China has overtaken France to become the second largest wine-growing area in the world, according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (IOVW). China now accounts for 11 per cent of the territory given over to vineyards
Global wine consumption has dropped slightly in the last year, according to the latest figures from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) - but overall there are signs of stabilization.
We've gone from more than 100,000 EGVM trapped in 2010 to just one in 2014. This success makes the EGVM detection and eradication partnership one of the most effective programs for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), county departments of agriculture, University of California Cooperative Extension (UC Coop), and growers in the last decade
In fact, the OIV states that China has 799,000 hectares of vineyards, period. The BBC seems to be assuming these vineyards are used only for wine when, in fact, most in China are devoted to the country's massive table grape and raisin sectors
Swanson Vineyards has named Robin Akhurst to the role of winemaker. Chris Phelps, director of winemaking for 12 years, will remain with the winery, transitioning to a half-time consulting role as winemaker emeritus
Tenet Wines consists of three wines: "Tenet" GSM (Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre) and "The Pundit" Syrah from Washington State's Columbia Valley, and "Le Fervent" Syrah from the Costières de Nîmes in France's Rhône Valley
The 24 judges who swirled and sipped through the Press Democrat's 2015 North Coast Wine Challenge in mid-April chose a classic white varietal - the Roche 2013 Carneros Chardonnay French Oak Reserve - as its Best of the Best winner this year, marking the first time in the competition's three-year history that a white wine has triumphed over a red wine
"Money is a form of frustration for consumers now. They are looking for something new, something that can only be had from new experiences. Wine takes you to the most beautiful parts of the world and connects you to writers, artists and musicians; we should be selling this aspect of it."
The moderate global warming that has already occurred as a result of human emissions has quadrupled the frequency of certain heat extremes since the Industrial Revolution, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that a failure to bring greenhouse gases under control could eventually lead to a 62-fold increase in such heat blasts.
The team, all believed safe, were in the area when the earthquake struck on Saturday, triggering avalanches on Everest which killed at least 18 people on the mountain itself, and reported to be more than 3000 in total, as of the afternoon of 27th April
An auction lot of lunch for 11 with Parker, including 24 wines from his cellar, sold for $100,000 Friday at the Heart's Delight charity event in Washington, D.C. The winning bidder had to go that high because he had a lot of competition