Giovanni Bigot, an agronomist and researcher from northeastern Italy's Friuli region, developed an intriguing 100-point scale for measuring the potential of vineyards to produce great and unique wines. The Bigot Index measures nine factors: overall production per plant, the amount of foliage, the foliage-to-fruit ratio, grape health, bunch formations, annual hydric stress, plant vigor, biodiversity in soils and the age of the vineyard.
Boston Beer founder Jim Koch sent a letter to several beer industry trade groups urging them to "wake up" and work together to "push back against this growing campaign." Koch calls for a unified opposition to lower excise taxes and greater retail availability for spirits-based RTDs.
The collaboration with glass manufacturer Encirc and leading industry research and technology body Glass Futures, used waste-based biofuel-powered furnaces to reduce the carbon footprint of the bottle-making process by up to 90%.
$75,000 of the brand's donation will be put towards the National Forest Foundation's Southern California Forest Fund to restore the health and vitality of Southern California's National Forests. The remaining $25,000 will plant 25,000 trees on California's Sierra National Forest.
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte (CV-CNF) and the Coopérative Régionale des Vins de Champagne - Champagne Castelnau (C.R.V.C.) have jointly decided to shift their merger plan to the end of December 2021. The execution date was originally scheduled to take place on June 24th, 2021.
A special auction will be held for bottle #11 of THE CHOP and NFT #11, a one-of-one offering in homage to the year that Yao Family Wines released its first vintage, and for the number Yao Ming wore during his NBA career. THE CHOP 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from a single barrel of wine from a single vineyard in the famed Rutherford District of Napa Valley.
"This is a huge milestone and one that I am exceptionally proud of," said Terry Sherwood. "I am deeply embedded in and committed to this community, and it's been a joy to watch the Willamette Valley wine country grow and evolve over the years."
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., the third largest non-alcoholic packaged beverage company in North America, has agreed to cut its use of virgin plastic for packaging by 20% by 2025. Keurig Dr Pepper used 208,000 metric tons of plastic packaging in 2018.
Together, they aimed to launch a massive project inside the Bank of America Tower, 110 N. Wacker Drive in the Loop, the tallest new office building constructed in Chicago in 30 years. At 17,200 square feet, the restaurant space was sure to be colossal, but other than that, details were scarce.
For the first time in 20 years, it's possible that the 1,400 irrigators who have farmed for generations on 225,000 acres (91,000 hectares) of reclaimed farmland will get no water at all - or so little that farming wouldn't be worth it.
English musician and long-term Italian resident Sting is opening his vineyard for a special visit with wine tastings as part of a fundraising drive to help American restaurateurs affected by the covid-19 crisis.