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Tag Archives: Sonoma State University

• How to beat rising wine prices

How to beat rising wine prices

Even though many wineries are raising prices, savvy consumers can still stock their cellars on the cheap. The glass looks half empty for lovers of California wine, as many wineries are expected to raise prices in the coming years. But experts say consumers can still hunt down a wide variety of cheap bottles. Although consumers […]

• Vodka Väd line started with patent-pending shot glass cap

Vodka Väd line started with patent-pending shot glass cap

A 26-year-old Sonoma State University graduate is stirring up the market for ultrapremium vodkas with a $30-a-bottle line rolling out of a local craft distillery. Though originally started a couple of years ago with an Oregon producer, the Väd brand — pronounced like “vodka” — was relaunched in December from Stillwater Spirits of Petaluma with […]

• Study Provides Insight Into Marketing "Green Wine"

Marketing “Green Wine”: New Study Provides Insight to Encourage Consumers to Buy Organic and Eco-Friendly Wines

• Sonoma Winegrowers say frost protection rules could create economic havoc

Sonoma County winegrowers are predicting economic havoc if proposed new state regulations go into effect next year that would crimp their use of Russian River water for vineyard frost protection. A study released last week shows the proposed new rules “will severely impact California’s economy and tax base and even damage the entire nation both […]

• Regulation by CA Agency to Restrict Water for Vineyards: Cost $2 bil

A regulation proposed by California’s State Water Resources Control Board to restrict vineyards from using the Russian River, its tributaries, and connected groundwater as a source of frost protection could result in losses of business income, state and local taxes and land values costing the California economy more than $2 billion annually including $143 million […]