Sales at eating and drinking places in April reached $45.9 billion, a $200 million seasonally-adjusted increase from the previous high in December 2012, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Census Bureau
The facility is the brainchild of Oregon winemakers and husband and wife team of Eric Hamacher of Hamacher Wines and Luisa Ponzi of Ponzi Vineyards-the studio was the first of its kind and served as a model for other, similar projects.
In this newly-created role, Bigelow will develop comprehensive programs to educate staff, trade and consumers about the distinctive wine estates featured in Ste. Michelle's domestic and imported wine portfolio. In addition, he will bring strategic focus to programming that is directed to the on-premise channel.
Last year helped wineries recover from two short vintages. The 2012 harvest easily broke the record of 22,722 tons set in 2011, however that figure is largely the result of more available acres planted.
On Saturday, Mr. St. Pierre presided over the opening of a five-story mansion in Shanghai's leafy former French Concession area dedicated to wine connoisseurship. ASC spent 28 million yuan ($4.5 million) on the sumptuous members-only club that was conceived when China's economy was booming.
Bulgaria will start exporting local wines to Canada. Connoisseurs from Ottawa took a liking to our wines during the second Balkan Wine Forum, which took place in the Bulgarian capital on May 16-19, informed organizer Galina Niforu.
State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen (R-Glencoe) told the state House of Representatives on Wednesday that alternative energy is part of a U.N.-backed plan to push climate change theories, saying it has caused pollution and high energy costs.
Because drones can fly cheaply at a low altitude, they can get highly detailed images of cropland, said Chris Anderson, the CEO of 3D Robotics and former editor-in-chief of Wired, here on Saturday (May 18) at this year's Maker Faire Bay Area, a two-day celebration of DIY science, technology and engineering.
Officials say the fire started at O'Neill Winery in the area of S. Lac Jac Ave. and W. Manning Ave. on Monday afternoon. Firefighters managed to contain and extinguish the blaze several hours after it started.