Treasury Wine Estates Ltd. (TWE), the world's second-biggest listed wine producer, is renting vineyards in California's Napa and Australia's Barossa valleys to get hold of grapes amid surging demand for high-end vintages.
Upgrades include a 750 ml glass bottling line, bulk wine storage facilities, 3-liter bag-in-box filling equipment, a new water filtering, softening and chlorination system, and new motion-activated, high-efficiency fluorescent lighting, officials at the Sonoma-based company said Tuesday.
"The success of our region is making wines that show elegance and finesse, and not power." The Niagara Peninsula is a cool climate region and the wines will always be more about fresh acidities and bright fruit than the creamier textured, more dark-fruited wines of warmer climates.
Set at the highest point in Solvang and overlooking Santa Ynez Valley, Ferguson Crest is a family-run boutique winery devoted to producing top-quality varietals, founded by Pat Ferguson and his daughter Fergie in 2006.
Philippine products such as muscovado sugar and coconut sugar nectar are figuring prominently in a New Zealand winery, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. In a news release, the DFA said the Waiwera Organic Winery production facility will produce rum using Philippine Muscovado sugar and beer.
The measures proposed by government under its alcohol consultation have polarised opinion within the drinks trade, with the main trade body and producers condemning minimum pricing, while some in the on-trade and smaller merchants believe it is a good idea.
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.
Owners of and representatives for American Provisions, a niche cheese and meats store in South Boston, appeared before the Boston Licensing Board Wednesday to make their case to sell wine and beer. But the petition was met with opposition from some community members.
The 2012 wine grape crop is expected to reach 3.7 million tons, which would tie the second-largest crop production ever in California and the Pacific Northwest, according to Woodland Hills-based Great American Group Inc.
"It's a lot to do with weather," said Debbie Zimmerman, CEO, Grape Growers of Ontario which is proclaiming the 2012 harvest one of the "highest valued crops" in the organization's 65-year monitoring history.
Vintage chairman Ian Ferrier has warned that conditions in the wine industry are likely to remain tough for some time and the oversupply issues that crippled the industry over the past five years could return at any moment.
"As a New York-based, family-run company that has been doing business here for 31 years, I am profoundly saddened watching our employees, customers, distributors and residents of the community face such hardship in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy."
Celebrated Chef Wolfgang Puck's eponymous wine label, Wolfgang Puck Wines, is now available to consumers at select retail locations. Accessibly priced, family produced and created with intense varietal character, these wines signify the spirit of food and life for which Puck is known.
Belarus plans to start large-scale commercial production of grapes and is interested in Moldova's technologies, Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Rusy said at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister-Economy Minister of Moldova Valeriu Lazar on 29 November, BelTA has learnt.