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May 17, 1988 | BRUCE KEPPEL, Times Staff Writer
True to its vow to exit the California wine business, giant British brewer Guinness said Monday that it has put up for sale its 1,200-acre Sonoma Vineyards and related properties that it acquired last year in buying Schenley Industries. The brewer's New York-based subsidiary, Guinness America, said the sale would include Windsor Vineyards, a wine mail-order and telemarketing business, the Rodney Strong brand and distribution network, as well as the rolling acreage in western Sonoma County.
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September 6, 2004 | From Associated Press
Firefighters continued to battle Sunday a wind-driven wildfire that burned more than 10,000 acres of brush and timber as it bore down on Sonoma County's wine country and threatened to knock out power to parts of Northern California. Another blaze had destroyed 13 homes in the Sierra foothills in Calaveras County as Californians dealt with extreme fire danger due to low humidity, high winds and tinderbox-dry grass, brush and trees.
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FOOD
November 10, 1999
"I had a really nice Syrah from Dehlinger Winery--a '96. The climate and soil in western Sonoma County may be the most perfect conditions for Syrah. As much a fan as I am of Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast, Syrah is a knockout wine for the Western Coast. This had balance, persistence, a long finish, texture . . . plus great fruit, mostly red berries. The voluptuousness of the wine is incredible."
FOOD
November 10, 1999
"I had a really nice Syrah from Dehlinger Winery--a '96. The climate and soil in western Sonoma County may be the most perfect conditions for Syrah. As much a fan as I am of Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast, Syrah is a knockout wine for the Western Coast. This had balance, persistence, a long finish, texture . . . plus great fruit, mostly red berries. The voluptuousness of the wine is incredible."
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September 6, 2004 | From Associated Press
Firefighters continued to battle Sunday a wind-driven wildfire that burned more than 10,000 acres of brush and timber as it bore down on Sonoma County's wine country and threatened to knock out power to parts of Northern California. Another blaze had destroyed 13 homes in the Sierra foothills in Calaveras County as Californians dealt with extreme fire danger due to low humidity, high winds and tinderbox-dry grass, brush and trees.
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November 11, 1988 | DAN BERGER, Times Wine Writer
Guinness America, the U.S. holding company of beverage giant Guinness PLC, announced Thursday that it has sold Rodney Strong Vineyards in Sonoma County to Klein Foods, a family-owned packaged foods company based in Stockton. No sale price was disclosed, but an industry source estimated that the winery, 1,200 acres of land and a sophisticated wine telemarketing program all sold for more than $30 million. Escrow is expected to close in January.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Whiskey and Wine: Brown-Forman Corp., the name behind Jack Daniel's spirits and Dansk tableware, said it plans to buy the majority of winemaker Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards' outstanding stock. Terms were not disclosed. Brown-Forman, whose products also include Fetzer wine, Korbel California champagnes and Hartmann luggage, said 1,000 acres of premium vineyards in California's Sonoma County are included in the deal.
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February 16, 1995 | DAN BERGER
A number of wines are in such demand that price is no object for the wine lovers hunting for them. Most will pay exorbitant prices to get what they perceive as a great wine. I compiled the following list of heavily collected wines from personal experience and by calling a number of wine merchants and asking them which wines were presently hardest to deliver to demanding customers. The wines are listed in no particular order: * Stony Hill Vineyard Chardonnay (Napa Valley).
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May 30, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Colorful hot air balloons that paint the sky over Sonoma County vineyards may soon be a memory because of airport restrictions on launching and landing. Officials fear the county might be held liable if a balloon accident happened on county land. In 1999, a balloon crash-landed north of the airport, injuring 17 people. The county adopted tough rules for balloon landings at the airport last year. And last month, the county barred balloonists from using a popular site near the Charles M.
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BUSINESS
May 17, 1988 | BRUCE KEPPEL, Times Staff Writer
True to its vow to exit the California wine business, giant British brewer Guinness said Monday that it has put up for sale its 1,200-acre Sonoma Vineyards and related properties that it acquired last year in buying Schenley Industries. The brewer's New York-based subsidiary, Guinness America, said the sale would include Windsor Vineyards, a wine mail-order and telemarketing business, the Rodney Strong brand and distribution network, as well as the rolling acreage in western Sonoma County.
FOOD
December 18, 1988 | DAN BERGER, Times Wine Writer
At those familiar television commercials for Champagne that show a cork flying out of a bottle, complete with a resounding "pop!" and applause from the assembled, I flinch. That's because the pressure buildup inside a bottle of sparkling wine can send a Champagne cork flying with enough force to shatter a crystal chandelier--or an eye. So I never allow the cork to go flying.
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November 10, 1985 | ROBERT LAWRENCE BALZER
The word belvedere rings with loveliness in sound and meaning. Yet today, in its wine parlance, the Belvedere Winery of Healdsburg, in Sonoma County, is downplaying its name so that it is virtually unnoticeable. On winery labels, the emphasis is wholly upon the names of the vineyards from which the grapes for these outstanding wines have been taken. By its own definition, "Belvedere is a group of outstanding professionals dedicated to the art of fine wine making."
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