More than 1,000 people gathered for the first ever Innovation + Quality (IQ), which concluded its one-day wine industry conference and trade show Wednesday afternoon. IQ focused on cutting-edge innovations that advance wine quality and was presented by Wine Business Monthly.
Leading UK wine critic and Harpers columnist, Tim Atkin MW, has fired a warning shot across the bows of Bordeaux and warned its producers and chateaux that they need to listen to the international critricism of its en primeur system and make serious changes or risk looking "ridiculous" in the eyes of the wine world
"The heat-treated wine is more youthful, the tannins are richer and more vibrant, and the wine has a fresher fruit flavor yet still true to the terroir that makes our wines unique. These characteristics are the ones we value in Oregon Pinot Noir and focus to create at Adelsheim Vineyard"
The Long Island Merlot Alliance (LIMA) announced the appointment of top wine and spirits journalist Amy Zavatto as executive director. With 2015 marking the 10th anniversary of LIMA, Zavatto will lead the charge on a year-long campaign of merlot-centric celebrations, educational opportunities, and events, as well as the establishment of Long Island Merlot Month in November 2015.
Plungerhead has partnered with the Boot Campaign, which supports American military service members during and after their service to the country. The new partnership, "Characters for a Cause," will increase awareness, as well as raise funds for the patriotic organization through a special retail promotion of Plungerhead Lodi Zinfandel and Plungerhead Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon wines from March through May 2015
About a month ago, after twenty years in business, and arguably at the peak of their business, Adam and Diana Lee sold Siduri Wines, and their sister project Novy Family Winery to Jackson Family Wines for an undisclosed sum.
What started under some redwood trees in Chip and Lynne Sundstrom's backyard has expanded to crush more than 12,000 pounds of fruit at their Davis location, which although still small, is about 10 times the size of their original site.
Between the work stoppages at West Coast ports and the strong dollar, export businesses in California and across the country have had a tough few months. But for some, the biggest sucker punch has come from China.
An official with the Marin County Department of Agriculture found a glassy-winged sharpshooter last Thursday while inspecting a shipment from a nursery in Ventura County, according to county officials.
Ca' Momi announced today that Jonny Tindall has joined the company as the director of culinary operations, where he will oversee the Ca' Momi food and beverage service operations for the new osteria, the enoteca at the Oxbow Public Market, as well as the company's commissary kitchen, catering operations and special events.
People new to grape growing or considering planting a commercial vineyard are encouraged to attend the Prospective Winegrower Workshop March 20 at the T.V. Munson Viticulture and Enology Center, 9356 Grayson Drive, Denison.
February might have been the worst month on record in terms of weather for many parts of the country, but results for restaurants were far from dreadful, as the industry posted its eighth consecutive month of positive same-store sales growth.
In each visit, the investigator asked for foie gras and was told he could have it for free along with the restaurant's "tasting menu," a sampling of entrees that is currently listed at $80 to $98, plus wine charges
Scheduled to take advantage of a quieter time of year when community residents can spend relaxed time with some of the area's most talented winemakers, Morning in the Winery is a casual, open-house-style event that is complimentary for Napa County residents, with no RSVP required.
you can browse the 500-plus members of the Vintners Association for general information or to create itineraries that feature the most efficient routes by time or distance. The itineraries also can be filtered by wineries that offer tours or tastings, either with or without appointment