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Napa County, California: Land Use Regulations And The Debate Over Tourism Versus Agriculture

In an effort to alleviate concerns regarding the rate of Napa Valley’s expansion, officials in the region are considering whether to increase the minimum parcel size required for establishing new wineries. In a hearing held on April 27, 2015, Napa County’s Agricultural Protection Advisory Committee aimed to “address the balance between winery tourism and agriculture,” […]

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Digital Marketing Compliance In The Alcoholic Beverage Industry

For businesses, the advantage of using social media and digital marketing is obvious. In 2012, there were over 901 million monthly active Facebook users and over 465 million Twitter users. These social media sites, along with others such as Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube, are now understood to be a useful tool amongst businesses hoping to influence […]

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Northern California Vintners Continue To Stress Sustainability

Every year, Governor Jerry Brown presents the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) through a program meant to “recognize individuals, organizations, and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions in conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing our environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the State’s economy.” Deemed the “State’s […]