As harvest winds down, or in many cases comes to a close, the month of September provided a very nice end to the season. Temperatures cooled to near normal, especially at night, but rain mostly stayed away providing a long and unpressured harvest period which is likely to continue into the first couple of weeks of October (see forecast periods). Overall September temperatures in the US were largely warmer than normal except near normal in the southeast and cooler than normal in the PNW.
Zachary Gomber and Morgan Hall have been charged with embezzlement and receiving stolen property. A third former employee, Kate Sylvan, faces charges of receiving stolen property. Police believe the trio was involved with the theft and sale of 138 cases with 1,644 bottles over an extended period of time in 2014, according to court documents
The Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University today announced the latest contribution in support of the future Wine Spectator Learning Center from Robin and Michelle Baggett, owners of Alpha Omega Winery in Napa and Tolosa Winery in San Luis Obispo. The generous donation of $200,000 will be put toward the construction of a new Learning Center conference room, which is slated for completion in 2017.
Winemaker Ben Mayo partners with Argentine Winery to develop the new Rotta Winery, one of the oldest wineries in Paso Robles. The Argentine group owns the Budeguer Winery in Mendoza, a top producer of Malbec and the Bordelaise varieties.
The chain knows that young moms are the ones who decide where a kid can be a kid, and where their birthday parties will be hosted. Chuck E. Cheese's has also revamped its entire meal, adding gluten-free pizza and thin crust. The restaurant and entertainment chain is also experimenting with coffees, lattes and cappuccinos, in addition to the expanded beer and wine options.
Gather your drinks and snacks. Find a comfortable place to sit. And do this early in the day because, once you pick up Tangled Vines, Frances Dinkelspiel's stunning new look at the dark side of California wine, you won't want to get up until you've devoured the entire book.
This group of friends-who want to remain faceless and anonymous-have been making French natural wine since 2013. Like the original punks of the 70s, their aim is to bring anarchy-this time to France's sometimes elitist wine industry.
Two top state regulators came to Wine Country Friday to applaud 41 rural landowners, including the owners of seven vineyards, for signing voluntary agreements to conserve water or add water to coho salmon-rearing creeks in the Russian River watershed.
The harvesting of grapes is considered to be one of the most vital steps in the winemaking process. On Saturday, October 11th, Wölffer Estate Vineyard is commemorating this year's collection during their Harvest Party 2015.
Amador County's tough old vines survived an onslaught of drought and fire this year, and 42 vintners partied hearty this weekend, holding grape stompings, tastings and feasts for their 23rd annual Big Crush.
In a state where farms and dairies take the biggest gulp of the water supply, Leeds and the owners of his Frog's Leap Winery are among a minority - but a growing minority - of California growers and winemakers who believe that when it comes to wine grapes, the less irrigation, the better.
Sales and profits in Asia are continuing to surge for Treasury Wine Estates as chief executive Mike Clarke's twin strategy of investing heavily in big brands like Penfolds and Wolf Blass while at the same time ripping costs out of the supply chain, pays off
while the previous generation can call on more extensive knowledge of the category, this new group, dubbed Generation Treaters by the report's authors, don't have the same level of understanding and tend to use third party validation ...
MOVI is a group of independent Chilean winemakers who banded together in 2009 to form a purchasing group and marketing organization. There are 24 winemakers who produce between several thousand to 15,000 cases per year