The annual HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair takes place November 7-9 in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The fair has developed into a significant marketing platform for vineyards and wineries and a must-visit sourcing ground for international buyers.
I started pondering the life of professional sniffers after I read Richard Juhlin's (who holds the world record for most champagne tasted since 1998), recently-released A Scent of Champagne: 8,000 Champagnes Tasted and Rated.
Three recently reported E. coli cases have been linked to each other using genetic fingerprinting, said Louisville Metro Health Department spokesman Dave Langdon. And the common denominator is that all three infected individuals - two from Louisville and one from Indiana - visited Huber's Orchard, Winery and Vineyards in Starlight, Ind., between Sept. 20 and 28, he said.
The PLCB carried about 100 different Pennsylvania wines in it state store system as of February. Throughout 2013, the PLCB has worked on a program to make it easier for in-state wineries, especially smaller ones, to get PLCB shelf space.
Orlando, Fla.-based Ben Hewitt, creator of the Corkcicle, and partners Stephen Bruner and Eric Miller. Corkcicle was designed to ensure "perfectly chilled wine every time," keeping white wines cool and bringing reds down to the ideal sipping temperature.
Being recognized for 38 years of dedicated work is something that Debi Pratt said she is still shocked about. She was named Business Citizen of the Year by the 2013 Niagara Grape and Wine Festival and by RBC.
This past weekend saw the closing of Retreat Hill Winery near White Hall, Texas. Billy Cox served his last customer, Helen Nix, at 5:19 p.m. Sunday. I wish this Aggie engineer "good voyages" as he continues with his run through life.