One brisk morning this April, Thomas Painter, a snow and water scientist for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, stood on the tarmac at Mammoth Yosemite Airport, in California's Sierra Nevada, watching as a Twin Otter taxied down the runway.
Beautiful, benevolent, gracious and gifted, our dearly beloved Katy Lovell, winemaker at Poetic Cellars in Soquel, CA, and mother of three, left us all too soon on July 10, 2013. She waged a brave battle against pancreatic cancer, following a two-year struggle with Lyme disease. To the end, she embraced life with a passion and positive attitude that inspired everyone she touched.
Lake Bluff, IL.-based Terlato Wines, a producer and marketer of wines, and Colavita, a producer of extra virgin olive oil, are jointly launching a collection of premium Italian wines under the Colavita brand that will be distributed globally.
He organized the nonprofit American Friends of the Center for Wine and Civilizations for those wishing to provide financial assistance for the development the Center for Wine and Civilization/Cité des Civilisations du Vins center.
If wine can be said to have a soul, you can feel it here in the heart of St.-Joseph. For centuries, farmers grew grapes on the impossibly steep granite hillsides of this appellation, just west of the Rhône. The vines were planted on terraces that clung precariously to the incline, supported by ancient stone walls.
AUSTRALIA makes a lot of wine. A lot of it's cheap. A bit of it probably might be called nasty by fancy expert tasters, but overall Australia has established an international reputation as a reliable producer of reasonably good quality, great-value drinking.
Fifth generation winemaker, master craftsman and philanthropist Steve Ledson is thrilled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the esteemed and critically acclaimed Ledson Hotel, located on Sonoma's historic downtown plaza.
In sessions today, wine delegates will hear from experts from Australia, the UK, France, The Netherlands and New Zealand as they present information to help the industry protect its natural assets, extract value from the vineyard and winery and grow grapes in challenging climates.
Since its inception six years ago, Truett-Hurst, LLC, has established itself as a fast-growing wine company focusing on the $7 to $14 per bottle (superpremium) and over-$14 (ultrapremium) per bottle categories.
Having a drink with friends makes a wine taste better than if you're on your own. Sounds logical, but now scientific experiments have shown different psychological states result in a range of physiological changes.
The registered turnover of wine was nearly 75 million litres in 2012; an increase of almost 800 thousand litres, or 1.1 per cent from 2011. Alcopops also shows a growth, while sales of beer and spirits went down.
Wine and olive oil have a symbiotic relationship, and in places like Italy, where no table is complete without a jug of each, most wine estates have at least a smattering of olive trees. Typically, vines are planted at the base of the trees to provide support. In turn, the trees protect the grapes from excessive wind and sun.
S I Love You is honored to have Concannon Vineyard continuing its support for the annual Petite Sirah Symposium. Concannon, home of America's First Petite Sirah®, is a natural location for the continuing growth of this historic variety.
Despite a slow-to-rebound economy and constraints in supply, American wine consumption increased in 2012, according to data just released by Technomic, a research and consulting firm for the food industry, the Chicago Business Journal reports.