A new study released this week by researchers at the University of Texas suggests that areas suitable for viticulture will decrease between 25% and 73% in major wine producing regions by 2050 - directly impacting countless fine wine regions across the globe
The Napa Valley Vintners announced its investment of $840,000 in community services that offer a safety net to meet the most critical and basic needs - food and shelter - for those living at or below the poverty level.
Shoots on some grapevines in the Lodi, Calif., area have pushed out several inches after buds began opening a week to 10 days earlier, reports Stuart Spencer, program manager for the Lodi Winegrape Commission.
Jeremy Trettavik hopes to expand Jeremy Wine Co. by building a winemaking center on Black Diamond Way. Jeff Hansen of AH Wines wants to build a winery on East Vine Street in a vacant industrial building.
As the work of winery and hospitality magnate Bill Foley, the concept will be a distinct departure from the four-star experience formerly found off the lobby of the Relais & Chateaux Les Mars Hotel in Healdsburg. Chalkboard is all about small plates and wine flights.
The program underscores the increasing importance of the Latin American marketplace to TWE, and the region's embrace of iconic, new world brands such as Beringer and Penfolds. TWE saw its sales volume in the region increase 16% in the first half of the 2013 fiscal year.
As part of Wine Institute's partnership with Visit California, the state's tourism organization, Golden State wines will be featured at an event billed, "California Winemaker's Dinner Meets Chinese Banquet" in Shanghai, as well as a VIP reception at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.
In a year where even the successful Sauternes and Barsac producers made incredibly low yields (the average in Sauternes was just 2.5hl/h), the trend for dry white wines from the region is proving an important source of cash flow.
Argentine wine is known throughout the world by its high quality. However, twenty-five years ago, the local market was very different and so was the social recognition inside Argentina. Nowadays there are many kinds of consumers, and a wide variety of price ranges, from entry-level to ultra-premium wines for the most exigent drinkers.
In recent years, many restaurants have made significant upgrades to their wine-by-the-glass programs. The upgrades to the wine-by-the-glass experience include increased selection, more unconventional wines, higher-quality glassware and the introduction of preservation systems that keep wines fresh after opening.
The 64-year-old tycoon insisted in a newspaper interview that he never intended to avoid the French taxman or President François Hollande's proposed 75% "supertax" rate. Instead, he said, he wanted to save his family business empire from being torn apart
Treasury Wine Estates has set its sights on Latin America and will partner with the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas to offer the first master sommelier courses and exams to the trade in the region