The Wine Industry Symposium Group has announced the program for the 23rd Annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium set for Monday, September 22 and Tuesday, September 23 at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel in Napa, California. Launched in 1992, the Wine Industry Financial Symposium is the premier event in regard to the financial, investment, economic and business issues of the wine industry
Tamburelli joined Stags Leap Wine Cellars as chief operating officer in 1998, spent eleven years as general manager at Chappellet and most recently held the role of chief operating officer at Flora Springs
Bland comes with a wealth of experience within the wine industry, having spent the last four and a half years as director of consumer sales and marketing at St. Francis Winery in Sonoma, where she managed all consumer direct channels, including the retail room, wine club, ecommerce, social media and special events
Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today led a letter to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) outlining a strong opposition to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). The letter, cosigned by California Reps. George Miller, Mike Thompson, Doris Matsui, John Garamendi, Barbara Lee, Jackie Speier, and Jerry McNerney, was offered as part of the public review and comment period, which ends today.
"This project would be a major step in the wrong direction," said Gary Bobker, policy analyst for the Bay Institute, which submitted its 250-page findings this week to the state Department of Water Resources as it updates its Bay Delta Conservation Plan.
The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board in September of 2013 adopted new waste discharge requirements to protect ground and surface water from irrigated agricultural discharges for the Tulare Lake Basin area. That led to a plan to monitor groundwater and what impacts irrigation has on that groundwater.
Nut farmers and other Modesto Irrigation District customers can wait to water crops as late as Oct. 3. That's two weeks later than initially planned, giving trees a better chance of surviving the drought and being healthy enough to produce again next year.
Jordan Vineyard & Winery is the first business in Sonoma County to achieve Fish Friendly Ranching® certification, a new program that helps preserve both the aquatic ecosystem and terrestrial wildlife habitats at livestock ranches.
France's Senate has backed tougher rules on pesticide spraying following concerns about residues drifting into nearby villages from vineyards, but the house rejected campaigners' calls for mandatory pesticide-free zones.
The Rutherford County Election Commission notified Red White and Food that the required number of signatures have been turned in to hold a referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot, according to the press release from McNeely, Pigott & Fox.
While much is made in the global wine industry of the importance of emerging markets, a recent report has warned that growth is still available in the more mature markets for those willing to innovate - be it in wine styles, marketing or distribution.
In the report, the bank's Food & Agribusiness Research team says that, with growth in mainstream demand for wine noticeably shifting towards new markets and consumers, the current challenge for wine companies is how to adapt to an evolving consumer landscape. In Rabobank's view, fortune favors the brave, as market segmentation ushers in a new wave of innovation in global wine styles, marketing and distribution.
Craft beer gets plenty of attention and promotion in North Carolina. But the state also has a lively wine scene that is constantly adding new players of all sizes. The mountains are home to more than a dozen wineries, including America's most-visited (Biltmore in Asheville) and the nation's smallest (Calaboose Cellars in Andrews, with just 300 square feet).
The small number of beer and wine distributors in Montana belies the outsized impact the industry has on the state's economy, particularly in southwest Montana, according to new research by the University of Montana's Bureau of Business and Economic Research.
Under clear skies shortly before dawn Wednesday, work crews fanned out into a vineyard along Napa Valley's Silverado Trail and began picking pinot noir grapes, marking one of the earliest starts to the North Coast grape harvest in years
Of the boxed wines I've tried recently, the Andegavia brand stands out. Named after a wine growing region in western France where wine was once stored and shipped in large barrels or casks, Andegavia calls their higher-priced, sustainably-packaged product "cask wine."
Despite economic challenges and the effects of extreme weather, LCBO's financial results for fiscal 2013-14 show net sales growth of 2.2 per cent, up $105 million, to $4.997 billion. The agency transferred a dividend of $1.740 billion to the Ontario government (excluding taxes), $40 million more than the year before. Net income for 2013-14 grew $34 million to $1.745 billion, an increase of 2 per cent.
In a letter from Yanina Pavlenko, the head of the Crimea Bureau of Grapes and Wine, to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the organisation wrote: "These fair measures would allow Crimean winemakers to compensate for the negative effects from EU sanctions."