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Stories from Wine Business

Viticulture briefs

Groups to hold sustainable growing event on Aug. 8 A consortium of Sonoma County groups will hold their Sustainable Winegrowing Field Day on Aug.

Growers take frost fight to high court

In the first of two planned appeals, a Redwood Valley grape grower on Friday asked the California Supreme Court to review an appellate court decision that upheld state regulations on the use of water for vineyard frost protection.

Vineyards' changing colors signal harvest

The countdown to the annual grape crush has begun as clusters of fruit are slowly changing texture and color in pockets throughout Sonoma County, heralding the approach of harvest.

Viticulture briefs

Workshop held for Spanish speakers

Viticulture briefs

Ledbetters top growers The California Association of Winegrowers has awarded the Ledbetter family, owners of Lodi-based Vino Farms, as its 2014 Grower of the Year.

World of whiskey

At one time, Americans preferred their whiskey to be rye, a spicy, herbal spirit made from a hardy cereal grain that traditionally imparted a pronounced, some might even say bitter, taste of oak.

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