The national raisin reserve might sound like a fever dream of the Pillsbury Doughboy. But it is a real thing - a 64-year-old program that gives the U.S. government a heavy-handed power to interfere with the supply and demand for dried grapes.
Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits said today that the recent weakening of the Australian dollar-currently trading at about $0.90 in U.S. currency-is helping to restore confidence in the wine export trade down under.
Michael J. Neal Viticultural Services Inc. alleges the owner of Violet Vineyard LLC north of Napa owes the vineyard management company about $93,700 in unpaid services for the 2011 vintage and additional work ending March 2012, according to the complaint filed July 2 in Napa County Superior Court.
Following the June 2013 acquisition of Wally's Wine & Spirits in Los Angeles, the company's new executives have branched out to create Wally's Auction House. The company plans to open a New York-based headquarters in the near future.
Now, I'm no fan of scores either, but the reality is that change is still far away. Shelf talkers in almost every wine store aisle still tout the critics' numbers. And consumers still purchase wines based on those numbers.
Wine enthusiasts will be able to taste a variety of labels before buying a bottle at the Alta Gama Winefest organized by the Almendariz group coming up on July 12 and 13. More than 600 wine labels hailing from Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, U.S., France, Spain and Italy, as well as national labels, will participate in the event.
His job: make surprise visits to supermarkets and wine bars throughout the Veneto region. He will ensure that the bubbly white wine sold bears certified DOC and DOCG labels, and that the wine is not sold in carafes or from a tap.
Believing that good wine and good parenting go hand-in-hand, a local winery owner and busy mother of two has written a book that pairs the perfect wine for every parenting milestone, such as an earthy Burgundy to relax with following a messy "diaper blow-out."
Beer doesn't readily inspire plans for opulent vacations or deluxe retreats the way its alcoholic rival, wine, does. But as "microbrews" have become "craft beers" in recent years, the level of sophistication surrounding beer culture has also been elevated.
Chapel Down Group Plc (CDGP), a winemaker based in Tenterden, southeast of London, raised 4.35 million pounds ($6.5 million) through an institutional share placing on the ISDX Growth Market to expand its winery and beer business.
Buckeye winery currently has seven wines - three whites and four reds. The wines are Lake View Red Dry Red Wine, Lake View White Dry White Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Zinfandel 2010, Pinot Grigio 2011, Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 and Chardonnay 2008.