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07/15/09

The wine giant is restructuring in a bad economy, but insists it's all according to plan

07/15/09

The U.S. Geological Survey's study says about 60 million acre-feet of water have been pumped from the Valley's underground aquifer without being replenished. That's about 19.6 trillion gallons, enough water to service every home in the state for ten years, according to the study.

07/15/09

Wine grapes, the county's largest crop, suffered from frost damage and hot windy weather that affected fertilization in 2008. As a result, yields sank for the third year in a row and the value of the grapes sold fell nearly 9 percent to $381 million.

07/15/09

The Seventh Annual Petite Sirah Symposium has moved from Foppiano Vineyards to Concannon Vineyard in Livermore Valley.

07/15/09

Members of the Rutherford Dust Society broke ground on an ambitious restoration of the Napa River bed today. The effort is intended both to restore the natural habitat of the river and protect adjacent vineyards from erosion; it should also reduce vineyard pests near the river.

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07/15/09

The Pittsburgh-area franchise of The Wine Loft, which sought to add the flavors of appetizers, desserts and 80 wines by the glass to the SouthSide Works, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection from creditors.

07/15/09

Wine Recommendations Chosen Based on Ingredients, Cuisine, and Cooking Method

07/15/09

The number of ways to discover the most suitable wine for a particular dish can be as overwhelming as walking into a large wine shop.

07/15/09

The winery operation has 23 full time employees. Jamie McManis put it best when she said, "It's all about team work. We couldn't make it without everyone from the field workers to the wine makers. You've got to have good grapes but you have to have good wine makers to make great wine."

07/15/09

A Million Cooks, is compiling a collection of food industry experts' opinions on everything from the health benefits of Swiss chard to the nuances of tequila. "We took the idea of a school and expanded it," said Dave Sickert, chief envisionary officer of www.AMillionCooks.com.

07/15/09

The couple announced Monday they plan to sell the farmhouse on Fifth Street East back to developer and Valley resident Steve Ledson. The couple also plans to donate all of the furnishings to Ledson's Harmony Foundation for Children.

07/15/09

The grape's enduring appeal showcased at Art Institute

07/15/09

"We are excited to be working with Martignetti Companies as we know they will do a tremendous job of promoting the Gallo brands in Massachusetts," Joseph E. Gallo, President and Chief Executive Officer of E. & J. Gallo Winery said.