Brands are as important in the wine world as anywhere else, and now and again there are disputes over infringements, or alleged infringements. A week ago, a ruling settled a years-long legal wrangle between Château Mouton Rothschild, the prestigious French producer, and Osawa Wines, a small New Zealand winery.
Wine Channel TV content will begin to appear in December 2012 in the San Francisco, Napa Valley and Sonoma markets and over the following months will reach over 500,000 hotels rooms via its own proprietary in-room channel, electronic program guide and Wi-Fi portal pages in up to 1000 hotels, as well as access to over 5,000 hotel business centers and leading US based timeshare locations.
The vineyards and other parts of the enology program are part of a vast, impressive array of lecture halls and classrooms, laboratories, performance halls, playing fields, and more, that are a community asset.
Vistaar Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of price management solutions, today announced that The Terlato Wine Group has selected the company's pricing solution to optimize distributor price management throughout its organization.
While many of the city's 138 farmers markets close just before Thanksgiving, a handful stay open all year round, making up for a relative lack of produce by providing other cold-weather staples such as butter, cream, baked goods, wine and hot apple cider.
Wine Country Shipping plans to more than double the size of its Windsor facilities next year to satisfy vintner demand for casegoods storage. Continued growth of direct-to-consumer sales of wine, particularly for smaller producers struggling to gain the attention of a dwindling number of distributors, is fueling a number of expansions of wine storage and shipping businesses.
A 21-year love affair with winemaking might end for Louise Cole. Mrs Cole. owner and operator of Cambewarra Estate Winery's listed the 20-acre property for auction on Dec. 8 with Marylou Parker of Integrity Real Estate.
The president of a well-known winery linked to a federal investigation into marijuana trafficking denies any involvement in the drug trade. A 223-acre parcel owned by the Fellowship of Friends, a spiritual organization that owns the Renaissance Vineyard & Winery, was among seven properties targeted in search warrants obtained by federal agents in September.
The county Planning and Development Department is hosting the meetings to get public comment about controversial issues that have pitted the local wine industry against neighbors of various wineries who complain about noise and traffic created by "special," or "winery" events.
Nova Scotia's fledgling wine industry may get a boost next year from a price spike in European imports. However, some people in the provincial industry said Wednesday they are by no means enthused about problems with drought, frost and hail devastating the crops of their wine-producing European colleagues.
When Margrit Mondavi approached Layla Fanucci about doing a show at the Mondavi Winery, the local artist asked if she could share the show with an another artist, Wafaa Mezouar. That's how the current exhibit at Robert Mondavi Winery became a story of the friendship between two women from different worlds, one from St. Helena and the other from Casablanca, Morocco.
Craft + Estate, the national import operation for Virginia-based The Vintner Group, announces an agreement to exclusively represent Michel Chapoutier's Australian project Domaine Tournon in the United States.
TCDA is seeking a contractor to manage the signature event of the Tahoe City Solstice Festival: The Tahoe City Wine Walk. This special event holds enormous potential for growth in both attendance and sponsorships to benefit ongoing programs for the Tahoe City Downtown Association.
The New Zealand wine industry remains relatively young in its development compared to many other wine producing nations. The industry has experienced rapid growth and continues to evolve, with substantial structural change occurring in various areas.
Over the past four years, China's enthusiasm for Australian wine has flourished. Between 2007 and 2010, total sales to China increased by 34.7 million liters, or 260 percent, according to Wine Australia.
If it seems that the Languedoc is always on the way but never quite arriving, that's only because the region has had so far to go, and the destination, like the completion of New York City, will always be elusive. Nonetheless, the progress is real.
The owner was recently contacted by a production company in Hollywood about the prospect of starting his own reality show based on the business. There are also plans for expanding the winery in order to offer more concert seating.
A former chemistry professor who took up viticulture "to make money" in his retirement, Joe Nugent might seem an unlikely filmmaking auteur, but his first release, "From Obscurity to Excellence: The Story of Grapes & Wine in the Russian River Valley" will debut on the big screen in Santa Rosa on Dec. 1.
t this holiday season, the kind of wines I am most thankful for are those made by dedicated, small producers in relatively tiny quantities based on particular, distinctive vineyard sites. One that I visited in recent months that not only fills this bill but also makes the kind of food-friendly wines that are ideal for the holidays is Thomas Fogarty Winery.
The Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville rings in the holiday season with its annual tree lighting celebration and holiday party, which includes horse and buggy rides through the To Kalon vineyard, hot apple cider, carolers, Italian cookies, cheese, charcuterie and a visit from Santa Claus. It takes place on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 3 to 5 p.m. The tree lighting is at 4:45 p.m.
The wine sector is ready for turnaround after years of oversupply as global wine stocks are depleted and demand continues to surge for premium and luxury wines, Treasury Wine Estates told analysts yesterday.
Simon Thillou likes to think of La Cave à Bulles, his shop here devoted only to beer, as a place where beer lovers can gather to taste new brews and, of course, discuss the state of the world. But this was one controversy he never saw coming, and wishes he never had: a proposed 160 percent increase in the tax on beer.
Ten individuals representing Lake County's professional vineyard work force received accolades when the Lake County Winegrape Commission presented its first graduating class of the Commission's Master Vigneron Academy.