The new wines are among the many changes underway at the winery since Robin Baggett - an attorney, founder of Alpha Omega Winery in Napa Valley and namesake of Cal Poly's baseball stadium - became its sole owner last year, buying out former partners Bob Schiebelhut and Jim Efird
Ehlers Estate is pleased to welcome Andy Bartee as national sales director. Bartee brings over ten years of experience in the wine industry, including territory management and development for 39 domestic markets and 16 export markets.
Since the end of prohibition, Texas has prevented huge corporations from selling retail hard liquor inside the state-laws Wal-Mart desperately want to change through a federal complaint it has filed in an Austin court. But not if Alan Waldrop and his client have anything to do with it
With a special holographic Basketball Hall of Fame label that ensures authenticity, and individually numbered bottles, this 1000-bottle offering allows collectors to select their preferred bottle number for a limited time.
Organic agriculture is defined as a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects.1
The law that went into effect in January allows South Dakotans to buy up to 12 cases of wine per year for personal use from wineries in the state and around the country. Now, 275 wine producers are licensed to offer their wines to consumers in the state, and 1,158 cases had been shipped by the end of June, according to the Department of Revenue.
The annual celebration aligns with the traditional harvest season of grapes across the state. The N.C. Wine and Grape Growers Council, which promotes the industry, is encouraging consumers to visit local wineries during the month.
Making wine may be one of the most romantic and evocative of all professions, but the reality is that it's brutally difficult to earn a reliable living, and often subject to the whims of forces beyond anyone's control. Even producers that have been crafting excellent wine for several generations aren't immune: One or two bad harvests in a row, an ill-timed hail storm, an earthquake that topples stocks of barrels filled with aging wine-all of these can wreak havoc on even the most economically fastidious wine producer.
Located 35 miles northeast of the city of LA in Santa Clarita, the Agua Dulce Estate comprises an 80-acre vineyard, five-bed Colonial-style home, winemaking facilities that currently produce 10 different wines, a tasting room, mountain vistas and an animal rescue ranch.
A possible solution is one that has never been tried with wine grapes before until now: moving production indoors. That's what Dr. Mehdi Sharifi, a Canada Research chair in sustainable agriculture and professor at Trent University's School of the Environment, has been working on.
AB 1066 phases in overtime pay, so that farm workers will receive time-and-a-half after 9.5 hours in a day in 2019, nine hours in 2020, 8.5 hours in 2021, and eight hours in 2022 (when they will also receive double time after 12 hours)
September sees the launch of two new books from Hugh Johnson, one of the world's leading authorities on wine, On Wine and the 40th edition of the Pocket Wine Book, the world's best-selling book on wine. Here he tells The Buyer what wines he would take with him on a desert island, what his favourite restaurant is and who he still looks up to in the wine world