Hubert de Bouard and Philippe Casteja have been named as having conflicts of interest in the beleagured classification in Saint Emilion as three disaffected chateaux lodged a legal complaint with the public prosecutor against the ranking
The Napa Valley Community Foundation on Tuesday announced it would invest $1 million over the next three years to help the county's legal immigrants become U.S. citizens. The lush wine region is heavily dependent on immigrant labor: Last year's analysis found that immigrants annually account for as much as $1 billion of the region's gross domestic product.
Winegrape growers within the Russian River watershed came through the first night of freezing temperatures with flying colors last week, as their sprinkler diversions for frost protection of vulnerable spring vine growth resulted in very little drop in river flow levels.
Changes to the law, now more than 40 years old, have garnered interest among legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown, who contend that its provisions lend themselves to abuses among special interest groups intent on stopping development projects.
Château Morrisette is toasting a new trade deal that will send thousands of cases of its wine to China over the next five years. Through an agreement with the Tianjin Commodity Exchange Company Limited, the Floyd County winery will ship about 1,150 cases twice this year with the first round slated to arrive this week.
The company will be launching the Prosecco in a newly re-designed traditional bottle. The new Italian sparkling wine will be available throughout the US from June 2013 at suggested retail price of $13.99.
Hope Family Wines unveiled a new label for its Troublemaker wine (SRP $20), which will roll out this spring to wine stores and restaurants in all 50 domestic states and select international markets. The new packaging features an abstract red and black image, with a minimalistic back label that reads: "You know who you are."
The four estates are Tahbilk in Victoria, Australia; Valli in Central Otago, New Zealand; TintoNegro in Mendoza, Argentina; and Château Maris in the Languedoc, France. Wines from all four were previewed at the Armit Spring Tasting last week.
We're pulling further ahead of Europe, but seeing increased competition from China. That's the conclusion of a new study by Vinexpo, the world's most influential wine exhibition, which takes place June 16-22 in Bordeaux France, expecting 48,000 visitors from 140 nations.
Will the growth of natural wines continue to surge? Or will the enthusiasm taper off? Eater contacted Zev Rovine, a wine importer with a business built on a portfolio of natural wines to discuss whether the wines will have staying power in the marketplace and on restaurant lists.
Downstate Rep. Mike Bost (R) is sponsoring a proposal that would tax Illinois wine sales two cents per gallon. If HB 3331 becomes law, the proceeds from the tax would be used to promote Illinois' wine industry.
Food, Wine & Co., the popular Bethesda bistro that opened in 2010, has tweaked its image, with a new logo, awning, staff uniforms, and a somewhat more whimsical, progressive menu, according to Chef Michael Harr.
The Washington Wine Industry Foundation (WWIF) tees up its 13th Annual Wine Cup Monday, July 15 at Meadow Springs Country Club in Richland. This year the Shotgun Scramble will begin at 9 a.m. for a cooler climate than previous years.
High-end wine consumption in the on-premise isn't as robust as it was in the pre-downturn days, but wine sales overall continue to rise in the channel-up 5.2% last year according to Technomic. Restaurateurs and wine marketers say the by-the-glass segment has created new opportunities for growth, particularly among younger consumers.
Opponents urged lawmakers to think about public safety. When one jurisdiction closes at 2 a.m. while another closes at 4 a.m., law enforcement warned the situation would create what they call "liquor commuters."