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08/09/18

Brillante wants to prepare his Fresno State students for jobs in the wine industry. He also plans to conduct research on issues affecting grapegrowing, especially issues in the Central Valley. His research focuses on precision viticulture and efficient vineyard management cultural practices

08/09/18

... away from the vineyards of Mendocino County. Also, while wind is always unpredictable, California winds tend to blow eastward from the Pacific Ocean. And while more than 200 structures have been destroyed, so far no civilians have been injured ... However, the enormous Ranch Fire is still only 46 percent contained and has found a fresh reserve of fuel in the Mendocino National Forest, where the mountainous terrain and shortage of roads makes it difficult to fight. There is smoke visible in the air even from Napa Valley ...

08/09/18

In a notice issued to the Federal Register Wednesday, the Bureau of Land Management said it intends to analyze the impact of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, on publicly owned land throughout the state

08/09/18

Gulf Coast 95% finished and most reds ready for picking, 2018 could be the state's largest

08/09/18

O'Neill Vintners & Distillers announces that Christine Moll is joining the executive team as Vice President of Marketing. Moll has over 16 years in the industry with a proven track record of building brands.

08/09/18

Brandon comes to Matchbook with extensive experience in both large production management and small-lot winemaking. He began his wine career helping his father plant vines and produce wine at the family's D'Artagnan Vineyards and Winery in the Sierra foothills.

08/09/18

Preeminent wine buyers, writers, educators, winemakers, and chefs will score the competition

08/09/18

The study orchestrated by the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance showed a 4.3 percent increase in plantings in the past two years, giving the bi-state growing region a total of 2,932 acres under vine. And 43 percent of those vineyards are established on the Oregon side of the Walla Walla Valley American Viticultural Area

08/09/18

Bespoke Post, an e-commerce startup aimed at men primarily in the millennial generation, announced on Wednesday that it is adding a wine club to its subscription services.

08/09/18

Firefighters continue to battle multiple wildfires across California on Wednesday night, including the Carr Fire in Shasta County, in which at least seven people have died, and the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County, which has killed two. The Mendocino Complex Fire is the largest wildfire in state history as of Monday night, authorities said. Editor's note: This story was updated at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.

08/09/18

Among the fires is the Mendocino Complex-the River and Ranch fires put together-burning their way through Mendocino, Lake and Colusa counties. Most of the burning is taking place in Lake County, where winegrapes and pears are the prime crops.

08/09/18

Ottawa is well known for its captivating city center, picturesque parliament buildings, castle-like hotels, and winsome public market - one of the oldest in Canada. And winter. Above all, Ottawa is known for winter.

08/09/18

Two Finger Lakes wineries and one cidery won top honors Wednesday at the 33rd New York Wine Classic, an annual competition that highlights the best wines and ciders of the state.

08/09/18

Emily Faulconer, chief winemaker at Carmen in Chile, part of Santa Rita Estates, has expressed her belief that the country needs to develop a more 'strict and specific' appellation system in order to protect quality and for each DO to reach its maximum potential

08/09/18

In a new British study, both nondrinkers and heavy drinkers exhibited higher likelihoods of experiencing the degenerative brain condition

08/09/18

During the 2018 Symposium for Professional Wine Writers, Spurrier led a tasting at the CIA Greystone of current and older vintage wines from estates that participated in the 1976 tasting

08/09/18

At the vineyard, in Hamburg, Germany, sensors collect data on wind, rain, and temperature. That's turned into a real-time data visualization developed by branding firm Landor and creative director Patrik Huebner. It lives online, as a fairly standard, pointillist information cloud. Each bottle also has a paper wrapping that depicts the visualization-the season of weather that led to the wine's harvest. The bottle literally advertises the conditions in which the vines and grapes were grown