A ROSY FUTURE for ROSENBLUM CELLARS
Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines has entered into an agreement to acquire Rosenblum Cellars for $1O5 million. The proposed transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval in the US, is expected to complete in the first quarter of this calendar year. Rosenblum Cellars, founded in 1978 by Kent and Kathy Rosenblum and based in Alameda, CA, is one of the leading producers of Zinfandel and Rhone varietals. The acquisition of Rosenblum Cellars represents an important [...] Read More »
The Essential WINE Buying Guide
This is all a wine enthusiast will ever need – a comprehensive list of ratings for more than 4O,OOO wines from all over the world, including information, prices and full tasting notes. Authored by a panel of Wine Enthusiast’s in-house tasters, the 2OO8 edition makes it easy to identify a wine for every taste, budget, meal and geographic preference and offers authoritative [...] Read More »
WHERE ARE ALL the BOTTLES?
Will wines soon be coming IN PLASTIC BOTTLES and cardboard boxes? A glass shortage has been causing concern for the wine industry in Europe. The shortfall of bottles has left some winemakers struggling to meet orders and, although glass factories are working at full capacity, it’s not certain when the situation will be resolved. The problem is an amalgamation of several issues, according to Rebecca Cocking, recycling manager at British Glass. “In the past few [...] Read More »
Call it “bionic wine”. Wine made from genetically engineered grapes that are six times richer than normal in resveratrol could soon be available. Yuejin Wang and colleagues at the Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Yangling, Shaanxi province, China, made the supervine by equipping it with an extra gene from a wild Chinese vine. Vitus pseudoreticulata has an unusual variant of the stilbene synthase gene, which triggers resveratrol production. The team plans to make wine [...] Read More »
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