In the state, the wine industry accounts for 27,000 jobs, according to the study prepared by Stonebridge Research of St. Helena, Calif. Those jobs bring in $1.2 billion in wages annually. This is up from 19,000 jobs in 2006 and 11,000 jobs in 1999
Clay and Margarita Shannon have purchased High Valley Vineyard and will add that property and brand to their portfolio of Lake County wines. The eighty-acre vineyard lies adjacent to the Shannons' home vineyard in the High Valley appellation of Lake County.
Virginia's attorney general went after White House party crasher Tareq Salahi for a second time on Monday, this time claiming Salahi cheated customers who purchased wine tours from his companies in northern Virginia.
A British winemaker has finally been given official approval to release a limited-edition wine made in collaboration with Malbec grape growers in Argentina, on one condition: It can't sell the wine, or label it a Malbec. Actually, it can't even call it wine at all.
There are some people who believe the crisis is overstated, and there are those running around declaring that the sky is falling. The drinks business spoke with some of those close to the issue in California.