Oregon's major grocers said Wednesday they are giving up on a proposed ballot measure aimed at privatizing sales of liquor, saying they will instead focus on defeating a separate initiative that would increase corporate taxes.
Robert J. Cooper, whose unusual elderflower liqueur, St-Germain, introduced in 2007, was so completely embraced by the cocktail community that it became known as "bartender's ketchup," died on Monday in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 39
Supervisors on Wednesday fine-tuned the county's "boutique winery" ordinance, setting specific limits on how much grapes, juices and bulk wines businesses in unincorporated parts of San Diego County can use from other vineyards
Welch delivered the keynote address at the Wines & Vines Oak conference, which took place at the Culinary Institute of America's Greystone campus in St. Helena and drew a crowd of more than 250 people who attended seminars held in the barrel room of the historic building and technical tastings in an adjacent theater
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates enjoyed a buoyant start to the year, with its first-quarter net revenues rising 8.2% to $145 million. The Washington-based winemaker's shipment volume climbed 8.1% to 1.85 million cases during the period. Ste. Michelle parent group Altria attributed the solid results to strong performance among the company's core brands-which include Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14 Hands and Columbia Crest-and the early timing of the Easter holiday
Russia is caught in an economic recession brought on by an unstable ruble, volatile oil prices, and the effects of a ban on many Western food imports. Its recession is predicted to continue until the end of 2016, according to the International Monetary Fund
Severe droughts attributed to El Niño are affecting areas far flung around the world; from India to Venezuela to Namibia. In developing nations, major droughts devastate domestic agriculture and compromise food sovereignty. In wealthier nations, agronomists and other scientists have been noticing changes in harvest times for at least one crop in particular: wine grapes