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NEWS FETCH — December 14, 2017

TOP NEWS Sonoma, Napa hospitality biz worries about wildfire “afterburn” Kistler Vineyards founder stepping down as CEO from Sonoma County winery Alcohol taxes are too low, have not kept up with inflation Bill Warre MW dies North Coast lawmakers, growers upset by change in laws on pot farm size Stand out on the shelf! Nielsen […]

French American Vintners appoints Rick Bonitati as CEO of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards and as Senior Vice President French American Vintners West Coast Wineries

SANTA ROSA, CA (December 14, 2017) – The French American Vintners board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Bonitati as CEO of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Sonoma Valley and Senior Vice President for the Western Operations of French American Vintners effective January 2, 2018. St. Francis Winery is a […]

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NEWS FETCH — December 13, 2017

TOP NEWS Major alleged fake Bordeaux investigation causes stir in Bordeaux Calif craft beer sets new record, grows 14% to 900 breweries Incident Commanders Look West After the Thomas Fire Jumps Toro Canyon Napa County hotel revenue dropped 36 percent in October due to wildfires Save time, money and hassles by choosing the right construction […]

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NEWS FETCH — December 12, 2017

TOP NEWS Bankruptcy Court approves sale of Sullivan Vineyards & Winery to VITE USA Vintage Wine Estates Acquires Layer Cake, Cherry Pie, and If You See Kay Brands Fire Narrowly Misses Ojai Wineries Sonoma County facing $21 million budget shortfall due to Northern California fires We can no longer divide the world between beer and […]

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The World’s First Alcohol-Removed, Cannabis Infused Wine is Finally Here — Putting an End to Hangovers

California’s Award-Winning Rebel Coast Winery Crafts Crisp Marijuana-Infused Sauvignon Blanc to Launch New Start Up Global Wine & Spirits-Cannabis Crossover Brand Sonoma, CA-The founders of Rebel Coast Winery, an award-winning California winery with a rebellious spirit, announced the launch of the world’s first legal, alcohol-removed, cannabis infused wine. The new company’s marijuana (THC) infused, premium […]

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Addison Rex Goes Undercover as COO for The Wine Spies, Sonoma-based Wine Technology Company

SANTA ROSA, CA, December 1, 2017 – The Wine Spies is pleased to announce the addition of Addison Rex as the company’s new Chief Operations Officer. Within this role, Rex will be responsible for day to day operations and the execution of the company’s ambitious 2018 expansion plans. Rex joins The Wine Spies from Deerfield […]

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Vintage Wine Estates Acquires Layer Cake, Cherry Pie, and If You See Kay Brands

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits Will Handle Sales and Marketing for Layer Cake; Vintage Wine Estates Assumes Those Duties for Cherry Pie and If You See Kay   Vintage Wine Estates today announced an agreement to acquire three wine brands from Jayson Woodbridge: Layer Cake, Cherry Pie and If You See Kay. The deal is […]

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NEWS FETCH — December 11, 2017

TOP NEWS Evac orders hit parts of Santa Barbara city, Montecito as reenergized Thomas fire tops 230K acres This is the latest Santa Barbara/Montecito/Carpinteria Evacuation Map Ventura Farm Workers, Spanish-Speakers Left Out of Thomas Fire Emergency Response Second La Niña Winter Could Extend Drought Across the West Save time, money and hassles by choosing the […]

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NEWS FETCH — December 8, 2017

TOP NEWS 159,000 acres lost in mostly uncontained SoCal Wildfires U.S. Wine exports: Bottled losing ground against bulk Republic National Distributing Company and Central Liquor Company Expand Relationship, Announce New Distributorship in Oklahoma Brexit Breakthrough Struck as Path Cleared for Tough Trade Talks Drought costs Central California $3.7 billion in crop yield every year Restaurant […]

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NEWS FETCH — December 7, 2017

TOP NEWS Thomas fire closes 101 Freeway, 90,000+ acres burned, powerful winds force new evacuations, no end in sight Insurance losses from October’s Wine Country wildfires top $9 billion Rupert Murdoch’s vineyard estate hit as wildfire sweeps through Bel-Air The Petaluma Gap Is Named As Newest American Viticultural Area (AVA) Gallup study confirms that 2017 […]

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