Also, the next Symposium for Professional Wine Writers will be held Feb. 18-21 at Meadowood Napa Valley and Hestan Vineyards has hired Napa Valley hospitality veteran Jeff Hayman as manager of its new downtown Yountville tasting room.
The annual Riesling Rendezvous begins Sunday at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville with a grand tasting of Rieslings from around the world. Wines from Washington, Oregon, California, New York, New Jersey and Michigan, as well as Germany, France, Austria, Canada, New Zealand, Slovakia and Australia will be on display.
Former Ashes winning England cricket captains, Andrew Strauss and Michael Vaughan, have been signed up by Australian wine brand, Wolf Blass, to be ambassadors for the wine as part of its partnership with Sky Sports to broadcast the two Ashes series during 2013/14.
GreenLane Estate Winery, a Canada-based wine maker, has opened its new winemaking facility at 3751 King Street in Vineland, Canada to increase its production capacity from 2,800 cases to 3,000 cases by the next vintage.
The Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey's Fancy New York's Artisan Cheese (July 12 to 14) has added a new feature to this year's event. Festival attendees will be able to participate in wine seminars designed to aid them in finding the perfect dry wine.
The U.K. should improve irrigation efficiency and give farmers incentives to increase water-storage facilities in preparation for drier seasons, the London-based Committee on Climate Change said today in a report.
A case of 1990 Chateau d'Yquem, Bordeaux's top-ranked Sauternes dessert wine, sold for 2,700 pounds ($4,050) on the Liv-ex market yesterday, extending a 15- month drop and taking it to its lowest level since October 2009.
A Napa County Superior judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against a celebrated Napa chef who has continued to serve foie gras to protest the state ban on the distribution and sale of the controversial delicacy