The Risk Management Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced historic changes to Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP), including expanded access to beginning farmers and nationwide availability. These changes will be effective starting in the 2016 crop year
the growing season overall has been warmer than any since 2008. This warmth has kept our season on an advanced schedule, with grapes coming into wineries seven to 10 days earlier than last year, which was itself an early year
A $59 million, six-year battle has all but eliminated a grape-maiming invasive pest that struck the heart of Napa's wine country. Napa County has spent $9.8 million and the wine industry $49 million fighting the European grapevine moth,
"Willamette: The Pinot Noir Barrel Auction" will take place on 2 April 2016 at the Allison Inn & Spa in Newburg as the centrepiece of a three-day programme designed to highlight the region's wines, personalities and cuisine
Gil Family is perhaps best known in the U.S. for its Honoro Vera brand ($9), but the company has leveraged a wide portfolio to roughly triple its U.S. volume to a quarter-million cases over the past three years
Named after Grace's President, Judy Chan's daughter, the four cuvées are all made in the traditional method with three single varietal non-vintages of Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc and the vintage 2009 Brut Reserve Blanc de Blancs.
According to their recently published study in Analytical Chemistry, the three men did succeed, creating a noninvasive procedure that uses vacuum suction to date a wine by its angel's share.
Due to the natural permeability of the bark of a cork tree, the ullage-the small headspace between the wine's surface and the cork-grows over time as alcohol and water particles escape as vapors, a loss often called the "angel's share."
The new vintage verification method uses a vacuum to extract gas and liquid vapors, part of the angel's share that has evaporated and is passing through the cork. The vacuum is applied only to the top of the cork, leaving the majority of the closure and bottle unaffected. After the extraction, the cork can then be "bled up" with inert argon gas
The opening of the Mira Winery Napa Valley Education Center & Tasting Room (NVEC) in the historic heart of downtown Charleston, South Carolina is a perfect fit for a city that has become renowned for its fine dining and craft beverage scene.
Kim Kidwell, acting dean of Washington State University's College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, says the college will keep moving forward in light of the leadership shuffle that has followed WSU President Elson Floyd's death.
Brewers and winemakers know that in the world of alcoholic beverages the buzz is all about mead. Explore the rich history of this fascinating fermented beverage from its ancient origins to its recent rebirth in America during the "Beginner's Introduction to Mead Making," short course Nov. 13 and 14, hosted by the Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, UC Davis.
The American wine business is bragging that premium wines are growing in popularity so fast that they've overtaken popular and lower-priced wines in total dollar market share, but their definition of premium is different from ours here in Napa Valley.
One of humankind's most endearing (and annoying) qualities is its ability to skirt, outthink and get around nearly every restriction that gets in its way. That was certainly during Prohibition, as people all over the United States found ways to sneak around the law. And one particularly charming example involved winemakers, writes VinePair's Adam Teeter.
Nine courses started Monday in the $23 million Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center located on the Tri-Cities campus. Students are studying winemaking, grape growing and other horticultural subjects.
When discussing the wine of the Americas we first think of the United States, Argentina or Chile, even Brazil or Uruguay, but certainly not Mexico, which is ironic given that it is the oldest wine destination in the Americas
Celebrating more than two decades of research funding, the Music Festival for Brain Health, a fundraising event focusing on brain disorders, has raised more than $221 million, including leveraged grants from U.S. government agencies and private organizations
Amid the lingering shock of the Chinese government's austerity measures, more and more foreign wine producers have started to form deals directly with mass online stores and other mass retail channels, so as to reach the general consumers more efficiently
Whole Foods Market sought out the California Fruit Wine Company while looking for an offering that could marry the success the chain had with sangria and with a pineapple wine that they sourced out of Hawaii
Norma Ruiz, 28, says an employee told her group in April that they would be kicked off if they didn't control their noise level. Ruiz says she believes the manager discriminated against them because they're Latino
In light of the recent incident,when a group of rambunctious women were removed from The Wine Train, I'm relaunching this story. While it's a very funny look at wine behaviors, beneath it is "courtesy," as a missing ingredient at wine events. What has recently happened, which is regrettable, is just what happens when wine is brought into play. Who hasn't had a loose tongue slip, while enjoying wine?