"some clients have been filing UK double-ups for new marks"; meaning, anticipating the possibility of a Brexit and the uncertainty that it would create, parties have been filing UK applications simultaneous with EU applications ...
Both the WSTA and Scotch Whisky Association had campaigned in support of remaining inside the European Union. Following a survey of the WSTA's 300 members, 90% said they wanted to remain in the EU, with just 2% backing 'Brexit' and 8%, at that time, undecided
The Supreme Court deadlocked Thursday on President Barack Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation, effectively killing the plan for the rest of his presidency
Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers, Irvine, Calif., issued a statement saying Congress should set immigration policy but that it "abdicated its duty" so Obama's action was understandable. Nassif, instrumental in a 2013 Senate bill on immigration, urged the president and Congress to take up the issue in earnest
In 2015, Prosecco reached new heights, surpassing the 4-million-case threshold on 22.6% growth, according to Impact Databank. In the past two years, Prosecco has advanced by nearly 1.5 million cases-meaning that its incremental gain has nearly matched overall Champagne volume in the U.S.
The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) and Napa Resource Conservation District (RCD) announced today that they have partnered to offer LandSmart® Level II conservation planning as an additional avenue for local vintners and growers to obtain Napa Green Land certification
Grape prices - at $1,634 per ton overall - also reached an all-time high, Cabernet sauvignon grapes sold for about $2,157 per ton, production of wine grapes rose by 100 tons to 38,786, while the number of acres in grape production increased by 673 acres to 9,455.
" ... lately the region has been taking itself more seriously, producing wines with greater complexity and, in some cases, even age-worthiness, while remaining true to the area's youthful, elegant style perfect for warmer weather ... "
After years of slumping sales, China's found its palate for wine again, but drinkers are reaching for cheaper bottles in light of President XI Jinping's campaign against luxury spending. As Ryan Brooks reports, online sales and frugal customers are taking a bite out of the big importers that thrived during the boom years
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) science advisory panel tasked with reviewing ozone regulations is stacked with experts who have collectively received millions in agency funding over the years
The Evangelho Vineyard is one of California's most precious viticultural treasures, both a preserved expression of this area's history and a source of some of the state's most soulful, distinctive wines. And just as astounding as the fact that it produces wines of such excellence is that it still exists - after a century of near-constant threats by man and nature.
Carbon dioxide has been steadily rising since the start of the Industrial Revolution, setting a new high year after year. There's a notable new entry to the record books. The last station on Earth without a 400 parts per million (ppm) reading has reached it