The addition of Middleburg Virginia to the list of AVA within the state of Virginia is further recognition to the diversity found in the mid Atlantic coastal states. This region stands out as one that has a very bright future to evolve.
The new facility on Chestnut Ave will have a tasting room, offices and an extra room to hold dinner. The back of the property is where vitner Richard Longoria will build a production facility of about 4,500 square feet where the processing, fermentation, aging and bottling of the wine will take place.
Celebration of the new year was short lived at Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery. As the calender page turned over to 2013, the focus of the St. Catharines-based winery turned from celebrating the arrival of a new year to preparing for the annual icewine harvest.
Colder weather has kicked off the season for a Finger Lakes region specialty: ice wine.
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With the acquisition of PWW, the group will expand its distribution footprint, which includes Delaware, Maryland, Washington, West Virginia, Virginia, North and South Carolina and Florida, to new regions like Georgia.
Two wine fairs to look ahead to this month include Wine Australia's first Independent Retailer and On-Trade tasting, and the Oregon and Washington State annual trade and press tasting, both on January 31.
Wickham, which was established in Hampshire in 1984, filed for bankruptcy just before Christmas, with the loss of more than 20 jobs, although it is understood that allied businesses The Vineyard restaurant and WineShare are continuing to trade.
"The No. 1 thing is there are a lot of new acres," said Bobby Cox, president of the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association, and the Texas industry is changing very rapidly as far as the types of grapes being planted.
Ella Sterling - a child artist for the 2013 Wine & Food Fest - will enjoy some time in the spotlight as her original watercolor painting will be auctioned at the Wine Fest Grand Tasting and Auction on Feb. 23.
For most of its nearly 20 years in business, Spokane's Vino! Retail wine shop has served one- or two-ounce wine tastes to customers. Sometime this month, the shop plans to open part of its store as a serving bar, allowing customers to order a full glass of wine.
As part of the 61st German Winegrowers' Congress on the occasion of INTERVITIS INTERFRUCTA 2013 on April 23, 2013 in Stuttgart, the German Wine Institute (DWI) is organizing an International Wine-marketing Day for the first time, under the motto "Successful wine-marketing: The role of packaging and personality."