County code enforcement officials are investigating 12 possible violations of a new emergency ordinance prohibiting the planting of any new vineyards that would increase water demand in the declining Paso Robles groundwater basin.
The founder of the Napa based Uproot Wine is using his knowledge of online technology, particularly social media, to develop a northern Californian direct sales wine company that focuses on the consumer experience.
The device looks like something a doctor might stick in your ear to take your temperature. Yet it is the sommelier's new favorite toy. It's called Coravin, and it could revolutionize wine by-the-glass service in restaurants - at least for the big-spending crowd
According to a report by Wines & Vines and ShipCompliant, U.S. wineries shipped 3.18 million cases directly to consumers in 2012. Of that volume, direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales have grown by 12 percent annually, almost three times faster than total industry sales.