The two global leaders in wine packaging, Amorim and O-I, today announced at Vinexpo the launch of HELIX, an innovative cork-glass wine packaging solution for the popular premium, fast turnaround still wine segment.
Trade group Wines of Turkey is showing off the country's top reds and whites at a packed tasting at VinExpo fair in Bordeaux this week while heavy-handed regulations are making it harder than ever for them to sell at home.
June 18, 2013 will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert Mondavi, the innovative vintner, entrepreneur and philanthropist who transformed the California wine industry and elevated the prestige of U.S. wines internationally.
"I'm looking in Dundee, Oregon, and think I have one transaction that may happen there. I'm also looking in Napa, but not for one of those remote brands that you have to make an effort to get to. I did that with Kuleto and Merus. I'd rather pay a bit more and get a well-known brand ... "
The international global event Vinexpo 2013 opened its doors, exhibiting over 2,400 wine and spirit producers, representing 45 different countries and attracting over 145 different nationalities to Bordeaux, France.
Mike Hogue, owner of Hogue Ranches, has been selected as the 2013 inductee into the Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame. Mr. Hogue will be honored by the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center at their annual Legends of Washington Wine induction gala, which will be held August 9, at 6:30 p.m.
Riesling and white Rhone varieties thrive in the high-elevation, long-season viticulture of Idaho's Snake River Valley, but two of the state's largest wineries have proven Pinot Gris can succeed at 2,800 feet.
Scientists investigating mechanical thinning of grape crops to cut costs and improve profitability stumbled across an unexpected benefit, wine industry representatives learnt at a Grape Days seminar in Blenheim last week.
"I believe that taste-wise it is exactly the same wine," Hallden told the Livets Goda wine magazine. "Systembolaget, on the other hand, believes that the wine that has been delivered to the stores is much better than that which won the tender in the beginning of the year."