The Wine Investment Fund uses his scores as one of three pillars (along with the "brand value" of an individual château and reputation of the vintage) by which it measures the relative value of one wine against another
"In the USA, TWE will consolidate its production facilities such that TWE's Asti winery in Sonoma County, California, will become surplus to the Company's production needs. Asti's wine production will be transferred to other wineries within TWE's network to increase utilisation, with the majority of Commercial and Masstige wine production transferred to Paso Robles and Luxury wine transferred to Beringer."
After Lopez inherited the property and had to buy out his sister (with the help of Francis Ford Coppola, who owns adjoining Inglenook), he realized he'd better make some wine in order to pay the daunting property taxes ...
The college wants to make sure students are prepared for this booming business. It's called the Great Lakes Wine Institute and it's at Lake Michigan College. Starting in the fall, students can pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree in wine making or the production of grapes.
Cape Wine 2015, a triennial wine industry event in Cape Town, South Africa, is experiencing record numbers of participation; 95% of the exhibitor space is sold out six months ahead of the September show, as well as all "early bird" consumer tickets. Siobhan Thompson, CEO of event host, Wines of South Africa (WOSA), attributes the increased awareness to growing foreign interest and investors in South African wines.
Centric Parts and AP Exhaust Technologies have announced a joint board agreement between the two companies. Under the agreement, AP's executive chairman, Vange Proimos, will join the Centric Parts Board of Directors, and Centric president and CEO, Dan Lelchuk, will join the Board of AP.
Registration is open for the DTC Wine Sales Management Series, ideal for any winery manager responsible for direct sales, customer service, marketing and customer retention activities. The series includes four weekly, online workshops (each 1.5 hour session 9:00 -10:30 a.m. PST), e-workbook and a 1.5 hour one-on-one coaching session. Online workshop dates for the Q2 series are: April 7, 14, 21 and 28.
Sonoma County clean energy and water officials have set up talks with vineyard, farm, dairy and other landowners in Sonoma Valley and around Healdsburg about using their irrigation ponds for what is said to be the largest floating solar-electricity project in the U.S. and the second-largest in the world.
In California's San Joaquin Valley where grape vines are pushing their crop into spring, growers and others are gathering at educational tailgate meetings to talk about stretching their irrigation efforts to make the last drop count, new labor regulations which take effect this year, and nitrogen management.
Flavor! Napa Valley -- the region's first attempt at hosting an international food and wine festival -- has been discontinued. Founders/producers Michael Chiarello and Herb Karlitz issued statements late last week indicating the festival in its current model will not take place this year. A series of lunches, dinners, comprehensive wine tastings, chef programs and social gatherings held the past four years in mid-November, Flavor! Napa Valley had not been as successful as backers had hoped.
On Thursday, the House approved House Bill 1934 by Rep. Dan Douglas, R-Bentonville, which would "prohibit wine from being imported into Arkansas if it is produced in a state that imposes standards on agricultural products that impose a substantial burden on Arkansas' agricultural industry."
These unique pieces will be exhibited at the Museum June 18 - 20 and will be for sale on the Museum's website. The exhibition will close with a reception and live auction of unsold barrels on Saturday, June 20
Dogs have traditionally been trained to sniff out drugs, explosives and even missing people, but their new target could be phylloxera - a devastating disease that feeds on the roots of vines and can eventually kill an entire vineyard.
The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence or Vins de Provence has announced the 2014 vintage as 1,385,500 hectolitres across the Côtes de Provence, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence and Coteaux Varois en Provence appellations