San Joaquin Valley growers Wednesday filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court, hoping to reverse an appellate court's rejection of their claim that flawed science was used to cut back water pumping in Northern California. The case already has been through U.S. District Court in Fresno, which sided with growers in a decision that would have forced federal leaders to rewrite 2008 protections for the threatened delta smelt
The Prosecco DOC Consortium (Consorzio di Tutela della DOC Prosecco)-the institution charged with protecting, upholding and promoting the standards of Prosecco DOC produced in the Veneto region of Italy-announces a 33.5 percent increase in export volume to the United States during the first fiscal semester of 2014, ended June 30, at 1.27 million cases (15.24 million bottles).
Burgundy has come a long way from the days when people feared Pinot Noir, but whole swathes of the region's terroirs remain underrated, says groundbreaking broker Becky Wasserman in the latest issue of Decanter magazine.
In yet another sign that Houston is becoming one of the leading "wine destination" cities in the United States, California winemaker and festival co-founder Jasmine Hirsch (above) revealed yesterday that the controversial "In Pursuit of Balance" tasting will be held in Houston on March 30, 2015. It's the first that the event has been held outside of San Francisco or New York.
Fiscal 2014 is the third consecutive year a new Virginia vin record has been set, following 511,000 cases sold in 2013 and 485,000 in 2012. Since 2010, sales of Virginia wine have increased 25 percent, according to the governor's office.
Jay Garnett, CEO of Icon Fine Wine & Spirits, announced the acquisition of Free House Wine + Spirits Ltd. The deal brings together two of Western Canada's most dynamic boutique wine and spirits import companies and positions Icon as one of the country's top mid-sized agencies.
Drought will persist over most of the western United States and could develop along the Pacific Northwest coast in October, according to a new assessment by the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center. That means no relief for most of the 132 million Americans that the latest data from the U.S. Drought Monitor show are living in drought-stricken areas - including the nearly 28 million in areas that are under exceptional drought, the most extreme category.
Chateau St. Jean winery is pleased to announce its support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month alongside winery partner and 9-time Grammy Award winner artist, Ms. Sheryl Crow, by donating $1 for every bottle of wine sold (up to $100,000 total) through October 31, 2014. The partners are also launching the Notes of Hope program to rally for the cause