against a San Francisco law firm that a judge determined were defamatory, a divided California Supreme Court ruled Monday in a closely watched case that internet companies had warned could be used to silence online speech

07/05/18

On June 21, 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Wayfair v. South Dakota that states may require online retailers to collect and remit sales taxes even if those retailers do not have a physical presence in that state. This ruling marks a victory for states, which can now tax remote sellers. Each state will now review its own laws and determine what steps to take to capture sales tax revenues on remote sales

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The husband-wife owners Chad and Erika Harris said the diner had been a victim of its own success, with demand quickly outgrowing both the space and staffing. "It was incredibly successful to those who visited, but the model was hard to sustain," owners said in a email Tuesday.

07/05/18

Adding the new Robotic Product Collation and Metering to Douglas' reliable Contour™ SPS-80 Shrink Packer allowed a large beverage producer to convert their can line from paperboard cartons to trays with film overlap at a rate of 80 packages per minute. This system provides ease of operation, greater product stability, unmatched accessibility and a reduction in changeover time and cost

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Only when high-energy Paul Sobon - the Paul J. of the brand - guides a visitor about the premises does the artistry and individuality of the place become clear.

07/05/18

Northern Rhône stalwart Guigal has given Matt Walls a preview of releases from its newly acquired Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate. Premium members can read Matt's exclusive report below

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70-yer-old Yealands will continue to be involved in the company but is planning on retiring soon."He's still going to be available to work with us on assignments. That's part of the arrangements with him. Peter's a very integral part of Yealands, so we want to make the best use of him, possibly in an ambassadorial role," Dew said.

07/05/18

Anne Becerra left her marketing job in New York City to become a cicerone - the beer version of a sommelier - and gets paid to sip and select stouts, lagers, IPAs, Saisons and the best brews she finds around the world

07/05/18

Chile's 2018 vintage has been tipped by several winemakers as one of the best in recent years, with a good crop, moderate temperatures and relatively few weather-related dramas expected to produce balanced wines in many regions

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The importer uses storytelling and tastings to get buyers excited about unfamiliar varieties

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Bakersfield, Calif.-based International Fruit Genetics has six new Price Look-Up numbers for 24 varieties of table grapes, including 10 that IFG classifies as "novelty" varieties, such as the Cotton Candy.

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French winemakers and wine lovers are up in arms after a Japanese couple who earned rave reviews for their very first vintage have been threatened with deportation.

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And wine sales are catching up!

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Voice command technology is seen as the Next Big Thing. According to 2016 predictions by the consultancy, Gartner, about 30% of all searches will be done without a screen by 2020. When we want to know, or to get, something, we'll ask for it orally, using a 'bot' or an 'assistant' like Amazon's Echo/Alexa, Google Home or Apple's Siri Homepod, or by speaking to our smartphones.

07/05/18

Interestingly, more people in the USA consume Australian wine than in Australia. While 87 per cent of Australian wine consumers drink Australian wine, this equates to 8.7 million people regularly consuming Australian wine. On the other hand, the 19 per cent of regular imported wine consumers in the USA who drink Australian wine equates to 18.05 million, the largest population of Australian wine drinkers ...

07/05/18

The world's most popular alcoholic drink in 2017 was the South Korean soju brand Jinro, owned by Hite-Jinro, according to the IWSR Real 100, the definitive ranking of the world's largest spirits brands by volume, published exclusively in the IWSR Magazine July issue

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By Alex Maltman, ... the idea that a vineyard's soil lends a wine its flavour is becoming increasingly popular - but is there any scientific basis?

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from a guest contributor to jancisrobinson.com ... "It should be required reading for all students of vine and wine"

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"What this study helped determine, and further confirm, is that the state is continuing to move forward in all aspects of the industry - from grape growing, to winemaking styles and techniques, to getting the word out about Indiana wines," said Katie Barnett, Purdue wine grape marketing Extension specialist.

07/05/18

Among the most common headaches that grape growers encounter as their crop is developing is sugar accumulation disorder, or SAD, say University of California advisors

07/05/18

A nationwide mentoring program has been launched to help women within the New Zealand wine industry achieve success. It's an initiative of Women in Wine, which was launched by New Zealand Winegrowers in 2017

07/05/18

On the so-called milla de oro (golden mile) of Ribera del Duero, along the Ruta Nacional 122 between Peñafiel and Quintanilla de Onésimo, you'll find some of the region's most important names: Vega Sicilia, Arzuaga, Matarromera, Alión and others that are directly responsible for the fame of Ribera

07/05/18

There's more to Virginia wine country than just the vineyards. We'll guide you through the best offbeat adventures, like the oldest edible ham, "skywalking" pygmy goats and more.