The new venture will be led by Chris Underwood as CEO, and the executive team will also include drinks industry veterans Benjy Kirschner as vice president, sales, and Kevin Murphy as vice president, operations
¡Salud!, a non-profit program through Tuality Healthcare that provides healthcare services for seasonal vineyard workers and their families, raised $56,405 at its third annual Summertime ¡Salud! - The Big Dinner, hosted by Stoller Family Estate and presented by The Allison Inn & Spa. The event pre-sold a record 19 cases of the 2014 ¡Salud! Cuvées, which accounted for $28,500 of the total amount raised.
Consistent with the company's aim of attracting the wine industry's top talent, Guarachi Wine Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel O'Leary to the position of West Coast Director of National Chain Accounts.
As Washington's wine grapes ripen at an alarming rate, winemakers across the state are scrambling to install new equipment, bottle new wines or even get in one last vacation before the 60-day sprint through harvest takes place.
The Wine Institute and three Napa County wineries have filed a lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Revenue and Attorney General's Office over a dispute on whether they should have charged tax on shipping fees for online purchases into the state.
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is famous for the legendary Hollywood phrase "I'm B-a-c-k" yet also on the return is the voracious western grapeleaf skeletonizer (WGS) pest in Napa County, Calif. grape country following an eight-year hiatus. Agricultural officials on June 24 discovered an adult male WGS in a vineyard pheromone-baited trap on Tubbs Lane in Calistoga. "This is a destructive and serious pest," says Greg Clark, Napa County Agricultural Commissioner.
Note: Today's post - on Matt Kramer's True Taste: The Seven Essential Wine Words - is the second in a series of wine book reviews of recent releases to hit the market. Yesterday we looked at Oz Clarke's The History of Wine in 100 Bottles: From Bacchus to Bordeaux and Beyond, and next will be Lettie Teague's Wine in Words: Notes for Better Drinking. Please share your own thoughts in the Comments!
In two or three weeks, some of Greece's winemaking regions will begin their annual grape harvest. The wineries Mr. Diamantis buys from age their wine in barrels from Italy and France, but Greece's capital controls make it difficult for them to send money out of the country to pay for the barrels they need for this season. No barrels means no wine for Mr. Diamantis.
Meet GM Jessie Harnden and winemaker Jason Parkes and learn all about the Black Swift, a bird native to the Okanagan that lays a single egg per year. Single egg, single vineyard, well, you get the picture - The Hatch is an incubator for wine.
Top Chef star Brooke Williamson and a panel of food and wine experts will judge entries, in part, on how well they pair with Gloria Ferrer's Sonoma Brut. Entries must be submitted by Aug. 31. (For official rules, visit www.gloriousbites.com.)
mith, who's officially "in his early 50s," has a head of bouncy, silver Sideshow Bob hair and a standard uniform of a black T-shirt, jeans and slip-on Vans. He first arrived in Seattle from Sacramento in 1988 ...
Resveratrol, a cancer-fighting compound found in red grapes and wine, helps prevent bowel cancer if taken in small doses, a University of Leicester, England, study showed. The latest research specifically found that small doses of wine were more effective than higher doses, slashing observations made by previous studies that say drinking more wine helps reduce the disease's risk