Articles Tagged With ‘California Wine Industry’

Tablas Creek Vineyard wins top winery award

Tablas Creek Vineyard was awarded the top spot on Daily Meal’s list of 101 Best Wineries in America for 2015. Wineries were selected based on input from a panel of sommeliers, wine writers, chefs and restaurateurs while taking into consideration factors... (Continue reading)

Wine counterfeiter facing 11 years in prison

A California seller of vintage wines is facing 11 years in prison after he was convicted of making as much as $20 million selling bogus bottles of wine. [CBS] Rudy Kurniawan, who was convicted of wire and mail fraud in... (Continue reading)

California’s 2013 record breaking wine grape harvest

Amid California’s devastating drought, 2013 looks to be a record harvest year for wine grapes. [Register] Preliminary figures from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s show that the crop of red and white varieties combined weighed in at 4.23... (Continue reading)

Creston group pitches two-year water ordinance

A committee of Creston residents and business owners is suggesting to local lawmakers that the urgency ordinance limiting new water use in the North County be extended for two more years. Members of the Creston Advisory Body (CAB) agreed that... (Continue reading)

California wineries courting gays

Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries are courting gay customers by coming out with labels in support of same sex marriage. [LA Weekly] The producers of Same Sex Meritage, a Sonoma grown red table wine that is sold in stores in... (Continue reading)

California sells record amount of wine in 2012

Wine sales in California reached a record high last year, totaling about $22 billion. [LA Times] California accounted for 58 percent of United States wine sales in 2012, shipping 250.2 million 9-liter cases nationally and internationally, according to the Wine... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles wines earn top rankings

Two red wines from San Luis Obispo County have been prominently included in a list of best red wines on the West Coast. [San Francisco Chronicle] The publication articulates its opinion of the top 100 wines and has this to... (Continue reading)

Supervisors to spend thousands on airline magazine advertising

The San Luis Obispo County Tourism Business Improvement District is asking the board of supervisors to purchase advertising in the US Airways Magazine promoting a coastal wine tasting route. The magazine spread will consist of a 23 page feature on... (Continue reading)

California wine fine for China?

Large Asian markets such as China may be in line to become a purveyor of fine California wines if the U.S. government has any say in the matter. Congressman Dan Lungren (R-Gold River) is holding hearings today in Northern California... (Continue reading)

Wine, weed, and a new buzz

Marijuana-laced wine may be coming to the Central Coast. In fact, it may already be here. [DailyBeast] While wine fermented with cannabis is nothing new — it gained a level of popularity in the 1980s — it appears to be... (Continue reading)