After 20 years with the Lake County Winegrape Commission, President Shannon Gunier is leaving to pursue other interests. Gunier is retiring from the Commission post, she announced, stating, "This is a good time to step down."
Capitalizing on the growing Red Blend trend and millennial influences, Winery Exchange launches Acronym GR8 Red Wine. The red blend, dominated by Pinot Noir and Syrah, began shipping in September and will hit store shelves in early October.
Once mostly the preserve of specialist retailers, wine is an increasing target for chain retailers seeking new ways to lure visitors to stay and shop more, wine industry specialists said this week at Napa's annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium.
AXA Private Equity, announces today that it has agreed to acquire a majority 70% stake in Bruni Glass, a European leader in the field of special glass containers for spirits, food, pharmaceutical products and related accessories. Alongside AXA Private Equity, the founding members and the management of Bruni Glass took part in the deal with a total stake of 30%.
Farmers have always been gamblers, long accustomed to betting on the probabilities of the weather. But for the Napa Valley, where the temperatures have been ideal for the wine industry, the changes could be significant.
It may be no coincidence that Alex and Ani's featured bangle for September was bunch of grapes. The Rhode Island-based jewelry company will also be popping a few corks in celebration soon as it takes ownership of Sakonnet Vineyards.
Les démonstrations débutent cet automne, notamment dans le Bordelais, dans les prestigieuses vignes du Château Mouton-Rothschild, pour un nouveau robot-vigneron de 20 kilos et de 50 centimètres de haut développé en Bourgogne.
WINE farmers are struggling as high costs have slashed profits. Over the past seven years, total production costs have increased by 61% to R30582 a hectare, largely due to increases in the prices of fuel, electricity and water.