Taste Factor, a start-up wine sales company, will help consumers discover wines tailored to their individual tastes via a wine recommendation engine that uses sophisticated algorithms usually home to academia and NASA.
Since 1883, the Wente family has been making wine in the Livermore Valley east of San Francisco. To mark the 130th anniversary, the family formally established the Wente Foundation for Arts Education (WFAE), which will be headed by fifth-generation winegrower Christine Wente.
All scholarship applications must be postmarked by June 1, 2013 and are available to high school seniors or graduates and college students currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university viticulture and/or enology program.
Summerhill Pyramid Winery is pleased to introduce Willem Semmelink as its new vineyard manager. Semmelink brings to Summerhill his deep commitment to community and ecology, and a desire to continually improve Summerhill's vineyards for optimal quality and sustainability.
Steven Gerbac has been appointed Winemaker at Rusack Vineyards. Gerbac has been with the flagship Ballard Canyon winery for 10 years, beginning as a Production Assistant, moving on to Cellar Master, and working his way up to Assistant Winemaker.
Many of the world's best winemakers are directing their attention to "rising stars" in Sonoma. Erin Green, who built her reputation working at benchmark Napa estates, has joined Sonoma winery "Flanagan Wines" as their Consulting Winemaker.
The wine rumors were always there. Whispers and suspicion over various vintages were a constant. But the dollar values kept climbing, the band kept playing, and the swirl of doubt was kept to a low murmur
While bud break was earlier in the San Joaquin, it was as much as two weeks later than last year in the Central Coast vineyards of Laetitia Vineyard and Winery near Arroyo Grande, Calif. By the third week of March, the shoots of Chardonnay vines on lighter textured soils had pushed out an inch or less.
ANDIS WINES is proud to announce the promotion of Jenae Plasse as the newest member of the executive team. As Chief Operating Officer, Jenae will be responsible for the day to day operations of events, purchasing, community relations, social media, marketing & advertising.
Wine Institute President and CEO Robert P. (Bobby) Koch announced the appointments of Charles C. Jefferson and Linda A. Ulrich as Vice Presidents of Federal Relations for Wine Institute, effective April 15.
Educating Chinese drinkers about Australian wine at the point of purchase, including venues such as supermarkets, bars and six-star hotels, will be crucial for the industry to thrive in one of the most important wine markets in the world