Lee Hudson plans to build a winery where his family's wines and locally raised produce and livestock are all in the spotlight. Hudson came to the Planning Commission on Wednesday with his proposal. The commission approved Hudson Vineyards Winery to be located on 167 acres along Carneros Highway, about a mile west of Old Sonoma Road
"I think we should invest in more (research and development), and the state is prepared to put $7 million in the Food Venture Center in Geneva to experiment on new techniques for wineries and beer labs," Cuomo said. "I think that's a good investment."
Todd brings a history of demonstrated sales success to his new role, including 20 years in technical biological sales management. He and his wife, Amy, are deeply involved in the wine industry as well; Amy is a Viticulturist at Orin Swift
At the core of USDA's mission is fostering economic opportunity and innovation that will continue to help American agriculture grow and thrive in a global economy. Through research, data and analysis, trade agreements, grants and programs that add value to products, USDA works to expand and maintain both foreign and domestic markets for American farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses.
Currently, says Block, most California wineries use somewhere between 2.5 and 6 gallons of water to make each gallon of wine - a ratio that does not include irrigation water and other pre-harvest needs. Big wineries, he says, are more efficient than little ones, since they make more wine per amount of surface area - and are able to clean that surface area using proportionately less water than a small winery would need.
Dunnhumby claims it can predict trends. But the retail data group can't have foreseen being left on the shelf after Tesco, its owner, cancelled an auction process. Bids are reported to have come came in at £700m rather than £2bn
Winemakers are giving high praise for the quality of this year's Napa Valley wine grape harvest, according to the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association. Most vintners in the region have brought in their grapes and as attention turns more fully to the winemaking process, the NVV has answers to some of the most common questions about this year's vintage in the making
"We miscalculated the kind of beverage business we would have with the wine tourist," he said. "It's less than in our other locations. We thought we were smart in terms of our tasting bar and wine from all the great Napa winemakers, that that would be an extension of their tasting during the day, but we miscalculated about how ravenous people would be after a long day of wine-tasting"
Italy's projected wine production is up 13% on the previous year and 5% on the average for the past five years, for a total output of 48.8 million hectolitres, figures submitted by member states to the EU Commission in mid-September show
The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) has completed its 12-month investigation into new process sensors, trialling 4 commercially available technologies, including some new (and largely untried) in the Australian wine community.
The natural wine movement has gone from fringe to more visible over the last several years. With it, the context in which we encounter and experience the wines has begun to change, too. Jon Bonné on the next "Nat Pack" and a new, friendlier era of natural wine consumption
As the centerpiece of the campaign, from now until October 31st, the Chappellet family will donate 100% of the sales from every bottle of their 2009 and 2010 Chappellet Napa Valley Petite Sirah to The Lake County Rising Valley Relief Fund, with the goal of supporting long-term rebuilding efforts focused on livelihood, housing, and community needs.