Prior to this release, Allied Grape Growers had estimated the size of the 2012 winegrape crop to be 3,885,000 tons - the most aggressive estimate in the industry. The actual winegrape tonnage crushed was 4,013,903- a slight 3 percent difference from the large estimate.
The Preliminary California Grape Crush Report released today shows the 2012 winegrape crop reached an all-time high of 4.014 million tons, which was surprising given the limited amount of new planting in the state.
Washington State Representative Ross Hunter, a Democrat, recently proposed a plan to eliminate a 17% tax on retailers selling spirits to on-premise operators and remove restrictions on the amount of spirits customers can purchase daily (currently 24 liters).
The wine business on California's Central Coast is strong and growing, evident with 688* wineries now calling the region home. The industry's newest and largest tradeshow and symposium, WiVi Central Coast brings winemakers and winegrape growers together with suppliers and industry experts.
Following up the successful launch of Sweet Red Roo in 2012, [yellow tail] Sweet White Roo is a refreshing, white wine with flirty tropical notes from a blend of Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes.
And then, they carved a wine cellar from a musty, well-used basement. This was 1997, when George Stathakis and his Peppermill restaurant on the Eastside was about the only Greenville restaurateur with a serious wine list.
Licensees holding either a license that permits or a license with an endorsement that permits the sale of beer to a purchaser in a container supplied by the licensee or a sanitary container brought to the premises by the purchaser and filled at the tap at the time of sale may similarly sell wine to a purchaser in such a container.
Farm subsidies are back in play as a possible offset in sequester bargaining, this time as a way for Senate Democrats to help forestall automatic spending cuts for the remainder of this fiscal year or into December.
It's round-two in Congress this year on a new farm bill before the one-year extension of the '08 farm legislation expires in September. Meantime, the cost of crop insurance to this country's cash-strapped government has drawn the attention of the urban media and public.
Flavour and fragrance firm Givaudan said increased sales of its flavours for snacks, beverages and dairy products in Latin America boosted its sales during 2012, as it reported a 15% increase in overall net profit.
Gov. Jerry Brown waded into potentially hostile territory Wednesday as he pitched his $14 billion plan to reshape California's water-delivery system by building massive tunnels below the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
Tourism in Sonoma County continues to rebound at an encouraging pace, with revenue and hotel occupancy rates besting those of the previous two years, experts said Wednesday at an annual meeting on local tourism.
Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's liquor privatization plan could result in many more retailers selling beer and wine than he anticipates, a Senate Democrat said Thursday, as industry players critiqued legislation that has yet to be introduced