Napa County Superior Court will consider whether Bremer Family Winery is a recalcitrant, rule-breaking rogue winery or the victim of a bad rap. The county accuses the winery of doing everything from producing too much wine to having too many visitors.
The Bremer situation brings together such hot-button wine country issues as code enforcement, tourism-and-hospitality intensity and the environment.
"A continuing public nuisance" is how county court filings describe alleged Bremer Family Winery rule-breaking
WSWA outlined the key components of effective cannabis market regulation, similar to those governing beverage alcohol. These include:
A minimum age of 21 for purchase, possession and use, along with penalties for providing cannabis to minors;
Establishment of Driving Under the Influence impaired driving standards;
Licensing of producers, processors, distributors and retailers; Policies to prevent vertical monopoly/integration;
Hours and days of sale parity with beverage alcohol;
Tax collection and enforcement; Measures to prevent diversion of cannabis to other states;
Restrictions on sale/common carrier delivery;
Labeling requirements that include potency and health requirements;
Testing of formulas to ensure product purity and consistency;
Advertising restrictions designed to discourage underage access and promote responsible consumption;
Restrictions on health claims on packaging;
Establishment of a designated agency overseeing cannabis industry regulation in each state;
Penalties for licensee violations on par with the state's alcohol regulations;
and Regulations that ensure all products in market can be tracked/traced to source processor/producer.
Triangle Wine Experience and Vinventions, together with wine lovers throughout central North Carolina, are proud to announce the donation of $100,000 to the community foundations of Napa Valley and Sonoma County in support of California wildfire relief.
The craft beers and spirits industries have been expanding in the North Bay, evidenced by established makers' opening new locations, old favorites' introducing new recipes, and plans being made for the future
The marketplace for vineyard and winery acquisitions in Australia has reached a point where there is renewed and, in some cases, substantial competition, writes Stephen Strachan in his annual review of this market for the Wine & Viticulture Journal.
As harvest ends this September, Sicilian producer Stemmari will introduce a new wine to its portfolio, Hedonis Riserva. The wine exemplifies the rich history of Nero d'Avola, Sicily's signature grape that was introduced to the island by the Greeks in the 6th century.
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has announced an exclusive multi-year contract with Cirque du Soleil as the first ever official Champagne partner of its touring shows throughout the USA and Canada. The partnership will begin in September 2018 with the premiere of VOLTA™ in Redmond, Wash. and will continue through December 2020.
"You can get whiskey online and all you'll see is a bottle," said Strable, who launched a new bi-monthly whiskey subscription club earlier this year. "You don't hear the story behind the whiskey. We wanted to do it better and build an entire experience."
Sam Sebastiani, enjoying a new life and future at 77, has taken over land owned by his family since the 1970s and is converting about 60 acres from hay production to pinot noir grapes. He has dedicated 20 acres to the Watmaugh strawberry patch, and five acres to what he is calling the "Bird Nest Sanctuary" on this precious Carneros region land
Layla Fanucci's emails and messages to Google went unanswered for weeks, while between 30 and 50 harassing comments kept getting posted. When Google did finally respond to her via email, the tech giant said the comments do not violate their review guidelines and suggested Layla "have a great day."
According to the report, the number of bonded wineries in the state grew from 73 in 2011 to 116 in 2016. In contrast, the state had just 31 wineries in 2001. Hoosier wineries produced almost 2.4 million gallons of wine in 2016.
On the so-called milla de oro (golden mile) of Ribera del Duero, along the Ruta Nacional 122 between Peñafiel and Quintanilla de Onésimo, you'll find some of the region's most important names: Vega Sicilia, Arzuaga, Matarromera, Alión and others that are directly responsible for the fame of Ribera