The statewide expansion of wine grape acreage has seen a parallel increase in the incidence of virus diseases affecting the overall growth and sustainability of Washington's grape and wine industry. As solutions are found for select virus diseases, previously unrecognized diseases such as Grapevine red blotch are emerging that could derail the industry's growth trajectory.
AgroThermal Systems announced results from the company's 2013 trial programs involving eight cultivars from 12 trial blocks in California, Oregon and New Zealand where Thermal Plant Treatment was applied to vineyard blocks throughout the growing season.
Grape-growing regions are shifting north. Warmer weather due to climate change will expand grape production in England, China, Russia and Scandinavia by mid-century, The New York Times reports. At the same time, some fear increasing heat may hurt established wine regions in Bordeaux, Tuscany and Spain.
While there's an accent in Jon Bonné's name, he doesn't prefer one in his wines. His new utterly-compelling book "The New California Wine: A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Wine Revolution" (Ten Speed Press) can be read as a fight against what he calls Big Flavor: the over-ripe wines that obliterate sense of place or nuance that first came into style in the 1990s.
When it comes to marijuana tourism, there could be a lot of profit to go around. Colorado is already a major tourism destination: In 2012, the state made nearly $17 billion from a record 60 million visitors.
A transport truck carrying a load of Casillero del Diablo red and white wine crashed through a centre median of a southern B.C. highway and hit another truck loaded with pulp at about 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Duane Lujan, owner of Wine-Crafters & Homebrew Supplies, 625 Paonia St., has been in the wine kit and brewing business since 1996. Back then, he mostly sold beer-brewing ingredients and equipment. It wasn't long before he added winemaking equipment and kits.
Diageo PLC., Spirits and alcoholic beverage giant, recently stated that it has organized a new partnership with Combs Wine & Spirits, a privately owned premium spirits and wine business founded by rapper and entrepreneur Sean Diddy Combs, for the attainment of the tequila brand DeLeón.
When the Kemp family launched a winery on the site of their Hawks View Vineyard (planted in the Chehalem Mountains in 1991) in 2007, they included some unusual wines in their Hawks View Cellars portfolio: Washington cabernet sauvignon and merlot, and California pinot noir and syrah.
The new contract is expected to yield up to $450 million in revenue over the next 10 years. The additional revenue will be due to a lower-cost wholesale distribution deal, according to a release from the LePage administration
The study, which sets the stage for debate during the 2014 Legislature, underscores winners and losers in a container-deposit system and already has pushed advocates and critics into well-drawn corners