The Lake County Winegrape Commission is a primary partner, the group said. The initial effort will be funded by a grant by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and the California Dept. of Food and Agriculture
An Ottawa wine writer used reviews from other writers on her website without properly crediting them. And as if that's not ripe enough, a U.S. online wine magazine says she requires some wineries to buy a subscription to her website before she'll review their wines.
"MacLean feels comments about her posted to a U.S. website in December were so nasty that they have damaged her reputation and presented unnecessarily harsh personal descriptions of her. She is considering launching a lawsuit against some of her fellow wine writers in response."
Brisk mergers-and-acquisitions activity for North Coast wineries, vineyards and brands in 2012 is expected to continue into 2013, even if the estimated huge size of the recent harvest moderates supply pricing underlying a number of the deals, according to deal brokers
Just in time for the New Year, a wine that costs almost as much as the average American home. Wine.com is selling one of 12 limited edition bottles of "Ampoules of Penfolds 2004 Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon."
Overwhelmingly, the word I'm hearing most often about the 2012 grape harvest is "normal." That's good news when you consider how challenging the 2010 and 2011 vintages played out in Washington. But more on that in a bit
A look at wine sales in 2012 at major auction houses shows lower-than-expected results, while Bordeaux prices continued to slide. Meanwhile, Burgundy prices reached new highs, with record-breaking moments.
State Del. Sam Arora, D- Silver Spring, told the Washington Examiner that he wants to give kosher wine consumers "the ability to live out their faith." Arora's district has a large population of observant Jews
Clarksburg Wine Company president John Beckman said, "We are getting outstanding reports from the field about this wine, and now we get the judges to confirm their reactions. And the next two vintages are even better!"