Grahm worries that the wine industry perceives him as a past-tense contributor, a caricature not unlike his wacky Ralph Steadman labels, when the truth is, he has big plans -- huge, groundbreaking plans -- and believes he is now making the best wines of his career
The scientists said California's water-rights regulator, the State Water Resources Control Board, needs a systematic overhaul of policies and procedures to bridge the gaping disparity, but lacks the legislative authority and funding to do so
"I know that I'm not the only wine lover who embraces this sort of "wine of affection." I see it with Zinfandel lovers. And I've spotted that look of indulgent, abiding fondness among Australians with their many Shiraz wines. Oddly, Burgundy lovers are as much in awe as they are in love. But somehow Beaujolais brings it out, don't you think?"
Selosse has inspired a whole generation of growers to pursue wine's higher purpose. And he has inspired a whole generation of consumers to see Champagne as a vessel, fully capable of expressing a vineyard
Working with an instructional designer, each course level of the program has been honed to more directly address critical facets of the wine industry and provide students with a systematical and structured learning experience. The newly redesigned courses, Foundation: Introduction to Wine Business and Intermediate: A Survey of the Key Drivers in a Wine Business, include prerecorded and live lecture sessions, case studies and individual research, along with weekly assigned reading and modular quizzes.
Perhaps the biggest story in the global wine industry so far this year was the news that the U.S. overtook France in 2013 to become the world's largest wine market-but a close second would have to be the sudden and significant drop in wine consumption in China, linked to a new policy against intra-governmental entertaining.
Thanks to a new agreement between Ottawa and the European Union, Canada and the EU appear to be opening up freer trade terms than what's currently in place between the provinces. Provincial wine and craft beer monopolies that control and restrict distribution in their jurisdictions are arguably the most discussed impediments within Canada's tangle of internal trade barriers, according to experts.
Fancy some furmint? How about a nice glass of grillo? If you've never heard of either, chances are you will. Wine lists are getting a makeover as producers all over the world make a play for U.S. palates