Glazer's already handled the remainder of the Banfi and Excelsior Wine Co. (the joint venture formed by Banfi and Concha y Toro in 2011 to market Concha y Toro, Trivento, Little Black Dress and Five Rivers) portfolios in these five markets
Conti was appointed to the position in December 2006. During his tenure, the statement said, the agency reorganized, launched a major rebranding initiative, upgraded business technology systems and instituted professional development opportunities
Consumers are finding more reasons to "celebrate" with a bottle of wine or drinking more wine when a bottle is opened, and in some cases doing both-a very good sign for an industry that posted $13.3 billion in sales last year.
Fieri bought the property last year. In his first vintage, 2012, he sold his grapes to Jackson Family Wines for its La Crema brand and to Williams Selyem winery in Healdsburg, which both have had long-term contracts to purchase grapes from the vineyard.
\With daytime temperatures in Chicago today forecast to be in the low 20's with blustery winds making it feel much colder, is it any wonder visitors to Sonoma County from the Windy City are almost giddy, and not just from the wine?
Tascante, new project from the Mount Etna region of Sicily, has joined Dalla Terra's portfolio of family-owned Italian estates. Dalla Terra will be the sole USA agent for Tascante and will work with the Tasca family, who also founded the Tasca d'Almerita brand, to raise national awareness of the Mount Etna region and its native varietal Nerello Mascalese.
Barossa Valley Estate Ltd's assets and affairs were placed into the hands of receivers McGrath Nicol on Tuesday. Company partner Sam Davies said they intended to continue operating the winery while working closely with the contract growers and BVE management over the next two weeks to determine and settle 2013 grape supply requirements.
With a red wine considered among the great wines of Napa called Rubicon, Coppola is now poised to release a new Inglenook red wine that will, according to the winery, pay homage to the winery's founder, Finnish sea captain Gustave Niebaum, and his successor, John Daniel and his family.
While there are plenty of celebrities who endorse brands, there is also a number of sportsmen who have genuinely caught the wine bug, whether it was a memorable first glass while on tour, over a meal with their future wife or long after they'd retired from the locker room. For a few, like Formula One driver Jarno Trulli, that off-duty love of wine has matured into a post-retirement business.
Recently the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced a partnership with the Pennsylvania Winery Association. The partnership will allow PA Preferred wineries to sell products in select Wine & Spirits stores in Pennsylvania.
That bountiful harvest appears to have balanced the grape and bulk wine market that had slipped to a short position by winter 2011-12, said Glenn Proctor a partner with Ciatti Co. wine brokerage. "When we look at the market today, it's balanced," he said.
"I think California wine is in its biggest state of flux since 1990," observed Mark Snyder, the 43-year-old proprietor of Angels' Share, a New York-based distributor specializing in sought-after California wines. There were three major reasons, he continued: "The hipster effect, the disappearance of critic Robert Parker and climate change. There have been some wild climate shifts in California recently."
Grape growers, wine producers and anyone interested in learning more about the wine industry will have several opportunities to learn from local and national professionals during the 2013 Ohio Grape and Wine Conference.
A fragile, four-year truce among local producers was shattered this week when several chateau owners said they had filed lawsuits seeking to overturn the latest official ranking of the wines of Saint-Émilion.
While the 2012 winegrape harvest in Sonoma County appears to have been among the county's largest ever, the market for grapes continues to be active early in the 2013 buying cycle, yet rising costs and uncertain ability to increase retail prices is crushing wine producer margins, according to industry supply and finance experts at a major seminar today.
According to the Texas Wine & Grape Growers trade group, the Lone Star State currently has more than 245 bonded wineries, up 50% since 2007, while production rose 35% to 1.35 million cases between 2007-2011.
Beginning with the April issue, the editorial content of Practical Winery & Vineyard will appear in a special section within each monthly print edition of Wines & Vines, in its digital editions and on its website.
Thanks to the loyalty of New York's Sen. Charles Schumer, who happens to be overseeing inaugural festivities, New York wines will be on tables at President Barack Obama's Inauguration Luncheon today in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.