Buoyed by the perception of an economy on the upswing, consumers are forking over more money for fine wine. The only kink in the equation at the moment is that Napa Valley wine is in relatively short supply.
Custom crush services provider Carneros Vintners will be offering customers use of a new flash detante system during the 2012 harvest. The system is being built in Italy by Della Toffola Group and is expected to arrive in July. It'll be the first flash unit in the North Coast.
Broadstone Real Estate, LLC today announced that Broadstone Net Lease, Inc. (BNL) recently completed the acquisition of The Hess Wine production, warehouse and distribution facility located in Napa County. The facility is temperature controlled and features a wastewater treatment plant.
Every bottle tells a story and has a price tag attached to it that is supposed to be associated with its quality (not always the case). We talk about terroir and tri-chloranisole and too much oak. But we forget, sometimes, that wine is just a beverage. I don't say this to demean the wonders of the world of wine; it's truly amazing to me. Every aspect of it. But sometimes, we all forget what wine is really about. It's a tasty drink that needs to be shared with friends or someone special. It's here for us to enjoy. I must also highlight the fact that not everywhere is wine a beverage choice only for the wealthy and sophisticated or snobby.
Spring Barrel Tasting is the busiest three days of the year for Jim Madison's Barrel Springs Winery, where he expects more than 600 people to come through the tasting room. That's five times the count on a normal summer weekend.
As Ireland's only female Master of Wine, there isn't much about the industry that Jane Boyce isn't well versed in. She meets LAURA MURPHY to talk about life in a traditionally male dominated business and Ulster's growing interest in learning more about it
One Wednesday evening, representatives of 16 French vineyards gathered at a café in South Jakarta to introduce their wares to a hundred or so guests at a wine-tasting and dinner party. A common remark among the vintners was evident strong enthusiasm for wine in Indonesia, the largest economy in Southeast Asia - and home to the world's largest Muslim-majority population, who typically abstain from consuming alcohol.
This is my third year writing about wine iPhone apps for Palate Press and VinTank. You would have thought last year's version would have been the hardest when we analyzed over 450 apps for 20 key factors. In fact, it was the apocalyptic remnants of the category we saw this year that really pained us.
Ron Rubin bought the Republic of Tea in 1994 from the people who founded the retail store Banana Republic. Rubin was a businessman with a wine and water background - he studied viticulture and enology at UC Davis and founded New Age Beverages, the master licensee for Clearly Canadian Sparkling Water. But tea was new for the entrepreneur, who saw its possibilities in the growing "good-for-you" market.