Preliminary results from the California Grape Crush Report, released by the California Agricultural Statistics service show another year of record winegrape harvests, indicating 4.23 million tons of winegrapes were crushed, up 5 percent from 2012's 4.01 million tons.
New York storage would require the creation of warehouses that do not currently exist. Nearly 80% of the 235 New York-licensed wine and spirits wholesalers now operate from New Jersey warehouses. Thus, the impact would be immense
In the 4½ years since the Great Recession ended, millions of Americans who have gone without jobs or raises have found themselves wondering something about the economic recovery: Is this as good as it gets?
The bulk wine and grape market for 2014 is already pretty active, and Clements said that possibly could be explained by the industry-wide concern over drought. Despite the recent rains, the 2014 and 2015 harvest could be at risk from drought, and producers may be locking in supply now.
"Consumer demand for California wine is strong. After short crops in 2010 and 2011, growers delivered two remarkable vintages, with record-sized harvests and exceptional quality," said Heidi Scheid, chair of the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG).
In its annual public policy agenda, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) highlighted the sales tax bill and data privacy regulations as among the industry's most important agenda items for 2014
Winemaker Eric Glomski says people's perceptions of Arizona are "based on seeing Looney Tunes, the Road Runner and Coyote." Think vast stretches of desert with the occasional cactus and Acme anvil. But Arizona, he says, "is much more than desert."
As head of American B.D., a wine wholesaler based in Glen Rock, Opici established the earliest pipeline connecting New Jersey to avant-garde winemakers on the West Coast determined to give Europe a run for its money.
The Pennsylvania Wine Society was kind enough to have me speak at its Wine Excellence XII tasting in Harrisburg last month. Here are five observations about regional wine that are most striking a little more than a month into 2014.
The Phillips brothers also have shown that cabernet sauvignon does indeed deserve a place in Lodi. One of their two most expensive wines is their Rapture cabernet sauvignon ($59), the jammy yet spirited 2011 version of which scored a rare double-gold medal at last fall's Houston competition