The US Trade Representative's office said the EU's policy of seeking exclusive use of so-called traditional terms such as tawny, ruby, reserve, classic, and chateau on wine labels had an undesirable effect
Representatives from sustainability-minded wineries discussed various ways that wineries promote their green initiatives March 26 at the San Francisco City Club. The event, organized by the Wine Institute, encouraged California wineries to consider whether they are doing the best job of sharing information about their sustainability practices with decision-makers and consumers.
With an assessment approved to pay for the design and expansion of a recycled water pipeline to the Carneros area, some grapegrowers are pushing for a change in state law that would make it easier to store that water in some local reservoirs.
Noel Sherr labored in the wine business in New York City for 10 years. He was the general manager of Chambers Street Wines, one of the city's best retailers, and worked for top importers like Polaner Selections and David Bowler Wines
An effort to expand the number of Florida-based wineries that also could directly sell their products may need to be watered down a bit before it's ready to be served up to state lawmakers this session.
Chris Frey, winemaker at Jost Vineyards in Malagash, says people in their industry frequently turn to one another for advice. The focus of these conversations changes over the course of the year, he notes.
Sales of Chablis wine in the UK has grown with exports reaching nearly 10 million bottles and generating €43m in 2012, according to Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB), a France-based governing body of Burgundy wines.
Loic Avril of Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck has been named 2013 Young Sommelier of the Year.
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Vibrant wine and food cultures thrive these days in all sorts of American cities - Austin, Tex.; St. Louis; Atlanta or even Birmingham, Ala. - as high-speed travel and communications make the world a smaller place. Still, one hardly expects to find a Shangri-La for wine lovers blossoming here in the rolling Piedmont hills of central North Carolina.
Lukacs' most recent book, "Inventing Wine," was just nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award. If he wins, it would be his second time earning the prize sometimes referred to as the food world's Oscar.
"It's going to happen," said Shaw, who has Portrait Cellars and E & E Shaw Vineyards on Red Mountain. "We just want it to happen in a responsible way that doesn't destroy what people come here to see."
It comes in a recyclable wineglass with a lid that snaps on the bottom. Stadium prices range from 9 to 11 dollars. The single service wine will also be sold at NFL stadiums, convention centers and grocery stores later this year.
A crowd of about 300 enjoyed a variety of wines to complement samplings from 10 area restaurants, a feast of several seafood dishes - including shrimp creole from The Globe Restaurant, bacon-wrapped shrimp from Wintzell's Oyster House, and shrimp puff pastries from the Hotel Capstone.
Call it a natural expansion of Oregon's fertile wine regions and Portland's rich microbrewery scene. Today Portland boasts at least 13 commercial wineries within city limits, most of which have opened in the past three years.
There are more than 200 vineyards in Virginia, including a growing number led by female winemakers and owners. These wine professionals' entrepreneurial spirits have brought new opportunities to the state's wine scene via charitable support, unique dining options and new grape varietals-and in one case, heading out of the vineyard and into the brewery.
Changes in agricultural practices could reduce soil emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide and the atmospheric pollutant nitric oxide, according to a new study by scientists at the University of California, Davis
The initiative, dubbed Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, or BRAIN, "aims to help researchers find new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury
With nearly 2,200 attending, the 2013 convention of the state's wine grape growers set another record. The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers annual meeting was held last month in Kennewick and included over a dozen educational sessions and a sold-out trade show with 169 booths.
The recent staging of ProWein 2013, International Trade Fair Wines and Spirits, attracted 4,783 exhibitors from 48 countries and more than 44,000 trade visitors from around the world (compared to 40,667 visitors in 2012).