Indiana-born Jeb Dunnock, founder of The Rhône Report website, has taken over from Parker as the bi-monthly publication's Rhône critic. Meanwhile, US-born, Rome-based Monica Larner has replaced Antonio Galloni as The Wine Advocate's Italy critic.
Proceeds will be used to repay commercial paper and its 1.15 billion euros ($1.49 billion) of 5.5 percent bonds due July 2013, among other general corporate purposes, the London-based company said today in a filing
Effective immediately, the Henry Wine Group will become the exclusive distributor in California for Maritime's growing portfolio of imported and domestic wines, which includes offerings from Portugal, Spain, Turkey, South Africa, New Zealand, Sicily and Canada, as well as small production sub-appellation offerings from California and Oregon.
TradePulse, the leading provider of cloud-based information technology solutions for the beverage alcohol industry, announced today that Freixenet USA, Duckhorn Wine Company, Huneeus Vintners, Crimson Wine Group, J Vineyards & Winery, Terroir Selections, Reata Wines, and Cannonball Wine Company have joined their growing client list.
John's Grocery in Iowa City is an upscale wine retailer whose customers include doctors and employees of the nearby University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. As such, says wine buyer Wally Plahutnik, his customers are knowledgeable and service oriented, regardless of age and demographic. Except for one very intriguing thing.
The book profiles 16 different celebrity-owned wineries, from Dan Aykroyd's Niagara vineyard to Mario Andretti's enterprise in Napa. In the following interview, the duo discusses how involved celebrities actually are with their wines - and whether those wines are any good.
Smith and Wilson Estate Wines co-owner Mary Jane Smith is looking forward to a new season with a fresh vision. Smith, and her husband George, have consolidated their Cedar Springs business to, "bring back the fun," and have more time for family and travel.
We like this appellation, east of San Francisco, where grapes have been growing blissfully since the 1850s. Lodi's sandy soils and Mediterranean climate, with warm days and nights cooled by Sacramento River Delta breezes, are ideal for growing zinfandel, the punk-rocker of grape varietals.
Since the introduction of alcohol duty escalator in 2008, wine duty has increased by 50 percent and that of spirits by 44 percent. The latest 5.3 percent tax increase has resulted in increase of 10p on a 750ml bottle of wine and 53p on a 1l bottle of spirit.
Harpers Emerging Regions Tasting on May 1 will kick off with an industry debate featuring key buyers from both the on and off-trades who will discuss the opportunities wines from up-and-coming countries and regions have in their businesses.
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 underground facility can store up to 400 barrels for aging the winery's red varietals under naturally moderated, ideal temperature and humidity conditions. The cave relies on 100% passive geothermal regulation to maintain optimal barrel storage temperature and high relative humidity.
The Specialty Wine Retailers Association (SWRA) announced today it is changing the organization's name to the National Association of Wine Retailers (NAWR) to reflect an expansion of the trade association's areas of interest and focus.
But today, the TSA announced they would delay their new policy, caving to pressures from flight attendant unions and those who believe that a 1.5 inch blade is all that might be required to bring down another airplane in this country.
The somewhat agitated relationship between Sagrantino's harsh and seductive sides is great drama. Like great drama generally, or great marriages, even the happy endings come only after tenterhooks, twists of fate, compromise and patience.
Goodland brings together the talents of Matt Dees (Jonata Wines), Dave Potter (Municipal Winemakers), Chris Snowden (his family owns Snowden Vineyards in Napa), and the man people reverentially and not in the least jokingly call The Grape Whisperer, Ruben Solarzano (Stolpman Vineyards).
Complimentary wine will again be served to economy passengers flying US Airways to Europe, Tel Aviv and South America, starting in July. American Airlines, with which US Airways has agreed to merge, brought back free beer and wine in coach on international flights last year.
Dr. Tom Lowery takes a wide-angle, inclusive approach to studying problems caused by pests in agriculture, so it's no surprise that when being honoured with a Queen's Jubilee medal, he took it in perspective.
New world mixed with traditional flair is practised by most wineries that range in size from small enterprises to huge ones with four-million-litre holding tanks. The wineries and vineyards are for the most part organic and the grape varieties are a mixture of Portuguese (touriga nacional, touriga franca, tannat) and French (cabernet, merlot, pinot noir, alicante bouschet) grape varieties.