A Hong Kong-based group has purchased the Cleavage Creek wine brand as well as its shuttered 6,700-case-a-year winery and vines in Pope Valley east of Napa with plans to export that brand and other forthcoming California labels to China.
The best customer for Rioja wines was the United Kingdom, purchasing 14.8 million liters, 4.58 percent more than the year before; followed by Germany, with 8.6 million liters, or 0.56 percent less than in 2012; and the United States, with slightly more than 5 million liters.
Elen McCoy: "The ingenious $299 device went on public sale two weeks ago. Though most new wine gadgets bring out my inner skeptic, this one will revolutionize how we drink wine at restaurants -- and at home."
In 1973, brothers and fifth generation California brothers, Bob and Steve Miller, established two vineyards: Bien Nacido Vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley appellation of Santa Barbara County, and French Camp Vineyards, in the Paso Robles County appellation.
Even with the lack of agreement on the specifics of minerality there is no doubt of its existence in the minds and memories of many as we relate the awareness of it with other more (or less) familiar sensations.
Speaking to the drinks business, Adolfo Hurtado, chief winemaker at Cono Sur, said: "I'm really confident about Chilean Chardonnay. No other New World country has the unique growing conditions for Chardonnay that we boast.
The dispute involves vampire-related brands for wine. TI said in its pleadings that "for many years'" it has marketed wines under the names "Vampire," "Dracula," Chateau Du Vampire,'' and "Vampire Vineyards," It sells another wine called "Dracula's Blood."