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3 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns.


Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Wine, Napa, CA

7 hrs ago | Halstead Gazette

Microbrewery plans to open real ale bar

REAL ale lovers are a step closer to having their own watering hole after plans to expand a microbrewery were put forward.


Related Topix: Beer, World News, Essex County, England, United Kingdom,

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Akarua expands in Central Otago

SPARKLER: Akarua winemaker and general manager Matt Connell with the Akarua Rose Brut NV, which was awarded the Gow Langsford Gallery Trophy for Champion Sparkling Wine at the Spiegelau International Wine Competition Awards.


Related Topix: Wine

Business Journal

Napa Earthquake: Wineries, region pick up pieces, many open for business

Two and a half days after the Napa Earthquake rattled the North Bay Wine Country and adjacent areas, many wineries are open for business and others are scrambling to pick up the pieces.


Related Topix: Napa, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Wine, Vallejo, CA, Solano County, CA, US Geological Survey, Technical Services

Brandon Sun

Malibu-area wine growers worry about new restrictions under coastal protection plan

The Malibu region's growing wine industry, made up of some 50 commercial vineyards, could be squeezed by proposed regulations that would ban new grape growing in a large swath of the Santa Monica Mountains.


Related Topix: Malibu, CA, Wine, Los Angeles County, CA

Norwalk Citizen News

Napa earthquake hastens calls for warning system

The earthquake-damaged historic winery building dating from 1886 at Trefethen Family Vineyards leans Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Napa, Calif.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Wine


Surge in breweries, distilleries in New York

The significant increase is part of an overall uptick in the number of alcohol producers in the state, as more and more consumers turn to locally produced beer, wine and spirits.


Related Topix: Wine, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Nanaimo Daily News

Napa earthquake hastens calls for early-warning system as wine capital works to recover

The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves ... (more)


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Wine, Napa, CA, Dianne Feinstein, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, California, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Brandon Sun

Business Highlights

Guaranteeing two queen beds or one king bed will cost you, as will checking in early or checking out late.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Fast Food, Hamburger, Napa, CA, Wine, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

KKCO-TV Grand Junction

The latest on damaging earthquake in California

This is what Associated Press reporters on the scene are learning following the largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years: State and local roads leading to wineries south of Napa, around the community of Carneros, we're closer to the quake's suspected origin and showed more damage than elsewhere.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Barbara Boxer, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Napa, CA, Wine, Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy

Inside Bay Area

Brooks on Beer: The ancient origins of beer -- and straws

Our earliest relatives, back in the Paleolithic period, were hunters and gatherers.


Related Topix: Beer, Agriculture, Science, Anthropology, Archaeology, Life, Food, Bread, Baked Goods

WKRC-AM Cincinnati

Wine Country's Quake Damage Could Top $1B

Northern California is assessing the damage after the region's worst earthquake in 25 years and while no deaths have been reported, at least 100 people have been injured, more than 10,000 are still without power, dozens of buildings have been wrecked - and there is a heck of a lot of broken glass in the Napa Valley wine country.


Related Topix: Wine, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

Whittier Daily News

Napa earthquake a reminder to be prepared, emergency responders say

Grace Hardy cleans up wine bottles at in Napa following an earthquake Sunday.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Wine

California wine country hit by strong 6.0-magnitude quake

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked California's scenic Napa Valley wine country Sunday , the strongest to hit the region in a quarter of a century, seriously injuring three and jolting thousands from their sleep.


Related Topix: California, Wine, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Sun Aug 24, 2014


7 things you can only get in Indianapolis

For some reason, sports in Indianapolis get all the attention. But instead of focusing on the Indy 500 or the Colts, we should start paying attention to the Midwestern capital city's food scene.


Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Life, Food, Dining, Beer


Some Napa Valley wineries hit hard by quake

The 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Northern California early Sunday and sent more than 100 people to the hospital also dealt a blow to the region's noted wine industry.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Wine, Napa, CA, Travel

CBS Local

California Winemakers Cleaning Up After Quake

AUGUST 24: Eddie Villa and Jesus Villa clean up wine bottles that were thrown from the shelves at Van's Liquors following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California.


Related Topix: Wine, California, August, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA

San Bernardino County Sun

How Napa wineries are impacted by a 6.1 Bay Area earthquake

Vintners in the Napa Valley have begun to evaluate the damage to their cellars following Sunday's 6.1-magnitude earthquake , which rocked American Canyon and its immediate environs at 3:20 a.m. Damage is being reported across the valley, and many winery tasting rooms will be closed today and possibly tomorrow.


Related Topix: Wine, Earthquake, Napa, CA, Natural Disasters, American Canyon, CA

Brandon Sun

With fair season comes ever more unusual parade of deep-fried, bacon-wrapped cuisine

A Twinx. It's a Twinkie - stuffed with a Twix candy bar - wrapped in bacon - deep-fried - and drizzled with chocolate-caramel sauce.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Candy, Cake, Baked Goods, Dessert, Beer, Potatoes, Vegetables, Texas

The Honolulu Advertiser

Woman who drank toxic tea released from hospital

Police say a woman was in extremely critical condition after drinking sweet tea laced with an industrial cleaning chemical at Dickey's Barbecue Pit.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Soft Drinks, University of Utah, South Jordan, UT