The result has raised concerns that, in light of the recent attention the Court of Master Sommeliers has received as a result of the movie 'Somm' and the tests' rising popularity, it has become increasingly difficult to pass.
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.
The shattered remains of a 700ml bottle of Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac, which sells for $NZ3780 ($A3,290), has been discovered on the floor of Wellington's Regional Wines and Spirits following Sunday's quake.
The county shut down the Watertrough Road project last month after inspectors found that bay laurel and blackberry bushes were removed illegally from a protected zone above a creek and that erosion-control measures were not in place.
Constellation New Zealand, the parent company of several of New Zealand's most popular and reliable wines, especially the standout Kim Crawford and Nobilo labels, is predicting big things for 2013, calling it the "Vintage of a Lifetime."
Artisanal Brands, Inc., a marketer and distributor of specialty, artisanal and farmstead cheeses and other specialty food products, today announced that it has made three additions to its senior marketing team as the Company seeks to drive new business initiatives across multiple sales channels.
Foley spent about $500,000 to acquire 70 percent of Touring & Tasting Marketing & Media, a Santa Barbara company that markets for wineries online, publishes a magazine, and owns an ecommerce site and collection of online videos known as the Wine Country Video Channel.
The Napa Sonoma Mexican-American Vintners Association will host the third annual Community Fundraiser at Robledo Family Winery in Carneros on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 5-8 p.m. This year's theme is "Vendimia," which is Spanish for "harvest."
China's imports of French wines have fallen amid fears that a trade spat between the European Union and China - the world's fifth-largest wine market - might lead to higher import tariffs on European wine.