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11/02/17

Maria Brunn is incoming executive director of Lake County Winery Association

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Although the vintage was harvested when the deadly fires erupted last month, it was left in open fermenters for four days without electricity amid thick smoke

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The next edition of Vinexpo Bordeaux won't be held in June for the first time in the fair's history as it moves forward by one month to mid-May in a bid to escape the risk of heatwaves.

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After a historic spring frost, Bordeaux's 2017 harvest looks promising for many; for others, the entire vintage has been lost

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"New Brand Identity Reflects Seamless Integration of Company's Ecommerce and Fulfillment Services"

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"When the temperatures are higher, the mealybugs are more active and develop more quickly. In some springs, temperatures gradually warm up over time, and mealybug development is fairly synchronized. This allows growers to use products or growth regulators geared toward controlling the crawler stage in the spring, and they are very effective when the insects are synchronized in their development stage."

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The risk comes at the outset of a historic government-funded debris removal program in the region, where the largest and most destructive wildfires that broke out Oct. 8 were finally brought under full containment Tuesday

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Our current fascination with wine expertise-and, often, the wine experts themselves-has actually made it harder to enjoy wine

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Kevin Brady, the House Ways and Means Chairman and Republican of Texas, is expected to introduce an initial tax reform bill on Thursday. That is the same day DISCUS is urging its members to call their members of Congress asking to pass the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (H.R. 747/S.236) as part of the tax reform package

11/02/17

More than a dozen hotel projects are in various stages of development in Napa County that could bring at least 1,700 new hotel rooms to the county in the next few years, according to city planners. That's on top of 5,146 rooms at 131 existing properties, according to Visit Napa Valley, which promotes the county's tourism.

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BottleRock Presents, producer of the annual spring music concert in Napa, will put on three benefit concerts in Sonoma and Napa counties to aid victims of the recent North Bay wildfires.

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Award-winning writers Rick Kushman and Paul Wagner are back to kick off Season 4 of their podcast war against wine snobs on Nov. 2 after delaying the start because of the wine country wildfires.

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This annual report shares the detailed outcomes one of the first such event that invites consumers to double-blind taste exceptional wines from around the world, side-by-side with winemaking legends and wine industry leaders.

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Robert Mondavi Winery, in partnership with BottleRock Presents, will host a special benefit concert, For The Love Of Napa, featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead with opener Vintage Trouble on Saturday, November 18. The concert celebrates the resilience of the Napa Valley community in the wake of the recent devastating wildfires. One hundred percent of ticket sales will go to the Napa Valley Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to support those affected by the fire.

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The Family Coppola in Partnership with BottleRock Presents and Sonoma State University's Green Music Center will host a Fundraising Concert with Proceeds Benefiting North Bay Fire Relief Fund & Noma Gives

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"Show me a great man and I will always show you one or several women who have made him," Henri Duboscq said when we recently spoke within Château Haut-Marbuzet in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France. The theme of women, wine and gratitude is prevalent in convivial conversations with this man who, together with his father, revolutionized winemaking in the Saint-Estephe region of the Médoc.

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It also suggests that more people are keeping a modest stash of wine at home - inexpensive bottles that can be opened spontaneously without much thought. It's not just that we want cheap wine. We want good wine - correction: good enough wine - that doesn't break the bank.

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While 11 of the area's roughly 1,200 wineries were destroyed or heavily damaged, most wine tasting rooms are open for business and are eagerly waiting for customers to return, an industry group reports.

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The storm - a soggy cold front flowing south from Vancouver, British Columbia - will reach the state by Friday and drop up to 4 inches of rain in the northern Sierra Nevada, said Chris Hintz, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

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The fires threatened the cities of Napa, Sonoma and Calistoga, yet these were all spared major damage by the heroic efforts of firefighters from Cal Fire and volunteers from across the country and even around the world

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"It's a different ball game," said David Graves, co-founder of the Saintsbury winery in Napa. "A lot of my colleagues think they can manage around this and stay in a business-as-usual mode. I don't tend to believe that."

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About 21% of those who use cocaine on an occasional basis wind up taking the drug compulsively, experts estimate. That leads researchers who study drug addiction to ask: What sets those addicts apart from their peers?

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"All my high-end wine guys will have Hillside Select, Harlan, Screaming Eagle and DRC in their cellars, but ask them about white and they might have a case of white Rhônes"

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Wine-industry luminaries uncork the 50-year-old wine that was the first to bear the Ste. Michelle label