Hazmat crews have managed to stop an ammonia leak that forced the evacuation of workers at Golden State Vitner's and residents within a one mile radius around the plant. It all started around five o'clock Thursday morning in the area near Chateau Fresno near Hayes in Fresno County
The El Dorado Winery Association (EDWA), located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, was awarded a Specialty Crop Block Grant in the amount of $179,000 from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). The funds will help the 35-member winery association move its new marketing campaign "Taste At A Higher Level" forward during the next three years.
Jim Madsen and Santiago Achával are full of school spirit. So much so that the Stanford University business-school graduates have turned their young Paso Robles winery into a homage to their alma mater.
"We are thrilled by the news that China, an economic world power and growing wine importer, has decided to grant Napa Valley this status, and we are honored to learn that we are the first winegrowing region outside of that country to achieve it," said Linda Reiff, NVV's executive director. "This is an historic milestone for the Napa Valley appellation and speaks to the global respect for our region's reputation and high-quality wines."
The influence of oxygen on the sensory characteristics of red wine has been long known, since Louis Pasteur observed that, by exposing red wine to air, the astringent character of young red wine was softened and the bouquet improved.
Thanks to a new and improved "reservation widget" for VinoVisit partner wineries, visitors to wine country are now better able to quickly book online reservations on mobile devices for tastings and tours at wineries in the U.S. and Canada.
Envolve Winery's "Real Men Drink Pink" campaign is one of many winery and restaurant fundraising drives during Breast Cancer Awareness Month; also this week, Piedmont vintner Angelo Rocca has been killed in a plane crash
Introducing the scheme, Kathy Jordan, who owns Jordan Wine Estate with her husband Gary, explained the decision to include the UK, which she described as "a very important market and the biggest importer of our wines."
When Mary Tuuri Derby and Dawn Kammer embarked on their winemaking journey in 2006 their goals were clear; capture their colorful personalities and roller-coaster life experiences in a bottle proving that great wines don't need to have a high price or 90+ point ratings to be distinctive, unpretentious and great.
Wine businesses searching for growth opportunities in Europe should be thinking primarily about Finland, Norway and Sweden for the next few years, according to a new report from Wine Intelligence, published this week
Amid continued enthusiasm for 'natural' wine, a debate between wine commentators including Huon Hooke and Nick Stock once again demonstrated that exactly what constitutes 'natural' is vague and requires clearer definition.
Despite the drop, Americans still have a taste for the foamy beverage drinking some 6.3-billion gallons last year alone. That turns out to be just over 28 gallons a year for every American of legal age.