A massive plan to build new plumbing in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California's most important water supply, began trickling out Thursday as state officials released hundreds of pages of draft documents.
It wasn't that many years ago that wine firms from around the world were pulling out of China after investing vast amounts of money and getting little back in return. The tide has turned however and, as evidenced by the latest figures in the global Vinexpo/The IWSR report, China is now surging ahead, both as a consumer and producer country
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has announced its opposition to the privatization of the retail sale of alcohol, a decision that should compel every lawmaker to oppose Gov. Corbett's reckless scheme to dismantle the state's Liquor Control Board.
A federal judge has awarded attorneys for a group of stores in Kentucky $208,000 in fees in an ongoing battle over the state's ban on grocery stores, gas stations and other retailers selling wine and liquor
Richard K. Sullivan Jr., secretary of energy and environmental affairs for Patrick, is proposing to raise the fee by one cent from 2.25 cents per container to 3.25 cents. Distributors are required to pay the fee to mostly small redemption centers for handling the used bottle or can, allowing them to be recycled
Conaway is a wine country troubadour, passing through and composing his works, which include the non-fiction studies of the Napa Valley, "Napa: The Story of an American Eden" and "The Far Side of Eden." It's fitting, therefore that his "Nose" combines elements of romance and satire in a highly readable, entertaining work.
The executive leaders of three of California's statewide wine organizations sent a letter last week to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack urging full funding of European Grapevine Moth (EGVM) eradication efforts for 2013.
Hardy Wallace gave himself one year to sell through his first significant release of wines from Dirty and Rowdy Family Winery in late August, 2012. Three weeks later, he was shocked to find there was nothing left to sell.
This year, Beveridge worked on two bills: One would allow refillable bottles, known as "growlers," to be used by consumers, and the other would allow a winery and a distillery to be in the same building. Neither bill made it out of committee this year, but Beveridge is hopeful for next year.
Want to impress a date? Take him out to dinner, then when you're done, just get up and leave. That's the apparent premise of Cover, which describes itself as "Uber's payment experience at restaurants."
Red wine is a traditional component of Catholic communion, but the newly-appointed Pope Francis has been known to enjoy an occasional glass of wine outside the sacred religious ceremony, revealing that a man who is known for his austerity still relishes some of the specialties Argentina is known for.
It seems that Gambero Rosso, a gastronomy magazine that publishes wine guides and selects top wines each year to receive its Tre Bicchieri award, has come out against the natural wine movement in its latest issue. And, naturally, writer Michel Bettane's negative take on the wines has ruffled the feathers of winemakers who espouse natural winemaking.
The Wiscasset Wine Outlet was auctioned off by the Bank of Maine, March 13, for $25,000, plus back taxes. The high bidder was Cecilio Juntura, the owner of the Taste of the Orient Restaurant, and the Schooner Inn, located on Route 1 in Wiscasset.
The Oregon Wine Board has contracted with White Horse to create an innovative user experience-focused website (http://www.oregonwine.org), to help increase awareness of the Oregon wine brand, as well as help Oregon wineries promote their products.
In your travels this year, instead of going abroad consider the many wine regions and vineyards of Canada. Every province has at least one winery and exceptional scenery that is unique to each region and you have some first class wine destinations.
The Italian economy has been shrinking for the last six quarters, but there remain bright spots, and Italian vineyards - which have produced more wine than their French counterparts for four of the past five years - are one.
A massive petition to stop what has been labeled as the 'Monsanto Protection Act' has been launched by Food Democracy Now, detailing what could come if the legislation is signed into law within the coming days or weeks
"They gave me credit card information and started reading off the address…and that's when it became very apparent that this was going to Vatican City," he said. "(The caller) never said, 'Please don't say anything, please be discreet.'"