Big Wine

Transparency Anyone?

In wine country government has allowed new conventional vineyards next to grammar schools. In fact one such vineyard was next to 5 schools, all with young children within a half mile. Same vintner who illegally cut down 11 acres of…

 

Pesticide Forum on Wednesday April 4th at 7pm

“According to the most recent data available, Napa County has the highest cancer rate for white women in the state and the fifth highest childhood cancer rate.  In addition, among Latinos, Napa County has the third highest rate of non-Hodgkin’s…

 

Wine. Our Best Friend, or Worst Enemy?

Thank you for a great article Aleta. Getting the wine industry off water won’t happen, follow the money. If you look at Sonoma County Crop reports, after 1970 when irrigation of grapes began, the industry has doubled yield per acre…

 

America vs. Europe: The Organic Divide

“North America: it is the world’s largest wine market, and accounts for 44 percent of all organic products sold in the world….” America vs. Europe: The Organic Divide   The first thing you notice at Millésime Bio, the huge organic…

 

Napa Sells its Soul to Developers

Same game play here in Sonoma County…..events are now “marketing” whether it’s weddings, business retreats or (you fill in blank)….supervisors just can’t say no. “….His main attention, though, goes to the gutting of the landmark agricultural preserve law that Napa County created…