The stage is set for greater development on Washington state's Red Mountain, with the approval this week of a master site plan that envisions a 21-acre wine village and additional vineyard development.
Duarte Nursery announces its recent test results for Grapevine red blotch-associated virus (GRBaV). Growers who are interested in purchasing vines in 2013 and 2014 will receive tested clean vines from Duarte Nursery, Inc. DNI is committed to clean plant material and reaffirms its efforts to testing for red blotch disease.
Montana House Bill 402 passed the House on March 14 and the Senate on March 27, and is on its way to the Governor for consideration. We will let our Montana members know when it is signed and becomes law.
While on the stand, dot-com businessman Eric Greenberg - who's being sued by Florida energy magnate William Koch - shouted that Koch's firm 'falsified' and 'destroyed data,' and took shots at Koch's lawyer, John Hueston, saying his questioning reminded him of the movie 'My Cousin Vinny.'
Case Basse di Soldera, the great Brunello di Montalcino estate where more than 60,000 liters of wine were destroyed last year by a disgruntled former employee, apparently did not lose all the wine from six vintages from 2007 through 2012.
Police are investigating a break-in involving the theft of several bottles of high-end wine worth thousands of dollars. Details on this heist are still sketchy, but police said the theft occurred sometime overnight Tuesday when a person broke into an industrial building in San Francisco's Bayview District that happened to house Fine Wines International.
Chateau Ste. Michelle will open the Tasting Gallery at its Canoe Ridge Estate red winery in Paterson April 5 for the 2013 spring and summer season. Guests will an intimate tasting of single vineyard and reserve wines, while enjoying spectacular views overlooking the Columbia River.
But in these shaky economic times, when having money still is vilified, dumping thousands of dollars into a wine cellar that is literally hidden in the basement and filled with the most expensive wines in the world is an amazing way for the rich to spend money without flaunting it like the Lamborghini in the driveway.
At South Africa's Rostberg and Co., green bottles filled with a ruby liquid clink as they march along a conveyor belt, destined for wine-lovers from Paris to Shanghai. But if a trend toward bulk shipping continues, the music of the Rostberg bottling plant may be about to stop.
But many winemakers in the U.S. and abroad are experimenting with them on select wines. New Zealand is leading the wine industry with more than 25 wineries converting from cork to cap, with wineries in Australia, Spain, South Africa, South America, Canada, the U.S. and France all testing the capping trend as well.
Katie Leonardini's family has owned Whitehall Lane Winery and Vineyards for the past 20 years, but Leonardini first moved to Napa Valley in 2004, after working in the financial services industry. Today is she is director of retail sales at the business.
The Napa County Board of Supervisors formally accepted a donation from Constellation Brands, Inc. that will benefit the Comprehensive Services for Older Adults (CSOA) division of the Napa County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA).
KWWL-TV reports that in 2000, Iowa had only five vineyards that covered about 15 acres. Iowa State University Extension viticulture specialist Mike White said that's now grown to 310 vineyards that stretch out over 1,200 acres.
Okanagan Crush Pad winery, located in Summerland, British Columbia, is owned by wine industry marketing consultant Christine Coletta and her husband Steve Lornie. As a small, yet inventive winery, OCP is the first custom winemaking facility of its kind in Canada.
Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) visited Quivira Vineyards in Dry Creek Valley on Wednesday to present the winery with his Sustainable North Coast certificate in recognition of Quivira's work in restoring salmon habitat and healthy waterways.
The beverage industry is rallying behind the recently launched Kickstarter campaign for "Drink Careers 101: How to Get a Job in the Beverage Industry," a first-of-its-kind guide to professional careers in wine, beer, spirits, coffee, tea and soda.
Hemenway had planned to move Fresh to another location, but a lawsuit was filed against her and she was forced into bankruptcy to protect herself, she said. She declined to discuss the nature of the lawsuit
A group of 26 Napa Valley Vintner members is traveling to Hangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'an from April 12-21 to share their wines and their stories with consumers, members of the wine trade and media