Riesling and white Rhone varieties thrive in the high-elevation, long-season viticulture of Idaho's Snake River Valley, but two of the state's largest wineries have proven Pinot Gris can succeed at 2,800 feet.
The governor also said he will nominate Pennsylvania Superior Court President Judge Correale F. Stevens to fill the vacancy on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Sean Logan to the Turnpike Commission and Gladys M. Brown to the Public Utility Commission.
Scientists investigating mechanical thinning of grape crops to cut costs and improve profitability stumbled across an unexpected benefit, wine industry representatives learnt at a Grape Days seminar in Blenheim last week.
"I believe that taste-wise it is exactly the same wine," Hallden told the Livets Goda wine magazine. "Systembolaget, on the other hand, believes that the wine that has been delivered to the stores is much better than that which won the tender in the beginning of the year."
"We will continue supporting Wine Institute's work with policymakers and regulators in communicating our industry's significant contributions to the economic vitality of California and U.S., and keep our members informed of the changing regulatory landscape."
A statewide group of fishing, environmental and farming groups says it plans to sue to stop the Delta Plan, which lays the groundwork for Gov. Jerry Brown's twin tunnels to shunt Sacramento River water away from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Christina Grdovic was recognized at Friday's Aspen Chamber Resort Association luncheon for her 16 years of contributions to the festival, and for her promotion in April to vice president of Food & Wine magazine.
They call this the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, but personally I like to reverse that and begin with the wines. So, today, my agenda begins with the wine seminars and then turns to the myriad bottles in the Grand Tasting Tent.
Our U.S. business started out very strong in January and into the middle of February. Then it bounced around in late February, March and into April. May turned out to be the record shipment month in the history of our company