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06/22/18

Oakville, arguably the center of Napa's winemaking scene, could be credited with putting California Cabernet Sauvignon on the map. But in a constantly changing wine world, can this storied region still hold its own?

06/22/18

The Lake County Winery Association announced the 2018 Red White & Blues People's Choice tasting on July 7 at Brassfield Estate Winery from noon to 5 p.m.

06/22/18

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and its parent company, PG&E Corp., reported Thursday that they will take a $2.5 billion charge to cover expected losses from October's deadly Wine Country wildfires.

06/22/18

Whether last year's fires that ravaged large parts of northern California will have any long-lasting effect on the vines is still in the balance and only time will tell, says Stag's Leap's Marcus Notaro

06/22/18

Jordan Vineyards was founded on the principle that northern Sonoma County can make superb Bordeaux-style cabernet sauvignon, which it has done with the same winemaker since 1976

06/22/18

"Today, the business problem is how do we predict the performance outcome before we spend the capital to create new vineyards which will thrive 20 years from now. ... There is a paucity of meaningful information about the optimum temperature standards for varietals to inform winegrowers who are planting new vineyards now. ... Given that climate models project warmer temperatures in the Western United States, we must ask ourselves if luxury wine scores and prices will be supported in California when GST approaches 70°F (21ºC)? What's troubling is that there is no luxury wine made in volume in regions with a current GST above 68°F (20°C)"

06/22/18

Martin Redmond, author of the ENOFYLZ Wine Blog, wrote of the 2016 Fields Family Vermentino Delu Vineyard, "This is easily the best Vermentino I've ever had! There's remarkable depth, complexity and texture here."

06/22/18

State water officials will host a public meeting in Healdsburg next week to talk about local groundwater issues including the "reprioritization" of groundwater supplies in Healdsburg, Alexander Valley and portions of western Sonoma County

06/22/18

Measure C is only part of a larger, ongoing debate over whether Napa Valley's wine country hospitality-and-tourism success is overwhelming its agricultural roots and environmental well-being

06/22/18

To celebrate tomorrow's Make Music Day we caught up with a few of Paso Wine's musical talents who are passionate about music and wine, and in some cases making wine-inspired music

06/22/18

David Duncan, Silver Oak Cellars president and CEO, discusses how trade tensions with China are affecting the domestic wine industry, as well as how they are wooing wine-drinking millennials.

06/21/18

Led by local vintners, the Nimitz Group wants to build 1.2 million square feet of commercial space for production of films, wine and other beverage and for offices and shops

06/21/18

In a recent survey conducted by Wine Business Monthly and the Wine Industry Symposium Group, 81 percent of Lodi vineyard managers responded that they were going to invest capital on vineyard replanting, with an eye toward adding technology and/or automation to improve their crop. Forty-six percent plan to put new vineyard acres in as well. These results are substantially higher than in other regions across the state.

06/21/18

The court denied the California Attorney General's request for the court to reconsider decision that California cannot require Proposition 65 warnings on herbicide products containing glyphosate

06/21/18

Shannon Wine Co. purchased the Nice Wine Co. production facility at 4900 Bartlett Springs Road in the Clear Lake north shore community of Nice (pronounced like "niece") on May 28. That winery was being leased from the Larson family before the sale, according to Roxanne Jackson, manager of Shannon Ridge marketing and public relations. It's the same family that's behind Larson Family Winery near Sonoma and runs Ultima Mobile Bottling

06/21/18

Recent studies have calculated how much water is available for recharge, but the hurdle now is how to get it underground, writes researcher Alvar Escriva-Bou of the PPIC Water Policy Center

06/21/18

The settlement with Herzog Wine Cellars, also known as Royal Wine Corp., was announced in a news release Tuesday from the federal agency. The agreement became official June 13 after being signed by an agency official. The violations stem from a 2015 inspection of the Camino Del Sol site

06/20/18

"A lot of people are waking up these days to the outsized influence that the wine industry, tourism and developers have in Napa County," wrote Julia Winiarski, a key volunteer for the "Yes on C" campaign in the press release. "They'd like to see more attention paid to needs of residents. The situation will only grow more dire if nothing changes. Dirty tactics and big money may have won this time around, but we are not going to give up on doing what it takes to protect our water security."

06/20/18

Speakers address trends at WBM's vineyard symposium, Jan Krupp speaks on the sale of Stagecoach

06/20/18

The Napa Valley has lost one of its brightest lights. Legendary Chef Jan Birnbaum, 61, passed away on June 12 at his home after a prolonged illness. His wife, Linda Giglio, was by his side

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