The China wine market, Prowein international wine trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany and other key global wine market updates will be featured at the Wine Institute California Wine Export Annual Seminar in San Francisco
The Farmworker Safety Act of 2012," is generating understandable controversy. The bill codifies existing CalOSHA heat illness regulations, specifies access to water and shade, and allows an additional private-right-of-action against violators with increased civil penalties.
Lot18, the New York-based startup that runs a members-only website selling high-end wine, will be shutting down its UK operations at the end of this week and laying off the six employees that worked there. Lot18 launched its UK operations just four months ago, in early March.
A quick turn off the Bay Bridge and you find yourself on Treasure Island, where Stein Family Wines operates out of an unassuming building that used to be a meat locker. It has been completely transformed into a full-scale wine-making operation that produces hundreds of cases of wine each season.
Maybe icewine will be produced in new areas across Canada. Maybe winemakers will try their hand at drying grapes artificially off the vine. Or perhaps vineyards will pop up in areas not known as wine regions.
Dave Phinney hit the wine jackpot at an early age, and he's making good use of that good fortune. In addition to following his dreams, he's also paying back to the community, particularly the largely unsung Latino workers on which the wine industry depends.
The Napa Sonoma Mexican-American Vintners Association will host its second annual community fundraiser at Ceja Vineyards in Carneros from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. This year's theme is "Alianzas," Spanish for "alliances."