We are extremely excited to announce the Wine Tourism Conference will be heading to Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country on November 8-10, 2016. Registration is open now. See below for early registration discounts
Mario Pablo Silva, president of Wines of Chile and managing director of Colchagua Valley winery Casa Silva, said the grape is "going to help define Chilean winemaking in the future and will bring uniqueness to our wines."
Organizers of the 2016 Wine Tourism Conference have named Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country as the 2016 Wine Tourism Conference host location. "The Wine Tourism Conference will bring wine tourism industry leaders from throughout the country and world to Texas. This is not only a great opportunity for Texans to meet and learn from top wine tourism experts but also a showcase for the booming wine tourism industry in the state," said Wine Tourism Conference Director, Allan Wright.
Vincent Valverde has been hired as Division Manager, Pacific Division. Valverde is a sales and marketing veteran with more than 25 years of experience in consumer packaged goods, nearly two decades of which are in the wine industry.
Kimberly Nelson was hired as Regional Manager, Desert Region. She has more than a decade of sales and management experience with distributors like Southern Wine & Spirits of Arizona, Republic National Distributing Co., and Fabiano Brothers, Inc.
Katie Gerber has joined as brand manager, a new position created to manage Hahn's luxury and super-premium wine brands. Prior to joining Hahn Family Wines, Gerber was an associate marketing manager with Constellation Brands.
Amelia Nanez has been named assistant tasting room manager at Hahn Estate located in the heart of Santa Lucia Highlands. Nanez brings tasting room experience from Messina Hof Winery & Resort in Fredericksburg, Texas, where she conducted wine tastings and led wine club recruitment efforts.
Last week, we wrote about Left Bank blends and provided reviews of more than a dozen examples from the Pacific Northwest - primarily Washington. This week, we go the opposite direction with Right Bank-style reds.
Woodinville winemaker Brian Carter continued his impressive run of top awards from West Coast wine competitions as Brian Carter Cellars claimed best of show at the 37th annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival for the 2011 Byzance Red Wine.
Daniel Wampfler, head winemaker for Dunham Cellars, will be taking over the same position at Abeja. Wampfler, who took over the winemaking duties from Eric Dunham in 2008, will be working alongside his wife, Amy Alvarez-Wampfler, who will be leaving her head winemaking position at Sinclair Estate Vineyards.
Reporting on the first Australian Women in Wine Awards, Simone Madden-Grey writes that recognising women in the industry is a key to encouraging a fair environment for people of all backgrounds, ages or genders in winemaking.
The European Union has said that it will label goods from exclusively Jewish West Bank settlements, which the world community views as violators of international law. But Lourie said he has nothing to hide.
Some people tend to believe that most wineries make the big bucks and spend their afternoons by the pool living the "Napa Valley lifestyle." The truth is many wineries, large and small, despite all the hard work and long hours, huge investment and risk-taking, barely make a living, go out of business or sell out to large wineries where they become just a brand and profit center with no personal attachment
"Over the last four months wealthy Chinese have been shifting wealth offshore because of concerns that the renminbi is going to depreciate," said Shaun Rein, market director at China Market Research Group. "Coupled with that, the corruption campaign [is] very real and [people are] very scared."
More details have emerged about an impromptu auction of Burgundy 2009 premier cru wines on the eve of the Hospices de Beaune sale, which led to a one-off donation for victims of the Paris terror attacks