The immediate and long-term benefits of integrating animals in orchard and vineyard operation - such as the use of raptors for rodent control or sheep for weed suppression - will be a topic of discussion at the upcoming Sustainable Ag Expo, Nov. 18 and 19 at the Madonna Inn Expo Center in San Luis Obispo, California.
More than 1,000 exhibitors from 40 countries and regions, a new exhibitor record, took part in the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, which ran November 7-9 in Hong Kong. The fair also drew more than 20,000 visitors.
Separate groups of House Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday condemned the Obama administration's proposed sweeping free trade agreement with 11 Pacific nations, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, backed by the state Wine and Grape Foundation and growers from the state's top wine regions, announced last week that New York's grape and wine industries flourished in 2013 in both quantity and quality
Federal environmental regulators late last week made key moves toward revising rules governing how growers must protect field workers from pesticide exposure, according to a national organization that lobbied for the rules change
It's been a very good year for wine and wine sales. Sales of domestic and foreign wines in the U.S. last year were reportedly up two percent compared to 2011 - to a record 360.1 million cases with an estimated retail value of $34.6 billion.
Willamette Valley Vineyards, a leading Oregon producer of Pinot Noir, generated net profits from continuing operations of $232,066, or $0.05 cents per share, for the third quarter of 2013, down from $272,903, or $0.06 cents per share, for the corresponding prior year period, representing a $40,837, or 15.0%, decrease.
Some 58 percent of buyers came from the US, Canada and Mexico, while a further 9 percent came from Brazil in a faint confirmation of where experts have long said the next wave of fine wine buyers will emerge from.
It's not quite yet Napa South, but the hills around Ramona now comprise one of California's fastest-growing wine regions; The area got a boost recently with the advent of tasting rooms, even some that cater to horseback riders.
Surry Community College hosted the two-day Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium, which drew attendees from around the country including Sabrina Lueck, of Walla Walla Community College in Washington. She told attendees that her school's culinary program has been revived by collaboration with an industry cluster that holds release events and also works with the hospitality industry to foster interest.
The Krug ID is a six-digit code found on the bottle's back label. The first digit denotes the quarter the bottle left the Krug cellars, with the next two denoting the year and the final three representing the individual bottle number
Kweichow Moutai (600519:CH) is the leading producer of Chinese baijiu, a clear and powerful liquor distilled from fermented sorghum and typically bottled with from 35 percent and 53 percent alcohol by volume
The number of Oregon wineries topped 500 and production exceeded 50,000 tons, according to the 2012 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report that was released today by the Oregon Wine Board (OWB). The annual report is produced for OWB by the Southern Oregon University Research Center