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    Earthquake Rattles Napa Harvest

    This morning shortly after 3:00 AM Pacific Time, the strongest earthquake to hit Northern California since the devastating 1989 Loma Prieta quake struck in American Canyon, just south of Napa. Latest measurements are somewhere between 6.0 and 6.1 on the Richter scale.

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    Why you should go to Family Winemakers at San Mateo Event Center

    This is an old venue of the Family Winemakers at Fort Mason Pavilion. This year it will be at the San Mateo Event Center   I really enjoy going to the Family Winemakers event, and in years past it has been in San Francisco at Fort Mason. Fort Mason parking is tough and traffic on a Sunday is a nightmare.

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      Time For The World's Best Prison Wine

      Vinography: A Wine Blog - - 15 readers - Inmates in federal prisons across the nation rejoiced today in anticipation of the possibility for improvements to their lot in life (without parole). Their celebrations were not the result of the implementation of new prison overcrowding reforms, which are due to take effect in the near future.

      Taking Celebrity Wine to the Next Level

      Vinography: A Wine Blog - - 14 readers - It seems like we hear about a new celebrity wine project almost every month. I long ago stopped reporting on these new projects because, well, after a golfer, a porn star, an NFL quarterback, and a rapper all have wines, what else is there to say? OK, Chateau Miraval is pretty damn good. I admit it.

      Daily Wine News: St. John’s

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 15 readers - St. John’s College. “Why do so many noted winemakers come from such a small college, whose curriculum seems to offer the antithesis of a technical, science-oriented oenological program such as the one at the University of California at Davis?” In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre writes about the impressive number of “Johnnies” that have become notable vintners.

      Deerfield Ranch Winery in Sonoma Valley hosts the 9th Annual Checkerbloom Gala

      Uncorked Monthly - - 12 readers - Deerfield Ranch Winery is proud to be hosting the 9th Annual Checkerbloom Gala KENWOOD, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ – Deerfield Ranch Winery is proud to be hosting the 9th Annual Checkerbloom Gala on Saturday, August 9th at 6:30pm. This annual event benefits the restoration and maintenance of the Kenwood Marsh, home of the Kenwood Marsh Checkerbloom.

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