"In late September, the valley was abuzz with how this would be an early harvest but what I was seeing were sugars outracing true phenolic ripeness. We made the decision to harvest solely on flavor, not numbers."
Mystery of the cow tunnels. Wages of crop insurance fraud. Death by buck. Taking the goat cure. A deadly, drunken horse race. Broccoli's extreme makeover. Asses and wild dogs. Women in the woods. And more.
Maryland's wine industry, while not a powerhouse in the world of vino, has seen tremendous growth over the past decade and the state has the potential to become a major center of wine production in time, experts said.
Wine sales in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland have already become a $1 billion business as consumption has doubled twice over the last five years. Even with the annual growth slowing, China has emerged as the world's fifth-largest market for wine consumption.
Shares of Constellation Brands Inc. eventually closed trade at a new 52-week high of $66.76 on Nov 8. Apart from strong second-quarter fiscal 2014 results and an upbeat guidance, the stock has been performing well on the back of brand building and inorganic growth initiatives.