In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, proprietor Marc Mondavi demonstrates dowsing with "diving rods" to locate water at the Charles Krug winery in St. Helena, Calif. As water supplies shrink during California’s historic drought, vineyard owners and other farmers are looking to an ancient, yet scientifically discredited, source for finding water: dowsers. Also known as water witches, dowsers use so-called “divining rods” made of copper or wood, pendulums or other items to find water deep underground using nothing more than their own intuition. Even though dowsing hasn’t held up under scientific scrutiny, according to U.S. Geological Survey, it remains a popular national past-time, especially in drought-stricken areas. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

California farmers hire dowsers to find water

ST. HELENA, Calif. (AP) — With California in the grips of drought, farmers throughout the state are using a mysterious and some say foolhardy tool for locating underground water: dowsers, or water witches. Practitioners of […]


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Warm weather means early Calif. wine grape harvest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — There’s no such thing as “normal” weather in California wine country, and vineyard operators say that truism could mean good news for wine lovers this year. After cool temperatures slowed ripening […]


Cote de Provence rose wine bottle, produced by Miraval, owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. (AP Photo)

Wally’s Wine sold to GUESS brothers and store president

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The brothers behind the fashion plate GUESS and the wine expert who brought Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Miraval Rose to Los Angeles have bought long-standing Wally’s Wine & Spirits. Maurice […]


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Calif. wine grape growers set 2012 record

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California vintners have something to celebrate. Both the tonnage of grapes harvested and the prices recorded for them set records in 2012.


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Howard J. Leonhardt on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Howard J. Leonhardt, an inventor and serial entrepreneur, who has founded 21 companies in various fields from medical to restaurant to media.


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Photos From Live Broadcast With Chef Jamie

Chef Jamie, host of Food & Wine with Chef Jamie on KFWB Sundays from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., hosted a special live broadcast at Bristol Farms in Newport Beach. Check out some of the pictures […]


Got Sauvignon? starts selling wine

NEW YORK (AP) — has added wine to the long list of products it sells through its online marketplace. Inc. said Thursday that it will ship wine to 12 states and Washington DC […]


Legend Cellars operator accused of stealing from wine lockers

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – The operator of a California business where the public can store wine bottles has been charged with stealing nearly $3 million in vintage wines from clients’ lockers. George Osumi, 64, […]



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