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11/01/18

The Grower's Series by Francis Ford Coppola will engage California's growing number of recreational and medicinal users discovering (or rediscovering) cannabis. "Education is important so that cannabis-curious consumers can engage in the emerging space with knowledge to safely discover preferences and with confidence to maximize enjoyment.

11/01/18

$6.8 million settlement follows suit alleging a series of labor violations, including failure to properly pay overtime and minimum wages. The lawsuit also alleged the company failed to pay wages on time and maintain requisite paperwork. Non-exempt employees must be paid for each hour that they work and 1.5x their hourly wage for overtime

11/01/18

"Over the last nineteen years, Wine Enthusiast has recognized year in and year out the quintessential names that help to move this industry forward. It is our honor to present these sixteen pioneers with the Wine Star trophy in Miami at the new Nobu Eden Roc Hotel."

11/01/18

The distillery's original estate was located in St. Helena, California, and was acquired by Vintage Wine partner and board member Leslie Rudd in 1999. Rudd, who passed away in May, moved the operation to a new facility on San Francisco's Pier 50

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Vintners said they could not have asked for better weather. The season had sufficient winter and spring rainfall into bud break, which marks the beginning of the growing cycle. A mild spring with no frost allowed those buds to grow into tiny flowers and then into fruit set with few issues

11/01/18

by Katherine Philippakis and Karen Yuen, Farella Braun + Martel ... One approach is to document with the grower that the grapes are being accepted provisionally ... In other cases, wineries negotiate an upfront discount for the grapes ... In almost all cases wineries will choose to have chemical analysis of the grapes and/or wine ...

11/01/18

Release of new luxury lifestyle brand brings 100% organic, sun-grown flower to cannabis-curious California residents

11/01/18

This report is to follow a mid-September account of the Sierra Foothill's El Dorado wine region's 2018 harvest as it was in full swing. As of this writing, the region's harvest is concluding.

11/01/18

Indiana experienced a cold winter and rainy ripening period, conditions historically suboptimal for grape growers. Despite this, Bruce Bordelon, professor of horticulture, grape and small fruits Extension expert and member of the Purdue Wine Grape Team, said growers statewide had a productive harvest with high fruit quality.

11/01/18

Doubleback closed on the property in August 2016, broke ground in February 2017, and construction was completed in April 2018. This year's harvest marks Doubleback's first in the new winery, which was built to meet current needs while allowing for future expansion to accommodate as much as 10,000 cases of annual production for both the Doubleback and Bledsoe Family Winery labels.

11/01/18

Over 800 wines were tasted last month by the qualified critics at Jamessuckling.com, and New Jersey wineries impressed. Held at Barboursville Winery in Virginia, the tasting offered a comprehensive look at winemaking across the United States.

11/01/18

A multi-year drought, then the second-wettest year on record, then another dry year: That's the recent history of precipitation in California. One month into the new water year, which began Oct. 1, conditions remain dry, with few raindrops in sight.

11/01/18

The region known for producing cherries, grapes and almonds has long been sundered by political fights.

11/01/18

Southern California Edison said Tuesday its equipment likely sparked one of two ignition points for the massive wildfire that tore through California's central coast last year. The admission was made as red flag warnings for increased fire danger went up across the state amid dry, gusty winds.

11/01/18

The Tennessee Titans announced a new multi-year partnership with Wine by Design (WBD), a marketing and management company. To kick off the partnership, Wine By Design called upon award-winning winemaker Chris Cameron to craft a limited-edition California red wine, Tennessee Titans Reserve, to celebrate the team's 20 years as the Titans. Over the term of the partnership, WBD will expand the Tennessee Titans wine lineup, while working to create, develop and execute wine-centric programming and experiences for the team, the fans and the city.

11/01/18

A grandson of the Illy founder, he left the main coffee business two years ago to spearhead a diversification into tea, wine and chocolate and reduce the family's reliance on the intensely competitive coffee business. He is now searching for an investment partner to help make the non-coffee business as big as 85-year-old illycaffe - which has annual sales of almost 470 million euros ($530 million) - within a decade.

11/01/18

State lawmakers held a joint insurance committee hearing Tuesday to look at the recovery of wildfire-impacted communities of 2017, and to determine if more can be done. Of the thousands of residents who lost their homes in the Tubbs Fire, roughly two-thirds learned they were underinsured by an average of $300,000, the city of Santa Rosa said.

11/01/18

Having been named Green Company of the year in 2016 by the drinks business, VSPT has committed to producing all of its wines using 100% renewable energy within the next three years.

11/01/18

With 265 wineries in Ohio, it can be challenging to decide where to begin. To help our readers navigate all the selections, our website, BusinessJournalDaily.com, has launched the Northeast Ohio Wine Trails section.

11/01/18

The role of sommelier has been redefined by a younger generation looking for adventure

11/01/18

How a 33-year-old street artist whose murals can be found throughout New York City, and Juan Muñoz-Oca, 43, found themselves unlikely collaborators on INTRINSIC's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon