For a company so long associated with a single brand, it's a gamble. But the Trincheros are going all in. Torres says the company spent $36 million on the new winery, which is set to open a visitor's center in June.
The Board of Directors of Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. announced today that John H. Hart, Co-Founder and Chairman, will become Chairman Emeritus at the Chicago-based wine auction and retail firm, effective at the Annual Shareholders Meeting on July 1, 2016.
With more than three decades of highly successful business management experience, Tim's strategic and operational leadership acumen provide organizational, fiscal, marketing, sales, and strategic planning for his partners.
Since the Feb. 4 opening, making enough wine would seem to be the problem. Quantity - not quality - is the issue at this point for the 3,500-case winery. Telaya's new 12,000-square-foot facility will help with that starting this fall, but its 700-member wine club might need some patience and understanding as production grows.
PasosBestWines.com released today a new web episode of "You Don't Know Paso." It's second in a seven-part wine tasting game show hosted by Chris Kern, founder of PasosBestWines.com, an online wine shop for boutique wineries in Paso Robles.
The consumers' thirst for better-quality wine continues to deepen, but the diminishing North Coast supply of grapes and wine may mean less of the growth in higher-end brands will be coming from the region, market experts told a gathering of industry professionals in Napa on May 25.
This time, it might be different, for one big reason: rosé, which has deflated some of the snobbery and generally made wine more user-friendly. Canned rosé is one of those perfect summer ideas, and a handful of choices have appeared in various markets across the country.
Wine drinkers in Japan are becoming more adventurous and showing an increased interested in wine, according to Wine Intelligence. And, in fact, the country is rated as one of the most attractive wine markets in the world.
Colorado Mesa University will offer the only viticulture and enology program in the state starting in the fall, providing western Colorado's grape-growing and wine-producing industries a much-needed pool of trained potential employees.
Baijiu is now making a comeback. Sales last year rose by roughly 7% (see chart). In a recent report, "The Hangover Fades", Citigroup, a bank, estimates that profits for the three biggest manufacturers of baijiu-Moutai, Wuliangye and Yanghe-have jumped since the second half of last year. The bank also notes that baijiu continues to outperform beer on sales volume growth, "suggesting that Chinese consumers' preference for baijiu remains intact."
The California Wine Grape Growers Foundation (CWGGF) has awarded nine students $29,500 in college scholarships. The scholarships are awarded annually to students whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California winegrape grower.