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05/16/19

A proposal to upgrade a small winery near Napa was approved Wednesday after the plans drew praise from neighbors and commissioners alike. The Napa County Planning Commission unanimously approved winemaker Steve Matthiasson's and Jill Klein Matthiasson's plans to upgrade their winery built in the 1980s, including a tasting room. The Matthiassons, experts in organic farming, drew praise for drafting their proposal after working closely with their neighbors, many of whom work in the wine industry.

05/16/19

OLE Health announces the opening of its new OLE Health Napa Valley Vintners South Napa Campus located in the South Napa Century Center.

05/16/19

The death of Luis Gonzalez Valencia, 62 of Santa Rosa, at the Jackson Family Wines' Jackson Park vineyard on Grange Road was reported at about 8 p.m. by a woman who noticed her father had not returned from work on the vineyard, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office. She found her father underneath an overturned ATV

05/16/19

The WBWE Asia will hold its first-ever edition on the coming 30th and 31st of May in Yantai (China)

05/16/19

The 2019 version of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) added its 52nd supporter in the U.S. Senate today, with Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) becoming a co-sponsor. The legislation seeks to make permanent the two years of tax breaks that alcohol producers and importers received as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which are slated to expire at the end of this year.

05/16/19

WINE PARIS and VINEXPO PARIS have chosen to bring together their 2020 exhibitions from 10 to 12 February 2020 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

05/16/19

"Our 53 producers want to create in the US a new category"

05/16/19

Speculation about potential bidders for Massandra winery has been building after Vladimir Konstantinov, head of the Crimean parliament, earlier this year said there were plans to privatise the historic producer, which was founded in 1894 and also has one of the largest wine collections in the world

05/16/19

In Lansdowne, Delaware County you can find a train station, many shops, a bank and a movie palace being lovingly restored.

05/16/19

This improved legislation presents the authorised oenological practices in a way that is easier to read and to understand. This will allow wine makers to easily identify authorised practices in the EU as well as all the requirements, such as limits, conditions for use and types of wines to which they apply.

05/16/19

The medical, agricultural, and environmental fields all have GMO products

05/16/19

China's announcement Monday of higher tariffs on $60 billion of American exports - retaliation for President Donald Trump's latest penalties on Chinese goods - hit particularly hard in the farm belt. China's vast consumer market has been a vital source of revenue for American farmers.

05/16/19

Resy is poised to enter the dining big leagues: It's being acquired by American Express. Neither would disclose the terms of the deal. To date, Resy has raised a total of $45 million, at a valuation of more than $53 million, from investors including Airbnb and Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group.

05/16/19

Joji Muramoto, a longtime research associate with the University of California Santa Cruz, will coordinate a statewide program focused on the organic production of strawberries and vegetables. His first day in the new position will be May 29.

05/16/19

Torrontés del Mercado 1-Liter - developed for Whole Foods Market, from Argentine eco-friendly producer Bodega Santa Julia.

05/16/19

Meet our 2019 Rookie of the Year, who has been knocking it out of the park in the Paso Robles wine industry. This award highlights an individual who in their industry "freshman year" had the greatest impact. Drum roll please, and congratulations to this year's winner…..

05/16/19

The Vintage Indiana Festival on June 1 will uncork its 20th annual celebration of the state's wines, wineries and vineyards.

05/16/19

The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance presents the 37th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival this week, May 16 - 19, 2019.

05/16/19

Sonoma County Vintners Foundation will be presenting the Mark West Community Preschool with a $25,000 grant on Wednesday, May 22 at 10 a.m

05/16/19

The Domain's Innovative 'Single Barrel' Concept Invites Owners to Become Co-Creators of Grand Cru Champagne.

05/16/19

Climate change is affecting the tastes of wine around the world. Grapes that once struggled to gain ripeness in cool-climate Germany or wouldn't grow at all in freezing Vermont now grow plump and ripe. One day in the future, some regions of Spain or Italy might face the reality that it's simply too hot for certain wine grapes altogether

05/16/19

One of the worst parts about being sober is that there aren't that many default fun things to do in a group anymore. Like, not everyone wants to spend a weekend knitting, hiking, drawing, and talking about acupuncture. Eating comes close, but it's too brief.

05/16/19

In a region known for extremes, a newcomer to wine tastings explores a largely experimental and free-spirited vineyard scene.

05/16/19

"It was a very busy night at the restaurant and a very simple mistake," Irena Pogarcic of Kitchen Communications said in an email. "A member of staff picked up the wrong bottle, mistaking it for another Bordeaux of the same vintage."

05/16/19

The president and head winemaker for Leonetti Cellar in Walla Walla is responsible for some of Washington's most collectible and most famous wines. He inherited a great obligation when he took the reins from his father, Gary, who created Leonetti before Walla Walla had a wine industry. Gary is responsible for crafting some of Washington's most important wines and helping build Washington's wine reputation

05/16/19

Last year's canned wine-tasting at Wine & Spirits included 23 sparkling wines and spritzers; this year, we excluded spritzers, ciders and sangrias, and still ended up with close to 80 wines, just about equal numbers of sparkling, rosé, white and red. We tasted the wines blind, out of glasses rather than straight from the can.

05/16/19

SB 449, which extends the state's existing Pierce's Disease Control Program and the Pierce's Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter (PD/GWSS) Board from 2021 to 2026.

05/16/19

Groundwater sustainability issues now starting to affect real estate values among some central California farms

05/16/19

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Wednesday his agency is still "in the throes of constructing" an aid package for farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs, but he is not prepared to say when it will be ready