For the second time in two weeks, the California wine industry is under fire. First, it was a class-action lawsuit aimed at inexpensive wines with moderately elevated levels of arsenic. Now, it's cooties. And they've been spotted in the proverbial good stuff
She will manage sales in the region for the entire Hess portfolio, which includes The Hess Collection, Hess Select, Artezin and MacPhail from California, Amalaya and Colomé from Argentina and Glen Carlou from South Africa.
On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Buena Vista Winery is unveiling a first-of-its-kind museum in California dedicated to the history of winemaking and its tools. The museum features a collection of rare and authentic 19th and 20th century European viticulture tools that are theatrically arranged and displayed against the winery's historic cellar walls, which date back to 1864.
"It's hard to overstate the severity of this drought," said Max Gomberg of the State Water Resources Control Board. "Reservoirs are depleted. Communities are out of water. Farmers are out of work. It is a dismal situation. We're at a point where we can't count on it raining," he added.
The Australia-based company announced Monday night that it would sell the 536-acre Asti property, which is zoned for a hotel and restaurant, as part of a restructuring plan designed to cut costs in its U.S. and Australian operations
The Rose Competition held at SIMI Winery on March 25 was a huge success, with 192 wines entered from across the county. Wines from 19 states were judged in the blind competition and 155 medals were awarded in all.
Today Marty Fischer, CEO -AgroThermal Systems, announced the selection of Pierre Paradis of Rainbow Valley Enterprises, to the Company's growing list of certified application services. AgroThermal CEO, Fischer is enthusiastic expressing, "Pierre will play an integral role for AgroThermal, in the Oregon Willamette Valley, working as a certified applicator for the company's patented technology. He will be responsible for applying Thermal Plant Treatment (TPT) in the vineyards and for helping to develop our growing list of vineyards eager to see the benefits of our technology."
I've recently had a flood of questions on our solutions that solve compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) rules on making outbound phone calls. The answers should be of interest to any company making outbound calls, as well as those who use third parties like my company to do so.
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials are still in discussions with senior rights holders along the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers as to the amount and timing of their water deliveries. The settlement contractors are supposed to receive 75 percent of...
Working with the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in San Francisco, a unique project was initiated to create new Meadowood uniforms that could help the school's students experience a real world design challenge.
Good news for Phillies fans who would like to increase their chances at catching vomit spray from some drunk goon at a ballgame this year: For the first time ever, the team will be selling wine and cocktails on the main concourse at Citizens Bank Park.
Food & Wine magazine has released its annual list of the best new chefs across America. Making the cut in 2015 are a chef with a doctorate in neuroscience, a one-time "Top Chef" contestant and a culinary artist who plays blues guitar in his free time.
Not that you are necessarily going to "all-you-can-drink" natural wine, but the point is that you will be able to sample a whole range of vintages from some 15 international and local winegrowers visiting Montreal April 12 at the Société des arts technologiques [SAT].
In a hearing on a bill to allow grocery and big-box stores to sell full-strength alcoholic beverages, Sen. Rob Olson, R-Olathe, took issue with one of the bill's biggest supporters, Mike O'Neal, former speaker of the House and now president and CEO of the Kansas Chamber.
Several thousand people from around the world are in Bordeaux this week for the annual spring rite of en primeur, roaming from the Medoc to Graves, from Pomerol to Saint-Emilion to get a first taste of the 2014 vintage.
"We have experienced rapid growth since signing on with Athens Distribution in 2010," Georgia Winery manager Tara Taymore said. "This has enabled customers to purchase our sweet, Southern wine at local wine shops in Chattanooga."
Earlier this month agriculture website Growing Produce's fruit growing arm interviewed Lindsay Jordan, viticulture advisor for the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources' Cooperative Extension.
When a group of self- described "social entrepreneurs" late last year launched a campaign to raise money and support for a self-contained, green-minded city of 10,000 residents on vineyard property in a Mendocino County valley several miles east of Hopland, local ranchers stayed mostly mum on the lofty proposal.
A university researcher is training sniffer dogs to detect pest and disease in vineyards. Dogs have traditionally been trained to sniff out drugs, explosives and even missing people, but their new target could be phylloxera - a devastating disease that feeds on the roots of vines and can eventually kill an entire vineyard.
Hudson is the co-owner of Hudson Bellamy Wines, along with her ex, Matt Bellamy. But even though the couple recently ended their years-long engagement, she tells Wine Enthusiast that it's not awkward or anything
By not capturing your data, and by not knowing how to follow up with you or even how to find you over email or any social media channel, wineries are losing out on a prime opportunity to secure you as a repeat customer
Professor Denis Dubourdieu, in his summary of the vintage, wrote that partial malolactic fermentation, 'rarely practiced on white Bordeaux… was recommended for the most acidic lots. When well done, this made the wines rounder without detracting from their typicity'
Currently busy in Bordeaux, ploughing through the 2014 primeurs, Christy Canterbury MW is a wine writer, speaker, judge and educator. According to her website she: 'lives between Manhattan and the vineyards of the world. Primarily those of Europe.'
the Governor has directed the State Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory water reductions in cities and towns across California to reduce water usage by 25 percent. ... This savings amounts to approximately 1.5 million acre-feet of water over the next nine months, or nearly as much as is currently in Lake Oroville.