Steven Mayfield lives next to the Courtside Cellars crush facility owned by the E&J Gallo Winery. He said lately, the smell has become worse and he can no longer be outside with his family in the afternoons.
Wine Institute was awarded a 2016 Specialty Crop Block Grant for the project, the California Sustainable Table, to fund a U.S. promotional campaign highlighting the ideal growing conditions, stringent farming and environmental standards and sustainable practices of California vintners and growers along with other "California Grown" specialty crops.
If you are in the Bistronomy business, which to a certain extent all in the hospitality world are as they strive to offer every customer a satisfying experience that fits their means, then there is no better use of your time than attending ProWein 2017.
Wine Institute participated in the recent Ottawa meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Wine Regulatory Forum, World Wine Trade Group (WWTG) and FIVS with a goal of improving the international regulatory climate and strengthening industry relationships with U.S. and international regulators:
Khachaturian will oversee the winery's in-house sales team as it introduces a new all-estate portfolio of wines to the market, with a focus on the Stags Leap District Cabernets that originally catapulted Clos Du Val to fame.
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines today named Dave Muret senior marketing director. Muret joins J. Lohr after a successful seven-year tenure as the executive director of the Santa Lucia Highlands Winegrowers Association-an organization that he played a key role in founding.
Barbi Barclay joins NW Wine Company from Nike, Inc., where she was a senior retail brand manager for the Jordan brand in Beaverton, Oregon. In her previous role, she led retail efforts for major sport moments, including Superbowl XLVIII and the 2015 and 2016 NBA All Star Games, as well as launching numerous retail concepts nationwide on behalf of the Jordan brand.
Francis Ford Coppola, proprietor of Inglenook, is pleased to announce that Philippe Bascaules, recently appointed as managing director of Château Margaux, will remain director of winemaking for Inglenook as part of a unique arrangement.
Hudson Wine Brokers (HWB), a boutique wine importer introducing regional and authentic Australian wines to the U.S., has hired McCue Communications to introduce its MWC brand to U.S. consumers and the food and wine community. HWB, recently nominated for Importer of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine, believes MWC is the right brand, at the right time, for people looking to drink premium wines without the premium pricing and pretension.
While Woodinville's winemakers have been bringing fruit in, the Woodinville Wine Country has been busy working on the return of the WineCraft: Harvest Wine Auction. The historic Columbia Winery will serve as the setting from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6. Admission is $60, and proceeds go toward funding academic programs within the Northshore Schools Foundation.
Regardless of who wins the Presidential election, the future of trade policy will likely be an unknown for some time. Surrounding the election season was the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Donald Trump playing the isolationist, populist was clearly against it. Hillary Clinton was a big supporter of TPP until politics pushed her in the other direction.
Doug Ayres brought one of the most beautiful new additions to Paso Robles wine country, Allegretto Vineyard Resort. It's a destination that includes the above mentioned restaurant, a gorgeous courtyard, art, a front patio to watch the sunsets, a pool with cabanas, and so much more. You really should check it out. Until then, let's learn more from Doug in the Q&A below.
Backers of the proposed Sites Reservoir in the western Sacramento Valley believe they're gaining momentum as the state prepares to fund projects under Proposition 1, the water bond passed by voters in 2014.
The Mettler family is steeped in wine grape production growing high quality fruit for more than a century in vineyards located at Lodi, Calif. Descendants have nurtured berries with smart farming practices over the generations to yield great award-winning wines. The family purchased the property in 1900, built the home in 1903, and planted the first vines in 1907. Kathy Mettler, the family's fourth generation grape grower and today's family matriarch, lives in the same farmhouse today..
Celebrity divorces are just like any other: children must be cared for, finances sorted, and the fate of your $60 million French vineyard determined. As Brangelina continues to bifurcate, Us Weekly reports that the couple otherwise known as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have decided to sell Château Miraval, the 1,200-acre property in Correns, France, which served as both the site of their 2014 wedding and the home base for their signature wine.
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony's Melo7 Tech Partners is investing in the new Wine n Dine app that is attempting to cut out the middleman and make food decisions a little easier. The app chooses the best food, wine and restaurants in more than 6,000 cities and 70,000 restaurants worldwide
Few topics or themes within wine seem to arouse as much contention or divisiveness as the conversation (polemics?) regarding natural, organic, and biodynamic wines. Jumping into that judgmental fray feels like a no-win situation
Prop. 64's proposal to legalize adult marijuana use in California triggered a battle about business more than a tussle over moral issues with the drug. If recreational pot use becomes legal on Nov. 8, the market for legal cannabis could soar to $11 billion by 2018 and $22 billion by 2020, according to the State of Legal Marijuana Markets report, published by ArcView Market Research in February.