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Friday, November 24th

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Franciscan Estate's tasting room closed over the weekend to become a home for The Prisoner Wine Co., the label Constellation Brands purchased in 2016 for $285 million. The opening date of the new "Prisoner" tasting room has not been announced. Renovations are planned.

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Constellation will work with Canopy to create and market cannabis-infused beverages. Constellation will not sell any such pot products in the U.S. unless marijuana is legalized nationally, but it is eyeing the Canadian market

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A well-known winemaker and consultant, he started Kunin Wines in 1998, focusing on Syrah, Zinfandel and Viognier. Over the years he added additional Rhone and Loire Valley varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre, Rousanne, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc and was joined by his wife and business partner Magan and their daughter Phoebe

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Darius Anderson of Kenwood Investments and a principal in Sonoma Media Investments, owner of The Press Democrat, North Bay Business Journal and other media outlets, spearheads 501c4 coalition of elected officials and businesses in North Bay counties affected by the firestorms. KTVU covers Friday's press conference: "I think you'll see a whole host of polices going out that are clearly gonna change the culture as to how we build housing here in northern California," said Sonoma Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Shirlee Zane. One possible incentive to build: wave development fees that can run from 40 to 60 thousand dollars per unit ..."

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the aftermath is no less horrible for the 1,759 farmers, vineyard keepers and pot entrepreneurs who live in this rural community between Ukiah and Willits

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"I am worried about how long this could take," said Kenneth Klein, a California Western School of Law professor and legal expert on natural disasters.

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Liz Thach, Professor of Management and Wine Business, Sonoma State University; Robert Eyler, Professor of Economics, Sonoma State University

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Over $500,000 has been raised by the online crowd-funding platform and its fundraisers around the world, dubbed "Naked Angels", including winemakers from the US, UK and Australia.

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Among the company's 1,000 employees in Northern California, several lost their homes to the fires and dozens of employees and their families were evacuated and displaced from their homes. Additionally, many of the company's winery partners suffered damage to their properties

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by catastrophe risk modelling firm RMS.

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PG&E reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission it has "$800 million in liability for potential losses that may result from these fires."

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Festival Napa Valley and Boisset Collection are joining forces to present Wine Country Strong, a FREE concert and chef's picnic honoring the first responders and emergency workers who provided heroic service in the recent wildfires. The concert and barbecue will be held at Lincoln Theater in Yountville, on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 2pm - 5:30pm

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Community organizations and businesses hosting fundraisers to benefit the victims of the Northern California wildfires in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties may submit details to the Napa Valley Register via an online form at napavalleyregister.com/forms/fire_relief/fire_relief_fundraisers.

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ProWein will take place from March 18 - 20, 2018 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany

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he Asia Wine Academy is a three-hour programme tailored to buyers, traders, winemakers and keen consumers. The course is based on core teachings from the curriculum of the Master of Science in International Wine Management taught by the two wine experts at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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A bottle of wine can include not only sulfites to kill off bacteria and yeasts, but also derivatives of dried fish bladders, livestock pancreases, egg white and milk. Master of Wine Isabelle Legeron has had enough. She's calling for all ingredients to be listed on a wine bottle's label

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The interesting thing about growing grapes in Colorado versus areas like California is obviously the altitude and the weather

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Establishing its home more than 20 years ago, nearly 200 acres of its estate are planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, primarily on hillsides of which are "silt loam" - different from the common Carneros soils known as "shallow, heavy clay."

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Matt Maletis' appointment reflects the expanding focus of the powerful state agency

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A New Jersey spirits brand is hoping, without tacit federal approval, to flood liquor stores in the coming year with its line of special, purportedly "liver-friendly" alcohols

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The company yesterday paid tribute to Mr McWilliam as "a great icon of the Australian wine industry and a driving force behind McWilliam's". He had been instrumental in shifting McWilliam's Wines to premium production and in building a national portfolio of brands in key wine regions - showcasing the diversity and quality of Australian wine

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'Our aim is to use these markers to select new rootstock genotypes that contain all four of these key traits to provide the viticultural sector with improved robust rootstocks selected for Australian conditions.'

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In a 4 to 1 vote, commissioners overturned a county decision in July to deny permits to Inverness resident Avi Deixler to operate Absentee Winery out of a barn on the Gallagher Ranch.

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Wine Spectator's more than 3,500 Restaurant Award-winning picks ...

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None of the permanent structures at Silverado were damaged by fire. The wildfires caused the resort to be closed from Oct. 9-24. The resort re-opened to guests on Oct. 25. Both the North and South Courses are currently open for play

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Early reports have put this year's crop at just 38.9m hectolitres, smaller than initial estimates when picking started, and the smallest since 1947

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According to Phillipe Debesse at major Crémant producer Cave de la Tour du Roy, the number of Bordeaux producers making Crémant has doubled from 100 in 2014 to 200 in 2017

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There are many imperatives in the wake of the catastrophic firestorms in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake and Solano counties. One should be: buy local

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The global distillery makes a lot of alcohol. You may be surprised to find out which one is its biggest seller

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Once out of favor, Sauvignon Blanc clone now flourishes in Arroyo Seco AVA