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Saintsbury, a pioneering independent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producer based in Carneros, will add three additional AVAs to their Vineyard Series portfolio with the 2013 Harvest: Pratt Vineyards (Sonoma Coast AVA), Sundawg Ridge (Russian River Valley AVA) and Donnelly Creek Vineyard (Anderson Valley AVA).
Twenty-five of the North Coast's wine business leaders presented fully developed business plans this past Saturday as the capstone of Sonoma State's first Wine Intensive Executive MBA program, paving the way for innovation and new approaches in the increasingly competitive wine industry.
With a mild summer and minimal rainfall, grapes in Indiana are thriving with the ideal weather conditions. Purdue Viticulture Specialist, Bruce Bordelon, said the near perfect weather improves the quality of grapes for winemaking.
Canadians love their wine. So much so, we're not only among one of the fastest growing wine consumers globally1, we're fundamentally changing an industry centuries in the making as wine continues to become a key part of our lifestyle.
The use of genetically modified vines or yeasts in the vineyard and winemaking process was raised again at the "wine pioneers" panel section of the conference; a question and answer session, for the delegates to question five industry experts.
Even before it hits retail shelves at $253 a bottle, Opus One's 2010 release has been dubbed "picture perfect" by leading wine critic Antonio Galloni, which is high praise for a vintage that the winemaker calls his "most challenging" ever.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a commonsense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion. This was an important step in the right direction - especially for producers, farm workers, and rural communities.