The Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center has announced Brian Carter as the 2012 Legends blend winemaker. Brian is the sixth winemaker to make an exclusive red blend to commemorate this year's induction into the Washington Wine Hall of Fame.
At the heart of California's water dilemma is the fact that most of the people and most of the farms are far from most of the fresh water, and most of the fresh water converges in a virtual bathtub drain called the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
The Society of Wine Educators' 36th Annual Conference will take place July 25-27 in San Mateo, California, overlooking San Francisco Bay. There will be over 50 sessions, highlighting the theme, "Grapes and Grains by the Bay."
A wine plague spread by lice destroyed vines in France in the 19th century but a small area in the Pyrenees, which contains plants up to 200 years old, was spared and is being classified as a national heritage monument.
The California wine market in China is dramatically growing and this is noticeable in the demographics of young upper class Chinese. This group will be the key to the success of the California wine industry in China.
The Reata Winery on Jameson Canyon Road/Highway 12 has pulled its appeal of a Napa County Planning Commission decision in March, which scuttled the winery's proposal to expand to become the fifth-largest in Napa Valley.