How do you know if the compensation at your winery is competitive with other wineries? Wine Business Monthly and Western Management Group will present the latest overall salary trends in the wine industry at the Central Coast Wine Industry Salary Survey Session at WiVi Central Coast, taking place in March in Paso Robles.
The Wine Market Council studies U.S. wine consumers and has begun to focus on the differences between people who buy high-end wines - defined as wines on sale for more than $20 - and those who don't. Gillespie says $20 is the true demarcation line for high-end buyers, because "the same people who are buying wines over $20 are the people buying wines over $30, over $50, over $100."
The North Coast needs an additional foot of rain between now and May just to get back to drought conditions seen in 1977, and even then Lake Mendocino could still go bone dry by autumn for the first time in recorded history, water officials said Tuesday.
Still, the action highlights the growing interest on Capitol Hill in trying to do something about the water shortage, a potentially hot issue in this year's elections. Democratic lawmakers are calling for hearings and hurriedly drafting legislation of their own
Growing grapes is a challenge no matter where a vineyard is planted. But when you try to grow grapes in a region that hasn't been able to grow them previously, the normal challenges of diseases, pests and vagaries of the weather are compounded by a lack of knowledge about cultural practices for the varieties that can potentially survive in that region.
The NWGIC, an alliance between Charles Sturt University (CSU), the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and the NSW Wine Industry Association, has secured the funding from the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC)
The Indiana Beverage Alliance, which represents Budweiser distributors, hoped to derail federal court cases by Monarch, the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and the Convenience Store Association with Senate Bill 415, which stated that if any portion of the Indiana code on alcohol is found to be invalid, the rest shall be interpreted to limit, rather than expand, commerce in that industry
The brief session was a warm-up for the council's regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Vintage Hall, when the council will hear more public comment and could rescind the controversial regulations in response to a successful petition drive
The emergency has become a disruption to everyday life in Willits, a Mendocino County locale known as the final resting place of the racehorse Seabiscuit. City leaders have banned lawn watering and car washing, mandated all residents cut water use dramatically and asked restaurants to serve the precious resource only upon request and to conserve, such as by using paper plates
California's state Fish and Game Commission approved closures of dozens of rivers and streams in an attempt to protect threatened salmon and steelhead trout. Scientists are worried the drought may push Coho salmon to extinction