Solterra Strategies, a boutique public relations firm representing wineries in California's Central Coast, is pleased to share this update from several of its Paso winery clients now that Harvest 2018 has officially come to a close.
Food, beverage, and agribusiness industries could face significant changes to lease reporting requirements. Join Moss-Adams December 12 for a webcast addressing the Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 842 to discuss new revisions, requirements for disclosing information on leasing arrangements and more.
The San Diego County Vintners Association (SDCVA) released its economic impact report covering 2017. The report was written by independent economic analyst Vince Vasquez as an update to the 2016 analysis.
Applications for the CCTC will be accepted online from January 2, 2019, through January 21, 2019. The CCTC is available to businesses-regardless of size or industry-planning to add full-time jobs in California.
ZD Wines announced today that their newly renovated Vineyard View Tasting Room and Deck is now open. Wayne Leong of Leong Architects, in partnership with the deLeuze family, designed the new ZD Wines hospitality center that features a sleek, modern design that offers unobstructed views of the valley floor. The reception area, private lounge, and catering kitchen are the next renovation phases that are currently underway.
Luna Vineyards announced today the launch of a new wine series that has been in the works behind the scenes since 2014: The Winemaker's Reserve, a selection of four wines carefully crafted by its winemaker, Shawna Miller and winery President, Andre Crisp. The line is comprised of a 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, a 2017 Chardonnay, a 2017 Pinot Noir, and a 2016 Sangiovese.
After more than 50 years of focusing on mountain-grown wines from Napa Valley, the Chappellet family is excited to announce the debut of the new Chappellet Grower Collection. The Grower Collection is dedicated exclusively to cool-climate wines from Sonoma County, with an emphasis on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from some of the region's most acclaimed vineyards.
Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel, has partnered with prestigious Piper-Heidsieck to develop a limited edition Cuvée Reserve Champagne, Essentiel by Terranea. Debuting this month, only 2,500 bottles were crafted exclusively for Terranea, making the award-winning coastal resort only the second hotel property in North America (and only the fourth in the world) to offer a private Piper-Heidsieck wine.
Get ready for the next revolution: wine in a can. Perhaps inspired by the craft beer movement's willingness to use aluminum cans, the wine industry is following suit with a deluge of canned wines hitting the market. According to a 2018 Nielsen Report, the growth of canned wines has quickly eclipsed any other form of wine packaging. While glass bottles still command 73% of market share, canned wines and to a lesser extent, Tetra Pak wines, are showing extraordinary growth.
The House of Lustau, a leading producer of Sherry wines recognized for outstanding accolades, is introducing a new Amontillado to its Almacenista collection -- Amontillado del Castillo 1/38 from Almacenista Antonio Caballero y Sobrinos.
Introducing Frerejean Fréres, a new Champagne from the famed Taittinger Champagne family. Starting in 2017 the family brought these Champagnes to the U.S. via their own importing company, however, in November 2018 the family shifted gears and chose The Barterhouse, a boutique importer located in New York City for distribution in the state of New York.
A panel of grapegrowing pundits held court last week during the Napa Valley Grapegrowers' Rootstock trade show on the wisdom of relying so heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon. ... While a site may be better suited for growing grapes other than Cabernet, the economics for growers are clear
Basile Tesseron, manager of Château Lafon-Rochet, does not do half measures. In 2010, he converted his entire property to organic without having it certified. Last February, he brought everything screeching to a halt. Why? "Copper has its problems", he says. "It leaves residues in the soil that do not go away. As for the increased tractor usage, it leads to over-consumption of fuel. And ultimately, you have to accept crop losses".
Supporters of public broadcasting along the Gulf Coast staged the inaugural New Orleans International Wine Awards, and Pinot Noir producers from Oregon left a delicious impression with judges and at the public tasting that followed in the French Quarter. Iris Vineyards near Eugene, Ore., led entrants from the Pacific Northwest with four gold medals, including a unanimous double gold medal for its 2017 Chalice Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir. The other gold medals produced by Aaron Lieberman were for two examples of Chardonnay from the 2015 vintage and the 2015 Areté Pinot Noir.
Don Hagge turned his physics degree from University of California-Berkeley into a position with the Apollo space program, but his passion for Pinot Noir took off decades after the project's final mission.
Congress is expected to soon take up a disaster assistance bill to help agricultural producers in the Southeast U.S. devasted by the 2018 hurricanes. Five grower groups - California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG), Lake County Winegrape Commission, Lake County Farm Bureau, Mendocino County Farm Bureau, and Mendocino Winegrowers Inc. - sent letters to U.S. representatives from Northern California and other members of the California congressional delegation asking for the inclusion of California winegrape growers in the disaster assistance package.
Earlier this year, Lepeltier, managing partner at Racines in New York City, was one of 39 contestants from France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and the United States in the Meilleur Ouvriers de France
How do 2016, 2015, 2010, 2009 and 2005 stack up against each other in terms of style, character and pricing? Jane Anson draws on fresh figures and analysis to provide an overview of some of the key points to consider