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11/19/19

Neil brings more than 16 years of experience within the wine industry, and will be consulting with clients in British Columbia, Oregon, Washington, and throughout California.

11/19/19

High fire-risk weather and wind conditions are expected to begin early Wednesday morning and continue throughout Thursday, the utility stated. These preemptive cutoffs of power are intended to lessen the possibility of fires started by live power lines.

11/19/19

Based on a previous trial, and pending results, this trial should show that STARS-XF significantly decreases stabilization time (microbial and tartrate stability) by approximately 80 to 95 percent, offers potential advantages by eliminating wine losses, multiple tank transfers, color and phenolic loss, as well as the need for seeding and diatomaceous earth/pads/cartridges, and provides an overall faster processing speed.

11/19/19

Gallo also agreed to lease the Pahlmeyers' Waters Ranch vineyard on Atlas Peak, a property developed in 1999. As part of the deal, Gallo will run Jayson, the tasting room at The Village at Vista Collina Resort, a hotel development on the southern edge of the city of Napa.

11/19/19

The February dinner will feature an evening of culinary delights and Sonoma County's finest wines. It will also feature an auction to raise money to support GSSA's work to keep strong salmon populations in California.

11/18/19

"Public ownership of this utility is a definite necessity," said J.D. Opperman of Guerneville, whose subsequent description of monopolies as capitalist relics drew cheers from onlookers. Rallygoers, many holding signs espousing the benefits of socialism or criticizing PG&E, later chanted, "corporate liars, faulty wires, set our towns and homes on fire" while assembled along Third Street.

11/18/19

The county's $2.2 billion tourism sector will attempt to convince travelers to consider visits in the spring and summer, hoping to diversify the industry's reliance on the prime months of September and October. Early fall has historically been a critical season for the hospitality industry, which has capitalized on its connections to Wine Country by catering to well-heeled tourists visiting during the thick of the annual grape harvest.

11/18/19

After California wine industry mogul Hugh Reimers illegally destroyed at least 140 acres of forest, meadow and stream in part to make way for new vineyards sometime last winter, according to a report from state investigators, state officials ordered the former executive of Jackson Family Wines to repair and mitigate the damage where possible. Sonoma County officials also suggested a $131,060 fine. But for environmental activists watching the investigation, fines and restoration attempts aren't going to cut it; they want Reimers - an experienced captain of industry whom they say knew better - to face a criminal prosecution, which could lead to a jail sentence.

11/18/19

Insurance experts say that as part of a wider company review the international insurance house Lloyd's of London stopped underwriting what are known as stock-throughput policies for larger, premier wineries in the region because of the seemingly annual risk to wine production and storage caused by wildfires

11/18/19

A cascade of crushed Cabernet. Dappled light over vineyards at golden hour. Wine barrels, framed by mountains and fraught with the early morning light, steaming in the cool of the new day. ... these are the scenes that punctuate daily life at Matthiasson wines - and, in a second hand sense, for their 22,800 followers on Instagram.

11/18/19

Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore's office, as well as the county and its various departments, organized the Alexander Valley meeting, seeking to provide residents with information and resources on anything fire survivors might need to begin their recovery process. Fire can touch almost every aspect of a person's life, from lost wages to lost houses, and recovery requires residents to consider debris removal, permitting, soil testing, water runoff, taxes, insurance and more.

11/18/19

Le Colline is to be a 27.9-acre vineyard with a total disturbed area of 34.7 acres. It is located at 115 Cold Springs Road in Angwin. About 25 acres of forest is to be removed, a county report said.

11/18/19

The way co-owner Jill Klein Matthiasson tells it, she and her husband, Steve Matthiasson, stumbled into the popular social media platform in 2012. Per the advice of a friend who Matthiasson described as "at the forefront of social media" in the wine industry, they created an account.

11/15/19

Passports are $60 per person, for complimentary wine tastings at participating wineries, complimentary corkage at participating restaurants and discounts at Calistoga lodging, spas and shops.The Passport is valued at over $400 in wine tastings alone.

11/15/19

The 2019 vintage wines from Waipapa Bay include: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay from Marlborough, as well as a Pinot Noir Rosé from Canterbury.

11/15/19

Trials indicate that the timing of leafing matters more than whether machine or hand leafing is employed ... from there it gets more complicated.

11/15/19

Premiere Napa Valley is an auction attended by trade representatives from around the globe, wine retailers and restaurant wine buyers. Each year, winemakers across Napa Valley make wines in quantities of as few as 60 bottles and never more than 240 bottles

11/15/19

Many have reopened? huh? ... Mass evacuations in northern Sonoma County affected winemakers alongside other residents as firefighters battled to protect lives and property by containing the Kincade fire in the Geyserville area at the end of October

11/15/19

The wine industry and scientists can collaborate to preserve biodiversity in the fight against climate change. One key is to develop trust between researchers and producers and find workable solutions. These were observations made by Dr. Olga Barbosa, a scientist at the Universidad Austral de Chile in Valdivia, Chile, during a discussion on the role of the wine industry in protecting biodiversity at the Rootstock symposium and trade show ...

11/15/19

The property at 24101 Arnold Drive currently leased by the Fruit Basket open-air produce market is for sale for $5.5 million

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