State of Emergency Declared in Napa County

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A 6.1 earthquake struck southern Napa County at 3:20 a.m. on Sunday, August 24, causing widespread damage, which resulted in Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency for the popular wine region. Read the full report >>>

Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, the enigmatic, vivacious owner of one of Bordeaux's great dynasties including Château Mouton-Rothschild, died on Saturday, August 23 at the age of 80. Read the full report >>>

Hamden, Connecticut-based Votto Vines Importing has been ranked number 464 on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for 2014. It is also number 14 in the food and beverage category. Introduced in 1982, the Inc. 500|5000 list ranks companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period.

Diageo has broken ground on its new $115 million Kentucky distillery. Announced in May, the distillery will predominantly produce Bulleit Bourbon and will be operational in late 2016.

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