May 30 Severe weather, including hailstorms, caused serious damage at the weekend in some French wine-producing regions, notably Cognac where up to 8 percent of the vineyard has been badly damaged, producers said on Monday.
Twenty-six wine educators from eight countries and 12 states gathered in the Napa Valley recently for the fifth convening of the Napa Valley Wine Educators Academy, hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association.
I think the marketing world has gone mad and is leveraging the fear of consumer product companies who are acting out of a survival instinct, concerned that they will miss out on the millennial train; the largest cohort since the boomers who drove retail spending for the past 50 years but is hitting retirement age.
Manchester City Football Club fans may be tempted to put down their warm pints of beer and pick up a glass of shiraz after winemaker Wolf Blass inked a multi-year marketing partnership with the famous Premier League team to gain access to its huge fan base throughout Asia, Middle East, Africa and Mexico.
Pressure is building on the Department of Health to revise controversial guidelines limiting alcohol consumption to 14 units after it was revealed that anti-alcohol lobbyists played a large role in setting them.