The world faces a wine shortage next year after production slumped in France, Italy and Spain, the main suppliers, according to the biggest French wine cooperative. The global shortfall is expected to be at least 264 million gallons.
As the latest figures reveal the full impact of poor weather conditions on this year's European wine crop, pan-European agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca has called for the creation of a market observatory to enable producers to anticipate demand more efficiently
Delta landowners have refused to grant access to state crews doing preliminary soil testing for the project. They have demonstrated against the proposal in Sacramento, pitchforks in hand. They have organized a vocal coalition that has produced a documentary film - airing at public forums around the state - to drum up support for their cause
As Vinitaly Tour Russia (29th-30th October) and Hong Kong (8th-10th November) approaches, a busy programming of series of events is under way for the Ambassador of Italian Wine abroad - Vinitaly in the World. Yet, the latest developments are taking place at the very core of the organisation as Mr. Gianni Bruno will succeed Mrs. Elena Amadini as Brand Manager of Vinitaly effective as of the month of October
Sonoma County wins TripAdvisor's 2012 Choice Wine Destination Awards. Winners were determined based on their popularity as wine destinations, taking into account traveler's reviews and opinions for local wineries, restaurants, attractions and accommodations.
A wine with a four-letter vulgarity as its acronym will stay on display after two Executive councilors questioned the State Liquor Commission's judgment in prominently displaying a wine with a "shock label" at several state stores.
France's Champagne and Burgundy regions were hard hit by weather conditions that particularly affected the prevalent Chardonnay grape, used to make the world's most famous sparkling wine and the luxurious whites from those regions.
The Lodi Wine Stroll features pours from more than two dozen wineries in the School Street area of downtown Lodi. Local shops will double as wine bars as vintners show off their latest bottlings, along with music and appetizers at many.
After entering the Washington state market in Bellevue in June and opening its second location in Tukwila in October, the new store will feature a collection of more than 8,000 wines, 3,000 spirits and 2,500 beers, including more than 1,450 Washington wines, 55 Washington and Oregon distilled spirits and 540 Pacific Northwest beers.
The new firm aims to produce echelon wines and expand its 54 acre Tenuta Santa Maria estate's range of wines. To celebrate the formation of the company, the Bertani family will release four wines in fall 2012.
The decision, coming on the heels of the early October hire of Edward Lonergan as Chiquita's new president and chief executive officer, is designed to raise profits, according to an e-mail from Tiffany Breaux, spokeswoman for the Charlotte, N.C.-based company
Guests visiting the Sip Shoppe at the Swanson Vineyards Napa Valley tasting room can discover their Vinotype, free of charge, in a brand new interactive iPad experience that the winery has introduced as the first such profiling system in the world