The center is the size of 11 football fields and already is storing about 2.2 million cases of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates wine at a cool 55 degrees, said Jim Kleist, senior vice president of West Coast operations for Railex
Applications for the Washington Wine Industry Foundation scholarships are due on June 1. WWIF is offering scholarships for students interested in studying and pursuing a career in viticulture or enology for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Despite an environment of upheaval marked by control-state privatization pushes, changes to state licensing laws and the impact of Hurricane Sandy, the leading U.S. spirits and wine distributors are all in growth mode-and on pace for big gains in 2013.
Wirtz Beverage Group, a Chicago-based leading North American spirits, wine and beer wholesaler, and McLane Company, Inc., a Texas-based global foodservice and supply chain leader, announced today the companies have formed a joint venture and entered into an agreement with St. Louis-based Missouri Beverage Company.
Since 1999, Hopland-based Milovina Vineyards has been diverting water from an unnamed creek near its property to fill an unauthorized 1.4-acre reservoir used for irrigation and frost protection on 41 acres of grapes.
The owner of Rioja's Ysios winery says it has 'no choice' but to file court action against renowned architect Santiago Calatrava Valls, after suffering from repeated leaks in a roof he designed for the winery.
Corby Distilleries Limited and The Wine Group LLC announced today that they have entered into an agreement providing Corby the exclusive rights to represent The Wine Group brands in Canada for the next five years, effective as of April 1, 2013 in Quebec and May 15, 2013 for all other provinces.
The bulk of Spring Barrel Tasting customers come from the population centers in Western Washington, and this year is shaping up to be a big one. Wine Yakima Valley sold its first allotment of 1,500 "premier passes" early this year.
Many subscribe to principles, and are certified, via the Low Input Viticulture and Enology process that sanctions sustainable producers. The Oregon Environmental Council also validated that some of them met the group's Carbon Neutral Challenge for Oregon Wineries standards.
At this year's ProWein, a clutch of medium to large Chinese wineries were showing their wares. All were eager to find importers for the European market, despite the lack of any apparent imperative given the strong and rapidly expanding domestic market.
A bill regulating winery activity on farm ground is now in the Oregon House after clearing the Senate by unanimous vote April 25. Senate Bill 841 scales back the number of events wineries in exclusive farm use zones can conduct from the existing 25 days to 18.
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.
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.
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.
Saint-Emilion and its controversial classification are not out of the woods yet. Three of the châteaux demoted in the latest classification have lodged an official complaint over the way the selection procedure was conducted, in particular the involvement of the some of the board members.