After regulatory and industry pushback, Kroger has jettisoned its plan to allow Southern Wine & Spirits to set their bev-alc shelf sets and charge suppliers and distributors "voluntarily" to pay for it, something both the feds and several states have viewed askance of "tied-house" laws which ensure the independence of retailers
Sunridge Nurseries Inc. enthusiastically welcomes Sebastian Traviesa as a valuable addition to its California nursery staff. He brings with him extensive education and experience in fruit production and ampelography (identification of different grape cultivars).
Wine Boss is owned by Charlie Hoppes, a veteran of more than 25 Washington harvests. Hillary Sjolund, who is part of the Wine Boss team, will be Gordon's winemaker of record. Hoppes said Sjolund will get plenty of support from the rest of his crew, especially during the height of harvest.
April was a busy month for transactions involving luxury wine brands. Zepponi & Company, a leading global merger and acquisition advisory firm dedicated to the beverage alcohol industry, served as the exclusive financial advisor to Oregon's Penner-Ash Wine Cellars and Sonoma County's Patz & Hall Wine Company in their recently announced respective transactions.
Dry Creek Vineyard announced today that it has been selected by the America's Cup Event Authority as the Official Wine of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series events in New York (May 7 & 8) and Chicago (June 11 & 12).
The lineup of culinary stars at this year's sold-out festival, running May 27-29 in downtown Napa, includes Michelin-starred chefs Gordon Ramsay, Food Network "Iron Chef" Masaharu Morimoto, the Food Network's chef Tyler Florence, James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina and "Top Chef" competition winner Michael Voltaggio, it was announced Monday
A boutique tour company based in Colorado, Pack A Fork! is offering a 6- day gourmet food and wine tour to Napa Valley, September 25-30, 2016. "NAPA HARVEST 2016: A Gourmet Food & Wine Adventure" will take an intimate group of no more than 15 to experience the best of "crush" in Napa.
2Hawk owners Ross and Jen Allen plan to bring crushing and winemaking operations, previously handled by Pallet Wine Co., in-house this fall. S & B James Construction Management Co. has begun excavation work for a 14,000-square-foot winery building off Campbell Road, south of the 2Hawk tasting room on North Phoenix Road.
A Vancouver-based lawyer specializing in the tricky rules around selling Canadian wine says winemakers are excited about a "breakthrough" court decision that could pave the way for regional vintages to be sold across provincial lines.
The details about the theft of the wine, which included dozens of bottles stolen from the esteemed Napa Valley restaurant The French Laundry, come following the arrest this week of two California men, Alfred Georgis and Davis Kiryakoz, in the case
Mick Fleetwood is a rock and roll icon, famous for his tremendous success as the drummer of Fleetwood Mac, the legendary band he co-founded in 1967 with John Mayall, Peter Green and John McVie - the band's name is a combination of his surname and McVie's. Fleetwood would remain the only member to remain with the band through its multiple incarnations.
Elgin Molded Plastics Inc. in Franklin will run the first batch of glasses so that Bell can start fulfilling the many orders that came through the Kickstarter campaign. After that, she plans to start supplying local grocer Sendik's, the weekly Jazz in the Park concerts in Milwaukee's Cathedral Square, and Miller Park
It has become fashionable to decry the wines of Bordeaux. As my former colleague Jay McInerney at The Wall Street Journal wrote: "In spite of…the fact that Bordeaux has produced the world's most famous wines for hundreds of years, slagging it has become a new form of snobbery."
After four lackluster campaigns, Ella Lister assesses the opportunities and risks surrounding the best Bordeaux vintage since 2010, canvassing the opinions of leading producers and shippers on the prices, quality, and style of the wines, and whether they can help save the region's struggling distribution system
Although Virginia is slowly emerging as a wine destination (bolstered by Donald Drumpf's purchase of Kluge Vineyard and Estate in Charlottesville, now known as Drumpf Winery, five years ago), locals have always had a love affair with the region's vino
The classic cults are all based in Napa, and each works entirely from an estate property. Meanwhile, all but one of these five new producers is based in Sonoma; most own no vineyards, and they source fruit from traditionally unglamorous places ...