"The ongoing unresponsiveness of the wine and grape markets inclines us to think many wineries may hold grape growers to their contracted tons this year; if some overage does develop, it could get picked speculatively by growers, but
in many areas a certain percentage might get left out on the vine. Something else that will need to be taken into consideration when this decision gets made is storage availability .... This big inventory and slow grape market leads some to believe there will be fruit left on the vine in the Central Coast. It may be a challenge finding processing and storage space for any overage, and then a market for the bulk wine ... Volume indications for the Central
Valley as a whole remain average-plus
After nearly a month of picking, the 2018 North Coast grape harvest remains slow but steady because of cooler summer temperatures than past years, likely resulting in a crop that will not be wrapped up until the first week of November.
"China continues to be an important market for California wines, but tariffs put our products at a price disadvantage," said Robert P. "Bobby" Koch, President and CEO of Wine Institute. "We will continue our full slate of promotional activities there to engage Chinese consumers who are increasingly attracted to California wines. We are confident that the popularity of California wines will continue to grow."
Value for money is often a contentious topic of debate between wine producers, merchants and consumers. Buying the best wines from a region is one way to ensure quality, yet savvier collectors might want to consider how much it costs on average to access the best wines of a region, in order to maximize value for money
The aerial intelligence company had promising beginnings, with backing from prominent investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Google's GV and Kleiner Perkins. Over its seven-year stint, it entertained a burst of fame during the "pre-AI boom." In the the past year it acquired a Paris-based Redbird and hired a new executive team in order to expand more globally ...
Villa Matilde is known for producing premium quality classic Campania wines. Founded in 1961 by Francesco Avallone, the estate is recognized as a pioneer in the region for having revived the ancient Falerno grapes, wiped out by phylloxera in the late 1800s.
LaVarnway joins L'Ecole from Dunham Cellars where she served as the hospitality and events manager for more than three years. Prior to that, she held hospitality management positions at both Pepper Bridge Winery & Charles Smith Wines / K Vintners. She began her wine industry career at Waterbrook Winery in 2010.
Mt. Beautiful USA, the import, sales and marketing company owned by Mt. Beautiful New Zealand, welcomes its new National Sales Manager Karl Ziegler along with a new partnership with Aurora Wine & Spirits.
It has been a complicated growing season in Bordeaux in 2018, but many winemakers have been able to banish memories of the devastating 2017 frost and plenty of sunshine hours in recent weeks are giving rise to optimism.
Haley Moore has managed to do what was once unheard of in the restaurant industry: She's held onto the same management position through the births of two sons and two 12-week maternity leaves. And she leaves work in San Francisco each night at 7:30 p.m., right in the middle of restaurant service, so she can tuck the boys in at home in Orinda.
On Oct. 12, McKenzie Vineyards and Winery will host a ribbon-cutting for its new tasting room at 20 W. Elm St. in downtown Lodi. From there, the tasting room will be open Friday through Sunday. The tasting room had a soft opening last weekend and currently is open on Saturdays and Sundays.
Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company's Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer
A new study has for the first time comprehensively accounted for permafrost carbon release when estimating emission budgets for climate targets. The results show that the world might be closer to exceeding the budget for the long-term target of the Paris climate agreement than previously thought