While Tablas Creek has an Old World link, Camatta Hills by contrast was established by Southcorp, the parent company of Shiraz masters Penfolds â€" also with American partners, the Niven family â€" to replicate some of the conditions the Australians found in their home country (the Barossa, specifically the Kalimna vineyard often used in Penfoldsâ€™ famous Grange). [...] just 30 miles from each other, two entities from opposite sides of the world, seeking conditions they were familiar with, settled in Paso Robles.
Australia's Treasury Wine Estates Ltd.—enmeshed in a takeover battle led by two private-equity firms—hit the bottom end of its annual earnings guidance, easing pressure on the suitors to raise their evenly matched offers.
Warmer temperatures caused by climate change may mean that the south of France will no longer be able to produce high-quality wine in the future, which may present new wine-producing opportunities for northern Europe and China in the future, reports Shanghai-based China Business News.
It's all too easy to imagine the horrified reaction of parents of the five and six year olds at a Bordeaux junior school who received a phone call at some point on a slightly dismal Thursday morning in May saying their child had been taken to hospital after exposure to pesticide fumes sprayed on nearby vines.
Blending, the art of assembling sometimes disparate parts into a convincing and seamless whole, is one of the winemaker’s chief skills. Gauging to what extent a wine is blended, though, is oddly difficult for drinkers. Wines labelled with the name
The start of harvest is the perfect opportunity to appreciate the winemaking process from an on-the-ground perspective. Here are 8 unexpected photos that illustrate, in a fresh way, what it takes to bring a bottle of wine to the table.
How does one rescue 300 stranded workers from North Sea oil platforms in a snowstorm? William Amelio, chief executive officer of Canada-based CHC Helicopter knows -- and earlier this year he used the answer to talk about leadership in front of 30 members of a new club, the International Business and Wine Society.