After announcing last week that his Foley Family Wines had bought the Ramal East Vineyard in the Carneros appellation and Lancaster Estate in the Chalk Hill appellation of Sonoma County, Bill Foley is set to announce that he's buying a majority of the Guenoc/Langtry Estate brand, winery and vineyards in Lake County late today.
The Hess Collection Winery has appointed Ryan Jones, CSW as Southwest Regional Sales Manager, responsible for such key Western states as Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. He will report to Brandon Middleton, Vice President Western Division, and be based in Colorado.
Glazer's, one of the country's largest beverage distributors, and Accolade Wines North America, a leading importer and marketer of award-winning wines from around the world, announce the signing of new long-term distribution agreements for seven Glazer markets.
Susan Southard launched the first and only online magazine devoted to Maryland wine and wineries last week. Her first publishing venture, Southard is launching the magazine at a time when the state's wineries are seeing explosive growth, thanks to less stringent shipping and zoning restrictions.
On Nov. 3, a total of 62 Northwest wineries poured over 400 wines at the Tri-Cities Wine Festival in Kennewick. The new darling at this year's event appeared to be malbec, and nearly 25 percent of the festival wineries were pouring it.
The note sent to followers of the winery read: Frederick Cellars will be closing at the end of December and we want to take this opportunity to thank our customers, volunteers and employees for sharing this great adventure with us. We've enjoyed meeting each and every one of you.
The newly-renamed Inglenook 2009 is a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The 2009 vintage will carry a label that will be almost similar to the post-prohibition era label.
Angst is growing within the UK drinks trade as the government prepares to release its consultation into minimum unit pricing. A report published by the Adam Smith Institute yesterday showed that "the [Sheffield] model is based on unreasonable assumptions which render its figures meaningless."
Chile has approved three new regional denominations - Costa, Andes and Entre Cordilleras - which it hopes will show the country's 'fantastic diversity as a producer of high quality wines and [their] sense of origin.'
Manitoba liquor commission workers feel the government agency is being a Grinch this Christmas by cancelling a long-standing tradition - the annual employee sale of discount liquor deemed unfit to sell in stores.
Visits to B.C. by U.S. tourists are down by more than a third over the past several years, according to a report from a Vancouver research group. Nearly 2.5 million American tourists came to B.C. in 2011, but that's 36 percent lower than the number that came 14 years earlier, according to the report from Urban Futures, a Vancouver research company.
Owera Vineyards LLC, Madison County's first winery, will open its production facility and tasting room in March in Cazenovia. The opening is part of an innovative business model that does things differently from most wineries, and it's already paying off.
The enoblogosphere is reeling today in the wake of a French researcher's report published this week (and circulated today on the Internets). According to the survey (conducted by FranceAgriMer, an independent agricultural industry observer), the French are now more likely to drink fruit juice than wine at the dinner table.