Quality versus yield is the age-old debate between growers and winemakers. How to find ways to balance the two promises to spark a lively discussion during the general session on Wednesday, March 20 at WiVi Central Coast, the industry's newest and largest tradeshow and symposium
For winemakers like Amici, the auction is not just about the price that can be coaxed from interested buyers. It's Amici's way of giving back to the Napa Valley Vintners organization for the work it does for wineries big and small.
The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) has issued its 2012 Progress Report and Third Edition California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Workbook. Both the report and workbook can be viewed at SustainableWinegrowing.org.
Two of the primary beneficiaries, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley and Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County, received grants that totaled $264,000 raised from the "Fund-A-Need" lot at the 2012 Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction, one of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend's flagship events.
British advertisers representative ISBA has slammed proposals made by the Alcohol Health Alliance to ban all advertising and sponsorship by alcohol brands as "wholly ineffective" and "contrary to a free society."
Few wine regions have experienced as sharp a decline as northern Piedmont, where the vineyards of Gattinara and neighboring towns like Ghemme and Boca used to cover more than 40,000 hectares, or about 100,000 acres.
Britain's government is selling vintage French wine at around 5,000 pounds a bottle ($7,500) in a bid to make its wine cellar self-funding as part of a national austerity drive and clamp-down on extravagant expenditure.
The buzz about resveratrol-the anti-aging, disease-fighting antioxidant found in red wine, grapes, and peanuts-is about to get louder. Resveratrol may protect against hearing loss, according to a new study in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Meanwhile, Zinfandel's - hence Tribidrag's - history kept stretching back in time, enough so that Tribidrag was used as Zinfandel's official name in wine authority Jancis Robinson's new book, "Wine Grapes." Historian Ambroz Tudor uncovered references as far back as the early 1400s; Tribidrag wine was traded with Venice across the Adriatic - significant enough to be referenced by name.
Makhachkala, March 3, 2013. On March 1, in Makhachkala, the Legislative Assembly Committee on Agricultural Policy hosted a parliamentary hearing, where the issue "On measures for the development of wine growing industry in the Republic of Dagestan" was considered.