now that word of the spurned approach has leaked out, pressure will be on Brown-Forman, even if its minority shareholders don't have much say in the matter. The Class B non-voting shares tanked more than 3 percent Tuesday
The Wine Industry Technology Symposium (WITS), the only conference focused on successfully deploying technology solutions in the wine industry, is pleased to announce Retail Realm as the Platinum Sponsor for the 2017 conference.
Sonoma County wants to help raise $2 million over the next three years to expand legal services for residents facing possible deportation - a move government leaders hope can alleviate widespread fear among those who are undocumented about the immigration policies of President Donald Trump's administration.
The bill would allow licensed beer distributors and importing distributors, known as wholesalers, to purchase a permit to sell unlimited quantities of wine and liquor. Beer distributor warehouses, which already sell beer in quantities ranging from single bottles to kegs, would essentially become one-stop shops for alcohol under the legislation.
Two Purdue University agriculture-based startups each have received $50,000 investments from the Purdue Ag-celerator, a plant sciences innovation fund operated by Purdue Ventures, the capital access arm of the Purdue Foundry, with assistance from the Purdue College of Agriculture, Purdue Research Foundation's Office of Technology Commercialization and the agricultural industry.
In a significant realignment calculated to accelerate growth across seven key states, Excelsior Wines, North America's largest importer of South American wines, confirms a strategic new partnership with Young's Market Company. Effective June 1, Young's Market Company assumes exclusive distribution rights for Excelsior Wines in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
On May 22, Vya Sweet Vermouth was honored with the Vermouth Trophy at the 2017 International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London, an award which highlights its recipient as the best of all vermouths at the competition. Vya brand vermouths are produced by Quady Winery in Madera, California, and are considered by some to be the US's first American craft vermouth.
At a recent lunch at New York's celebrated Le Coucou, Chris and Thea Upchurch, founders and owners of Upchurch Vineyard, introduced their Cabernet Sauvignon to a group of restaurant, hospitality and media guests. Le Coucou received the 2017 James Beard Award for "Best New Restaurant". Chef Daniel Rose crafted a signature three-course menu ideally suited to the nuances of Upchurch's award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State's renowned Red Mountain AVA.
After graduating with a degree in agricultural economics and business management from the University of California, Davis, Caplan joined Frieda's full time. Learning the business from the ground up, she worked in nearly every department at the company before being promoted to president and CEO. In 1990 Caplan and her sister purchased the specialty produce company from their mother.
Philippe said the opportunity to work with the soils and varietals of Amador was too good to pass up. His team includes Director of Winemaking Maayan Koschitzky and Assistant Winemakers Meghan Zobeck and Marie Laure Ammons.
It all started one afternoon in a small Georgia town. After going to the grocery store to pick up a few bottles of wine for a party, Tami Fricks soon realized that she had no idea how differentiate between good or bad wine.
The Bethesda, Maryland-based company is taking over the leases for liquor store Goody Goody in Humble and the Copperfield Village Shopping Center, company representatives confirmed in emails. It's the seventh and eighth Houston-area stores for Total Wine, which is emerging as the fastest-growing new competitor in the Bayou City.
Do you think South Africa is a country that is good at making bulk wines, but that when it comes to quality and personality falls short? Then it's time to wake up. Now! You are missing a lot of exciting and very original wines.
The fastest growth in the category seems to be in the last three years, with almost every winery that has a tasting room making at least a small amount of rosé, and many making a lot of it. Rosé has been around for decades, but great rosé is a recent phenomenon. Today, it has reached a pinnacle of quality that is hard to describe.
As Napa-based Top It Off Bottling was moving into a 112,400-square-foot new facility, it inked a fast-closing deal to combine with Napa Barrel Care, effective May 1. The barrel warehouser's founder, Mike Blom, became a partner in Top It Off and director of barrel operations, according to Michael Glavin, founder and president.
Pioneering winemaker Fred Brander is being honored as Vintner of the Year at the Feb. 17, 2018, Santa Barbara Wine Auction. The biennial auction is a benefit for Direct Relief and is coordinated in part by the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation. The foundation is the charitable arm of the Buellton-based trade association Santa Barbara Vintners.
Opponents have mobilized to try to convince Gov. Rick Scott to veto a bill that would a repeal a decades-old law requiring hard spirits to be sold in separate facilities from groceries and other goods --- an issue that has become known as the "liquor wall."
More and different types of wines from Israel are making their way gradually onto the shelves of Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), but these often award-winning products still suffer from an image problem.
Gov. Jerry Brown reinserted $15.4 million into his budget proposal for high school FFA and career technical programs after parents, students and other advocates took to social media to rally support for the programs.
Last Friday, Randy Caporoso with the Lodi Winegrape Commission led a panel discussion and blind tasting with noted wine educators and scribes Fred Swan and Deborah Parker Wong before an audience of winemakers, growers and wine enthusiasts at Wine & Roses in Lodi. The event helped kick off the 13th annual ZinFest, which took place Saturday at Lodi Lake.
The luxurious taste of caviar has been a part of Jordan Vineyard & Winery's elegant hospitality for decades, and the French-inspired wine producer's connection to this culinary delicacy reaches new heights this month with the launch of the Jordan Chef's Reserve Caviar by Tsar Nicoulai
As winter gives way to spring, the warmer weather ushers in wine festivals across the country, where vendors stock their booths and hoist their banners to offer the latest vintages to consumers. Sundresses and khaki shorts parade around the maze of tables to taste the latest offerings.
Heavy drinking can lead to liver disease, but a new study suggests that it's not just the alcohol that damages the liver - fungi that commonly live in the human gut appear to contribute to the disease as well
Representing a $252.6 billion beer industry is The Beer Institute. Formulating public policy and incorporating over 4,000 brewers across America, it has become a lucrative industry, creating thousands of jobs and providing economic growth