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09/25/20

Multiple brands - including Neal Family Vineyards, Big Basin Vineyards, St. Supéry, Somerston Estate, Lamborn Family Vineyards, Trombetta Wines, O'Connell Family Wines, Terra de Promissio, Pfendler Vineyards, Smith Story Wine Cellars and others - have already decided to forgo some of even all of their harvest.

09/25/20

After a cool and mild work week, summer-like heat with triple-digit temperatures are in the weekend forecast and into next week. Hot, desiccating winds are also expected to kick up, creating the perfect recipe for critical wildfire weather.

09/25/20

Mason Earles with the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, wants to apply big data by merging agricultural and machine learning to glean information that will improve vineyard health and productivity. Such a unit is undergoing testing during and should be ready for real field work by harvest time next season.

09/25/20

According to the federal complaint, Hung stayed in San Marino, near Pasadena, and Lodi, south of Sacramento, where his family has a vineyard. The complaint describes the vineyard as a "tactical training camp" and shooting range that Hung and others planned on using

09/25/20

An uplifting epilogue to last year's smoke taint saga, in this week's Drinking with Esther newsletter

09/25/20

The revamped list less about full-service dining and more about what each restaurant or pop-up on the list has been up to since March.

09/25/20

Should the marketing of a wine jeopardize its quality? If so, something is upside-down.

09/25/20

"Restaurants have been hit hard by COVID-19," Mayor London Breed said in a news release. "Many have adapted with takeout and outdoor dining, but they've still been barely hanging on and, sadly, some have closed for good."

09/24/20

If wines reflect the unique attributes of the year in which they were made, then California's 2020 vintage may carry the distinctive notes of uncertainty, confusion and chaos.

09/24/20

The program teaches production, analysis, sensory evaluation, marketing and sales. This semester, students are learning about marketing a new release of reserve wines from different vineyards in the Russian River Valley, including Elliott's donated wines.

09/24/20

The wildfires are likely to be "without question the single worst disaster the wine-grape growing community has ever faced," said John Aguirre, president of the California Association of Winegrape Growers.

09/24/20

With the challenges of the current moment heavy on the mind, a small group of Los Angeles based wineries are looking to the past, and will soon harvest grapes from some of the oldest known vines in California.

09/24/20

Cooperative Extension Specialist Dr. Anita Oberholster was interviewed for a KCRA 3 news feature about how the wine industry is dealing with the risk of smoke taint.

09/24/20

"On a positive note, our team is safe and well, although still in a bit of shock."

09/24/20

Small-production, in-demand wines often end up on allocation, but what does that mean for consumers?

09/24/20

Transportation is the state's biggest - and rising - source of emissions, while other sources of emissions, such as from the electricity sector, are falling due to ambitious climate policies.

09/24/20

Solano County on Tuesday moved into a less-restrictive tier of California's four-level COVID-19 containment framework, allowing a number of restaurants, movie theaters, hair salons and shopping malls to reopen indoors to a limited degree.

09/24/20

"Remember, contained is not controlled. We will continue to monitor this fire for smoldering areas," Cal Fire said. "Re-population efforts continue to be complicated in portions of the fire area by closed roads, damaged utilities and compromised trees."

09/24/20

The entertaining collection of personal tales is available on Vimeo and Instagram @LailVineyards and will include stories from other vintners and winemakers in the future

09/24/20

"The general practice that we're seeing emerge is to agree to a delayed acceptance of fruit with growers, allowing for harvest to go ahead, but also giving time to get an accurate picture of smoke taint. The good news is that results that we've received to date from Napa and Lake counties have been far lower than expected."

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