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Thursday, September 16th

07/23/21

After three years of limited hiring due to budget constraints, the University of California's Agriculture and Natural Resources will release 10 UC Cooperative Extension positions for recruitment

07/23/21

Taking on climate change in vineyards

07/23/21

The department's legal team among other things is also exploring the possibility of creating a pool insurance accessible to the ag community - or a collective insurance. In addition, Califonria's insurance commissioner proposed regulations to allow residential and business property owners to have access to their wildfire risk scores in an attempt to make the process transparent.

07/23/21

Versus two years ago, off-premise sales are still up on dollars but barely up on volume - signifying that consumers are still buying more expensive bottles of wine than in the past.

07/23/21

Ghost Horse tops Screaming Eagle ... While last year's top 10 had an average increase in average global retail price of just 3.5 percent each, this year the figure is 12.5 percent.

07/23/21

"As far as the crisis is concerned, we've already put a lot of work into that," she says, "We didn't expect for (newly appointed executive director) Jullie (Cohen Theobald) to come in to fix things. We want her to look towards making our future better."

07/23/21

In case you missed it. Public records indicate the historic winery paid about $14.75 million, and a correction to yesterday's news summary: Private equity firm GI Partners sold Duckhorn to TSG partners in 2016 and TSG partners took Duckhorn public, not GI Partners.

07/23/21

More than 1.5m litres of counterfeit wine and other alcohol have been seized in a Europe-wide police operation targeting food and drink fraud in recent months.

07/23/21

François Jamet, a winegrower in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, has been working on the issue, and explains how he feels it could work:

07/23/21

IFV V'innopole South-West and its partners organised the first event of the early summer in Peyrole, in the Tarn region, with 45 exhibitors, including Greenshield (photo), and 280 visitors. - Photo credit : Bertrand Collard

07/23/21

As vaccine rollouts continue and borders reopen, expect a thriving industry, albeit one that's markedly different.

07/23/21

An organized group of bar owners in San Francisco is considering a mandate for proof of vaccination from all patrons, in order to quell fears about the Delta variant and protect staff and customers alike as new COVID cases rise.

07/23/21

Hong Kong has emerged as a growing black market to cater to China's thirst for Australian wine, after Beijing and Canberra's diplomatic rift caused official supplies to drop by 97 per cent.

07/23/21

The Napa County Farm Bureau Foundation is pleased to announce its 2021 scholarship recipients for graduating high school seniors in Napa County who are pursuing college study of agriculture.

07/23/21

This report looks at the newly released 2019s from Sonoma, yet as usual with this regional report, it includes a smattering of other vintages as well as wines from the surrounding regions, including Napa, the Santa Cruz Mountains, and the Santa Lucia Highlands.

07/23/21

John Truchard is keen to keep the Blue Note in the building and, he said, he thinks the general manager of the Blue Note, Ken Tesler, is expecting to stay for the long term.

07/23/21

The restaurant business has been Chris Bertrand's life since he was a teen. That made his recent decision to permanently close the Glen Ellen Inn's restaurant a particularly difficult one.

07/23/21

Water trucks are becoming almost as common as tourists in the coastal village of Mendocino this summer, as two years of critically low rainfall have taken a toll on the town's groundwater wells and left public officials scrambling to find new supplies.

07/23/21

The Smoke Planning and Research Act would create a grant program at the EPA to help at-risk communities plan for and respond to wildfire smoke.

07/23/21

The co-owner of Rosehall Run Vineyards in the heart of Prince Edward County was happy to see something that has been missing for most of the last 18 months - visitors from out of town.

07/23/21

The issue has become so severe that some communities have been forced to place locks on fire hydrants or remove them altogether.

07/23/21

The women raised a Series A round and brought vegan wine brand Avaline to market during the pandemic

07/23/21

Amanda Barnes is author of the recently published The South America Wine Guide and has been hosting a series of masterclasses for Itata producers planning to export to the UK.

07/23/21

Spending at restaurants, shops and entertainment venues has come back in force as vaccines become more common and it fueled a revenue surge at American Express during the second quarter.

07/23/21

A tributary of the Rhine, flowing about 75 miles North of the Middle Mosel, the Ahr is home to some of Germany's finest expressions of Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir). As in other iconic German wine regions, most estates line the banks of its eponymous river and were, therefore, at the mercy of the deluge.

07/23/21

Dick Cooper's vision, with advice from the guru of Corti Brothers, launched Plymouth's international wine phenomenon

07/23/21

Dick Cooper's vision, with advice from the guru of Corti Brothers, launched Plymouth's international wine phenomenon