"These new molecules are likely to have very interesting biological properties and may contribute to the benefits from drinking red wine . ... Who knows where this could lead? Perhaps new drugs and medicine for the future?"
Governor Andrew Cuomo sipped his way through the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. He is in town for the governor's cup wine tour and competition. As YNNs Crystal Cranmore reports, it's just one of the governor's many efforts to boost tourism in the area and promote New York made products
The former home of Murphys' pioneering Stevenot Winery and the neighboring historic Dragone Ranch were purchased last week for $4.725 million by a group including a Napa winemaker with a reputation on the rise.
Now, we discover, another tangential root from the same regulatory tree has put at risk a noble fundraising event that helps support the Sonoma Valley High School Boosters' efforts to pay for sports, drama, arts and music programs at the high school.
The Potomac, Md.-based retailer has signed a lease for a 17,310-square-foot space at Southdale 494 Shopping Center, where it will share the former Circuit City building with Trader Joe's. That shopping center, which had been hit hard by the recession, is now fully leased.
"This promotional advertising campaign delivers on another promise made at the Wine, Beer, and Spirits Summit where we pledged to help grow New York's position as a global leader in wine production," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a statement.
Joining local wine experts to speak at the upcoming Impact Napa: Wine conference are Peter Mondavi Jr., co-owner of one of the North Coast's largest and oldest wine producers, and Bruce Phillips, a grapegrower, two-decade veteran of food and consumer-products industries, and a leader in agriculture.
Even after years of strong growth, China's wine market, already the fifth-largest worldwide at nearly 200 million cases, continues to be seen as the ultimate land of opportunity for global wine players. After roughly tripling in both volume and per-capita consumption between 2000 and 2010, the market accelerated in 2010-2011, with bottled imports surging 65% by volume and nearly doubling by value.
Recognizing their contributions to Delaware's economy, Gov. Jack Markell signed legislation Aug. 5 to ensure farm wineries, brewpubs, microbreweries and craft distilleries have a fair opportunity to grow their small businesses.
Sun World International LLC of Bakersfield, a grower, marketer and breeder of seedless grapes, sweet peppers, stone fruits and other fruits and vegetables, is now owned by Renewable Resources Group Inc