Willamette wineries are coming to the rescue of growers in southern Oregon after vintner Joe Wagner's Copper Cane LLC abruptly rejected about 2,000 tons of their fruit worth an estimated $4 million, according to growers and others.
Following the July 6, 2018 launch of the Porto Protocol by President Barack Obama, US Vice-President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore will address the wine industry and its supporters March 5-7, 2019 at Portugal's Alfandega Conference Centre in Porto of the challenges the wine world faces due to climate change during the Climate Change Leadership Porto - Solutions for the Wine Industry conference (CCL-Porto19).
King Estate Winery and Willamette Valley Vineyards have teamed up to help Rogue Valley winegrowers whose grape contracts were abruptly canceled by California winery Copper Cane due to suspicions of wildfire smoke contaminiation.
Conditions were ideal for an above-average crop in Washington vineyards this year. Growers took note and sent crews into the vines in early August to drop fruit and ensure yields were in line with the crop levels wineries had specified.
In the second part of our interview, Terlato Wine Group president and CEO Bill Terlato discusses the company's spirits business, its entry into Washington wine, and the future of the fine wine market in the U.S.
"Resurgent demand for imported wine" is the reason Reuters gives for Alibaba's investing "2 billion yuan ($288.25 million) in domestic wine and spirits importer and retailer 1919.cn." Good news for winemakers worldwide, but not perhaps for tariff-burdened Californian vintners.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) will invest 2 billion yuan ($288.25 million) in domestic wine and spirits importer and retailer 1919.cn to tap into resurgent demand for imported wine in China.
The Arbor Day Foundation, CHEP and Brambles, CHEP's parent company and a global supply-chain logistics leader operating in more than 60 countries, have announced a partnership that will plant trees in the United States and France.
WX Brands, a top 20 wine company, announces its purchase of the Reckless Love and Sunday Funday wine brands. Reckless Love and Sunday Funday wines join WX Brands' group of winning brands that include Bread & Butter, Chronic Cellars, Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, Jelly Jar and Our Daily Wines.
Ponzi Vineyards announces the hire of Jim Mauceri as its National Sales Manager. In this role, Mauceri will support the family winery's national sales, working closely with Vintus LLC, the New York City-based portfolio that represents Ponzi wines across the nation.
Beginning this fall, wine lovers in the Bay Area and beyond can purchase their SCM Passport through the app for only $65 to redeem a complimentary tasting flight at any of the 50+ participating wineries, 365 days a year. The app will allow users to digitally check-in to each winery they visit throughout the year, earning a unique passport stamp at each visit.
High altitude viticulture offers many advantages for both red and white varieties: long ripening periods; dramatic diurnal temperature swings; exceptional drainage and airflow; and rocky, barren soils that stress the vines productively and encourage lower yields. Whether it's a snow-covered mountaintop in Argentina or the high, dry Plateau of the Rioja in Spain, it is self-evident that all that grows here must develop different coping mechanisms in order to thrive.
Middling media personality Larry Kudlow, who made his way through White House central casting to become President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser, thought he was being clever when he made disparaging comments about PM Justin Trudeau to a friendly by-invitation-only audience at a Washington dinner on Wednesday. According to the Washington Examiner, Kudlow said: "We didn't walk away. We didn't end it. We made a deal. Alright? 'Spite that little punk kid running Canada, we still made it. And I've had some wonderful run-ins with him."
In 2008, Jennifer Molgat feared that municipal inspectors would oppose a tasting room licence for her new The View Winery & Vineyard in Kelowna. She thought they might not like the look of the packing house where the winery and its sister producer Wards Cider are located. Built circa 1922, it is the oldest winery building in the Okanagan.
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Painted Rock Estate Winery has won Winery of the Year honours at the 2018-19 InterVin International Wine Awards. It's the second time in five years that our estate was the top-performing producer at the respected international competition.
This year's awards featured over 1,200 entries from 17 countries. Our 2015 Cabernet Franc, 2014 Cabernet Franc and 2014 Syrah were awarded gold medals and our 2014 Merlot, 2015 Malbec and 2015 Red Icon were awarded silver medals.
People understand how terroir affects wine, hops, and even coffee, but how terroir affects barley hasn't really been explored in great detail. That's changing, and one Alberta brewery hopes to elevate beer's unexplored ingredient.
A cider-brewing craze has hit Metro Vancouver - spurred on by trends like gluten-free living and a love for fermented drinks like kombucha, according to those in the know.
The fad has spread all the way to the University of British Columbia's Apple Festival this weekend, where, for the first time, growers will sell trees with apples well suited to making cider.
The old house in which Jim Duarte was born 83 years ago still stands on the property where he, his wife of 61 years, Anita, and their sons, John and Jeff, continue a nursery tradition that decades ago revolutionized commercial grapevine and nut tree production.