"The jury is still out on the true effectiveness of downtown and urban tasting rooms. Winery owners get locked into thinking if there is tourist traffic, that exposure will be good for my brand. But winery owners miss defining success objectives when they think in terms of the number of visitors and/or the higher amount of tasting fees they can attract. Those aren't the most important metrics"
This is the second large-scale trade practice enforcement joint operation that TTB has conducted this year as part of our ongoing effort to secure a level playing field nationwide for law-abiding businesses.
Pernod Ricard has hired Nick Giordano, John Porter and Francis Grab of Ernst & Young to lobby on tax reform "pertaining to territorial tax proposals." Such proposals would change how American companies' foreign earnings are taxed
Garvin was ordered to pay $1,050,270 million in restitution and a fine of $1,759,080 million. He pled guilty to grand theft by embezzlement and three counts of filing false tax returns for tax year 2008-2010
Harvest is well underway in Napa Valley, California, but three days back in early September may prove the defining moment for the vintage, when temperatures up to forty-five degrees Celsius scorched the fragile young grapes
Chilean winery Casa Silva shows success with Carménère, a notoriously challenging grape, at a low price point of $20 SRP. Following the rediscovery of Carménère, the lost grape of Bordeaux, Casa Silva has paved the way in determining the proper viticultural conditions for this varietal in Chile. As such, Casa Silva Carménère has had a 3-year compound annual growth rate of 46% in the US Market.
Results of a new online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults who recently visited California wine country were released today, offering insights to wineries and local wine associations in understanding and enhancing the experience of visitors to wineries and regions. Commissioned by Wine Institute with support from a USDA grant and conducted by Destination Analysts of San Francisco, the comprehensive survey offers a profile of the typical California wine country visitor statewide and by region and examines their awareness, interests and behaviors.
Beginning October 1, 2017 more than 100 Merlot-producing wineries from California, Oregon, Washington, and around the world, join together for #MerlotMe, a month-long, global movement celebrating the noble variety.
The appointment provides significant enological support for the well-known cooperative and for viticulture in the Abruzzo region and will serve to further enhance Citra's commitment to quality and value in wine production.
Netting, propane-based bird cannons, or some combination of the two, are favored methods among growers to stem the loss of their fruit from the blackbirds, starlings and house finches common in the area. Still others have opted for a more predator-based approach.
A Napa heat wave hit 117 degrees, seriously damaging grapes. Plus, forest fires, frost, and hail around the northern hemisphere will mean smaller production this year and varying quality of the wines you love.
Just in time for fall harvest season, Jordan Winery debuts its latest funny music video. An Ed Sheeran "Shape of You" parody, "Shape of Cab" is a lyric video spoof of the official lyric video included below.