Storms packing hail damaged vineyards covering several thousand hectares in Bordeaux's Entre-Deux-Mers wine-growing area and the Bergerac region in southwestern France, the Agriculture Ministry reported.
French winemakers in the Bordeaux region are calling on the state to bail them out after a "catastrophic" hailstorm over the weekend destroyed thousands of hectares of vineyards. Many of those affected are small, uninsured producers.
The Scotch whisky industry has received a boost this month with the removal of tariff and non-tariff barriers to how it trades in areas of Southern and Central America including Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has reported a record number of candidates taking its examinations around the world n the last academic year, with 48,434 students, a 12% increase over the previous year.
Following his departure last month from Laithwaite's, confectionery and good giant, Mondelez International, has now confirmed that Glenn Caton has joined the business as category director for UK and Ireland.
Jackson Nugent, Casa Silva's wine supplier to the UK duty free market, sales director Johnny Bingham was quoted by the website as saying that the agreement takes Chile into a new future and breaks the stereotypical perception of Chilean wines in the UK away from entry-point Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc to showcase the fantastic wines Chile really has to offer.
Just a two-hour drive south of San Diego across the Mexican border lies a peaceful Baja California valley brimming with ripened grapes, delicious wines and gourmet cuisine concocted from the freshest of fresh local ingredients.
Typically attired in white cowboy hat, Wrangler jeans and boots, Clay Shannon is the kind of guy who will look you in the eye and shake your hand, genuinely appreciative and excited about the success he's had making affordable wines from Lake County.
Moraga is not an ordinary California wine for several reasons: Master Sommeliers often mistake it for a first growth Bordeaux in blind tastings, Michelle Obama owns a few bottles, and the vineyard is surrounded by millionaires and movie stars.
For the second consecutive year, an Indiana wine has topped over 2300 entries
from across the nation and around the world to win "Wine of the Year" honors at the prestigious
Indy International Wine Competition.
The public is invited to submit nominees for people, companies or organizations that "educate, engage and excite" in a celebration of New York wine, food, agriculture and tourism in one or more of the following four award categories: Eat NY (restaurateur/chef); Love NY (tourism: visitor center, Chamber of Commerce, hotels, etc.); Grow NY (grower/producer/processor); and Drink NY (winery/brewery/distiller).
Virginia's wineries have grown from six in 1979 to 230 today. It boasts 15 distinct wine regions, seven approved as American Viticultural Areas, annual production of 475,000 cases and 2010 retail sales of $73 million, according to the most recent data available.
The CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving says Nova Scotia's opposition Progressive Conservatives have engaged in "dirty politics" by suggesting the group supports the party's proposal to introduce the sale of beer and wine in corner stores.
Before last year, it was illegal for Canadian wineries to ship direct to consumers in another province. That was unlike say, how a Quebec dairy producer can sell cheese to a grocery store chain based anywhere in Canada.
Tim Hamilton Russell, an advertising executive who founded the first winery in Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Cape Town, died July 17 in Hermanus, South Africa, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 79.
Global travel retail liquor sales continued their strong growth in 2012, with spirits again outpacing wines. Wine and spirits sales reached 29.1 million cases in 2012, up 4% from 2011, according to the IWSR Duty Free/Travel Retail Summary Report 2013.
According to the Georgian Wine Agency total of 3,554,174 liters of wine (0.75-liter bottled) was exported to 23 countries in July, 2013. The overall export as of July amounts to 12,094,075 liters, being 43% higher compared to the same period of last year.
Carson E. Wright has been appointed as Sales Account Manager for Wine Northwest Region for Saxco International, LLC west coast operations, it was announced hby David Schwandt, Vice President of the wine category for the company.
Recently we wrote about Argentina's potential to be the next great source of cabernet sauvignon, but that's not the grape that wineries are pushing these days. In fact, a couple of others are queuing up to share the mantle with malbec. But can they follow in the footsteps of Argentina's greatest alcoholic export?