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Wednesday, August 15th

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The county is crafting a strategic plan. The result due this December is to define priorities and provide steps for the Board of Supervisors to take from July 2019 through June 2022.

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Spanish Authorities Bust Wine-Counterfeiting Ring Allegedly Producing Fake Vega Sicilia and Pingus

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following various media reports alleging that the company's e-commerce platform is awash with counterfeit and copycat products from electronic shavers to imported wines including lookalike Penfolds and Château Lafite Rothschild.

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Based on the university's published measurements, the California wines contain 100 times less than the World Health Organization guidance level for drinking water

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About 120 growers, managers and others participated in the 2018 Organic Winegrowing Conference

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with all the grapes for its prestige cuvée, blanc de blancs and rosé now farmed according to this practice

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Pinot Noir that brings versatility through the ease and convenience of cans. This new product builds on the success of three high-quality white wines from the same can collection, including Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc that launched last summer

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French entrepreneur René Le Bail is on a mission to turn his fellow countrymen into a nation of red, white and blue wine drinkers with the launch of 'Vindigo'

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Winners to Visit the Historic Heart of Italy's Prosecco Superiore Region during the 50th Anniversary of its Appellation Designation

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Laura Díaz Muñoz comes to Ehlers after more than a decade at Jackson Family Wines, where she launched Galerie wines in 2012, a brand focused on Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. She first joined Jackson Family Wines in 2007 as associate winemaker for Cardinale, Lokoya, Mt. Brave and La Jota

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Reporting to Bill Chambers, Director of DTC, she will be responsible for the winery's special event program, which ranges from large group tastings, private events to joint events with entities such as The Stags Leap District Winegrowers and Music in the Vineyards.

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Hope Family Wines has appointed Tina Pantoja as Division Vice President, National Accounts On Premise, leading its efforts to expand their footprint across the country. With her extensive experience and proven track record, Pantoja will help advance the company's vision and grow the Hope Family Wines business in the National Accounts on premise channel.

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Juan Muñoz Oca, who will shift his focus to Ste. Michelle's young and fascinating INTRINSIC Wine Co., and Borne of Fire projects. He maintains the title as Vice-President of winemaking for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, which he received this spring, and will continue to collaborate with other SMWE winemakers

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Mr. Capparelli has worked for Southern Glazer's for 14 years, advancing through commercial sales roles of increasing responsibility, from sales management to VP-level positions. In his most recent role as Vice President of On Premise for the South Florida division, he led a team of dynamic sales professionals, supporting multiple Company suppliers in South Florida's fast-paced On-Premise market

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Rolf's Wine and Spirits opened in 1953 in Tustin, CA. With the success of that store, Rolf opened many more wine and spirit shops in Orange County, his most significant being in Newport Beach, Tustin and Irvine. The Newport Beach wine shop is still in operation

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The Department of the Interior sent a letter to the State Water Resources Control Board on Friday warning of possible legal action over a proposed plan to divert more water from the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers, particularly as it pertains to the potential impacts on water storage in New Melones Reservoir

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The 2018 wildfire season in North America is well under way, with blazes having burned more acres than average through the end of July. Earlier in the summer, satellite images showed smoke and burn scars from fires in western states including California and Colorado. As the calendar turns to August, smoke is now streaming from fires in nearly every western state

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Hundreds of additional firefighters streamed into Lake County on Tuesday in a bolstered effort to prevent two stubborn wildfires from burning into communities on the west and north shore of Clear Lake, where thousands of residents have fled under evacuation orders

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An evacuation warning has been issued for residents along Etsel Ridge Road and Boonville Road, and in the area stretching east to US Forest Route M4 to the south of Mendocino Pass Road.

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As firefighters continued to gain ground on the massive Carr Fire in Northern California and the Ferguson Fire to the south that has threatened Yosemite National Park, new blazes were erupting to threaten homes and lives elsewhere in the state

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Visit California has reported that in 2017, state tourism generated $132.4 billion in travel-related spending as part of an 8th straight year of growth - but in a year in which responding to crises, like October's North Bay wildfires, was part of the drill.

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It's pretty rare that I'm drinking wine that precious; mostly I'm shopping for a max $15 bottle of something decent at the uninspiring liquor store down the street from my apartment.

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Unique Location Reflects Group's Commitment to Sustainability

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The move comes after Uber has spent roughly $925 million in recent years on its effort to create a viable line of self-driving freight trucks - an initiative that was seen as having the potential to remake the trucking industry.

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The Sangiacomo Family, a dynasty of growers dating back four generations, decided to create an inaugural label with the 2016 vintage. Meanwhile, James MacPhail ended his five-year commitment as winemaker of his namesake winery in 2016. The $70 pinot is a wild child with a stampede of red fruit running through it - tangy strawberry, cranberry and pomegranate. It has some subtle savory flavors, with a note of black pepper in the mix. It's gorgeous.

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Scooping three silver and three bronze medals at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (with their Riesling variety getting an 'Outstanding' tag), new winemaker 'Alma Valley' has become the latest soft power victory in the 'Russification' of the peninsula.

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These findings are described in the article entitled Synergistic effect of hydrogen induction with biofuel obtained from winery waste (grapeseed oil) for CI engine application, recently published in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

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The wine purveyor will soon open a retail and restaurant outlet in Santa Monica

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Figures from the first six months since the creation of the Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC have yielded "excellent results" with over one million hectolitres of certified wine now recorded

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thanks to the ongoing heatwave, with grapes due to be picked in the Rheinhessen next week.

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When the American Association of Wine Economists recently published a graph showing global bulk imports, there was a collective gasp of surprise on social media. "Why does Germany drink so much bulk wine?" asked an Australian journalist.

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The Prisoner Wine Company, a label that's a favorite of wine collectors, is the newest of the bunch and is expected to open a new winery in September in St. Helena. ... Ashes and Diamonds opened last November ... Tank Garage Winery, on the outskirts of Calistoga, is situated in a 1930s service station ... Promontory, in Oakville, owned by Will Harlan, son of the famed winemaker Bill Harlan, is among the lot of these new wave of wineries, too

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There's more to this easy-drinking, effervescent Portuguese white wine than meets the eye. Learn about the subregions and grapes of Vinho Verde, and what wines to watch for

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Currently, there isn't a method available that allows winegrape growers to assess canopies in an accurate and timely manner