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07/08/20

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Tuesday the city is formally pushing back its timeline for the planned July 13 reopening of some higher-risk businesses, including indoor dining and outdoor bars, to an undisclosed date in the future.

07/08/20

Sun Pacific, one of the larger fruit growers in California's San Joaquin Valley, continues to expand its organic grape program and is anticipating a very good 2020 season.

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"The longer the restaurant has been closed, the harder it has been to reopen."

07/08/20

The order allows restaurants to expand outdoor dining on private parking lots and sidewalks without a permit. It does not allow outdoor dining on street parking spots, though that is expected to be part of a more comprehensive ordinance due for a City Council vote next week.

07/08/20

Before he died in 2011, longtime Petaluma dairy farmer Alvin James Hansen set in place a legacy to support agricultural education programs. This week, the trustees of the Alvin James Hansen ...

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This virtual tour of Washington State will take you from coastal oyster farms with Justin Stang of Hama Hama Oysters, to the apple orchards of Finnriver Farm & Cidery with the cidermaker himself, Andrew Byers. And it wouldn't be a proper tour of the Evergreen State without the wines - learn from some of our favorite winemakers themselves: John Freeman of Browne Family Vineyards and Waterbrook Winery and Ashley Trout of Brook & Bull and Vital Wines.

07/08/20

The tasting experience is available now through August 31. Offered 7 days a week, the tasting is $200 per person with a limit of 6 people per group.

07/08/20

Rep. Devin Nunes' wineries, yacht clubs, lobby firms and a resort in West Virginia owned by its governor Jim Justice were among the companies that received federal Paycheck Protection Program loans designed to help small businesses hit by coronavirus shutdowns, according to federal data released Monday.

07/08/20

A dull report on outlier results from our database turns up a heartwarming story of goodwill rewarded.

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She is now the wine director of One Market Restaurant, a fine dining institution with decades of history, where she has built one of the city's most impressive beverage programs.

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Celia Welch is such a winemaker, having made superb wines for high-end clients such as Staglin, Keever and more, with the most renown being Scarecrow, which is basically in a league of it's own. However, we not only talk wine, but get to know Celia in a way most people don't get insight to. I'm sure what you find will be enriching and inspiring so please listen and enjoy.

07/08/20

"It takes a lot to birth an AVA," explains Anna Keller, Estate Director of Keller Estate in Petaluma, California, speaking of Petaluma Gap, designated an American Viticultural Area (AVA) December 7, 2017, "but it's not surprising a dynamic group of women took up this charge-as women, we are used to being an underdog, having to fight harder for a seat at the table."

07/08/20

A month after what would have been Auction Napa Valley's 40th anniversary, the Napa Valley Vintners announced reaching the $200 million milestone in charitable giving to the community. "Through virtual acknowledgements during July, the NVV is saluting the generosity of its winery members, the bidders from all over the world, the strategic business partners and dedicated volunteers who, since 1981, have all played a role in reaching this milestone."

07/08/20

Katerina Axelsson, now 28, is the founder and CEO of Tastry: a sensory science company with patented artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The technology has been applauded by leaders in entrepreneurship and technology, and seems to be the logical next step in wine.

07/08/20

The Lawrence family, owners of Napa Valley icon Heitz Cellar, have created a new negociant, Demeine Estates, with plans to build a collective of likeminded domestic and international wine brands. Heitz CEO Carlton McCoy will hold the same title at Demeine.

07/08/20

Along Route 128 in Calistoga, California, sits what used to be an old, abandoned service station. Built in the 1930s, complete with classic Art Deco vibes, it officially stopped pumping gas around the late 1970s or early 1980s and for the most part sat untouched for 30 years. That is, until 2014, when wine industry veterans James Harder and Jim Rugusci discovered a way to bring the station back to life with Tank Garage Winery.

07/08/20

They include San Francisco's leading arts organizations; major construction companies; food and wine makers such as Jelly Belly, Guittard Chocolate and the Wente Bros. winery; a hospital; a law firm; an insurance company; venture capital-funded startups; Berkeley tour operator Backroads; Francis Ford Coppola Presents in Geyserville; and two hotels affiliated with Richard Blum, Sen. Dianne Feinstein's husband

07/08/20

Both EPI's Wine and Champagne Division and Folio Fine Wine Partners are independent and family owned. Michael Mondavi will continue as Chairman of the newly formed Folio Fine Wine Partners Board, and Damien Lafaurie, President of EPI's Wine and Champagne Division, will join Folio's Board of Directors. Paolo Battegazzore will continue as CEO of Folio Fine Wine Partners with his existing leadership team.

07/08/20

Elaine Chukan Brown speaks with Rodrigo Soto, estate director, Rebekah Wineburg, winemaker, at Quintessa in the Napa Valley, as well as Pedro Parra, PhD, wine terroir consultant, and wine producer.

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