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10/31/17

Seventh annual conference to be held in Pennsylvania, coincide with License to Steal, Registration Opens November 2

10/31/17

Topics Include 3rd Party Sellers, Club Customization, Social Media Compliance, Facebook Advertising

10/31/17

Execs claim that running the event in January will position Vinexpo Paris as one of the first wine trade shows on the industry calendar, maximising sales potential

10/31/17

The Vineyard Advisor began as a project funded with $28,900 by the American Vineyard Foundation in 2014, which produced a working prototype. Subsequent funding from the state of Texas supported the development of the fully functional mobile app. It provides recommendations for managing some 350 problems afflicting grapes nationwide, from diseases, insects, mites, nematodes, and wildlife, to environmental stress, physiological disorders, and weeds.

10/31/17

Cash aid is now available for low- to moderate-income Napa County workers who need financial assistance as a result of the fires. Funds will be allocated to help pay for: rent or security deposits, utility and phone bills, auto loans, childcare and health care expenditures

10/31/17

" Our high-resolution maps, created by fusing hundreds of aerial images, can be used to quickly assess property damage, speed insurance claims, and plan the repair and rebuilding process with contractors and architects."

10/31/17

Kimberly Pfendler, founder and owner of Pfendler Vineyards, a producer of estate-grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines from the Sonoma Coast's Petaluma Gap, has announced today that Justin Harmon has joined Pfendler Vineyards as winemaker.

10/31/17

Within Constellation's newly created fine wine portfolio, TRU Estates & Vineyards, The Prisoner Wine Company will continue to play a prominent role, joined by Constellation's other marquee Napa Valley brands, Robert Mondavi Winery and the recently acquired Schrader Cellars.

10/31/17

It took 21 days and a massive amount of resources to control California's deadliest wildfires

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For undocumented immigrants who have lost jobs or homes, the road to stability will be especially steep. Many are ineligible for federal aid of any kind

10/31/17

Constellation will pay about $191 million (C$245 million) for a 9.9 percent stake in Canopy Growth Corp., a Canadian seller of medicinal-marijuana products. The deal kicked off the biggest rally in nearly a year for Canopy, which trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker WEED.

10/31/17

Their losses illustrate how, despite new laws to make the industry legal in California, many farmers remain uninsured and trapped in a cash economy that leaves them vulnerable to natural disasters. Established crop insurance companies do not write policies for cannabis. Because marijuana growing is illegal under federal law, banks generally do not do business with cultivators.

10/31/17

Amazon Wine's announcement that it is winding down operations and getting out of the DTC business is the biggest opportunity wineries will see in the Direct-to-Consumer space in the next decade. Think about it, an 800-pound gorilla has just left to play with the other gorillas in the zoo (Walmart, Kroger, Costco), leaving a giant $120M vacuum?-?and the question is: what are wineries going to do about it?

10/31/17

Iconic Family-Owned Winery Celebrates Fives Decades at the Winery and Around the Globe

10/31/17

The Sonoma Extra Virgin Olive Oil festival will go on as planned on Saturday November 4

10/31/17

The study, led by Dr. Kalidas Shetty of North Dakota State University (NDSU), concludes that: "…instantaneous heat shock treatments in Pinot Noir grapes during pre-harvest stages significantly improved total phenolic content, total antioxidant activity, and ?-amylase inhibitory activity in red wines derived from heat stressed grapes."

10/31/17

After housing evacuees and firefighters, lodgings in Napa and Sonoma counties are prepared to welcome tourists back and are planning to add 3,450 rooms.

10/31/17

Angelo and Gaia Gaja give a tour of their village's wines, and a look at the winery's future

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Diet empire Weight Watchers is getting into the wine business - kind of. The company just announced a lower-calorie Sauvignon Blanc, called Cense, which has fewer points per glass than the typical vino.

10/31/17

The number of wine producers in Britain has jumped 13pc over the past year to meet the booming demand for "boutique" drinks, which has also propelled the growth of craft breweries and independent distilleries across the country.

10/31/17

"This year was very odd," Schuchter said. "The more delicate grapes, the Cabernets, are fine. The native grapes like Concord, which normally you can't kill, those were frosted. That's a complete flip we haven't seen in 20 years."

10/31/17

Along Highway 12 in Northern California's wine country, whole neighborhoods are now just sidewalks and stone driveways; the hills around are charred. Block after block of multi-story homes have collapsed into piles of soot. Brick chimneys jut skyward towards roofs that are no longer there.

10/31/17

The Bay Area News Group's Paul Rogers reported Sunday that top PG&E executives met as recently as last week to lobby officials at the California Public Utilities Commission to make it easier for the company to charge ratepayers - rather than shareholders - when its power lines and other electrical equipment cause wildfires.

10/31/17

$245M deal gives the alcohol company the right to buy even more of the marijuana company later

10/31/17

Spanish winemaker Miguel Torres Snr has said that wineries must aim to be carbon neutral and that he is looking at ways to re-use carbon dioxide from fermentation as part of a project that involves investing more than 10% of company profits annually. John Stimpfig reports from Penedes

10/31/17

The area has expanded into a focal point for chardonnay vineyards ...