The 20th Vinitech-Sifel trade show (global trade show for equipment and services for the vitivinicultural, arboricultural and market gardening sectors) was held in Bordeaux from 29 November to 1 December.
Five organizations are appealing the project to the Board of Supervisors. These include the statewide Center for Biological Diversity, and local organizations including Napa Sierra Club, Living Rivers Council, Circle Oaks Homes Association and Circle Oaks Water District. While it is impossible to summarize all of the issues in contention, these are some of the major ones
An expert in wine counterfeiting is trying to put a stop to parts of the auction of the assets of Berkeley's Premier Cru, concerned that the empty bottles and original wooden wine cases on sale could be used to flood the market with fake wines
Hugh Reimers, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Jackson Family Wines, grew up in the Barossa Valley of South Australia where his father was a professor at Australia's most famous winemaking school, the University of Adelaide; Reimers received his bachelor's there in 1991. He worked as winemaker for Orlando-Wyndham and as senior red winemaker for Yalumba before moving from his homeland to California in 2002
Thanks to the huge pressure on growers in Veneto - which, since a 2009 ruling to prevent low-quality imitations, is the only area where prosecco can legally be produced - locals say a cocktail of pesticides is being sprayed on the vines to help keep up with demand
Any list of the top German Rieslings two decades ago would have been dominated by sweet wines like Auslese, Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese with 10% (100 grams per liter) to 25% (250 grams per liter) residual sweetness. Dry wines with less than 1% (10 grams per liter) unfermented grape sugar would have been shutout all together.
Hundreds of women in six major wine-producing countries completed the survey, covering equal pay, workplace treatment during and after pregnancy, and sexist behaviour. Winemakers, viticulturists, owners and managers in Australia, California, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and France (where the collection of data was disrupted by summer holidays and vintage and could not be included) were encouraged to detail their experiences honestly, through anonymity