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01/18/19

Saucy Brew Works has collaborated with Napa Valley winery Fait-Main to produce b3, the Cleveland brewery's French-style biére de garde aged in wine barrels. The limited-edition b3 will make its debut Jan. 25-26 at the Cleveland Winter Beerfest and then be available on draft and in 750-milliliter bottles at the brewery on Jan. 26. The bottles will sell for $19.99. (Editor's note: A previous version of this story misstated the size of the bottles.)

01/18/19

The fifth annual Yountville Live, the ultimate, luxury getaway event is set to take place in Yountville, California from March 14 - 17, 2019. Guests will enjoy exquisite cuisines from world-class restaurants and Award-winning rock star chefs, exclusive intimate performances from some of today's hottest recording artists and a unique variety of some of Napa Valley's most celebrated wineries and finest beers and spirits available. Considered the culinary heart of Napa Valley, Yountville is the ultimate luxury getaway that marries a breath-taking setting and small-town ambiance with a sophisticated Wine Country lifestyle. The event, which includes the 26th annual "Taste of Yountville" experience on Saturday, March16th, attracts attendees from around the world and is the next generation of food and wine events.

01/18/19

The Napa County Planning Commission began 2019 by delaying further discussion of the controversial, proposed Anthem winery expansion and by approving the non-controversial Innova industrial building

01/18/19

Limiting the number of wine-tasting rooms? Yes. Creating wine-tasting business licenses? No. That was the scorecard at the end of the Jan. 14 meeting of the Sonoma City Council, which continued its efforts to rein in the proliferation of tasting rooms in the downtown Plaza area

01/18/19

Liability concerns are threatening the dream of building a Vine Trail that allows bikers and pedestrians to traverse the entire length of scenic, world-famous Napa Valley wine country.

01/18/19

Pine Ridge Vineyards, producer of world-famous Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stags Leap District, is pleased to announce that it has promoted Gustavo Aviña, a 16-year veteran of Pine Ridge Vineyards, to Viticulture Director. A leader of the Pine Ridge Vineyards agriculture team since 2003, Aviña has been instrumental in positioning Pine Ridge at the forefront of creating exceptional wines that reflect their unique appellations.

01/17/19

Last year, Napa Valley lost Leslie Rudd, a beloved figure and an anchor in the wine industry. Founder and proprietor of his eponymous Oakville wine estate on Oakville Cross Road's "Golden Mile" (surrounded by luminaries like Screaming Eagle and Dalla Valle), Rudd was a mighty but gentle force in defining what a "First Growth" Napa wine estate should be

01/17/19

A Napa Valley wine company has filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Helena over its unwillingness to supply water to a former mobile home park right outside the city limits, according to court records. Hall Family of Wines' lawyers seek a court order to require St. Helena to issue a will-serve letter to supply the property at 341 St. Helena Highway with water; it also seeks at least $7.1 million in damages, according to the petition filed Jan. 15 in Napa County Superior Court.

01/17/19

Situated in the heart of America's wine and food playground, BottleRock Napa Valley, presented by JaM Cellars, has once again tapped into the region's renowned culinary talent, creating an inspired food, wine, craft brew and spirits festival to complement the BottleRock musical lineup during the three-day event, May 24-26, 2019, in historic downtown Napa. BottleRock continues to raise the culinary bar with the addition of several new renowned restaurants including Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc and his newest Oaxacan restaurant La Calenda, Napa Valley favorites Celadon, Boon Fly Cafe, Hog Island Oyster Company, Yak & Yeti and Bib Gourmand designated Gran Electrica, plus regional wine country standouts the girl & the fig and Miyoko's Kitchen.

01/17/19

After a relatively quiet period in Napa Valley mergers and acquisitions, we are suddenly seeing a flurry of activity. The big headline: Ed and Deb Fitts have sold Brand, the very high-end estate on Napa's Pritchard Hil

01/16/19

01/16/19

The Napa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a strategic plan for the next three years ... The plan - a guide for the county's 19 departments - includes updating conservation regulations and improving tree preservation rules - issues raised during the Measure C campaign. The Supervisors plan a workshop on these matters on January 29.

01/16/19

First Annual Signature Sonoma Valley kicks off with grand tastings and an epic vintner dinner…

01/16/19

The majestic Stag's head gracing the label of Samuel Charles North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that has been leaping off retail shelves in California and a few other western states, will soon become familiar to discerning wine-lovers in the rest of the country with the introduction of a single-vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and a Sauvignon Blanc from California's High Valley appellation.

01/16/19

An unexpectedly large and growing number of residents are leaving the county after the 2017 wildfires, which destroyed more than 5,300 homes countywide, including 5 percent of the stock in Santa Rosa, California's largest city north of the Golden Gate. A shortage of affordable housing before the fires became even worse ...

01/16/19

Jim Bean and Christine O'Sullivan are purchasing the BRAND winery and vineyards from owners Ed and Deb Fitts. The Brand estate is located atop Pritchard Hill, one of the most sought after locales in Napa Valley.

01/16/19

Gallagher most recently served as Vice President, International Marketing for the California Wine Institute since 2008. In this role, she was responsible for managing California's wine export program; overseeing collaborative efforts with Visit California, the state's marketing organization; and leading an international team of 25 staff, including 16 international representative offices, as well as a team of four at the San Francisco headquarters

01/16/19

Founders Ed and Deb Fitts sell their winery and 15 acres of vines on Pritchard Hill to Jim Bean and Christine O'Sullivan; winemaker Philippe Melka will stay

01/15/19

GVM Law, LLP, Northern California's premier law firm for Wine Law and Estate Planning, is pleased to announce its Cannabis Law department, led by partner Marc Hauser. Based in Napa Valley, with offices in Fairfield and Roseville, GVM Law is renowned for providing California's leading winery, vineyard, farm, and small business owners with top-notch service for Estate Planning, Wine Law and business transactions. The emerging cannabis industry is a natural extension for GVM Law as the team brings unrivaled expertise to businesses in California and across the nation.

01/15/19

The Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance (SVVGA), a non-profit trade association representing over 100 wineries and 140 grape growers in Sonoma Valley, announced new leadership and At-Large directors to the marketing organizations' board of directors. Prema Behan, Director of Operations of Three Sticks Wines and Head High Wines is the incoming President of the Board of Directors. Behan has been the Chair of the Marketing Committee during her two years on the board.

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