A former senior executive from The Wine Tasting Network, a Napa wine company and a division of 1-800-Flowers.com, is wanted as a fugitive after failing to appear in federal court Monday on charges of fraud.
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.
The term "wine country" is not often associated with Alabama's humid climate and terrain, but two vineyards in the Auburn area are quickly making a name for themselves in the state's emerging wine scene.
Ohio currently has about 162 wineries which yield more then one million gallons of wine every year. The wine industry in Ohio has grown significantly over the last 10 years, but the history goes back farther then that.
Having been in the business for 40 years, Nan Bailly knows the challenges of growing grapes in Minnesota. "I would say three out of five years I lose a significant portion of my crop," Nan said. For her, that's part of the appeal.
After a successful tenure as an entomology professor and researcher at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, Marshall W. Johnson added a 10-year capstone to his career as UC Cooperative Extension specialist and research entomologist in the Department of Entomology at UC Riverside.
"Chile has changed beyond all recognition," according to Hector Torres, director of luxury wines at Santa Rita Estates, at a tasting in London last week to showcase top wines from Santa Rita and Carmen in Chile, and Doña Paula in Argentina.
India is considering to lower customs duties on wines and spirits bought from the European Union to 40 percent from the current 150 percent under a bilateral free trade agreement being negotiated between the two.
The North Fork Wine Trail could be getting a little longer - expanding eastward to Orient and stretching to the west to show several alternate ways of getting to the vineyards, tasting rooms and wineries that stretch from Calverton to the tip of the North Fork - if pending state legislation is approved.
As interest in vineyards and wineries in the state has seen a resurgence in recent years, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture has assisted producers in the re-establishment of these enterprises. This fall, the college will begin assisting on another level - by offering courses that will enhance career opportunities for students interested in entering the industry.
A coalition of fishing, environmental and farming groups is suing the Delta Stewardship Council over its "Delta Plan," which they contend is stalking horse to clear the way for Gov. Jerry Brown's plans to siphon off part of the Sacramento River before it can flow naturally into the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta.
Twice named Wine Personality of the Year by Robert Parker, Hobbs was first hired by Robert Mondavi for his expertise in oak aging, he then moved on to Opus One and later Simi Winery. Hobbs is also credited with recognizing, despite the skeptics, the winemaking potential in Argentina, (while we were all distracted and busy swooning over California).