Glazer's, which has emphasized globalization as a pillar of its long-term growth strategy, has established operations in Canada, one of the world's largest premium drinks markets. Dallas-based Glazer's has created Glazer's of Canada LLC to handle the company's nascent Canadian agency/broker business.
Jackson Family Wines' chairman, Barbara Banke, is still keen to add vineyards to her haul of the past two years, with owners across Oregon and California more willing to consider offers than in the past.
Balancing finite water resources like the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin will be a critical issue at the upcoming Sustainable Ag Expo, Nov. 18 and 19 at the Madonna Inn Expo Center in San Luis Obispo, California.
At a time when airlines are complaining of high jet fuel prices and charging for any service, there's one amenity they won't cut back on: wine. Airlines across the world buy millions of gallons of wine each year and hire sommeliers and masters of wine to craft elaborate menus.
Cultivation of ill-gotten plant stock did not constitute "public use," a federal judge said, ruling against grape growers and upholding the government's patents and the California Table Grape Commission's exclusive license for two grape varieties.
In May, TIME magazine published a trend piece about millennials titled "The Me Me Me Generation," but it failed to mention one interesting characteristic of our often-scolded generation: We're turning the wine industry over on its head.
Following in the steps of the Conway Brothers at Great Lakes Brewing Company and Tom Lix at Cleveland Whiskey, Lina Wines was founded to fill a niche that the partners discovered: no one had a whole line of fruit-flavor-fortified wines locally. They set out to gear theirs toward Northeast Ohio's sweet wine palates.
The Japanese government is reportedly looking at removing tariffs on imported wine which might also lead other countries to remove their own tariffs on sake, which is the country's chief alcoholic export. The current administration believes that this plan will benefit domestic consumers and also significantly increase Japan's sake exports.
An addition of the Chandon building would be Yountville's first expansion or boundary change since its incorporation in 1965. State law defines a sphere of influence as the "probable physical boundary and service area of a local agency," and any annexations by a town or city must be consistent with that territory.
David Weiss, chairman of the Big Valley District and Kelsey Bench Growers Committee, announced the recent publication of the final rule establishing two new American Viticultural Areas, or AVAs in Lake County by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.
To judge how far barolo has come in the past three decades, check out the prices on some of these better-known bottlings. Angelo Gaja "Sperss" goes for $315, Brovia Monprivato, $372, while Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Riserva costs $638.
Chile exported 596.4 million liters (158 million gallons) of bulk, bottled, sparkling and packed wines in January through August, with average prices falling from $2.50 a liter in the same period last year to $2.03 a liter in the first eight months this year.
The "Economic Confidence Index" measured by the polling firm Gallup Inc. averaged a minus 39, down five points from the prior week. That followed a 12-point drop during the first week of the government shutdown.