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01/02/19

What can growers do to make better Zinfandel and command higher prices? Here are nine tips shared by grower Bruce Fry of Lodi's Mohr Fry ranch. He said his father started taking these marketing/branding steps in 1995, inspired by Robert Young Vineyard in Sonoma County

01/02/19

Winery and alcohol producers now can post photos on social media of upcoming special events at restaurants, bars, wine stores or other venues in California. Another new state law prohibits cannabis-infused cocktails ...

01/02/19

Employers say it will be costly ... A score of new state laws took effect on Jan. 1, expanding the rights of many employees while placing fresh restrictions on businesses. ... For workers, "2018 was a stellar year" for protections passed into law, said Steve Smith, a spokesman for the California Labor Federation, the umbrella group for more than 1,200 unions and a powerful force in state politics

01/02/19

If a proposed Oregon bill passes, the state may join Utah in lowering the legal standard for driving under the influence to .05 percent. A 160-pound man would hit the limit with three drinks in one hour, while a 120-pound woman would after one or two drinks

01/02/19

The Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCCVB) has joined two initiatives that will further its goal of ensuring Monterey County is one of the world's leading sustainable destinations by both setting ambitious goals and measuring long term impacts

01/02/19

Starting January 1, 2019, all wines labeled with an American Viticultural Area (AVA) located entirely within Monterey County, must also include the term "Monterey County" on the label. An AVA is a federally designated wine grape growing region distinguishable by unique geographic features.

01/02/19

... alongside a partnership with the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) that will identify the next generation of leading wine and spirits professionals.

01/02/19

On paper, the sale - a year and a half in the making - is a financial disaster for the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System retirement fund, which reportedly spent nearly $111 million on the property it purchased in 2006

01/02/19

Nicholson joined AGR in 2017 with a focus on identifying and developing new investment opportunities. Prior to that, he founded and operated companies within the food and agriculture value chain

01/02/19

In this role, Mr. Acott will oversee sales for the Chicagoland Wine and Spirits General Market, reporting directly to Southern Glazer's Vice President of Sales for Illinois, Mike Housey

01/02/19

Since 2016 Edge Beveragehas been an industry changing team of Retail Placement professionals, who's sole focus is helping brands gain retail presence through their network of chain buyers across the county. Allowing brands to have access to retailers at a fraction of the cost of hiring a National Accounts Executive ...

01/02/19

After winning reelection to the Lodi City Council in November, Councilman Mark Chandler was recently voted to a second term as mayor.

01/02/19

A look back at some favorite southern places of 2018

01/02/19

CNN's Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, Brooke Baldwin and Randi Kaye spent the night drinking shots, champagne and vodka-sodas and encouraging viewers at home to join them ...

01/02/19

With other bubblies sparkling bright, is Champagne's star fizzing out?

01/02/19

John Szabo's Vintage's Preview January 5th: Smart Buys under $17

01/02/19

From natural disasters and vineyard pests to human error and deliberate sabotage, Matt Walls shares some of the trials and tribulations that winemakers have overcome to get the bottle to your table

01/02/19

The former owner of Embeya restaurant in the West Loop has allegedly been caught in Spain, according to Spanish newspaper Las Provincias.

01/02/19

When looking back on 2018, it was apparent that there were a clear group of concepts that were starting to separate from the pack in the restaurant industry. Restaurant closures topped at 50K closed locations in 2018- so the market seemed to have some correction.

01/02/19

Los Angeles is a place of possibility: where immigrants strive to offer a taste of home; where chefs endeavor to express themselves in myriad and inventive ways; where intrepid diners fear nothing in search of something great to eat. These are sentiments our late restaurant critic, Jonathan Gold, championed time and time again in his restaurant reviews and in his best-restaurants lists that he produced for The Times.

01/02/19

Resilience may be the key phrase for Sonoma County's restaurant scene in 2018, as dozens of restaurants sprang to life in the aftermath of the wildfires. At times, it was almost too much to keep up with, and frankly, I've stumbled more than once in the rush to cover them all. Trust me when I say I packed on a few more pounds this year in the attempt.

01/02/19

"We decided to use a good old-fashioned 'GC' - gas chromatography"

01/02/19

Crate of beer now costs £84 and a bottle of wine £18

01/02/19

The year in videos included informative tutorials, insider vineyard chats at Harlan and Aubert, Gaia Gaja on Nebbiolo, perfect wine-and-food pairings and much more

01/02/19

Trade Wars, Climate Change, Populism, and Cannabis were the four main themes of the year ...

01/02/19

Llet's kick off the new year by considering insights, humor and advice from several of the principals who have helped shape the modern California wine trade ...