IS MASSACHUSETTS THE NEXT CALIFORNIA?
Probably not, but there are an awful lot of vineyards in the Bay State these days and the number keeps growing. High interest in locally-grown products and the relaxation of alcohol regulations are helping to grow the number of wineries – there are currently a record 36 wineries operating across the state; seven of which have opened since 2OO7. According to the State Department of Agriculture, wine production increased by 21% between 2OO7 and 2O1O. [...] Read More »
FOR THOSE ABOUT TO DRINK . . .THEY SALUTE YOU
Heavy metal rock band AC/DC has gotten into the wine business. The band may conjure up images of long haired rockers, Harley Davidsons and biker bars, but apparently, they enjoy a nice glass of wine as much as the next person. The group, which has sold more than 2OO million albums, has teamed up with Australian winery Warburn Estate to release a range of AC/DC wines – including wines named after its greatest hits such [...] Read More »
A MERGER IN GERMANY
Every time you blink it seems that another beer or drinks company has merged or been bought out by the competition. Wineries have, for the most part, remained independent but that too may be changing. Two well-known German wine cooperatives, Deutsches Weintor and Niederkirchener Weinmacher, are currently preparing to merge. The move is recognition by both co-ops that the global wine sector is evolving, competition is becoming more intense and expectations of quality are rising. [...] Read More »
WINE FOR A CAUSE
A new wine brand has been launched that combines the grape variety and website address in its name. Called Sauvignon.com, it includes a Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa and the concept is designed to highlight environmental issues using the digital medium. The brand was created by Thys Louw from the Diemersdal Wine Estate, who wanted to create a label to encourage his own generation to preserve the earth’s resources. He said, “We [...] Read More »