Reacting to a stern interpretation of state law that has shut down similar events this year, the local group doesn't want the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control to come knocking on its door, even though the event is now in its ninth year, with no previous problems
Experts say it's no surprise that more companies are leaping into the wine club business. Wineries' direct sales to consumers rose 10 percent last year from 2011, to $1.46 billion, according to industry tracker Wines & Vines
A major cost in setting up a new custom winery is the equipment to get wine into the bottle, but a Sonoma Valley mobile bottling and filtering company bets it has that covered as it prepares to roll into a new operations hub and blending facility in southern Napa Valley.
A small First Nations village in northwestern B.C. is divided over plans to open the first beer and wine store in the community. The village government in New Aiyansh plans to establish a licensed, legal counter at the local gas station.
Effective September, 2013, the estate-vineyard wines of Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery are joining the portfolio of New England Wine & Spirits, Inc., which will handle sales in the state of Connecticut.