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Santa Barbara County winemakers are doing well by doing good

By   /  Friday, March 2nd, 2012  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara County winemakers are doing well by doing good

North Santa Barbara County vintners are a savvy lot.

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Wineries see profits flow to bulk sales

By   /  Friday, January 27th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Wineries see profits flow to bulk sales

Large Central Coast winemakers are benefiting from the global trend of selling wine in bulk rather than bottles. Over the last two decades, bulk wine — wine that’s not yet packaged for retail sale — has become a major player in the wine-selling game. Bulk wine used to make up 25 percent of the product Read More →

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Forecast: Farmers grappling with water, pest concerns

By   /  Friday, January 6th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Features  /  Comments Off on Forecast: Farmers grappling with water, pest concerns

Tri-county farms boosted their bounty in 2010, but the agriculture industry is grappling with water, weather and pest problems as it enters 2012.

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Investors buy Santa Rita Hills Wine Center, scale down plans

By   /  Friday, November 4th, 2011  /  Columns, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Investors buy Santa Rita Hills Wine Center, scale down plans

The new owners of the Santa Rita Hills Wine Center in Lompoc are tossing approved plans to build a hotel and retail center at the property.

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Raising a glass to seven years of wining, dining and writing

By   /  Friday, August 19th, 2011  /  Columns  /  2 Comments

For more than seven years, I’ve been drinking wine and calling it “research.”

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Herzog leads M&A surge for wineries

By   /  Friday, August 12th, 2011  /  Top Stories  /  2 Comments

Herzog Wine Cellars’ purchase of a 230-acre vineyard near Courtland last year broke decades of family tradition and marked a strategic shift for the company.

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Karim, Jacob at the helm

By   /  Thursday, July 28th, 2011  /  Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Karim, Jacob at the helm

San Luis Obispo County’s two most prominent business organizations are now headed up by women.

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