Trucking officials are sounding the alarm that the cost of trucking, which has jumped excessively in recent weeks, may be going even higher in the near future, a major concern for both consumers and produce growers across the United States. In early January, a truckload of refrigerated foods moving from Washington State to New York was priced at around $8,450. That same truck driving the same route two weeks later is bringing prices close to $10,000 a truckload. From a Washington State apple grower's perspective, that raises the cost of moving a carton of fresh apples coast-to-coast by around 14 percent.
Immigration has been the biggest flash point between President Trump and the tech community during the president's first year in office.The issue is somewhat personal: More than half of the privately held tech companies with $1 billion valuations have at least one immigrant founder, according to the National Foundation for American Policy.Tech leaders have used social media, internal memos, and most consequentially, legal briefs to voice their opposition to the administration's policies.
Private label wine is building momentum in the US, thanks to national supermarket chains such as Aldi, Trader Joe's, Costco, and Whole Foods taking on the identity as trusted wine vendors, says Brian Sharoff, president of Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA).
Canada infamously "screwed everybody" in preventing the signing of a new Asia-Pacific trade deal last November. With Japan and Australia now eyeing a March agreement on the "Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership" (CPTPP), will Canada screw it up again?
The Paso Robles City Council approved changes to downtown zoning at the Jan 16 meeting. The rezoning of an area northeast of the city park allows for distilleries, breweries and winemaking, which were previously barred under the original Town Center-1 (TC-1) zoning. The council also approved zoning changes to allow wine tasting at the future Paso Market Place.
Paul Bocuse, the most celebrated French chef of the postwar era and a leading figure in the pathbreaking culinary movement known as nouvelle cuisine, died on Saturday. He was 91. Mr. Bocuse emerged as the first among a brilliant band of chefs who developed a modernized version of classic French cooking in the late 1960s and early '70s, cheered on by Henri Gault and Christian Millau, the publishers of the influential Gault-Millau Guide.
American Airlines announced Thursday that it's launching new shuttle flights between New York City and Chicago -- and most importantly, that these flights will have complimentary beer and wine service. Look for this new shuttle, which will run hourly every weekday, starting April 4.
Randall Rice, 59, and wife Linda Rice, 58, say they wanted to ensure employees weren't stealing from them, though their surveillance cameras illegally recorded customers along with employees without anyone's knowledge or permission, investigators say.
Moutai baijiu's fiery flavor and potential to appreciate in price is driving the blistering demand. That in turn has pushed its market value to more than $145 billion, well past British whisky giant Diageo. The Chinese firm sells each bottle of its main Flying Fairy brand to distributors for $150 (969 yuan) and sets a suggested resale ceiling of 1,499 yuan, yet they routinely go for double online and off. Its website is out of stock. On shopping site JD.com, an 80-year bottle is listed for $30,000 (196,888 yuan).
"The goal is zero net water and zero net energy," Duncan says, walking on the elevated walkway that connects the winery to the barrel chai. The place is still under construction; he's wearing a hard hat. "Eventually, this property should be producing 105 percent of its energy output."
Having started releasing wines under his own brand, Eddie McDougall Wines, in 2008, this year also marks the 19th year since McDougall started making wines commercially, according to the dynamic winemaker.
In Washington, Malbec plantings are ramping up, particularly in the Horse Heaven Hills, where plantings have doubled to more than 200 acres in the past half-decade. In the Walla Walla Valley, it's the No. 5 variety with 131 acres. On warm Red Mountain, Malbec makes up 3 percent of the plantings with more than 70 acres.
A craft cannabis brand called Flow Kana is building a marijuana processing and manufacturing hub on the site of a former winery in Mendocino County. The company purchased the 80-acre parcel once owned by the founding family of Fetzer Vineyards for $3.6 million in 2017.
Cuvaison Estate Wines is located amid the rolling hills of the Carneros southwest of the city of Napa. The commission approved increasing the annual tasting room visitation limit from 27,300 people to 65,520 and a debut marketing program for 38 annual events with a maximum total of 4,240 guests.
Craft spirits is a high growth industry. In 2016, the number of distillers grew 10% while their volume grew 18% and revenue grew 25% according to the American Craft Spirits Association (pdf). While craft's share of the overall industry is still small, it's growing rapidly-from 1% of volume and value in 2011 to 2.6% of volume and 3.8% of value in 2016. And employment by craft distillers is booming with almost 20,000 employees in 2017, more than tripling since 2014.
The first Amazon Go grocery and convenience store will open to the public Monday in Seattle - letting any person with an Amazon account, the Amazon Go app and a willingness to give up more of their personal privacy than usual simply grab anything they want and walk out, without going through a checkout line.
Science meets art at Vidon Vineyard, a boutique winery just outside of Newburg, Oregon: It's helmed by two Ph.D.s who believe in site-specific wines and true expressions of the land. Vidon was founded by Don Hagge, Ph.D. and former NASA physicist, an explorer in his own right. "I like to tinker around with stuff. I always try to find ways to make things more efficient and to have fun," he said.