"There is lots of debate about whether we are currently experiencing a shortage of California grape supply, or if we are actually experiencing market equilibrium that just "feels" short because we have experienced so many years of oversupply. ... "
"Always a gracious host, countless friends and business associates will remember their introduction to 'Mike Dunham, Walla Walla,' and Mike's uncanny ability to make people feel welcome. His constant presence at the winery will be deeply missed and his beloved canine companion, Maysy, will continue to be the tasting room greeter."
As many of California's growers face expected tighter regulations on nitrates in groundwater, Fresno State University unrolled a series of ambitious seminars on water use efficiency, concentrating in the first workshop on fertigation and how to minimize the amount of nitrates entering the groundwater
Addressing the lack of any regulation on alcohol brands in the exploding social media space, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has issued new guidelines defining everything from blogs and social networks to video sharing sites and micro blogging services as "advertising."
Westbend's vineyard was established in 1972. It became an official commercial winery in 1988, back when a lot of experts didn't think you could make wine from vinifera (European) grapes in North Carolina. Westbend was the first winery to prove the experts wrong.
A proposal to allow retail food stores to sell wine in Tennessee if approved by local voters took a huge step forward during the General Assembly's 2013 session. And although the measure fell short of gaining full approval, supporters of the legislation should be encouraged by the progress that was made.
Voters in the town of Bladenboro could soon be seeing another petition circulating that, if successful in collecting enough signatures, would put the issue of bringing beer and wine sales to town on the November ballot.
A narrow margin separated the proponents and opponents of legal liquor and beer sales in Tishomingo County after Tuesday voting, with machine votes and absentee ballots counted and 67 affidavit ballots to be counted today.
High-end $2,500 tickets to the exclusive Auction Napa Valley have long been sold out. So have tickets at the $1,500 and $1,000 levels. There's a waiting list to attend any of the events that begin Thursday, May 30, and continue through Sunday, June 2