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Thursday, September 16th

07/26/21

Thousands could be cut off. Currently, water is unavailable for approximately 5,700 right holders. During a July 27 workshop, staff will present the proposed regulation and updates to the Water Unavailability Methodology for the Delta Watershed. The public can provide feedback until July 29.

07/26/21

Farming and ranching operations previously did not have access to basic property insurance provided by the California FAIR Plan.

07/26/21

Ministers announce intention to remove VI-1 certification requirements for imported wine

07/26/21

Demand for Boston Beer's 'Truly Hard Seltzer' brand "lower-than-anticipated."

07/26/21

The label Billy D. Wines, produced in Sonoma County, is a new arrival on many retail shelves, and the vintner behind it hopes it will pique the interest of millennials, a sought-after market, for its unique varietals and its eco-savvy 500-ml bottlings. a

07/26/21

Those who say they like rosé wines "a lot" or call them "a favorite" are evenly balanced by gender (51% female and 49% male). But those who only "sometimes" drink rosé skew somewhat male (54%, vs. 46% female). Rosé fans are on average a bit younger, as well (69% are under the age of 60, compared to 61% of the "sometimes" rosé drinkers). But the most compelling differences between rosé fans and the occasional rosé drinkers are their tastes for other wines.

07/26/21

A group of Chilean wineries are forming an association to promote organic wine as the demand for organic produce shows a significant post-pandemic upsurge.

07/26/21

Abacela was founded in 1994 by Earl and Hilda Jones, who produced America's first internationally acclaimed Tempranillo.

07/26/21

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

07/26/21

A tale of love and life, wrapped up in the not so glamourous, dirty nitty gritty reality of winemaking, will appeal to a broad range of wine and history lovers.

07/26/21

"I killed myself by crocodile five times a day for 10 years," George Webber said with a wry smile. Webber is planning an active retirement. This past weekend, he revived his walking tours on the Sonoma Plaza. At 10 a.m. from Friday through Monday, the actor and historian will give 90-minute tours beginning at the Bear Flag Monument.

07/26/21

Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG has elected a new president, Elvira Maria Bortolomiol.

07/26/21

The judge also ordered Barrack to wear a GPS location monitoring bracelet, barred him from transferring any funds overseas and restricted his travel to parts of Southern California and New York. He will have a curfew to be determined by pretrial services.

07/26/21

The sprawling stone and timber mansion, set high on a hill near the Oregon border, has been a bit of a mystery for many Walla Wallans. Originally built in the late 1990s as a private home, the property has been used as a vineyard and winery for the past two decades. Winemakers have come and gone, and the home itself rented out as a VRBO party pad.

07/26/21

More than wine, area lawyers specializing in the wine business have been forced in the past year to take on a number of critical issues.

07/26/21

From storied Santa Maria tri-tip on the Central Coast, to barbacoa in Los Angeles, to hot links in West Oakland, the rules for slow-and-low are constantly rewritten here.

07/26/21

Following a roller-coaster contract approval that included a court challenge from another potential buyer, George and Amal Clooney are the new, official owners of Provence's Domaine du Canadel

07/26/21

Thousands also joined a gathering across the Seine River from the Eiffel Tower, organised by a former top official in Marine Le Pen's anti-immigration party.

07/26/21

The unmasked participants marched from Sydney's Victoria Park to Town Hall in the central business district, carrying signs calling for "freedom" and "the truth."

07/26/21

Far Niente winery bought a 133-acre vineyard in Carneros last week for $14.75 million. Though I live in San Francisco, I was surprised to see this on my morning TV news because it's a Chardonnay vineyard, and Napa Chardonnay isn't the media star that Napa Cabernet is.

07/26/21

"It's just incredible, the help that we have been offered from other winemakers in the region, people saying they have a spare press, or tanks or pumps," said Sermann's father Elmar. "I think that with all this goodwill we will make it."

07/26/21

The wine industry awards took place at the Mid-State Fair tonight. There were three winners in three different categories.

07/26/21

For Burgundy's vintners, the frosts were "a real kick in the [pants]" that drove home the threat posed by the world's changing climate.

07/26/21

Foods cause €50 million damage to German wine; Bordeaux stolen from truck in Normandy; Piedmont region launches new promo campaign; Italian police bust fake Champagne gang; Champagne lifts yields for 2021 harvest; Suicides in French vineyards ;

07/26/21

Trade groups had urged the removal of the alcohol ban over fears of a 'total collapse of the industry' and increased illicit trading.

07/26/21

But scientific studies (and standard winemaking practices) do not support Clean Wine's claims that most wines contain added sugar, pesticide residues, GMOs, and other contaminants. And it's certainly false to claim any wine is truly "healthful." Blatant falsehoods by a few can affect an entire sector.

07/26/21

Veneto-based winery Pasqua has been expanding in the U.S. in recent years, with volume reaching 350,000 cases in 2020 across a range that runs from Romeo & Juliet PassioneSentimento at about $15 up through the luxury tier Mai Dire Mai Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG at $113.

07/26/21

Sonoma County health officer Dr. Sundari Mase and her Bay Area colleagues issued the recommendation to stem the sharp, recent rise of the delta variant, a mutation of the coronavirus that's up to 50% more transmissible than COVID-19.