From October 2015 to September 2016, exports priced at A$10 and more per liter free-on-board (FOB) increased by 21 per cent to US$30 million (A$39 million), reflecting the improved perceptions of Australian wine among the US trade and a growing number of importers taking on more premium Australian brands.
The 2016 California winegrape harvest was early, with a mostly normal yield of exceptional quality fruit throughout the state. A relatively even growing season followed welcome winter rains that helped to alleviate the drought.
Fifteen years after the big discovery that Zinfandel was actually Tribidrag or Crljenak kaštelanski, this great grape variety is coming back to its homeland. Join more than one hundred and fifty wine lovers and experts from all over the world who will have an opportunity to learn more about Tribidrag at the I Am Tribidrag Conference, the 1st International Conference on Tribidrag, to be organised on 27 and 28 April 2017, in Split, Croatia - the land of its roots.
The lawsuit was filed by the Farm Bureau and other plaintiffs in June, arguing that the law passed by voters in 1932 hurts the agriculture industry by limiting farmers' business options and interferes with interstate commerce.
The development - including shipping docks, loading areas, landscaping and parking for up to 84 vehicles - is designed to serve the wine industry with space for production, distribution and storage. One tenant, Mark Ryan Winery, is confirmed for a portion of foremost warehouse.
It's the height of harvest season at the Brooklyn Winery in Williamsburg, and tons of grapes are being stemmed, pressed, fermented and bottled in three warehouse spaces adjacent to the tasting room and restaurant. I