The Gloria Ferrer Winery event is a fundraiser for the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation. Last year, the winery donated $15,000 to the foundation, and this year Bertran said they hope to top that with proceeds brought in from $75 admission tickets and an auction of paintings, sports memorabilia and vacation packages
Actress Sophia Loren was the guest of honor at Far Niente Winery in Oakville on Saturday evening for "Bella Italia!," a tribute to the film legend attended by 400 fans, film stars and culinary and political VIPs
"The number of tasting rooms near the square in Sonoma have tripled since we opened three years ago, dividing the new customer base which every retail tasting room depends on. The hot market which was good for the real estate business was bad for our business because it gave confidence to our landlady to more than double the rent."
"This has a potential to impact the agriculture community more than anything we've seen in last 30 or 40 years," said Danny Merkley, director of water resources for the California Farm Bureau Federation.
James Wheaton, an Environmental Law Foundation attorney, called the decision "monumental" and said that it "changes everything about groundwater in California, the only western state that does not regulate its precious groundwater." Wheaton told Bloomberg BNA the decision should "light a fire under the Legislature" to make groundwater a management priority.
The Wine Industry Champion Award was recently presented to Dean Allison, Federal Member of Parliament for the Niagara West-Glanbrook riding in Ontario, recognizing Allison's exemplary support for the Canadian wine industry and contributions to the overall strength and long-term viability of the industry.
One of the last vestiges of the old Napa Valley is about to disappear. Milat Vineyards and Winery, the modest family-owned reminder of how the valley was before big money took over, is closing at the end of the month
... the unique climate of Washoe gives the Reno area the potential to cash in on the wine industry, said a University of Nevada, Reno professor who has been growing grapes and making wine on university farmland for almost 20 years.
As the economy and other factors take their toll on local restaurants, musicians are bringing their thirst to perform to the Rogue Valley's wineries - where they find the hours easier and the audiences more attentive
Officials, who hauled out box after box of documents, wouldn't say at the time why they conducted the search, but a lawsuit Twin Liquors filed against the TABC earlier this year shed some light on the investigation.
The penalties are less and they are making more money - that is one of the reasons it is becoming such a big problem.' Properly produced and certified alcoholic drinks are made with ethanol - alcohol that is safe to drink in moderation