The Distilled Spirits Council today applauded the introduction of a bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill in the U.S. Senate, calling the legislation, "key to opening foreign markets to American spirits products."
Tony Stewart, proprietor of Glen Ellen's Madrone Vineyards Estate has named Tyler Galts as estate president. The winery, formerly named Valley of the Moon Winery, is one of Sonoma Valley's oldest and most historic winery and vineyard sites
His responsibilities have included supporting sales efforts, managing ISO and Lean Systems, operating as a liaison between CSU and customers on all technical issues, and overseeing rigorous quality control programs
A Delaware Chancery judge blessed Wine.com Inc.'s stock on Thursday, agreeing to validate shares the online vintner had issued through the years in transactions it later learned had been fraught with technical problems.
"California's fine-wine producers may even benefit from reduced production costs if they use French oak barrels. Because most are bought and sold in Europe, a €750 barrel that cost $975 last year year now costs approximately $825."
The city this week gave Medtronic, the owner of the former Fountain Grove Winery buildings, 30 days to apply for a demolition permit and 120 days from the permit date to completely remove the crumbling stone
The competition, which was a friendly rivalry between wine business students at Sonoma State University and Texas Tech University, was designed to combat the toll that craft beer and spirits mixology may take on wine market share in the US.
May is Oregon Wine Month and special tastings, wine dinn ers, open houses and a Wine Country Sweepstakes will highlight the month-long festival of Oregon's wine diversity. It is not too early to start planning your 2015 Oregon Wine Month activities.
This month-long celebration will feature special offers, events, and unique experiences at wineries, tasting rooms, restaurants, wine bars, retailers, and attractions as well as getaway packages at top Finger Lakes Wine Country accommodations.
The California Table Grape Commission has been awarded two additional years of a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC) funding in the amount of $288,000 for continuing research to develop phytosanitary treatments that eliminate pests of concern for export markets.
California cities that are being told to slash water use are pushing back against Gov. Jerry Brown's mandatory reductions, but it's not likely that regulators will retreat with the state in its fourth year of drought.
Every year, Argentina produces more wine than Chile, but Chile's smaller population consumes much less at home. Yet Argentina long ago surpassed Chile as an exporter to the United States - why couldn't it do so elsewhere as well?
Lorraine and Mike Barber began making wine in a tiny San Francisco apartment. A decade later, the couple is attempting to bring its Zinfandel and Pinot gris to downtown Petaluma, a city known more for brewpubs than wine tasting rooms.
"We were all pleased by the diversity of styles that we found. Many of the wines were still in the dense and extravagant camp, but just as many were fresh and vivacious, and quite a few fell somewhere in between"
Sonoma County planning commissioners Thursday approved a new Healdsburg-area winery they said promoted the county's signature industry and fit in its rural setting, despite concerns from some Dry Creek Valley neighbors who say their region has been overwhelmed by impacts from new and expanded winery developments.
Those in the regional wine community, including many who were part of the early days making wine in Pennsylvania's Chester County, are mourning the death of Alice Weygandt. She died Tuesday night following an illness.