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11/03/17

Napa Valley Vineyard Technical Group session focuses on wildfire recovery ... Napa County Agricultural Commissioner and his staff issued 598 permits over the course of 10 days for people to harvest grapes and access wineries in areas behind the fire lines

11/03/17

EPA has launched a new online tool for the public to track the agency's progress in both Napa and Sonoma counties. This interactive tool allows the public to see maps of the fire-affected zones and track progress in the field. The map is updated daily and available at: www.epa.gov/norcalfireresponse

11/03/17

The new preliminary total for the destruction was determined by teams sent to the fire areas to do an accounting of each structure that had been burned, said Scott McLean, a deputy fire chief at Cal Fire

11/03/17

And in Napa Valley, grower Maria Haug is waiting to see whether the last of her fruit, some Roussanne grapes, will be rejected

11/03/17

Whole Wine Trade is now releasing wine to the Northern California market from two dozen-plus estates in Ribeira Sacra, Rioja, Priorat, and more. These wines have outstanding organoleptic qualities, produced using sustainable, organic or biodynamic practices

11/03/17

The Better Homes & Gardens Wine Club's Introductory Offer includes a shipment of 12 expertly selected wines plus three bonus bottles of a 95-point Argentine Reserve, which was awarded the "Best-in-Show" trophy at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards

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The name "Ahoy," reflects David's vast interest in ships and sailing. A well-seasoned sea traveler, David and his team wanted to create a product that would travel easily and not be a burden. Moreover, they believe that great wines should also be well traveled, utilizing optimal grapes from both near and far.

11/03/17

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) presentation November 17th on technical and financial assistance for conservation work on vineyards through their Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

11/03/17

Thompson joins fellow Celebrity Tribute Honorees Nancy Meyers, Will Ferrell, Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed

11/03/17

Metzler comes to Ancient Peaks Winery from the San Francisco Wine Exchange, where she worked for the past four years as the west coast sales manager, serving as the primary interface with distributor partners in 12 states. Previously, she served as the domaine and estate sales representative for Glazer's Distributors in Dallas and as the wine director for Cork Wines, also in Dallas.

11/03/17

Albert Baladi named Chief Operating Officer and President, Americas. ... Tim Hassett, who has served as President of the Americas region for the past three years, has made a personal decision to become CEO of a start-up company outside the spirits industry

11/03/17

The search for the world's best-value wines continues with a red-hot favorite.

11/03/17

In the wake of the devastating fires that roared through parts of Sonoma County, Petaluma is discussing granny units, tiny homes, RVs and campsites as housing options.

11/03/17

Competition among hop breeders is getting a shot in the arm with funding from craft brewers.

11/03/17

The impact of the Labor Day weekend heat wave highlighted the importance of proper and consistent care of vines throughout the year, beginning from the very first season.

11/03/17

In the wake of the devastating fires, tourists are cancelling their trips to California wine country in droves. But that's not what the locals want, finds Laura Chubb

11/03/17

This is surely one of Bordeaux's most overlooked wine estates, writes Jane Anson after tasting vintages spanning the past century at Château Le Puy, owned by the same family for more than 400 years and a firm believer in biodynamics

11/03/17

This article was written prior to the fires. The Grace Vineyards and home in St. Helena were not damaged, but a member of their vineyard team, Kendall Smith, lost her Napa home to the fires. Smith lived at the White Rock Vineyards with her husband, Michael Vandendriessche, and his parents, Henri and Claire. They have lost their homes, as well as the property's barns and sheds, all of which burned to the ground

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when the Senate unanimously approved a new law aimed at promoting the sector and increasing its productivity and competitiveness.

11/03/17

The newly built space encompasses 5,000 square feet and features an antique bar, main tasting room, reserve room and 180-degree views of downtown Spokane and the Spokane River.

11/03/17

If you're partial to a glass of red and looking to get pregnant, then listen up: Women who drink one glass of red wine a week have better fertility than those who don't, a new study has found

11/03/17

Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady gathering feedback for changes to be made before Monday markup

11/03/17

Right now, L.A.'s wine bar scene is exploding: Bar Covell, Bar Bandini and Augustine are all thriving in wildly disparate formats, as well as newbies Hayden, Stanley's Wet Goods and Tabula Rasa. (This isn't counting wine-themed restaurants like A.O.C., Wally's Beverly Hills, or Marvin - or Rustic Canyon, for that matter.)

11/03/17

The study appears online in Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences

11/03/17

"the sound of a bottle being opened did indeed impact ratings. In particular, the quality of the wine was rated as higher, its appropriateness for a celebratory occasion, and the celebratory mood of the participant was also higher following the sound of the cork pop"

11/03/17

A Purdue-based company that designs software and performs in-field analysis to help wine grape growers and winemakers improve crop quality and sustainability has won a two-year federal grant worth more than $500,000

11/03/17

Grape Collective asks Avendaño about his journey as an artisan winemaker in Chile.

11/03/17

.... Gary Farrell 2015 Russian River Selection Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) Topped the List