Christopher Christensen, "Winesmith and Head Honcho" of Sonoma-based Bodkin Wines, has partnered with Maritime Wine Trading Collective to increase sales nationally. Founded in 2011 with an initial release of 77 cases of Sauvignon Blanc, Bodkin's production currently includes Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Muscat Canelli, late harvest blends, and a unique sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, the only one made in the U.S.
The Raymond On the Red Carpet Sweepstakes is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity where film enthusiasts will have a chance to walk the red carpet at the NVFF this coming November 11-15 and feel like a true Hollywood insider, with exclusive access to films, filmmakers, celebrities and famous Napa Valley winemakers and chefs.
The USDA estimates that if all steps are followed, the program would reduce emissions and enhance carbon sequestration by roughly 120 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent - akin to taking 25 million cars off the road a year.
The Washington Department of Agriculture's program for collecting old agricultural chemicals marked its 3 millionth pound collected since the program started in 1988 last week. The free, non-regulatory program offers farmers an easy way to get rid of old...
A delegation of 10 Chinese government officials and winery executives will travel to California to attend the first educational seminar sponsored by the Cal-China Wine Culture Exchange (CCWCE) taking place on Friday, June 5, in Sacramento.
It must be spring in Napa Valley. Go outside and listen for a few minutes; you'll hear birds calling, insects buzzing and occasionally the hum of a tractor running through the vineyards. The next time you are enjoying a glass of Napa wine, take a minute to appreciate all the operator of that tractor has done to make that wine taste so good.
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of winemaking in the region, which was later designated an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1984. There is a lot of local hoopla surrounding the big birthday, so it's a good time to reflect on how far these wines have come. It's also a good time to think beyond the pinot noir standard bearer and consider some of the excellent newer wines coming out of the region.
Finger Lakes' wine pioneer Hermann Wiemer released his first wine 35 years ago. While his wines helped the New York region gain critical acclaim, he never curried much favor with local winemakers. And he had little patience for collegiality. In a 1985 interview with the New York Times, he described most Finger Lakes wine as "rubber hose" quality.
Operating as the Nevada School of Winemaking, Grape Expectations, 7360 Eastgate Road, Suite 125, offers residents the opportunity to create custom wines. The facility runs on two seasons: Californian in the fall and Chilean in the spring.
While retailers say they welcome the province's first steps to bring beer to supermarkets, some big chains are struggling with restrictions that will limit beer sales in each store to about $1-million a year and keep package sizes to six-packs.
The Zina Lounge is now offering six-course wine and food pairings featuring creations by Chef Yoshi. His food pairings debuted in March, during the Sonoma International Film Festival, where he served food pairings to festival attendees, including actor David Arquette
Mike Benziger has been named 2015 Green Personality of the Year by Drinks Business, the leading spirits, beer and wine magazine in the United Kingdom. The magazine's Green Awards celebrate the work that industry leaders (both individuals and businesses) are doing to promote and incorporate sustainable business practices
Texas' liquor laws, if not the most confusing in the country (thank you, Utah), are confusing enough. So the battle in the Legislature, pitting Walmart, Costco and Kroger against some of the state's best-known liquor chains, fits perfectly
A delegation of 10 Chinese government officials and winery executives will travel to California to attend the first educational seminar sponsored by the Cal-China Wine Culture Exchange (CCWCE), taking place on Friday, June 5, in Sacramento
The Mondavis of California are no longer involved in Luce, the SuperTuscan they created with Italy's Frescobaldi family. But the sons of the men whose vision it was still share a warm friendship. Stephen Brook met them at the estate in Montalcino
Ossia (from the Italian phrase o sia or 'let it be') is a natural, non-GMO, wine yeast strain that has been selected for its inability to produce H2S during fermentation; simultaneously eliminating this potential source of H2S contamination and enabling the full aroma and complex character of the vintage to develop unhindered.
The House Ways and Means Committee approved a trade promotion authority (TPA) measure - 25-13 - with only two Democrats lending their support to the divisive bill, highlighting the difficulty President Obama is having courting members of his own party.