When Ted Baseler, president and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, first visited Stag's Leap Wine Cellars long ago, he was struck by the small visitors' center. "I thought, 'This is quaint,'" he recalls.
Napa County planning staff attributed the excess visitation and marketing events as a byproduct of the economic success of smaller wineries. The seven violators' annual production ranges from 5,000 to 60,000 gallons.
Trinchero Family Estates today announced the anticipated national launch of Fancy Pants wines. During a test launch with a national leading retailer, the Fancy Pants brand quickly took off, becoming one of the top five new brand launches of the last 12 months according to Nielsen data**.
Ménage à Trois wines announce its collaboration with the STARZ Original Series, "The White Queen." Based on Philippa Gregory's bestselling novel series and starring Max Irons and Rebecca Ferguson, "The White Queen" is a story of love and lust, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder.
Pernod Ricard is spearheading its 2013 Christmas campaign with a raft of new products, including a vodka launch already successful in the United States, a lower-alcohol variety for its flagship wine brand, Brancott Estate, and mainstream brandy, Domecq 1820.
An in-depth national study conducted by three prominent university researchers has found that wine sales in retail food stores are not linked to increased community safety issues such as traffic fatalities.
Wine Market Council, the nonprofit association of grape growers, wine producers, importers, wholesalers and other affiliated wine businesses will begin an in-depth survey of its members U.S. wine clubs this September. The survey will provide data on the overall state of wine clubs, specific data on wine club and comparison to others across the country.
Vinitaly International, the ambassador for Italian wine, turns to a new dynamic Chinese social platform, WeChat, in its effort to promote Italian wine producers in an increasingly expanding and complicated Chinese market.