McWilliam's, which has been operating for nearly 150 years and been led by six generations of the McWilliam family, appointed voluntary administrators from KPMG in January after battling inadequate cash flows and a long history of trading losses.
"Remi has all the qualities and more to take us to the next evolutionary step, particularly during a challenging time in the wine business. Her adaptability to the changing demographic and cultural landscape will guide the winery into the future with a steady hand at the helm."
In the end, the Sangiacomo 2018 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast slipped ahead of the Papapietro Perry 2017 pinot by two votes, winning the Best of the Best award along with the Best of Show White and Best of Sonoma County.
Rabinoff, who was previously Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Enovation Brands, has spent his entire career within the alcohol space, including 26 years in sales at Don Sebastiani & Sons, most recently as Senior Vice President of Sales; National Sales Manager.
Rogue Valley has experienced incredible growth over the last 20 years and 2Hawk Vineyard and Winery continues to be a part of that. The expansion of the region is heavily due to vineyard acreage that has been contracted by large producers from the Willamette Valley and elsewhere who are attracted to the warmer temperatures, the cost and availability of land, and the availability of irrigation water. There has also been an influx of new producers and capital from outside the area and both have greatly helped in the development of top-quality Rogue Valley wines.
As part of the new strategic alliance, NAPA VALLEY WINE ACADEMY obtains the US-nationwide exclusive permission to promote and offer the Council's study program and advise students on the program options.
A new project to help Australia's winemaking industry understand and respond to the impact of taint from bushfire smoke, which includes research from the University of Adelaide, has received $950,000 in Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) funding from the Federal Government.
CADE Estate and 13th Vineyard by CADE are nestled on the dramatic slopes of Napa's famed Howell Mountain, far above the fog line at an elevation of over 1,800 feet. Transformative sweeping views, warm twilight air, and highly sought-after wines by praised Winemaker Danielle Cyrot make these two estates the perfect venues for sunset viewings.
The awards were announced in a virtual ceremony because of the pandemic. The focus was held on the quality of wine tourism by more than 1,500 wineries around the world. The juries make a choice from those they consider to be the best 50. In addition to evaluating the wines, the entire experience is examined: tours, tasting, ambiance, wine, food, staff, view, value for money, reputation, and accessibility.
The early pioneers of Texas grape growers, Reddy Vineyards, has paved the way for the Texas wine industry once again. Dr. Vijay and Subada Reddy, along with their son Akhil Reddy, have bottled their family's passion for fine wine grapes and the Texas High Plains, under their estate label Reddy Vineyards, using 100% Texas-grown fruit. And, this August, Reddy Vineyards is introducing nine new wines and two new vintages to their portfolio.
ONX created virtual tasting kits and packaged 'At Home' presentations and had a strong response from the first introduction. Since launching, they've sold close to 2,000 kits, virtual Zoom experiences, and are developing additional in-home experiences for their consumers in the future.
Mail deliveries could be delayed by a day or more under cost-cutting efforts being imposed by the new postmaster general. The plan eliminates overtime for hundreds of thousands of postal workers and says employees must adopt a "different mindset" to ensure the Postal Service's survival during the coronavirus pandemic