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With vineyard labor scarce, Napa growers warm up to machines

One warm June morning a rumble began at Hudson Vineyards. Dull at first, the low automatic hum grew, pulsing louder and closer as Kelly MacLeod searched the rolling rows of the Carneros ranch for its ... read more

Food Dude: Learning to love artichokes

Data is scarce, but the phrase ... A full canasta can weigh up to 100 pounds in the spring when the artichokes are at their heaviest. Once the canasta is full, the artichokes are taken to a field-pack ... read more

Island Wine -- A Half Dozen Wineries Stretch From Lopez To Vashon

Most have tasting rooms where you can pick up a bottle or two for that ... Ironically, a part of Washington's wine grape industry began on an island. Before the turn of the century early grape growers ... read more

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Dow Drops 71.06 to 10,905.83; Nasdaq Rises 4.95 to 3,853.50; Bloom off the Lilly as Court Rejects Extension of Prozac Patent

Moneyline News Hour Dow Drops 71.06 to 10,905.83; Nasdaq Rises 4.95 to 3,853.50; Bloom off the Lilly as Court Rejects Extension of Prozac Patent Aired August 9, 2000 - 6:30 p.m. ET THIS IS A RUSH TRAN... read more


2008 Holiday Host Guide: On A Roll

Likewise, access to the country’s most skilled torcedores (cigar rollers) and tabacaleros (tobacco growers and dealers ... long compared their products to wine, have finally taken a cue from vintners ... read more

Vineyards brace for effects of drought, warm weather

January’s unseasonably warm weather is waking up ... by labor shortages to get the work done in a shortened time. The frost season, which typically runs through April, presents another problem for ear... read more

Dear Del Monte

Returned cartons of Hawaiian Punch that looked and smelled like anti-freeze made me thirsty for fresh fruit juices, for bittersweet carrot juice, cloudy organic apple cider, bottled Napa Valley wine-g... read more

Fall is the time to prepare your home for winter

Time, as well as the nice weather, starts ticking away, and we end up in a flurry of activity ... This season, the color trend tends to be warm -- or cool. "We're seeing a lot of burnt sienna," Monday ... read more

Area City Mayor Writes: Here Is My Choice For State Senator

An example of her character is her effort on the Benicia Arsenal and the imminent orders to clean up being considered by the Department ... a member on a variety of important committees such as Labor ... read more

Water in California: Too Scarce, or Just Underpriced?

Alex Tabarrok at Marginal Revolution blog has a good roundup on why people think that, why it isn't necessarily true, and why ignoring price when it comes to rationing scarce things is a terrible idea ... read more

Swollen rivers begin falling across Northeast

Jason and Angela Heaslip picked up a bag filled with peanut butter, cereal and toilet paper for their three children and three others visiting from Long Island. "Right now, they're getting little port... read more

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend 2014 Announces Sommelier Stars

Announcement from Sonoma Wine Country Weekend ... Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Foundation and Sonoma County Vintners, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is California's premier wine, food and social even... read more



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