Winery operation

In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 photo, workers begin repairs to a damaged irrigation pipe at the wildfire-damaged Signorello Estate winery in Napa, Calif. Residents in California wine country are increasingly worried about the ability to pay their bills as wildfires drag on. The state's deadliest group of fires has left many business owners and employees without work or pay for nine days. Business communities are just returning to assess the effect on revenue and jobs. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
October 17, 2017 - 4:27 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Outside one of the first shops to reopen for business on an empty central square in California wine country, clerk Rhiannon Lorenzini swept the sidewalks as the sky cleared of ash more than a week after the state's deadliest group of wildfires ignited. In a wine region that...
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The Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa, Calif., has always been a gathering place for Santa Rosa residents and those who live nearby, as it is Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Maker of the popular Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger beers, the brewery closed for just one day after wildfires ripped through the city’s northern edge, part of a series of wind-whipped blazes north of San Francisco that quickly became the deadliest in state history. (AP Photo/Paul Elias)
October 14, 2017 - 11:43 am
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — At the Russian River Brewing Co. in Santa Rosa's downtown, life goes on amid the smoky haze. Maker of the popular Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger beers, the brewery closed for just one day after wildfires ripped through the city's northern edge, part of a series of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2017 file photo, a worker carries red grapes in a burgundy vineyard during the grape harvest season, in Volnay, central France. The EU's Copa-Cogeca farm union announced Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 that spring hail and frost, combined with sustained drought during the summer, will force wine production down to 145 million hectoliters, a level not seen since 1981. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
October 10, 2017 - 10:07 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Hail, frost and droughts have hit Europe's grape harvest hard, making it the smallest in 36 years. The quality of the wines, though, is expected to be excellent. The European Union's Copa-Cogeca farm union said Tuesday that the extreme weather means the harvest is expected to be...
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Vineyards are lined up as a wildfire burns on a mountaintop Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 10, 2017 - 4:48 am
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Workers in Northern California's renowned wine country picked through charred debris and plotted what to do with pricey grapes after wildfires swept through lush vineyards, destroying at least two wineries and damaging many others. The wind-driven wildfires came as Napa and...
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Napa County firefighter Jason Sheumann sprays water on a home as he battles flames from a wildfire Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Napa, Calif. Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through Northern California sending residents on a headlong flight to safety through smoke and flames as homes burned. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
October 10, 2017 - 12:14 am
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through California wine country Monday, killing at least 10 people and injuring at least 100, destroying 1,500 homes and businesses and sending thousands fleeing as flames raged unchecked through high-end resorts, grocery stores...
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October 06, 2017 - 7:20 am
CUTCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Liquor Authority has suspended the license of a Long Island winery where officials say drunken patrons have engaged in public sex, brawls and other rowdy behavior. SLA officials on Thursday said Vineyard 48 in Cutchogue (kuht-CHAWG') had a "disturbing...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2007 file photo, a worker picks grapes for harvest in the vineyards of Castelcerino, above the village of Soave, Northern Italy. The Italian wine grape harvest is having its earliest start in a decade due to the effects of the summer 2017 heatwave and drought. (AP Photo/Martino Masotto, file)
August 04, 2017 - 11:24 am
COCCAGLIO, Italy (AP) — The Italian wine grape harvest is having its earliest start in a decade due to the effects of the summer's heatwave and drought. Producers of bubbly spumante in the Franciacorta area of Lombardy, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Milan in northern Italy, officially...
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June 14, 2017 - 7:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would set standards for organic marijuana, allow pot samples at county fairs and permit home deliveries under legislation set to be considered by lawmakers Thursday as the state prepares for next year's start of legal marijuana sales. Lawmakers and Gov. Jerry...
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In this April 5, 2017 photo, vineyard owner Katherine Bryan laughs as she discusses the wines available for tasting at Deer Creek Vineyards in Selma, Ore. Bryan is one of a handful of vineyard owners and winemakers in this fertile corner of southwestern Oregon who are branching out into marijuana farming after the legalization of recreational weed in Oregon two years ago. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
May 25, 2017 - 5:02 am
JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's legalization of recreational pot two years ago is creating room for the wine industry to branch out in the southern part of the state. The fertile region borders California's so-called Emerald Triangle, a well-known nirvana for outdoor weed cultivation...
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In this March 30, 2017, photo, Moses Maldonado poses for a photo in front of a statue depicting pioneers in front of the Oregon Capitol in Salem, Ore. Maldonado, who attended a rally honoring farmworker organizer Cesar Chavez at the Oregon statehouse, is a 50-year-old undocumented farmworker who says he is afraid he will be picked up by federal immigration authorities when he leaves his house to go to the fields. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
April 24, 2017 - 10:01 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants. From tending the plants to harvesting the...
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