Calling it an "industrialization of the Ag Preserve," Napa County planning commissioners on Wednesday bluntly rejected a proposed project to build an 82,000-square-foot winery near Calistoga with 300,000 gallons of production annually.
"Vinous represents a different approach to exploring wine. Today's consumers are interested in far more than facts and figures, they're looking for context, stories and in-depth commentary, all in real-time."
The United States of America's (USA) wine trade is ready to explore Australian wine's regionality, diversity and premium value according to new research, commissioned by Wine Australia and funded by the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation, released today.
The St. Helena Star and Napa Valley Vintners Tasting Panel decided to explore the quality of Napa Valley pinot noirs during their latest wine tasting, where they reviewed 21 (three flights of seven) Napa Valley pinot noirs.
Orange wines are a small drop in the ocean of wine available to us, but they have become a significant niche, even earning their own subheading on restaurant lists. In the District, the Red Hen, Ripple and Dino offer orange wines as a distinct category.
After spending three months doused in wine in a bottle, a snake "pulled a Jesus and sprang to life," biting the hand of a woman and sending her to a local hospital, China's English-language Global Times reported in September.
A St. Helena company wants to turn the 11-acre site, now home to a barrel storage warehouse and a PG&E equipment yard, into an 82,000-square-foot cluster of buildings that could be leased by a single winery or subdivided to allow smaller producers to have their own production and tasting facility without the expense of building a free-standing winery.
Consumers often have limited options for recycling the petroleum-based foam that cushions and insulates wine bottles during shipment, but a Napa Valley wine packaging company thinks it has found a way to make such recycling as easy as turning on a water spigot or stirring a compost pile.
In the past three months, at least four tap rooms or growler fill stations have announced plans to open in Eugene-Springfield, including Growler Nation, The Growler Guys, The Steel Pail and The Wild Duck Taphouse.
Has fracking contaminated water supplies? A Duke University study says its wastewater wasn't adequately treated before being released into a Pennsylvania river, causing elevated levels of radioactivity.