The wine grape harvest has begun at many of Oregon's 463 wineries and 849 vineyards as the state's industry looks forward to one of its earliest and most promising harvests in years, according to the Oregon Wine Board.
Big retailers have long complained about showrooming, when shoppers browse the aisles, find the product they want, and then order it online for less. Now the bane of Best Buy and Target's existence may be coming to your corner liquor store.
John Tudal is full of stories - from 41 years ago, when his parents bought 10 acres of land north of St. Helena, and from this summer, when he and his wife moved from the East Bay to their family's property, which he said they should've done 10 years ago.
But the wine region of Mexico's Baja Peninsula is changing dramatically, receiving many high scores from the American wine press, and a new breed of winemaker there is dedicated to producing premium wine.
Trade groups representing Napa Valley and European wine producers are pressing the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to reject proposed .wine and .vin top-level domains (TLDs), at least until ICANN incorporates added safeguards for geographic and origin names at the second level.
The Upper Peninsula of Michigan may not be a destination for wine tasting like the fabled Leelanau Peninsula. However, the U.P. does have a lot to offer, whether it's outdoor recreation, fall color tours or craft beer.
"It was a classic Sparkling harvest," said Lawrence Buhler, Colio's Winemaker. "The initial pressed grapes are exhibiting a nice bright acidity and great flavour." Buhler felt the Pinot Noir definitely hit the mark for an ideal Sparkling Wine.
"I'm delighted by the tremendous resources that Accolade brings to our winemaking. Their commitment to Geyser Peak is creating exciting opportunities to craft a diverse and expressive portfolio of wines that best represent our region and brand legacy."