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05/14/19

Pine Ridge winemaker and general manager Michael Beaulac said the discussion to plant Cabernet Sauvignon in Carneros started eight or nine years ago in part because Pine Ridge was not producing as much Chardonnay as it used to. The company, which has 29.5 acres of Chardonnay left in Carneros, wanted to make the switch to best utilize the land, he said.

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Most people can tell the difference. The wine that underwent MLF had a lot of diacytle, whereas the non-MLF wine had none. The pH and TAs were also noticeably different, with the MLF wine having a higher pH and lower TA and the non-MLF wine one having a lower pH and higher TA. They were both the same for succinic acid, which we were trying to associate with minerality

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This event is part of the Forum: Talks on Food & Wine Sciences series, which presents an array of research and scientific advancements in the disciplines of wine, brewing and food sciences, and highlights the importance of UC Davis research to the food and beverage industry.

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Join Rob McMillan, EVP and Founder, Premium Wine Division, Silicon Valley Bank along with a panel of experts will be sharing the highlights from our 2019 consumer wine sales survey which was completed in March with more than 1,000 participating wineries. The panel includes: Tammy Boatright, president at VingDirect, Lisa H. Kislak, chief marketing officer at Crimson Wine Group and Cyril Penn, editor in chief of Wine Business Monthly

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The new law, which becomes effective 90 days after the Legislature ends its session, represents an about-face from the distribution rules approved in State Question 792. Under those rules, which became effective less than seven months ago, wine and spirits suppliers are free to choose any wholesaler to sell their products to liquor stores.

05/14/19

The macabre milestone was noted on Twitter by the climate reporter Eric Holthaus, based on the data recorded and presented by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.

05/14/19

Bayer loses its third trial over claims Roundup causes cancer

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The president falsely claims that tariffs are paid "directly" to the U.S. Treasury by China and indicates these nonexistent Chinese funds will cover the subsidy cost.

05/14/19

"We have established a working relationship with Vintage Wine Estates over the last 48 hours and believe their heart is in the right place," James Grant said in an email to The Tribune on Monday afternoon. "When we said safety first, they heard us loud and clear, and confirmed with us that they agree." Grant's son, Jordan Grant, was killed at the El Campo Road intersection in October 2018, and he and his family have since spearheaded a grassroots campaign to have the crossing closed.

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VineView, the leading provider of vineyard remote sensing technology, is pleased to announce its CEO, Richard van der Put, will be a speaker at this year's Silicon Valley Ag Tech Conference.

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On Monday 13th May at Vinexpo in Bordeaux The Institute of Masters of Wine and Drinks Business gave the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' to Paul Symington.

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Seller Proceeds to benefit Cedars-Sinai Medical Center & The Best Gift Foundation

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With the addition of a new bottling line in its Rose Hill, N.C. production facility, Duplin Winery now has the capability to bottle 9,000 bottles of wine per hour. The Winery's previous bottling line bottled 6,000 bottles an hour.

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According to Wine Institute, inspiring many of the state's wineries to offer special accommodations for kids, including grape juice tastings, play areas, visits with farm animals and outdoor games. These activities keep children happy and engaged while their parents sample the latest vintages.

05/14/19

" There is an on-going ADA regulations battle being waged against commercial websites ; including those operated by wineries and other alcoholic beverage industry members."

05/14/19

Through the eyes of winemaker Gustavo Brambila, Mexican migrant worker Rene Reyes and wine entrepreneur Vanessa Robledo, the documentary shows how the California wine industry's most silent figures battle weather, climate change and wildfires. They speak of their families' deep roots with vineyards and how it shapes their dreams for the future.

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According to the USDA, China bought $9.2 billion in U.S. agricultural exports in 2018

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Food security is a pressing issue as the global population continues growing at a steady pace

05/14/19

Effectively addressing these challenges will require a commitment from the scientific and practitioner communities to engage in critical and reflective debates around the future conceptualization and operationalization of climate services in Europe. This paper aims to provide critical input to stimulate a necessary and overdue debate around the sustainability and future of climate services in Europe.

05/14/19

A cooler climate is drawing innovative producers to the south of Chile, reports Marcela Burgos.

05/14/19

A Sacramento judge ordered Caltrans to halt plans to block left-turn access to and from Highway 101 at four points between Arroyo Grande and Nipomo because of a lawsuit filed by Vintage Wine Estates, the owner of Laetitia Winery.

05/14/19

On Sunday, the 14th Amgen Tour of California begins in Sacramento and will take riders on a seven-day, 773-mile tour of the state. Included is the start of Stage 3 on Tuesday in Stockton. Colarossi not only helped launch what has become the second-largest cycling event in the world behind only the Tour de France, but he met his wife of some 10 years, Alison (Liebich), who worked for the public relations firm hired by Amgen, through the race.

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This process has taken us a year of research, talking to scientists, air curtain companies and other industry professionals. We put our vineyard development on hold until we had a solution that fit our values. Now a year later, we are excited to announce the first onsite carbonization of cleared vegetation in an agricultural setting by a Carbonator 500. We are turning what would be just smoke and ash into trapped carbon. Carbonization of the brush is a net negative carbon sequestration of the biomass at Big Table Farm.

05/14/19

A plan by California's biggest utility to cut power on high-wind days during the onrushing wildfire season could plunge millions of residents into darkness. And most people aren't ready

05/14/19

Escalating a feud with cities over marijuana, state lawmakers are pushing to require municipalities to lift bans on cannabis stores if voters there supported Proposition 64, the 2016 initiative that legalized sale of the drug for recreational use in California

05/14/19

Wines from California took centre stage at the 2019 festival to help celebrate our 41st year of pairing wine with the performing arts.

05/14/19

The Wine Business Institute (WBI) in the School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University today announced the Debbie Lewis Women in Wine Scholarship Fund to provide two annual $5,000 scholarships.

05/14/19

Visit California, which on May 6 released its 2018 Economic Impact Report, found that travel spending across the state reached more than $140.6 billion; 1.2 million jobs were created; and $11.8 billion was collected in state and local tax revenue.

05/14/19

Rhône Valley Vineyards is delighted to launch RVV Wine Bar, a month-long June 2019 campaign.

05/14/19

Held the day before ProWein, the theme of this year's Meininger's International Wine Conference was 'wine as a brand'. Felicity Carter went along.

05/14/19

In a statement Monday, the American Soybean Association reacted with frustration edged with anxiety.

05/14/19

Travis Fuller joined PRW, which makes Campo Viejo and Jacob's Creek as well as premium-positioned wine labels St Hugo in Australia and Church Road in New Zealand, in May 2019.

05/14/19

Many growers are at least a wee bit intimidated by the advent of new technology in the fruit industry these days, as it can be difficult enough to get a handle on everything coming to the orchard and vineyard. But increasingly complex information technology, specifically the hot concept that's becoming something of an industry buzzword for how you might sell your products in the future - blockchain - can really give a grower pause

05/14/19

New tariffs imposed by Beijing Monday will make U.S. wine an even more expensive product for Chinese consumers, as their leaders battle with the Trump administration in an escalating trade war between two of the world's largest economies.

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Excess sugar consumption has been linked with health problems, but that doesn't mean you have to give up wine

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Indigenous varieties and dynamic flavor profiles are among the factors helping them break ground in the U.S.

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The regular wine drinking population in Brazil is now comprised of 32 million adults who drink wine once a month, with 70% of this group drinking wine at least once every week. This is compared to 29.7 million adults who drank wine once a month in 2016.

05/14/19

South American producer Santa Rita Estates (SRE) says it doesn't regret ploughing $25 million USD into sustainability initiatives over the past five years, despite sales of sustainable and organic cues having less sway with consumers

05/14/19

In 2001, Pete Richmond founded Silverado Farming Company, which he currently owns and operates. His passion for the farming community in Napa Valley runs through all facets of his business. He is an understated but impactful advocate for growers and farmworkers alike. To that end, Richmond quietly implemented "1% for the Community," a program that donates 1% of Silverado Farming's gross profits to fund initiatives supporting at-risk youth and agricultural workers.