Today New Zealand's most popular white wine may be credited with being the key reason we are seeing an amazing renaissance in a grape variety that in the 1960s was so disparaged that its name was even changed.
Charles Smith announced today that Britt Dimmick will join the company as Director of Sales for the West and National Retail Accounts, representing the family of brands, which includes K Vintners, Charles Smith Wines, ViNO, Secco Italian Bubbles, SIXTO and Wines of Substance.
With castles, palaces, the Gothic cathedral and viniculture going back 1,000 years, the region around the central German town of Naumburg has much to offer - but will it be enough to gain UNESCO recognition?
Students of Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology's new viticulture and winemaking degree in Blenheim are searching for red grape varieties that will flourish in New Zealand's cooler grape growing climate.
UK off-trade alcohol prices have slowed to under half of last year's rises since the Government scrapped the alcohol duty calculator (ADE), cut beer duty and froze duty on spirits in the 2014 Budget, finds research from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).
P&L Specialties and the Tom Beard Company, industry specialists in the manufacturing of customized wine processing and barrel-washing equipment, are proud to welcome Andrew Wooller as their Sales Engineer.
Business interests are pleading with the U.S. Congress to avert a trade war with Canada that could squeeze Florida orange-growers, put a cork in California wine exports and sour the sales of American chocolate.
A glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS) was found recently in Marin County during a routine inspection of a nursery shipment from Ventura County. The pest - known for spreading Pierce's Disease - can be devastating to winegrapes.
"Quality, rather than tonnage, will continue to be the driver for Sonoma County's wine grape crop," Kruse says. "Growers will probably be dropping clusters to concentrate the fruit that's on the vine. That would also put growers in a better position to get through the season if water supplies are short."
In Part Two of Impact's exclusive interview with Alex Ricard, Pernod Ricard's new CEO discusses his plans to revitalize Absolut and Chivas Regal in the U.S. market, and touches on the company's flurry of activity in its wine business
Few can argue that Jean-Charles Boisset is today's consummate wine country showman. Who else could make even the Raymond Vineyards dog kennel a must-see canine winery experience replete with barrel beds and cabernet-tinged water bowls? The man does have a penchant for elevating wine touring to a new level of entertainment
Early-season Botrytis shoot blight may occur following frequent spring rains. Flowers can become infected during bloom. Then the fungus generally becomes dormant until late in the season when sugar concentration increases in the infected berry. The fungus then resumes growth and spreads throughout the berry