The Willamette Valley didn't let an arctic snow storm blanket enthusiasm for Bubbles Fest 2019. More than 450 sparkling wine aficionados snuggled together February 9-10 2019 at Anne Amie Vineyards in Carlton for the sold-out fizz-fest, sipping and savoring a variety of Oregon sparkling wines paired with sumptuous local eats
"We recently launched aluminum half-bottles on Sterling that look like an upscale canned wine. I'm really keen to see how those do in the market. We'll soon launch Main & Vine Spritz cans in three flavors. And we've got some extensions under Etude and Stags' Leap coming"
In delivering its interim 2019 financial result TWE said its NSR was up 16 per cent to $1.5bn, an increase of 13 per cent on a constant currency basis, which Chief Executive Michael Clarke labelled the company's "largest organic growth rate" in its history.
Comments for the West Sonoma Coast appellation are now due by April 15, the agency said last week. The new appellation would encompass 141,846 acres and be located within the Sonoma Coast and Fort Ross-Seaview viticultural areas.
Under the hot summer sun of the San Joaquin Valley, just south of Merced, Miguel Guerrero of The Wine Group is trying a new high-wire act. In collaboration with University of California-Davis Cooperative Extension, Roduner Ranch vineyard manager Guerrero is experimenting with Cabernet Sauvignon vines and other varieties elevated by a single wire at 66 inches - plantings that are 2-3 feet higher than the traditional winegrape canopy.
Winesellers Ltd., the family-owned global importer and marketer of fine wines, announces its newest addition with Kin & Cascadia, a line from Columbia Valley, Washington and Willamette Valley, Oregon. This is a story of brothers, fathers, sons, and friends; true kin. The Sager & Master Family are now in a second-generation partnership and perpetual search to produce wines in the world's best regions.
The 2016 Stolo Estate Pinot Noir at $42.00 (380 cases made) is an elegant revelation. The 50% stem inclusion in this wine seems to elevate the already bright aromatics of high-toned cherries, violets and a distant suggestion of salinity
The London-based Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) program is generally perceived as the benchmark of wine studies and accreditation, for the trade and non-industry alike. It offers a broad education as well as a standardized and systematic "routine" of analyzing wine samples, so varying the program of education is often an appealing option. "The VIA program was very focused and I liked that, and it was focused on Italian wines." said Susan Gordon of New York who is also a WSET diploma student and a Forbes columnist with a focus on Italian wine. "It just seemed to fit."
Another local restaurant has bitten the dust, and food delivery apps are causing restaurants to go under instead of helping them stay afloat. "Online ordering does more damage to a business than it helps," says the out-of-business sign at just-shuttered Gaslamp Cafe. "Any profit from the sale is stripped away by the fees they charge the restaurant, which leaves only enough to cover the cost of the food."
Research indicates that climate change is poised to wreak havoc on vineyards around the globe, and winemakers are now finding out how to make adjustments to ensure the future viability of their operations
Researchers at Hochschule Geisenheim University, an applied science school focused on crop production, have spent years on the simulated ecosystem. They've built six rings of ventilators, 12 meters in diameter, which blow carbon dioxide into rows of riesling and cabernet sauvignon grapes
"You might be able to tell that I'm not impressed by this Congressional giveaway. In 2017, Alcohol Justice reported that of the estimated annual $321 million in lost tax revenue, $50 million went to seven big beer breweries that make more than 2 million barrels annually"
Michael Bindas is a senior attorney with the Institute for Justice who is representing the respondents, the Ketchum family ... John Neiman is a member of Maynard Cooper's General Litigation group and Chair of the firm's Appellate Practice Group ... Jeffrey Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center ...
It is with heavy hearts that we announce Bob is no longer a partner in or the winemaker for Qupé Wine Cellars.
With every door that closes another opens. We are pleased to announce that Bob is launching a new Lindquist Family Wines label, going back to Bob's roots and focusing on cool climate Rhone varietals and Chardonnay from organic and biodynamic vineyards.
Innovation + Quality 2019 is now accepting trial submissions for the Winemaker Trials Showcase on May 23, 2019! Share the results of your trials on barrels, closures, winemaking methods (and more!) with your peers.