The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has requested the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exempt winegrapes from its produce safety rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and place them on a list of produce commodities rarely consumed raw. The action would exempt growers and wineries from having to comply with unnecessary and burdensome requirements and paperwork under the rule.
Steve Lamoureux, senior vice president of product innovation for globally recognized consumer-insights firm The Nielsen Co., will reveal the results of the study Aug. 16 at the Wines & Vines Packaging Conference at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville
"Steve Doyle has a keen understanding of the complexities of today's wine marketplace. He has a belief in building win-win relationships with our valued partners, many of whom we have had relationships with since my father started the business."
Now Edgar Torres has permanent resident status and is working toward citizenship. He is owner and winemaker of two brands - his own Bodega de Edgar and Hug Cellars, which he acquired when the founders decided to retire. And he's considered Paso Robles' first Mexican-American winemaker, a designation he's learning to embrace
Leadership from the world's premier wine regions hosted a tasting event at Vinexpo 2017 to welcome three new members to the Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place & Origin. The British Columbia Wine Institute of Canada, which represents five wine regions in the province; the South Australian wine region of McLaren Vale; and the Texas Wine Growers of the United States "join the global movement to ensure wine place names are protected and not abused or miscommunicated to consumers"
3 Badge Beverage Corporation has introduced Petite Sirah to its Plungerhead line of wines and has unveiled a significant packaging redesign for the brand. The new Plungerhead Lodi Petite Sirah hits the market this summer with a new bold red package that gives Plungerhead a distinctive presence.
Wine and spirits making may be centuries-old traditions, but the logistics of bringing them to market today require 21st century solutions, from e-commerce to analytics. In addition, advances in science are leading to new production styles and fresh understandings of the human experience through emerging fields like neuroenology, which examines the brain's role in the pleasurability of taste.
A recent count showed 30 tasting rooms just around the Sonoma Plaza in the commercial zoning district - as well as several restaurants and taverns that also sell alcohol - and at least one more in the works for opening this summer. This demonstrates an increase of almost 50 percent in just the last three years, according to figures from a 2014 staff report to the Sonoma City Council.
The WSTA has described the prospect of failed Brexit negotiations as "totally unacceptable", with chief executive Miles Beale calling for a "full negotiated divorce settlement" to avoid a cliff edge 'no deal' Brexit.
Got your attention? Then you probably really love food and/or wine. So much so that you'll spend precious time reading about a ridiculously expensive festival (Food & Wine Classic in Aspen passes were around $2,000) in a town that makes Denver real estate look like the clearance rack at Walmart
Last Wednesday at 9 a.m., bottles of one pale-pink wine started selling out across Chicagoland. Not at auction to collectors, but at Aldi grocery stores. Customers were each limited to one bottle, priced at $8.99 plus tax. The next day at 11:51 a.m., we bought what may have been the last bottle in the city
The changes are major for Rioja, but look sideways to the sparkling revolution marching out of Italy and elsewhere, and also the single plot classifications of places like Italy and Burgundy which give far greater flexibility to producers around how they make and classify wine, then the changes begin to seem far more familiar
If you were among the 250+ attendees at this month's Wine Industry Technology Symposium (WITS), you might have toasted to the conference's successful showcase of the latest technology solutions for wineries - big and small.