Grapes

Wine grapes. (CBS)

Grape Harvest Starts Early In Napa Valley Wine Country

Every year, the people who make Mumm Napa sparkling wines celebrate the first day of the harvest crush with a dignified ceremony. While the cork-popping may be traditional, the timing of Wednesday’s party is anything but.

07/22/2015

Pinot Noir grapes (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

California’s Drought Delivering Tastier Wine In Napa Valley

Turns out there is one up side to California’s crippling drought.

06/18/2015

Chardonnay clusters from Wyckoff Vineyards in the Yakima Valley of Washington state. (Photo Credit: Agne27, Wikimedia Commons)

West Coast Drought Serves As Boon For Wine Industry In Washington State

It was a record harvest for Washington state in 2014, with many California-based wineries starting to invest in properties.

06/11/2015

Pinot Noir grapes (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Grapevine-Killing Pest Turns Up In Sonoma County

Sonoma County agriculture inspectors are on high alert after discovering a pest that has been the scourge of the wine grape industry in tree shipments from Southern California.

04/13/2015

Red wine poured from bottle into glass (Photo credit by AP Photo)

Cheers! Study Says Red Wine May Help Burn Fat

Raise a toast to your waistline. A new study finds a certain chemical consumed when you drink a glass of red wine is not only good for your health, it can help overweight people burn fat.

02/07/2015

Grape stomping competition in Sonoma County (Photo courtesy Mike Sugerman).

About The Bay: Stomping The Grape Harvest In Sonoma

It’s harvest time in wine country and for some, that still means getting their stomp on.I took off my shoes and gave it a try during travels About The Bay.

10/07/2014

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Big Rig Driver Suffers Asthma Attack, Spills Grapes On Hwy 101 In Sonoma County

Grapes that spilled from a big-rig after the driver had an asthma attack closed a portion of U.S. Highway 101 near Cloverdale in Sonoma County Sunday

09/15/2014

Wine Grapes

Napa Grapes Blooming Early; Good For Taste, Bad For Business

The gradual rise in temperature could eventually threaten Napa’s ability to make wine.

05/17/2014

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Truck Carrying 12,000 Pounds Of Grapes Overturns Near Windsor

The driver in a pickup truck hauling a trailer filled with grapes that overturned onto northbound U.S. Highway 101 near Windsor Wednesday afternoon suffered minor injuries, according to a California Highway Patrol officer.

08/14/2013

Sweet grapes produced for Grapery (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Can Sweeter Fruit Take Place Of Candy?

Americans spend $29 billion dollars on candy every year. Now, deep in the fields of Bakersfield, there’s a grower who’s trying to take a bite out of that market with new, sweeter kinds of grapes that taste like cotton candy, mango, and lemonade.

08/09/2013

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