Napa Valley winemaker Warren Winarski, who made the cabernet sauvignon that won the great Judgment of Paris tasting in 1976, is among the American winemakers who were honored at a dinner at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 29.
The Carneros property already has a beer garden complete with hop trellises and a barbecue pit, and Ceja noted the possibility of having gourmet taco trucks as well to serve food. In addition, the family may have another future tenant, Hanson of Sonoma Organic Vodka
Open burning is regulated because it hurts air quality. Each day of the year is designated as either a "burn" or a "no burn" day, and permissible fires can be set only during their established burn season on a designated burn day
It took 32 hours of travel for Australian winemaker John Duval to reach Walla Walla, but one of the world's famous Syrah producers could still smile last month during a historical tasting of his Sequel at Long Shadows Vintners.
Thankfully, this documentary, which came out online this month, puts a compelling if tragic spin on this saga, mixing fresh insight from winemakers in Washington, Missouri, Arizona, Virginia, and NorCal with the untimely 2004 death of 38-year-old Oregon winemaker Jimi Brooks, and how his young son and sister deal with his legacy.
Napa Valley is filled with wealthy transplants from Silicon Valley, high finance and construction, but Michael Parmenter may be the only vintner and winemaker who spent 30 years in the shoe business before forming VinRoc Winery.
The land of rooster and port is seeing a welcomed surge in popularity among American wine consumers, according to Impact Databank's yearly wine and spirits report. Reports are that Portugal saw a 21 percent jump in table wine exports to the United States in the first half of 2014 - more than 700,000 cases have been shipped. The significant spike is an encouraging sign, particularly in light of a seven percent increase in exported cases this past year.
Vermont is a fine wine consuming state and regularly ranks high in per-capita purchasing. Restaurant culture has exploded with world class offerings and with that raised bar the wine lists have evolved to rival those in big cities. It is within this context that a nascent local wine industry has to find a place.
More than 95,600 square miles of California - an area larger than the state of Minnesota - remain in "exceptional" drought. That's the worst drought classification used by the Drought Monitor, which is updated every week and released on Thursday.
To create something genuinely different in any market you need to try and satisfy an "unmet need" that "makes people's lives better" in that sector, according to Greg Lambrecht, founder and inventor of the Coravin wine preservation system
Just last year Mumm Napa became the official sparkling wine of the team and Giants Brut Prestige ($27) was created. As the name suggests, the wine is a special bottling of Mumm Napa's Brut Prestige, the winery's most popular Napa Valley sparkling wine, and has a new label featuring the San Francisco Giants' logo.
Vandals claiming allegiance to the French militant winemaker group Comite d'Action Viticole (CAV) have attacked social security offices in Languedoc Roussillon, as tension rises over the level of aid available to hail-struck producers
Owens-Illinois (O-I) has released its financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2014, noting volume sales in North America fell 3%, primarily due to continued declines in the major domestic beer brands.