The who's who of Napa Valley's wine industry gathered en masse Tuesday to pay tribute to vintner James L. Barrett, a man who friends, family and business associates said lived, prayed, played and worked hard
Over the past two years Kokomo Winery has worked closely with the Wine MBA students at Sonoma State to create a real-world project in the business of wine. On April 20 the students will celebrate another successful vintage at Release Party #2 on the grounds of Timber Crest Farms in Dry Creek Valley where Kokomo Winery produces and sells the wine.
W.R. Hambrecht + Co., LLC is leading the offering, which is being made through its OpenIPO auction-based process that opens participation to all investors. CSCA Capital Advisors, LLC and Sidoti & Company, LLC are serving as co-managers
for the offering
The collection's first two releases, Yosemite Artisan Red Blend and Yosemite Artisan White Blend, both priced at $15.99/bottle, will be available April 3, online at www.nationalparkswinecollection.com and at participating retailers nationally. $2 from each bottle sold will be donated to the National Park Foundation to support its mission to preserve and enrich America's national parks.
Three separate and geographically distinct tours are being offered this year: The North Tour, The Central Tour, and The South Tour. On each tour, participants board lively Barrel Tour Buses bound for wine tastings and food pairings at six of The Umpqua Valley's award-winning wineries.
China Foods Ltd - the Hong Kong-listed consumer food arm of Cofco, the country's largest State-owned food conglomerate - will buy two or three wineries in Australia and the United States, in a bid to expand its wine sales while fending off competition from surging wine imports
Wine Institute has released a new video, "California Wines Green Tour," at www.discovercaliforniawines.com/media-trade/videos, featuring a traveler enjoying the state's beautiful wine regions while experiencing sustainable winegrowing and winemaking practices.
Six out of the 10 competing producers at the inaugural Winestars World competition held at last week's Prowein walked away with significant interest from at least one of the wine buyer judges, writes Erin Smith.
The peer-to-peer fine wine trading exchange will open for business before the end of May. Features on the new site include the ability to create and manage multiple cellars, and a 'wine passport' to ensure provenance.
In 2005, Tyler Balliet, founder and CEO of Second Glass, which sponsors wine tasting events like the touring Wine Riot, moved to Boston "randomly" after a period living in France and traveling around Europe.
Mayoral candidate Gary Schiff garnered some attention at last week's debate when he cited an obscure city position as a reason for overhauling Minneapolis' regulatory code. "Did you know you can get a job in the city of Minneapolis as a wine inspector?" said Schiff, a City Council member.
Wine Sisterhood, a vibrant digital community promoting wine conversations and engaging consumers in the enjoyment of wines through social networking on a variety of web-based and mobile platforms, announces the launch of a new on-line store at shop.winesisterhood.com.
On a recent visit to Paso Robles, on California's Central Coast, we were awed by the beautiful natural landscape, the delicious wine, the wonderful food, the friendliness of the people, and the complete lack of traffic or overcrowding so prevalent in other US wine regions.
"There is nothing in our bylaws that does not allow this. Also, I believe we did have a convenience store that sold beer and wine, called Loretta's, near the center of town, and to my knowledge, there weren't any problems there."
In what could have been a scene out of Downton Abbey, a former servant of onetime-billionaire Eric Greenberg testified in Manhattan federal court today that his ex-boss was a tyrant, and admitted to sending an email in which he called him an asshole.