Frank J. Prial, whose Wine Talk column in The New York Times introduced many Americans to the world of wine in the 1970s, when a new passion for fine food and drink was taking hold in the country, died on Tuesday in East Orange, N.J. He was 82.
New Jerseyans with homes swamped and blacked out by Hurricane Sandy face another hardship: a cutoff of Cristal champagne, Grey Goose vodka and an herbal brew called Kamasutra, "the natural spirit of seduction."
Supporters of the measure said at a press conference Wednesday that they will continue to fight for similar legislation and plan to put a like measure on the Washington ballot in 2013. Then they will move into Oregon, Vermont and Connecticut
Distell international marketing manager Sarah Gandy told Harpers that it is an ideal time to launch Le Domaine in the UK as the region is looking for low strength wines and is awaiting Christmas season
The owners of St. Jorge Winery suddenly withdrew their controversial application to expand activities on their property on Tuesday, just before the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors was to consider whether they should be allowed to proceed.
The maker of Smirnoff vodka will continue to see "double- digit" growth in the region after reporting gains of 19 percent in organic net sales and 22 percent in operating profit last year, Randy Millian, the president of Diageo's Latin America and Caribbean unit, said in an interview in Miami. He declined to be more specific
Dan Berger - "I have never been able to figure out why Champagne is seen primarily as a celebratory wine. It's so nice with the right food that it could easily be served year-around with a wide array of dishes."
Two days of presentations about the relationship between the land and the food and beverages it produces - sometimes referred to as "terroir" -- will be held Nov. 9-10 at the University of California, Davis.