It was time they had their own place. After 15 years of toiling in a warehouse custom-crush facility in Santa Rosa, Calif., Mike and Kendall Officer, owners of Carlisle Winery, have bought a winery in Russian River Valley.
Seven years ago, Burkhard Schuchmann, a retired German railroad executive, arrived for the first time in this lush region, where the snow-capped Caucasian mountains cast a long shadow over the grapevines that line the low-lying fields.
BNA Wine Group has hired wine industry veteran Mark A. Castaldi as the company's chief operating officer, with responsibility for full oversight of company operations, fiscal efficiencies, supply chain management, grower relations, grape procurement and other outside vendor contracts.
Harpers' inaugural California Summit on June 4 will feature a roll call of category experts to headline a day of debates, masterclasses, networking and focused tastings all designed to offer expert category insights and interactive feedback for those selling California wines in the UK trade.
After Chateau Gazin started things off on Monday morning, a steady stream of smaller chateaux have released their Bordeaux 2012 wines, with a few healthy - and other less healthy - reductions, and a glimmer of hope that there may be a market for the wines.
When Chuck Reininger decided to get into winemaking rather than brewing, the Walla Walla Valley still was a bit of a backwater in the Washington wine industry, home to just a handful of high-quality producers.
Less known for flash in China than Italy, yet enjoying a reputation for craftsmanship that rivals France, Scotland's ancient history and deep association with quality cashmere and whisky (as well as that most quintessential of wealth-connoting activities, golf) has translated to massive opportunity in China for many Scottish companies.
Individual winemakers are being urged to visit export destinations themselves rather than delegate the task to help boost sales at a time wine exports are showing little growth and those to the lucrative Chinese market are sliding.
Members of B.C.'s independent music community have launched a petition calling for the provincial government - and all candidates in next month's election - to commit to changes in the province's liquor laws.
Once the social launching pad for Tareq and Michaele Salahi, the Hume, Va., winery got snarled in a bitter family dispute and has been largely defunct for years, even before the 2009 White House state dinner crashing incident that made them household names and targets of various investigations.
Miljenko Grgich's life in wine is an object lesson in courageous dedication to a philosophy, supported by empirical evidence, that some wines need no tinkering, and that adhering to old paradigms can create greatness