Brauer replaces Jim Galtieri, the founder of Pasternak Wine Imports, who will continue to serve on the Pasternak board and as special advisor to the chairman. Brauer most recently served as managing director of the Beringer Brand Business Unit at Treasury Wine Estates
While it began as a meeting with fewer than a dozen growers eager to share and learn what little they knew of growing wine grapes, last week's Newsom Grape Day attracted about 230 Texas wine industry folks.
Real estate investment interest in U.S. vineyards, particularly in California's Napa Valley, has been strong for centuries, but some oenologists and real estate experts believe that the land has never been riper for investment than it is now.
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will revisit several key agricultural policy issues on Tuesday, May 7 in Sacramento. The agenda includes an in-depth discussion on agricultural water transfers, specifically focusing on how the permitting process can allow for the timely movement of water.
A proposal that would force the Department of Water Resources to prove that its water projects would actually result in reducing dependence of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta before going ahead with them is moving slowly through the state Legislature.
What began as a Missouri wine tasting exploration five years ago for Kevin and Kristy Long, of Smithton, became a dream-come-true on March 1 with the opening of their new winery, Wildlife Ridge, at the intersection of Pettis County state routes M and V.
The peak tourism season in the Columbia Valley is approaching and visitors are showing a growing interest in agritourism. The blending of agriculture and activity is attracting people and changing what the region offers to tourists.
With two thirds of the wines tasted at the Decanter World Wine Awards, panellists are by turns pleased with the quality of the offering, and disappointed by wines that still show too much intervention by winemakers.
Pepper Tree Wines is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Comyns as Chief Winemaker. Scott was hired by Jim Chatto in early 2012 and now takes over from Jim in the main winemaking role for the company.
The Centers for Disease Control has weighed in very publicly in the debate surrounding the privatization of state liquor stores in Pennsylvania, suggesting that privatization would harm public health. The studies CDC cites as evidence, however, do not support that claim.
The data.gov micro site will serve as a central resource for data sets, apps, developer tools and collaboration, said Catherine Woteki, USDA's chief scientist, during an April 30 press call. There are 350 data sets currently available on the site, she said.
With two thirds of the wines tasted at the Decanter World Wine Awards, panellists are by turns pleased with the quality of the offering, and disappointed by wines that still show too much intervention by winemakers
President Barack Obama is headed to Mexico with a domestic ambition at the top of his travel agenda. To sell his immigration overhaul back home, he needs a growing economy in Mexico and a Mexican president willing to help him secure the border.
Could plants help to slow the march of global warming? It's possible, suggests a new study, which finds that as climates warm around the world, plants may respond by releasing more aerosol particles into the atmosphere.
Officially, it's known as Spring Release Weekend, a moniker it has carried for more than a decade. For most longtime wine lovers and collectors, it's called Leonetti Weekend because this is the one time each year that legendary Leonetti Cellar is open for its customers.