"Cune (an acronym for Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) was founded by brothers Eusebio and Raimundo Real de Asúa in 1879. Now one of Rioja's most important wineries, Cune was among the 19th century producers that helped define classic Rioja."
As well as finding a wide and complete showcase of the best technologies in the sector, visitors to the 25th edition of SIMEI can attend conferences, seminars, study and debate sessions held by the main players of an important market, the bearer of the Made in Italy brand throughout the world. A market accounting for a substantial component of Italy's exports that determines to a considerable extent the features of the global economy.
California wineries are looking to make up for lost time in China by targeting young professionals who are serious about their wine but willing to branch out from an older generation that has eyes only for France.
In the food-obsessed Bay Area, The San Francisco Chronicle's food section has been as much of a city institution as the cable car, and to many San Franciscans, more useful. Over the years it has won many awards and developed a dedicated following.
Grocery store owners and wine and liquor retailers are gearing up for another fight over a bill allowing supermarket wine sales, which should be at the forefront of discussions when the General Assembly reconvenes in January.
The local council of Ensenada, in Baja California, is currently in talks with several construction companies about a concession that would allow them to build in 48 percent of the winelands. The project is a luxury development, with a spa, golf course, hotel and mall -- and the residents are not happy.
Digital Luxury Group and ToscaHouse are other network partners of The House Worldwide involved in the offering to Laurent-Perrier. Ben Stobart, managing partner of The House Worldwide, brings more than 12 years of expertise in integrated communications.
Yates is launching a new consulting business, Oregon Wine Marketing; and Looze and Osterhaus have moved the retail business to The Bindery, a retrofitted wedge-shaped building at the corner of Northeast 31st Avenue and Sandy Boulevard in Portland.
The Monterey-based company, which began at the landmark Green Gables Inn in Pacific Grove, expanded into Sonoma and Napa counties about 20 years ago. It now manages boutique inns in Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Healdsburg, plus two each in Napa and Yountville.
Under unanimous direction by the Board of Supervisors in 2011, county staff is working on improvements to the current ordinance to make the permitting process easier for new wineries and vintners, while trying to regulate increasingly popular special events.