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09/11/17

Sonoma County vineyards want to build bunkhouses for more than 170 seasonal farmworkers. Two 37-bed bunkhouses that would shelter workers at vineyards in the Geyserville area. The bunkhouses are targeted for workers hired through the federal government's H-2A program, which allows the agriculture industry to employ foreign guest workers for jobs that last as long as 10 months.

09/11/17

00 percent the proceeds from the Oregon Wine Experience are given to the Children's Miracle Network and other health care programs to help care for premature babies to teens battling cancer and rare conditions

09/11/17

Wine Country Consultants represented both buyer and seller

09/11/17

Italy's Edizione Holding, the investment vehicle of the Benetton family, is preparing a bid for Italian packaging manufacturer Guala Closures, valued at more than 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) including debt, three sources said.

09/11/17

Hurricane poured between 3 and 5 feet of rain on some Gulf Coast vineyards ..."We're fortunate. We can stagger our fermentations here. The first week in July we harvest the whites; the first week in August we bring in the reds. Then in September we get grapes from West Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico and California"

09/11/17

Humans weren't the only ones caught off guard and uncomfortable by the Bay Area's Labor Day weekend heat spike. "I've been making wine for 34 years, and I don't think Napa's ever seen this excessive heat at this stage of ripeness," said Pam Starr ...

09/11/17

This year the strategy involves separating the two events that have been bundled into one weekend for more than a decade

09/11/17

In a potential setback for the controversial Delta tunnels, federal auditors say $50 million in taxpayer funds were used to improperly subsidize San Joaquin Valley irrigation districts as they helped plan the project

09/11/17

In the past, stormwater management has been about flood control. The future of stormwater, however, is in capturing, treating, and recharging water supply, according to this article

09/11/17

The multi-national beer conglomerate Anheuser-Busch InBev has laid off more than 350 workers company-wide, most of which had been working in The High End division, its craft brewery-acquiring arm. Beer blog Beer Street Journal was the first to report the news

09/11/17

After tasting Chardonnays back to 1998, David Ramey discusses the attributes that affect the ageability of the wines. Ramey is more than a little enthusiastic about using Diam closures. The conversation goes beyond O2 ingress in closures, covering 02 in fermentation, free SO2, etc.

09/11/17

"This is the new norm," Gavin Newsom said, referring to Odette's LEED certification. "It lowers insurance and electrical costs and boosts property values, he noted. "It just makes good business sense to do this."

09/11/17

On-premise sales at restaurants and bars still represent about 16 percent of the average winery's business, according to one survey, and these tastemakers can help build a buzz for a label or a region that can translate into consumer loyalty down the road. In some cases, such as Meiomi Wines, it can help launch a brand into massive sales

09/11/17

"It's a career of last resort,"Pete Richmond said of the back-breaking work of picking grapes. There are nearly 47,000 acres of grapes in Napa Valley, he said, and fewer people willing to do the work. To keep the job desirable, he said, there will be wage increases. The job already starts at $16 an hour and, he said, by 2020, he expects it to start at $20 an hour

09/11/17

When the Oregon Liquor Control Commission last year put out a request for new liquor store operators, a Eugene grocery store saw an opportunity to expand.

09/11/17

Morgan Stanley predicts shared and autonomous vehicles will add 80 basis points to annual alcoholic beverage sales growth for the next 10 years

09/11/17

The Sicily-based winemaker employs 20 young workers and along with himself and his wife, they run the 24-hectare wine estate.

09/11/17

Driving south from Corsica's coastal city of Ajaccio into a wine region of the same name may cause motion sickness. Trucks ignoring center lines whoosh and barrel toward your forehead in a universe of tight inclined curves and sudden descents around hairpin bends. The rollercoaster roadways will make your stomach wince

09/11/17

As the decidedly uncivilized harvest season unfolds in Sonoma and Napa counties over the next few weeks we'll see the signs -- the media circus, the gawkers and the tourists -- all craving a glimpse of how wine is birthed.

09/11/17

Concerns over the intensifying price war among US supermarkets overshadowed Kroger's return to same-store sales growth during the second quarter and sent shares in the company down more than 8 per cent in pre-market trading on Friday

09/11/17

Acumen Wines, an estate producer in Napa County's Atlas Peak winegrowing region specializing in cabernet sauvignon, has appointed veteran winemaker Henrik Poulsen as director of winemaking and executive manager.

09/11/17

Andrew Jefford visits an 'artisanal co-operative' in Languedoc, and learns how it saved its village

09/11/17

Cahors has not seen much excitement in a long time, centuries maybe.

09/11/17

Zachys has been a wine retail fixture in Scarsdale, N.Y., for 73 years. It also conducts wine auctions in the United States and Hong Kong. Looking to expand, the third-generation family owners sensed opportunity in Washington

09/11/17

Forecasters say they expert Irma's center to stay inland over Florida and then move into Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.

09/11/17

Sam Clovis would oversee the agency's $3 billion research budget which includes work on climate change

09/11/17

The Principal Scientist in Climate Applications at the South Australian Research and Development Institute* (SARDI), Dr Hayman is leading a component of a Wine Australia-funded research program designed to help the wine sector interpret and respond to what's going on ...

09/11/17

Mercer Estates' vineyard manager John Derrick lost a best friend - Richard Guadagno, who was among the passengers who fought and died on United Flight 93, when it went down in a Pennsylvania field near Shanksville

09/11/17

National Beverage's revenue surged nearly 20% y/y to $260 million driven, as previously noted, by demand for LaCroix.