Riboli Family Wine Estates, whose founding winery, San Antonio Winery was established in 1917, is proud to announce its continuing commitment to the world-class Paso Robles wine region with the grand opening of its new state of the art production facility committed to environmental stewardship. The winery is designed for crafting premium wines using sustainable techniques that conserve energy and water, and reduce waste.
McLane Co., the mammoth food and drinks distributor owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, has filed a federal lawsuit in Austin claiming that the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) is unfairly barring it from distributing beverage alcohol in the Lone Star State
Rich and Leslie Frank, owners of Frank Family Vineyards, are thrilled to welcome wine industry veteran Chris Vyenielo as vice president of national sales. Vyenielo will oversee Frank Family Vineyards' sales and distribution in the United States as well as Mexico, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and Central America.
Lustau, a leading producer of Sherries and Brandies from Jerez, announces the appointment of Sergio Martínez to succeed Manuel Lozano as Cellar Master and head of Lustau's winemaking team. After 13 years working side by side with Manuel Lozano, Sergio Martinez takes on this important role following the recent passing of his mentor.
Vintage Nurseries, North America's largest grapevine nursery, welcomed over 100 of its grower clients to an invitation-only "Growers First Day" luncheon and facilities tour. The mid-week event at Vintage's Wasco, California headquarters attracted guests from many well-known wine, table and raisin grape vineyards across California.
Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency, freeing up money and resources to fight the fire and to clean up in the aftermath. The Federal Emergency Management Agency also authorized the use of funds for firefighting efforts.
While it's the blue dye that gives the wine its signature hue, the coloring is all natural. The blue dye is made from a naturally occurring pigment found in grape skin, anthocyanin, as well as indigo, which is another all-natural dye extracted from plants.