"This recognition affirms my idea that the growing conditions at Del Rio Vineyard are well suited for the Cabernet Sauvignon. You know that the variety has found a sense of place or terroir when consistency is achieved through several vintages."
Kentucky's post-Prohibition era ban on wine and liquor at grocery stores is constitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, saying the state has every right to restrict the sales, "just as a parent can reduce a child's access to liquor."
The fourth annual technical conference, focused on the 2013 vintage, is being held by Oakland-based Fruition Sciences from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., followed by a wine tasting on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the Westin Verasa, Napa, 1314 Mckinstry St., Napa
Last weekend the St. Helena Agricultural Boosters and the St. Helena High School agriculture department hosted a Future Farmers of America (FFA) Vine Pruning Contest in the Napa Valley. Thirteen schools from across the state were represented with 52 students participating.
The report will include winery financial performance from 2013, bottle pricing expectations for 2014, forecast of consumer demand and sales growth rate for fine wine producers, wine inventory positions and more.
Last December, Jackson Family Wines announced they had acquired the Yverdon Vineyard and Winery in the Spring Mountain District AVA from Terra Valentine owners Angus and Margaret Wurtle. The purchase included the 77-acre property, with the vineyard, winery and villa.
The South Australian government is expanding the development of a world-leading soil DNA testing system to help protect our grapevines which are an integral part of the state's $1.8 billion wine industry.
The university now is seeking matching funds from the state for the winery, which will be the first of three phases of the effort to teach students how to make and bottle wine, The Columbia Missourian reported.
In a live broadcast from SVB TV studios. Rob McMillan, founder of Silicon Valley Bank's wine division and author of the report, will be joined by Paul Mabray of VinTank, Mario Zepponi, Principal at Zepponi & Company, and Glenn Proctor, Partner at the Ciatti Company
How bad is it? Some of the growing regions in Napa Valley got less rain than Las Vegas. Paso Robles, on the California Central Coast, got 1.92 inches of rain in 2013 instead of the average 12.78, according to the National Weather Service. By comparison, Death Valley got 2.17 inches.