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07/19/19

Following extensive technical review, DWR approved seven existing groundwater management plans and two 10-year sustainable yield analyses as alternatives under SGMA. One existing groundwater management plan and five 10-year sustainable yield analyses were not recommended for approval as alternatives

07/19/19

California isn't convinced that Napa County is adequately managing groundwater that sustains the area's vineyards, wineries, rural residents and Napa River fish.

07/19/19

A comment period on the nearly 500 page rule is scheduled to close in September ... The Farm Bureau is studying the H2A proposal that claims to streamline the H2A application process, strengthen protections for workers and expand enforcement tools. It comes on the heels of legislation introduced by Arkansas Congressman Rick Crawford that would make similar changes. South Dakota Farm Bureau President Scott VanderWal says an ag labor fix is badly needed ...

07/19/19

The agency concluded there is not sufficient evidence of the chemical's dangers to justify the ban requested by environmental groups and a group of states ... Critics say science shows chlorpyrifos is associated with neurological conditions in farm workers and their children

07/19/19

PLCB approved grants totaling $1 million to nine projects intended to enhance the Pennsylvania wine industry and increase production of Pennsylvania-made wines

07/19/19

The restaurant chain, which produces its own wine at a facility in suburban Woodridge, is being bought by Los Angeles-based Ares Management in a surprise move

07/19/19

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV bounced back quickly from the failed initial public offering of its Asian unit, selling Australian beer assets in a deal valued at A$16 billion ($11.3 billion) and keeping alive the prospect of a share sale.

07/19/19

The National Vintage Report 2019 for Australia has revealed a 1% decrease in the national wine grape crush to an estimated 1.73 million tonnes (Mt). Wine Australia said the figure was well above early predictions, which suggested that the harvest would be 10-20% down on the 2018 vintage

07/19/19

Blue Farm produces between 1,000 to 1,200 cases annually. The goal is to grow, yet always remain boutique (somewhere in the ballpark of 2,000 annual case production) and continue on small-lot bottlings. Blue Farm wines are produced at Domaine Carneros, alongside Pinot Noir winemaker TJ Evans and with guidance from long-time friend and former Donum Estate winemaker Kenneth Juhasz

07/19/19

Not many successful businesses strive for fewer purchases of their products, yet it's this kind of counter-intuitive approach that's gaining some traction in the wine industry.

07/19/19

"Drinkers worldwide are slowing down, but not drying out entirely. The temperance movement for the new millennium is all about "sober-curiosity," dabbling in a lower alcohol lifestyle that's Instagram-friendly, but still indulgent-and full of market opportunities for, go figure, beverage makers"

07/19/19

NA beer is blowing up as more and more people edge towards sobriety. And a lot of it tastes good.

07/19/19

During the Burgundy harvest, it's a time-honored tradition. And a little Champagne with brunch never hurt anyone-did it? Our wine columnist polled pros and amateur oenophiles alike on the appropriate time of day to uncork a bottle

07/19/19

California's northern Central Coast, extending from the San Francisco Bay to Monterey County, is the focus this month as part of Wine Institute's Wine Country Back Roads series.

07/19/19

Exhibitor registration for ProWine China 2019, International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits, is going strong, with impressive international participation.

07/19/19

In its Annual Report, Broadland Wineries has reported an increase in revenue of 11.5% during year ended March 2019 bringing turnover to £70.6m, while pre-tax profits rose to £2m and the asset base to £9.1m.

07/19/19

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday announced that June averaged 60.6 degrees (15.9 Celsius), about 1.7 degrees (0.9 Celsius) warmer than the 20th century average. It beat out 2016 for the hottest June with records going back to 1880. NASA and other groups also concluded that last month was the hottest June on record.

07/19/19

A holdup in the completion of a sale of wine brands between Gallo and Constellation is starting to bite.

07/19/19

Great wine, delicious food and luxury digs come with small-town charm on California's Central Coast

07/19/19

Bruce Munro's 'Field of Light' is a multi-acre art installation made up of 58,000 color-changing, fiber optic spheres

07/19/19

The organization has conducted an analysis of current heat trends to make predictions about the future climate for a new report and accompanying study published in the journal Environmental Research Communications

07/19/19

The top scientific integrity official from the Environmental Protection Agency was barred from attending a Congressional hearing on scientific integrity on Wednesday

07/19/19

If you think it is too hot and muggy in Western Pennsylvania these days, just wait until it gets worse in a few decades, according to a science advocacy organization that is warning about the dangers of climate change

07/19/19

Gay Wine Weekend is almost sold out and Gary Saperstein, the entrepreneur who launched the event 11 years ago, is optimistic and thoughtful as the LBGTQ community pours into the Valley of the Moon for four days of fun events.

07/19/19

"We found that the effect of genetic risk for alcohol use was weaker among those who were currently in a relationship," said lead author Peter Barr, Ph.D., a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology in the College of Humanities and Sciences.

07/19/19

New Jersey laws barring wine shipments to consumers by out-of-state vendors could face a shake-up in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

07/19/19

The Indiana Complaint is by wine fans and a wine retailer called the Chicago Wine Company. The Texas Complaint was filed by a consumer, a business owner and a corporation called House of Glunz claiming to be a wine retailer.

07/19/19

Wine and spirits exhibitors will gain "added presence and recognition" at next year's Vinexpo New York trade show with the installation of regional pavilions

07/19/19

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07/19/19

Global brewing giant Heineken USA will pay a $1.25 million fine to the New York State Liquor Authority for violating state laws prohibiting gifts to retailers that carry their beer.

07/19/19

Utah-based Wasatch Brewery recently filed a request to sell its Polygamy Porter in North Carolina, Fox 13 reports. While the brewery already sells a variety of beers in the state, it was determined that Polygamy Porter "represents something illegal."

07/19/19

"We'd like to be the first brand to formally announce that we will not be sponsoring the Area 51 raid," Bud Light tweeted on Monday.

07/19/19

In celebration of our second anniversary, we share the stories that have resonated most with our readers