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08/14/19

Santa Barbara issued the most legal permits in California. Proposition 64 banned licenses for over one acre of land until 2023, but farmers can "stack" licenses, or combine small permits for neighboring plots of land. That's what the cannabis farmer neighboring Fiddlestix Vineyard did. John DeFriel has nearly 100 separate permits for neighboring plots of land, creating two of the largest legal pot farms in the U.S. ...

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About 20 vineyard workers on Tuesday picked about 17 tons of Pinot Noir from Rodgers Vineyards, a family-owned property in the Oak Knoll American Viticultural Area, for Mumm's Napa Valley's sparkling wine program. The 2019 harvest started two days ahead of 2018

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The last inversion of this part of the yield curve was in December 2005, two years before a recession brought on by the financial crisis hit

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Noble Vines Marquis Red Now Available Nationwide

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The vivid new package reflects the importance of these wines in the J. Lohr portfolio, while also clearly differentiating them from the winery's popular J. Lohr Estates wines.

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easonally focused Wine Bar is new concept for South Lake Union neighborhood location

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In introducing the latest Global Market Report by Ciatti Global Wine & Grape Brokers, dated August 2019, Ciatti's Robert Selby says bulk wine markets, so far, remain unmoved by the dry conditions, cautioning that this time of year is "always a dubious yardstick to judge activity levels by" primarily due to the northern hemisphere holiday season.

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Don Sebastiani & Sons today announced it is promoting Cynthia Gomez to the position of Vice President of Marketing, effective immediately.

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Summerland Wine Brands, Santa Barbara County's largest winery continues to build its US sales team with the appointment of three industry veterans in key positions.

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Acumen Napa Valley is excited to announce the appointment of industry veteran Mark Castaldi to the role of estate director and CFO.

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Reimers abruptly left his position as president of Foley Family Wines last month. In response to an article published in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Foley Family Wines has released the following statement: "Foley Family Wines had no knowledge of the allegations levied against Krasilsa Pacific Farms for violations of regional, state and federal water quality laws. Foley Family Wines is not affiliated with the property in question and Mr. Hugh Reimers is no longer employed by Foley Family Wines."

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They claim the fungus, known as Baudoinia compniacensis, covered the verge tiles, guttering, roof and exterior walls of their house, causing discolouration to their home and a "large number of properties in the vicinity"

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3rd Annual Trade Event Builds Momentum with All-Star Cast of Master Sommeliers and Wine Industry Leaders

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now in its 38th year, you get to do more than just taste wine (though that part is great, too). On Sept. 1, 30 Livermore wineries will welcome festival goers across the valley from noon to 5 p.m. with a unique mix of wine, food, art, crafts and music

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Opici Wines is proud to announce the newly developed wholesale partnership with Epic Wine & Spirits in California and Nevada.

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The premier historic motorsports festival returns to Sonoma Raceway

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Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County announced the dedication ceremony and unveiling of nine Sonoma Wildfire Cottages will take place on Friday, August 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the Medtronic Fountaingrove campus located at 3593 Round Barn Boulevard.

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First Annual Santa Ynez Valley Signature Event to include Town-Wide, Progressive Dinner; VIP Wine Tastings and Seminars; Varying Menu of Winemaker Dinners; Live Music; Film Screening; Vineyard Tours and Outdoor Activities; plus, "Solvang Grape Stomp" and "Sideways Fest"

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Enhanced offerings include updated menus, improved gourmet assortment, the debut of a wine club, extended hours and renovated outdoor dining

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T.W. Hollister & Co., the family-owned company dedicated to producing sustainably-sourced vermouth from California, is pleased to announce its second release of Oso de Oro dry and red vermouth.

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Former NFL star Drew Bledsoe and wife Maura, Bend residents who own Doubleback and Bledsoe Family wineries, excited for Box Factory location

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Proposed EU tariffs will hurt U.S. businesses and consumers, say alcohol beverage trade groups

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axum Vineyards label has been wildly successful, a critical and consumer darling