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04/25/17

Napa Valley's annual groundwater checkup yielded the verdict that the water table in the world-famous grapegrowing region is "generally very shallow" and that the basin is "full."

04/25/17

It's the flap over the flap gates, two large, cast-iron flaps installed in 1959 on a culvert that goes under remote Milton Road. They are designed to prevent flooding in a part of south Napa County dominated by the Napa River, sloughs, wetlands and levees

04/25/17

With a goal of having full participation in three years, Napa Valley Vintners said it has reached the half-way point of members that own a winery, vineyard land or both being enrolled in the Napa Green environmental sustainability program.

04/25/17

Full-day event features sessions with practical tips, insights on style and new oak innovations

04/25/17

strong vacuum and compression effect for enhanced line stripping and optimized product recovery; low shear rate; self-priming and dry-run capabilities; exceptional volumetric consistency; no slip; and almost completely pulsation-free operation.

04/25/17

The auction's "never before, never again" wine lots were crafted by top vintners from Sonoma County's 17 distinct AVA appellations, and offered in quantities of five, 10 or 20 cases. All of the wines featured were made exclusively for the auction, and will be available in the market only by resale to the winning bidder's customers.

04/25/17

Immigration activists encourage workers to strike for a day on May 1 to protest federal immigration policies and enforcement. Farmworker participation may not be all that high.

04/25/17

The Senate has confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

04/25/17

On Monday, April 24, Texas lawmakers took up a bill that would require a wine marketed as "Texas wine" to be made with 100% Texas grapes, rather than 75% under current law.

04/25/17

The state Department of Water Resources is holding a series of meetings in Northern California to discuss repairs and reconstruction of the Oroville Dam's spillways.

04/25/17

The House in the state Legislature approved minor changes by the Senate to its original bill 93-2 on Monday. The House overwhelming passed the original bill 94-4 on Feb. 28, and the Senate passed a tweaked bill 43-6 on April 11, which the House concurred with Monday.

04/25/17

Tenuta Luce della Vite is pleased to announce the purchase of a new 55-hectare property in Montalcino - 11 hectares of which are vineyards already in production - and a new wine cellar and winemaking team dedicated exclusively to Luce. Both acquisitions signify an important development for the iconic winery of Montalcino to continue to produce world-class wines by blending old-world Sangiovese with new-world Merlot.

04/25/17

With an approximate retail price of $11, Trivento White Orchid Reserve Torrontes 2016 rounds out Argentina's flagship white grape with the inclusion of 15% Pinot Grigio. Grapes for the new wine originate in Trivento's high-altitude vineyards in Mendoza's Uco Valley.

04/25/17

After 10 years of developing relationships with wineries and winemakers throughout the world, VIP is shifting its focus to the US, bringing a distinctive selection of great wines with values suitable for the everyday lifestyle.

04/25/17

Total California grape acreage fell 2.3 percent in 2016, shriveled mostly by a 7.5 percent decline in raisin vineyards.

04/25/17

The wine world is up in arms over a new book. Bianca Bosker's Cork Dork is a deep journalistic dive into the exclusive world of sommeliers, or "cork dorks," as they call themselves. But a backlash against the book appeared almost instantaneously, fueled by an op-ed Bosker wrote in the New York Times which bore the deliciously impetuous headline, "Ignore the Snobs, Drink the Cheap, Delicious Wine."

04/25/17

Once a year for the past six years, a box of grapes has made a most dangerous journey. Packed on ice, it is driven by taxi on a five-hour 125-mile journey from a vineyard in Syria across the Lebanese border to Beirut.

04/25/17

The warehouse club revamped its Member's Mark brand, which represents $10 billion in sales for the division of Walmart. The new product line covers everything from food products to general merchandise.

04/25/17

Union says the province's 'ill-advised plan' to sell alcohol in grocery stores is key concern

04/25/17

New dietary guidelines could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1bn tonnes by 2030, and could lessen country's problems with obesity and diabetes

04/25/17

the first Italian startup that delivers wine and other alcoholic beverages to your doorstep at the right consumption temperature, and in less than 30 minutes"

04/25/17

Vintage Sixteen is a 45-minute documentary by filmmaker Dan James showing the 2016 harvest across five countries: Australia; New Zealand; South Africa; Chile and Argentina

04/25/17

The company claims to have 'revolutionized' the beverage industry with its wine

04/25/17

Robert Yang is a Chinese wine success story-the self-made man who brought the chain wine shop to the world's most populous country.

04/25/17

First growths and grands crus have become status markers for the supremely wealthy. But outstanding value is still available - if you know where to look

04/25/17

"Who's going to come out here and do this work when they deport them all?"

04/25/17

Baron de Ley (OTC:BDEYF) is the name of the holding owning the El Coto wine brands, in Spain's Rioja region. As it's one of the more popular (and known) brand names in Spain and other European markets, the company actually enjoys a loyal following

04/25/17

Responsibilities with your company: We have around 400 acres under vine on three different properties. I am privileged to manage all aspects of these estate vineyards, from planting new vineyards to harvest

04/25/17

Gem State winemakers produced two best-of-class awards and 11 gold medals at this spring's international Cascadia Wine Competition in Hood River, Ore.

04/25/17

What does the wine world's most misunderstood concept really mean?

04/25/17

Authors of a new Harvard Business School study say they have confirmed a theory argued over in restaurant circles and talk radio shows alike: The rate of Bay Area restaurant closures can be tied to the region's rising minimum wage levels. But the research adds a significant asterisk to the impact of wage hikes: The lower an area restaurant's Yelp rating, the higher its risk of shutting down.