This week, advocates of comprehensive immigration reform will stage events in Washington, where they'll try to make news by getting arrested. Next week, they'll make noise outside the D.C. offices of corporations that give big money to Republicans and are believed to have sway over them on the issue.
For the winemaker Everardo Robledo, the harvest has a particular emotional resonance: a measure of how far the family has come since his Mexican immigrant grandfather drifted from one migrant labor camp to another and his father toiled in the vineyards for $1.10 an hour.
Harvest typically begins soon after, but the 2013 vintage has many winemakers in the Pacific Northwest revising - sometimes canceling - any vacation plans they had for early September. That means events such as the Yakima Valley's Catch the Crush should not be lacking for activity Oct. 12-13.
Think of it as the Cliffs Notes version of the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC). Passport to Pinot, known only in 2012 as Walkabout, is the four hour abridgment of the two and a half day wine and food extravaganza held annually since 1987 in the groves of Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.
Bob Bertheau, senior director of winemaking at Chateau Ste Michelle, reveals the Chardonnay producers who have inspired his own effort to show how this grape variety expresses itself in Washington state.
Compared to the manual and crane-based automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) systems, the automated warehousing solution will allow TFE to move and store over 72,000 pallets of wine, as well as reduce labor costs, minimize product damage, and reduce energy usage within the warehouse.
Held on Sept. 6 and 7 at the estate in Paarl, northeast of Cape Town, the auction offered 132 wines, including 72 red, 36 white and eight dessert varieties, the auctioneer said in a statement on its website today. The average price per liter climbed 92 percent to 354.64 rand ($35) from a year earlier, it said.
Powell, 51, said he was "saddened" by events that led to his departure following contractual and commercial disagreements with Pete Kight, who has controlled the winery since 2008. Powell's son Callum is currently studying winemaking in France with Rhone producer Jean-Louis Chave and his wife Erin.
Russia on Tuesday announced a ban on imports of Moldovan wines and spirits, saying they contained impurities, a move certain to be seen in the small ex-Soviet republic as retaliation for its drive to expand ties with the European Union.
The St. Regis Roof was the venue last night for the annual Market Watch Leaders Awards Dinner, which toasted the nation's best retailers as well as the industry's top executive and the market's hottest brands.
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors put in place a 12-month moratorium on permitting certain activities at wineries in the county's rural area, include the backbone of the booming Lodi wine region.