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Sunday 29 November 2015


Texas now 5th largest wine producer in US

Vine plantings are on the rise in Texas, which is now the fifth largest wine producer in America after California, Washington, New York and Oregon.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 3 Comments »

Idaho Riesling in a can launched

Following on from the success of Oregon Pinot Noir in a can, an Idaho winery has launched a Riesling in a can aimed at beer fans on the move.

Friday, March 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Consumers ‘back in love’ with Merlot

The ‘Sideways effect’ is being reversed and consumers are starting to fall back in love with Merlot according to one of California’s top producers.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Gallo sued over traces of arsenic in bottles

California wine giant Gallo is being sued for allegedly illegally introducing hazardous dust containing traces of arsenic and other toxic substances into wine bottles made at its glass plant in Modesto.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 2 Comments »

Prosecco drives Americans to sparkling

18 million Americans now drink sparkling wine at least once a week as Prosecco sales surge in the US, according to a report by Wine Intelligence.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Bubbly bandit’ turns herself in to police

A 49-year-old felon turned herself in to the police after images were released of her stealing $600 worth of Champagne from a California grocery store.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Union Wine Co launches Pinot lollipops

Union Wine Company, the Oregon winery that caused controversy in 2013 with its Pinot Noir in a can, has launched a range of boozy lollipops.

Friday, February 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Harvard spends $60m on vineyards

Harvard University has spent $60m on 4,050 hectares in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, making it one of the top growers in Paso Robles.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Secret’ somm gifts wine to diners

A woman known as the “Secret Somm” has been anonymously gifting free bottles of wine to diners at Bay Area restaurants in San Francisco.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Hobbs to pay $100K for bulldozing Christmas tree farm

US winemaker Paul Hobbs has been asked to pay $100,000 for land-use violations including bulldozing a Christmas tree farm in Sonoma and turning it into a vineyard.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

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