Last week, the OLCC board approved a temporary extension of a 50-cent surcharge that was levied four years ago, but they delayed a vote on the additional 25 cents to allow more time for public comment.
The EU is likely to backtrack rapidly on sanctions to stop cheap Chinese solar panel 'dumping' in the bloc, given alarms that possible tariffs on wine exports would hurt a 'terminally stagnant' French economy.
Answering the growing American thirst for Prosecco, Terlato Wines today announced an addition to its portfolio of luxury wines, with a long-term agreement to import and market the acclaimed sparkling wines of Nino Franco Spumanti.
Matt Parish, former vice president and chief winemaker for the Americas at Treasury Wine Estates, will advise the growing number of International winemakers funded by Naked Wines and will have responsibility over their new customer-funded winery in Sonoma.
The Napa Valley is on the radar of the Chinese, not only for the love of wine, but also for the investment in income-producing real estate. With the popularity of Napa Valley wines amongst the Chinese and the opportunity of purchasing real estate come the prestige and ability to gain residency in the U.S.
After four years, Vinitaly International returns to China with an entirely new venture in March 2014: a Vinitaly area dedicated exclusively to Italian wine during a three day B2B event at Kempinsky Hotel in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Provence.