At this year's Summit, 42 of the top-rated wines were featured in a distinctly different format and atmosphere from other wine-tasting events, as attendees blind tasted the wines and pitted their palates against the expert judging panel.
The National Conference of State Liquor Administrators, Incorporated (NCSLA) will assemble June 24-28th on the island of Oahu at the Sheraton Waikiki Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii for its 2013 annual meeting and conference. Serving as conference host is the Honolulu Liquor Commission.
The owner of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte has announced plans to capture the carbon dioxide produced during the fermentation process and convert it into sodium bicarbonate. He will then sell this sodium bicarbonate to pharmaceutical companies to be used for making toothpaste.
The success of a wine event starts with planning and a clear understanding of goals. The failures can often be traced to poor advance work and faulty follow through. The pitfalls are many, and catastrophes can happen. Here, marketing and event planning professionals offer their wisdom on planning the perfect wine event:
Ray Johnson, director of Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute, assistant director of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and author of numerous articles and his blog TasteWine, will preside as director for the professional judging.
The region's newest winery - which its owners initially named "Naked Grape Winery" but later changed the name due to trademark concerns - is located at 4199 Iddings Road near West Milton. The opening of Old Mason comes just three months after Caesar Creek Vineyards opened in eastern Greene County.
Whether you're getting a refund or you're paying the government today, you'll need wine to celebrate or drown your pain. We thought we'd distract you from the possibility of taxes by introducing you to wineries you may not have considered, chosen by us based on the level of state taxes their residents pay.
Veteran winemakers Mike Fiore, Rob Boordy, Ray Brasfield and Antony Aellen either spoke at the conference or poured their wine to the hundreds who circled the tables and sampled a diverse list of red and white wines and mead.
In America, you'll find viognier from the central coast region of California. Although the acreage planted with viognier grapes in Oregon (a mere 210 acres in 2011 according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture) makes it one of the rarer grape varieties in the state, a growing number of Oregon winemakers are turning out wonderful viognier
Preeminent winemaker Château Latour is stirring up the Bordeaux market with its announcement that starting this year it would be sitting out the traditional wine futures sale, a move that's created tension between the region's producers and wine merchants.
Glazer's, one of the country's largest beverage distributors, and Aveníu Brands, a leading marketer of distinctive brands from the world's foremost regions, have announced that Glazer's Indiana has been awarded the statewide distribution rights for the Aveníu portfolio.
As expected, Pomerol's Chateau Gazin became the first Bordeaux estate to release its en primeur wine this week, coming out at an ex-Bordeaux price of €39, a reduction of 7.14 percent on last year's price of €42 ex-Bordeaux.
The latest study, published in The American Journal of Medicine, states that a western style diet, which includes fried and sweet food, processed and red meat, high fat dairy products and refined grains leads to a greater risk of premature death.
The grape variety, which has been talked up by hip-hop stars such as Lil' Kim and Kanye West, now commands a 6% share of wine bought in retail chains, where it is more popular than Sauvignon Blanc and only two percentage share points behind Pinot Grigio