Araujo Estate Wines, producer of distinctive wines from the iconic Eisele Vineyard in Napa Valley, has been acquired by France's Pinault family through its holding the Artémis Group, parent company of Château Latour in Bordeaux, Domaine d'Eugénie in Burgundy and Château Grillet in the Rhône Valley.
Attendees from all over California, and one from Oregon, Pat Spangler of Spangler Vineyards, gathered to listen to historians, winegrowers, viticulture experts, marketing mavens and winemakers, all of whom had love in their hearts, and hearts on their sleeves, when it comes to Petite Sirah.
The fund invests in world-class Bordeaux and Burgundy wines and rare collector's wines such as early vintage port, 18th and 19th century Madeira and pre-Imperial era Tokaji. However, it is the inclusion of cognacs, primarily from the 18th and 19th centuries, and pre-1940 whiskies, that distinguishes the Oracle Paradis Wine Fund from its competitors.
That hasn't deterred scientists in Singapore from transforming the unique fruit into wine. In the video, researchers Christine Lee and Fransisca Taniasuri at the University of Singapore explain how it's made and why people should drink it.
Strong winds, rain and hail around 4 p.m. local time ripped leaves from vines and destroyed grapes, Cecile Mathiaud, spokeswoman for the Burgundy Wine Board, said today by phone. Some vineyards were hit by flooding, she said, adding that it's too soon to predict the effect on the grape harvest.
The appreciation of wine prices, which began last year, is picking up speed in the U.S. While some point to that trend as evidence that the bad times are behind us, the reality is a little more complex.
The Wine Group has been awarded exclusive U.S. sales and marketing rights to Gancia, the Italian sparkling wine brand. The agreement covers Gancia's Prosecco, Moscato D'Asti, Moscato Rosé and Asti Spumante sparkling wines.
The Indian Grape Processing Board (IGPB) has proposed uniform taxation on wine in 10 major wine producing states - a move that would make it possible for consumers to enjoy the beverage at reasonable and consistent rates across the country.
Minnesota's wine industry is launching its first-ever passport program, hoping to entice more visitors to the state's growing cluster of wineries. For $25, a visitor can buy a passport good for 10 wine tastings at any of 30 participating Minnesota wineries.
Napa Valley viticultural consultant Garrett Buckland said his clients should not be expecting a crop as big as last season, but higher prices and exceptional quality should more than offset any lower tonnage.
The county filed suit against Kelham Vineyards & Winery and William Cole Vineyards of St. Helena in April, alleging that the wineries didn't have the proper certificates of occupancy and that Kelham needed new building permits
In conjunction with its 40th anniversary, Conn Creek Winery unveiled its new tasting room this month. The tasting room was remodeled over the past five months. It completed an exterior renovation that was finished in 2012