Grgich is acknowledged for launching a new era of winemaking in democratic Croatia. And the wines he produces in Croatia (as well as in the Napa Valley) with the help of nephew Ivo Jeramaz are now available at Grgich Hills Estate winery in St. Helena.
Details on the competition are still under developement but Aubertine is encouraging all New Yorkers to email ideas for this event and any ideas for the 2013 Great New York State Fair to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stone, Vine & Sun buyer Gordon Coates was among the lucky few who headed to the Languedoc last week for the CIVL study tour, organized in conjunction with Harpers and designed to open buyers' eyes to the diversity on offer.
These wineries still exist, and still delight. Yet, with the wine industry increasingly influenced by big corporations like Diageo and Constellation - and, more important, their distribution chains - the onetime family-owned wineries have been forced to evolve
The bottling arm will now be known as Cobevco, and is aiming to forge strong links with the Australian and Chilean wine industries in particular. Quinn predicts it will have doubled its output of wine and carbonated beverages by early 2014.