The land where the Guilliams Vineyards currently occupies has been known to grow wine grapes since 1890. As the latest proprietors of this property, husband and wife John and Shawn Guilliams purchased the property to make their own hand-crafted wine
At the heart of the scandal is a long-running dispute over different sustainability programs, particularly an environmental assurance program developed by the McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association, which has been seeking WFA approval for five years.
Koch now spends nearly $800 per bottle for authentication, first having an expert inspect the bottle itself and then sending the questionable ones to the CENBG for rounds of observation that include testing with a particle accelerator and looking for the isotope cesium-137
The Indelicatos, who bought the property from Prudential in 1988. At the time, the 8,500 acres of vines at San Bernabe were believed to compose the largest vineyard in the world; even a few years ago, it was considered the largest in the country. End to end, it once stretched at least 5 miles. Even now, the relatively narrow property runs about 3 miles long
As California suffers through a severe drought that has exacerbated groundwater overdraft in several parts of the state, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law three bills intended to regulate the use of groundwater.
In its first stage, this joint venture will take on the representation of Concha y Toro brands, among them Casillero del Diablo, Frontera, Marques de Casa Concha, Don Melchor and its Californian brands Fetzer and Bonterra.
The overall European wine harvest for 2014 looks like being down on last year, according to the latest report from Ciatti, the global grape broking business, but France is set to return to its position as the biggest wine supplier in the world.
A long stretch of dry weather during the summer has the grape harvest in North Carolina running ahead of schedule, with winemaking kicking into gear earlier than usual, Time Warner Cable News 14 reports.
Several weeks ago a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck outside of Napa, California, leaving many in the wine industry reeling. However, in 1906, a 7.8 magnitude quake struck with even more dire consequences for the California wine industry.
The University of California, Davis, has been selected by the Chilean government to form a new partnership establishing the UC Davis Life Sciences Innovation Center in Chile. With a projected budget of $12 million over its first three years, the center will foster collaborative work among experts from UC Davis and Chile aimed at transforming public-sector research into regional, national and global business opportunities.
Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview with John Mariani, restaurant and travel columnist for Esquire Magazine and the Huffington Post. He has been called "the most influential food-wine critic in the popular press" by the Philadelphia Inquirer. We discuss the state of the restaurant industry in the US.