AWCC has suggested that H.294 not only be amended to allow consumers to receive shipments form both wineries and wine stores, but also that lawmakers pass legislation allowing the state's own wine stores to ship ...
While China is currently the world's fifth-largest producer of wine, Boris Petric, an anthropologist with the research body, estimates it will soon have the most land under vine and produce more wine than any other country.
After existing for more than a year with what its now former CEO describes as no outside capital, it shut down. Issues relating to a key supplier led to the decision, indicating perhaps that the company had simple cash flow problems.
A recent article in Newsweek bemoaned that Italians, particularly younger Italians, are drinking less wine today than they did five years ago. Fifty years ago, they consumed about twice as much annually. All this, even though no country makes more wine than Italy (which exports a great deal of it, especially to the United States).
It's not that Baja doesn't have a wine business (it dates back to 1791). I'd hesitate, though, to yet call it an "industry" on the scale of, say, Italy, Spain, or even Chile. It is small, growing; with lots of potential.
Winemakers and viticulturalists in BC are collectively rejoicing with the arrival of the annual Icewine harvest. With sub-zero temperatures in the Okanagan this week, the harvest for BC's "liquid gold" started on Wednesday, Nov. 20 and continued into the early morning hours on Nov. 21.
There has never been so much great wine being produced. Time and time again, I am surprised and excited, not only by wines from regions that I have never explored before, but also by those that I thought I knew inside-out!
Biltmore Estate Wine Company has relaunched its Pas de Deux sparkling wine as a separate brand, reflecting the wine's success with younger female wine buyers and its distinctive position within the Biltmore portfolio of wines.
The wine lot is its first cellar released featuring only the top producers in the world. The leading wine ecommerce website will sell the blue chip wines ranging in price from $250 for a bottle of Carruades de Lafite to $12k for a 6-pack of Château Petrus stored in the original wooden case.
Chalone Vineyard announces the first commercial release in more than a decade of its popular Gavilan wine brand. The new Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both from the superb 2012 vintage, are available at fine restaurants and wine shops around the country.
The sensor tag informs consumers about the state of their wine and an app, which contains a web dashboard and a QR code, enables winemakers to measure consumer engagement and prevent counterfeiting and brand duplication.
Following a warm, dry spring with near-ideal conditions for bringing grapes to maturity, the harvest was remarkably smooth; wineries are at capacity and working with some very high quality wine grapes, according to the California Wine Institute.