Nearly five years after taking over cash-strapped Viansa Winery & Marketplace in Sonoma Valley, a New York-based hedge fund is considering a buyout offer from a former executive who quickly returned Viansa to profitably and has been running it since
The plan would reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in the unincorporated area 15 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, but the way in which it accomplishes this for vineyards and wineries elicited some unease from the industry.
The new online platform features user friendly shopping tools that allow customers to explore wines with ease, besides giving detailed information about the wines like tasting notes, wine-food pairings and about production from winemakers.
The wine trade faces a trend where higher alcohol, bigger being better types of wines, that move further and further from wines that comfortably pair with food, are popularized by Robert Parker and The Wine Spectator.
Tawse wines were awarded 32 medals in the recent competition held by Wine Access Magazine, setting a record with both their overall medal count and their nine gold medals. The Vineland winery also won nine silver medals and 14 bronze.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the fifth Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair 2012, Financial Secretary John Tsang said, since eliminating duties on wine in 2008, Hong Kong's total value of wine imports has soared from about $200 million in 2007 to $1.2 billion in 2011.
It's certainly fitting that the films selected to open this year's Napa Valley Film Festival are about wine. Specifically, "Like the Old Vine," pays tribute to a winemaker who helped bring Napa Valley winemaking to the attention of the world.
The future of water for drinking and irrigation looks increasingly bleak throughout California and the world's northern regions as the changing global climate shrinks mountain snowpacks and speeds early runoffs, Stanford researchers forecast
Vinitaly International, the ambassador for Italian Wines and its Italian wine exhibitors at the 5th International Hong Kong Wine and Sprits Fair 2012 enjoyed a good start into the last quarter of the year
"The turbine and tower are also made in the USA," Ross said in an email to The Buffalo News. "Many are made in China, but we felt strongly that we should use 'made in the USA' to maximize the jobs impact."
A number of wine industry lenders in the North Bay have seen an uptick in demand for financing this year as wineries, vineyards and related industries seek to position themselves more strongly in a changed economy.
Producers who want to make wines that are true to their terroir must cut out the "noise" of modern winemaking techniques and look back to the traditions of how their wines were made, according to Californian winemaker Randall Grahm.
The 2012 California wine grape harvest yielded generous amounts of high-quality fruit, and winemakers across the state are describing this year's vintage as "excellent," "outstanding" and "ideal," according to a press release from the Wine Institute.