From Philly to Pittsburgh, Erie to Scranton, not a single bottle of hooch could be purchased Tuesday from the government monopoly that controls the sale of wine and liquor in Pennsylvania and forbids its residents from bringing it home from neighboring states
Global wine production will slump to the lowest in 37 years after weather damage to grapes from France to Argentina, forcing a draw down of stocks, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine said.
The announcement comes just weeks after Thierry Coste, an expert from the European Union farmers' union admitted the difficult weather conditions had contributed to the smallest grape harvest in 50 years.
A new study is advocating a switch from wholesale tax levied on wine, likely increasing the cost of alcohol-based drinks for the average Australian but reducing at the same time problems directly attributed to the product
The county's vision for a winery corridor along River Road, a winding route along the Salinas River south of Salinas, has been slow to take shape, even though new policies set forth in the county's 25-year General Plan are meant to encourage proliferation of small, artisanal winemaking operations. ?
Trinchero Family Estates, the owner of California-based family run winery Sutter Home Family Vineyards, has expanded the Sutter Home brand portfolio with the addition of two new wines - Pink Pinot Grigio and Red Moscato.
Dan Berger, "Unless a winery affiliates with a wholesale company, gaining distribution can be overwhelmingly expensive. Wineries without distributors can try to sell wines themselves, but sales trips can be so expensive that they are impractical"
France is planning a 160% tax increase on beerDesperate to lower France budget deficit while funding his struggling social security programmes, President François Hollande is pushing through legislation to increase taxes by 160%.
Rocks Off gets bottles of wine here at the office every few weeks. We once had an AC/DC tasting at the office with middling results, though I finished off the Highway to Hell bottle at home by my lonesome, so it wasn't so bad