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04/10/17

Everyone involved in the debate agreed that raising crops and livestock is agriculture. But they split over such proposals as including winery marketing efforts, even in a role labeled as "related, incidental and subordinate" and with county approval.

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Commissioners at their Feb. 15 meeting worried about the flooding in the rural South Whitehall Lane area. Although an engineering report said the winery wouldn't worsen the problem, several neighbors speaking at the meeting disagreed.

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A pair of Canada geese glided over spring-green hills and landed on the rippling surface of the pond at Tara Firma Farms outside Petaluma.

04/10/17

External tank system developed in partnership with Custom Metalcraft to extract oak into wine or spirits.

04/10/17

A union chief says around 2,000. Here's why he's right ...

04/10/17

Doug Gore, a man who's quietly been promoting Washington wine for more than 35 vintages, is the 2017 inductee into the Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame.

04/10/17

The Supervisory Board of Vinexpo SAS, which met on 6 April 2017, has appointed Christophe Navarre, Chief Executive Officer of Moët Hennessy, as its new President.

04/10/17

The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance, the non-profit marketing and promotion membership organization representing vintners and vineyard owners in the Walla Walla Valley AVA, has hired Natasha Blake Rudnick to oversee the organization's burgeoning events schedule.

04/10/17

Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to California's historic drought Friday, lifting emergency orders that had forced residents to stop running sprinklers as often and encouraged them to rip out thirsty lawns during the state's driest four-year period on record.

04/10/17

Perhaps the best-known AOP in the southern Rhône after Châteauneuf-du-Pape is Gigondas.

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The wines tax value alone amounted to RMB 20 million (US$2.9 million), reported Chinese news site Wine Business Observer.

04/10/17

Sainsbury's has reported a 58% increase in French rosé sales in the last month, and is predicting 2017 will be its biggest year for pink wine.

04/10/17

Silver Oak and Twomey winery have entered into a partnership with the San Francisco Giants, solidifying the brand as the official wine partner of the franchise. As part of the deal, the Giants will re-brand its Oracle Luxury Suite with Silver Oak and Twomey, offer a Silver Oak Memorabilia Case, participate in sampling events with Silver Oak wine and provide in-stadium branding.

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Barbara Werley has led wine programs at some of the most storied resorts in America.

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The Beaujolais revival has been one of the most inspiring wine stories of the 21st century.

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The focus on cheap-and-cheerful light reds is affecting the better producers in this conflicted wine region

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Five minutes of online digging is all it takes for someone with a little wine knowledge to see through that charade ...

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These Californians are making their signature Champagnes the only way true Champagne can be made: in the famous French wine region.

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Step aside, Johnnie Walker. China's Kweichow Moutai has surpassed the cane-toting whisky brand's British proprietor Diageo (DEO, +0.45%) as the world's most valuable liquor maker.

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The medals recognize wineries and vineyards that are committed to sustainability practices. They are presented by a consortium from the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, California Association of Winegrape Growers, Wine Institute, Lodi Winegrape Commission, Napa Valley Vintners, Sonoma County Winegrowers and The Vineyard Team. Winners will be honored at a luncheon in Sacramento on April 17.

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About 600 acres of western Marin County that connects federally protected National Park Service land on the east shore of Tomales Bay to the coastal ridges north of Point Reyes Station has been protected from development through an easement acquired by the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT).

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The CEO also credited the company's strong portfolio of brands for its success.

04/10/17

Wine economics working paper lists these reasons the wine industry will be upended over the next thirty years: "climate change, shifting global demand, consumer preferences, new vinification techniques, and marketing."

04/10/17

What's a wine lover to do when Bordeaux gets ridiculously expensive? If he or she is not limited to the bargain bin, they can gather friends together and go DIY.