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Lodi Herbicide Drift Testing Plan Secretive, Full Of Holes

The vineyard sampling in the Lodi area to determine the extent of contamination from the Bouldin Island herbicide drift is unlikely, as currently designed, to alleviate concerns about potential health consequences from wine made from exposed grapes. Among potential shortcomings are the areas being sampled,…

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Security Of Grower Liens Uncertain In Hill Winery Bankruptcy

[NOTE: Links below marked by (WEN) are to actual court documents and available to premium subscribers to Wine Executive News.] The Hill Winery collapse has snared 31 grape growers who are owed a total of $1,946,544. Most worry that the statutory liens on the fruit…

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Lodi Pesticide Drift – Update

The Stockton-Record followed up on Wine Industry Insight’s article from last week on the pesticide drift near Lodi (Major Pesticide Drift Threatens Lodi-Area Vineyards) and turned up some valuable additional  information. The article by Reed Fujii, Did pesticides hit vineyards? found determined that the Bouldin…

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Major Pesticide Drift Threatens Lodi-Area Vineyards

As many as 25,000 acres of vineyards in the Lodi area may have been affected by a major pesticide drift from the aerial application of a powerful weed killer cocktail applied across Bouldin island (about 10 miles west of Lodi) from May 15 to 28.…

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Wine Loses Ground to Beer and Spirits … Alcohol Consumption Ticks Up

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So, Will Millennials Drink Boomer Wine Too?

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Calif Alcohol Taxes

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U.S. Wine Imports: By Value, By Country

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