The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) trade association of more than 450 Napa Valley wineries has appointed three new marketing and public relations representatives in the important global wine market of Japan. Led by food and wine specialist Ema Koeda, the team will help further the NVV's strategy to promote Napa Valley's premium wines through education and tasting events for trade partners and members of the media, as well as consumers
Sources close to the trade negotiations in Brussels say the two sides have had a relatively easy time settling on rules governing wines and spirits, although European vintners likely still view wine producers in Ontario and British Columbia as receiving preferential treatment.
More than a month after the festival's conclusion, BottleRock organizers have yet to pay 142 union workers $630,000 in wages as well as a number of other vendors who worked at the five-day music festival
The Wine Blogger's Conference is an enormous networking opportunity, as well as a chance to personally meet growers and bottlers, who want to make media connections of their own, and to show appreciation.
Employees of France's Institut National de l'Origine et de la Qualite, or INAO, who oversee food and agriculture quality including wine classifications, held a strike yesterday to protest against planned closures of branch offices, La Revue du Vin de France said.
Today there are less than 50 hectares which generally produce wines that are much closer to the quality which prompted Jancis Robinson, the eminent British winewriter, to classify the grape as a classic in her book, Vines , Grapes and Wines.
"Many farmworkers face significant barriers to stable employment, making life difficult for them and their families," says acting Secretary of Labor Seth Harris. "The grants awarded today will open up new opportunities to find a long-term job."