The seven-decade-old company wants to consolidate two warehouses in Fairfield, one in Oakland and overflow space in Benicia into a 473,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center to be built at the 52-acre Solano Logistics Center project.
Vinitaly International is launching two innovative projects, Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) and Vinitaly International Importer Connect (VIIC), the latter still at its experimental phase. The two initiatives will be presented at this year's edition of Vinitaly USA at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.
Last year was the driest year on record. Vineyards didn't suffer because the mild weather eliminated the need for much water for frost protection so it was available for irrigation. Things could get much tighter if we don't get some significant rain, and none seems on the horizon.
A letter supposedly from a militant French farmers' group has warned winemakers not to sell to foreigners and cited the recent helicopter crash at Chateau de la Riviere - a link rubbished by the Bordeaux estate.
This week's extreme cold could mean you'll end up paying more for a bottle of wine. Winemakers in the Midwest, and across the country, could see multimillion-dollar losses in this year's growing season.