Torrid weather from El Niño in South America to frost and hail in France means that the world will produce millions fewer bottles of wine in 2016, the International Organisation for Vine & Wine has predicted.
Calls are mounting for the IRS to clarify that rebates, such as those doled out for water conservation measures, should not be taxed as income, writes San Clemente mayor Bob Baker and Long Beach Water Department's Water Commission board president Art Levine.
Now in its third generation, Heitz Wine Cellars has helped define modern-day Napa Valley. Founded in 1961 by the late Joe and Alice Heitz, Alice, the winery has built a reputation for producing world-class wines of distinction, including one of Napa's benchmark cabernet sauvignons, the Martha's Vineyard, a wine that James Laube from the Wine Spectator has referred to as one of California's "grands crus."
The cream of the Spanish wine industry turned out in force on Monday for the International Wine Challenge's (IWC) inaugural Spanish Wine Merchant awards, with over 200 guests attending the awards dinner in the surrounds of one of Madrid's most famous buildings, Casino de Madrid.
Romania's wine production has increased by 37% this year to 4.8 million hectoliters, after two years of consecutive declines, according to estimates of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV).
The figures all indicate that the total on-trade Great Britain wine market is continuing to shrink, albeit at a slower pace. The total GB on-trade is made up of over 124,000 outlets, with volume sales down 2.5% and value sales down 0.5%.
Winegrape harvest is going well in the Temecula area of Riverside County, east of San Diego. Ben Drake, president of Drake Enterprises, Inc., a vineyard and avocado grove management company there, summarized this year's winegrape harvest. "We're doing real well," said Drake, who is also a grower board member of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).