Tom's career began at Freemark Abbey, an experience he calls "a great job, and a great honor." In 1978, Tom became the founding winemaker at Duckhorn Vineyards. After 22 vintages of creating some of Napa's most celebrated wines, Tom helped launch Provenance Vineyards and Hewitt Vineyard
Ossia (from the Italian phrase o sia or 'let it be') is a natural, non-GMO, wine yeast strain that has been selected for its inability to produce H2S during fermentation; simultaneously eliminating this potential source of H2S contamination and enabling the full aroma and complex character of the vintage to develop unhindered.
The program will be offered as a weeklong intensive, allowing students who travel from out of town to attend all the seminars necessary to earn either the Direct to Consumer or the Wine Industry Finance and Accounting Certificates. The program will be offered June 22nd through 26th on the Sonoma State campus in Rohnert Park, one hour north of San Francisco.
Winesellers Ltd. announced a new agreement to be the exclusive U.S. importer and marketer for family-owned Murdoch James Estate of Martinborough, New Zealand. The agreement between the Sager and Fraser families represents an expansion of the Winesellers Ltd. portfolio with one of Martinborough's pioneering wineries.
Gary Farrell Winery has named Emery Bodell to the newly created position of tasting room and business development manager. Bodell brings many years of experience with luxury wine brands and business development to the Russian River Valley winery, where she will be overseeing the tasting room, visitation programs and the winery-direct sales team.
As part of wildfire awareness week, state officials stopped at the Cal Fire Sonoma Air Attack Base at the Sonoma County airport Tuesday to press the need for fire prevention in this water-starved state.
If it passes, it's unclear whether the ban would have any teeth - the Oregon Legislature in 2013 prohibited ballot measures and local governments' GMO bans. According to the measure's backers, a local food system ordinance would pre-empt that state law.
Growers in California and Florida now have a FMC fungicide available with a new mode of action for disease management in almonds, grapes, strawberries, and tomatoes. FMC's Fracture fungicide, now registered for use in California and Florida, is a new broad spectrum, biological fungicide labeled for the prevention and control of powdery mildew, botrytis, and brown rot blossom blight. The company says Fracture complements synthetic fungicides, expands growers' options, and can help extend the lifespan of other chemistries.
New data on the alcoholic drinks industry from Euromonitor International found that despite total volume growth for 2014 remaining relatively unchanged (0.8%) for the second year in a row, the industry is expected to grow by more than 20b litres in the next four years.
It is Idaho's fastest-growing agricultural industry, bringing millions and millions of dollars into the state every single year, and it is not potatoes. It's wine. Also, the changing climate elsewhere could drive more winemakers to Idaho.
Funded entirely through a U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant, he's tasked with providing the "back and forth," as he puts it, between the university and the growing number of wineries and cideries in the state.
Total Wine & More will open a store in Sunset Valley May 21 at 5601 Brodie Lane and a second location later this summer at the former Toys R Us location in Lakeline Mall Plaza south of Cedar Park at 11066 Pecan Park Blvd., Ste. 117.
Today the Abbott government announced it has asked Treasury to prepare a discussion paper on the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) as part of its White Paper tax review. When it comes to alcohol Australia's tax rules are some of the most complex in the world, as outlined in the discussion paper on the Australian taxation system recently released by treasurer Joe Hockey.
Depending on what you are buying, you'll see negotiations in one of two ways. I want to shed some light on approaches for effective negotiations for sellers and buyers in either scenario. The nature of what you are buying or selling dramatically impacts what makes the right business deal. I've seen buyers and sellers fail when they thought they struck a great deal. Ultimately, I want you to see how buying tactics might impact how you sell your products or services.
Bordeaux has pursued its time-honoured fashion of releasing a cluster of top-flight estates in one day, with Chateaux Haut-Brion, Cos d'Estournel, Talbot, Troplong Mondot and Chasse Spleen all making their appearance