Joe Wagner, a fifth-generation California winemaker, will maintain a winemaker consultant role with Constellation for the next two vintages. "I look forward to working with the Constellation team to continue to deliver the top-quality wines that Meiomi is known for," Wagner commented.
The first growers in the county started picking on July 29, when nearly 18 tons of pinot noir grapes were harvested from Vineyard Eleven in the Russian River Valley. The harvest is one of the earliest on record for the county, occurring one day earlier than the 2014 harvest, according to the Sonoma County Winegrowers, the local trade group for growers.
Jim McGarry, who for years successfully managed vineyards in Santa Barbara, Sonoma and Monterey Counties, has established Tierramar Vineyard Management, which will serve vineyards throughout the diverse Santa Barbara County winegrowing region
"The acquisition of our first vineyard for the brand, and the establishment of an elegant Tasting Room on site, gives us the opportunity to further develop our concept, and to have true roots with a home for North Valley Vineyards."
he partnership with DSWE founders Paolo and Allison Domeneghetti brings new capital investment along with financial and management expertise to the company, renamed Domaine Select Wine & Spirits (DSWS)
The deal was closed on Monday August 3, consolidating Jägermeister's control over distribution, logistics, sales, promotions and marketing in the US, its biggest market. The company has similar control in Germany and the UK, its second and third largest markets
As they love to say at the Washington State Wine Commission, "It's a beautiful day to love Washington state wine," and today marks the start of an especially august period - Washington State Wine Month.
Louis Latour Agencies has poached both Champagne Gosset and Cognac Frapin from McKinley Vintners. The two prestigious brands - both owned by family group Renaud Cointreau - joined the Latour portfolio on 1 August 2015
An Idaho law enacted to permit the state to jail anyone, who conducts undercover investigations and secretly records animal abuse, was rejected as unconstitutional by a federal judge today. The decision marked the first time a federal court had struck down a state's "ag-gag law."