Popkin brings significant experience helping grow some of the most renowned beverage and alcohol brands in the U.S. He has done so through a combination of innovative marketing and building close working relationships with distributors and customers. His official start date is Dec. 1, 2015.
This long-term trial showed that a healthy diet and moderate alcohol intake, particularly red wine, were associated with better lipid and glucose control than water and had no significant harmful effects. Genetic tests might help identify patients with T2DM who could benefit clinically from drinking moderate amounts of alcohol.
Focus, and ceaseless experimentation, has been the hallmark of Gaja - Barbaresco's, and Piedmont's - most renowned winery since Gaia's great-great-grandfather Giovanni Gaja first started selling wine from the family's tavern (the front door is still there) in Barbaresco in 1859.
Earl Jones moved to Southern Oregon from the Gulf Coast to begin planting Tempranillo in 1995, but he didn't know century-old Listán Prieto grapes - a variety within the Mission family also native to Spain - already were growing at Abacela Ranch.
The Mid-Atlantic is a new and difficult environment to grow winegrapes. Growers face the challenges of a humid environment and the potential for cold injury to grapevines. However, in the face of these challenging circumstances, there is great wine being grown here in the Mid-Atlantic. These fine wines are testament to perseverance and ability to learn, attributes that our best growers share.
The fifth annual Flavor! Napa Valley food and wine festival has moved from November to March, taking place from March 16-20, 2016, still held during Napa Valley's "cabernet season," which runs from November through April.
Wine grape growers in California's San Joaquin Valley are learning a tough economics lesson the hard way, causing them to pull out vines, turn to other crops, sellout, or retire. They are learning that the wines their grapes have produced for years are now in low demand, and the price wineries pay, if they buy their grapes at all, doesn't cover their cost of production.
As hard as it may be to imagine "leftover wine," unsold wines are a reality for wine producers. Perhaps wineries have rebranded or redesigned their packaging; maybe they've got a newer vintage cramming the warehouse or the tanks; maybe producers tried something new that didn't resonate with club members or normal distribution channels.
People have no problem drinking red wine in the summer, and white wine doesn't disappear from retailers when the weather turns crisp as a good White Bordeaux. So why is it that one of the most versatile wines to serve with food or enjoy on its own is seldom mentioned once the leaves start falling from the trees? I'm talking about Rosé - it looks festive in a glass, and when chosen carefully will play nicely with everything on your holiday table. I put a Chateau D'Esclans Les Clans to the test last week, where it paired equally well with the turkey, the squash and even the cranberry sauce.
The Willcox-area wine industry is seeking its own place on the map - not just by having 10 wine-tasting rooms and at least 640 acres of vineyards in the area, but also through the proposed creation of two American Viticulture Areas.
As Tennesseans enter their last holiday season unable to pick up a bottle of wine in their local grocery stores, state regulators and Tennessee's liquor wholesalers and retail grocers are gearing up for the launch of wine sales in grocery stores next July 1.
The future is indeed unaffordable for wine, beer and spirits drinkers in British Columbia because what are considered the highest prices in North America already are doomed to rise even more while B.C. wines get squeezed off the shelves.
According the Rabobank's latest Wine Quarterly report, "Evolving E-Commerce Opportunities for Wine," the increasing importance of this channel and the rising number of e-commerce platforms presents opportunities and challenges for wineries looking for new ways to reach consumers.