The Northwest-based LIVE program was awarded an official international endorsement of its independent, third-party sustainable vineyard and winery certification program from the International Organization for Biological Control of Noxious Plants and Animals.
Mendocino Wine Group asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by co-founder Paul Dolan, saying the veteran wine executive was fired for leaking confidential financial information to a competitor in which he had an economic interest.
New Jersey wineries can now take orders over the Internet and phone and ship their product directly to the homes of New Jersey consumers. The bi-partisan legislation was passed in January and signed into law by Governor Chris Christie.
With high-end Bordeaux prices climbing beyond the stratosphere, Lafite Rothschild boldly declared it was time to hold the line and the most famous of the First Growth château has indeed dropped its en primeur price for the 2011 vintage by about 20 percent.
Coinciding with the enactment of the Korean and United States Free Trade Agreement on March 15, 2012, Wente Vineyards of Livermore Valley, California, has found a way to celebrate the biggest trade accord in almost 20 years.
DrinkLocalWine.com, an organization I co-founded four years ago with Dallas-based wine writer Jeff Siegel, held its fourth annual conference last weekend in Denver, bringing together bloggers from as far away as New York and California to explore Colorado wine. Not to sound too self-serving, but I think it's fair to say this was the best conference yet.
California's Napa Valley Vintners has upped the ante in its quest to protect its brand name. It has joined the joined the Organisation for International Geographical Indications Network (oriGIn) - which lobbies internationally for more effective legal protection for Geographic Indications. OriGIn has 350 producer associations across 40 countries.