Demeter Group Investment Bank, a leading provider of merger and acquisition advisory services to global Wine, Spirits, Craft Beer, Food, and Beauty companies for over 30 years, is releasing the following 2013 State of the Industry reports on Wine, Spirits, and Craft Beer
Nick Frey arrived in Sonoma County some 14 years ago with neither wine business experience nor association management expertise. Nonetheless, he landed a job as executive director of the Sonoma County Grapegrowers Association in 1999.
The owners of Windmill Ridge Winery on the south side of Linne Road west of Depot Master Drive southeast of Tracy are seeking county approval to conduct 36 marketing events a year for up to 100 people.
The fourth in a series of public meetings to get community input for revising the ordinance guiding the development of Santa Barbara County wineries will be held Feb. 11. The topic will be "Neighborhood Compatibility."
Victim Entertainment (V.E.) and Hoffman Family Cellars (H.F.C) have announced a promotional partnership between national recording artist, Digital Summer, and the emerging wine brand, Headbanger. This joint venture will focus on the growing interest in wine amongst all people worldwide that also have a pure love of rock 'n roll.
This info-graphic book is titled "Becoming an Entrepreneur" and is written by Anna Vital. This eBook is available as a visual guide and takes everyone on an entrepreneurial journey in an interactive manner.
"The direct shipment of wine is a step toward modernization of our state system," Rep. Paul Costa said. "If a store doesn't carry a specific wine a consumer wants to purchase, it offers them a win-win scenario where the consumer, the winery and the commonwealth benefit from the transaction."
"By purchasing electricity derived from renewable sources, like wind or solar power, we will reduce our carbon emissions in Norwalk by more than 92 percent," said Diageo North America President Larry Schwartz.
"We are excited to report that ticket sales for the Sandestin Wine Festival are well ahead of any festival in previous years at this time. This demand is a testament that there is no substitute for this long standing Sandestin tradition."
The import of Georgian mineral water and wine is expected to resume in spring 2013 after the clearance of inspections, paperwork and permits from the Russian representatives, who will visit Georgia to check the quality control system.
Without going into the various details of my talk, suffice it to say that I offered the suggestion that for producers to create really exceptional Pinot Noir-the truly great stuff-they might want to seek to make 2 + 2 = 5.
Multi-Vintage is a blend of the very best base wines from over multiple vintages, selected for their ageing potential. They will be kept aside as reserve wines cellared in bottle at partial pressure on lees, until ready for addition to a multi-vintage prestige blend in years to come.
Chinese will import wine at a slower pace as the country's domestic wine production increases - while the world's most populous nation is set to become the world's second-biggest wine consumer by 2016.
Consumer Reports recently tested 14 models from Vinotemp, Wine Enthusiast, and other specialty brands, as well as major manufacturers like GE and Electrolux. Five made the recommended list, including two CR Best Buys.
Some lawmakers feel the state should consolidate its efforts in supporting what they call "local agro-tourism," which is not just local beer and wine producers, but other local products, like meats, or maple syrup.
The Republican governor told reporters that he's neutral on the measure calling for cities and counties decide by referendum whether to allow wider wine sales, but added that he won't stand in the way of it becoming law.
Faced with an expected flood of applications from winery restaurants seeking to expand their drink menus beyond B.C. wine, the regional district will ask the Agricultural Land Commission to again re-examine its position on the matter.
The nation's fourth-largest wine seller, Trinchero Family Estates, plans a $300 million expansion of its winery in Lodi over the next three years, roughly doubling its wine production capacity and creating a new central bottling and distribution center