Big Wine

How green is Napa Valley?

Like “Sonoma Sustainable” wine industry does their own version and still uses some highly toxic chemicals…just a marketing ploy to confuse consumers and get higher prices on “sustainable” wines. “But in terms of how vines are grown, Napa Green is…

 

Water and Wine with Rue

Water and Wine with Rue June 26, 2018 Summer is upon us, and as the hills in our region turn from the lush green of spring to the tawny brown dotted with the dark green of oaks, pines and redwoods,…

 

Sonoma County organic and partially organic wine

Sonoma County tries to tell residents and tourists they are “sustainable”. They are not. You can read Pam Strayer’s “What’s on those Vines” exposing the widespread pesticide use. Using wine industry “certifiers” and self assessment, there is little transparency, We have…

 

A County Divided

A County Divided  Napa’s Measure C Ahead By a Hair By Jonah Raskin Patricia Damery grows grapes and lavender in Napa County. A supporter of Measure C—that called for woodland and watershed protections on hillsides—she showed up at the raucous…

 

Napa Sunset

UPDATE on Measure C: leading by 40 votes and too close to call. Gratitude to all the hard work the Measure C people did to protect their community. Measure C may win in Napa, vote is close! ““We’re nearly at…