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Friday, August 17th

02/06/18

Unified Symposium session looks at reasons to mechanize, tastes the results

02/06/18

The reported price for the Hornberger vineyard -- about $343,400 per acre -- may or may not be the value of the 16.6-acre property listed in county books. Napa County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk John Tuteur said his office has not yet reviewed the price to see if his office agrees with the sales figure

02/06/18

Land Trust of Napa County announced the closing of a conservation easement on a 76-acre property just outside Yountville donated by Elizabeth Moffitt.

02/06/18

The supermarket giant has entered into an agreement to sell its 762 convenience stores to EG Group, a privately-held convenience store retailer based in the United Kingdom

02/06/18

New California law makes federal ICE inspections more difficult, bringing with it numerous questions by packinghouse owners

02/06/18

The lawsuit alleges that by taking the job of vice president of sales strategy for wine and spirits for Constellation, McCloskey violated his noncompete agreement

02/06/18

"The insurance adjusters allowed us to get a commercial kitchen on a trailer," Helwig told FOX40. "We pulled that in, got everything cleaned up and that Saturday everything went off without a hitch."

02/06/18

One-third of California's water supply in summer depends on how much snow falls in the Sierra Nevada mountains in the north of the state in winter. The snowpack-a crucial measure for predicting a coming drought-is at a dire low this year

02/06/18

We'll explore Resnick and the land and water use issues surrounding his farming empire with journalist Mark Arak, who profiled Resnick for February's issue of California Sunday Magazine.

02/06/18

Stewart Resnick is the biggest farmer in the United States, a fact he has tried to keep hidden while he has shaped what we eat, transformed California's landscape, and ruled entire towns.

02/06/18

The city is experiencing a record-low water drought and city officials say soon they may have to take extraordinary steps to restrict water usage

02/06/18

The affect of a three-year drought in the western Cape is hitting the headlines due to its affect on the local population, but what about its impact on South Africa's wine industry?

02/06/18

When Miguel Torres, head of Bodegas Torres, one of Spain's most notable wineries, saw An Inconvenient Truth, the 2006 climate change documentary by former US vice president Al Gore, it changed his life.

02/06/18

Launched in 2013 by vintner Damian Davis, Portlandia is an ode to the spirit of Oregon's great wines while also reflecting a sense of the people that make Portland and the Willamette Valley so special.

02/06/18

Presented by Wine Road, Northern Sonoma County, the 41st Annual Barrel Tasting offers two weekends of barrel sampling and the opportunity to purchase "futures" at over 100 wineries in the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys. The event, which is Wine Road's longest running, will take place March 2 - 4 and March 9 - 11 from 11am to 4pm each day.

02/06/18

Leading Rioja wine brand Beronia has announced the opening of its new winery in Rueda. Inaugurated during the 2017 harvest, the winery's opening is part of the company's strategic investment in the brand and quality white winemaking in the DO Rueda.

02/06/18

Subaie joined the team in 2012 as the Wine Club Manager and has worked extensively at honing her craft and passion for the DTC side of the business ever since. Having worked in many aspects of winery operations across several properties, including Napa classics like Artesa and Chappellet wineries, her understanding of the multiple facets of DTC success is unparalleled.

02/06/18

We are riding another wave of keen interest in the potential for ozone-treated water (ozonation) to supplement or wholly substitute for current antimicrobials added to postharvest wash and cooling water. Similarly, gaseous ozone and ozone-fogging applications are triggering cautious interest for surface sanitization in pre-coolers and cold storage.

02/06/18

Mocked and despised for decades, a new generation of winemaker is taking the South African grape seriously.

02/06/18

California's brief escape from severe drought ended Thursday after scientists declared more than 40 percent of the state in moderate drought and water officials confirmed lower-than-normal snowpack in the Sierra Nevada

02/06/18

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden joined 16 colleagues from across the country in sending a letter last week to President Donald Trump, requesting at least $40 billion in infrastructure spending for rural broadband development.

02/06/18

A writer finds a surprising source of knowledge and kinship in a big-box wine shop, meeting a teacher who inspires with his grandfatherly wisdom.

02/06/18

Viticulture, enology program growth shows state may become popular grape-growing territory.

02/06/18

Trouble is brewing for several local taprooms and breweries in rural King County. Several of them say they've been forced to shutdown for code violations they say are unclear and unmerited. Lumber House Brewery in Hobart/Maple Valley and Four Horsemen Brewery in Kent have been up and running since 2014.

02/06/18

The Oswego Village Board as a Committee of the Whole Tuesday night is expected to review a request for a video gambling license from the business

02/06/18

A quick way to scale up is just one benefit of these mergers and acquisitions

02/06/18

A paper sponsored by the American Association of Wine Economists titled, "Trade and Terroir: the Political Economy of the World's First Geographical Indications," makes an effort to show that rather than being indescribable or inexpressible beyond words, terroir may be a reflection of trade and politics

02/06/18

By most measures, Long Island wine has never been better. I'm not saying that it's all good - because it's not. I'm also not saying that the worst stuff today is even half as good as the best wines from years past - because it's not

02/06/18

For decades, France has exported millions of bottles of Beaujolais to Japan every November, with some people celebrating its arrival by bathing in the fruity young red wine

02/06/18

More adventurous drinking is becoming the norm, breeding bi-curious imbibers and producers alike. The latter are now approaching beverage making in a way that's more, well, fluid.

02/06/18

$780,000 for the first Rolls Royce 'Phantom' car ever made plus a collection of Alpha Omega wines from Napa Valley, including a six-litre bottle of flagship wine 'ERA' from the 2014 vintage and a 12-month, two-bottle membership of the Alpha Omega wine club and a winery visit. $520,000 for a 10-day trip to South Africa, for two couples, and including travel with Shari and Garen Staglin of their namesake vineyard, plus 12 bottles of Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon spanning 2009 to 2014 vintages as well as private tastings at several wineries and VIP access to the Cape Wine Auction. $450,000 for the winner and 20 of their closest friends to have a living room concert by country music star Thomas Rhett, plus dinner paired with Garguilo wines. The couple also won three double magnums of Garguilo Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 and also a first-class flight to Garguilo's 'Flowering of the Vines' weekend. $320,000 for dinner with 24 at Silver Oak winery in Napa Valley - or alternatively at the bidder's private home - and in the company of Silver Oak's Duncan family. The evening will include a live performance on the piano by Chuck Leavell and the prize also came with a balthazar, imperial and double magnum of Silver Oak Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, all signed by David Duncan, from the lauded 2013 vintage. $220,000 for one winner to take home a magnum of every wine from participating wineries and winemakers.

02/06/18

Experts on his panel include six leaders of the Oregon Chardonnay renaissance, winemakers Josh Bergström (Bergström Wines), Jason Lett (The Eyrie Vineyards), Anna Matzinger (Matzinger Davies Wine Co.), John Paul (Cameron), Wynne Peterson-Nedry (Chehalem Winery) and Thomas Savre (Lingua Franca).

02/06/18

It turns out that "clean eating" should include a glass or two of wine with dinner

02/06/18

The Labor Department has been asking for feedback, and already hundreds of thousands of people have weighed in.

02/06/18

Since the legal breach of note 160, a battle royal has broken out between growers and producers as to what represents transparency in labeling, what their rights are and how "Brand California", may be compromised by this loophole. The discussion has brought to the forefront issues such as are grapes harmed in transit, is fermentation and wine production different when conducted outside of California and if non-California wine makers have the same ability to make quality wine.