What's really going on in the wine business this moment? Can wineries raise prices? What's the supply situation in the Central Valley? Is there good land available for planting anywhere? Where is there too much supply? With the crush in the tanks now, winery owners are starting to think about 2016 and making plans.
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Thanks to an early start to picking and a few stretches of 100-degree-temperature days, much of the picking was done in Sonoma and Napa counties by the first week of October. And harvest crews in Mendocino and Lake counties weren't far behind
Sonoma County planning officials have postponed a Tuesday afternoon appeal hearing on Ken and Diane Wilson's contested Hale Winery, saying more time is needed to review a recent influx of public correspondence
His label, HammerSky, is named after his two teenage sons, Hamilton and Skyler, and is emblazoned across Hauck's black T-shirt. He wears combat-fatigue cargo shorts. A straw fedora shields his shaved head against a sweltering sun.
On Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that granted craft liquor distilleries similar rights to craft breweries. If California has its way, AB 1295 will be the first step in what could be an exploding liquor market, one that will accomplish for California what craft breweries have done for the past 38 years
Rieslings from the US, Germany, New Zealand, France and South Africa - and for the first time the Czech Republic - are up against the Australian product at this week's International Riesling Challenge in Canberra.
With the 2015 harvest safely in the cellars, reports from across Bordeaux predict it will be a good vintage, but whether this will break what one commentator calls "the five-year Bordeaux malaise" is another matter
the Nederberg Auction of Rare South African Wine in Paarl invited British wine writer and personality Robert Joseph to deliver the keynote address. I wasn't there in person but the full transcript is available online
although wine as a product has created a lot of buzz in the market, the actual sales don't make up for it. This suggests that at the moment there are some serious issues that need to be addressed in the wine trade
"sustainability is our collective responsibility; it is the responsibility of the winery owners, the regional associations with the power to be implementing sustainability programs such as Sonoma Winegrowers and NZ Winegrowers, and everyone else who has a stake ... "
British Prime Minister David Cameron will write to the Saudi Arabian government to raise the case of an elderly Briton facing 350 lashes after being caught with homemade wine, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday