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05/14/20

Donald Emil Gumz, who died in September 2018, left $4.66 million in his estate plans to support the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. His generosity will provide $3.7 million toward renovation of the research winery while the other $933,000 will be used to support the Center for Irrigation Technology.

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The "Takin' Shots" singer, who did a Super Bowl commercial for Bud Light Seltzer, announced a line of pink drinks on Wednesday. Called Maison No. 9, the bottles of wine will be available for order and in stores in June. Fans can submit their email to pre-order bottles online. ... E. & J. Gallo has exclusive sales and distribution of the brand.

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It's the latest high profile deal in the rosé region. Welcoming thousands of visitors each year, it produces rosés from Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Counoise, along with red and white wines.

05/14/20

A highly awarded winemaker with Stellenbosch in his virtual DNA has been appointed to lead the winemaking team of Mulderbosch Vineyards. Henry Kotzé is set to move to the iconic winery in the Stellenboschkloof basin in June. He is leaving from Morgenster, where he spent almost 11 years and was previously at Eikendal and Neil Ellis Wines, all Stellenbosch wineries.

05/14/20

Sonoma County officials, at the direction of the Board of Supervisors, are preparing to ask the state to allow the county to proceed more quickly with reopening parts of the local economy, joining several dozen counties that are already lobbying Sacramento to lift coronavirus- related restrictions.

05/14/20

"As soon as the governor allowed restaurants to offer take-out, he allowed curb-side pick up for wineries," Susie Selby said in an interview. "Wine production hasn't changed except for new safety protocols like masks, gloves, sanitizers and social distancing. We've been allowed to continue to work in vineyards and in wine production facilities."

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But if you're thinking of taking a drive, here's what to know first.

05/14/20

Industry groups that represent restaurants, retail, travel, tourism, hotels and other businesses are calling for Congress to provide a liability shield for businesses once the economy reopens.

05/14/20

"Revenue from Millennials and younger age groups topped $50M, an increase of 77%."

05/14/20

a federal court has temporarily barred the Hoosier state from enforcing its statutory prohibitions that keep out-of-state businesses from holding liquor permits.

05/14/20

Dale Stratton's take on the current wine and spirits sales market

05/14/20

The price of the meats, poultry, fish and eggs category rose 4.3%, fruits and vegetables climbed 1.5%, and cereals and bakery products advanced 2.9%.

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"My vision for the Vermentino was that I wanted to make this snappy little acidic wine," says Miller, who owns Dewey's Wines with his wife, Emma Rosenbush.

05/14/20

In order to allow restaurants to ensure respect for social distancing while performing the service, a French designer has designed plexiglass bells that hang from the ceiling.

05/14/20

If a totally off-the-grid compound with multiple houses to spread out in is sounding pretty good right now, be prepared to swoon over this property that just went on the market in West Marin for $20 million.

05/14/20

The story begins early in the Reagan administration, when the Justice Department rewrote the rules of antitrust enforcement: ...

05/14/20

The Inn at Little Washington, the region's only restaurant with three Michelin stars, plans to use snazzily dressed mannequins to fill up its dining room when it reopens at limited capacity later this month, according to a press release. And while the restaurant admits its solution is a bit out there, the owner think diners will be able to have some fun with the mannequins.

05/14/20

The series will begin Thursday, May 14th at 5:30 PM with Chef Kyle Connaughton of SingleThread in a conversation with Three Sticks founder and proprietor Bill Price to discuss their 2018 Durell Vineyard Pinot Blanc, SingleThread's business and a Three Sticks partnership with Sonoma Family Meal.

05/14/20

As soon as he heard the news Tuesday, Kevin Cronin got out his tape measure and started moving tables around.

05/14/20

Some hired helicopters to beat down warmer air, others fanned their grapes with turbines and still others lit candles to keep the cold away from Central Virginia vineyards as a bit of polar vortex swept into the region over the weekend and lingered into Tuesday morning.

05/14/20

Chalk works wonders in the vineyard, but too much can be fatal.

05/14/20

A new study from Tufts University found that diets rich in berries and red wine could reduce the risk of the degenerative disease

05/14/20

Producers are calling on the French to do 'what you can for cheese'

05/14/20

A response to this week's New York Times piece on Andy Beckstoffer