The 2014 wine grape harvest is finishing up in the Napa Valley vintners are celebrating another early and excellent quality year. As winemaking activity transitions from the vineyard to the cellar, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association invited some of its 500 winery members to share their impressions of the vintage and to respond to the most frequently asked questions about this year's harves
... the 2012 Gloria Ferrer WillMar Artist Series Pinot Noir is a terrific wine not only because it is a delicious local Pinot Noir, but also because of the great cause it supports: the WillMar Family Grief & Healing Center in Sonoma
In time for the holidays, Amazon today announced that Amazon Wine will be introducing '60 Days of Deals' featuring more than 100 popular labels of wine from some of the top wine regions in the country.
"American Wine Story," a new documentary by Three Crows Media, profiles several successful vintners who listened to those inner voices. Those of us who love to drink wine might feel this film tugging us in a similar direction.
Harper's Magazine focused their monthly List on The Best Wineries to Visit This Fall, "curated" by Peter Eastlake, Food and Wine's Sommelier of the Year in 2013. And his Top 10 list was not your usual suspects. No big marquee destination winery estates. Some are just tasting rooms. Banshee, an upstart founded in 2009 by Noah Dorrance, Baron Ziegler, and Steve Graf in 2009, was dubbed No. 1. Known for the Pinot Noir, they market out of a tasting room on the Healdsburg Plaza opened only last year.
California will likely remain in a drought this winter even if most areas receive normal rainfall, according to an expert from the federal Climate Prediction Center. The center issued its annual winter outlook, which predicts warmer weather throughout...
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - Our VIA Rail train from Montreal pulled into the historic Beaux-Arts station in Halifax, across the street from a statue of Lt-General Edward Cornwallis, the first British governor of Nova Scotia.
When the French school semester started in September, most college students had no lack of drinking opportunities. As is common in other countries, French freshmen are usually encouraged to drink heavily in initiation ceremonies. But soon the excessive drinking could face a sudden end. According to a French draft health bill, inciting binge drinking could be punishable with up to a year in jail or a hefty fine.
The nine vineyards on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail will only have eyes for chambourcin this weekend. According to a news release from the trail, chambourcin is the region's official grape, and 40 acres of it can be found across the Lehigh Valley.
Recent evidence has shown that resveratrol, a compound naturally found in red wine, grapes, and nuts, can help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein, also known as "good" cholesterol. A recent study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has revealed that resveratrol may also increase spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome. The study also cited resveratrol as a viable treatment option for osteoporosis.
Labor investigators accused the growers of underpaying blueberry pickers, among other sins, and sent them a notice in August 2012 that they would invoke the "hot goods" provision, which meant that millions of pounds of ripening berries would not be able to reach market
A new report from Datamonitor Consumer has identified a significant link between being overworked and the consumption of energy products. Should employers do more to prevent workers from feeling they need to resort to these products?