Academic leaders from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa and Spain joined the faculty and staff from Sonoma State in lively discussions over two days.
OFFbeat Brands has launched Jellybean Wines, a new line of internationally sourced varietal wines produced in an approachable, fruit-forward style designed to appeal to the "sweet spot" of Millennial and Generation X consumers.
The timing was accidental but apt: In the week leading into one of the Yakima Valley's signature wine-industry events, a study detailed the massive impact the industry has on the Valley and Washington state.
Along with a sense of humor, wine should have integrity. Bonny Doon has both. On the back label of its 2011 Vin Gris de Cigare, right under the winery's address - "Santa Cruz, CA, USA, EARTH" - I found this description: "Ingredients: 73% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 8% Grenache Blanc, 5% Roussanne, 4% Cinsault grapes, tartaric acid, and sulfur dioxide. In the winemaking process, the following were utilized: Indigenous yeast, yeast nutrients, and bentonite."
Gallo Family Vineyards invites Americans to join them on May 9, 2012 for the first annual celebration of National Moscato Day. The family-owned winery is taking the lead in recognizing the wine varietal making headlines for the past 12 months due to its incredible rise in popularity.