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Wednesday, August 8th

08/08/18

'Big Data' sets are available and are touted as tools to help you better understand your product, your company and your customer, but using that data can sometimes feel a bit daunting. Yes, all this data is available but what are you supposed to do with it? Find out more about the data that is available to wineries-where it comes from, what you can use it for, and whether you really need it or not-at the Wine Industry Technology Symposium.

08/08/18

The massive wildfire that has laid siege to a wide swath of northern Lake County since late July continued to expand in several directions Tuesday as firefighters made stands, seeking once again to keep flames from jumping out of rural forestland into more populated areas where thousands of homes remain in jeopardy

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Better hybrid quality and disease resistance sparking renewed interest

08/08/18

The Wine Group announced today that it has purchased the Beso Del Sol brand, the fastest growing authentic Sangria brand in the U.S. and the #1 Spanish by-the-glass brand in the on-premise channel.

08/08/18

Barrel Burner Wines are sourced from several esteemed vineyards in California's Paso Robles AVA, a region widely recognized as one of the top wine regions in the United States.

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Lake County, California and Charlotte, North Carolina, August 2018---- Effective August 1 the biodynamically farmed wines of Hawk and Horse Vineyards are now represented in the state of North Carolina by Skyland Distributing Company.

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The deep south of Italy's sleepy Basilicata region is not a place you'd expect to find a young, hip wine scene

08/08/18

La Garde has hired two new representatives, both based in California: Jason Pepper and Scott Pelletier.

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The competition for water in California has little to do with firefighting.

08/08/18

U.S. district judge rules that the records are protected presidential communications.

08/08/18

There's not nearly as much political support for letting fires burn as there is for putting fires out.

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U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., is introducing a bill to transfer 40 miles of irrigation canal and laterals from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to the Kennewick Irrigation District.

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The administration is preparing tariffs of up to 25 percent on an additional $200 billion in Chinese products.

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As the U.S. Department of Agriculture writes rules for how it will distribute $12 billion in assistance funding to farmers negatively affected by international trade disputes, California agricultural leaders are working to ensure farmers who grow specialty crops receive a fair share of the one-time aid package

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While the U.S. has a trade deficit in a number of good and services, U.S. agriculture is one of the few sectors that consistently runs a trade surplus. The agricultural surplus in 2017 was $17.2 billion. For 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture projected U.S. exports at $142.5 billion and imports at $120 billion. If realized, this would result in a trade surplus of $21 billion, up 22 percent from 2017 and the highest level since 2014.

08/08/18

Located along Route 50 a couple miles east of downtown Middleburg, Greenhill Winery produces 100 percent Virginia wine. Shaps is based just outside Charlottesville, where he produces his own label, oversees Michael Shaps Wineworks and consults with other Virginia wineries, including The Barns at Hamilton Station in Loudoun County. Shaps crafted The Barns at Hamilton Station's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, which claimed the prestigious Governor's Cup in 2017.

08/08/18

Dawson Hobbs is the CEO of WSWA, the national trade association representing the wholesale tier of the wine and spirits industry, which distributes more than 80 percent of all wine and spirits sold at wholesale in the United States.

08/08/18

An entrepreneurial mother and son duo are laughing all the way to the bank as their quirky 'wine condom' business has amassed over a million dollars in sales.

08/08/18

A reaction against discrimination in the wine world is leading to some unintended consequences.

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Choosing stemware for every varietal does not interest the English wine critic Jancis Robinson. Her line includes a single mouth-blown wine glass with a generous bowl and a gently tapering tulip shape

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Leading scientists warn that passing such a point would make efforts to reduce emissions increasingly futile

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The whole debacle has Central Coast wine growers scratching their heads and asking: How did we fail to catch this? The fact that Graciano is called "Morastell" in certain corners of France may offer a partial explanation: Could this debacle have been one big elaborate typo?

08/08/18

The main event is in San Francisco: the Global Climate Action Summit, Sept. 12-14. But UC Davis will host an affiliated event, in advance, a daylong symposium, "Managing Lands in a Changing Climate to Improve Agricultural Resiliency, Food Security and Health,"

08/08/18

"Our parents, Norman and Rosa Lee deLeuze, were dedicated to producing the highest quality wines and strived to raise the bar of excellence across the board," said their son, Brett deLeuze, President of ZD Wines. "As we head into our 50th harvest, we are honored to carry on their vision and winemaking traditions."