Articles Tagged With ‘California Wine Industry’

Cuesta College to host wine exports symposium

In an effort to help the wine industry reach new international markets, the Business and Entrepreneurship Center at Cuesta College will host a free wine exports symposium on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Galaxy Colony Square... (Continue reading)

We need a commonsense guest worker program

OPINION By JOHN SALISBURY A report on our Citizen wine grape picking crew. After a “Call to Arms” for local unemployed citizens to pick grapes that started in our monthly column in the Avila Community News and our blog,... (Continue reading)

California wineries battle against alcohol regulation bill

National beer and wine wholesalers want legislation to affirm state control over alcoholic beverage sales, but wineries in California and nationwide say it’s an attempt to limit direct sales to consumers, a rapidly growing segment of the wine market. []... (Continue reading)

Wine grape supply shrinking statewide

 California wine grape growers will be facing a significant tightening of the supply of their product over the next several years because of two factors, the sluggish economy and unusually cool weather, according to industry professionals. [SacramentoBee] Robert Smiley, dean... (Continue reading)

Weekend spotlight: Celebrate California wines

By KARLEE PRAZAK September is California Wine Month, and that makes it a great time to enjoy a glass of wine at one of the many fine wineries the Central Coast has to offer. In celebration of Wine Month, wineries... (Continue reading)

Wineries from Paso Robles to Sonoma seek lucrative market in China

Not long ago wine drinkers in China would mix Coca-Cola into their wine glass to sweeten the deal. [Sacramento Bee] “They didn’t like the taste of wine yet, and they wanted some sweetness,” said Joan Kautz, vice president of international... (Continue reading)

In the vines

By JOHN SALISBURY Well, ol’ Jack Frost nicked us the second weekend of April in Avila Valley. It got down to 32.5 just long enough to nip some of our Pinot Grigio and the Pinot Naturale block. Usually, we would... (Continue reading)

Wine exports rebound

California’s wine business is booming again setting a new record in 2010, following a gloomy 2009. U.S. wine exports shot up 25.6 percent in 2010 to a record $1.14 billion in winery revenues, according to the San Francisco-based Wine Institute. Volume... (Continue reading)

Voter initiative wants to raise tax on wine 12,675%

California wine lovers are becoming uncorked over a voter initiative, intended for the November ballot, that would increase the excise tax on wine by 12,675 percent. [KSBW] Under the proposed Alcohol Harm and Related-damages Act of 2010, the current tax... (Continue reading)

Napa wineries in foreclosure

The most expensive wines in the United States are produced in Napa, but the California grape enclave is taking a heavy economic crush. [San Francisco Chronicle] As many as 10 Napa wineries and vineyards will soon change hands in foreclosures... (Continue reading)