"We've grown nearly every year in existence," said Dustin Mowe, president and CEO of Portocork America. "As we grew, we didn't have enough space." Portocork American was established in 1983, and has been at Technology Way since 1996.
Pointing to concerns about preserving small-business jobs, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday vetoed a heavily debated and lobbied measure that supporters said would repeal a relic of the nation's emergence from Prohibition
Once upon a time, a leading British wine expert tasted a New World Cabernet Sauvignon alongside the same vintage of a Bordeaux First Growth. He decided to his amazement that the New World Cabernet was every bit as good as its august French rival. Sound familiar?
The day I met winemaker Charles Smith, he had just become a wealthy man. I was invited to interview the 53-year-old shock-haired ex-music manager turned Washington wine mogul, who'd just sold five "core wines" to Constellation Brands for $120 million. And since Smith was in town to pour out his vintages at a Wine Spectator event, maybe I'd like to report on the sale. I did not.
Top officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture didn't even try to act enthusiastic as they unveiled details of their agency's proposed 2018 budget, which includes drastic cuts in spending. "We're going to do the best we can," said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. "It's my job to implement that plan."