For every bottle of wine produced in Canada there is $31 of domestic economic impact generated in the country. The wine and grape industry is responsible for more than 31,000 jobs in Canada from manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, transportation, research, restaurants and retail.
The trade show will bring suppliers from across the nation that want to showcase their products and services at a time and place that's convenient and accessible for California winegrape growers and winemakers.
The grape glut that swept through the Finger Lakes region in the 1970s turned out to be a blessing for John and Josephine Ingle, who responded to the market downturn by building Heron Hill Winery on Keuka Lake and keeping their own harvest for winemaking.
A versatile winemaker, de Luca brings with him 17 years of experience working with a number of notable wineries and vineyards in California and New Zealand, including Fisher Vineyards and Williams-Selyem in Sonoma County.
"Ever wonder what it takes to get our wine from the tank to the bottle? With the installation of our sophisticated new bottling line, the process of bottling is now easier (and more fun) to observe and understand."
The UK Government will auction wines from its official cellar for the first time, selling off valuable wines that are 'approaching or are at peak drinking'.
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Two USDA-sponsored conferences are coming up despite the budget anxiety in Washington over the sequester. One in California includes a "tasting reception;" another in Oregon includes a "wine tasting" element, according to Coburn.
Contributions totaling more than $364,000 have poured into lawmakers' campaign accounts over the past two years from liquor wholesalers, package stores and the beer industry - three groups that have traditionally opposed changing state law to allow wine to be sold in supermarkets.
Their wine selection was unparalleled - and their customers were allegedly underage. The posh Hudson Street wine shop Sea Grape was among 90 businesses recently busted for selling alcohol to minors in an undercover sting by the State Liquor Authority, the agency said Tuesday.
Ann Cavoukian issued a ruling Friday ordering the LCBO to stop gathering the information and destroy any data collected from clubs so far, following a complaint lodged last year by the Toronto-based Vin de Garde wine club.
The county has received several letters of protest and a petition from a coalition of neighborhood residents who have concerns that the winery would add to the traffic congestion in the far North Valley, as well as letters of support for the project.
"This study shows just how rapidly the Nova Scotia wine industry is becoming a major economic driver in the province," Nick Jennery, the Winery Association of Nova Scotia's chief executive officer, said Tuesday.
An Italian investigation into suspected bribery by workers at energy firm Eni and its Saipem unit to secure Algerian oil and gas industry contracts has led prosecutors to a vineyard outside Naples part owned by two central figures in the case, judicial sources say.
Adam Beak is senior vice president and head of the premium wine group at Bank of the West in Napa. Working in wine-industry banking offers a "constant challenge" that he particularly enjoys, Beak said.
Maybe we've made this whole wine making thing way too complicated in the 21st century. Maybe you don't need a UC-Davis degree, a cellar-rat pedigree, a portmanteau of vinification magic tricks, cold soaking, designer yeast, micro-oxygenation, fining, filtering, racking. It wasn't nearly so complicated the first 8,000 years of winemaking.