"Last year Gallo came in, and now Trinchero. Over the next two years you could end up with 30 Washington wines on the shelf in any given market in the country, whereas in the past it may have been only five or 10."
Massachusetts wine lovers still cannot purchase wines directly from out-of-state wineries, even though the legislature has had three years to act on an appellate court ruling directing the legislature to correct its unconstitutional ban on wine shipments.
The Wine Compliance Academy (WCA) will be half-day classes held at the WCA office starting in spring 2013. The curriculum will range from compliance basics to file organization to winery operations reporting.
In another advance for innovative winemaking, students and faculty at the University of California, Davis, are now processing wine with the world's first wireless fermentation system, thanks to a recently completed $3.5 million network designed, built and donated to the university by Silicon Valley semiconductor executive T.J. Rodgers.
North San Luis Obispo County now "on the map", alongside tasting regions like Napa, Paso Robles and Sonoma. Visit 6 coastal tasting rooms, all within 3 miles of the Pacific Ocean from Hearst Castle, through Cambria, to Harmony.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine has named Monterey County one of the top 10 wine travel destinations in the world for 2013. The county is the only California location and one of only three U.S. destinations to be named.
Consumers have shaken off cautious spending as the on-premise slowly rebounds, according to the newly released Cheers On-Premise BARometer Handbook. The new consumer is well versed in spirits, wine and beer, yet still demanding quality and value.
Alejandro Pedro Bulgheroni, an Argentina-based billionaire and owner of several wineries in Argentina, Uruguay and California, has purchased Dievole estate in Chianti Classico region and Poggi Landi in Montalcino region of Italy.
The New York Daily News reports that a judge ruled on Tuesday that a Manhattan school's firing of a French teacher was legal, after the woman allowed six eighteen-year-old girls to drink wine while on a school trip to France.
A law enforcement group on Wednesday voiced opposition to a legislative proposal to allow wine to be sold in grocery and convenience stores, with one police chief citing a recent high-profile alcohol abuse case at the University of Tennessee.
Police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades Wednesday at hundreds of striking farm workers who blocked a highway in the grape-growing Western Cape, heart of South Africa's multibillion-dollar wine region.
The Ontario Liberal Party made the announcement on New Years Eve. Their plan is to launch a pilot project that would see beer and spirits sold at 10 grocery stores across the province. Based on the success of these new outlets the project would then expand to more locations in Ontario.
Ross Harrington says Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. is flexing the regulatory muscle the province gave it two years ago. "In 2011, the government of Nova Scotia gave (the corporation) police powers, which they are now exercising," the owner of Wine Kitz Halifax said Wednesday in an interview.
The event, which includes barrel tastings in the morning and an auction in the afternoon will be held at the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone. The event is open only to members of the wine trade
Small business operators who make more than $450,000 annually and file federal tax returns for their businesses as pass-through entities will see their tax rate rise by almost 5 percent to 39.6 percent