Due largely to money-minded farmers growing, as per agricultural tradition, for quantity rather than quality, Paso cabs as a whole haven't quite established a reputation for excellence, even though at least a dozen of the appellation's 200-plus producers have never lost focus of premium winemaking.
Known for million-case wine brands like Sutter Home and Ménage à Trois, Trinchero Family Estates has also invested in California wine's luxury end in recent years, focusing on single-vineyard Napa Cabernet Sauvignon through its Trinchero Napa Valley label.
"From Obscurity to Excellence: The Story of Grapes & Wine in The Russian River Valley," a documentary film produced in Sonoma County, will be the opening feature at the Russian River Valley Winegrower's Passport to Pinot Event on June 7.
Winerywise is continuing their work to ensure a bright future for the Washington wine industry, by providing education about sustainable management and winemaking practices with a focus on making winery sustainability work.
Smart Fog Inc announced this week, the 2013 model of Smart Fog's fully-automated and energy efficient ES100 direct-space humidifier reduces the angel's share caused by low relative humidity. It is the perfect solution for all winery humidification applications.
The new winery, which belongs to The Wisconsin Winery Association, will have a tasting room, a grapevine room for conducting special events, a park-like setting for outdoor gatherings and an outdoor patio.
The managing director of De Bortoli, one of Australia's largest family owned wineries believes the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) poses a bigger threat to Australia's wine industry than the high Australian dollar.
The Pomerol estate was initially owned by the Arnaud family. It was acquired by Madame Loubat in 1925, who partnered with negociant Jean-Pierre Moueix to carry out shrewd management, increased levels of green-harvesting and precise vinification processes.
Fitch Ratings has resolved the Rating Watch Negative status of Constellation Brands Inc.'s (Constellation) ratings, placed on Watch on Feb. 15, 2013, and assigned the ratings a Stable Outlook. The action follows the company's revised agreement that it would acquire Grupo Modelo's Piedras Negras brewery and perpetual rights to the Corona and Modelo brands in the U.S. for $2.9 billion in addition to the remaining 50% of Crown Imports LLC.
Sometimes visitors to MacMurray Ranch, the 1,500-acre (600-hectare) spread owned by movie and TV actor Fred MacMurray for a half-century, want to know: Where's the heliport? Where's the screening room?
Neonicotinoid chemicals are usually applied to seeds, entering every part of a growing plant so all of it becomes poisonous to threats like beetles and aphids. And they are widely used around the world - In the US it's estimated that 94% of corn seed is treated with these chemicals.