Ontario's wine producers, frustrated with limited shelf space in government-run liquor stores, say it's time for change. They are calling on consumers to beat the drum for new private stores, which they say should be allowed to compete with existing Liquor Control Board of Ontario outlets
Peter Byck, co-founder, president and CEO of Winery Exchange, told an audience of students, faculty and wine industry professionals at the University of California, Davis, last week that private-label wine brands comprise 50 percent of the retail wine market in the United Kingdom.
Ontario winemakers have started to wait patiently for temperatures to reach a minimum of minus 8? Celsius; just right for the winter harvest of one of Canada's most cherished products, Ontario Icewine.
In an apparent act of large-scale vandalism, much of the last six vintages of Case Basse di Soldera, perhaps the greatest producer of Brunello di Montalcino, was destroyed Sunday night, the Italian winery said in a statement Tuesday.
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants, a multi-unit winery, restaurant, and retail concept, is ringing in the holidays with the addition of five corporate executive team members to accommodate the company's aggressive growth strategies.
Forty-Six Diamonds 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a limited edition wine that is produced from grapes grown in Hall's estates. It is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot, 12%Merlot and 12% Syrah.
The third annual Savor the Central Coast posted record numbers for attendance and revenue. According to the visitors and conference bureau, the event brought in $3.58 million in revenue, a 22 percent jump over 2011 revenue.
"Napa is the global icon as the home of America's wine industry. It offers a greater radius of recruitment prospects for all levels of positions and provides easy access for national and international travel," Managing Director Tim Matz said.
The Washington State Liquor Control Board is considering whether it should require retailers to report their liquor thefts, from one bottle going out the door, to a gang of thieves making off with a shopping cart of booze.