Recently, researchers at Cornell University, including Miguel Gómez and Katie Ricketts, conducted an economic analysis in the Napa, Sonoma, and northern San Joaquin Valley grape-growing regions to determine the economic losses caused by leafroll disease, as well as the best control strategies to minimize losses.
Michael Brughelli, a fourth-generation California farmer, has been promoted to director of winery and grape sales/acquisitions within the Thornhill Companies. Reporting directly to Brughelli in his new position, will be Melissa Bates, who will be stepping into the role of North Coast sales manager.
"What I'm eyeing are those cotton acres on the water-rich right side of the map-the Mississippi Delta states Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, and Louisiana, along with the Carolinas, Alabama, and Georgia to the east."
Wines of British Columbia, Tourism Calgary and the Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance Showcase the Best of the West in a Winery & Chef Collaborative Lunch and Dinner at the James Beard House in New York for the Very First Time
The Young School announces its 16th Annual Forever Young Benefit, A Night in España, on May 2. The festivities will take place from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Indian Springs Resort, 1712 Lincoln Avenue in Calistoga.
The Daily Meal, an online publication devoted to ranking food and drink experiences, recently set out to determine the 101 best wineries in the United States. Four Paso Robles wineries made the list. They are: Peachy Canyon Winery, Tablas Creek Vineyars, Saxum Vineyards and Capadrone Winery.
The North Bay Business Journal's 15th annual Wine Industry Conference on April 24 is set to feature keynote speaker and vintner Michael Mondavi as well as two panels of experts focusing on how wine producers can get wine to market and get noticed among a swelling number of competitors.
Building on his background in math, four decades in the wine business and a passion for storytelling, WineAccess has transformed into a direct-marketing business with more than 2 million people receiving the daily newsletter explaining various wines. Close to 200,000 cases worth of wine were sold through the site last year.
On the heels of a study by Macquarie University's accounting and sustainability expert professor Roger Burritt, Australia's winemakers are wondering what they can do to conserve water in the midst of predictions about a dry future.
Recently, the owners, Michael Lightfoot and Jocelyn Allen, started the development agreement process for their Lower Wolfville land. They want permission to build a tourist commercial operation at 11137 Highway 1. The proposal includes constructing a banquet hall that will hold 150 people, a commercial kitchen and wine tasting rooms.
In a ruling with major implications for California's water conservation efforts during the historic drought, a state appeals court on Monday ruled that a tiered water rate structure used by the city of San Juan Capistrano to encourage saving was unconstitutional.The Orange County city used a rate structure that charged customers who used small amounts of water a lower rate than customers who used larger amounts.
Joseph Phelps, a former builder whose passion for wine led him to become an innovative Napa Valley producer and the first to bottle an expensive Bordeaux blend with a fanciful proprietary name, died on Wednesday at his home in St. Helena, Calif. He was 87
Ordering a glass of wine on tap is the green thing to do this Earth Day. Free Flow Wines, the pioneer of wine on tap, today unveiled new waste reduction numbers highlighting the green aspects of wine on tap in stainless steel kegs. In conjunction, Free Flow Wines unveiled their latest sustainability numbers and a new infographic, titled 'Greener, Fresher, Better,' that showcases the green benefits and lower carbon emissions that wine on tap in a stainless steel keg offers.
Researchers say a massive weather system is predicted in the Bay Area once every 150 years, and the last one was nearly 150 years ago. They say the region would, "suffer a minimum of $10 billion in economic damages from an extreme storm that many experts believe is overdue - an amount rivaling that of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake."