In this piece by Summertime in a Glass resident viticulturalist, Paul Zellman discusses water management in the vineyard during the California drought. He focuses on Lake County where Sauvignon Blanc is the second most grown winegrape (just behind Cabernet Sauvignon) in the region.
Every business has a duty to protect its own intellectual property (IP) and avoid infringing others' rights. That was the message delivered at IP Issues in the Food and Beverage Industries, a two-day seminar presented by The Seminar Group in Napa, Calif
Supervisors heard an appeal Tuesday of a Planning Commission decision to allow the winery at the northwest corner of Silverado Trail and Zinfadel Lane. But the applicant and appellant reached an agreement before the issue reached the board room
Oregon Wine A-List Awards guide consumers to restaurants-both in-state and outside of Oregon-that advocate and celebrate the wines of Oregon on their wine lists and in concert with their menus and cuisines
On September 30, 2014, the USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) approved the Mendocino WineGrowers, Inc. (MWI) application for a grant to fund their Grower Education Initiative Series, a comprehensive program that aids and facilitates grower operations throughout the region with key partners such as FarmLink, The Wine Institute, the University of California Cooperative Extension and others. In addition to these valuable relationships, MWI also works closely with the media and trade audiences to continue to raise awareness and promote the reputation of Mendocino County grapes and wines.
After years of major growth in vineyard acreage throughout the province, this survey's statistics have relatively stabilized, indicating that wineries and vineyard owners have made the decision to devote their resources to increasing the quality of wine they are producing, rather than simply expanding their vineyard acreage to cover more land.
As part of an overall vineyard management system, your ability to control weeds can affect the risks to your crop posed by other threats, such as insects, mites, nematodes and diseases, say University of California Cooperative Extension specialists.
Ten years ago the idea of Texas becoming a major player in the wine industry would have garnered a few laughs, but since 2001 the Texas wine industry has grown from a mere 46 to more than 250 wineries, and a multi-billion dollar industry that ranks fifth in the nation in wine production. The wine industry also brings in more than $500 million in tourism to the state of Texas.
The Emerging 5 Wine industry guide provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The guide also contains descriptions of the leading companies including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.
The Wine Council of Ontario announced that Richard Linley will be taking over the helm as President of the non-profit trade association. Richard previously served as Senior Director, Government Affairs at the Canadian Beverage Association (CBA) where he had national responsibility for the development and execution of government relations strategies in the areas of legislative and regulatory affairs.
All four of today's wines come from California, the U.S. state that far produces far more than any other. For that reason, it's the most common source of American wine in Canada, although the LCBO also has wines from Washington and Oregon and, every now and again, Vintages releases wines from other states, like New York and Virginia. But we don't hear much from the others - even though wine is made commercially in every state but Alaska.
A hearing on whether the wine would be destroyed may be scheduled after Arthur Goldman files his argument within 30 days, according to J.J. Abbott, a spokesman for the office of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, which handles forfeiture.