"It would be political suicide for us to do anything that would threaten the supply of these beverages. What the bill actually does is give state laws a presumption of validity and place the burden of challenging state laws on the plaintiff."
Jackson Family Wines has named Fred Reno as executive vice president of its Artisans and International group of wineries. Reno will be responsible for the company's most exclusive, fine wines including 100-point recipients Cardinale and Verite.
A French wine culture centre is planned for Beijing and may be open before the end of this year. French politicians have met several times - most recently yesterday - with a delegation of Chinese private investors, according to French newspaper Sud Ouest.
When Jerry and Marsha De Angelis retired from the nonprofit organization they operated in 1998 and moved to Paso Robles, they bought a small property, planted a small vineyard and had plans to make small lots of wine for just themselves
A representative for Richard Childress - who owns Childress Vineyards and purchased The Shoppes at Vineyard Crossing on Wednesday - came to the courthouse after the $5.6 million bid was accepted. The man declined comment, wanting only to know the total dollar amount of the accepted bid
The departure of the respected wine critic, who joined the US magazine in 1981, was announced yesterday, setting bulletin boards and blogs buzzing with rumour and speculation. Wine Spectator itself has offered little comment. Managing editor Thomas Matthews wrote on the magazine's comment board, 'James played a key role as Wine Spectator became the most widely-read wine publication in the world. He has decided to take a different path. We wish him well.'
Vintners in Hungary's famous Tokaj wine-growing region welcome a decision by Slovakian authorities to nix plans for good to build a coal-fueled power plant nearby, wine-growing association Tokaj Renaissance told MTI
Leading beverage alcohol legal expert Marc Sorini sent a letter July 1 to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. John Conyers, Jr., dispelling misperceptions regarding the wholesaler-crafted bill H.R. 5034, according to the Distilled Spirits Council.