Wine Business Monthly picked the coolest new products for 2013 and will be showcasing them right on the trade show floor with live demos at WiVi Central Central Coast 2013. They were chosen by the editors as products that winemakers and vineyard managers should know about.
A 24-year-old vineyard worker was sentenced March 7 in Napa County Superior Court to 45 days in jail for falsely claiming he had broken his hand during a fall at work, according to the Napa County District Attorney's Office. He was also ordered to pay $1,279 in restitution.
The Outer Coastal Plain might be the perfect place to make fine wine in America. The region, which has nearly the same sandy soil composition as Bordeaux, experiences a warm growing season; spring frosts are rare; and the breezes from the Atlantic Ocean and a local bay are ideal for winemaking.
The move, which is a result of the company's increasing growth in new emerging markets, will help Diageo achieve cost savings of around £60m per annum starting from 2016 and incur around £100m as restructuring charges.
Tempranillo is Spain's proudest home grown grape varietal, and Rioja its most popular region, it is therefore only befitting for a relatively new winery to harp on these two solid foundations to catapult itself to immediate respectability in the highly competitive Spanish wine industry.
After eight months of rapid growth and success in the Southern California market, Stack Wines (www.drinkstack.com) announces a complete brand and packaging redesign in addition to the release of their new custom red blend, Charisma.
The London International Wine Fair organisers have said they are positive that "2013 will be a solid event", despite some high profile dropouts. LIWF anticipates the fair at London's ExCeL centre will have over 500 exhibitors and 10,000 trade visitors.
Scott DeSeelhorst made the choice of 2013 Idaho Winery of the Year an easy pick when his Snake River Winery earned a trio of double gold medals, a gold medal and Best in Show last fall at the 2012 Idaho Wine Competition.
Earl Jones' taste for Tempranillo continues to bring international fame to Southern Oregon, but his predilection and genius show his Fault Line Vineyards at Abacela also are deliciously suited for other varieties from Spain and Portugal.
New York's wine, beer and spirit manufacturers now have a single point of contact within the state government to answer questions on regulations, licensing, state incentives and other issues facing the industry, the governor said.
"We are excited to expand our relationship into Indiana with the Trinchero Family-their organization and their iconic Napa Valley and international brands. We are both strong, family-owned enterprises, and we share many synergies in our respective values, goals and operations."
An assortment of 810 lots exclusively from Burgundy goes on sale on March 15 and 16 in a Hong Kong event that Christie's International estimates will raise HK$29 million ($3.8 million). The top lot is a case of Romanee-Conti 1995 that carries a high estimate of HK$1 million ($129,000).