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11/05/19

The Kincade Fire may be fully contained in a few days, authorities reported Monday in Sonoma County. As of 7 p.m. Monday, the fire had burned nearly 77,760 acres and was 82 percent contained. With the fire nearly contained, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office announced a little after 3 p.m. Monday that it had lifted all remaining evacuation warnings. As many as 180,000 residents were evacuated during the fire which started Oct. 23. Earlier in the day, Sheriff Mark Essick said in a video posted on Facebook that road checkpoints would be removed by Monday afternoon. "The real work begins now," Essick also said. Three hundred and seventy four buildings were lost, including 174 home, he noted. Still, Essick expressed pride in his department and in Sonoma County, saying the residents listened to evacuation orders.

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A homogenous press fraction of Pinot Gris juice (Umpqua Valley AVA) was processed with a standard pre-flotation protocol (pectinase, bentonite, etc.) then split into two separate tanks. One tank was float-clarified with air and the other with nitrogen. Two stainless steel drums were collected from each tank, inoculated and fermented until dryness. Metabisulfite was added once fermentations were complete, and the paired stainless steel drums were each racked out to individual neutral barrels. And the results?

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Wine in Moderation will continue to support wine professionals to inspire a sustainable culture of wine. With sound scientific evidence and responsible service training professionals will be provided knowledge, skills and tools, to help them understand the benefits of moderate consumption and risks associated with alcohol abuse. This support will allow wineries to seize opportunities created by wine tourism, by co-creating responsible wine experiences to help wine tourists enjoy responsibly, and wine communities to capture value from the rising flows of wine tourism. The WiM Association will continue to work with professionals who want to make a difference using innovative tools, sharing good practices and opportunities to take tangible and relevant actions to help their customers make informed decisions

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Support for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act has reached an all-time high with 315 co-sponsors in the House and 73 in the Senate following a coordinated "Day of Action" that resulted in more than 10,000 engagements from over 3,000 individuals calling on their members of Congress to prioritize the passage of the bipartisan legislation

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"This is the first step in protecting New Zealand wine that has now become a global icon," said Ivan Sutherland, chair of Appellation Marlborough Wine and owner of Dog Point Vineyards. "Appellation Marlborough Wine is about protecting the reputation this region has worked hard to build. It provides our global consumers with an assurance they can see and trust."

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With this launch, any U.S.-based bar or restaurant owner will have complimentary access to Nielsen CGA's robust set of on-premise analytics to assess their weekly performance against their local market, free-of-charg

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Thomas Pellechia looks at SipSource, which pulls data from five wholesalers, including Breakthru Beverage Group, Lipman Brothers, Republic National Distributing Company, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits and Young's Market Company

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perspective from Prof. Damien Wilson, Hamel Family Chair at the Wine Business Institute with Sonoma State University, and Paul Mabray, CEO of Emetry

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Inconveniently for one of the world's biggest companies, it still can't follow all the requirements of its liquor license

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With drastic labor shortages up and down the West Coast, this year's vintage may mark a dramatic shift in the way the wine industry views labor

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A to Z Wineworks announces the promotion of Amy Prosenjak to President and Chief Executive Officer, and the transition of Bill Hatcher from Chief Executive Officer to Chair of the Board. Ms. Prosenjak joined A to Z shortly after its acquisition of REX HILL winery in 2007 as the company's Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to President in 2014. Throughout her tenure, she has worked closely with A to Z's four founders, Bill Hatcher, Deb Hatcher, Cheryl Francis, and Sam Tannahill

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Sequoia Grove Winery is taking its environmental message beyond the winery by joining 1% for the Planet. As a 1% for the Planet member, Sequoia Grove Winery has committed to donating 1% of sales from its Vineyard Series wines to the nonprofit Save the Redwoods League.

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Koch Membrane Systems adds Eco-Tec, Inc. to provide ion exchange-based solutions to complement existing membrane filtration capabilities, becomes Koch Separation Solutions

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Italian wine still has significant margins for growth in Asia and the HKIWSF show is the ideal venue for meeting buyers and operators.

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This is the wine event that oenophiles have been waiting all year for. Robert Parker Wine Advocate's Matter of Taste, having been staged in Zurich, Taipei and Napa Valley so far this year, crowns the end of 2019 with a host of extraordinary tastings, masterclasses and dinners in its New York City edition

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La Croix Younan specializes in ultra-premium wines that showcase the remarkable quality of the region.

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Adobe Road's The Racing Series has been selected as the exclusive winery partner for the Ferrari Club of America's 56th Annual 2019 International Meet in Scottsdale, AZ-November 6-10.

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The 2019 Langton's Margaret River Wine Show attracted 118 exhibitors and 734 entries to the 18th Margaret River Wine Show, with judging at Ramada Resort Dunsborough and the Wine Show Gala Dinner at Leeuwin Estate.

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"We're growers first," Elise Nerlove said on a recent day at her farm. "We know how to talk about vineyards and the different seasons. It's nice to be able to drink a glass of wine with someone sitting right next to the vine that the berry grew on."

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Highlights on view at King Street will include fine wines and spirits including Salon Le Mesnil, Champagne Boërl & Kroff, and a sought-after bottle of The Glenlivet Winchester 50 Year Old 1967.

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Delicato Family Wines Adds Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon, Lush Pinot Noir and Vibrant Sauvignon Blanc to Fast-Growing "Nighthawk by Bota Box" Lineup

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Once the funds are collected, the PRWCA will send contributions to several charitable organizations based in Sonoma.

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Austin joins Pulido Walker as National Sales Director with nearly 20 years of high-end culinary, wine and hospitality experience.

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She is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, holds a Level 3 Certification from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and a bachelor's degree in culinary management.

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The port producer pioneered the ambitious project seven years ago with the final goal of reducing the dependence on an ever diminishing number of pickers in the region, with unemployment having now reached "exceptionally low levels".

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A formal withdrawal is reversible, however, if a future administration chooses to rejoin the Paris Agreement and pick up where the U.S. left off with its emissions reduction promises.