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Thursday, June 6th

06/06/19

The Napa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to allow the use of propane cannons a few hours a day after veraison to prevent birds from feasting on the ripening berries. The machines will have to be off at night when the birds roost.

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California State Senator Mike McGuire introduced SB 449 to continue the PD/GWSS Board and PDCP for another five years, to provide continuing protection from Pierce's disease (PD) and enable the industry to continue to support research and outreach on PD and other serious pests and diseases of winegrapes.

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As the Trump administration fights over trade with China, Mexico and the E.U., winemakers fight to overcome retaliatory tariffs

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Randy Caparoso, editor-at-large, The Somm Journal; contributing editor, The Tasting Panel; and editor, Lodiwine.com, will moderate a panel discussion surrounding the art of good wine business negotiation. What are the stepping stones for growers to increase prices?

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The famous French architect Olivier Chadebost, creator of iconic cellar projects such as Chateau d'Yquem and Cheval Blanc, will be coming to SIMEI 2019 to present, in two important conferences, the new design trends linked to the world of wine. There will also be an International Symposium on barrels and oak.

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This year, 2,811 California wines were judged over three days. The Wine Judges are selected from respected winemakers, wine merchants, writers, promoters, and educators from across the country.

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Anna joins the company from E. & J. Gallo Winery in Modesto, California. As Vice President of Finance for the Premium Wine Business

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Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance is excited to announce that this year's Signature Sonoma Valley captivated a sold-out audience by providing them with exclusive opportunities to access acclaimed vineyards, taste world-class wines from rare vintages, and enjoy educational events led by iconic leaders in the wine industry

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It is now final that Pink Prosecco DOC will be allowed to be sold in the market from 2019 harvest with 15% Pinot Noir and 85% Glera allowed in the blend, but may be available around next Valentine's Day though some may release for Christmas, as it helps sell an extra 40-50 million bottles a year, writes Subhash Arora who feels that some of the increase would be offset by existing producers discontinuing their rose Spumante in the process

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In this work, bioclimatic parameters and indices relevant to the grapevine are estimated for the years 2000 (recent-pat), 2049 (medium-term future) and 2097 (long-term future), based on very high resolution (1?km × 1?km) MPI-WRF RCP8.5 climate simulations. The selected parameters and indices are the mean temperature during the grapevine growing season period (April to October, Tgs), the cumulative rainfall during the grapevine growing season period (Pgs), the Winkler index (WI), the Huglin heliothermic index (HI), the night cold index (CI) and the dryness index (DI).

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The Tannat genome was sequenced with a 134X coverage using the Illumina technology, and was annotated using transcriptomes (RNA-Seq) of different berry tissues. When comparing the genomes of Tannat with Pinot Noir PN40024 (reference genome) we found an expansion of the gene families related to the biosynthesis of polyphenols. This work makes original contributions about the molecular bases of the biosynthesis of anthocyanins and tannins during the development of the flagship grape of Uruguay.

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The new North American agreement, USMCA, was making progress before the latest round of tariffs aimed at resolving immigration disputes. In good times and especially bad ones, agriculture depends a great deal on trade with Canada and Mexico.

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California is home to dozens of distinct wine regions, including some of the world's most famous destinations. But hidden among even the high-profile appellations are the wine roads less traveled featuring stunning rural scenery, delicious wines and, often, fewer visitors. To help consumers discover new wines and wineries this summer, Wine Institute's California Wine Country Back Roads series highlights off-the-beaten path wine roads and regions.

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Conegliano Valdobbiadene is the largest zone in Europe to ban the controversial chemical weed killer ingredient

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Sonoma County Craft Distiller Debuts New Locally Inspired Labels and Charity Partnership Alongside New Expressions

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Third Year of Online Competition to Support Emerging Artists Yields Record Response

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Part of its innovative Pouch-Up® portfolio, the new pouch is available as a 1.5L unit, and weighs 17 times less than its glass counterpart.

06/06/19

Ultimate Wine Challenge (UWC), since 2010 the world's most progressive global wine competition, today releases the results of the tenth annual Ultimate Wine Challenge. The judging, which took place throughout May, determined 31 Chairman's Trophy winners, UWC's highest honor.

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The sixty-five-year-old company, which manufactures plastic and rubber tubing for numerous industries, has experienced significant growth over the past several years.

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The California Consumer Privacy Act is intended to help consumers safeguard their online identities and sensitive information. In e-commerce, where many digital platforms are funded through personalized ads, there should be greater transparency in how data is used, and greater protection of sensitive consumer information.

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Washington State University Tri-Cities recently signed an agreement with Valdemar Family Wine Estates to explore educational opportunities for international collaboration in the field of wine science.

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Winemakers who made the pilgrimage to Shake Ridge Ranch included such seasoned veterans as Helen Keplinger of Keplinger Wines in Napa Valley, Angela Osborne of A Tribute to Grace Wine Co. in Santa Barbara County and Steve Edmunds of Edmunds St. John Wines in Berkeley. Alongside them are relative newcomers like Cary Quintana of Cary Q Wines in Berkeley and Chelsea Hoff of Fearless Wines in Napa Valley

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Recycling, lowering carbon footprints and helping the homeless are just some of the green initiatives used in the wine industry

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Winegrowers and researchers weigh in on site selection, canopy management, and other strategies to manage growth and ripeness

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Dave Stock as the new, full-time Marketing Director of designthis