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08/02/15

Thousands of firefighters in Lake County continued to battle the massive Rocky Fire on Monday morning after it grew to 60,000 acres overnight and was only 12 percent contained

08/02/15

Authorities evacuated Six Sigma Winery of Lower Lake, Calif., after the blaze sparked July 29. Winemaker Matt Hughes told Wines & Vines that no one was at the winery when evacuation was ordered, but that some employees were back today

08/02/15

Bacchus Capital Management two years ago entered partnerships with DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, Wash., and Dobbes Family Estate in Dundee, Ore., to help those renowned brands take the next step in their growth. However, Bacchus itself owns and operates Panther Creek after purchasing the winery in 2013 from the Chambers family - owners of Silvan Ridge Winery in Eugene, Ore

08/02/15

Morgan Zaninovich, General Manager of Rutherford Wine Company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a premium 30 acre property in Napa Valley's Carneros appellation. The Carneros wine region is a unique AVA with its characteristics based on cool climate and on its geographic features - the Proximity to the San Francisco Bay, and the Coast Mountain Ranges - that affect the region's terroir and put a distinctive stamp on its grapes

08/02/15

Brown Derby was once among the foremost retailers of high-end Bordeaux and cult Cabernet Sauvignon from California, but times have changed, and owner Ron Junge has been successfully accommodating the shift in tastes and buying patterns

08/02/15

'It's a major advantage to have our own young vines which should be of exceptional quality, and as far as we know Roederer is the only Champagne house to be doing this."

08/02/15

A strain of the bacterium that causes Pierce's disease, which has ravaged California vines, has been found on Corsica

08/02/15

There are currently 7.5 million hectares under vine globally and 1.5 million hectares of vines with trunk disease - or the combined vineyard area of France and Italy

08/02/15

We study the career paths of winemakers who are women. Still today, winemaking remains a traditional male-dominated field regardless of the country, although this situation is slowly changing. Describing the career paths of current women winemakers can facilitate this process of change by illuminating the presence of successful women winemakers and providing road maps for those who wish to pursue a career in viticulture and enology

08/02/15

Much can be gleaned from a glance at a wine, including its age, texture, alcohol level and sometimes grape varietal. You'll never look at a glass of wine the same way

08/02/15

The fate of about 100 chickens was not immediately known ...

08/02/15

Continuing a 31-year promotion, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher conducted a two-day tour of the farms and operations in the Garden State that embody "Jersey Fresh," including a Friday stop at Cava Winery and Vineyard

08/02/15

Sparkling wine sales are bubbling, with Moscato and Prosecco becoming popular among millennials. The hot demographic helped boost U.S. sparkling wine shipments by more than 8 percent in 2014, according to the Wine Institute.

08/02/15

Shifting winds whipped the Rocky Fire in Lake County into an unruly blaze, more than doubling its size over 24 hours as it scorched some 54,000 acres near Clear Lake

08/02/15

If there was a challenge for the industry, the lower yields would be felt most by growers, who would have their incomes reduced but they would accept that in the interests of the overall industry

08/02/15

The US is the world's "most attractive" wine market while China has fallen out of the top five according to a new Wine Intelligence report.

08/02/15

The Beijing Number 1 Intermediate People's Court has recognised that the geographical indications 'Champagne' and '??' ('Champagne' in Chinese) should be protected, even though they were not registered in China at the time that the case was filed

08/02/15

Still curious about why people like certain kinds of wines more than others?

08/02/15

Three more Chinese experts will add to the starry line-up of columnists on DecanterChina.com, sharing their unique insights and expertise with increasingly sophisticated Chinese wine consumers

08/02/15

Jack Roberts was educated at Eton College in England (alma mater of 19 Prime Ministers including the current Prime Minister David Cameron), grew up in France and now makes wine in Napa Valley. After working for one of the leading figures in the New California movement, Steve Matthiasson, he started Keep Wines with his wife Johanna Jenson Roberts in 2009. Jenson Roberts has worked with the influencial Abe Schoener of the Scholium Project and Chris Brockway of Broc Cellars

08/02/15

The new app is equipped with a "proximity marketing platform" which allows all owners of the app visiting wineries that use "Beacon" technology to get special offers, additional information and more details about the products they are tasting

08/02/15

The wildfire, 12% contained Monday morning, was threatening 6,301 structures in Colusa, Lake and Yolo counties as it continued to advance despite firefighting efforts

08/02/15

"Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud undermine the sustainability of U.S. and global seafood stocks and negatively impact general ecosystem health."

08/02/15

Two popular liquor makers are under investigation in China, exposing demand for a lesser-known, stiff cocktail in the country: spirits and Viagra

08/02/15

Not content with having the best whisky in the world, Suntory Holdings Ltd. plans to take its whisky out of this world and into space

08/02/15

... by constantly evaluating new technologies to determine how they can improve and sustain our existing management practices, we are sure to make progress in the never-ending quest to reduce inputs, improve vineyard health, and grow the best grapes that we possibly can