The small 2011 vintage was really difficult for those selling fine wine. Allocations were more the norm for their retail accounts because there just wasn't enough wine produced. Increasing bottle prices - even in an allocated environment has been like pushing a wet string up hill.
Pennsylvania lawmakers return to work Monday after a nearly three-month break. This is one of five stories on the business they left undone in the spring, and what's likely to be on their agenda this fall
Two views of Crete. Above, looking out to the Aegean in the north, is the region of Peza. Below, a little further inland, is a view of Archanes. These are two of the main PDOs on Crete along with Sitia and Dafnes
Since Mina owns 18 restaurants across the country, the idea is to offer members bottles from the wine lists of Mina's restaurants, thereby giving members access to hard-to-find wines from small producers around the world
The scientists, led by Jeff Mount, formerly with the University of California, Davis, were hired by the groups American Rivers and the Nature Conservancy. Financial support was provided by the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Once hailed around the world for its so-called "critter labels" - cheap but decent quality wines featuring colourful kangaroo and koala adorned labels - Australia has been slow to grasp a move by consumers toward higher-end tipples