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(D)evolution of Wine Country

California winery owners say more and more patrons are visiting just to "get juiced": "Throwing up in the shrubbery, shouting, singing, flinging off garments — these are not signs of exuberance over the arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau." To stave off the party crowd, many now ban limos because they tend to bring people who treat wine country like a night in Vegas. Related: The Santa Barbara-area CHP just got a grant to battle the "Sideways Effect," the proliferation of drunk drivers in the Santa Ynez Valley since the movie came out. [LAT/SDUT]

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