In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not. In winery …

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$50 Billion Wine Industry Begins Reporting Costly Toll Of Sunday’s Quake

The region produces 17% of the nation’s wine, including some of the most prized vintages bottled just north of Napa in Calistoga, Yountville and St. Helena. For owners of those labels, there is no way to replace the loss of a product bottled years ago.

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Maggie Beer product labels misleading on food origin, ACCC says

A company owned by celebrity cook Maggie Beer has admitted its product origin labels could have misled consumers. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said the issue affected Maggie Beer-branded ice cream, extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, and rosemary and verjuice biscuits. It said consumers might have thought they were getting Barossa produce, but most of the …

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