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October 6, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Clos du Bois winery in Geyserville, Calif., is launching J. Garcia wines, which feature the Grateful Dead's late singer Jerry Garcia's artwork on its labels. Garcia's abstract creations have already graced T-shirts and neckties. "The first release to our distributors is sold out," winery spokesman Kelly Keasy said. The initial release consists of 50,000 cases of 2002 Sonoma County Chardonnay, 2000 Sonoma County Merlot and 2000 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon.
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October 6, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Clos du Bois winery in Geyserville, Calif., is launching J. Garcia wines, which feature the Grateful Dead's late singer Jerry Garcia's artwork on its labels. Garcia's abstract creations have already graced T-shirts and neckties. "The first release to our distributors is sold out," winery spokesman Kelly Keasy said. The initial release consists of 50,000 cases of 2002 Sonoma County Chardonnay, 2000 Sonoma County Merlot and 2000 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon.
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May 10, 1988 | DAN BERGER, Times Wine Writer
Hiram Walker of Canada has agreed to buy Clos du Bois, a California wine operation, in one of the largest winery acquisitions in state history, for about $40 million, according to a source close to the negotiations. The sale is further proof of the attractiveness of California's premium wine industry to foreign companies, which own an estimated 40 of the state's 750 wineries.
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May 10, 1988 | DAN BERGER, Times Wine Writer
Hiram Walker of Canada has agreed to buy Clos du Bois, a California wine operation, in one of the largest winery acquisitions in state history, for about $40 million, according to a source close to the negotiations. The sale is further proof of the attractiveness of California's premium wine industry to foreign companies, which own an estimated 40 of the state's 750 wineries.
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April 9, 1990 | DAN BERGER, TIMES WINE WRITER
Hiram Walker-Allied Vintners, a subsidiary of a giant British drinks company, has signed an option to buy the William Hill Wine Co. in the Napa Valley, it was announced Friday. William Hill, who founded his winery in 1976, said the U.S. subsidiary of Allied Lyons PLC signed a three-year option to buy the company, including 500 acres of prime vineyard land, 350 acres of Carneros Chardonnay grapes and 150 acres of Mount Veder Cabernet Sauvignon.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2003
Hall of Fame: Veteran music producer, record executive and Grammy-winning songwriter Kenneth Gamble has proposed establishing an R&B Hall of Fame and museum in his native Philadelphia. Mayor John Street and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell have backed the idea. More Michael: Michael Jackson's album of his No. 1 hits, titled "Number Ones," coming Nov. 18, will include a new single, "One More Chance," written by R. Kelly and co-produced by Kelly and Jackson, according to Billboard.
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August 24, 2012 | By Nika Soon-Shiong, Los Angeles Times
Victoria's Secret model and bathing suit designer Selita Ebanks has never been one to go unnoticed.  Whether strutting on a Paris catwalk or scuffling in a Miami club cat fight, Ebanks is a hands-down showstopper. She debuted a popular swimwear line that is appropriately named "Sass by Selita" this past year, a reflection of her fierce attitude toward both life and fashion. Ebanks did not fail to impress us at last week's Clos Du Bois Winery celebration of the launch of the new wine, Rouge, in New York City.
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July 11, 1986
- Cabernet Sauvignon gold medal winners: Priced above $11.50: Grgich Hills Cellar 1981, Napa Valley; Bonny Doon Vineyard 1983, Anderson Valley; Davis Bynum Winery 1981 Reserve, Sonoma County; Inglenook-Napa Valley 1981 Limited Cask Reserve Selection, Estate Bottled; Monterey Peninsula 1982 Doctor's Reserve, Monterey; Califia Cellars 1982 Reserve, Napa Valley, Foureeminette Vineyard. Priced from $7.01 to $11.
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May 17, 1987 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
There will be tropical breezes and flowers, moonlight and soft Hawaiian chants for members of ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) attending the annual meeting at the Kahala Hilton on Oahu this week. Among Angelenos in the islands are Mrs. Stuart Davis, president of the national executive boards, ARCS Foundation Inc.; Mrs. James Goerz, president of the Los Angeles chapter; and Mrs. Thomas F. Grojean, president of Los Angeles ARCS Auxiliary Chapter.
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April 10, 1989 | DAN BERGER, Tim es Wine Writer
Until Kirin Brewery Co. came along, foreign firms purchasing American wineries have done so lock, stock and barrels. Earlier this year, when the Raymond Vineyard Winery announced completion of the deal in which Kirin, the brewing giant, became the owner of this Napa Valley jewel, a line in the press announcement noted that Raymond "will retain an ownership interest in the winery and will continue to operate and manage the business." Other Japanese buyers of wineries have left Americans in charge.
FOOD
October 24, 1985 | DANIEL P. PUZO, Times Staff Writer
The hunt for sugar substitutes is taking a turn away from artificial chemicals and toward naturally occurring sweet compounds. A number of these sweeteners are already approved for use in other countries and some may soon be playing a role in this nation's food supply. Thaumatin, found in the fruit of a West African plant, shows particular promise, according to International Wildlife magazine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2007 | Michael Rothfeld and Nancy Vogel, Times Staff Writers
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday revealed for the first time the names of donors to a secretive nonprofit group that has funded his trips by private jet to countries around the world. Schwarzenegger's benefactors, who will be eligible to receive tax breaks for their contributions to the California State Protocol Foundation, are a cross-section of the powerful: wealthy philanthropists, financiers, corporate moguls, Silicon Valley executives and Napa Valley and Sonoma County vintners.
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