Bordeaux should make fewer pricing decisions 'behind closed doors', says a report ahead of en primeur tasting week as new research suggests international merchants are hoping that 2016 prices won't sour the fine market's recovery story
The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association is participating today in an information session on geographic indications organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an agency of the United Nations that promotes use of intellectual property
After its single-film opening night on Wednesday, March 29, the Sonoma International Film Festival gets into full swing on Thursday, March 30, going from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. at seven venues. The festival runs through Sunday, April 2.
Two Minnesota wineries sued the state Tuesday to try to overturn a law that requires them to make their products with a majority of grapes grown in Minnesota, a state that's better known for its winters than vineyards
Prosecutors say a federal judge in San Jose has sentenced a man to 15 months in prison following his conviction on a conspiracy charge stemming from the theft of more than $500,000 worth of wine from a famed Napa Valley restaurant
In 2004, Elaine Honig created and chaired her first fundraising event - Wine Women & Shoes. It was so successful that friends asked if they could bring it to their cities and other nonprofits. Before Honig knew it, one event became three, then 10.
"The big issue with red blotch is it doesn't kill the vine, so growers are still making a crop but very often they are not aware of how much money they're losing and how poor that crop is," Marc Fuchs, assistant professor of plant pathology at Cornell University says. "We underestimate incidents and impacts that this disease and virus has on the industry." Fuchs partnered with Miguel Gómez, Associate Professor at Cornell University's Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, to develop economic models to help growers determine the threshold of action, corresponding to the amount of infected vines.
The U.S. industry experienced last year an increase of 6 percent of volume with production of 24.6 million barrels, the Brewers Association trade group reported Tuesday. It also had a 10 percent jump in retail value in 2016, for an overall total of $23.5 billion in sales.
"As farmers you always like it when you have a good crop and then so you live year-to-year with what mother nature gives you and so when you have a good one you're happy for it," Stuart Spencer, the Program Manager of the Lodi Winegrape Commission said.
It's a hot topic that, like the hippest new fabric, weaves together influential threads such as technology, the "beerification" of wine, mass-market appeal, social media success, and outreach to younger and cross-cultural demographics.
Omero Cellars' Chad Stock's 'I Have Brett, I Am Okay with That, I Am Enlightened' is one of several one-off experimental bottlings, released in his Minimus 'Numbered Series' (his core range is the already quite eccentric 'Dictionary Series'), with which he is looking to challenge our ideas about wine faults.
Distiller Pernod Ricard SA, whose brands include Absolut vodka and Martell cognac, is raising prices on its spirits and wines in the U.K. to offset the depreciation of the pound after Britons voted to leave the European Union
China's third biggest wine company is aiming to have an $80 million winery up and running by 2019 near Mildura to mirror the export strategy of big Australian rivals including Treasury Wine Estates, and says short-term red tape won't crimp its long-term plans
Did Maynard Amerine, for example, have any notion that the 5,081 labels he gathered would reveal him to be such an ardent Francophile? He is widely regarded as a founding father of the modern California wine trade, yet the labels he saved - pasted into notebooks and supplemented with remarks about the quality of the wine, the occasion he drank it and with whom he shared it - show him to be nuts about French wine, especially Bordeaux
Alert: wine controversy! The latest missile to ignite debate within the wine community comes from Bianca Bosker, who wrote in a March 17 New York Times article that "the time has come to learn to love unnatural wines."