Bill would require warrant for email

#winebiz: State Sen. Mark Leno has introduced legislation to protect email privacy, requiring law enforcement agencies to get a search warrant before seeking access to messages. Local News from The Press Democrat

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Oregon Wine Board’s team divulges wine tasting secrets!

Hello Oregon Wine Explorer! This week we polled team members working on our big kick off event, Vintage Oregon, who range from a newbie wine drinker to an oenophile that grew up on a vineyard. We asked each person, “What tip would you tell someone new to wine tasting?” Their timely advice is…

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A buying spree for vineyards, wineries

#winebiz: Since 2012, dozens of North Coast wineries and vineyards have been sold, reflecting a recovering economy and a surging wine industry, experts say. Local News from The Press Democrat

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Monday Meanderings: crop loads, Chinese wine and a student wine club

It’s so interesting that the production of wine around the world fell to its lowest level in 37 years in 2012, due to dismal crops in France, Spain and Argentina. Contrast that with the all-time high, record grape crush last year in California, and it looks like good news for…

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