Residues of "glyphosate," the chief ingredient in Roundup weed killer, which is sprayed over millions of acres of crops, has been found in food. Those residues enhance the damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and toxins in the environment to disrupt normal body functions and induce disease.
Today, Governor Rick Snyder, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), and the Grand Traverse Conservation District recognized seven wineries and four vineyards on Old Mission Peninsula for all becoming verified in the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). Through the verification process, the vineyards implemented voluntary and proactive pollution prevention practices.
Delegat's Group has bought the assets of Australia's Barossa Valley Estate out of receivership for $A24.7 million ($NZ29.96 million), just three months after snapping up the distressed vineyard and winery assets of Matariki Wines and Stony Bay Wines.
Here it's possible to see what brought California's early settlers to plant in these parts - and what, with the right will and inspiration, will make Sonoma Valley just as significant as its neighbors on either side.
The only conference in the East to focus exclusively on wine marketing, License to Steal this year set a new high in attendance, with 151 wine industry people attending from 14 states from Vermont to Arizona.
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.
Diageo's bartender competition World Class is to take to the skies for the UK final - the company has partnered British Airways and the final of the competition will take place on a return flight from London to New York.
Here's the situation: You're a PR/Marketing company and you want to make the "case" to wine writers and influencers that Oregon pinot noir styles-including those from a client or two-are moving to a more elegant expression of the heartbreak grape. What's a marketing firm to do?
Mike Grgich's 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay helped turn the wine world on its head by winning the famed Judgment of Paris, in which a panel of predominantly French wine judges did the unthinkable by scoring California wines over their own.
The days of grocery aisles stocked with Edwardian-Scripted wine bottles are hopefully close to being a thing of the past. Our favorite old-school alcoholic beverage is getting a fresh face with innovations in both the design of the label and the container itself.