Early to start, the 2013 North Coast winegrape season is heading toward largely an early finish this month and is sizing up to be above the average for the past several years, in some cases rivaling last year's record crop.
The final 297-page report titled 'A window into hotter and drier futures: Phenological shifts and adaptive practices', is the culmination of a three-year research project, funded by Australia's Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC), Department of Agriculture, and complementary State Natural Resource Management Programs.
Debate over spending, the federal budget and the debt ceiling have dominated Congress for the past few weeks and aren't likely to end anytime soon. But that doesn't mean the industry has stopped its fight for changes to the health care law.
Ever since the proliferation of Grüner Veltliner in cheap liter-size bottles, the wine world has been ready for a new grape from the region to fall in love with. Lettie Teague samples the nation's best bottles.
"This generation wants to know the story of a wine. You are going to see bottles with generous amounts of information that have a cool design that is authentic and appeals to people so they don't look like everything else on the shelf."
Windsor Oaks winery, located at the end of a country lane just north of Windsor, wants to more than double its production capacity and begin catering to the public by adding several dozen promotional and wine events annually.
There is no wine and food matching. That's all a big delusion. All the principles of wine and food matching are a complex set of metaphors that actually have no basis whatsoever. I'm just saying 'Stop it!'
Beer and spirits ads have long graced the airwaves, but these days some networks are serving drinks with a noticeable twist: beverages mixed into scripts and sets, or liquor ads that take an extra splash of the spotlight
One strong trend in the on-premise wine scene of late has been the spread of wines on tap. Key brands are steadily entering the segment, inspiring on-premise players from independents to national accounts to get onboard.