Optimism and economic uncertainty peppered conversations Thursday at the annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium in Napa, where the theme was "Thinking Positive - A Bright New Day for the Wine Industry."
"Industry leaders agree that while the somewhat giddy wine-buying days of 2006 and 2007 are not likely to return in the near future, there remains a strong and growing consumer base for California wines," said Robert Smiley, an emeritus professor and former dean of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
French fears of competition from a flood of U.S. wine bearing the word "chateau" on the label eased on Tuesday, after EU officials delayed a decision on a plan that has left Bordeaux winemakers seeing red
Up in wine country around Seneca Lake, the vineyards and farms are right in the middle of harvesting their grapes. The harvest is not only underway; it's ahead of schedule because a dry summer ripened the vines early.
Playboy has launched a wine club that includes packages like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes for cases of white wines and Sexy, Spicy, Spanish Reds, targeting a segment of their fan base that with images that hearken back to cigar-toting, wine-sipping gents in smoking jackets, à la Hugh Hefner.
Europe is in the midst of another crisis: not debt, but grapes. Yields are sharply lower, down nearly 40 percent in some of parts of Portugal, which means winemakers will have fewer grapes to blend and, in the end, fewer bottles to offer.
In honor of October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Washington Hills, an award-winning Washington State winery, announces the return of its Pink Label promotion to benefit breast cancer research, education and awareness programs across the country.
A record number of entries into this year's B.C. Wine Awards means every table and inch of floor space in the 'working' room at Manteo Resort was filled with cases of wine waiting to be poured for judging this week.
Drinking a Bordeaux wine from a ''chateau" is as French as swigging Kentucky bourbon is American. But now tempers are flaring across the vineyards of France. The United States wants to sell some of its wines in the European Union with-sacrilege-a ''chateau" or "clos" label.
Pairing food and wine is an art that I wish I were good at on my own. Sure, I can do the basics of making sure to pair my meat with something red, and fruit with whites. But anything more advanced (like exactly WHICH red to pair) is not my specialty.
After Jean-Luc Thunevin received the letter informing him his Chateau Valandraud had been elevated to Saint-Emilion premier grand cru classe B, he celebrated by opening many bottles of Dom Ruinart champagne
Although they differ in the amounts of wine they produce, two of the best larger wine brands in America are Kendall-Jackson and Bonterra. The parallels are interesting, and the wines are pretty much stellar and excellent values.
Wine growers in the U.K. are banking on the anticipation that within decades, the wine growing regions of the U.K. -- found largely south of London -- will have the same climate as the Champagne region does today
The latest bill offers new decision-making time frames for labels, new chemical categories and a new electronic tracking program. It also enhances species impacts data collection to help the agency better comply with the Endangered Species Act.