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10/18/21

Barbara Dvorak Winiarski, co-founder of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, artist, preservationist, and philanthropist, died at 88 years old, peacefully, at home in Napa Valley. With dreams of a new life in wine, in 1964 the Winiarski family moved from Chicago, where Warren and Barbara were studying and teaching at the University of Chicago, to Napa Valley, California ...

10/18/21

Sales of higher-priced wines have helped keep the total value of retail wine sales trending higher than two years ago, yet sales volume continues to moderate

10/18/21

If you live in the Mid-Atlantic region and are interested in possibly growing grapes and starting a winery, where do you go to learn the basics of viticulture, winemaking and wine marketing?

10/18/21

Center for Biological Diversity considers appeal. Deadline for appealing latest Board of Supervisors decision is Oct. 25

10/18/21

No, you're not harvesting carbon.

10/18/21

One of Europe's leading designers and distributors of high-end glass. Vetroelite is TricorBraun's fourth acquisition this year.

10/18/21

A sale of common stock triggered a sharp after-hours drop, raising the question of price sustainability.

10/18/21

A new, 700-acre enclave within Napa where resort visitors can stay in one of the 135 cottage suites for a few nights. Those looking to own can choose between two different options: the Vineyard Homes or the Villas.

10/18/21

"I ordered a container from China of the bottles we need. The first container took a month or two longer to arrive in port and cost me 50% more than I was initially quoted because of price increases."

10/18/21

But "disruptive doesn't describe how hugely horrible the situation is," said Erica Harrop, founder of Global Package, which provides glass bottles to high-end Napa wineries. "It's total chaos."

10/18/21

The aim is to create a banner for a range of trade and consumer events, hence the venue for 2022, which will move from the exhibition centre to various locations across the city centre.

10/18/21

Due to pandemic-induced international travel restrictions. ... Two other main international wine fairs, ProWine Shanghai and Wine to Asia in Shenzhen, are still scheduled for later this year as planned.

10/18/21

Vineyards are recovering from a particularly harsh season-on top of the pandemic. In April alone, frost caused damage at 80% of French vineyards. That's troubling for wine drinkers now and in the years to come. Over 70% of wine exports by value come from the EU, according to data from the International Trade Centre.

10/18/21

The slower pace was particularly evident in the U.S.

10/18/21

As homelessness grows in New York City, owners seek ways to defuse conflicts between panhandlers and their customers and employees, from hiring guards to feeding the hungry.

10/18/21

"Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotter" premieres eight years after his death

10/18/21

Wine grape crop has higher concentrations of flavours but lower yields

10/18/21

The group was founded in 2019 by Familia Torres of Spain and Jackson Family Wines of California.

10/18/21

For a variety of reasons Grenache has had a reputation of being a grape that's only good as a blending partner - on its own it has traditionally been seen as a grape that makes high alcohol, structureless, fruit-forward wines, prone to oxidation. But how times have changed. Single-varietal Grenache could not be more on-trend as winemakers across the world use modern, more sympathetic winemaking styles that best suit the grape. A masterclass from the Spanish Wine Academy earlier this year, that focused on Spanish Garnacha, predicted even greater popularity for this category and to prove the point sampled seven very different styles of how winemakers in Spain are approaching the grape. Peter Dean reports.

10/18/21

In a bid to further raise the profile of the company's wines, Maçanita has released Vinhas dos Utras, one of Portugal's most highly priced still white wines. With a retail price of €240 ($280) a bottle, it is also Maçanita and the AWC's most expensive wine.

10/18/21

The swig of kings has lately soured among consumers. But one heavy hitter is fighting back...

10/18/21

Infamous for empty shop shelves and grim eateries during Soviet times, Moscow joined the ranks of the world's top gourmet destinations on Thursday when nine of its restaurants were awarded Michelin stars.

10/18/21

An importer wondered why Italian wines have caught on more easily. One reason is simply familiarity. Greek reds can be superb but they are unknown.

10/18/21

After such a herculean task, one might think a break - and a stiff drink - might be in order. But both writers are already on to their next books. Mr. Rothbaum's will be another meaty reference work, "The Whiskey Bible."

10/18/21

Sundar Pichai discusses the opportunities and hurdles in Google's plan to go carbon-free, and how sustainability is on the agenda of every CEO he meets.

10/18/21

"It's not that surprising to see those numbers," Dr. Kaan Kurtural, a professor of viticulture and enology at UC Davis said.