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Tuesday, January 8th

01/08/19

At the day-long conference, Bordeaux in America: The Climate Disruption, four academics detailed the ways in which the climate has changed and will continue to change, as well as the implications for the North American wine industry. They claimed that within 30 years, many vineyard locations within Napa Valley will simply be too warm for Bordeaux varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon in particular, to grow as a luxury crop

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Members of the Advisory Board provide guidance into the latest tools, trends and processes that push winemaking quality forward. Their thoughts are crucial in developing the expert-led sessions, cultivating advanced winemaker trials and deciding which of the latest products deserve the coveted Innovation Award.

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Meristem Learning is excited to present this unique, ½ day seminar that will focus on the numbers used in the process of winemaking. Great wines start in the vineyard - this seminar will start at the time of harvest and follow the wine to bottling. Our instructor, Consulting Winemaker Matthew Glynn, describes this delve into Oenonumerology as "a chance to spend time reviewing the use of numbers in the winemaking process."

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The Sonoma County Winegrowers will hold its 28th annual Dollar and Sense trade show and seminar on Jan. 17 at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

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Washington Wine: Intentional from Grape to Glass, the theme of this year's premier educational and networking event for Northwest vintners and grape growers to leverage the power of intentionality from grape to glass. Growers, vintners, viticulturists, enologists, tasting room staff, and marketers from around the PNW, and nation to attend.

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Columbia, one of the largest wholesalers in the U.S., distributes more than 70 million cases of product across its operations in Oregon, Washington and California. Last year, the company added more than 11 million cases of product to its business through the separate acquisitions of Marine View Beverage in western Washington and General Distributors in Oregon City, Oregon.

01/08/19

Young's Market said in a letter to its San Francisco accounts that it would be changing its wholesale tax from 0.16 percent to 0.335 percent, effective Jan. 1. The company, which has its headquarters in Tustin (Orange County), cited the cost of Prop. C as the reason

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Hugh Johnson's gift and his ongoing support have helped launch a whole new direction of growth for the library's wine collection: building the world's leading collection on wine writers. The most recent acquisition to the wine collections, the Wine Institute's organizational archives, complements that direction. The institute was co-founded by writer Leon David Adams, whose papers are also at the library, and the archives include speeches and books by wine writers ...

01/08/19

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it would not hear a challenge to California's 2004 ban on the production and sale of foie gras, leaving in place a 2017 ruling upholding it. Animal rights groups are jubilant at the decision, while trade groups and chefs have vowed to continue fighting.

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The accolade is designed to recognize excellence in agriculture, and has been bestowed on high-profile personalities such as Louis Pasteur and Prince Charles since it was launched in 1883.

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"Direct-to-consumer is a growing piece of our business. It's incredibly important not just for the profit it delivers, but also in helping to build connections and turn consumers into our brand ambassadors. In the past few years, we've invested heavily in the direct-to-consumer experience by opening three major destinations: Freemark Abbey, Lokoya, and the La Crema Estate at Saralee's"

01/08/19

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) is pleased to announce Casa Ferreirinha, a Portuguese reference brand in Douro Wines, as its platinum medal winner in BRIT's 2019 International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing competition.

01/08/19

The Vancouver International Wine Festival is pleased to welcome journalist, author and senior contributing editor at PUNCH, Jon Bonné, as the keynote speaker for the 2019 festival. Bonné will moderate and speak at a number of public and trade-only events over festival week, February 23 to March 3, at the Vancouver Convention Centre and other venues in Metro Vancouver.

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Acumen Wine is excited to unveil Status Stratified: Identity Revealed, a joint exhibition by the Japanese Art Collective, 'three,' and Bay Area artist Jupp Soetebier at the Acumen Wine Gallery in downtown Napa.

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Below are our recommendations for California wineries in each of the regions covered by The Press. Scroll through the full list, or click on a section to browse by geographic region.

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HALL, one of the world's most notable Cabernet Sauvignon producers, has announced plans for its tenth annual Cabernet Cookoff to return on Saturday, April 27 at HALL St. Helena. Hosted by Vintner Kathryn Hall, the annual event will feature an impressive lineup of renowned Bay Area Chef teams vying for a chance to win proceeds for a charity of their choice by participating in a food and wine pairing competition.

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La Calenda, which inhabits the former home of Yountville dining standby Hurley's, is among the least formal in Keller's restaurant group. It's also the first to draw inspiration beyond California and Europe

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31% of growers in the Pacific Northwest estimate their 2018 production is down more than 10% over 2017 production.

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Wine lovers hope the Court will allow people in most of the country to order wine from out-of-state retailers. That's one possible outcome. It's also possible the court could backpedal from its last major wine case and allow states to put up more restrictions. Or, the Court could decide the case narrowly, bringing great joy to Total Wine and one family in Memphis while saying little to the rest of the nation.

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According to Monty Waldin (the author of Biodynamic Wine and a tireless tracker of organic wine trends), only 1 percent of the world's wine vineyards were certified organic or biodynamic in 1999. By 2018, almost 5 percent were. And while consumers were slightly slower to connect the dots and demand chem-free wine to pair with their humanely raised free-range pig snout on mass, the production of organic wine is expected to rise 10.05 percent by 2021 according to the Global Organic Wine Market Report.

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Crews are working to restore power to thousands of people after a winter storm swept through Northern California. The storm also prompted the temporary closure of a major interstate highway after motorists were trapped in the Sierra Nevada by whiteout conditions.

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Though some Oregon farmers are worried about facing accusations of contaminating marijuana with pesticides, state investigation records show such allegations have been relatively scarce.

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A new season of "Washington Grown," the television show spotlighting the state's agriculture, premiered Jan. 3.

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For the second time, the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals has turned back a decision in Columbia County to rezone 837 acres of farmland for industrial development and expansion at Port Westward.

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The 429-acre Heritage Industrial Center is suitable for large industrial uses such as food processing, warehousing, manufacturing and distribution, said Charles Laird, designated broker and owner of the Tippett Co. in Pasco, which manages the property.

01/08/19

This year promises similar contrasts, surprises, and the continuation of some of last year's trends. If you think everything pink to drink has already happened, for example, you would be wrong. Rosé sour beer is about to be a thing, while rosé love is even hitting sports figures such as basketball All-Star guard Dwyane Wade. His wine project with Napa winemaker Jayson Pahlmeyer released its first rosé at a very pricey $75.

01/08/19

Amarone - or more formally Amarone della Valpolicella - will always be thought of as one of Italy's most important red wines. Given its unique production method, as well as the fact that typical alcohol levels are 15.5% or 16%, Amarone is also one of the most distinctive wines produced anywher e in the world. Despite opinions from some that it too often lacks elegance and finesse, Amarone retains its relevance and popularity among Italy's iconic wines, and it seems clear that this situation will not change any time soon.

01/08/19

The state's growing craft distillers industry is banding together to push for legislation that would allow them to sell cocktails at their production facilities and offer visitors more bottles for off-site consumption, with the hope it will build greater awareness for their alcoholic concoctions, similar to the way beer brewers have grown their fan base.

01/08/19

Chosen by Wine Enthusiast's global editors each year, the list includes not only tips on what to taste and where to go in terms of wine, but also an insider's guide on top restaurants, hotels and cultural activities to experience in each region

01/08/19

Sears Holdings Corp will ask a bankruptcy judge on Tuesday if it can proceed with liquidation after it could not reach an agreement on Chairman Edward Lampert's $4.4 billion takeover bid, casting doubt on the survival of the 126-year-old U.S. department store chain, people familiar with the matter said

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Georgia promotes itself as the world's birthplace of wine. So it seems only natural that the country is trying to figure out what varietal might be sipped one day on Mars. That is the thinking behind the IX Millennium project, which is seeking to develop grapevines fit for the possible Red Planet agriculture pods. The team also wants to put a Georgian stamp on one of the more unusual research fronts related to a dreamed-of Mars colony

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The findings, published Tuesday by the independent economic research firm Rhodium Group, mean that the United States now has a diminishing chance of meeting its pledge under the 2015 Paris climate agreement to dramatically reduce its emissions by 2025

01/08/19

The US Supreme Court has refused to hear a request from ExxonMobil that would have hampered an investigation into whether the oil giant intentionally covered up the impact that its products have on climate change

01/08/19

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing criticism from some climate activists for failing to back a Green New Deal. Last week Pelosi announced the formation of a new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, headed by long-standing Florida Congressmember Kathy Castor.

01/08/19

The Singapore-based wine investor is amping things up with big plans for Grover Zampa Vineyards - including a new winery, a wine spa and a premium import portfolio that is open for pre-orders

01/08/19

With the creation of the new region of Ñuble, which borders the southern Chilean region of Bio-Bio, various challenges will arise in the agro-vitivinicultural context that should be addressed in order to operate properly and expand business opportunities in this important economic sector of Southern Chile

01/08/19

It's not health insurance; it's the city paying for direct comprehensive care for those who can't afford it or are undocumented

01/08/19

The restaurant industry in the U.S. added 40,000 jobs in December, doubling the amount of jobs added to the industry in the previous month, according to data released from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

01/08/19

"Using under-vine cover crops in mature, cool-climate vineyards could be financially justifiable or even beneficial."