"I'm excited about my new life," Bruce Cohn, 67, told winebusiness.com. "I'm keeping my sleeves rolled up and my nose to the grindstone, but I'm going to have a different life than I've had for the last 40 years."
After my visit here, I believe that China may be more advanced now in using social media for marketing purposes than the U.S. Interestingly, when I asked her how they calculated return on investment for social media activities, she responded, "Social media builds brands people love, not driving sales so we don't calculate ROI."
Whether as a candidate for dairy princess as a Petaluma High School student, traveling the country for six years giving tours of livestock barns or serving as national secretary for American Agri-Women, Lynn Figone has always been an advocate for the agricultural industry. Even her license plate identifies her passion: TLK4AG.
Sonoma State University president Ruben Armiñana announced that its Wine Business Institute will have a new permanent home on campus in the former University Commons building, which was recently vacated with the opening of SSU's new Student Center.
California's worst drought in nearly four decades may make even water transfers virtually impossible because of poor runoff into bone-dry reservoirs. Irrigation districts throughout the state are telling their customers to brace for little or no state or federal water deliveries.
The festival at Watkins Glen International will kick off July 11 with the Yancey's Fancy Launch of the Lakes, a toga party that costs $20. It includes wine and cheese samples, concessions, live music and fireworks.
For the average wine drinker, however, I see far more good wine available at stable prices than ever in 2014. With so much competition now offered by quality South American wineries, especially Argentina, Chile, and, now, Uruguay, producers in Spain, Italy, Australia and New Zealand will be forced to keep prices down.