The Wine Group - the world's second largest winery based on volume - is planning to build a 510,000-square-foot warehouse for wine storage on the southeast corner of East Highway 120 and Murphy Road in rural Ripon
Representatives of California Gov. Jerry Brown and the Obama administration began making their pitch for approval Tuesday to build a pair of massive water tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta
VingDirect today announced the launch of the Tasting Room Performance Tracker. VingDirect's Tasting Room Performance Tracker provides wineries with results driven data including salesperson performance tracking and tasting room benchmarking. This online tool was built to track performance in the tasting room.
Last week, more than 125 scientists from over 20 countries convened for the 11th International Terroir Congress in McMinnville, Oregon to present and discuss their research on grape growing and wine making
The first Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVE), a research-focused seminar sponsored by the Washington State Wine Commission and Washington State University, was a resounding success. Based on comments from attendees, the event helped transfer research information to grape growers and winemakers for practical application to their operations.
Renowned winemaker, wine consultant, and wine researcher Denis Dubourdieu has died in Bordeaux after a prolonged illness. Named as the Decanter Magazine Man of the Year this past June, and awarded Knight of the Legion of Honor in March this year, Dubourdieu was General Director of the Institute of Vine and Wine Science at the University of Bordeaux in France
Kate Krader has reigned as Food & Wine's restaurant editor for more than two decades, shepherding the magazine's news, restaurant, and chef coverage and Best New Chef series. Over the years, she's become one of the most connected writers in the business and a name pretty much synonymous with the Food & Wine brand.
Fine wine import, sales and marketing company Quintessential has hired Eimear Kelleher as a Public Relations Assistant, reporting to Lorraine Raguseo, Director of Communications, based in the company's New York office.
Caroline Helper joins Quintessential as Old World Wine Region Brand Manager. In this newly-created position, she will be involved in developing and communicating brand marketing and promotional plans and helping the sales team create effective programming to achieve short- and long-term goals for the company's European producers from France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany and Hungary.
KingsBottle, a world leader in beverage refrigeration, has released its new 2016 product line with an emphasis on two main areas: classic design and pioneering technology. KingsBottle has simplified and improved the new products performance by upgrading components and parts, such as compressor, fans, switch power supply and temperature controller.
AgroNatturalia CEO, Adrian Teo Rivera Felix, announced his company's role as importer/distributor of Agrothermal Systems' Thermaculture™ technology in Mexico and Central America. Located in Queretaro, Mexico; AgroNatturalia is well positioned to introduce and distribute this innovative patented technology - Thermaculture, the use of heat application - to growers in this region.
Vivanco Winery of La Rioja Alta has formed a partnership with New York based Foundations Marketing Group (FMG) for U.S. based PR and Events Management, Social & Digital Media and Wine Marketing Services.
Organizers said the festival, scheduled for Feb. 11-17, plans to assemble 100 international wineries and pour 1,600 wines in downtown Vancouver as part of Canada's 150th anniversary. Next year's theme is 'The Wine World Celebrates Canada', so wineries from British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia will gather.
A University of California-Davis study finds that farms that market their products directly to consumers create more local jobs that conventional growers, who tend to use resources that are more far-flung.
The 2016 Missouri Governor's Cup top honor was awarded to St. James Winery for their 2015 Vignoles. This prestigious wine also took home the designations of Best Vignoles and Best of Class Semi-dry White Wine. The Missouri Wine Competition is a premier competition designed to recognize and promote quality wines made in the state.
While V2 Wine Group has a California-geared portfolio, president Dan Leese sees ample room for expansion in Oregon, Washington and the import segment. In the second part of this interview, Leese looks at those opportunities, as well as the changes wrought by the twin waves of wholesale and retail consolidation across the U.S. wine market.
For a time, Scott Dahmer, co-owner of Aridus, held thousands of gallons of Sand-Reckoner at the Aridus facility in Willcox until Hammelman secured a court order to remove it. Hammelman, in his filings, suggested that Aridus was deceiving customers with its wine labels, a claim Aridus disputed in its filings.
Porch Pounder, founded by friends Paul Quinn and James Schreiner in Templeton, offers two blends - one chardonnay based and one pinot based - in 12-ounce cans, which is about half a wine bottle. The wines retail for around $5.99 and are available at about 30 shops and restaurants around San Luis Obispo County
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Farm Management Software Market by Farming Type (Crop & Livestock Farming), Services (Managed, Maintenance & Support), Delivery Model (On-Premise, Cloud-Based), Application, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022" report to their offering
Australian wine exports to the United States have continued to grow in the 12 months ended June 2016, with an increase in value by 8 per cent to $449 million. While volume declined by 4 per cent to 157 million litres, the average value of wine exports grew by 12 per cent to $2.86 per litre to their highest level since 2009. This growth in average value was driven by bottled exports as the trend towards Australia's premium wines in the US continued.
Over the past ten years, sommeliers have begun to favor smaller, seasonal lists. Some are taking it one step further, fashioning wine lists that change daily in an effort to better compliment the kitchen. Megan Krigbaum on the constantly changing list as a reflection of how we dine, and drink, today
Known as NDtech, the cutting-edge technology enhances Amorim's quality control measures by screening individual cork stoppers on the production line to eliminate the risk of corks contaminated with TCA reaching winemakers.