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Monday, November 18th

10/30/19

"We continue to monitor the Kincade Fire closely and are taking all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our employees as our top priority," Constellation Brands spokeswoman Alexandra Wagner said Tuesday. "Our Sonoma County properties - including SIMI and Clos du Bois - will remain closed to the public until the area is confirmed safe by local authorities. ... The majority of our Sonoma County harvest is complete, and we anticipate no material impact to our 2019 vintage." Wagner said Tuesday. 'Our thoughts are with our colleagues in the area, the crews working to contain the fire, and the entire community"

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Mort Hochstein was with NBC News and the Today show before launching his second career writing about wine, food and travel. His second career allowed him to pursue three of his greatest passions

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"The fact is that the coalition of growers and wineries that seemingly broke away from the Oregon Winegrowers Association to form the Oregon Wine Council is the same coalition of mainly southern Oregon growers and wineries that successfully defeated Oregon Senate Bill 111 earlier this year. SB 111 would have made changes to the way grapes wee sold that members of the new Oregon Wine Council saw as extremely anti-competitive and impacting the southern Oregon wine industry in a much more significant way than the northern (read: Willamette Valley) part of the industry. Make no doubt about it, both the Oregon Winegrowers Association and the new Oregon Wine Council claim to represent the entirely of the Oregon wine industry. This is somewhat awkward"

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There are now 42,700 U.S. plaintiffs suing over Roundup -- the herbicide inherited from Monsanto -- following a blitz of advertising by attorneys seeking new clients that began after Bayer entered mediation discussions in May. The German company last reported facing 18,400 plaintiffs in July and said earlier this month that it expected a surge.

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The Drops of God manga series might be the only comic ever to move cases of wine. Now, with an English translation on Amazon's ComiXology, you can read-and drink-along with its wine subscription club and digital salon

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The root of the steel problem is a perfect storm that leaders of the American industry, prodded by Trump's policies, created for themselves, their companies and their employees. Emboldened by tariffs, the president's pro-business rhetoric and tax cuts that poured money into corporate coffers, steel companies went on a spending spree that added production capacity to a domestic market that didn't need it. Historically low interest rates added to the steel industry's enthusiasm for investing in new and improved plants and equipment

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As retail sales continue to slow, stores like Nordstrom, Crate & Barrel and Tiffany & Co. are investing in eateries to give shoppers a new reason to come through their doors

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For more information about the open CEO position at Adelsheim Vineyard, please contact: CEOSearch@adelsheim.com.

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The LibShip pricing structure cuts shipping costs significantly, from as high as $30 for a 6-bottle case to just $15 for up to 1,000 miles.

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For the second consecutive year, Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) will be a sponsor of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign.

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Crawford will lead North America's team ensuring customers continue to receive high touch service.

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The label's first release will be in 2020, a 2018 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from the Ribbon Ridge AVA.

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Since early October, millions of people in the northern and southern parts of the state have had their electricity shut off to prevent downed power lines from setting off deadly fires, like the ones that ravaged the state last year. But these unprecedented outages haven't been as effective as had been hoped; despite them, a series of wildfires, fanned by extraordinarily heavy winds, have swept through the state forcing hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes.

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The Vina Robles Hospitality Center, in the heart of Paso Robles Wine Country, now features extended Bistro Service hours along with an expanded menu that reflects Richmond's passion for ultra-local ingredients and sustainable agriculture.

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On Friday, November 8, from 3pm to 7pm, the Napa County Farm Bureau will host a charitable benefit drive to benefit Sonoma County fire victims and the Sonoma County Farm Bureau Kincade Fire Donation Fund.

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The Cultural Advisory Council (CAC) enhances the outreach efforts of the Cal Expo Board of Directors and staff in cultural communities throughout the state.

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Auction house Sotheby's has branched out from sales into production with the launch of an own-label wine range, which has gone on sale in the US this week.

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In truly global fashion, the $223 million sale of a New York-based alcohol brands maker to a Paris-based wine and liquor industry giant was in part guided by Miami-based attorneys.

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It's all about opportunity for return, helping brands get to the next level - and having something delicious in the portfolio, investors and analysts tell Food Dive.

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Cosmos Magazine reports that traces of Mediterranean wine have been found in vessels recovered in different areas of the Heuneberg site, which dates to around 500 to 700 B.C. and is located in southwest Germany.

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Battling a trade war, an economic slowdown and months of protests in Hong Kong, China is turning to fine Australian wine.

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So many wine bottles are marketed with the term "old vines." But what does that really mean? Our wine columnist investigates

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PG&E has revealed in court documents how easily its power lines can be brought down, sparking a major wildfire, even just a bird hitting a line can start a blaze. The utility is being criticized on so many fronts, and these new court documents will not improve rate-payers' confidence in PG&E.

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"As the GOfermentor is a closed system the grapes are not exposed to smoke taint while they are in the liner," said Dr. Vijay Singh, inventor and co-owner of GOfermentor. "Our wine storage system SmartBarrrel®, can also help with smoke taint, as the air is vacuumed out of the storage liner and there is no head-space, minimizing any smoke contamination."

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We continue our roundup of the world's best wines with a trip Down under.

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Retailers and consumers alike complain that wax seals on wine bottles are hard to open and spread shards of wax everywhere. So why, asks Aaron Ayscough, do winemakers persist in using them?

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Vintners in Scandinavia are growing bold with their marketing, winning awards and prompting predictable sniffs from the French

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Sixth-generation French vigneron Pierre Seillan is the winemaker at Château Lassègue near Saint-Émilion in Bordeaux, as well as at Vérité in Sonoma County, where he works with his daughter Hélène Seillan, assistant winemaker. As members of the Jackson Family Wines tribe, the Seillans have a unique perspective on making wine in California and France, teasing out prevailing commonalities and differences in their efforts to make wine appreciated on a global scale.