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11/12/19

Early in the wine revival in Missouri in the mid-1960s, Jim and Betty Ann Held bought the Stone Hill Winery property and made a commitment to preserve the historic property, to restore the main winery building, and to clean out the eight mushroom cellars that previously housed barrels of wine. They moved their family of four children into the second floor of the former winery office building and started to plant more vineyards. The original Stone Hill Winery in Hermann, MO dates back to 1847. After the Civil War, it became the second largest winery in the country, producing over 1,000,000 gallons a year, and Stone Hill wines won eight gold medals at various world fairs and expositions between 1873 and 1904 ...

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Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction raised more than $1 million dollars Nov. 8-9, 2019 to benefit the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Tuality Healthcare ¡Salud! project. The two-day event kicked off with The Big Board Auction & Pinot Party on Nov. 8 at Ponzi Vineyards, followed by The Grand Dinner & Live Auction Gala presented by O'Brien Winery Construction & Mechanical at The Clubhouse at Domaine Serene on Nov. 9. During the gala, one of Oregon's first female winemakers, Lynn Penner-Ash, received the 2019 Legacy Winemaker Award for exemplary contributions to the wine industry.

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What are you working on in the vineyard or in your cellar? Submit your trials for the 2020 IQ conference, scheduled for February 27, 2020, at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.

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Major industry-wide events and other large weekend events evaluated in the study include Savor Sonoma Valley, Signature Sonoma Valley, Taste of Sonoma, Sonoma Valley Crush, the Sonoma Wine Auction and the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival, as well as smaller-scale winery happenings such as Gay Wine Weekend and the Holiday Open House

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At a luxury resort being created in Napa's quiet southern reaches, a symbol of limitlessness will stand on its highest point. Standing on a knoll on the southwest corner of the Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection will be "Infinity," a giant, twisting figure-eight of darkened metal 60 feet long and 20 feet tall

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The transaction cements Anheuser-Busch's ownership of the Portland company that makes Widmer beer and several other well-known brews, including Kona and Redhook. Monday's deal values the total company at $320 million.

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A consumer group has expressed concern over proposals from the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to eliminate standard bottle sizes for distilled spirits, arguing it would "harm consumers".

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The delays, which started several weeks ago, stem from RNDC's move into a new, state-of-the-art warehousing facility in Livonia. The $80 million facility will provide for many years of future growth, and includes numerous automation and computer enhanced operations aimed at improving efficiency.

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Although there was damage to property and real-world effects in the Valley, the vast majority of acreage affected was in remote, rugged, mountainous areas in the northeastern part of Sonoma County, outside the boundaries of the Alexander Valley AVA.

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"Catastrophic" conditions - the highest fire danger rating in the country - are expected to hit three areas in New South Wales, including the greater Sydney area. Residents were warned that homes cannot withstand this level of fires and that leaving early is the only way to survive

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"The (Bureau of Meteorology) can't comprehensively identify a day in our records where there hasn't been rain somewhere on continental Australia"

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After relief that no further lives were lost on Tuesday, concern was growing over unpredictable wind changes worsening fires in the neighbouring state of Queensland, with much hotter temperatures also predicted for the Sydney area next week

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The U.S. Federal Reserve held its first conference on climate change and economics. That's right - the body responsible for setting monetary policy and supporting a healthy economy is ready to confront the threats a warming planet poses to natural resources, production, infrastructure, property values, and overall economic stability

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An event focus on global trends in sustainable and biodegradable packaging and dedicated to B2B, which includes a high attendance of international guests who will be discussing three macro-themes: legislation, retailers and Brand Owners, materials and technologies.

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The next big trend in technology will be smart glasses we wear everywhere

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The new year can't come quickly enough for the venerable brewer, which helped define Sonoma County as a craft beer capital. The last year has been rough on the Cloverdale company and many other craft breweries, as well.

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Climate change is posing an existential threat to the precarious lives of farmers across the country. Apple farmers are experimenting with different crops, growing tactics and technology to cope with warmer winters and unprecedented heat, rain and drought.

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For decades, most scientists saw climate change as a distant prospect. We now know that thinking was wrong. This summer, for instance, a heat wave in Europe penetrated the Arctic, pushing ...

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"BIO" line from Bulgarian winery Edoardo Miroglio is being carried by most Northern California Whole Foods Markets.

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A new draft of an Environmental Protection Agency proposal would require that scientists disclose all of their raw data, including confidential medical records, before the agency could consider an academic study's conclusions

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During the event dynamics, Cruzat demonstrated the winemaking consistency and excellent aging potential of this Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon from 1865.

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Jean-Louis himself was in Hong Kong, sharing dozens of bottles from his cellar with nearly two hundred collectors at various events throughout the week including the auction.

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Last month, Napa Valley wine consultant and community leader Paula Kornell introduced the inaugural vintage of her Napa Valley Blanc de Noir, carrying on the work of her father, legendary

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"We're proud to partner with Miles Chamley-Watson, who is a groundbreaking force in fencing and fashion. Miles exudes the values of our brand, driving progress in his field with style," said Tina Reejsinghani, G.H.Mumm U.S. Director. "He will be a key ambassador and partner of the brand. His bold and daring attitude is a natural fit to the G.H.Mumm style and heritage."

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Few companies have ever had to face the challenge faced by Rotkäppchen. Founded in 1856 in Saxony-Anhalt, the company survived two global conflicts before ending up on the eastern side of the Iron Curtain.

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The $300,000 project is the latest consequence of a state law, enacted during California's five-year drought, requiring long-term sustainability of underground water supplies that were heavily tapped during the prolonged dry spell

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When tasked with making choices for a big group, like selecting wine for the table, independent people typically make choices that more strongly reflect their own preferences, according to a new University of Alberta study examining how consumers make unilateral decisions for themselves and others.

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Gone are the days when closures were simply to seal bottles and stop them leaking. Today they've become shock troops in the war against fake spirits.

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An industry veteran of 25 years and previously held the post of general manager sales and marketing at Yealands, Graydon will be charged with refining the company's business strategy, centred around its commitment to sustainability.

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Has there ever been a "best of" list quite so predictable as this? We can't really think of one.

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Bordeaux-trained winemaker Lourdes Martinez Ojeda crafts wines that establish her homeland as vital to the global culinary stage

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Under reds you will find Nebbiolo, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Malbec as the most prominent. The section for whites is always short but Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Sparkling wines are also very good

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Bolivia's wine industry is based in the southern city of Tarija, near the southern border with Argentina. This region has long produced small amounts of artisanal wine, as well as the distilled grape-based spirit known as singani, the national drink. But a growing number of wineries here are improving their techniques, ramping up production and starting to export

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Aubert de Villaine, proprietor of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, believes Aligoté can be better ...

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The Cold War binary of "bad" coups and "good" popular revolts no longer applies. But the labels persist, with important consequences ...

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Award-winning wine platform Exotic Wine Travel is set to release a visitor-friendly guidebook to Hungarian wine .

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According to a recently released Food and Wine Tourism Market Report by Wesgro, the Western Cape's trade and investment promotion agency, and food and wine travel operator Explore Sideways, 63% of tour operators believe the market grew in 2018. Growth in the wine and food tourism sector in 2018 surpassed that of previous years, with operators indicating growth of 10% - 50% in 2016-2017, whereas 2018 saw a growth of more than 60%