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03/05/18

The measure would allow up to 795 acres of oak woodlands to be removed around hills and mountains of the county, starting the count from September 2017. Landowners would need a special permit to cut down such trees beyond that level. New vineyards would not qualify as a reason for the permits to be granted

03/05/18

"Napa is still a very attractive place to live and work. People will come back" and continue to spend money, said Robert Eyler, Ph.D., professor of economics at Sonoma State University. At the same time, a labor shortage remains a constant concern, he said.

03/05/18

Business as usual meant the annual Premiere Napa Valley auction in St. Helena on Feb. 24. The auction raised $4.1 million for the Napa Valley Vintners Association, featuring barrel lots mostly from 2016 ... "If we think the wines are tainted, we're not going to bottle," said Christopher Carpenter, winemaker at Lokoya, Cardinale, La Jota and Mt. Brave wineries. "The 2017s that are released will be ones that producers are 100 percent confident in."

03/05/18

The New York Wine & Grape Foundation, which advocates for both wineries and grape growers, honored several of the major players in the state's wine scene for their contributions to the industry.

03/05/18

The proposal would harm downstream U.S. industries, such as the American beer industry -- including brewers, distributors, licensed retailers and consumers

03/05/18

Maurizio Zanella, founder of Ca' del Bosco, one of Italy's foremost Franciacorta producers, offers five reasons why we should never use a Champagne flute

03/05/18

California winegrape growers have largely been planting only at attrition rates for the past few years, and at least one industry expert expects more of the same for 2018

03/05/18

Culinary Institute of America announced an additional ticket offer, for the Petite Masters tasting and culinary session. March 18, 2018

03/05/18

Cakebread Cellars possesses one of the country's most recognizable labels, a Napa Valley winery founded by Jack and Dolores Cakebread in 1973 that today is run by sons Dennis and Bruce.

03/05/18

Sales in France actually fell amid rising competition from Italian prosecco and Spanish cava, meaning vineyard owners hoping to sell their own bubbly are having to rethink their strategies, and their prospects

03/05/18

"The unfortunate reality is that while Millennials have by all accounts a better appreciation of wine compared with the other cohorts at a similar age in development, their appreciation has not reflected itself in fine wine consumption yet because, to buy anything, a person needs to have both the desire and the financial capacity to purchase."

03/05/18

As predicted last fall, Washington's wine grape crop fell short of record numbers, according to the annual harvest report released this week by the Washington State Wine Commission

03/05/18

The unique terroir at the roof of the world is now home to China's premiere wine brand

03/05/18

Ningxia's wineries have been winning awards, but they are also part of Beijing's new vision for rural life

03/05/18

A vintner told us all about meeting the French prez. Plus, a Canadian wine war catches a hockey team in the crossfire, and vineyard sheep don Hannibal Lecter muzzles-for sustainability