Now, there is a renewed effort by both the Postal Service and Congress to again permit the mailing of alcohol, at a time when such carriers as UPS and FedEx have swept up the business as many states have relaxed their laws governing the shipment of wine.
GSF Entertainment LLC - which is made up of Napans David Graham, Jason Scoggins and Joe Fischer - recently announced they would assume $6.6 million in debt from creditors of BR Festivals, the organizers of BottleRock 2013.
As a wine writer, my point of view is often angled toward the spirit of entrepreneurship, as well as the passion, innovation, and creativity that go along with it. That spirit is pulsing, from Prague to Cape Town, from Lebanon to France, from Napa to Bordeaux. And it isn't letting up anytime soon.
A federal jury convicted a former high-living wine collector of fraud Wednesday for using his Los Angeles home as a fake wine factory and running a counterfeit operation that prosecutors said victimized wine drinkers, collectors, and producers brought in from France to testify.
When the team at Cakebread Cellars broke ground on Suscol Vineyard, a wild undeveloped property just south of Napa, a female mountain lion and her cubs kept watch on the process from a nearby rocky perch.
Lambton County's first grape winery welcomes new regulations as long as they apply to all homegrown Ontario wines. Mark Alton, the owner of Alton Farms Estate Winery, has concerns if the rules only apply to VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) wines.
After two years of planning and debates with city officials, Steves Hardware co-owner Gary Menegon and his wife Roberta are eager to see progress on their application to develop a two-story commercial building at the corner of Main and Adams streets.
The Land Trust of Napa County has appointed Gary Van Dam and Michael Holcomb of Strong & Hayden Commercial Real Estate to represent The Land Trust in its search for a property to become its new headquarters.
In 1796, John James Dufour left his native Switzerland to seek a new life and opportunity in the United States. Less than a decade later, he opened the country's first successful winemaking business - in southeastern Indiana.