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Wine harvest starts in California, Aussie-Kiwi tax standoff, baking with bottles: Wednesday Wine Roundup
In New Zealand, winemakers and vineyard owners are under attack from their Australian counterparts for supposedly taking advantage of tax breaks meant to promote Australian wines.
5 hrs ago
GIS Government News Weekly: Rancho Cucamonga Shares, EU Encouraged to Share
Rancho Cucamonga's Rancho Enterprise GIS division was created two years ago to bring geographic information system data and services to smaller municipalities.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
San Jose Mercury News
West Contra Costa murder suspect freed by mom's testimony
On Monday morning, a nervous mother took the witness stand at the preliminary trial of her son, charged with murder.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Stars align for Sophia Loren tribute
Sophia Loren with son Carlo Ponti Jr., L.A. Virtuosi conductor, and Maria Manetti Shrem.
Napa's assessed property values rise
NAPA>> Napa County's assessment roll rose more than 4.3 percent for the fiscal year 2014-2015, Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk John Tuteur announced.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Thomas Keller Wire: Thomas Keller's Websites Hacked by Syrian Activists
The websites for chef Thomas Keller's famed Yountville, California restaurant, The French Laundry , and for his restaurant group, Thomas Keller Restaurant Group were hacked over the weekend.
The Drinks Business
Moet moves Aussie winemaker to Napa
MoA t Hennessy Estates & Wines has moved winemaker Robert Mann from Margaret River's Cape Mentelle to Napa's Newton Vineyard.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
What To Drink Now: Napa Valley by the AVA
The beauty of Napa Valley, and why it became such a wine growing mecca, is that in a very small area you can grow the exact same grape variety, using the same vineyard trellising, clonal selection, management techniques and winemaking, same everything, yet from one side of the road to the other the end result can be completely different.
Yountville story: Martha Van De Leur's roses
Long before Thomas Keller came to Yountville , back in a time when people would have thought The French Laundry was a place to get your clothes cleaned, there was a woman named Martha Van De Leur who taught school and tended roses.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Jonathan Mizukami, former chef at The French Laundry, named executive chef at Vintage Cave Honolulu
Jonathan Mizukami , who worked at The French Laundry in Napa Valley after training at the former Roy's Nicolina on Maui and Alan Wong 's Restaurant in Honolulu, is returning to Hawaii next month to replace Chris Kajioka as executive chef of Vintage Cave Honolulu, the restaurant said Wednesday.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
San Francisco Magazine
Wine Country's Newest It Appellation: Coombsville. Yep, Coombsville.
Sure, you've tasted your way through the Yountville and Stag's Leap American Viticultural Area in Napa.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Inside Bay Area
Manresa fire: Los Gatos restaurant sustains estimated $300,000 in damage two-alarm blaze
Manresa, which has received two Michelin stars for eight consecutive years and is considered the South Bay's best restaurant, was damaged Monday morning by a two-alarm fire and may be closed for months, according to a fire official.
The 7 Most Important Things to Come Out of The French Laundry
Thomas Keller 's The French Laundry in Yountville, CA, just celebrated its 20th anniversary over the weekend, and since Keller took the helm as chef and owner in 1994, it continues to be revered as one of the top restaurants in America.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Wine + Tech: Three Right Ways That Wine Brands Engage Online
The first session of this year's Wine Industry Technology Symposium, held earlier this week in Napa, kicked off with these statistics: Not if you're interested in the ways that wine and tech intersect, such as social communities like Delectable , Drync , and HelloVino .
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Food & Wine
Ad Hoc's Smoked Ribs: A GoPro How-To
Already known for its masterful fried chicken , Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc in Yountville, California, is now focusing on America's other favorite comfort food: barbecue.
Report: Gavin Kaysen's Merchant has some top, top chef backers
New North Loop restaurant Merchant, started by Gavin Kaysen , has attracted the attention of some of the most famous chefs in the country.