The symposium, to be held at the Sensory Theater at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, will be followed by a wide-ranging tasting of Chinese jiu, a tour of the RMI Teaching and Research Winery, and a Chinese-inspired gala dinner. The dinner will feature a keynote address on marketing wine to China.
The new high-tech tools are taking on added importance as bud break has started earlier than normal this year, exposing the North Coast's $1.5 billion grape crop to the threat of frost damage. Freezing temperatures already have been reported this week, prompting growers to turn on their wind machines and spray their vineyards with water to prevent the tender buds from freezing
The Wine Industry Symposium Group has assembled a dream team of Central Coast wine business leaders to present at the 21st Annual Central Coast Insights Event, set for Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Paso Robles, California at the Paso Robles Inn
The idea that the oceans are storing the heat that we should be feeling isn't new. Our ability to measure that drowned heat has gotten better of the past 15 years, thanks to an ever-expanding, semi-autonomous armada of diving buoys.
However, the Republican-backed proposal that passed 114-to-87 Thursday -- House Bill 466 -- faces an uphill road, like the previous one that died in the Senate.
Democratic lawmakers oppose it, as does Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.
The North Coast fishing community was treated to encouraging news Thursday about the state of the ocean salmon fishery, with forecasts suggesting increased opportunity and productivity during the coming sport and commercial seasons, despite continuing drought
The current, May 31, edition of Wine Spectator Magazine reviewed numerous Paso Robles wineries in its "Buyer's Guide" section. Outstanding reviews and ratings were given to 14 of Paso's most creative and exciting wineries.
The North Coast fishing community was treated to encouraging news Thursday about the state of the ocean salmon fishery, with forecasts suggesting increased opportunity and productivity during the coming sport and commercial seasons, despite continuing drought.
Half of Californians also said that in dry years, the state should help farmers by easing environmental regulations that protect fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, but the survey found 46 percent disagreeing.
Farmers are generally optimists, or at least try to be. Each year grapegrowers and vineyard managers look forward to the possibilities, but always draw on the knowledge and experience from the previous growing seasons. Farming is a mix of art and science along with the willingness to make decisions and adjustments throughout the journey of each growing season.
Senior trade figures are rallying around the Drop the Duty campaign and urging everyone in the sector to play their part and lobby their MP to call on the Chancellor to cut alcohol duty rates by 2% in the March Budget.
Treasury Wine Estates Ltd., the world's second-largest listed wine company, posted a 86 percent rise in its key profit measure as a weaker Australian dollar and the rescheduling of its Penfolds release improved profitability.
Thirty-two states already allow restaurants and companies that make home deliveries of food to offer beer and wine as well, said Justin Greene of Dashing Delivery in Santa Fe. He served as the expert witness for the bill's sponsor, Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque.
Treasury Wine Estates chief executive Mike Clarke says that sales of private label wines in Australia's big liquor retailers are growing faster than those of broader wine producers, but he plans to tackle the problem head-on
"It's devastating," said Tina Wilkins, the owner of Vina Castellano. "I'm off the charts frustrated. It's going to truthfully threaten my livelihood and drop my business by 30 percent, if something doesn't change."
"When we started making kosher wine (almost on a dare) a little more than a decade ago, Jodie and I were not particularly connected to our Jewish roots. With time, and while working with more observant Jewish winemakers in the cellar and throughout the world, we discovered a Jewish community that appealed to us and our sense of belonging ..."