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Monday, November 18th

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LangeTwins Family Winery & Vineyards in Lodi has implemented a vineyard virus scouting, mapping and vine rogueing program aimed at managing leafroll and red blotch virus infections and preventing their spread. The program, used in newer plantings of red winegrape varieties (planted since about 2013) is modeled after a successful program used in South Africa where vine mealybug (Planococcus ficus) and leafroll viruses have been ongoing management issues in winegrape vineyards

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The wildfire has charred 77,758 acres and destroyed 352 structures, Cal Fire said Friday morning. Another 55 structures have been damaged. About 5,000 fire personnel are working to extinguish hot spots and strengthen containment lines. Cal Fire says it hopes to have the fire fully contained on Thursday

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With the Kincaide Fire affecting thousands of acres in the region and forcing wineries to evacuate, it's a great time to support Sonoma wines.

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Wine packaging specialist Sparflex has teamed up with the SnapPress app to develop a sparkling wine foil capable of being brought to life through augmented reality

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This new can format will become available to consumers beginning January 2020.

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Where: UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center Ballroom, 760 Orchard Road, Davis, CA 95616 Registration Fee: $225.00 (includes continental breakfast, lunch, all handouts and a wine social following the program)

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The amount of wine made around the world this year compared to last year's bumper crop has dipped by 10%, with analysts blaming the decline on unfavourable weather conditions.

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House bill aims to pave path to citizenship for immigrants documented to have worked in agriculture at least 180 days

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The plan, called NAM Health Care (www.namhealthcare.com), was developed to meet the unique health care needs of manufacturers. It will offer a portfolio of health benefits options insured by UnitedHealthcare. In states where these plans are available, businesses with 2 to 99 employees will be able to choose from a variety of PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) and HSA (Health Savings Account) health plans

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Temperature, humidity, solar radiation and other factors combine to create 'high-pressure' vintages.

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Right now, wildfires are scorching tens of thousands of acres in California, choking the air with smoke, spurring widespread prophylactic blackouts, and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people. Right now, roughly 130,000 Californians are homeless, and millions more are shelling out far more in rent than they can afford, commuting into expensive cities from faraway suburbs and towns, or doubling up in houses and apartments.

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To make browsing a bit easier, readers can see a list of all the Santa Cruz Mountains wines I tasted in 2019 here.

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As a shocking new report finds that many coastal cities will be flooded by rising sea levels by 2050, Chile's President Sebastián Piñera announced Wednesday that the U.N. Climate Summit in Santiago has been canceled

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The Center for Disaster Philanthropy has launched the CDP 2019 California Wildfires Recovery Fund. As with most disasters, cash donations are recommended by disaster experts as they allow for on-the-ground agencies to direct funds to the greatest areas of need, support economic recovery and ensure donation management does not detract from disaster recovery needs. CDP knows that while immediate needs must be met, the disaster cycle does not end there. Act now so we do not miss the opportunity to support strategic medium- to long-term recovery.

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Right now, over 40 big and medium size winery have launched or are close to announce a wine made from ancient vineyards with an average price of above 25 dollars the bottle and even higher prices.

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2019 has proved to be a rewarding milestone year for Nino Franco and a momentous year for the Prosecco category in general.

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Scholarships are available to students pursuing certificates, undergraduate degrees, or post-graduate degrees in viticulture, enology, or related disciplines.

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The Queensland Wine Industry Association has launched a five-year strategy to develop and promote Queensland's fine wine, gastronomic and regional tourism experiences.

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FEFPEB president Rob van Hoesel has challenged European wooden pallet and packaging manufacturers to ensure all the timber they use is certified as sustainably produced.

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Leading wine auction house, Acker, is poised to host its second auction of fine and rare spirits on Saturday, November 2nd in Hong Kong and online.

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With this new recognition, Trapiche becomes the only Argentine winery to receive this award four times in a row.

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The intense promotion of Lake Garda DOC wines continues.

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OWS and parent company Wineshipping will be reserving space on California Southbound trucks for aid to the Northern Californi communities affected by the wildfires and black outs.

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The winery will be showcasing new brands at Vinexpo New York in March 2020, including the recently launched "500 Manos."

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Improved weather has wine country evacuees hoping they can get back to the 2019 vintage

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Plans are already underway for an exciting 2020 Fair that will include Fair goer's favorites like the Esports Gaming Center, an expanded Goat Mountain, Fireworks Show and many more new exhibits.

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From November 1-10, Tinte Cellars will donate 5% of all wine sales to the United Way of the Wine Country's fund to support the Kincade Fire relief efforts. Tinte has jumpstarted this drive by donating $500.00. Please help provide Grape Relief by purchasing and tasting wine at Tinte Cellars during the first ten days of November! Raise a glass for Grape Relief!

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Get an Eiffel of the newest winery in Paris, without leaving the tourist trail - or even the city.

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Around a quarter of the world's pigs are expected to die from African swine fever as authorities grapple with a complex disease spreading rapidly in the globalization era, the World Organization for Animal Health's president said Thursday

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Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn't shoot down the idea during a conference call on Wednesday and suggests that Apple is working on new ways to pay for iPhones on a monthly basis.

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Wine producers are grappling with a maelstrom caused by a warming planet: heat waves, droughts, cold snaps, wildfires and more.