Wine Market Council, a non-profit association of grape growers, wine producers, importers, distributors, and other affiliated wine business, compiled research covering American wine consumption. Of the 230 million adults in the U.S., Wine Market Council found that 44% drink wine. This breaks down into two groups—15% who are defined as “high frequency wine drinkers”, that [...]
A new report published by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory predicts wine production could decrease by 80 percent by the turn of the century. The report examined the vulnerability of the global wine industry to temperature fluctuations and climate change.
Wineries are required to register as “food facilities” with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during the period beginning October 1 and ending on December 31. This is required each even-numbered year. If a “food facility” is not registered in that time period it will be deemed “canceled” by the FDA. To renew your food [...]
The Northern Grapes Project received an additional $2.6 million in funding from the USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative. The project focuses on growing cold-hardy wine grape varieties and determining the best way to grow them.
Wine editor, Jon Bonné of the San Francisco Chronicle, published his book The New California Wine. His book is gathering attention for highlighting the lack of consumer interest in natural wines, despite the craze for sustainable and whole foods. Bonné encourages consumers to not only consider the price-tag when purchasing a wine, but also the [...]