Legendary Napa Valley vintner John Shafer dies at 94

U.S. 03/04/19, 19:12

Legendary Northern California vintner John Shafer, who was part of a generation that helped elevate sleepy Napa Valley into the international wine powerhouse it is today, has died. He was 94.Shafer Vineyards announced Monday that its founder died Saturday in ...

Bourbon makers want equal treatment on wine bill in Kentucky

U.S. 03/01/19, 01:02

Kentucky's bourbon industry has a bracing message for its home state lawmakers as they consider whether to relax restrictions on wine sales: What's good for California vineyards should also apply to the bluegrass state's signature spirit.The Kentucky Distillers' Association is ...

New owners plan to move historic riverboat to Ohio winery

U.S. 02/18/19, 13:41

The new owners of Cincinnati's historic Showboat Majestic plan to continue using the double-decker riverboat as an entertainment venue on the Ohio River.Adams County real estate agent Joe Brumley and his wife, Cortnee, bought the country's last floating theater for ...

Shutdown casts pall on effort to help Oregon winegrowers

Business 01/30/19, 14:38

Winegrowers in southern Oregon faced financial ruin after a California winemaker claimed wildfire smoke tainted their grapes and refused to buy them.Now, the rejected fruit that was turned into wine by local vintners is facing another setback.Getting the resulting Oregon ...

Prosecco’s bubble shows no sign of bursting

Europe 12/17/18, 05:50

Prosecco, the fruity sparkling wine made in the northeastern hills of Italy is gaining in global popularity — and producers of Champagne, for so long the dominant bubbly wine, are taking note.Prosecco has become the best-selling sparkling wine in the ...

California winery and Oregon meet to defuse labeling dispute

U.S. 11/29/18, 18:54

Oregon regulators and a California winery accused of misrepresenting the Oregon origins of its bestselling pinot noir say they're working to resolve the dispute.The owner and a vice president of Napa Valley's Copper Cane winery flew to Portland to meet ...

Oregon seeing red in its dispute with California winery

U.S. 11/28/18, 09:03

Pinot noir is one of the finickiest grapes, but with proper nurturing it produces an amazing wine. Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency are similarly finicky, and are stomping on a California winery's claims it makes an ...

Red wine meets chocolate raspberry

Nutrition 10/14/18, 23:37

Since now is the time many families are planning their holiday dinner dishes, I'm thinking about my own contributions. Though I have so many ideas floating around in my head, I am testing a few ideas right now and of ...

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