There's no substitute for visiting a wine region to get a true sense for the business. Tasting doesn't tell you strategy. Reading won't describe scents in the air. A travelogue gives you no indication of the heart of the people. Why do they make wine?
For the second year, the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers is hosting a Grower Caucus to be held Thursday, November 15 at the Pasco Red Lion. Washington grape growers and wineries believe better information about the marketplace can help their bottom-line.
I haven't yet dared post a Monday blog about bottle closures. Like 'natural wine', the subject rouses such strong, intransigent and forcefully prosecuted views that discussing it sometimes seems pointless
For most, the Twelve Days of Christmas conjures up a catchy traditional holiday song. But for Christopher Kostow and his staff at the Restaurant at Meadowood, it means 12 nights of multicourse meals, each coordinated with a different top-rated chef from Paris to San Francisco
When a Senate committee recently balked on confirming Gov. Gary Herbert's troubleshooter, Francine Giani, to the newly expanded Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, speculation about the politics behind the move was rampant
Soda makers, restaurateurs and other businesses sued Friday to try to block the city's unprecedented move to restrict sales of super-sized, sugary drinks, an effort the city called a coup for public health but the businesses view as wrong-minded meddling
Such a slog is not only hard work but palate fatigue sets in early, so that the 46th wine you taste is never going to have quite the luster of the third, and by number 75, you are in agony and in need of a shower
Wine Australia's quarterly Wine Export Approvals Report September 2012 showed bottled wine exports to China grew by 16.3 per cent in volume and 23.1 per cent in value, for the year ending September 2012
International demand had been forecast to be big, we had the space and the climate to service the demand, and famers everywhere madly planted grape vines - some to supplement their existing farming, others to open a new winery all together.
The Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission jointly enforce the FCPA. An SEC spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, while a Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment