Launched in 2004 mainly as a contract wine and brandy producer, California's O'Neill Vintners & Distillers lately has been investing in brands and capacity, and the company sees continuing growth on the horizon, with its newly acquired Line 39 label leading the charge
The race for control of Treasury Wine Estates is about to get interesting as both of the winemaker's suitors tap big name banks to assist with financing. And there are signs slow starter TPG has now assumed frontrunner status.
EPA said its research found that by diverting freshwater from three new intakes proposed on the Sacramento River - farther upstream from existing intakes - the project is likely to increase concentrations of salinity, mercury, bromide, chloride, selenium and pesticides
A team of researchers including UC Davis yeast geneticist Linda Bisson has discovered a biochemical communication system behind this problem. Working through a prion -- an abnormally shaped protein that can reproduce itself -- the system enables bacteria in fermenting wine to switch yeast from sugar to other food sources without altering the yeast's DNA.
New to this year's ceremony, the Innovator/Executive of the Year award celebrates the industry's most creative and influential trendsetter in the business space, and the Brewery of the Year award lauds a notable business in the fast-growing beer space whose work is influencing trends on a national level. The Lifetime Achievement award, granted to an exceptional individual who has had a major impact on the industry, will be named at a later date.
With the current shift from traditional distribution channels to direct sales to consumers, most new wineries that open in Napa Valley seek to appeal to visitors. Few, however, go so far as new B Cellars.
At this writing, although some buildings have been affected by the Aug. 24 shaking, it seems that the 2014 harvest has sustained little interruption. Spirits seem to be high as evidenced by a couple of quotes (chosen from many):
While the rest of Napa was cleaning up after Sunday's earthquake, dumping piles of broken dishes and glasses into garbage cans, the employees of Napa Recycling and Waste Services (NRWS) were mobilizing to receive the end product of the disaster.
The Baroness survived the Holocaust to appear on stage and on film alongside such stars as Alain Delon and Catherine Deneuve during a 30-year acting career. She married twice, and had three children before taking the helm at Château Mouton Rothschild on the death of her father in 1988. She continued his work to modernize and diversify not only the family properties, but also the production of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, makers of Mouton Cadet
NASA scientists are planning to conduct an airborne survey of earthquake fault displacements in the Napa Valley area of Northern California, using a sophisticated radar system developed by NASA's Jet propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California.