Since 1968, with the creation of the Ag Preserve establishing that the best and highest use for land in unincorporated Napa County is agriculture, Napa County has consistently protected its land from housing developments, shopping centers and encroaching development of all sorts.
The Napa Valley Vintners and Wines & Vines are hosting a seminar Aug. 14 to help winemakers and wine marketers understand the potential for wine counterfeiting in export markets, and to learn about available technology to protect against this threat.
When Ross Mickel became interested in wine, he was surrounded by plenty of people willing to help. The University of Washington graduate went to school with Mark Canlis of Canlis restaurant fame and Carmen Betz, daughter of Master of Wine Bob Betz.
The paper, from the Conference Board, notes that Canada has talked a good game about liberalized trade - particularly on launching free trade talks with major economies in Europe and Asia - but has not acted when it comes to the highly-protected agricultural sector.
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If there were a connection between making good wine and winning the lottery, some may call it luck. Others may deem it divine intervention. And for the priest of Calistoga's Russian Orthodox Church, landing a notable winemaker to make the church's chalice wine was practically a gift from above.
In a contentious vote, Woodruff City Council passed a resolution allowing the sale of beer and wine at certain downtown events during Tuesday night's meeting. The resolution passed by a vote of 3 to 2.
After cool temperatures slowed ripening and kept grapes on the vine until fall in recent years, growers in the nation's premier wine region are facing a heat wave that has made for one of the earliest harvests in recent memory.
Any discussion of wine in Argentina is quick to single out Torrontés, a fragrant grape that was originally believed to be a Spanish, which is capable of producing exotic white wines. The vine is unique to Argentina and performs best in the high elevation vineyards in the northern most wine region of Salta.
According to Officials, two attack crews and two helicopters were on the scene battling the blaze adjacent to Highway 97. The fire burned a group of trees near the Greata Ranch Winery, but was contained within three hours.
Wine distributor, Bottle Green, has signed up its first non alcoholic agency business by taking on ready-to-drink, pre-mixed bottled cocktail brand Nuba Cocktails as it looks to widen its profile in the on-trade.
Oscar Renteria and his father, Salvador, delivered the keynote address to the second annual Día de la Familia on July 21 in Napa offering inspiration and encouragement to the largely Latino community in attendance.
After more than three decades, the RockNapa music festival brought back the music to the Charles Krug Winery. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, the winery was home to the historic August Moon Concert Series.
Nearly 40 accomplished musicians from around the United States and beyond are preparing pieces to be performed in collaboration with other artists in the Napa Valley as part of Music in the Vineyards' 19th annual chamber music festival, Aug. 7-25.