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Pride Mountain Vineyards: A Thoughtful Approach to High Elevation Grape Growing on Spring Mountain

In 1989, Jim and Carolyn Pride purchased the Historic Summit Ranch situated right on the Napa -Sonoma county line atop Spring Mountain establishing Pride Mountain Vineyards. As retirement was upon them, the Prides initially wanted to buy a vineyard from which they could sell grapes locally.

By |2022-09-25T09:15:57-07:00September 22, 2022|Featured, Industry|Comments Off on Pride Mountain Vineyards: A Thoughtful Approach to High Elevation Grape Growing on Spring Mountain

Wine buff shares the love with others at Third Thursdays with Chuck

The wine grape harvest has begun in the Yakima Valley. Washington has 20 designated wine grape-growing regions known as American Viticultural Areas, or AVAs, and the Yakima Valley AVA was the state's first, established in 1983.

By |2022-09-22T10:18:04-07:00September 22, 2022|Industry, News|Comments Off on Wine buff shares the love with others at Third Thursdays with Chuck

Ste. Michelle becomes largest wine producer in Washington and Oregon with new acquisition

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, the largest wine producer in Washington, recently announced it has acquired A to Z Wineworks, making it the largest wine producer in Oregon as well.

By |2022-09-17T08:31:52-07:00September 17, 2022|Industry, News|Comments Off on Ste. Michelle becomes largest wine producer in Washington and Oregon with new acquisition

This Army veteran learned to love wine while stationed in Europe. Now she’s running her own tasting shop in Virginia Beach.

Hoggard was first introduced to wine when the Army stationed her in Belgium in 2001. She noticed that Europeans drank it often and with almost every meal.

By |2022-09-17T08:42:50-07:00September 6, 2022|Industry, News|Comments Off on This Army veteran learned to love wine while stationed in Europe. Now she’s running her own tasting shop in Virginia Beach.

Wine tech’s big problem: Algorithms may not be the answer

I've been thinking about this a lot during the last couple weeks while working on two very different assignments about wine tech companies — one on the brink of collapse, one thriving. The first was about the demise of Pix, which promised to make it easy for people to discover wines they'll enjoy and find out where to buy them.

By |2022-09-05T22:43:47-07:00September 5, 2022|News|Comments Off on Wine tech’s big problem: Algorithms may not be the answer

Winners of Wine Writing Contest Announced

WebWineWriting contest was launched by a Hungarian wine writer, but the competition is not exclusively about Hungarian wines, the topics are broader, what is more this year a video category was added as well. The award ceremony took place last week (25 August) at Pannonhalma Archabbey Winery in Hungary, within a wine event with 20 estates.

By |2022-09-05T22:22:20-07:00September 5, 2022|Industry, News|Comments Off on Winners of Wine Writing Contest Announced

Q and A with Elizabeth Smith by Carl Giavanti

"I love delving into the personalities and history of the people behind the wine, winery, vineyards and/or brand and learning how they became enamored with a career in the industry — whether that be winemaking, winegrowing, winery ownership or management."

By |2022-08-26T14:10:42-07:00August 26, 2022|Industry, News|Comments Off on Q and A with Elizabeth Smith by Carl Giavanti

Southwest Washington winemakers look for boost in business, identity with AVA application

To Jennifer English, wine is about place. Each glass tells the story of the land and the environment in which it was grown.

By |2022-08-26T13:55:56-07:00August 26, 2022|Industry, News, Washington|Comments Off on Southwest Washington winemakers look for boost in business, identity with AVA application

‘Wine tech is a graveyard of failure’: Napa startup lays off almost entire staff’

A year ago, a startup launched in Napa that promised to revolutionize online wine sales. It boasted an all-star staff of industry veterans and soon announced partnerships with some of the most reputable wine companies in the world.

By |2022-08-24T18:10:49-07:00August 25, 2022|Industry, News|Comments Off on ‘Wine tech is a graveyard of failure’: Napa startup lays off almost entire staff’

VML: Wine, Magic and Joy – Tasting With Winemaker Ross Reedy

In the heart of Dry Creek Valley, on a 23-acre biodynamic vineyard and farm, two tasting rooms sit side by side next to the creek for which the Valley, a mecca for Zinfandel, is known.  Welcome to VML and Truett-Hurst, two brands under one company. The outdoors seating here is ample and so relaxing.  Tasting pods for up to 6 guests are set in a pleasant courtyard, each with shades and fans. Wind rustles the cottonwood and Russian thistles along the creekbed, mimicking the sound of running water.

By |2022-09-22T10:44:39-07:00August 24, 2022|Featured, Industry, News|Comments Off on VML: Wine, Magic and Joy – Tasting With Winemaker Ross Reedy

Why one ordinary vineyard may threaten the future of Napa’s wine industry

By Napa Valley standards, Green Island Vineyard is an ordinary, under-the-radar plot for grape-growing. But the land in south Napa County is suddenly at the center of a heated political debate, with some worried that its fate could jeopardize the future of Napa's wine industry.

By |2022-08-19T12:09:42-07:00August 19, 2022|Industry, News|Comments Off on Why one ordinary vineyard may threaten the future of Napa’s wine industry

Lula Cellars – The Deep End’s Hidden Gem Comes of Age

During a rare chilly and rainy, late-spring day, a friend and I stopped to taste the highly rated wines at Lula Cellars, a small producer in the cooler and foggier “Deep End” of Anderson Valley in Mendocino County.

By |2022-08-24T16:18:06-07:00August 4, 2022|Featured, Industry, News|Comments Off on Lula Cellars – The Deep End’s Hidden Gem Comes of Age

Fiano release is just a taste of what this producer of Italian wines is all about

Maybe it’s the Italian bloodlines or maybe it’s having spent three years working three years in the sports department of The Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal.

By |2022-08-04T11:46:12-07:00August 4, 2022|Industry, News|Comments Off on Fiano release is just a taste of what this producer of Italian wines is all about
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