Beer, wine and liquor consumers, mark your calendars: May 12, 2015 is when new purchasing options may start opening up for you. That's the date that was set last week for the trial of New Brunswick resident Gerard Comeau to commence.
Salvestrin Wine Company, LLC ("Salvestrin") and Beckstoffer Vineyards ("Beckstoffer") announced today that they have filed claims for trademark infringement, unfair competition (false endorsement and false advertising) and declaratory judgment against Natural Selection 357, LLC ("Natural Selection") with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Salvestrin and Beckstoffer seek monetary damages, injunctive relief and attorneys' fees. Natural Selection's partners include Orin Swift Winery owner David Phinney.
DeLong, 49, who has been at Crimson for the past seven and a half years, previously was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He succeeds Erle Martin, who left the company earlier this year
In Piozzo in 1996, Musso began brewing his own ales-malting and mashing barley prior to fermentation on a stovetop in a window of his pub. "It scared people," Musso recalls. "People said, 'What is he doing?' The phrase birra artiginale didn't exist at that time."
China's interest in Bordeaux has come a long way since Peter Kwok bought Chateau Haut-Brisson in 1997. As Kwok himself told DecanterChina.com in 2012, 'I had no idea that 15 years later I would have quite so many Chinese neighbours'
The 'Women of the Vine' Global Symposium announced today the keynote speakers for the first annual symposium devoted to the advancement of women in the wine industry to be held March 13 - 15, 2015 at The Meritage Resort and Spa, Napa, CA.
Two decades ago, Tempranillo was barely a blip on the radar for Northwest wine lovers, grape growers and winemakers. Today, the robust red wine still is grown and produced in small amounts, but many wine lovers are discovering the joys of Tempranillo.
The federal Climate Prediction Center now foresees a wet winter throughout California, particularly in areas south of Sacramento, as a result of a weak El Nino combining with the state's normal wet season.
Dale Stratton, vice president of Strategic Insights for the Wine & Spirits division of Constellation Brands, was officially elected as chair of the Wine Market Council's board of directors on Nov. 3. Stratton succeeds former Wine Market Council Chair Dennis Cakebread. His board term will run for two years. "Dale Stratton is a wine industry leader whose knowledge and experience with consumer insights, consumer affairs, business analytics and market research will be indispensable to Wine Market Council as we continue to understand, track and analyze consumer consumption habits and showcase emerging trends," said John Gillespie, president of Wine Market Council.
As in the UK, the beer scene in the US has been transformed over the last 20 years. As mainstream lagers have got blander and colder, craft breweries have sprung up around the country to be greeted by an enthusiastic and increasingly knowledgeable set of drinkers.
With more younger consumers rejecting the alcoholic drink of their ancestors, sake sales have steadily tanked in Japan, another victim of globalization. Forty years ago, Japan had 4,000 sake breweries, but only 1,500 remain.
A recent report in the Journal of Wine Economics -- titled "'Nothing Good Ever Came from New Jersey': Expectations and the Sensory Perception of Wines" -- says that a wine drinkers' presumptions influence their experiences, and that doesn't help the Garden State.
Cathy Millspaugh will end her 14 years of involvement with the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail when she steps down as its executive director at the end of the month. Her successor will be Cassandra Harrington, who has worked at Knapp Winery, Swedish Hill and Goose Watch. She also brings to the role experience in marketing and event planning from her previous role as membership development manager at the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce.
Chinese buying is underpinning a nascent recovery in Bordeaux wine-estate prices, boosting demand for mid-level vineyards while top properties have rebounded to levels last seen in 2000, according to broker Michael Baynes.