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07/07/15

Growers in Napa and Sonoma counties estimate average to slightly smaller yields following some shatter

07/07/15

Agricultural Commissioner Greg Clark warned farmers to be on the outlook for the Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer, especially as they transport equipment and grapes into the county. The moth was found in a pheromone-baited trap, which can attract moths in a one-and-a-half mile radius.

07/07/15

While May provided temperatures closer to normal, June brought record breaking heat to many locations and conditions do not appear to be letting up anytime soon (see forecast information). Temperatures over the western US were largely above normal, especially from Northern California, throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho and into the Great Basin and northern Rockies.

07/07/15

a third book will focus on the growers who once supported the wine industry but are now having second thoughts about the impact of an economy based on wine tourism and hospitality

07/07/15

David Bowyer, CEO and Owner of Tapp Label Company, LLC, announces the acquisition of Metro Label, an industry leading label printing company founded in 1974. Metro Label specializes in high/decoration label, shrink/sleeve and flexible packaging markets for the wine, spirits, pharmaceutical, health, beauty, and other key industries.

07/07/15

Napa Valley viticulture stalwart Jim Barbour will be honored as Napa County Farm Bureau's Outstanding Agriculturalist of the Year at the 102nd annual Dinner Meeting of the Napa Farm Bureau on July 25 at Beaulieu Vineyard's Rutherford House.

07/07/15

The new Amador Whiskey Company Double Barrel has a suggested retail price of $40 for 750mL, and will be available in select on-premise locations and retailers nationwide starting in July, 2015. Signature Cocktails include: Shot Gun, Gold Rush, Manhattan, and the classic Old-Fashioned

07/07/15

Naumes Crush and Fermentation (www.naumescf.com) is Southern Oregon's newest and most modern wine processing facility. The 23,000-s.f. facility, designed to be easily expanded, is set to open August 1.

07/07/15

* Says plans to set up unit Oranos Group in U.S. with registered capital of $5 million

07/07/15

According to a news release from the French Broad Vignerons, 14 commercial wineries in the region have joined the effort to increase the public perception of regional wines, to make regional wines more available to the public, and to increase wine, cider and cheese tourism.

07/07/15

Tierce, one of the most celebrated wines produced each year in the Finger Lakes, makes its annual debut Saturday. That's when the 2013 version -- aging for the last two years -- goes on sale.

07/07/15

Not too many years ago, David Rosenthal was reading a "Wine for Dummies" book while he and his father were driving from Colorado to California.

07/07/15

It's ironic that nowadays the best thing about Sin City, other than its topless pools (obviously), are its restaurants, but no city in America has so many great chefs working in so small a place, or so many great restaurants

07/07/15

The future is now and Gloria Ferrer's new tasting room is , well, glorious. It has received an overhaul architecturally, interior design wise, and menu wise ...

07/07/15

Expanded tour and tasting offerings take guests behind-the-scenes and into the vineyards of the lauded Willamette Valley winery

07/07/15

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) selected Volker Eisele, best known for his commitment to agricultural land preservation and conservation in Napa County, as the 2015 CAWG Leader of the Year. CAWG presents the annual award to the grower whose "record of exceptional leadership has benefitted California's wine industry."

07/07/15

Craft beer is a $20 billion business where off-strategy marketing is as unwelcome as a lukewarm can of Michelob Ultra.

07/07/15

The 28th annual Auction of Washington Wines has announced its lineup of wineries and chefs participating next month in the Picnic & Barrel Auction and Winemaker Dinner Series.

07/07/15

Two of France's top regions achieve international recognition as areas of vital cultural importance.

07/07/15

The drought's continued impacts are causing field crop acreage in California to dip lower than expected this year. according to an acreage update from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

07/07/15

The founder of New Zealand's Yealands Wine Group insists it will be 'business as usual' after selling an 80% stake in the business to a local electricity company.

07/07/15

A feisty crowd of west county residents peppered state regulators Monday night with questions about why new water conservation rules aimed at saving endangered coho salmon do not apply to vineyards.

07/07/15

Groups' complaint says that EPA failed to consider public comments during re-write of Waters of the United States regulation

07/07/15

Napa County is searching for that elusive, ideal formula to help it decide how many visitors proposed wineries might be allowed to entertain

07/07/15

Are you nurturing a secret dream of becoming a vigneron in France, just like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie? They bought the Chateau Miraval for a reported $60 million in 2013. You can get away with less than that but don't count on it coming cheap

07/07/15

For years liquor stores in Rhode Island, especially those in border towns, have competed with stores in Massachusetts that don't tax wine and spirits.

07/07/15

Attendees will partake in an intensive, two-day instruction

07/07/15

A new series of wines from one of the country's top producers is all about the terroir

07/07/15

One of Diageo's notable innovations Crown Royal Regal Apple whisky, which was launched in November 2014

07/07/15

Speaking to the drinks business at Vinexpo last month, Montes revealed that while Americans may be the world's biggest wine consumers, spending on Chilean wine has gone down.

07/07/15

When borrowers - whether they are countries, companies or individuals - do not pay their debts on time, they are in default ...

07/07/15

Shanken News Daily spoke with Kenny Lee about the return of higher spending and the latest beverage alcohol trends in his Sin City hometown

07/07/15

The four-year-old operation - which now produces 10 (yeah, TEN) different wines using grapes from both the Northern Hemisphere (California and Italy) and the Southern (Chile, Argentina, South Africa) - takes up literally every corner of the place. So why the hell does he do it?