Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services, one of the largest custom crush and winemaking companies on the North Coast, announced today it has signed a lease agreement for the Murphy Family Winery, located in Alexander Valley just south of Geyserville. Rack & Riddle will assume responsibility for all operations at the facility on Jan. 1, 2014.
Three of the world's leading grape and wine research organizations, the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences (ISVV) (Bordeaux, France), the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) (Adelaide, Australia), and the Hochschule Geisenheim University (HGU) (Geisenheim, Germany), have joined forces in a new wine research alliance.
Generating $10.8 billion in sales, domestic table wine volume grew 1.2 percent to reach 48.1 million 9-liter cases and account for 69.4 percent of total on-premise wine in 2012. By comparison, imported table wine volume has been essentially flat.
The resurgence of the luxury wine business following the economic recession plus capital and marketing investments in downtown Napa to make it more of a tourism destination have supercharged demand for wine-related warehousing, retail space and lodging.
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards has announced a first in Napa Valley hospitality, a full liter of craft wine in a stylishly branded, returnable, refillable and environmentally-friendly container. The most progressive winery development in recent years is wine-on-tap.
Exactly what happened to all those reds, whites and rosés that WineCare coddled in its temperature-controlled cellars, and why have most of its clients still been unable to get anywhere near their wine?
Romanee-Conti, the world's most desirable Burgundy, is dominating the top end of the market for fine wines, generating the highest prices at U.S. and U.K. auctions after a case fetched a record HK$3.675 million ($474,000) in Hong Kong last month.
Washington state lawmakers are exploring potential remedies to the rising outrage of small, independent spirits retailers who are being squeezed out of the newly privatized market by larger chain operators, according to Washington State Wire.
One prosecution witness in the trial of Rudy Kurniawan has told of how the alleged wine fraudster tried to consign wines to auction anonymously through him, in a fifth day of the trial that also saw billionaire wine collector and counterfeit hunter Bill Koch take to the witness stand.
Laurent Ponsot and Domaine de la Romanee-Conti's Aubert de Villaine have told jurors in the trial of alleged wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan of their shock at seeing wines supposedly from their own estates that should not have existed.