One of the fastest growing newer wineries on the central coast is digging it's roots deep into the history of this area's wine country with a purchase just announced today. Daou Vineyards has purchased what is largely considered the oldest existing modern winery in the Paso Robles Wine Growing Region.
The 2013 Thunderbird Artists' festivals, not only provide an array of world renowned artists, but also a catalog of wineries that gives their patrons access to some of the most established and oldest wineries in America. $10 entitles visitors to a complimentary 20th anniversary Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival glass and 6 wine tickets.
A small winery on the northeast coast of Newfoundland is about to expand its production to ship thousands of cases of its products to China. "We've just signed a deal and we're pretty excited," confirmed Grant Young, the owner of Auk Island Winery in Twillingate.
It is not every New Zealand wine company whose product is served up on prime BBC viewing, The Graham Norton Show, every week. Co-founders of Invivo Wine, Rob Cameron, winemaker, and Tim Lightbourne, marketer, approached Norton when they read in an interview that he liked New Zealand wine.
Adelaide Hills winery Tomich Wines will open a cellar door in China in the new year to serve the country's expanding middle and upper classes. In April, the family-owned business will establish a high-end premises in Shanghai, after finalising a joint venture deal with Chinese businessman LiMing Zhu.
Turner, an affable retired dentist with a trim mustache who lives part of the year in Memphis and part in San Francisco, owns the Robert Turner label and makes the wines, which are available in six restaurants and three retail stores in Memphis. He doesn't own vineyards or a winery, buying grapes and making three wines, a chardonnay and a pinot noir from Sonoma County's Russian River Valley and a cabernet franc from Napa Valley, in a rented facility.
International wine organizations estimate that 85 percent of all grape wine consumed in China is grown domestically, mostly in the tens of thousands of small vineyards and distilleries that have emerged in the past decade in places like the Hebei, Ningxia and Shandong provinces. Wine has become an important status symbol for newly wealthy Chinese.
In 2000, the U.S. boasted 2,688 wineries, and by 2010 that had risen to 7,626. In Missouri the number more than tripled, from 31 to 108, during the same period. Most of these wineries, according to University of Missouri research, are small, and many are in emerging wine regions.
A state law passed in 2010 that allows Massachusetts vintners to sell bottles of wine at farmers markets has opened up new venues for fledgling local wineries, and has also spurred the opening of new wineries.
One among the new store formats is LCBO Express stores, which will be smaller in size and will allow LCBO to meet consumer demand for products like Ontario wine, spirits and beer, whereas, the LCBO VQA Destination Boutiques, a full-size LCBO store, will offer consumers an expanded range of Ontrario's VQA wines.
Martine Saunier, whose import and wholesale company Martine's Wines, Inc. specializes in French wineries, sold her business in December to partners Gregory Castells and Kate Laughlin for an undisclosed price. The deal includes the inventory, staff and a one-year lease on the warehouse.
World Ag Expo and E.M. Tharp, Inc. have teamed up for the seventh year to provide the "We Believe in Growing" scholarship, created to support agricultural education. High school seniors from Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern counties are encouraged to apply by Jan.18, 2013 to be considered.
Greg Harrington, chairman of the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, announced that Master Sommeliers Laura Maniec, Andrew McNamara, Keith Goldston and Brett Zimmerman will join the CMSA's Board of Directors beginning in January 2013.
Every great winegrowing region needs one or two larger-than-life winemakers who think light years outside the box and are willing to go the extra hundred miles to find out where the limits of the possible really lie.
For his newly launched wine import business, pioneering food and wine critic, cookbook author and culinary explorer David Rosengarten is making three legendary Michel Gonet champagnes available in the U.S.
America's wine industry is booming, but a new study from Michigan State Professor Philip Howard shows "industry" maybe something of a misnomer. While you may see a wide variety of American labels at your local wine shop, the vast majority are merely offshoots of mega producers, most of them concentrated in California, Professor Howard found.
The changing climate is affecting the delicate balance of weather, soil and other factors that are central to the production one of their main commodities, something that's already had a visible effect elsewhere around the globe.
Wine Press Northwest reviewed 552 wines under blind conditions from 205 wineries. Of these, 14 earned unanimous Double Platinum awards, and 80 were awarded Platinums. The total production of the 552 wines represented 3.5 million cases and the average price per bottle was about $27.
An effort to reduce opposition to supermarket wine sales has so far failed to change the minds of the liquor store owners who stand to lose the most out of the proposal. Under the bill taking shape before the Legislature convenes this month, local referendums would determine if wine could be sold alongside beer in grocery and convenience stores.
Stater Bros. Supermarkets, in conjunction with Gallo Family Vineyards, recently partnered to assist those in need this holiday season. Through an in-store product promotion Stater Bros. and Gallo Family Vineyards donated over 100 turkeys to Second Harvest Food Bank Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
The Swiss like to think their country is to gold what Bordeaux, France, is to wine. Thanks to a dark red merlot produced in the hills surrounding this town in the south of Switzerland, it has both, the real gold and the wine.
In defiance of marketing trends in the wine industry, many French winemakers continue to identify and market their wine based on terroir.. This desire to perpetuate tradition maintains a degree of complexity in understanding French wine, limiting its accessibility to new consumers and hindering sales.
Kansas law allows only retail liquor stores to sell wine, liquor and full-strength beer, while groceries and convenience stores can sell only so-called weak beer, also known as cereal malt beverage. Chamber Vice President Kent Eckles said the chamber views the issue as free enterprise.
In 1875 the German Beringer brothers were among the first people to start producing wine in the United States. Their business, based in California, is still going strong and has established itself as a global player.
The company already distributes more than 1,500 labels across its units in Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina (doing business as The Country Vintner) and Florida (doing business as Stacole Fine Wines)
Cooper's Hawk, an upscale-casual restaurant and winery, will open in about a year next to Target and Whole Foods in the Town & Country Crossing shopping plaza. The shopping center's owner, Michigan-based Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust, announced this month that the new restaurant would be about 9,000 square feet, made up of existing vacancies as well as new development next to the plaza.