Contrary to popular belief, the company's VineSleuth metrics, which are based on the work of Chief Science Officer Michael Tompkins and his team, reveal that tasters can consistently identify aroma and flavor characteristics in blind evaluations.
Fifteen of Wines of Uruguay's (WoU) 23 member wineries, an association focused on international export and committed to promoting the quality and image of Uruguayan wine throughout the world, will pour many of their finest wines in a 3-city U.S. trade tasting tour in Washington DC, Austin, and San Francisco this summer.
"Enough is enough," said the center's Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper in a statement. "We first protested the marketing of 'Führerwein' by an Italian-based company in 1995. Now an expanded line of wines that demean, diminish and mock Hitler's victims are promoted on a slick website.
A case of 1998 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild sold for 5,800 pounds ($9,000) on Liv-ex in the past week, matching its mid-March level and outperforming the four percent drop in the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 Index over the period.
Celebrity Cruises started the trend in a rather elegant way, with Italian-made "enomatic" wine dispensers installed in the Cellar Masters wine bar on CelebritySolstice (launched in 2008), featuring fine wines from around the world.
In three decades, this foggy slice of Sonoma has gone from being just a Napa neighbor to a world-class growing region, known for cool climate varietals, particularly pinot noir, chardonnay and more recently, syrah.
At the age of 28, the brand-new winemaker at White Rose Estate in Dayton received two scores of 94+ from the influential Wine Advocate for his first vintage, the 2008. The following year, one of his wines achieved a 96 -- tying the highest score ever accorded to an Oregon pinot noir by the Advocate.
Pride Stores has temporarily halted its beer, wine and alcohol sales at four locations in the region, as directed by the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Commission, because the company needs to file notice with each community regarding a new corporate reorganization plan.
As the world gets a taste for the Indian grape, the price of vineyard land in some places in the country is estimated by those in the industry to be as expensive as in parts of Bordeaux in France where grapes have been grown for centuries.
Using the Zagat database, the company attempted to examine the factors that caused for selections of wine. There were parallels between the study within British Columbia, including the increased interest in local foods among consumers.
The rise would largely be a rebound from last year's exceptionally poor harvest, but still a 16 percent increase compared to the average output of the past five years, according to figures released this month by the agriculture ministry.