"New York produces some of the best wines in the nation and with our support, the sky is the limit for this vital industry," said Governor Cuomo. "The St. Lawrence Wine Trail will guide visitors to extraordinary wine, boosting Upstate tourism and growing the local economy. This trail designation will help visitors to the region discover the gem that is St. Lawrence County's growing wine industry."
Why crusades are a fool's errand... What's the reality? For this observer it's this: The so-called "natural" wine movement has a point. When fine wine becomes so divorced from the message of the grapes and site (which can and does happen with the use of vacuum concentrators and reverse osmosis), we've lost something vital, namely, an essential kind of truth
The wine industry is a stage cluttered with second acts. For aging TV stars and quarterbacks, a vanity wine label is de rigueur these days. As for hands-on winemakers, their backgrounds tend to run the gamut. I can think of vintners who came to Oregon wine from the forest service, modern dance, sculptor, ceramics and engineering, just off the top of my head
Loren came at the invitation of Festival del Sole. Napa Valley's Jan and Maria Manetti Shrem, friends of the festival since its inception nine years ago, commissioned American composer Daniel Brewbaker to write a musical tribute that received its world premiere last weekend during the actress's visit
The Yaldara winery will continue to operate as a processing facility in alignment with a two-year agreement signed by the company, to "ensure its high product quality is maintained". Over those two years, Australian Vintage will explore various options regarding the long-term processing of its super-premium grapes from the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and adjacent regions.
Napa's Alison Crowe grew up surfing in Carpinteria with a citrus-farming family that threw fabulous wine party potlucks. So it came as no surprise to her parents when she dived into oenology and winemaking at UC Davis
Currently selling more than 100,000 cases in the U.S., Ty Ku's volume rose by 54% for the year through December 2013, according to Nielsen data. The brand's flagship sake collection includes its Silver ($14.99), Coconut ($14.99), Black ($24.99) and White ($65-$75) labels, with Silver making up the bulk of the brand's U.S. sales volume