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On July 13, the San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture found a glassy-winged sharpshooter on a lemon tree. It was found in a residential area near Highway 1 and Highway 101. Sure, it's just a bug, but this insect is capable of wiping out a vineyard.

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Considers setting a deadline for owners of wineries, businesses and residences with violations to submit applications to the county to bring their permits in line with what is actually happening on the ground.

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Dive into the issues HR professionals face each and every day, September 7, 2017

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The American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) has confirmed James Harbertson as the 2017-2018 president. Harbertson, associate professor at Washington State University, Tri-Cities, succeeds Nichola Hall of Scott Laboratories to lead ASEV's 11-member board. Harbertson also holds the interim technical program director position.

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Co-founder Greg Lill transferred his role as president and CEO and his management responsibilities to Tom Dugan, effective today. Dugan previously served as general manager and chief operating officer of DeLille.

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Briggs will handle day-to-day winemaking operations with newly appointed assistant winemaker, Cass Gossage

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most recently from Pernod Ricard, where he has been international marketing director of Martell, Mumm and Perrier Jou√ęt

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Oregon releases annual census on state's wine industry, Washington likely to see smaller harvest

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The annual report is an exhaustive study conducted by Southern Oregon University Research Center (SOURCE), with growth in the wine industry most readily seen in case sales up 10%, and sales revenue up 12%, ending the year at $529 million in sales.

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Tax commissioners voted to uphold a determination by the Nevada Tax Department that there are not enough licensed liquor distributors to properly serve the state's recreational marijuana market

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Although still dominated by Chardonnay, California's white wines have grown increasingly sophisticated and diverse

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Heifer International and Huerto de la Familia helped start the Small Farmers' Project in Eugene, Ore.

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Nova Scotia has a long and rich tradition growing grapes for wine dating back to the 1600s, when we were one of the first areas to cultivate grapes in North America. And, of course, many Canadians know that Canada's wine industry has enjoyed explosive growth and increasingly broad international recognition in recent years. It is worth considering just how rapidly our own indigenous wine industry has grown: from 13 wineries in 2011 to 20 wineries today.

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Spring frost and an extreme heatwave nicknamed 'Lucifer' are set to leave the world's two largest wine producing countries with their smallest harvest for decades, according to initial estimates

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The Taste of Sonoma will be at Sonoma State University's Green Music Center in Rohnert Park this Saturday, and the Sonoma County Wine Auction will be at La Crema Estate at Saralee's Vineyard in Richard's Grove in Windsor on Sept. 16. The initial plan was to make the Taste of Sonoma a two-day affair, but in early August organizers canceled the second day, citing logistical difficulties

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One of the most widely acclaimed wines in the world is Chateau Mouton-Rothschild. Some people feel this red Bordeaux is about as good a wine as you can buy. Other people say various vintages of this wine are spoiled by an infection that leaves it with a horsey, leathery, barnyard-y quality

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Since 2013, Shinn has leased and managed the Cemetery Vineyard on Beckman Road east of Cherokee Memorial Park

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Sarah Kemp joined Decanter in 1985 and took overall charge in 1996. After stepping down from her role as MD, Kemp will continue to consult for Decanter

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In the wake of the Pennsylvania Liquor Board scandal, W. Blake Gray has some more observations

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Driven by deepening labor shortages, wine grape growers across the country have been increasingly embracing mechanization for a growing number of vineyard tasks, and now they're taking automation to another level: precision analysis tools to track vigor, predict production and spot struggling vines early

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bringing the total number of classified wineries in the Helan Moutain East region to 36

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"Most winemakers in Chile are working towards making wines with a sense of place now but it takes time to really get a sense of origin from them - vine age and really understanding the land helps

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highlighting the problem of fake wines that affects the country's well-known domestic brands, which still constitute the majority of wine consumption on the mainland.

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If this year's harvest production in France hits a historic low, what will we end up drinking from the 2017 harvest?

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Needless to say, Frost's opinion of regional wines has changed ...

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Meanwhile, as parts of the region started to dry out early Wednesday, the Houston Fire Department continued responding to calls for high-water rescues

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Tropical Storm Harvey made a second landfall in Louisiana early Wednesday morning, but the danger was far from over in southeastern Texas, with cities there battling new emergencies as water poured into houses and shelters in Beaumont and Port Arthur

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With flood conditions still impacting Houston, restaurant owners are checking on staff and hoping to reopen soon