Shellshocked by an influential farm irrigation district's refusal to help pay for the Delta tunnels, advocates of the $17.1 billion project were scrambling Wednesday to salvage it or conjure up a Plan B.
New research predicts that an increase in the frequency and magnitude of wildfires will double the rates of sedimentation in one-third of the West's large watersheds, reducing reservoir storage and affecting water supplies.
The Wine Group, the third-largest wine marketer in the U.S. at 44 million cases, is best known for big-volume brands like Franzia and Cupcake, but the company is now carving out impressive growth at more premium price points with its celebratory-themed Chloe Wine Collection.
From her bolthole in McLaren Vale, where the first buds of spring are dotting the landscape with vibrant colour, Mary Hamilton is throwing metaphoric hand grenades. It's something she has been doing most of her life. As a budding student politician at the University of South Australia, she shunned the embedded party structure to run as an independent and be elected student president.
There's a better and uber-convenient way to sip wine while tailgating this football season. Or, while tearing up the bocce court. Or, while floating down the Russian River, which was the inspiration behind Sans Wine Co., a Napa Valley-based company that's elevating the wine-in-a-can trend.
VinExpo, the largest wine exhibition and promotion in the world, has launched a new section called VinExpo Explorer. VinExpo CEO Guillaume Deglise announced in Vienna, Austria recently that the 2018 event will come to Sonoma County for a two-day experience Sept. 23 to 25.
Results of a new online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults who recently visited California wine country were released on September 21, offering insights to wineries and local wine associations in understanding and enhancing the experience of visitors to wineries and regions.
Fine wine has surpassed classic cars, art and jewellery to become the world's best performing collectible, with values soaring 25 percent over the past 12 months, as buying picks up among wealthy Chinese.
"The competition for festivals is harder and harder every year," said Russ Novak, the event's brewery coordinator. "This year we put out a concerted effort, tried to get as many local breweries as we could."
Unbeknown to many, the UK wine industry makes a significant contribution to the UK economy, generating £9.1bn in total contribution to the public purse, employing 170,000 directly and a further 100,000 in the supply chain. And this isn't a new phenomenon; globally, the UK has played a central - but often overlooked - role in the world's wine industry from as far back as the Middle Ages, with British companies paving the way for the establishment of a truly vibrant and dynamic industry.