Napa County's grapegrowers are working to shield their early-waking vineyards from an extended frost threat, while coping with a lack of rainfall during what are typically the wettest months of the year. Pushed by weeks of abnormally warm weather, vineyards in the southern Carneros region have begun to stir weeks before the typical onset of bud break - the appearance of shoots that will eventually yield grapes.
Wine industry professionals are invited to taste the finest releases from the 31st edition of the world's premier guide to Italian wines, with Gambero Rosso's annual U.S. Tour, kicking off next week in Chicago. This year, Gambero Rosso brings its Tre Bicchieri tasting to four U.S. cities.
Chilly temperatures are in the forecast for Paso Robles, according to Weather Underground. Daytime temperatures are expected to range from the mid-to-upper 50s and lower 60s, and nighttime lows are expected to dip as low as 26-degrees. There is currently a 34-percent chance of rain happening in Paso Robles on Thursday.
Below-freezing temperatures that can damage Sonoma County's $575 million grape crop before it even develops are prompting some growers to launch an unusually early campaign to protect their vineyards from frost.
This acquisition basically doubles API's presence in the packaging industry in North America. It means API has new North American capacity and capabilities in the decorative packaging market. For companies in North America looking for an edge in packaging through laminates, foils, and holograms, this is an important development
The Oregon Chardonnay Celebration (formally the Oregon Chardonnay Symposium) will take place this Saturday, Feb. 24 in the heart of the Willamette Valley, a leading wine growing region with over 20,000 acres of planted grape vineyards, sitting less than an hour south of Portland
Evidence suggests that sipping wine may be good for your colon and heart, possibly because of the beverage's abundant and structurally diverse polyphenols. Now researchers report that wine polyphenols might also be good for your oral health
Anaba Wines' new buildings are located at 60 Bonneau Road (at highways 121 and 116) where a 120-year-old farm house presently serves as Anaba's tasting room and administrative offices. The farmhouse will remain a part of the hospitality center.
Woman-Owned Wineries of Sonoma County (wowsonoma.com) lists more than 40 producers who meet the criteria of being located in (or sourcing their fruit from) Sonoma County and having a female-identifying owner
A Napa Valley local has solved a common problem for women who love wine: when bringing a couple of bottles to girl's night, dinner or events, what does one transport them in? After failing to find a solution that was both fashionable and functional, Napa Valley vintner Rachel Stellareese Davies went about designing her own line of stylish wine carriers, named the Stellareese Collection
Let me take a wild guess here and say your favorite European wine country is France. Okay, fine, there's also a good chance it's Italy. Or you could be one of those people who say Spain but probably not. I have a heavy handful of euros I'm too lazy to get exchanged betting that none of you thought, "Ooh! The Czech Republic!" Although I'm also willing to bet that same hand that you may be saying it soon because some of the most exciting wines in the world are coming from Central European countries.
Thirty years on, Kermit Lynch says some of his pessimism may have been misplaced. The values he espoused then, when he seemed like a voice in the wilderness, have been adopted by a new generation of winemakers and drinkers.