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Earthquake engineers and scientists headed for Napa quake zone

NOTE: The following was submitted by structural engineer and winery earthquake researcher Joshua Marrow. Marrow’s name may be familiar to many because he has written extensively for Practical Winery & Vineyard. He is requesting that wineries in the quake zone reach out to him regardless of whether they have been damaged or not. His efforts […]

Napa Wine Industry Quake Help Forum Created

Napa quake help forum re-designed to be more user friendly. (Fired 3rd party site with ads). Forum also has NEW link: http://napaearthquake.com HEADACHES UPDATE: Aug 25 — The forum vendor I selected sucks. The registration is too long and the posting too complicated…I will be changing this as soon as I can. I apologize but […]

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Wineries Assessing Damage of Napa Area 6.1 quake

PLEASE REPORT DAMAGE IN COMMENT SECTION OF THIS ARTICLE Napa and Sonoma County wine businesses are rushing to assess the damage from a 6.1 earthquake epicentered west of the Napa County airport in the eastern part of the Carneros AVA. Wineries, vineyards, warehousers and others with photos, information and damage to report should do so […]

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Vineyards = Ugly Environmental Disasters Says L.A. County

NOTE: The author of this article, Lewis Perdue, is familiar with both Los Angeles and politics in general. He served on the faculty at UCLA in the 1980s. He has served as a top aide to a U.S. Senator and a state governor. Most of his education has been in physics and biology. He received […]

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L.A. Vineyards: Spat, Snit, Snot

This is the second in a three-article series: Why Does Los Angeles Hate Grapevines? OPINION: L.A. Grape Spat: Credibility Crisis and Elitism L.A. County Lists Staggering Number of Uses Permitted in Santa Monica Mountains SNIT This controversy has all the hallmarks of a governmental snit. I’ve sensed all these foul smells both as a journalist […]

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Gallo Gets Taste Of Its Own (TM) Medicine

E. & J. Gallo Winery has become notorious for filing (or threaten to file ) trademark lawsuits in some of the most ludicrous cases: Nail Polish, shoes, salt and pepper shakers (Some external links in this old WII piece are no longer maintained by the original source). Pasta Pizza kits (from someone unfortunate enough to […]

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Hill Wine Co Bankruptcy Now In Chapt 7 Liquidation

IMPORTANT NOTE: Hill Family Estate as well as William Hill Estate Winery, are not affiliated with, nor owned by the same families as The Hill Wine Company in this and previous bankruptcy articles. Click image to enlarge.

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Hill Wine Co – Fireworks Likely In Today’s Liquidation Hearing

IMPORTANT NOTE: Hill Family Estate as well as William Hill Estate Winery, are not affiliated with, nor owned by the same families as The Hill Wine Company in this and previous bankruptcy articles. The Hill Wine Company bankruptcy court scheduled for today is likely to see some hard-hitting judicial fire works as Bankruptcy Trustee Lois […]

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Hill Wine Co Rushing Toward Liquidation

IMPORTANT NOTE: Hill Family Estate as well as William Hill Estate Winery, are not affiliated with, nor owned by the same families as The Hill Wine Company in this and previous bankruptcy articles. The Hill Wine Company Chapter 11 appears to be rushing toward a faster conclusion than most observers anticipated. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court […]

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Another Piece Of The Wine Prop 65 Settlement Falls Into Place

Jeff Dodd of Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty sent the following today. NOTE: The information below was not included in DPF’s article in today’s News Fetch (Prop 65 Lawsuit – Where Are We, How Did We Get Here And Where To Now?) “I came across the update to your July 31 article on Prop 65 regarding […]

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