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02/17/17

Livermore Valley's vineyard scene continues to expand, offering visitors new wine country experiences. We've got two great destinations to add to your must-see list, one with a newly revamped tasting room and one winery making its debut.

02/17/17

Elliott and Lynn Dolin, founders of the Malibu-based Dolin Estate, are thrilled to announce the inaugural release of their first red blends from the region. The Blue Note, a blend comprised of Merlot (44%), Cabernet Sauvignon (36%) and Cabernet Franc (20%) will be available beginning in February, and Troubadour, a blend comprised of Cabernet Franc (42%), Cabernet Sauvignon (35%), Syrah (14%) and Petite Verdot (9%) will be available later this year. Both wines will retail for $45.

02/17/17

The $1.62 billion in foreign trade revenue for 2016 bested the previous year's record of $1.49 billion by a slim margin through steadily strong sales in the top market, the European Union, and sharp growth increases in China and Britain.

02/17/17

A lawsuit by 17 Oregon counties is challenging the expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou national monument.

02/17/17

Officials raced to drain more water from a lake behind battered Oroville Dam as new storms began rolling into Northern California on Wednesday and tested the quick repairs made to damaged spillways that raised flood fears

02/17/17

The 18th Annual Sonoma County Pruning Championship scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, February 17th has been postponed due to the current weather forecasts calling for heavy rainfall later today and Friday. A new date has been set for next Friday, February 24th from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm at SRJC Shone Farm.

02/16/17

"This bill is long overdue," Wiener said. "Right now in California, we have a one-size-fits-all statewide mandate, regardless if you are a small-town suburb of San Francisco or in downtown L.A."

02/16/17

The proposed Flynnville winery south of Calistoga has drastically changed since a 2013 version that one critic called an "industrialization of the ag preserve"

02/16/17

Jim "Bear" Dyke, the proprietor of Mira Winery of Napa Valley, recently purchased 10.5 acres of vineyard land at 6170 Washington Street just south of the city of Yountville in the Yountville AVA of the Napa Valley. The property, which is fully entitled for the operation of a winery and tasting room, was purchased from Napa Valley developer James Keller

02/16/17

The irony of Calistoga being the last holdout from the Valley's well-known, even notorious development, is that one of the wineries that effectively put Napa on the international wine map is found in this northern corner

02/16/17

Crews worked into the night Wednesday to shore up the emergency spillway at troubled Oroville Dam, racing to fortify the structure before the next series of storms, the first of which was forecast to hit before midnight

02/16/17

U.S. exports of wine - the bulk of it from California - set a record in 2016 despite having to fight a strong dollar, subsidies and barriers in other countries and a tight water and labor supply at home, according to the Wine Institute

02/16/17

More than 1,000 members of the wine trade are expected at next month's WiVi Central Coast trade show in Paso Robles, the region's largest gathering of wine and viticulture vendors

02/15/17

Now in its fifth year, the WiVi Central Coast Wine Industry Conference and Tradeshow has become the largest wine industry event in Central and Southern California. The show will be held March 15, 2017 at the Paso Robles Event Center. Early registration discounts for the two-day session program and one-day tradeshow end today.

02/15/17

Within Sonoma State University's School of Business and Economics, there exists a program for students who wish to work with the famous wines of Sonoma and Napa Counties - the Wine Business Institute. From seminars this spring to a new building in the fall, business is booming

02/15/17

So far, the damaged regular spillway has saved the day, churning out massive amounts of water that have slowly reduced the reservoir's water levels

02/15/17

It's pruning season in the vineyards, and at this year's Napa County Pruning Contest the only thing sharper than the shears were the whetted skills of the contestants handling them

02/15/17

The Indian tribe that plans to build a casino in Elk Grove announced Tuesday that the federal government has taken into trust 36 acres that the tribe had purchased for the gambling facility

02/15/17

Some of California's most valuable almond, walnut, peach and prune crops

02/15/17

Educational Session: Listen to and interact with winemakers from around the globe as they discuss winemaking and grape growing specifically for Alsace varietals. Continental breakfast will be served

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