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Bill Swindell

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San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Bill:

Sonoma County hotel sector reopens with hope as virus lingers

Hoteliers expect pent-up demand to bring surge of tourists to county, where hotel occupancy levels surpassed 50% for first time since early March. → Read More

Report: California grape growers could lose $437 million in 2020 harvest

The financial blow is being delivered by the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Wine Institute elects new board

The Wine Institute, the state’s main lobbying trade group for the wine industry, has a new board and has elected John Sutton, chief financial officer of The Wine Group based out of Livermore, as its chairman. → Read More

Despite protests and coronavirus, taproom opens up in downtown Santa Rosa

Flagship Taproom debuted on B Street Monday, where Sprenger’s closed two years ago. → Read More

After showers through Tuesday, Sonoma County forecast calls for sunny Memorial Day weekend

The precipitation through Tuesday will be the result of a slow-moving system of cold air at high altitude spinning off the coast of California and Oregon. → Read More

Rain predicted in Sonoma County Monday through Wednesday

The precipitation is needed because it hasn’t rained in Santa Rosa since April 12 when 0.25 inches fell. → Read More

Another group of Sonoma County retailers expected to get clearance for partial reopening

Bookstores, toy stores and retailers of sporting goods are among businesses expected to reopen for curbside sales as early as Friday. → Read More

Sonoma County banks rush to secure reopened SBA loans for clients

The federal Treasury reopened the cash spigot Monday with $320 billion available in second round of loans for small businesses during coronavirus pandemic that has crippled the economy and forced the shutdown of most businesses. → Read More

Sonoma County’s construction sector makes cutbacks amid coronavirus pandemic

The uncertainty of crumbling U.S. economy during the coronavirus pandemic has local residential and commercial builders reexamining near-term future and how bad it may be by year’s end. → Read More

Sonoma County farmers forced to adjust to remain viable during the coronavirus pandemic

Challenges range from Petaluma egg farm that cannot keep pace with demand, to south county duck farm reinventing itself for deliveries to consumers since its restaurant business mostly dried up. → Read More

Pioneering winemaker Eileen Crane retiring as CEO at Domaine Carneros

She crafted a forte with sparkling wine first at Gloria Ferrer and later at Domaine Carneros. → Read More

Sonoma, Napa wine auctions postponed because of coronavirus pandemic

The Sonoma County Barrel Auction will take place in July, two months after it was scheduled, while Auction Napa Valley will not be held until 2021. → Read More

Job losses mount in Sonoma County as economy wilts from coronavirus

What’s unfolding here is a dramatic reversal from full employment to a deluge of layoffs, leading to a rush for unemployment benefits. One economist: jobless rate could hit 18%. → Read More

Partial list of what’s open and closed in Sonoma County due to coronavirus

Although there are many closures, certain businesses and public agencies remain open and providing critical services. → Read More

Sonoma County employers grapple with work contingencies during coronavirus pandemic

Contingency plans include work from home, scrapping business travel, and flexible sick leave policies. → Read More

Taste of Sonoma moves to Kendall-Jackson

The event, which attracts up to 2,000 wine consumers, had been held at Sonoma State’s Green Music Center in Rohnert Park. → Read More

Driven by warmer temperatures, grapes are budding in Sonoma County vineyards

Buds breaking through on grapevines signals the arrival of spring — complete with colorful mustard plants growing between the vines — is nearing in Wine Country. → Read More

Pliny the Younger ends its two-week run at Russian River Brewing with 40,000 bottles sold

Natalie Cilurzo, co-owner of the brewery, said all 40,000 Pliny bottles available during the 14-day special release were sold for $10 apiece. → Read More

Oakville Wine Merchant opens store adjacent to Oakville Grocery

The business is operated by Jean-Charles Boisset, who owns Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma, Santa Rosa’s DeLoach Vineyards and St. Helena’s Raymond Vineyards. → Read More

Petaluma’s Lagunitas Brewing CEO resigns amid slow growth in craft beer sector

Maria Stipp worked to realign the brewing company amid slowing growth in the U.S. craft beer sector. → Read More