'Garagiste' winemakers from across California pour over four days of events - November 6th to 9th; 50+ from Paso area; The Opening Round returns, features winemakers from Northern CA and Santa Barbara County; The Wine Enthusiast's Matt Kettmann leads 'Taste Like a Pro' Seminar; Tickets on sale now!
Gagliardo likens the winemakers to bears, in the sense that they can be guarded and gruff. I pointed out that, normally, when you see a bear you run in the other direction. How exactly, I asked, does this help you sell wine?
Why do the best wines come from mild grey climates? According to wine expert Charles Smith , wine is produced in these regions because it's the perfect environment to get the grapes right on the edge of fully ripening. When the grapes struggle to ripen, it produces wine with more intensity. These types of grapes produce the best wine, which is why wine is made in the areas that are conducive to these climates.
Cider has become America's fastest-growing alcoholic beverage segment, though still tiny compared to the nation's beer market. Even so, North Coast winemakers last month got the sobering news that for the first half of the year, cider sales increased by 3.4 million cases, or 69 percent, compared to an increase of 2.5 million cases for wine, or 1.5 percent.
The national media's business press has been busy this morning analysing Tesco's half-year 92% drop in pre-tax profits and even larger accounting black hole and looking at ways it can get itself out of the mire and back to leading the UK grocery retail market.
D.C. area wine offers a sense of adventure. If you visit enough wineries, surprises await, including wines made from grapes you've never heard of and even wines that you'll never find anywhere else in the world, no matter how hard you look.
Riesling was once among the most expensive wines. Later, wineries focused on quantity, and quality suffered. But in recent years, the pendulum has been swinging back - a boon to Germany's Rheingau Region.
A Massachusetts company is bringing at-home alcohol delivery to central Indiana. Drizly Inc., which is also in cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, is partnering with Indianapolis-based Big Red Liquors Inc. on the service.
Drizly announced today it will work with Big Red Liquors, Indianapolis' largest liquor retailer, to make deliveries in neighborhoods including Broad Ripple, Brownsburg, Downtown, Fishers, Fletcher Place, Fountain Square, Geist, Irvington and Meridian-Kessler
but implementing such reform would take years. In the near term, states should authorize short-term leases of water, build basic market institutions, deploy risk-mitigation tools such as dry-year options, and implement basic controls
In one study, researchers gave subjects wine to sample and scanned their brains using an fMRI scanner. The subjects all drank the same wine twice. But on one occasion, they were told it was a $90 bottle, while another time they thought it was a $10 bottle