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Friday, August 3rd

08/03/18

As Mendocino Complex fires spread to Lake County, vintners are on high alert

08/03/18

A federal trademark lawsuit against a celebrity sommelier over the use of a company's name and logos has been dismissed

08/03/18

Product Focus: Cork suppliers have invested in new technology in fight against TCA

08/03/18

Working as a hired sales and marketing team, this group of wine experts provides a collection of selected, mostly local, wine brands the ability to obtain broader exposure throughout the United States. Other companies do this type of outsourced work, but what's unique about Scale is that their team includes some of the world's leading wine sommeliers

08/03/18

While several members of the Petaluma Planning Commission were openly enthusiastic about the project, all were dismayed that the current proposal failed to provide pedestrian access along the riverfront, which is a key component for that section of the turning basin in the 1996 Petaluma River Access and Enhancement Plan

08/03/18

Julien Fayard is the new winemaker of his family's namesake boutique brand, Krupp Brothers, the Napa company announced Thursday.

08/03/18

Women of the Vine & Spirits, the world's leading membership organization dedicated to giving women globally a platform and voice to thrive in the alcohol beverage industry, has announced it is accepting scholarship applications to be awarded this summer through the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation, Ltd.

08/03/18

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust Expands Presence in the U.S. with 2 New Diploma Centers, a Dedicated U.S. Team and Added Spirits Certifications

08/03/18

Seminars during 1st Food & Hotel India in Mumbai

08/03/18

Residents in a large section of Lakeport were allowed to return home Thursday for the first time in four days as a raging wildfire moved away from the beleaguered city, but firefighters braced for dangerous conditions today that could fuel an outbreak of explosive fires across the region as forecasters issued a red flag warning for much of the North Coast

08/03/18

preliminary reports of vineyard damage appear to be minimal, limited to a few smaller parcels; no damage has been reported at any local wineries. In fact, many local wineries outside of the evacuation areas are open normal hours

08/03/18

Evacuation orders have forced many winemakers to leave their vineyards and the threat of smoke taint hangs in the air

08/03/18

It may take years before scientists come to a consensus on what to exactly call this vortex - a fire whirl, as named by the National Weather Service, or a fire tornado. Whatever it's called, it's exceptionally rare to see a well-documented fire-fueled vortex leap out of a wildfire and enter a populated area with such size, power and duration.

08/03/18

The maximum appellation quantity remains unchanged despite the high yields.

08/03/18

The owner of White Caps, Gail Miller, had hoped to build a pavilion on a sliver of property she owns between two homes on the shoreline of Chaumont Bay

08/03/18

"We've worked closely with the City of Paso Robles to prepare for the construction of a new storage facility next to our offices which will spur local economic growth and allow for the hiring of additional staff. The new structure will improve site safety, while consolidating barrel storage and promoting sustainable production. While there are 13 mostly dead or dying trees that must be removed to facilitate this expansion, we have consulted with an arborist during the design phase to ensure that our project footprint has a minimal impact on our adjacent property."

08/03/18

as the country rescues ancient vineyards and trials new varieties in cooler climates, according to some of the country's top winemakers

08/03/18

With just two vintages under its belt, Eden Rift Vineyards is technically a brand-new venture. But the Hollister estate's owner, Christian Pillsbury, sees himself as the custodian of a very long and unique thread of California history

08/03/18

Bordeaux's Le Guishu rice wines have been winning awards and the attention of sommeliers

08/03/18

Tracey Gloy alleges a cashier didn't properly bag her champagne after one of the bags broke as she loaded her car with groceries in the parking lot

08/03/18

The following three members of the Oregon wine industry - two of whom are native Mexicans; one, a first-generation American of Mexican descent - are eager to draw attention to the vineyard workers, the majority of whom are Hispanic desiring a chance to advance.

08/03/18

It's brilliant but underappreciated, Vicki Denig reports, but Clairet producers are getting more optimistic.

08/03/18

Heineken hopes $3.1 billion will be enough to tap into a bigger share of China's huge beer market.

08/03/18

The partnership between Molson Coors Canada and Quebec-based cannabis producer Hydropothecary will be structured as a standalone company with its own board and management team

08/03/18

"Our country counts 240 varietals," said wine consultant Brigitte Turin who connects small producers to chefs or restaurateurs, "In the Geneva area only, there are 62 different ones."