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10/14/19

The genesis of the (Vintners) Oral History Project was to capture heartfelt words as tribute and legacy, ensuring the NVV's rich history is preserved for future generations, NVVA president and CEO.Linda Reiff said

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"I love talking to her and hearing her ideas on things," says Silver Oak CEO David Duncan ... "She has all the qualities of a great leader; she brings a lot of listening ability and is always seeking understanding. She can counsel and be counseled. She has no ego in this, she really cares about the future and uniqueness of this place. It comes from the heart."

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Speakers explained how climate change will lead to more extreme weather conditions, including increased rainfall, more heat waves and extreme winds. California's rainy season is expected to be wetter while its fall and spring will be drier ...

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PG&E claimed eminent domain to forcibly secure a permanent easement of 1.4 acres on the corner of Highway 29 and Dunaweal Lane, across from Twomey Cellars. Since the beginning of the year, the utility has tried to reach an agreement with Terry Gard, who steadfastly refuses to cede any of the property his family has farmed for generations. According to PG&E, the property is needed to upgrade the current Upvalley pipeline to meet the region's growing demand for natural gas ...

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From July 12 to 16, 2020, leading researchers, winemakers, grape growers, educators and media from around the world will gather at Brock University for the 10th instalment of the symposium, which takes place every four years. It is the first time the conference has come to Canada and will focus on how climate change is driving innovation in the grape and wine industry

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Launched in 2015 as the first national competition focused exclusively on rural entrepreneurs, the competition continues in its sixth year to provide an opportunity for U.S. startups to showcase business innovations in food and agriculture. Startup funds for the Challenge are provided by sponsors Farm Credit, John Deere, Bayer Crop Science, Farm Bureau Bank and Country Financial.

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Australian wine has been centre stage in the United States of America during a six-week campaign that has dazzled the American trade, consumers and media. The $8 million campaign - supported by the Australian Government's $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package - is the single largest investment Australian wine has made in the market, taking 100 Australian wine exhibitors to New York, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco for a series of consumer events, seminars and trade tastings.

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The Trump administration threatened a 25% tariff on French, Spanish, German and UK wines, beginning later this month. If the tariff goes into effect, what are the likely consequences? The US Administration isn't sure.

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The E.U. plans to respond with retaliatory tariffs, although it hasn't announced its targets

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All the talk has been about unsustainable prices for Burgundy's top wines, but is it all just talk?

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The HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair presents its 12th edition from 7-9 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 1,000 international exhibitors are expected to participate the fair this year, where they will be showcasing their exquisite wine and spirits from around the globe. Fuelled by the booming market demand and an established reputation for excellence, the fair in 2018 attracted nearly 19,000 trade buyers from 73 countries and regions

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The local utility has been cutting power to prevent wildfires, leaving millions in the dark. In wine country, however, it's mostly business as usual

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Wine Lovers From All Over the Globe Gather October 17-19 for Celebration Featuring World's Best Wines, Celebrity Chef Competition and More

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John spent over 30 years sourcing and sharing premium quality and high-value wines with long-time customers across the United States. His commitment to putting people first translated into a core value within the Tri-Vin Imports company, and the organization remains dedicated to carry on his vision for success

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For Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars in Hammondsport, the day-to-day running of the winery is now in the hands of Meaghan Frank, the great-granddaughter of Konstantin. It was a smooth transition that began a few years ago, orchestrated by Meaghan's father, Fred Frank, who continues as the president of the winery

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Markovich is based in Florida and will manage sales and distribution for Frank Family Vineyards in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

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Toppan Printing and Amcor have announced an agreement to collaborate on providing an anti-counterfeiting solution for the wine and spirits markets.

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In total, 124 wines from 64 of South Africa's best producers are featured in this year's auction catalogue, and bidding will be conducted by the celebrated auction house, Christie's - a partner to the auction since 2017.

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Aveine announces the launch of its mobile application available today on the Apple Store and the Play Store.

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This Thanksgiving we celebrate the 7th year that Flat Rock Cellars Good Kharma Chardonnay has been released at the LCBO.

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This event has raised over $5 million over its 25 years.

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These limited-production bottlings of Criolla Chica, Chardonnay, and Bonarda are entirely fermented and aged in tinajas.

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Winely, a startup working out of Otago and Marlborough is said to be the world's first precision wine technology company.

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"We've ranked 10 celebrity-owned wineries below based on ratings from Vivino's ratings"

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It's the first feature-length documentary solely devoted to Child's life and career

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Another diet study, another controversy and the public is left wondering what to make of it. This time it's a series of studies in the Annals of Internal Medicine by an international group of researchers concluding people need not reduce their consumption of red and processed meat

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Learn more about what this means for Minnesota and surrounding grape growers and how you can obtain crop insurance coverage. *Please note: The deadline to purchase your 2020 Grape policy is November 20, 2019, so please plan to attend and learn about the program before it's too late!. ... Registration is free, but attendees must register in advance ...

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An estimated 24 million people get their health coverage through programs created under the law, which has faced countless court challenges since it passed.

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The darker outlook hits close to home for Stanford University climate scientist Chris Field, who like so many others had his electricity cut off Thursday by Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

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In the latest blow to Bayer, a farmer in Australia is suing the German pharmaceuticals company over its Roundup weedkiller. Bayer has been hit with 18,400 lawsuits claiming that prolonged use of Roundup caused cancer. In the first three Roundup cases to go to trial, all in California, juries awarded plaintiffs more than $2 billion for cancer claims, though the awards were significantly reduced by judges. Bayer said it plans further appeals in the cases.

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Bill Johnson, CEO of the utility's parent PG&E Corp., said in a letter to Mayor London Breed and City Attorney Dennis Herrera that the city's offer was too low and would "unnecessarily and unfairly pass a large amount of costs" to remaining customers of the utility, among other reasons

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"The new consumer doesn't give a shit about some rich fucker in an ascot standing in front of his art collection," Jensen says to me, his mud-stained cowboy fedora in hand and aviator sunglasses perched on his graying head in the tasting room at Booker Vineyard, his prospering operation a few miles southwest of Paso Robles, California. "Do you hang out with people like that?"

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Forecasts in early September were cautiously optimistic. Still, no one predicted the Willamette Valley and many parts of the Northwest to get 300% of normal precipitation this September. "Normal" is based on precipitation records from 1981-2010 kept by the WestWide Drought Tracker at the University of Idaho's Western Regional Climate Center.

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"With White Claw, you are seeing more day drinking"

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Authenticity of place-rather than the style of the hour-makes for more timeless bottles.

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"It is so elegant, so complex, so precise and so endlessly fascinating to us that John actually called it "infinite," which is probably the only time he's used that word in 46 years of tasting"

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The founder of the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas created a career path for stateside wine pros; in doing so, he elevated American dining for everyone

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He introduced chefs and wine lovers around the country to high-quality balsamic vinegar, Parmigiano Reggiano, white truffles, and Italian and Georgian wines, and helped a generation of California artisans produce olive oil and caviar as refined as anything they could import.