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Paso Robles winery boycotted over oak axing

The LA Times (link below) also reports that this is NOT the first time for these owners. Wouldn’t it be great if other restaurant owners in Sonoma and Napa had the same response? Hopefully this will catch on. Remember this is…

 

Help us Prevent GMO Contamination in Sonoma County. ……..

Help protect our Local Farms, Pastures, Dairies, Livestock, Vineyards, Native Plants, Wildlife and Families.   VOLUNTEER – DONATE -ENDORSE www.GMOFreeSonomaCounty.com. Help us join Marin, Mendocino, Trinity, Humboldt and Santa Cruz in prohibiting  the cultivation, propagation, raising, and growing of genetically engineered organisms in our county.  …

 

Of Water and Wine

31,000 trees to be cut in Napa for more “1%’er” resort & vineyards……“The billionaires are driving the millionaires out.” New vineyards and resorts rising above the Napa Valley threaten the region’s water BY STETT HOLBROOK http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/of-water-and-wine/Content?oid=2966570 In the winter of 2015, a…

 

Crude Awakening – Tar Wars at BAAQMD

The Bay Area’s air district is considering a rule that could prevent increased Bay Area refining of dirty Canadian tar sands by Will Parrish In recent years, oil corporations have intensified their push to make the San Francisco Bay Area…

 

After The Grapes Are Gone by David Keller

CLOSE TO HOME After the grapes are gone By DAVID KELLER Our succession of boom crops in Sonoma County provides an interesting history — and a cautionary tale. The county’s world-class wine grapes occupy more than 60,000 acres, with vineyard…