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08/21/19

The Napa Valley Vintners Association had 100 wineries members in 1995 and put on three marketing programs. It now has 550 members and sponsors 80 programs ...

08/21/19

The Napa County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday that will let voters decide in March of next year whether commercial cannabis cultivation and sale will be allowed in the county

08/21/19

The 2012 reclassification of the Right Bank Bordeaux AOC led to an immense fall out, with claims by some estates that they had been passed over for promotion to higher 'cru' status or even unfairly downgraded while others who were promoted were shown undue favouritism and the whole thing was 'rigged'.

08/21/19

French connoisseurs once sniffed at rosé as a cheap tipple tolerated only during summer holidays in the south of France, but it has gained respectability thanks to a worldwide craze for blush wines that began in the United States a decade ago.

08/21/19

The change will permit nonfortified wines in some subregions, allowing for greater diversity

08/21/19

Prior to joining Terlato Wines, Gonzales spent the last 20 years with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in a series of progressive leadership roles including Business Development, Western Region Division Manager, Director of Chains and Vice President of Sales for the Western Region. In his two decades with the company, Gonzalez was recognized multiple times for the President's Club Award. Gonzalez began his career at Southern Wine & Spirits in Southern California

08/21/19

Free the Grapes! is pleased to announce the appointment of Tablas Creek Vineyard Partner and General Manager Jason Haas to its Board of Directors.

08/21/19

Casillero del Diablo, Trivento and Frontera Offer In-App Access to Drizly Beverage Delivery Service Alongside Mobile AR Experiences

08/21/19

This cute, collectible gift book answers the question, What really happens when you rosé all day?

08/21/19

September is California Wine Month, Wine Institute's annual celebration of the harvest season.

08/21/19

The U.S. is by far the world's largest Cognac market, surpassing 6 million cases for the first time in calendar 2018

08/21/19

Tasting experiences to combine at popular Highwayman Tasting Parlor at Cornerstone Sonoma

08/21/19

Go ahead and roll your eyes at pumpkin spice lattes all you want, because that means there is more for us fall-loving people. Busch Beer recently posted a picture of their new "Pumpkin Spice Latte Super Hard Seltzer." We know, we're losing our minds too.

08/21/19

The definitive hard seltzer tasting, from White Claw and Truly to Bon & Viv and Smirnoff

08/21/19

White Claw, Truly and other spiked seltzers are exploding right now. But there's a problem with the boom.

08/21/19

Three simple rules for what bottles of wine taste best on ice, be they white, red, or rosé.

08/21/19

"The Sauce" was a branded podcast that McDonald's paid Gizmodo to produce as a tongue-in-cheek apology to disappointed customers. While it's no exposé, the show offers a vivid illustration of how companies are increasingly using the tropes of popular podcasts in their own audio projects. These are not advertisements, exactly, but subtle brand-building efforts intended to entertain as well as persuade

08/21/19

We must make an argument we spend most of our time resenting. ... A look at the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) official page of potential penalties for license shows the department's priorities. The top two things ABC seems to want to prevent are selling liquor to minors, and selling liquor to intoxicated people

08/21/19

and retain the freshness of this famous fizz long into the future

08/21/19

Cinsault is not necessarily a new grape, but it is getting fresh attention due to stylistic trends toward lighter wines. Keep an eye out for old-vine bottlings that might express a little spice and meatiness

08/21/19

Richard Siddle had a ringside seat to hear Emetry's Paul Mabray set out the path for wine businesses to follow if they want to pick their way through to consumers and understand what really matters to them duiring this summer's MUST Fermenting conference in Portugal