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Napa, Mendocino Winery Water Appropriation Applications Released by State Water Board

Vineyard owners frequently take water from streams illegally. They also file applications to legally withdraw water from rivers and streams although this may not be in the best interests of neighboring human and animal populations. A. Pott, of Napa, and Marietta Cellars’ Yorkville (southwest of Hopland in Mendocino County) ranch have filed Applications to Appropriate […]

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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 (Doris Charles Et Al VS The Wine Group Et Al, Case Number BC 576061) .

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“Birds for the booms”

The “green deserts” keep taking their toll…….nothing lives but the vines. COMMENTS FROM THE ARTICLE: Shepherd Bliss Birds are far more important to nature’s balance than the invasive wine grape. “Silent Spring” was the book by scientist Rachel Carson, l962, who initiated the modern environmental movement. It was about the tragic loss of birds. Sonoma

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RIP “Sustainable”, Winegrowers’ 20-page “Sustainable” Sonoma County vineyards published in the PD January 17th, refuted

After viewing the supplement to the Press Democrat telling everyone how sustainable the wine makers are, it is time to hold a funeral for the word “sustainable” if this is what they are calling it. Let’s plan a full on New Orleans style funeral procession to bury this misused word for good. When 12 wineries control

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Paso Robles Moratorium on New or Expanded Irrigated Crop Production

There are currently several communities in California that have halted new wells and vineyards. Paso Robles passed a moratorium due to dry wells from newly created vineyards going in their dry, water scarce region. Homeowners couldn’t afford to drill as deep as winery interests so many tried to sell their properties. It became a crisis

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