Banks is potentially facing more fallout from his conviction overseas. Due to his ties to New Zealand-based Trinity Hill Winery, of which Terroir acquired a controlling share in 2014, New Zealand's Overseas Investment Office, a government agency responsible for regulating foreign direct investment, is questioning Banks' "good character."
King Vintners, a new division wholly owned by King Estate Winery, has been established to showcase distinctive Pacific Northwest growing regions and to share their stories that are as unique to the wine as the vineyards that produce the grapes and the people who tend them.
"Our Wine and Spirits business delivered significant margin improvement in the first quarter, while depletion trends were impacted by the timing of promotional activities. However, we have solid programming in place to drive growth for our key brands throughout the remainder of the year"
The mail-order subscription company, which set out to "revolutionise" wine delivery in the UK with the launch of wine bottles that fit through the letterbox at the beginning of this year, told Harpers it had been granted IP protection in 35 countries
Wines of South Africa USA, the industry association which promotes the exports of South African wine, is excited to announce participation in the 3rd annual Oakland Wine Festival on Saturday July 15, 2017.
New farmers and those not previously contacted by the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) have until the end of June to ensure they are represented in this year's Census of Agriculture.
The New Mexico Wine & Grape Growers Association, looking to the local brewing industry for inspiration, is changing its name and launching a marketing campaign to attract more visitors and young people.
"We dodged a bullet," says vineyard consultant Chris Hill, as he tucks his hand through a grapevine thicket, revealing a cluster of grapes. He suspects the previous day's rain may have damaged the fruit set, but the bunches look much better than anticipated.
Anthony Nappa Wines released Bordo Antico last month, the first certified organic wine grown and produced on Long Island. It's also the first certified organic vitis vinifera - meaning common wine grape variety - bottle grown and produced in all of New York State.
She will work with owners Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman to help stage their wine competitions and use her experience in the industry to work with wineries in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia to promote the judgings and their results
Wine is inherently a discovery category. And people want to unearth, uncover, and reveal a story, much as they do with wine. While select wine audiences may be interested in the facts, figures, and data, it is the story that draws people in, to become a part of the brand, and ideally a loyal customer