WiVi Central Coast announces its new keynote speaker, Peter Faricy, vice president and general manager of the Amazon Marketplace, to address Central Coast wineries on Wednesday, March 20 in Paso Robles, Calif.
Don Neel, editor of Practical Winery & Vineyard, will lead the second portion of the session. He will moderate a panel discussing how growers can manage growth opportunities with a limited water supply and increased regulations.
Chris Alakel, water resources manager for the City of Paso Robles, will discuss how growers can manage growth opportunities with a limited water supply and increased regulations in the second portion of the session.
Water is the hottest commodity on the Central Coast, and a two-part viticulture session will address two important facets of winegrape growers' biggest concern at WiVi Central Coast 2013, held in Paso Robles, March 19-20.
He joins Lisa Bodrogi, land use and public policy advisor at Cuvee Consulting and Chris Alakel, water resources manager for the City of Paso Robles in providing insight and opinion to this important topic. Don Neel, editor of Practical Winery & Vineyard, will moderate.
Long-lasting wildfires last summer and fall pumped a lot of smoke into the atmosphere and an unhealthy smoke layer hung over parts of central Washington for days, and sometimes weeks. It caught the eye of WSU viticulture expert Thomas Henick-Kling, who worried that the enduring smoke could harm maturing wine-grapes.
Conducted by an international accounting and research firm - Frank, Rimerman + Co, the research also found that the wine industry annually generates around $1.2bn in federal and provincial tax revenue, around $1.2bn in tourism revenue and creates over 31,000 jobs in the country.
The Cheshire-based plant, whose customers include Australian Vintage, E&J Gallo and PLB, has filled more than 1.5 billion bottles of wine, beer, cider and soft drinks at its 21,600 site since 2006, exceeding the 200 million bottles a year target set by management when it began operations.
La Paulée, a mélange of seminars, discussions and tastings culminating in a grand dinner in which producers and collectors share precious bottles, has been so successful that it has inspired similar events celebrating other wines.
Growlers are already popular with beer drinkers, and state winemakers are pushing House Bill 2443 as a way to expand wine sales and embrace changes in consumer tastes. If approved, wine buyers would be able to bring or buy reusable containers up to two gallons and fill them directly from kegs at stores, taverns and restaurants.
Go to any restaurant and you are likely to witness a bit of discrimination in wine. Women prefer white wine - usually chardonnay - and men prefer beer, cocktail, or red wine. OK, we know this is sexist and a stereotype.
America is in the midst of a wildly exciting love affair with wine right now, fueled not only by the evolving growth and sophistication of wine regions in California, Washington and Oregon, but also increasingly in places like Colorado, Texas, Michigan, New York and New Jersey.
During the months of November and December, the winery donated 10 percent of net proceeds from gift merchandise to Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. With this contribution, Alex from Novato was able to attend a San Francisco Giants game, meet the team and receive a bat signed by the World Series Champions.
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 online at SustainableWinegrowing.org.
Domestic red wine companies are seeing slumping profits, and some are turning a loss for the first time. Experts say that in addition to the falling price of wine, foreign imports are nabbing up market share through new sales strategies and superior marketing.
La cave coopérative de Camplong, les vignerons des alentours et des amis de Fabrice Fito, vigneron au village, ont consacré deux journées à la taille des vignes de leur camarade, touché par la maladie.