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Shadybrook Estates Manages Water Use and Production Cost with the Help of Specially Designed Tanks

Shadybrook Estates Manages Water Use and Production Cost with the Help of Specially Designed Tanks

In California, no resource is more important than water, which is why water management has been a top priority in the wine community for years. For the award-winning Napa winery, Shadybrook Estates, water saving is even more imperative because its facility operates as a ‘hold and haul’ production facility, meaning that all their wastewater needs […]

Afternoon Brief, April 21

Afternoon Brief, April 21

Water into wine: How California vintners conserve H20: Local grape growers, especially those with a sustainability focus, haven’t just started paying attention to water use, says Steve Sangiacomo, one of three third-generation siblings running Sangiacomo Family Vineyards south of Sonoma…

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Deep Root Irrigation Earns First Place Award for Latest and Greatest Technology at the BlueTech Valley Water Summit

Deep Root Irrigation Earns First Place Award for Latest and Greatest Technology at the BlueTech Valley Water Summit

We’ve all been hearing about the Deep Root Irrigation system invented in the Napa Valley and protected by U.S. Patent No. 8,381,437, and other U.S. and Foreign Patents Pending. This simple, affordable device inserts easily into the ground to deliver water directly to the root zone. It dramatically increases irrigation performance by increasing saturation in […]

Afternoon Brief, April 10

Afternoon Brief, April 10

Majestic Wine to buy online retailer Naked Wines: Majestic Wine is to buy online rival Naked Wines for 70m GBP in a deal that puts the web retailer’s founder, Rowan Gormley, in charge…

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Afternoon Brief, April 1

Afternoon Brief, April 1

Brown orders California’s first mandatory water restrictions: ‘It’s a different world’: Gov. Jerry Brown, standing on a patch of brown grass in the Sierra Nevada that is usually covered with several feet of snow at this time of year, on Wednesday announced the first mandatory water restrictions in California history…

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Afternoon Brief, November 12

Afternoon Brief, November 12

Australia’s Peter Lehmann Wines Sold to Casella, Maker of Yellow Tail:
Peter Lehmann Wines, an iconic Australian winery in the Barossa Valley, will soon have a new owner. Casella Family Brands, best known as the maker of Yellow Tail, offered $1.31 per share for the winery and brand…

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Afternoon Brief, August 7

Afternoon Brief, August 7

Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison:
Rudy Kurniawan, the first person to be tried and convicted in a U.S. federal court for counterfeiting wine, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison…

Afternoon Brief, Jan. 22

Afternoon Brief, Jan. 22

Trending Story: Is Yeast the Answer to Lower-Alcohol Wines? A combination of two yeasts provides an unprecedented reduction in alcohol levels. There was a time not so long ago when 15 percent alcohol was reserved for fortified wines… Today’s News California initiative offers grants for water efficiency Farmers throughout California’s Central Valley are being offered about […]

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Recent Rain Does Little to Alleviate Drought in Northern California

Recent Rain Does Little to Alleviate Drought in Northern California

Wine Industry Not “Overreacting” to Dry Conditions By Elizabeth Hans McCrone While many welcomed the light storm system that dampened North Coast skies last weekend, the resulting moisture did little to alleviate drought concerns among the agricultural communities throughout northwestern California. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported that just .08 of an inch of rain […]

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