Nominations are open for the 2014 Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame. Nominees are individuals who exemplify legendary status because of contributions and commitment to the Washington wine industry.
In addition to California wineries including The Hess Collection, Artezin and MacPhail Family wines, Hess Family Wine Estates also includes Peter Lehmann from Australia, Amalaya and Colomé from Argentina and
Glen Carlou from South Africa.
Lecturer Corinne Meddaugh will explore the challenges and recent updates in winery accounting and finance issues in her Financial Accounting for Your Wine Business seminar. Topics covered will include profit and loss statements, balance sheets, tasting room accounting, sales discounts and promotions.
Last year, global supply for wine already barely exceeded demand. Adjusting the demand to include non-wine uses (such as making vermouth), there was actually an undersupply of about 300 million cases, marking the largest such shortfall in almost 50 years.
The local food trend in the north country is starting to fill a new niche: alcoholic beverages. And not only are brewers and winemakers crafting their products here, but they're also taking advantage of the rural region to double the local appeal, with homegrown ingredients. Several of these businesses just opened in Jefferson County.
The seeming simplicity of marrying the right vine to the right terroir to make great grapes for great wine is akin to the adage of knowing just enough about a subject to be dangerous - it sounds simple but there really is more to it than that.
Leslie Sbrocco describes herself as "author, consultant, TV host, and wine lover." She launched Winetoday.com for the New York Times in 1998, and since then has written "Wine for Women," and "The Simple and Savvy Wine Guide."