With the increased notoriety of Paso Robles both as a tourist destination and producer of great wines and grapes, it's no surprise that investors from around the world, especially China, are actively showing interest in Paso Robles wineries and vineyards.
The Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University has partnered with VESTA, a National Science Foundation funded grant to offer online viticulture and enology education. Students enroll in college courses, earning academic credit, and will expand their understanding of the grape and wine industry from the convenience of their home or office.
Most likely, when you think about Malibu, vineyards are not what come to mind. Beach mansions filled with celebrities or surfers riding the waves are more typical images. However, tucked into the Santa Monica Mountains is one of Southern California's best-kept secrets -- the vineyards of Malibu.
Diageo's ongoing restructure - aimed at cutting costs by £200 million by the end of 2017 - is likely to see a savings of £15 to £20 million based on this year's restructure in each region through staff and corporate costs.
When crime writer Maximillian Potter went to France to investigate an extortion case that shook the wine industry to its roots, he couldn't tell a Chablis from a Chardonnay. But after spending 18 months in a small village in the heart of Burgundy, he not only learned about wine. He discovered a place and a community that restored his faith in humanity.
"Washington's Yakima Valley, the state's oldest and largest wine region, has all the romantic trappings of Napa, but with a little less fuss and without all the tour buses, traffic jams and astronomical tasting fees that come with Napa's popularity," blog author Katie Hammel wrote.
Winemaking in China is set to benefit after the country this week welcomed many of the world's top grapevine scientists for the 11th International Conference on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics, according to local academics.
Patients at the Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital in central France will be able to take part in "medically supervised wine-tasting" sessions. They will be allowed to invite friends or family over for a drink.