Farmers union expert Thierry Coste said Wednesday that France's grape harvest is expected to slump by almost 20 percent compared to last year. Italy's grape crop showed a 7 percent drop - on top of a decline in 2011
Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute is holding a seminar on wine trends on Oct. 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. Mike Colicchio of Nielsen, Barbara Insel, Deborah Parker Wong, Jim Gordon, Cyril Penn and Liza Zimmerman will present.
The area under vine in Australia has continued to fall in 2012, while there was a slight increase in production, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) as part of the ABS Vineyards collection 2012.
Just as California grape growers and winemakers were getting used to the consequences of summers that seemed to be growing hotter and longer - earlier harvests, more sugar in the fruit, more alcohol in the wine - along came the vintage of 2010
NBWA's outgoing Chairman of the Board Steve Lytle reflected on industry changes in the past 75 years noting, "We've seen breweries, brands, retailers and families come and go. We've seen on-premise, grocery and c-store class of trade ebb and flow.