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TAX ON GRAPES AS WELL AS ON CANNABIS?

www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6745668-181/sundays-letter-to-the-editor Since Sonoma County voted to legalize recreational cannabis this month, citizens have begun to notice that the cannabis industry and the wine industry share similarities in the damage they cause to the environment. A Sebastopol woman questions why grape…

 

List of California Wines Containing Arsenic

http://deadstate.org/heres-a-complete-list-of-the-wine-brands-that-have-been-poisoning-you-with-arsenic/  Sky Palma, DeadState.org, March 21, 2015 In previous posts on this website, we discussed the class-action lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that took Big Wine to task for high levels of inorganic arsenic found in 83 wines…

 

Custom winery coming to Windsor

Europeans realized many, many years ago that to keep quality of life for rural residents that tourism activities should be in centralized locales. This new crush/tasting venue is off Hwy 101 and will give the smaller producers a chance to…

 

BINGE TOURISM

Just in case you have not noticed, the tourism board, wine association and Farm Bureau are now at the local Santa Rosa airport. We are in a rush to get even more tourists and consequentially lose even more housing to…

 

Appeals Court Backs Napa County in Watershed Initiative Dispute

napavalleyregister.com/news/local/appeals-court-backs Appeals court backs Napa County in Watershed Initiative Dispute BARRY EBERLING beberling@napanews.com Barry Eberling   California’s First District Court of Appeal has issued a decision making it harder for backers of a controversial watershed and oak protection initiative to…

 

Year of the Tourist?

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6667626-181/saturdays-letters-to-the-editor Year of the Tourists? EDITOR: So the Board of Supervisors has declared 2017 the “Year of the Senior” (“A friendlier place to age,” Tuesday). I am well into my dotage, but I would prefer a “Year of the Residents”…

 

Year of the Tourist?

Supervisors do you hear the populace yet? Almost daily citizens are complaining about poor land use decisions made by the Supervisor’s allowing our neighborhoods to become collateral damage to big wine and binge tourism. People are complaining about lack of…

 

“Myth of The Family Winery” report by the Marin Institute

[PDF] The Myth of the Family Winery: Global Corporations – Alcohol Justice https://alcoholjustice.org/images/reports/winemythreport.pdf ‎Hiding behind a narrative of local, family-owned wineries, … While the wine industry perpetuates myths about wine as a product, it also promotes many … Note: This…