With the number of U.S. wineries now numbering around 7,000-plus, and with the number of brands perhaps twice or three times that, the vast majority of wines that you find on store shelves these days are less than well known.
After a season of back-breaking work in Sonoma, this Panglossian figure heads to Burgundy to buy modest grapes from a wine broker. Instead he ends up securing enough to make three different Burgundies, including two barrels (50 cases) of Chambertin, one of France's greatest wines.
Wisconsin has not been widely known as a major wine-producing state, but with the help of new grape varietals that can manage western Wisconsin's more continental climate Delaney says that notion is changing.
Nos Caves plans expansion further into the "downstream" sector of the wine business in greater Houston. They will be opening additional off-site wine storage facilities soon and announcing additional services in the future.
While Microsoft millionaires usually retire after cashing out their stock options, one former company executive chose to start selling Moravian wine. Actually, Noah Ullman and his wife Cheryl, who launched Czech Wine Imports in 2012, did so with their savings, not stock. As Mr. Ullman noted, Microsoft's stock was pretty flat during his time at the company (2000 to 2011).
The San Luis Obispo County Wine Industry Awards has named the late Keith Patterson, an influential Cal Poly wine and viticulture professor, its 2013 Wine Industry Person of the Year. Also to be honored Friday at a California Mid-State Fair ceremony will be Winemaker of the Year Neil Collins of Tablas Creek Vineyard and Lone Madrone in Paso Robles; and Wine Grape Grower of the Year George Donati of Pacific Vineyard Co. in San Luis Obispo.
Chinese journalist and wine specialist Jade Li appeared surprised to hear that the yield of the Mylonas Winery near Keratea in eastern Attica stood at 400 kilos of wine grapes per 1,000 square meters and that the estate's vines covered an area of just 12 hectares.
Bank of the West has created the Vintage Report Innovation Award and is looking for nominees. The award recognizes "innovation and experimentation in viticulture" and will fete top achievements during the 2013 vintage.
Bill Foley, Chairman of Fidelity National Title Insurance Company and founder of Foley Family Wines, announced today that he has acquired a controlling interest in Touring & Tasting Marketing and Media, the industry leader in wine tourism.
An office belonging to France's ruling Socialist Party was targeted in a bomb attack this week. Graffiti left at the scene suggests militant wine growers with a grudge against the government were behind the attack.