AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation's roads, skies, rails and waterways
More than 500 people will be shuttled Tuesday afternoon to a secret location at a vineyard in Carneros where an early supper will be served family-style at a table 625 feet long. For football fans, that's nearly two fields long
"As the retail wine market continues to consolidate in Australia, more wineries are seeking to increase sales through their direct to consumer channels. This is evident in the significant investments being made in cellar door facilities and associated facilities, and the focus on developing member-based wine clubs."
Parallel Products is where, in a facility surrounded by scrub brush, scrap heaps and festering waste ponds, a bottle of fermented grape juice can be dumped into modified stills and converted into fuel-grade ethanol
The Steering Committee for the 11th annual Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium announces an additional keynote topic focused on the impact of cannabis on wine commerce. The summit takes place January 17-18, 2018, at the Hilton Concord Hotel in Concord, California.
A Gary Farrell Winery Chardonnay has been named the top wine for 2017 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The Enthusiast 100 of 2017 was just announced and included the Gary Farrell Winery 2015 Russian River Selection Chardonnay in the number one position.
Officials said they expect the 11th annual Wine Bloggers Conference, set for Oct. 4-7, to attract more than 350 bloggers, writers, wine marketers and winery association representatives. Walla Walla and the Marcus Whitman Conference Center played host in 2010 to the third Wine Bloggers Conference. Its 2018 return will be orchestrated as a joint effort by Visit Walla Walla and the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance.
For the fourth time since the annual list began in 1988, a Northwest wine came in at No. 2, this time a Syrah from K Vintners in the Walla Walla Valley. Once, in 2009, a Washington wine - the Columbia Crest 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - ranked No. 1 in the world.
Agricultural stakeholders and Washington State University faculty will meet with the four candidates for the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences the week of Nov. 27 and Dec. 4.
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association and other groups laud the proposed eventual elimination of the estate tax, but they're concerned about restrictions on business interest deductions they say could harm rural America.
The middle tier, distribution, is a license to print money. Producers and retailers carry all the risk: producers risk bad harvests or other production problems; retailers risk economic downturns and every other hazard of pleasing finicky consumers. Distributors get about one-third of the money you spend on every bottle of wine, whiskey and beer, and they do very little for it. They pick up boxes at one place and drop them off at another place. In most cases they make more money for this than the winery gets for making the wine, or the retailer gets for selling
"It's just absolute shock that something this big is going to go in right there in your neighborhood," said Phil Abba who would live right in front of it. "It's like putting an eight-story complex across the way."
don't bring any wine with which you are too emotionally involved. For any wine you are thinking about, ask yourself how you would react if one of your uncles hated it. If you start to flare up at the thought, bring something else.
Bring more than one bottle, and make them very different. Even your orneriest relative should try to find something to like, given multiple choices.
We all know some wines are easier for novices to appreciate than others. If you want to spring a cool-climate Syrah on them, also offer the option of a crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Inoffensive is not a bad word in this context.