David Trone, the Total Wine & More president and co-owner discusses a host of recent and future initiatives intended to educate and engage the retail chain's customers while upgrading the in-store experience
Harvard Management Company, the in-house management firm that oversees the University's $32.7 billion endowment, has continued its strategy of investing in natural resources by purchasing millions of dollars' worth of vineyard land in central California, according to University tax filings and recent reports of purchases in the region
Amid California's deep drought, calls for strengthening groundwater management have gotten louder as water supplies have become tighter. Water experts say they anticipate policy debates on groundwater will pick up speed in coming weeks, and representatives from the California Farm Bureau Federation urged farmers and ranchers around the state to pay attention to the discussions
This investment builds on previous support of $2 million provided to BCWGC under the Developing Innovative Agri-Products (DIAP) initiative, for a project to help improve irrigation and nutrient management to achieve the highest vine and fruit quality
When completed, the Wine Science Center will be the center of research and education for the state wine industry. It is being built by the city of Richland on land donated by the Port of Benton. When it is finished, the land and building will be given to the university.
When it comes to making wine, water is the most crucial element second only to the grapes. In the heart of Sonoma County a team of experts at Frei Brothers Reserve, a sustainable vineyard and winery, has challenged themselves to ask the question: How can we do more to use less water?
A fine wine collector has filed a lawsuit against Antique Wine Co (AWC) in the US city of Atlanta, alleging that two bottles of Chateau d'Yquem, 12 bottles of Lafite Rothschild and one six-litre methuselah of Chateau Margaux that he bought from the firm are all counterfeit.
The Wine Industry Foundation went to work and was awarded funds from the Washington State Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The grant focused on impacts to the environment, the community infrastructure and the high costs to wineries.
Six months after the release of the PaperBoy paper wine bottle, an innovation by Truett-Hurst Inc. of Healdsburg, California, sales and environmental outcomes are compelling indicators that the cutting edge technology will become mainstream.
Pahlmeyer unveils the debut vintage of Jayson Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, the first 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon to be released into the market in the winery's history. The Jayson portfolio is the second label of Pahlmeyer. The Jayson line honors its namesake Jayson Pahlmeyer with wines that express his unquenchable desire for excellence in artisanal winemaking.
From the Montreal Gazette - Anyone looking to holiday in a California wine region with all the sophistication of Napa and Sonoma without their crowds-and prices-should consider a visit to Paso Robles, a small coastal city, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Especially this year as Paso Robles celebrates its Quasquicentennial, or 125th anniversary.
Some of the wine world's big names have been farming biodynamically for years: Domaine Romanée Conti, M. Chapoutier, and Boisset to name a few. Yet, one of my favorite biodynamic farmers is the humble Olivier Humbrecht of Alsace's Domaine Zind Humbrecht. His insights, as well as his command of the facts, make him a compelling minister of biodynamic wine farming.
Plaintiffs who succeeded in voiding New Jersey's ban on direct shipments of wine to consumers from out-of-state vineyards have been awarded $574,925 in counsel fees. New Jersey wine consumers and a California winery claimed in Freeman v. Fischer that the law violated the federal Commerce Clause. The case went to the Third Circuit and back and prompted the Legislature to amend the law.
There's an idea, articulated to me a few weeks ago in Oregon wine country, about the trajectory of the sustainability movement in the state of Oregon. "It goes back a long ways, actually to the Oregon Trail in the 1840s and 1850s," said Alex Sokol Blosser at his family's winery in Dundee. "People arrived in Boise BZ NaN%, Idaho and they had a decision to make. They could either go north or south, to Alaska or California, where the gold rushes were going on. Or they could go straight ahead into Oregon, where they'd live their humdrum life, get 600 acres for free, and farm. It was a lightbulb moment. It was also a lifestyle decision."
A recent study by the University of Reims suggests that it might be better to do so because champagne served at 64F (18C) is likely to form more bubbles. Personally, I prefer mine chilled. But there are a few more myths out there just waiting to be busted…
On April 10th a British private-equity firm, CVC Capital, won the backing of Deoleo's board after making the highest offer, valuing it at €439m ($607m). But given the controversy over selling to foreigners, two of the four would-be sellers now look like keeping their stakes. CVC will end up owning 30% of Deoleo but will later seek to buy the rest.