This second part of SND's interview with John Grant, Treasury Wine's managing director for the Beringer business unit, looks at the untapped export potential for California wine across Asia and other global markets-and how Treasury plans to seize that opportunity in the coming years
In a report published this week by the United States Trade Representative, US authorities strongly criticised the European Union's system of protecting geographical indications, claiming it has "a negative impact on the protection of trademark and market access for U.S. products that use generic names".
The B.C. Government announced it will spend $100,000 to boost the idea of buying local food and wine. The idea is to educate local restaurants, chefs, sommeliers and consumers on the idea that B.C. Wines, particularly in the Okanagan and Similkameen, go great with the local food in this province.
The House voted to privatize wine and liquor sales, a positive move that promises to move the state into the 21st century. Lightning did not strike the state capitol when this happened, although it might as well have because now we are seeing state store liquor clerks defending the state store system despite the fact that the vast majority of Pennsylvanians want privatization.
When the St. Helena Star and Napa Valley Vintner Tasting Panel met recently at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone to taste chardonnay wines priced at $30 and less, one thing was glaringly obvious. There were not many wines to discuss.
A veteran vacationing in Southwest Florida from Kentucky says he was discriminated against because of his disability. Wounded Iraq War veteran Alex Brown says it was at Eden Winery in Alva that he got turned away because of his service dog.
Online wine options are everywhere, from flash sale sites like Lot18 offering daily deals to Facebook prodding you to send a little something for Aunt Suzy's birthday. And now there's a new generation of startups such as Club W, which adds a little algorithm to your albarino, using surveys and ratings to figure out what you might like to drink next.
Napa Valley Arts in April was designed to showcase the art and architecture of local wineries and to promote Napa Valley as a cultural destination. This year more than 30 local wineries, arts organizations and galleries will host events.
In this special episode of Stark Insider TV (see video below), Team Stark stops by Corison Winery & Vineyard in St. Helena to talk with winemaker Cathy Corison, one of the first women to make wine in Napa.
Presented in partnership with Arts Council Napa Valley and Visit Napa Valley, the show includes work from the private art collections of Francis and Eleanor Coppola, Margrit Mondavi, Jan Shrem, and Norman and Norah Stone. Each collector is sharing work that they feel best expresses the spirit of their collection.
Several years ago, in an article in Food & Wine magazine, wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr. stated, "Look for wines from California's Central Coast ... to take their place alongside the hallowed bottlings of Napa and Sonoma valleys. No viticultural region in America has demonstrated as much progress in quality and potential for greatness as the Central Coast."
Wine producers who use the label "Prosek" will be able to continue to use that label after July 1 when Croatia joins the European Union (EU) which offers producers a chance to protect this product, the head of the food processing section of the Agriculture Ministry Juraj Orenda said on Wednesday.
Made from food-grade polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, each Zipz glass is covered in a patented Zipz Clean Wrap that keeps the wine fresh and the glass clean, making it suitable for use in public places, including stadiums, arenas, convention centers and hotels, and in the absence of any standard glassware.
A recurring topic of conversation across the Pacific Northwest remains the need and opportunities to boost the region's wine profile-collectively, as well as each state's individual wine industry-with wine consumers.
The property, once owned by the Lewelling family, now includes about 15 acres of grapes - a Bordeaux-style blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc as well as some malbec and petit verdot
One of the big differentiators for Swirl It is how it has a huge focus on location - the idea is that while a label might help us pick out a wine to begin with, often what we end up really associate a wine with is the where and when - that great Chardonnay you tried out at that one restaurant, or that affordable Rose your friend brought to a picnic. Swirl It's database has 15,000 wines and 5,000 locations, with more being added daily.
Sixteen professional wine judges have done much of the hard work for us. They sifted through 800 wines at last month's Great Northwest Wine Competition held at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore.
"There is still no reason why a liquor store has to come to Fairland. I just don't understand it," Hivner said. Hivner said the liquor industry is a dangerous and sells poison that tears families apart.
The latest news from wine grape growers in California is good, and because vineyards have become such a major industry here in our little corner of paradise, good news for California is great news for local businesses.
Ottawa e-Commerce Business and Publishing Connections is organizing this exceptional wine tasting event-Wine Tasting for Ottawa Sales and Marketing Professionals-where Ottawa entrepreneurs, including those who are doing business through the Internet, are invited to talk and exchange ideas about their sales and marketing strategies.
By whatever scale you use, Beaujolais has rarely been included in anybody's pantheon of great wines. It has been considered an archetypal joyous wine, pleasant and thirst-quenching. I've said as much myself, but I have reconsidered. I've had so many really good, complex, thought-provoking Beaujolais wines that I can't help thinking, these wines are great.
The Washington Post's Dave McIntyre reviews and recommends wines, which "over-perform for the price and offer tremendous value", while Bill St John picks a Loire white, which "delivers wide-open flavour".
The website, industry.traveloregon.com, is designed to help chambers of commerce, communities, hotels, restaurants, bike shops, touring companies, wine tasting rooms, craft brew pubs and other attractions tap into marketing opportunities created by Travel Oregon and other entities.
Mayor Nutter and City Council are rarely on the same page these days, but the possibility of increasing the "liquor-by-the-drink" tax to help pay for the School Reform Commission's request for $60 million seems to be gaining traction on both sides