For retailer permits that were denied and returned, NHLC will send out a letter advising that the retailer may reapply. Those letters should go out late next week. For retail permits that are currently sitting at NHLC and the checks are less than 90 days old, NHLC will process the applications and approve.
According to Portugal's National Institute of Statistics, 68 percent of American visitors traveling to Portugal include gastronomy and wine tastings in their plans, and their numbers are growing dramatically. In 2016, 390,000 Americans visited Portugal; last year, 685,000 did. Tourism officials expect 822,000 this year.
Owner Ryan Harms more than doubled production at his Tualatin facility in the past two vintages, trailing only A to Z Wineworks in total production according to the PBJ. His winemaking team, spearheaded by New Orleans native JP Caldcleugh, rolled out 211,000 cases from the 2016 vintage. Last year, they crushed 448,000 cases worth of wine for their trio of brands, which are dominated by the exploding success of their entry-level Underwood tier.
Passalacqua isn't the only outside winemaker to have fallen in love. Bedrock, Carlisle, Arnot-Roberts, Scholium Project, Ferdinand and several other critically acclaimed wineries have vinified Lodi fruit, in some cases for many years, with beautiful results. Bedrock owns a vineyard in Victor, too, just across the street from Kirschenmann.
UK convenience retailer Spar has been reprimanded by the The Portman Group for "indirectly encouraging immoderate consumption" of alcohol by referring to its newly launched range of wines under the banner of "everyday wine".
Finely tuned shades and hues ranging from blush and coral to berry jam. Harbertson, a wine researcher at Washington State University Tri-Cities, has become an expert in the science of pink-esque pretty. He and graduate student Caroline Merrell conducted a study by tracking color changes that occur during fermentation and after the rosé is bottled. Published in Catalyst, a journal by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture, they found that sulfur dioxide management is an important factor in developing the color of rosé wine.
Riboli Family Wine Estates' Stella Rosa remains the largest player in the premium-plus segment, nearing 1.7 million cases on 28% growth last year. The brand, whose core portfolio includes Rosso, Moscato D'Asti, Peach, Pink, and Berry wines ($11-$12 a 750-ml.), now ranks among the U.S. market's top five imported wine brands overall, and is the only top-five brand priced above $10.
According to a report released today by analysts at leading fine wine investment company Cult Wines Ltd, fine wine's performance during periods of economic deterioration compares favorably to the performances of equities and gold during the same period, demonstrating distinct defensive qualities that can insulate investors from some of the risks inherent in an equity-based portfolio.
Probably the most amazing aspect of the terrifying experience, however, was the role that the vineyards played. With hundreds of fire personnel and first responders flying in from around the nation to help control the blazes, they discovered that, in many cases, the vineyards served as natural firebreaks.
Pol Roger Champagne has been confirmed as one of the wines served to hundreds of guests at the official lunch reception following the Royal Wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The five-year-old judging, which rebranded this year after its debut as Rosé Today, was orchestrated by Sonoma-based sommelier Debra Del Fiorentino. The 2018 competition generated 317 entries, signalling an increase of 37 percent, and included wines from Australia, France, Italy and Canada.
Despite a relatively youthful vintner culture, which began in the 1960s with table grapes, today's scene is prolific and world-class. About 41 wineries make up Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country, named for the two towns that serve as its anchors. The vineyards there - Osoyoos, located immediately above Washington state's border, is about 250 miles, or 4½ hours, from Vancouver - grow grapes for the Okanagan Valley's nearly 200 licensed wineries.
Chaotic police body-camera footage from last year's deadly wildfires in Northern California's wine country shows officers running door-to-door urging people to flee and rescuing elderly residents of a retirement community as flames bear down, according to a newspaper report Sunday.
Tourism was among the first segments of the county's economy to rebound after the recession. The lodging industry in particular has enjoyed eight years of growth, often amounting to double- digit gains from prior years.
"We're looking at increasing prices by 20 to 30 percent in pounds relative to the '11s," depending on brand, John Symington of Symington Family Estates, which owns labels including Graham's, Cockburn's, Dow's and Warre's, said at a presentation in London May 17. That would put retail prices per bottle "in the region of 80 pounds" ($108).
PG&E has been challenging a California law allowing private property owners to hold the utility 100 percent responsible for any losses caused by its equipment or power lines even if it didn't act negligently. Edison International, owner of the dominant utility in southern California, is also facing the prospect of multibillion-dollar payouts under the same law over a record-setting blaze near Los Angeles.
The marijuana industry is budding before our eyes, and investors who've been willing to take a chance on this still-illegal industry have probably been handsomely rewarded. Since the beginning of 2016, most pot stocks have rallied by a triple- or quadruple-digit percentage.