for Limeng Stroh, it was anything but a relaxing Friday afternoon spent sampling some of the country's finest wines while nibbling on pork loin and organic fingerling potatoes. It was more like a combination of being in the pit at the Chicago Board of Trade and having the nimble finger skills of a champion video gamer
Sky News has learnt that Diageo is examining plans to offload some of its wine brands, which include Blossom Hill and Sterling Vineyards, following approaches from a number of unidentified third parties
The bottle Mr. Sokolin famously broke was a 1787 Château Margaux, which had been found in a Paris cellar in 1985 and was said to have belonged to Thomas Jefferson. (It was inscribed with the initials Th.J.) Mr. Sokolin had been hoping to sell it for $519,750
John Paul thought the thousands of bees that died last year had something to do with the hard winter in 2014, so this year he expected the bees to thrive. Instead, all three hives and more than 100,000 bees were dead by the end of March.
Even though we had some snow on the ground on April 23, it looks like spring is finally here. The grapevines have started coming out of their dormant winter state. Gradually, the vines adapt to the warming temperatures in anticipation of another season.
The Sebastiani name is emblematic of hard work and family winemaking in Sonoma County. Sam Sebastiani, the 3rd generation patriarch of the family, is no exception. A recent winemaker's dinner at Aventine Glen Ellen offered an opportunity to hear the philosophy, passion and maturity that seven decades of winemaking can produce while enjoying these new wines with fabulous food.
Developers want to add 134 rooms across the street from the current 325-room hotel. They'd also like to build a new 10,000-square-foot exhibition hall and redesign vehicle circulation on the current site
Scarborough Wines, a so-called "microwinery" in Seattle's SoDo neighborhood, says it received a letter from lawyers in California this week arguing there could be confusion over a name the winery uses. The attorneys represent Casa Piena, which translates to "full house" from Italian. Scarborough's wine club has several tiers named for gambling terms, including Full House.
A survey has just revealed that people will claim to like a wine more if they think it's more expensive. Are we all just kidding ourselves that we can tell the difference between a good and bad bottle?
Technically tisanes, rather than teas (because the blends contain no black, green, or white tea), "Sonoma Teas" are made from grape skins sourced by WholeVine Products, a company launched by Kendall-Jackson founders, who acquire the polyphenol-rich leftovers of the winemaking process from local, sustainably farmed vineyards
Current controversies on North Coast traffic to wineries could benefit from a 165-year perspetive on the business locally, according to speakers at the Business Journal's 2015 Wine Industry Conference on April 24.
Before Willie Lamberson became a Sonoma County planning commissioner this year, the ceramic tile contractor cut a low-key public profile, with little attachment to the workings of local government beyond a penchant for political involvement handed down years ago from his father, also a tile contractor and Army veteran.
Oregon State University's Wine Research Institute issued a warning saying wine grape growers can expect increased pressure from brown marmorated stinkbugs in particular and spotted wing drosophila to a lesser degree.
A celebration of life will be held in honor of Joseph Phelps at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, on the grounds of Joseph Phelps Vineyards, 200 Taplin Road in St. Helena. On-site parking will be available with overflow parking at the River Ranch Farmworker Housing Center on Silverado Trail.