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Friday, July 6th

07/06/18

Friday's weather is favorable for fighting the fire, but higher temperatures, lower humidity and winds are expected to return over the weekend ...

07/06/18

Resources assigned to the County fire include 3,475 firefighters, 309 engines, 41 water tenders, 21 helicopters, 73 hand crews and 73 dozers

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The huge fire in northern California has had the wind taken out of its sails.

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Calrans is asking motorists traveling on Highway 97 out of Weed to use caution because it is congested with large trucks and other vehicles attempting to detour around the I-5 closure between Oregon and Yreka

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Latest acquisition makes Ontario-based buyer a coast-to-coast Canadian wine company

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While the 90 percent DTC sales ratio certainly separates the Temecula Valley AVA from any other AVA in California, Oregon, and Washington, there is another reason it was able to contribute some $78 million to the regional economy ...

07/06/18

Currently, the returns from planting a cork forest are not appealing because of the long wait before growers are able to harvest the bark from the tree (Quercus suber), which is used to make cork products and stoppers.

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Infinity Bottling is now open for business and accepting new clients. Infinity Bottling's state of the art bottling line offers efficient and high quality bottling solutions for volume needs ranging from 2,500 to over 1,000,000 cases. Located at 677 Hanna Drive in American Canyon, Infinity Bottling also provides easy transportation access and long-term case storage availability.

07/06/18

The months leading up to the North Coast wine grape harvest is a busy time for bottling, as vintners seek to clear out winery tanks and prepare for the next vintage

07/06/18

Assuming TIME Winery passes its final inspections this week to obtain its occupancy permit, the business should be able to hold a soft-opening Saturday. TIME Winery's parent company ENCORE Vineyards also announced Wednesday the appointment of Graham Pierce as director of winemaking. He joins the company from Black Hills Estate Winery in Oliver

07/06/18

Hail and heavy rain have caused at least some damage to several vineyards in Burgundy's Côte de Nuits, mostly in the communes of Prémeaux-Prissey and Nuits-St-Georges

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In a brick-and-mortar supermarket, around 5 percent of consumer spending goes to alcohol, according to data from Progressive Grocer. When a consumer shops for groceries online, however, only 0.7 percent of every dollar goes to the alcohol aisle.

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Côtes du Rhône wines are mostly grape blends, not single-variety wines. The red stars are Grenache Noir, Syrah, and Mourvèdre (a blend often called "GSM."). Winemakers use another 12 unusual red varieties to add a little spice or color to the blend. It changes depending on the vineyard location

07/06/18

What to expect from the upcoming New York restaurant. Plus, Chicago's Maple & Ash is opening a new restaurant, Galatoire's chef leaves, and more news

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Community Foundation Sonoma County said the funding comes through its Sonoma County Resilience Fund. It was established in October 2017 to support long-term fire recovery with grant making planned through 2022 and beyond. Grants from the fund will fall into three focus areas: helping individuals impacted by the fires, healing the long-term impacts of trauma and housing solutions for our community

07/06/18

Chef Wolff, who also served as the Special Events Executive Chef at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, is a Certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers, and has earned Level III certification from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and the Hospitality Institute of Chicago. While in Chicago he apprenticed at Charlie Trotters and also served as an apprentice at Chateau Brindos, a Michelin starred restaurant in Anglet, France

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"Collaborating with the very best chefs and winemakers not only elevates the Cooper's Hawk brand, but raises the bar for the entire hospitality industry," says Cooper's Hawk Founder & CEO Tim McEnery. "Working with Tyler on our second wine collaboration has been one of the most educational experiences to date. His curious palate and deep knowledge of wine helped create an exceptional Sauvignon Blanc."

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an understanding of what goes on in the brain when wine tasting is not complete without considering the non-sensory influences on our perception of a wine's flavor. Each taster's accumulated memories of wines, especially those drunk regularly, seem to have an impact

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Immortal Estate, Northern California's newest winery situated on the mountainous border of Napa and Sonoma, has announced that it will launch its first Cabernet Sauvignon on July 10, 2018. The "Impassable Mountain" will be released under their own label and sold for $303 per bottle.

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Rather than purchases, the wines in its club under the scrutinizing eye of its cofounder and COO Brian Smith, an experienced sommelier and winemaker. By curating Winc's offerings as he would a top restaurant selection, Smith created a large-scale club with wines that could easily make their way onto the country's best retail shelves and wine lists

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Cooleo's new bottle combines passions for wine, art, modern design and innovative technology. Sustainability was also taken into consideration, as the German-made bottle is reusable, with uses spanning from serving up other beverages or upcycling it for decorative purposes

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A local cidery is working to change federal regulations that do not allow ciders to be packaged in 12 ounce cans, citing increased production costs

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the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics said the economy added 213,000 jobs in June, a strong number; the number of employed Americans, 155,576,000, set its tenth record ...

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Beijing has vowed to retaliate dollar-for-dollar, "immediately" imposing counter-tariffs on American exports despite warnings the burgeoning conflict will send shockwaves ...

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Whiskey distillers in the U.S. are concerned EU tariffs will take a big bite out of sales. Many have expanded to meet growing demand and worry what will happen if trade frictions aren't resolved soon.

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"Imposing 25 percent tariffs on U.S. whiskeys could put the brakes on an American export success story," said Senior Vice President of International Trade Christine LoCascio. "American spirits exports to China have grown by almost 1,200 percent, from $959,000 in 2001 to $12.8 million in 2017.

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Mr. Pruitt had been hailed as a hero among conservatives for his zealous deregulation, but he could not overcome the stain of numerous ethics questions about his alleged spending abuses, first-class travel and cozy relationships with lobbyists

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(This article, originally published Tuesday, was updated Wednesday to add all-time heat records at Mount Washington, N.H., and Tbilisi, Georgia set since Monday. On Thursday, the story was updated to include information on heat-related deaths in Canada and extraordinary heat in Siberia.)

07/06/18

Europa I, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, recently received impressive accolades from the Beverage Testing Institute (BTI) in the form of a score of 97 points and a platinum medal, something the institute does not grant easily or often. Out of 8,400 wines the institute reviewed over the past three years, 97 is the highest score that's been awarded. Only nine wines have earned it

07/06/18

Cynical producers have flooded the market with bad rosés to meet fad demand, but the wine panel found some excellent American bottles.

07/06/18

Wine shop Instagram is harder than it looks. Too often, there are too many bottle shots under fluorescent lights, too little personality, or a feed that is too focused on sales. SevenFifty Daily sought out wine shop accounts that stand apart, excelling at visual engagement and storytelling-here's who to follow, and how they plan and execute their social strategy