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The foundation violated its own ethics rules to ensure that award winners fit into its new narrative of progress and social justice

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Why we need information about grapevine genomes ...

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Dolores Cakebread, the co-founder of Cakebread Cellars and one of the matriarchs of Napa Valley's modern wine industry, died on Oct. 2 of natural causes. She was 90.

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"Over the past few years, we've looked for new opportunities to grow our company both thoughtfully and organically, while still finding avenues to reach new consumers in a strategic way. The acquisition of these brands, and Butternut in particular, is a significant step toward those overarching goals."

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The merger of William Chris Vineyards and Lost Draw Cellars will fall under a new parent company, William Chris Wine Company.

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Chosen from a culled down list by the Executive Publishing team with selections based on many factors, including impact on consumers and trade in the wine, spirits, or beer space, commercial successes, company/brand vision, and trendsetting.

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The announcement came Tuesday morning as fire crews closed in on full containment of the Glass fire, which broke out Sept. 27 on the eastern rim of the Napa Valley during a red flag warning and was driven to the eastern edge of Santa Rosa by wind-borne embers.

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"Napa Valley has seen adversity and has been tried in unimaginable ways throughout our?150-year winegrowing history," said Teresa Wall, senior director of marketing communications, Napa Valley Vintners. "Our community is already showing resilience by supporting one another, and we know that Napa Valley will overcome these challenges as we have in the past."

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Get well soon, Napa Valley. We'll get well together.

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The just-announced charity wine initiative will give Napa wine lovers a chance to invest in the popular biking and hiking path

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Campaign Will Increase Demand for Dry Creek's Signature Grape by Partnering with Chefs & Influencers Accessible by Three Direct Flight Markets

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This launch coincides with the introduction of Prosecco rosé by Italy's Prosecco DOC Consortium - a response to the record popularity of both sparkling and rosé wines.

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Green Glass Global will represent the wines of Saintsbury in national accounts throughout the United States.

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"The EU previously indicated it may impose tariffs on U.S. rum, brandy and vodka in this dispute. The escalation of tariffs on the distilled spirits sector, by either the U.S. or EU, will only increase harm to our industry, which is unrelated to the trade dispute."

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Scientists and vintners are exploring using UV lights, now being employed in HVAC systems to reduce the threat of COVID-19, as a weapon against mildew.

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This ruling does not require any changes to approved labels. Instead, it allows greater flexibility for industry members who wish to make voluntary "gluten-free" claims on labels or in advertisements of distilled spirits distilled from gluten-containing grains, subject to the conditions of this ruling.

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Ontario wineries are taxed at a rate not seen in any other wine-producing nation.

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The New Advertising Campaign Spans Across Print, Social Media, and In-Store Point-of-Sale Displays and Showcases the JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery Portfolio of Premium Bordeaux-Style Wines

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United Airlines, which was expected to bring back its Denver flight this month, has decided to suspend all service to Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, including its San Francisco flights, as of Nov. 1, according to airport officials.

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In a "what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger" stance, Sally Murdoch, with the Oregon Wine Board, says there may be a silver lining …

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Vintner and motorcycling enthusiast Jon Berlin rides his high-tech dirt bike on rugged roads where larger vehicles can't always pass, the San Francisco Chronicle said in a profile.

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according to several of the country's winemakers speaking to db in a series of exclusive interviews.

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For decades Charles and Helen Bacigalupi Vineyards sold their prized pinot noir and chardonnay grapes - among the first to be planted in this northern end of the Russian River Valley - to producers such as Chateau Montelena. Then, about 10 years ago the Bacigalupis decided to make their own wine when a contract expired.

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"Three-hundred and fifty years after the first vineyards were planted, Texas wine is finally having a moment." I wrote these words last year in a Texas wine holiday gift guide.

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Vinovest is looking to woo greener drinkers by guiding users through investing in managed portfolios of investment-grade fine wines.

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The following is an excerpt from sommelier Vanessa Price's new book, Big Macs & Burgundy: Wine Pairings for the Real World, which got its start as a column right here on Grub Street.

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Napa chef Cindy Pawlcyn lost her home in the Glass Fire. With it, she lost thousands of cookbooks that she's been collecting since she was a young girl, including signed editions by James Beard and Julia Child, as well as vintage ones collected on her travels.

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African American History and Diversity Foundations for High School courses available in South Florida and Metro-Dallas, Texas School Districts

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Beyond that, being non-racist isn't enough anymore. Now many restaurant workers and customers expect management to be anti-racist - to actively work for a society that is more inclusive and fair.

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"Look around, and stay for a while," and when you do (surely, you'll be inclined to), it's the staff that stands out the most - employees are an ensemble of natural-wine aficionados from a range of backgrounds.