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Harvest Notes from Santa Rita Hills

This by weay of Peter Work, ampelos cellars Weather in SRH has been a farmers dream in 2013. No rain since april. 4 consistently warm month – no hot days just nice in the high 80′s. Bone dry September and so far just a small drizzle Wednesday – as opposed to Napa where they got […]

CALIFORNIA WINE NEWS – October 8, 2013

Gallo Bets On Pink Moscato for UK market California 2013: “Another excellent vintage” Mendocino Reports High Quality (if Uneven) Harvest A wine trail in the Santa Lucia Highlands Dig these Napa Valley wine caves SRJC’s Shone Farm launches own wine club Sonoma Loses Two Prominent Vintners: Robert Hunter Jr. and Dale Goode Grape commission expands […]

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CALIFORNIA WINE NEWS – August 27, 2013

TOP NEWS Foley NZ wine firm plans full stock listing Do Zombie Wineries Exist? Bill Foley buys stake in wine distribution company Duarte Nursery Offers 30 Million Vines for 2014 Production SSU Prof Liz Thach Gets Fulbright Award SF Tech shakes Up wine-buying California Labor Union Bill Clears Hurdle Acidizing could rival fracking in Monterey […]

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CALIFORNIA WINE NEWS – July 30, 2013

Wayne Hogue, Founder of Napa’s Terraces Winery, Dies Paso Vineyard owners, others rally to establish California Water District Re-inventing a Central Coast wine grape vineyard “Massive” loss of endangered winter run salmon cited SLO Supervisors survey options for saving Paso Robles groundwater basin Protesters demonstrate against Paul Hobbs’ winery ML Capital Group Adds Instinct Wines […]

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CALIFORNIA WINE NEWS – July 25, 2013

Posh Napa Valley home assessed at $100 million California wine gets back to its roots Renegade Winegrape Growers The 1970s/1980s Californian wine revolution Neighbor arrested after alleged confrontation at Napa vineyard Wine paired with words at writers’ yearly gathering Spotlight on Sta. Rita Hills and Lompoc Wine Ghetto A weekend at Jordan with Las Vegas […]

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CALIFORNIA WINE NEWS – July 16, 2013

Olive oil’s McEvoy Ranch dips into pinot Duckhorn: Most Popular Among Thieves Napa tourism district income up 18% Concannon Hosts Petite Sirah Symposium Friant water users may get more water than expected Court sidesteps irony, upholds Calif’s greenhouse gas law Fetzer swamps stadia with single serve Paso Sticks Finger in the Eye of Insipid Wine […]

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CALIFORNIA WINE NEWS – July 15, 2013

Private Equity Wake-Up Kiss for Mayacamas ABC Shuts Down Napa Valley Home Winemakers’ Auction West Sonoma Coast Wines Are on the Rise BottleRock misses deadline for final payment to city Promised up to $1 million, BottleRock charities await money Mexican-Americans Launch Napa Valley Wines Brown’s twin tunnels: A fracking Trojan horse? Wine Grapes Thrive as […]

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‘Poor man’s wine auction’ closed due to violation

The state Alcohol Beverage Commission has shut down one of the time-honored summer traditions of the Napa Valley, the Home Winemakers Classic, after deciding that the 30-year-old event breaks the law. The Classic, the main fundraiser for the Dry Creek-Lokoya Volunteer Fire Department, has grown over the years to attract hundreds of locals as well […]

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Quakes, injection disposal of fracking water linked

http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Quakes-injection-disposal-of-fracking-water-4663183.php America’s boom in oil and natural gas production may have triggered an unwelcome side effect – earthquakes. A new study in the journal Science finds that the number of temblors shaking the central and eastern United States has soared in recent years, even as the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing has opened up those […]

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AgroThermal Systems technology shows promising results with improving fruit set, yields and pest control

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Juanita Gaglio, AgroThermal Systems (562) 881-1611 juanita@agrothermalsystems.com AgroThermal Systems Introduces New Technology – Thermal Plant Treatment – to Viticulture Industry A multi-purpose technology shows promising results with improving fruit set, yields and pest control Walnut Creek, California, (November 5, 2012) – A unique patented technology, Thermal Plant Treatment, using heated […]

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