The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations on Monday agreed to the largest regional trade accord in history, a potentially precedent-setting model for global commerce and worker standards that would tie together 40 percent of the world's economy, from Canada and Chile to Japan and Australia
Amador County's tough old vines survived an onslaught of drought and fire this year, and 42 vintners partied hearty this weekend, holding grape stompings, tastings and feasts for their 23rd annual Big Crush. While some were predicting disaster as California's drought, now in its fourth year, scorched the hills and the 70,000-acre Butte fire closed in, all 17 varietals were harvested, said association director Melissa Lavin
The Jet City winery allowed Smith and winemakers Leighton and Andrew Latta to design an ideal winery. Picked in the chill of darkness, the grapes can be rolling into a refrigerated room within 5 hours, where they can hold all day until fermentation ...
The grapevines that grower Frank Leeds tends in Napa Valley stand among the unheralded heroes of California's drought, producing decade after decade of respected cabernets and other wines without a drop of added water
Patrick Schmitt MW remains as Editor-in-Chief of the drinks business. Lucy Shaw moves from Deputy Editor to Managing Editor, and Lauren Eads moves from her role as News and Website editor to become Deputy Editor. Neal Baker, formerly Staff Writer and Sub Editor, takes up the role of News and Website Editor.
With room for five indoor football fields, a staff of roughly 100 people working three shifts and an annual property tax bill that tops half a million dollars, the Exel liquor warehouse on Route 3A is massive in almost every conceivable way
Counterfeit wines and spirits are big business from Glasgow to Guangdong, and the fakers are not just targeting premium brands such as top of the range Cognacs and rare vintages of first growth clarets - commodity wines such as Jacob's Creek and Blossom Hill have been counterfeited.
A study of the density of methamphetamine (meth) labs across the US has revealed they are more common in "dry" counties leading the writers to ask whether legalising the sale of alcohol would help cut the production and use of the drug
The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild auction, one of South Africa's biggest wine sales, sold cases on Saturday at record prices about 10 percent higher on average than the previous year, with hotelier Tsogo Sun Holdings Ltd. the biggest buyer
"I have been working in tasting rooms in the Napa Valley for over eight years now. During that time I have seen a huge increase in the amount of visitors coming to the wine country from across the U.S., around the world, as well as an increase from around the Bay Area. I have also seen my rent climb five times ..."
In recent years, sommeliers have acquired a patina of celebrity and prestige, lauded for affecting trends and looked to as the end-all in wine expertise. But wine retailers have been undergoing their own revolution. Zachary Sussman on the changing influence of the wine store, and why it continues to be overlooked
Enter the new influencers. Once celebrities, 'It Girls' and socialites, it is now key opinion leaders (KOLs) or experts in their field, and of course - the ever-increasing band of bloggers, who have taken over as the unequivocal voice of the next generation.