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Monday, October 9th

10/09/17

Mass evacuations are underway in California's Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties. ... A 200-acre fire near Atlas Peak in the hills above Napa led to the evacuation of hundreds of homes. ... Images seem to indicate that the fire has burned structures at the Signorello Estate winery, north of Napa, although authorities have yet to confirm the number of structures damaged by fires ...

10/09/17

There was no immediate estimate of the damage or the extent of injuries, but vast swaths of land were burning in both counties, according to authorities and witnesses

10/09/17

This is the complete list of 2017 major incidents that have been posted to this site. You can see the location of Major Incidents on the Google Statewide Fire Map ...

10/09/17

Napa County endured a hellacious night of wind-fed wildfires that prompted scores of neighborhood evacuations in Napa and Calistoga, sending hundreds of people to shelters and closing all public schools in Napa County, including Napa Valley College, on Monday.

10/09/17

As part of an ongoing effort to improve trade relations with Canada, members and staff of the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV), along with a representative of the California Wine Institute, met this week in Ottawa with Canadian trade officials and members of the Canadian Parliament

10/09/17

A railway tour of wine country was derailed Sunday afternoon when the Napa Valley Wine Train crashed into a stretch limousine bus near St. Helena

10/09/17

Current conditions favor cool to seasonal temperatures and drier than average conditions in October throughout the western US. Rains should stay mostly away till mid-month or later.

10/09/17

EPA does not offer an alternative plan for regulating emissions of carbon dioxide, which the Supreme Court has ruled that the agency is obligated to do. Rather, the agency said it plans to seek public input

10/09/17

State officials who have been planning the $17 billion Delta tunnels for more than a decade failed to determine whether the project pencils out financially and violated state law by hiring a high-level consultant who didn't meet basic qualifications, according to a state audit released Thursday.

10/09/17

Residents of Cutchogue, Long Island were complaining that wild behavior at the winery was ruining their quality of life. They said in addition to the traffic, drunken visitors have engaged in fights and lewd acts.

10/09/17

Volume of France's top agricultural product to fall 19 percent

10/09/17

New data suggests there is a widening gap between the average bottle price of cork-closed wine and wine that is sealed with alternative closures.

10/09/17

Sonoma County vintner Paul Hobbs received Napa County approval to build the Nathan Coombs Winery amid concerns from several neighbors, including Skyline Wilderness Park.

10/09/17

The end of a years-long row between two unrelated winemakers over the use of their shared name appears to be in sight.

10/09/17

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a series of burglaries targeting winery tasting rooms in the Paso Robles and Templeton areas. Over the past couple months, more than 25 tasting rooms have been hit

10/09/17

Local grape grower Graeme MacDonald can look at a stream near his Napa Valley home, call it "To Kalon" and know he's using more than a nickname.

10/09/17

Key Account Manager at Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) Kylie Farquhar shared six main strategies for driving wine sales in liquor retail stores at the recent ILG Study Tour in the USA.

10/09/17

Plum (plum.wine) recently introduced the first appliance that preserves, chills and serves wine by the glass. Plum also raised $9 million in funding earlier this year to help the startup expand

10/09/17

Determined to finally solve illegal immigration, the White House submitted a 70-point enforcement plan to Congress Sunday proposing the stiffest reforms ever offered by an administration - including a massive rewrite of the law in order to eliminate loopholes illegal immigrants have exploited to gain a foothold in the U.S

10/09/17

Now, at age 72, Foley's newest venture brings ice hockey to the desert as owner of the new Vegas Golden Knights, which played their first regular season game in Dallas on Friday night. He owns about two-thirds of the investment group that paid $500 million to the National Hockey League for the rights to bring the first major professional sports team to Las Vegas ... and he wants to get his wine company to 2 million cases to have "clout" with distributors

10/09/17

Feb 2010 Issue of Wine Business Monthly .... Researchers, vintners share experiences and knowledge at UC Davis seminar.