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Rancho Salsipuedes Vineyards In Santa Barbara County Sold For Reported $26-$28 million

Note: the pricing information comes from reliable Central Coast sources who informed Wine Industry Insight about this transaction on June 30. We did not report on this previously because we did not want to interfere with the sale. The property had previously been listed by Pacific Vineyard Partners & Meriwether Farms. The remainder of this […]

News Fetch Ad Space Almost Sold Out – Here’s The Graphic Of Remaining Slots

This graphic, below, shows the remaining available space in News Fetch. The areas marked in red are what is available … the rest have been contracted by long-term advertisers. Sponsored links higher up are also available. ALSO … The DATA feature, the featured wine and the quirky news links toward the end mean people now […]

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Parker: Orson Welles or President Coriolanus From Hunger Games?

Hmmmmmmm ….

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Napa Planners Approve LMR Rutherford Estate Winery

NEWS RELEASE July 16, 2014 RUTHERFORD, Calif  – Long Meadow Ranch (LMR) announced today the approval of the LMR Rutherford Estate winery project by the Napa County Planning Commission. Upon completion, the LMR Rutherford Estate will be home to a state-of-the-art 100,000-gallon winemaking facility sized to utilize grapes from the 74 acres of estate vineyard. […]

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Flood Irrigation: One Reason Calif Has A Water Shortage

19th-Ccentury flood irrigation wastes water and should be illegal. Source: Report: Drought drains $2.2 billion from farm economy That first photo leads to this in a flood siphon irrigation ditch: Source: Weathering the drought by drawing down the bank

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Nothing New In SJ County Ag Commissioner’s Pesticide Drift Press Release

Media Statement July 11, 2014 Pesticide Drift in San Joaquin County (STOCKTON, CA) The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office (SJCAC) in cooperation with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation is conducting an investigation of an herbicide (pesticide) drift from aerial applications made to control vegetation on 4,467 acres off Bouldin Island and Webb Tract. […]

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Wilbur-Ellis Grower Letter Requests Damage Info On Pesticide Drift

July 8, 2014 Dear Grower: I am writing regarding the drift incident that occurred in the Lodi area in May. As you may know, Wilbur-Ellis recommended and sold the labeled products to Semitropic Water Storage District to remove vegetation from Bouldin Island. Semitropic contracted with Alpine Helicopter to conduct the application. The Wilbur-Ellis agronomist recommended […]

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Details On Sonoma State’s $3 Million Wine Spectator Donation

NEWS RELEASE   Rohnert Park, CA/New York, NY (July 7, 2014)—Sonoma State University (SSU) President Ruben Armiñana announced that Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher of Wine Spectator magazine, is making a $3 million gift to the University through the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation. The gift will support the construction of the new home for […]

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Gallo Trademark Troll Bullies Strike Again

Geez, reading this article today: GalloLea Pizza Kits Changes Name Due To E. & J. Gallo Lawsuit reminds me of Putin moving into the Crimea: there may be no legitimate reason, but might makes right. As a top NY litigator once told me, “Courts are not about justice. Courts are not about the truth. Courts […]

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Fountaingrove Sub-AVA Proposed For North Coast

The following was received Friday from the TTB. It is reproduced as sent. The web links do not function properly as of 6:41 a.m. today. Perhaps the TTB will get its buns in gear soon. Your tax dollars at work (not) . NOTICE NO. 144, PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FOUNTAINGROVE DISTRICT VITICULTURAL AREA We will […]

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