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."
Get ready for another triple-digit day for the interior valleys. The rest of the Central Coast is going to be pretty hot as well. This heat wave comes at the start of harvest season for grape growers, but depending on where crops are growing, this heat wave is going to be more or less of a problem.
Local wine makers arrived bright and early over the weekend at Warner Sales and Service on Greenway New London Road in the outer district of Rome over the weekend to pick up 60 thousand tons of grapes.
The Australian wine label with the iconic yellow tailed kangaroo has set its sights on being Americans' "go to" holiday wine, with a national advertising campaign airing on late night television, Cable and online from October 1 through January 1.
Hundreds of wine aficionados poured into a liquor store on Cambie Street Saturday after lining up for hours to get their hands on bottles of 2009 Bordeaux, a wine experts have billed as possibly the greatest vintage ever.
The first California winery Jean-Charles Boisset ever visited was Buena Vista, at age 11, on a trip with his parents and grandparents in 1980. It was this tie to history, and the taste of the wine (which his grandparents allowed him to sample, sequestered safely back at their hotel) that so sparked the boy in Boisset all those years ago.
Improving New York's business climate doesn't just mean helping struggling firms find their footing; it means helping established industries get stronger. To be successful, a wine and beer "summit" being hosted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo this month must do just that.
This year's weather threw several curve balls to New York growers-an early, warm spring, a sudden cold snap in April, and a hot, dry summer. But while some vineyards report a reduced crop, many anticipate that wines made from this season's grapes will be big on flavor.
A BOUTIQUE wine business that has grown organically around the lives of two Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills women entrepreneurs through "blood, sweat and tears" has notched up international recognition.
British wine industry watchers expect an import boom in the years ahead. Led by interest in the country's supermarket sector, winemakers in the vast Asia-Pacific region are gearing up to send more stock to the UK, the world's sixth-largest wine market after being surpassed by China earlier this year.