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02/09/18

Rhone varieties bud out following largest wildfire in California history

02/09/18

John Tudal is suing his two sisters, Janet Tudal Baltas and Marilyn Tudal-Fidge, over their refusal to sell him Tudal Winery on Big Tree Road near St. Helena, according to the complaint filed in Napa County Superior Court this week. The winery, which their parents built in 1979, is also home to John Tudal's label, Cerruti Cellars.

02/09/18

Arrow Benefits Group conducted a survey of wineries with two to 400 employees, asking what kind of benefits employers provided their employees in 2017

02/09/18

Demonstrating its boundless ecommerce ambition, Amazon is reportedly set to begin delivering orders from business partners directly to customers

02/09/18

Amazon's entire business model was built around the idea of bringing things directly to people's homes. So as the "Amazonification" of Whole Foods continued after last year's buyout, the question wasn't if Amazon would offer Whole Foods delivery, but when. The answer is "now."

02/09/18

Metis, a Pacific Northwest M&A advisory firm specializing in the hospitality, wine, and beverage alcohol industries, publicly launched today after closing several transactions including Walla Walla Vintners, Firesteed Winery, and Tamarack Cellars, as well as the acquisition of a wine country hotel slated for redevelopment ...

02/09/18

Family-owned and managed wine company Delicato Family Vineyards ("Delicato") and Chilean wine company Viña Santa Rita ("Santa Rita") announced today an agreement to appoint Delicato as the exclusive U.S. importer for Santa Rita brands

02/09/18

The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit association announces 31 of the lots featured at this year's Premiere Napa Valley barrel tasting and futures auction will be offered exclusively online to pre-registered licensees anywhere in the world.

02/09/18

"Our technology promotes sustainability and efficiency by making big data available and usable by perennial crop farmers," Asimont said. "We can address two major industry issues: labor shortages and resource management. VinSense technology allows growers to make immediate and beneficial effects on their crops, increasing quality and sustainability."

02/09/18

The 21st Annual Sonoma International Film Festival runs from Wednesday, March 21 through Sunday, March 25. The best way to experience the Festival and have access to all films is by getting a SIFF pass

02/09/18

Historian, raconteur and imperial impersonator George Webber presents his picture book "The Legendary Life of Agoston Haraszthy, the Count of Buena Vista Winery." Thursday, February 15. Free. 7 p.m. Readers' Books. 130 E. Napa St. 939.1779. Readersbooks.com.

02/09/18

Most of the vines that were damaged are within regions where the blazes quickly plowed through vegetation, such as the Fountaingrove district, the Sonoma Valley and Napa County's Atlas Peak area.But even in the areas struck hardest by the October wildfires, there is reason for hope, said Mark Greenspan, president of Advanced Viticulture Inc. of Windsor.

02/09/18

Held exclusively for members of the wine trade, the live auction will present a one-day-only opportunity to secure wines that are truly rare and unique from Willamette Valley's top vineyards and vintners.

02/09/18

Wineries to host public "Farm Friends" event with BC wine and Alberta beef And call for supporters to make March 2018 BC Wine Month

02/09/18

"Before, we didn't have an understanding of … how far we can push these plants until they die," says study coauthor Paul Skinner, a soil scientist and vineyard consultant in Napa. Knowing grapevines' response to dehydration could prove crucial as droughts become more severe with climate change. That could help vineyards conserve water with better irrigation strategies, and give wine connoisseurs something to toast."

02/09/18

Scientists who looked at vineyards in California's Napa Valley and the Bordeaux region of France found that in times of drought, the grapevine's resistance actually increased as the season progressed.

02/09/18

Many states in the US operate under a three-tier system of alcohol distribution set up after the repeal of Prohibition. The basic structure of the system means producers can sell their products only to wholesale distributors who then sell to retailers, and only retailers may sell to consumers

02/09/18

Prior to this position, Molly was the Enology Extension Specialist at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

02/09/18

In the 1970s, Beckstoffer Vineyards helped pioneer the rise and success of Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley. And now, with limited space left to grow in the region, they're trying to repeat history in the red-headed stepchild of Northern California AVAs: Lake County

02/09/18

David Beckstoffer

02/09/18

Opponents claim the three-tier system is skewed in distributors' favor - which might explain their generosity to legislators.

02/09/18

the first life cycle assessment of closures is nearly 10 years old, but the results of the study are still relevant. It showed the whole-piece natural cork production produces the least CO2, and screwcaps the most - the mining and refining of aluminium used to make screwcaps is energy intensive. Plastic stoppers fall between the two

02/09/18

Fueled by steadily increasing production of first-class Rieslings and Chardonnays, Oregon's wineries are proving that they can do much more than just make great Pinot Noir

02/09/18

Red wine grape varieties accounted for 2.2 million tons, down 1.6 percent from 2016. White grape varieties totaled 1.8 million tons, or up .7 percent more than in 2016