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01/04/18

Drinking alcohol produces a harmful chemical in the body which can lead to permanent genetic damage in the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer developing, according to research published on Wednesday... acetaldehyde can break and damage DNA within blood stem cells, permanently altering DNA sequences

01/04/18

It is similar to the bills he introduced the last two years when neither got out of committee

01/04/18

Poderi Luigi Einaudi owner Matteo Sardagna Einaudi is continuing his winery's aggressive expansion in Barolo.

01/04/18

Administered by Wine Australia, the grant program has $1 million in funding for eligible small and medium wine businesses to claim up to 50% reimbursement for specific export promotion expenses incurred on or after 1 January 2018, up to the value of $25,000

01/04/18

At a time when Australian wine exports to China are at an all time high, China has further reduced tariffs on Australian bottled and bulk wine, which is set to boost Australian wine exports to the country.

01/04/18

seeking to prevent the defendants from mandating "false, misleading and highly controversial cancer warnings concerning the herbicide glyphosate on a wide variety of food, agricultural, industrial and lawn and garden products."

01/04/18

Program recognizes restaurants that feature a diversity of Oregon wines, varieties and regions

01/04/18

Gore joins Fetzer Vineyards from The eLearning Guild, a community of practice for designers, developers and managers of eLearning based in Santa Rosa, where she was Marketing Coordinator & Copywriter.

01/04/18

Martin joins Foley Family Wines after spending the last 20 years at E&J Gallo Winery where he held sales and marketing roles of increased responsibility including distributor management, sales strategy, brand marketing, and shopper marketing.

01/04/18

New York Senate Agriculture Committee Chair State Senator Patty Ritchie recently announced that a bill she introduced, designed to help a family member inheriting a farm through a trust to also inherit the tax credit the previous family farm operator was receiving, has been signed into law.

01/04/18

The much maligned varietal is poised for a comeback

01/04/18

"Sonoma County didn't honor the detainer. What happened? Two weeks later he killed that girl, now she has two young daughters without a mother," he said referring to a Santa Rosa slaying that occurred in August, not "a few weeks ago."

01/04/18

National farm organizations expect a high level of attention on food stamps as lawmakers discuss the next farm bill.

01/04/18

The Thomas fire that began on Dec. 4 is the largest recorded in the state.

01/04/18

Near-record rainfall last year unleashed widespread flooding and snapped a historic five-year drought.

01/04/18

While snowpack and overall precipitation are down across Oregon, reservoir levels are above normal for this time of year, offering a silver lining for irrigators.

01/04/18

A potential expansion of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's authority over pesticide applications to apply to dry waterways has farm groups worried.

01/04/18

The founder of Woot.com, which was bought by Amazon in 2010 for US$110 million, has launched a new online wine outlet in the US in a bid to revive "the best model for online wine deals" after Amazon announced it was axing its wine business.

01/04/18

A winery in Virginia is providing a "free goat disposal service" to help locals recycle their Christmas trees after the festive period.

01/04/18

Supported by $1 million in funding from Agriculture and Agri-food Canada's AgriRisk Initiatives program and managed by the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture (NSFA), the project is modeling climate impacts on all aspects of the industry from grape production to wine sales.

01/04/18

Writing in the Dallas News, Maria Kalkias reports that amazon.com's purchase of the more than three decades-old Texas-based Whole Foods Market has opened not one but two new opportunities.

01/04/18

The locations match suspected ignition points - reported by The Chronicle in October - for the Atlas, Nuns, Partrick and Tubbs fires. Together, those fires scorched more than 142,800 acres and killed 30 people.

01/04/18

To adapt to warmer temperatures, winemakers may have to plant lesser known grape varieties, study suggests

01/04/18

Although most wine shoppers don't take notice of terms such as organic, biodynamic, sustainability, natural, carbon neutral or "wine miles," the businesses that sell to those consumers -- retail chains, restaurants, hotels -- increasingly demand purpose-made plans that show the wineries' commitments to environmentally friendly and socially responsible approaches.

01/04/18

Kirby and his wife, Gina, who also works for Ritz-Carlton, aren't new to the business. After spending some time in Arizona, the Ohio natives returned to their home state and opened Powell Village Winery in 2011. The new venture, The Oak & Brazen Wine Co. opened at 38 E. Winter St. in downtown Delaware the day before Christmas.

01/04/18

The wine world embraces it with the hope that fewer disasters will be experienced this year than what took place in 2017. While the well-publicized wine region fires in California have had a devastating impact, long-term concern is beginning to focus on what is happening to the climate: not just in California, but across global wine growing regions as well.

01/04/18

Nearly $2 billion has been invested in the stock market since California's January 1 statewide marijuana legalization, and shares of companies producing, distributing or selling marijuana soared on Tuesday, Fortune reported.

01/04/18

Spotty weather this past summer may have made it hard to plan an outing to the beach, but it turned out to be ideal conditions for the wineries of Lake Erie North Shore. With 2017 spring temperatures consistently above seasonal, the season started earlier than usual, which can be panic-inducing due to the threat of a late killing frost, and favourable weather through the summer months and into fall resulted in a bountiful crop that local winemakers predict will make for a fine 2017 vintage.

01/04/18

Fresno County is home to more than a dozen wineries which bottle a taste of the Valley. Now-- Reedley College can be added to that list.

01/04/18

By the time Friday is here, people along the length of North America's East Coast will be recuperating from a punishing round of heavy snow, high winds, and bitter cold

01/04/18

Making wine is a yearlong process. Pruning, harvesting, and fermenting certain grape varieties are all important to getting a bottle of wine on the shelves. But so is the underrated process of keeping up with alcoholic beverage and tax law regulations

01/04/18

Whether you cozy up to a warm, crackling fire or plan to explore Missouri wine country this winter, now is a great time to discover Norton, Missouri's standout wine grape. The Missouri Wine and Grape Board invites you to celebrate Norton during the month of January

01/04/18

DB's guide to the sixteen best international wine and spirits trade fairs.

01/04/18

Liberty Wines is bolstering its already strong New Zealand collection in order to keep in step with the continued popularity of Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

01/04/18

Ray Signorello Jr has hired Taylor Lombardo Architects and Nordby Construction Company to design and rebuild the estate.

01/04/18

A recent report from the prominent tech analyst Gene Munster, Managing Partner of the venture capital firm Loup Ventures, suggested that Amazon could buy Target in 2018. It's a sensible prediction, citing comparable demographics and other good reasons for the combination. And of course there's the appeal of real, terrestrial stores rather than just Amazon's existing online business

01/04/18

"Overall, the new tax provisions will provide significant benefits to Northeast farmers," says Dario Arezzo, Farm Credit East senior tax consultant. "However, certain provisions will unfortunately limit the value for some producers."

01/04/18

"There are still so many wine regions to visit. I am going to Tenerife for the first time next month. I am keen to go a bit further, to the Azores, and further afield still to Israel and to see more of China's vineyards"

01/04/18

Underwood Mountain rises into view on the Washington side of one of the Pacific Northwest's most iconic landscapes: the Columbia River Gorge, a playground for windsurfers, hikers, skiers, and those in search of one of the prettiest drives in America.

01/04/18

Downstairs in the cellar of his pink Avila Beach home on the hill overlooking a sparkling coastline, Archie McLaren held in his hands a bottle of wine worth at least $10,000. But the man behind the Central Coast Wine Classic has no plans to drink it, now or ever. The 75-year-old stopped drinking alcohol years ago due to a stroke