Rutherford grower Ted Hall of Long Meadow Ranch has been named the 2017 Napa Valley Grower of the Year. Hall will be honored for his contributions to the Napa Valley wine industry and the community on May 12 at the Napa Valley Grapegrowers 42nd Annual Dinner.
A bill that would allow cities to extend the hours its bars can serve alcohol passed the California Senate's Public Safety Committee - the furthest a bill of this kind has made it in the state legislature since Prohibition, according to its backers.
During the "Breaking Barriers" seminar at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle on Sunday morning, discussion raged about the right way to make syrah, the best sites for grenache and whether or not extended maceration for cabernet sauvignon is the future of winemaking. Most interesting to me was the assertion by Javier Alfonso, winemaker at Idilico and Pomum, that "Washington is more like central Spain than any other wine region."
In its 22th version, Catad'Or Wine Awards will recognize wines and spirits from South and North America. This is the most important wine competition in Chile and one of the most prestigious contests in Latin America.
The Sherlock Holmes of Burgundy, who went all around the world to unmask Rudy Kurniawan, the young and brilliant collector of vintage wines, today puts as much energy into ensuring the authenticity of his wines as into snaring counterfeiters.
After the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced a 65% initial allocation for those growing operations south of the Delta in the Central Valley of California, Western Growers' President and CEO Tom Nassif declared the allocation "defies logic." Particularly since the announcement follows another notice that other parts of the Central Valley would receive100% initial allocations.
A March 22 press conference that included state and national leaders in the immigration reform discussion was part of the Idaho Dairymen's Association's ongoing effort to elevate the issue and pressure congress to act.
Prosecutors say a federal judge in California has sentenced a man to 15 months in prison following his conspiracy conviction in the theft of more than $500,000 worth of wine from a famed Napa Valley restaurant.
"Wines in India have only started becoming popular in the last decade and even then knowledge is limited on grape varietals and flavours and complexities," wine professional Sonal Holland said. "As people learn more, they are also drinking wine more, which is very encouraging."
Bordeaux's top wine consultants give professional advice to hundreds of estates in the region and beyond, but how about going straight to the source? Here is a list of top consultants and the châteaux that they own.
From top designers and globe-trotting models to photographers bringing beauty to life, the world's most stylish have a serious taste for the vine and are, in many cases, doing double business duty in both worlds.