Most people would be shocked to hear a county assessor say, "My job is to keep you from paying more in property taxes than you should," but that's just what Napa County assessor and clerk John Tuteur did at the 20th annual Vineyard Economics Seminar at the Marriott
Cava, like California chardonnay, has suffered from a bad reputation. Not without reason. Millions of bottles of cava, the Catalonian sparkling wine, are sold every year, and much of it is inexpensive and not particularly good. Yet a handful of cava producers, working conscientiously in the vineyards and diligently in the cellar, have demonstrated that it can be among the most distinctive of all sparkling wines
The symposium will cover a wide range of technology-related topics including: mobile e-commerce, data breach and security, breakthrough marketing, supply chain innovation, leading edge hospitality systems, new on-premise kegs and product tracking.
In 2014, the majority of the revenue, $1.2 billion, was generated from hotel stays, which generated $64.2 million in tax revenues from the transient occupancy tax (hotel tax), sales taxes and property and transfer taxes paid on lodging facilities
a swirl of sommeliers surrounded us, most of them (or so it seemed to me) barely old enough to drink legally. A generation ago, only about five working sommeliers existed in New York. Now they're everywhere ...